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Where to Play on the Weekdays: July 2-6

The Aids Quilt at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which will be back on the Mall July 4-8.


Monday – Evade the heat, humidity, and possible storms at a movie on the really big screen.  Smithsonian’s IMAX theaters in the Natural History and Air & Space Museums have regular showings of films that all ages can enjoy.  We recently saw Coral Reef Adventure loved it! Even if little ones can’t follow the whole narrative, the brilliant scenes of sea life and underwater adventure will keep them mesmerized throughout the 45-minute show.

Tuesday – Bounce, climb, swing, tumble, and slide at the PG Sports & Learning Complex Gymnastics Center. The hour-long open play session begins at 11:30am, and admission is $6/child. (Update: The Open Play schedule has changed for the summer – see this post for new times/dates. My sincere apologies for any inconvenience!)

Wednesday – Celebrate Independence Day!  This post has the scoop on family-friendly July 4th events around the area.

Thursday – Tee up at the National Building Museum, where a new mini-golf course inspired by architectural and landscape-oriented themes will be a cool way to have fun at the NBM July 4 – September 3.  Cost is $5/round per person, $3/round with purchase of exhibition admission ticket. Museum members play for $3. Those who want to see the course without playing can do so as long as they have exhibition admission tickets.

Friday – Visit the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall (from July 4-8). There are special exhibits, workshops, performances, demos, and more, including many hands-on activities especially children. For specifics, see the festival schedule.


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