This Sunday, June 25 from 10am – 12:30pm, the National Museum of Natural History is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service and USDA for a morning celebrating pollinators and learning about our connections to pollinators and plants with interactive activities and a concert with MISTER G! It’s all free and open to the public, and no registration is required.
Schedule of events: 10-10:55am: Hands-on activities and learning stations 11-11:50am: Concert with MISTER G 11:55am – 12:30pm: Hands-on activities and learning stations, plus a book signing with MISTER G* *Books will be available for purchase at the event.
The program will be held in Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center, on the Ground Floor of the National Museum of Natural History. Use the Constitution Avenue entrance, and Q?rius is located on the right as you enter the museum.
Want to begin your pollinator explorations ahead of the event? Check out the museum’s learning resource page about pollinators and plants!
I always consider it a win when I discover an activity for my kids that combines something they love with something I think would be great for them to experience. Sometimes you need that bit of bait to reel them in, so you can introduce them to something new and hook their interest. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, a unique video concert coming to Strathmore this winter, is one of those very activities.
The unique video concert combines the gaming phenomenon with the rich, dramatic sounds of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The audience views scenes from the actual video game as they enjoy the live music experience of the BSO playing along to the visuals.
If you have a Pokémon fan in your life, tickets to the show would make an excellent holiday gift! It would also make for a great family activity this winter.
Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is the must-see video game concert of the year. All-new orchestral arrangements and carefully timed visuals draw from recent and classic Pokémon video games. Gamers of all ages will enjoy the rare opportunity to hear live renditions of the tunes that have soundtracked their favorite Pokémon hunting expeditions and battles through every generation of the beloved Nintendo series—starting with “Red” and “Green” from the original GameBoy and building up to “X” and “Y” for the 3DS. Cartoon fans are also in for a treat, as the performance includes an orchestral arrangement of the Pokémon television show theme song. Gotta hear ‘em all!
Giveaway: For a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions at Strathmore on February 4, 2017, at 7:30pm, simply leave a comment below telling me what activity you’re most looking forward to this winter. To be eligible you must subscribe to the KFDC blog (free sign-up is to the upper left!). Get an extra entry by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook page, too. The giveaway will run through Wednesday, December 21, then a winner will be drawn at random and announced shortly thereafter. Good luck!
This post is sponsored by Strathmore, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.