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Carousel Family Day: Carousel Crafts

Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812 7300 MacArthur BLVD, Glen Echo, MD, United States

Join the Glen Echo Park Partnership for the first Carousel Family Day as part of the celebration of the carousel’s 100th anniversary. Pre-registered participants will be able to celebrate the Carousel's 100th birthday by creating their own carousel to take home, as well as decorating a birthday hat to wear and a birthday card for […]

Free

Celebremos Nuestras Historias!

Online

GLEN ECHO: Tune in this Sunday, May 23, for another episode of Celebremos Nuestras Historias! Host Andrea Sarralde and her special guests read their favorite children’s books with their families as Adventure continues to celebrate Mother’s Day. Andrea will read El Principito with her daughters, followed by the Parra Zeeb family reading El Renacuajo Paseador together, and Teresa Giral […]

Carousel Family Day: Chalk the Park

Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812 7300 MacArthur BLVD, Glen Echo, MD, United States

Our second Carousel Family Day will be held on the grounds of Glen Echo Park as we CHALK THE PARK! Participants will be given a designated 5' x 5' square, spread out on the grounds, to create their own chalk art. Chalk will be provided! Draw your family or friends, aspects of the Park you […]

Free

Carousel Family Day: Glen Echo Park Band Organ Rally

Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812 7300 MacArthur BLVD, Glen Echo, MD, United States

In partnership with the Carousel Organ Association of America, join us for a band organ rally on the grounds of Glen Echo Park. You may be familiar with the carousel's […]

Free

Growing Gardeners

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

By learning about seasonality, the labor of planting seeds, and how gardens were depicted in the Federal period, Girl Scouts and children from the general public will appreciate where their […]

$5 – $15

Tudor Tots: Back to School

Tudor Place

Our young learners program is back in person! Children 18 months to 4 years old and their caregivers are invited to join Tudor Place for story time, crafts and a sing-a-long. Participants will enjoy a group reading of a back-to-school-themed book, work on an apple craft and sing along to songs celebrating a new season. […]

$4 – $20

Tudor Tots: Celebrating Family

Tudor Place

Our young learners program is back in person! Children 18 months to 4 years old and their caregivers are invited to join Tudor Place for story time, crafts and a […]

$4 – $20

Homeschool History Days: School and Fun

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

Introduce students to our nation’s past! Through hands-on programming at Dumbarton House, homeschool students ages 5-12 are invited to “travel back in time” 220 years and explore the early history […]

$5 – $7

Día de los Muertos Virtual Family Celebration

Online

Celebrate Día de los Muertos online with Ballet Folklórico Mi Herencia Mexicana and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. There is fun for the whole family during this virtual performance. Watch […]

Free

Fall Frolic

Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812 7300 MacArthur BLVD, Glen Echo, MD, United States

Glen Echo Park's annual Fall Frolic family Halloween event is back in person in 2021! Join us for Halloween arts and crafts and a costume parade! Check back to our […]

Free

Pictures at an Exhibition

George Washingon Masonic Memorial 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA

In partnership with the Alexandria Film Festival the ASO presents Homegrown: American Stories in Music and Film on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Music from the Americana tradition […]

$20 – $65

Homeschool History Days: Winter Warmth

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

Introduce students to our nation’s past! Through hands-on programming at Dumbarton House, homeschool students ages 5-12 are invited to “travel back in time” 220 years and explore the early history […]

$5 – $7

Homeschool History Days: Love Letter

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

Introduce students to our nation’s past! Through hands-on programming at Dumbarton House, homeschool students ages 5-12 are invited to “travel back in time” 220 years and explore the early history […]

$5 – $7

BRANDENBURG, VIVALDI & TANGO

St. Paul's Episcopal Church 228 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA

BRANDENBURG, VIVALDI & TANGO James Ross, Music Director Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor Piazzolla: “Summer” and “Spring” from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Vivaldi: Concerto in B minor for Four Violins […]

$45

Homeschool History Days: Bygone Games

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

Introduce students to our nation’s past! Through hands-on programming at Dumbarton House, homeschool students ages 5-12 are invited to “travel back in time” 220 years and explore the early history […]

