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Where to Play on the Weekdays: February 13-17

Visit Oleander, a rare albino American alligator, at DC's National Aquarium through April 29th.


Monday – Start the week with story time at Kinder Haus Toys. The Clarendon shop host readings for children every Monday and Friday at 10:30am.  And if you’re looking to do some kids’ gift shopping, the store has quite a selection!

Tuesday – Wouldn’t you LOVE to get your heart pumping with some bouncy fun?  Head to Pump It Up in Lanham for Pop-In Playtime.  Children ages 2-6 can enjoy open jump time from 10-11:30am. Admission is $8/child, free for accompanying adults. Don’t forget socks!

Wednesday – It’s been awhile since The Puppet Co. has presented a mid-week Tiny Tots, but the series for young audiences is back with “World on a String“.  Showtime is 10am, and tickets are $5.

Thursday – Discover the underwater world at the DC’s National Aquarium. Located in the lower level of the Dept. of Commerce building, it’s a perfect place for little ones to see colorful fish, sharks, turtles, even a very rare albino alligator up close. Admission is $9.95/ages 11 and up, $4.95/ages 3-11, free for 2 and under.  Open 9am – 5pm.

Friday – Play Safari Bingo with Carol Collins at Cabin John Shopping Center & Mall.  Part of the Cabin John Kids series that takes place the first and third Fridays of every month, the session welcomes children to enjoy free entertainment, crafts, and more.  Activities start at 10:30am in the atrium.


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Shows on a String

The fairy tale genre’s most famous puppet is the star of The Puppet Co’s latest production. “Pinocchio” is taking the main stage at the Glen Echo theatre now through November 19. Here’s the description of the show from TPC website:

“Hailed by critics as, “A Masterpiece,” this production was created by the father of TPC Co-Founder, Christopher Piper, and is completely refurbished and adapted for the Puppet Co. stage. Life-size marionettes and live actors tell Carlo Collodi’s story of what it means to be “real.” Share the trials and tribulations of the little live puppet as he finds, in one adventure after another, that the “easy way” isn’t always the right way.”

Shows will take place every Thursday and Friday at 10am and 11:30am, and on Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am and 1pm. Main stage shows are recommended for children 3.5 and older. Purchase tickets in advance online to guarantee your seats or get them at the box office. All tickets are $10.

A new Tiny Tots production will also be at The Puppet Co. this weekend. “World on a String” will be performed on Saturday at 10am.

About the show: “Experience a whirlwind tour around the world! See French poodles perform the Cancan; laugh as a Russian Dog Act careens out of control; and Bongo from the Congo amazes everyone with his skill on a big flying vine!”

Tiny Tots shows are recommended for children ages 0-4. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

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