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Where to Play on the Weekdays: April 4-8

History and hiking at Roosevelt Island

History and hiking at Roosevelt Island


Monday – Go for Story Time at the National Postal Museum. The monthly program includes a book reading, plus other activities for little ones in the museum’s education space. Stay after to explore the rest of the museum, full of interactive exhibits that all ages can enjoy. Story Time is at 10:30am and repeated at 11am. Admission is free. Read more about the museum in this KFDC post.

Tuesday – Take a spring hike and get a dose of history all at once at Roosevelt Island. The trails are easy for little legs to tramp, and you can explore the Memorial Plaza to learn about the legacy of President Theodore Roosevelt. The entrance to the park is located right off the GW Parkway, just past the Roosevelt Bridge, and accessible only from the northbound lanes. Hours are 6am – 10pm. Admission is free.

Wednesday – Enjoy a musical morning with Boogie Babes as they bring kiddie entertainment to The Angelika Pop-Up at 10:30am. Admission is $5/child, and siblings 6 months and under are free. And did you know the program in now run by the DC Diaper Bank? Proceeds from the shows support the organization’s mission to help families in need. (FYI: You can also catch Boogie Babes shows at Eastern on Thursdays and The Atlas Performing Arts Center on Fridays.)

Thursday – Bring the kiddos to play at Busy Bees in Falls Church. This recommendation from a KFDC reader is filled with play structures for little ones and offers coffee, tea, and Wi-Fi for accompanying adults. Open Play is 9am – 5pm on weekdays. Admission is $15/child, $12/sibling.

Friday – Discover the history of flight at the College Park Aviation Museum. It’s a perfect place for young visitors with eye-popping displays and hands-on fun. They can view early airplanes up close, dress up like aviators, create flight-inspired art, and more. Keep an eye on the runway right outside the floor-to-ceiling windows — you might see planes take off and land at the College Park Airport, the oldest continuously operating airport in the world! Open daily 10am – 5pm. Admission is $4/adults, $2/children, free for ages 2 and under.



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Where to Play on the Weekdays: March 28 – April 1

Tour the Drum Point Lighthouse on a visit to the Calvert Marine Museum

Tour the Drum Point Lighthouse on a visit to the Calvert Marine Museum



Monday – Show them the money at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. It’s a perfect outing for kids on break from school, since tours are only offered on weekdays. Tours run every 15 minutes 9am – 6pm. Admission is free, but tickets are required, and you can pick them up at the booth on Raoul Wallenburg Place starting at 8am. This post from one of our outings there has more details about the experience.

Tuesday – Take advantage of Beauvoir’s Spring Break and head to the fantastic playground, open to the public when school is not in session. Open all day. Admission is free.

Wednesday – Venture out to the Calvert Marine Museum, where you can explore how the prehistoric past, natural environment, and maritime heritage come together to tell a unique story of the Chesapeake Bay. Fascinating exhibits, including display cases full of fossils and artifacts, live fish and other creatures, and a lighthouse tour are engaging for all ages. Even better, there are things to see both indoors and out, so you can enjoy the weather and scenic views, too. Hours are 10am – 5pm. Admission is $9/adult, $4/ages 5-12, free for 4 and under.

Thursday – Go to the National Portrait Gallery where they’re hosting a special Spring Break Sketch everyday this week 1-4pm. Get there earlier or stay after to tour the museum and spend time in the lovely Kogod Courtyard. Read more about the NPG in this post. Admission is free. Museum hours are 11:30am – 7pm.

Friday – Enjoy a little time trip back to the 18th century at Claude Moore Colonial Farm. The living history farm opens for the season April 1, and visitors are invited to explore the grounds. There is a tobacco barn, farm house, garden, orchard, and animals. Guests can also interact with a family portraying life as it was back then. Read more about it in this post (ignore the “autumn” part; it’s a fantastic outing in the spring, too). Hours are Wednesday thru Saturday 10am – 4:30pm. Admission is $3/adults, $2/children ages 3 and up, free for 2 and under. If weather isn’t conducive to outdoor fun, reach new heights of fun at ClimbZone in Laurel, MD. Kids and adults will have a blast scaling the many colorful, whimsically-themed walls at the new indoor climbing center. Hours are 10am – 9pm (10am – 8pm other weekdays). Admission is $25/ages 6 and up, $12/5 and under for a three-hour session.

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