$5 – $7

The Boro Kite Fest

The Boro

WHAT: The Boro, Tysons’ premier destination for luxury urban living in the heart of Northern Virginia, is hosting its first-ever Kite Fest to welcome the new season and warmer days […]

Raven and the Evolution of Glass Artist Preston Singletary

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

Join us in person. Meet renowned Tlingit artist Preston Singletary, who will talk about his art and evolution as an artist, and his inspiration for the current exhibition “Raven and […]

Free

In-Person Pride Family Day

Smithsonian American Art Museum F Street and 8th Street NW, Washington DC, DC, United States

Celebrate Pride with your chosen family at SAAM! Join us outside the museum on the F Street plaza and proudly march to the beat of DC’s Different Drummers. Enjoy a […]

Free

The National Reconciliation Week: For Self and Family

Zoom 1 Westmoreland Circle Northwest, Bethesda, MD, United States

Please join Esther Productions, Inc, Spoken Word, Almaz Arts, and Leap, Learn, Live for Reconciliation Week 2022 from June 6, 2022 - June 10, 2022. Online event 12 – 1:30pm The five-day event includes motivational talks; customized and interactive workshops presented by some of the leading coaches, therapists, and artists; and unique, purpose-driven performances that […]

Pride Family Day

Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812 7300 MacArthur BLVD, Glen Echo, MD, United States

Glen Echo Park is proud to collaborate with the office of Montgomery County Council Vice President Evan Glass to provide the 2nd annual Pride Family Day! Between 11 am and 2 pm on Saturday, June 11, we invite families to enjoy: An interactive chalk maze designed by Chalk Riot Carousel-themed craft activity bag for all […]

Free

Stars, Snacks & Stripes

Tudor Place

Join us to celebrate the Fourth of July with this outdoor event. Bring your own picnic and collect an Independence Day-inspired mini-lesson and craft bundle to complete on your own. All ages welcome.

$10 – $15

Summer Saturdays: Bats

Tudor Place

This summer, families with children of all ages are invited to explore all that the garden at Tudor Place has to offer in a special weekly program. Each week will focus on a new feature of our garden with a mini-lesson and a craft to take home. Meet old friends and make new ones while […]

$3 – $10

Summer Saturdays: Bees

Tudor Place

This summer, families with children of all ages are invited to explore all that the garden at Tudor Place has to offer in a special weekly program. Each week will focus on a new feature of our garden with a mini-lesson and a craft to take home. Meet old friends and make new ones while […]

$3 – $10

Summer Saturdays: Flowers

Tudor Place

This summer, families with children of all ages are invited to explore all that the garden at Tudor Place has to offer in a special weekly program. Each week will focus on a new feature of our garden with a mini-lesson and a craft to take home. Meet old friends and make new ones while […]

$3 – $10

Summer Saturdays: Historic Games

Tudor Place

This summer, families with children of all ages are invited to explore all that the garden at Tudor Place has to offer in a special weekly program. Each week will […]

$3 – $10

Summer Saturdays: Architecture

Tudor Place

This summer, families with children of all ages are invited to explore all that the garden at Tudor Place has to offer in a special weekly program. Each week will […]

$3 – $10

Summer Saturdays: Seeds

Tudor Place

This summer, families with children of all ages are invited to explore all that the garden at Tudor Place has to offer in a special weekly program. Each week will […]

$3 – $10

Summer Saturdays: Outdoor Art

Tudor Place

This summer, families with children of all ages are invited to explore all that the garden at Tudor Place has to offer in a special weekly program. Each week will […]

$3 – $10

Tudor Tots: Why do Leaves Change Colors?

Tudor Place

Join us for our first Tudor Tots program of the fall season. Young learners aged 18 months to 4 years and their caregivers learn about changing leaves and other clues […]

$5

MasterChef Junior Live!

