Five Things: March 5, 2024

Bring the fam to the Library of Congress!


1. The Library of Congress is hosting a new monthly series of Family Days through the spring and summer!  Visitors of all ages can enjoy all kinds of creative activities focused around the Library’s collections. The first one is this Saturday, March 9, and celebrates Women’s History Month.  You can contribute to a communal mural of female trailblazers, transcribe Clara Barton’s personal papers and correspondence, reimagine the Jefferson Building to showcase the diversity of women’s achievements, and join a conversation (and book signing) with Chelsea Clinton, author of the “She Persisted” picture book series.

Future Family Days will be focused around National Library Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  But keep the Library of Congress in mind for a visit anytime — the iconic DC site is a  beautiful and fascinating place to explore.  Read more about it in this KFDC post.


2. Starting tomorrow, March 6, Storytime at the Hirshhorn will extend to two hours every Wednesday, from 10 am – 12pm.  Recommended for children from birth to age 8, the sessions are designed around a fun and fresh theme each week and include read-alouds, music, tales, and lots of movement. Admission is always free! Also, the Hirshhorn’s Art Cart, which offers a weekly hands-on maker activity for young artists, returns on Saturdays starting March 23 — find it in the galleries  from 10am – 1pm.  See the post about regularly occurring programs at DC area museums for even more enriching activities.


3. Watson Adventures has some  scavenger Hunts coming up this month: Murder at the Museum of American History Scavenger Hunt takes place this Saturday, March 9, at 2pm, and is probably best for teens and older.  And the wonderful Wizard School Scavenger Hunt is on Saturday, March 23, at 2pm.  Read about one of our experiences with the Harry Potter inspired hunt  — it’s very well executed and so much fun for families!


4. Baseball season begins in a few weeks, and the Nats just launched District Tickets, a program offering DC residents tickets starting at just $5!  District Tickets are available for all home games on a first come, first served basis and must be purchased at the Nationals Park box office.  More details are available here.


5. Easter is still a few weeks away, but now is a good time to prep for it by getting fun supplies and treats for the kids, like these adorbale baskets, really pretty eggs for a hunt, a super cute dying kit, this fun game, and of course Easter sweets.

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