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Where to Play on the Weekdays: May 6-10

'Tis the season at Schlagel Farms

‘Tis the season at Schlagel Farms

Monday – Go strawberry picking! Schlagel Farms in Waldorf, Md, always begins their pick-your-own season ahead of other area farms, and their berries are ripe and ready now. Fields are open daily 8am – 7pm. If weather doesn’t cooperate, check out the list of indoor possibilities.

Tuesday – Combine story and play time at the National Building Museum’s Building Zone. The Book of the Month program is back with readings of “Riki’s Birdhouse” followed by a related art activity at 10:30am & 11:30am. Admission is $3 (free for members), and entry is timed, with guests admitted every hour. After, visit the PLAY WORK BUILD exhibit for even more fun at the NBM ($5 admission, free for members).

Wednesday – Celebrate the International Year of Quinoa, as the American Indian Museum hosts the Bolivian Festival. The five-day event will feature dance groups, storytelling, folk music, art demos, food, and fun for all ages. It’s running through May 12, and museum hours are 10am – 5pm. Admission is free.

Thursday – See wacky marionettes perform feats of skill, daring, and silliness in Clowning Around, a circus performance by Bob Brown Puppets. Publick Playhouse in Cheverly, Md, presents the one-hour show at 9:30am and 11:30am. Tickets are $3/children $4/ adults and can be purchased by calling 301.277.1710.

Friday – Explore and play at Potomac Overlook Park in Arlington. Hike the short trails and let the kids romp on the playground, then visit the nature center where you can see turtles, snakes, and other creatures in terrariums and discover more about the natural world in the Kids Cave. Hours are 10am – 5pm. Admission is free.

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: March 5-9

Little aviator simulates take-off at the College Park Aviation Museum

Monday – Explore the history of flight at the College Park Aviation Museum. Guests can view early airplanes up close, dress up like aviators, create flight-inspired art, and more. Hours are 10am – 5pm, admission is $4/adults, $2/children, free for ages 2 and under.

Tuesday –  It’s the National Building Museum’s Book of the Month program. Enjoy a reading of Riki’s Birdhouse along with the NBM’s host of fun offerings for little ones.  Storytimes take place at 10:30am and 11:30am in the Building Zone, and are followed by a related hands-on activity.  Admission to the Building Zone is $3/person.

Wednesday – Chug on down to the B&O Railroad Museum for Toddler Time. On the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 10:30am, children ages 2-5 are invited to listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, and take a kiddie train ride through the fictional town of Choo Choo Blueville.  And there’s tons more to explore at the museum when the session is done. Admission is $16/adults, $10/ages 2-10.

Thursday – Say bonjour at Discovery Theater! Little ones and their adults can get an introduction to French through song and play with Quebec children’s author Annie Groovie. As this post goes live, tickets are available for the 11:30am session.

Friday –  See art that actually welcomes visitors to touch. The Art League’s new exhibit, Play, will include interactive artwork that can be handled, added to, moved around, and more. The exhibit will be on display at The Torpedo Factory (105 North Union Street in Old Town Alexandria) March 7 through April 2. Hours are Mon – Sat 10am-6pm (open ’til 9pm on Thurs), Sun 12-6pm. Admission is free.


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