Monday – Get into the spirit of Halloween at the graveyard! Congressional Cemetery in DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is great to explore — full of history, beautiful grounds, and even some treasure hunting adventures. It’s open from dawn to dusk, and admission is free.
Tuesday – Plan an outing to the National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum. Bring kiddos to Story Time in the Explore! activity space and stay to play among the interactive stations. Tour the collections, too, and hang out in the beautiful Kogod Courtyard, one of DC’s most stunning spaces where you can hang out with kids. Museum hours are 11:30am – 7pm. Admission is free. Read more about the Penn Quarter galleries in this KFDC post and this one.
In the evening, watch the Nats in the World Series (and check back for updates about new watch parties)!
Wednesday – Take little ones to nook, a play and learning space for young, modern families, that offers art, building, climbing, imaginary, and sensory play for children 0-5 years old. Reserve two hours of Open Play time at either the Ballston or Mosaic location. Admission is $20.
In the evening, MAYBE watch the Nats in the World Series if it goes to Game 7 (and check back for updates about new watch parties)!
Thursday – Celebrate Halloween and autumn at the Downtown DC Fall Festival! From 10am – 2pm, all ages are welcome to the Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center for some FREE fun, including a hay bale maze, face painting, pumpkin decorating, candy giveaways, costumed characters, DC Public Library Book Bike, music, food vendors, and much more! Register in advance.
Find even more ways to celebrate Halloween on the actual day and before and beyond!
Friday – Explore a true local hidden gem: The National Museum of the U.S. Navy. Located on base in the Navy Yard, it’s a trove of fascinating exhibits. See an amazing collection of model ships, peer into a real periscope, sit in the gun seats of old fighter planes, view naval artifacts hundreds of years old, and much more. Hours are 9am – 5pm. Admission is free. *Be sure to note requirements for access to the base and museum.