Warner Theatre

Something tasty is heading to your hometown! America’s favorite cooking show is now on tour with MasterChef Junior Live! This high-energy, interactive, stage production brings the culinary hit TV show, […]

$25 – $75

Fall Festival on Woodrow Wilson Plaza

Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., United States

Join us at Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center for free Halloween festivities! Bring your family, friends and co-workers out to celebrate the fall […]

Free

Native Veterans Celebration

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

This two-day dedication of the National Native American Veterans Memorial includes performances by musical artists, presentation of colors by the Native American Women Warriors, hands-on activities, films, and a veterans hospitality suite. The Memorial flame will be lit from 5-6 PM. Hands-on Activities 10 AM-4PM Films 11 AM, 1 PM AND 3 PM | Rasmuson […]

Free

Christmas at Gaylord National Resort featuring ICE!

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbod, MD, United States

ICE! returns this holiday season at Gaylord National Resort. Explore scenes from a beloved classic Christmas film in the massive display carved from over 2 million pounds of ice by a team of 35 world-class ice artisans. Enjoy over a dozen holiday attractions designed for all ages including the NEW Cirque: Spirit of Christmas stage […]

Winter Blast: A Weekend of Indigenous Games

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

Games can be fun as well as teach important life skills. Visit the National Museum of the American Indian and join Jeremy Red Eagle (Sisseton Wahpeton) from the International Traditional Games Society, Julia Garcia (Aymara), and members of the Native Hawaiian school Hālau O‘Aulani, sharing Indigenous games from the Great Plains, Bolivia, and Hawai’i.

Free

In-Person Lunar New Year Family Celebration

Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum G Street NW &, 8th St. NW, Washington DC, DC, United States

Ring in the Lunar New Year at SAAM! Join us for our annual celebration featuring Chinese and Korean traditions, including performances, crafts, food, and more. Learn about the importance of the Lunar New Year across cultures and explore SAAM’s collections with an art scavenger hunt. Check out our Family Zone for more crafts and activities […]

Free

Winter Blast: A Weekend of Indigenous Games

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

Games can be fun as well as teach important life skills. Visit the National Museum of the American Indian and join Jeremy Red Eagle (Sisseton Wahpeton) from the International Traditional Games Society, Julia Garcia (Aymara), and members of the Native Hawaiian school Hālau O‘Aulani, sharing Indigenous games from the Great Plains, Bolivia, and Hawai’i.

Free

Native Cinema Showcase Screening: Encanto

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in a magical house in a vibrant town in the mountains of Colombia. The magic of this wondrous, charmed Encanto has blessed each child in the family with a unique gift, from super strength to the power to heal—every child that is […]

Free

Cherokee Days Festival

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

Visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and enjoy the three-day festival featuring storytelling, traditional flute music, traditional games, demonstrations, music, dance performances, and hands-on activities in the […]

Free

Eggstravaganza!

Tudor Place

Join us for Eggstravaganza!, a favorite spring tradition. Children of all ages can take part in a lively Easter egg hunt and egg roll on the South Lawn. Afterwards, make […]

$8 – $18

Eggstravaganza!

Tudor Place

Join us for Eggstravaganza!, a favorite spring tradition. Children of all ages can take part in a lively Easter egg hunt and egg roll on the South Lawn. Afterwards, make […]

$8 – $18

Eggstravaganza!

Tudor Place

Join us for Eggstravaganza!, a favorite spring tradition. Children of all ages can take part in a lively Easter egg hunt and egg roll on the South Lawn. Afterwards, make […]

$8 – $18

Eggstravaganza!

Tudor Place

Join us for Eggstravaganza!, a favorite spring tradition. Children of all ages can take part in a lively Easter egg hunt and egg roll on the South Lawn. Afterwards, make […]

$8 – $18

National Presbyterian Church Easter Egg Hunt

National Presbyterian Church 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW, Washington, DC, United States

Kids pre-K through 5th grade are invited for a fun Easter egg hunt! Join us on Easter Sunday, April 9, after the 10:00 am Easter worship service. For more information […]

Free

Living Earth Festival 2023: Native Nations Confronting Climate Change

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

From water scarcity to floods and erosion, Native nations are addressing climate change across Indian Country. During the Living Earth Festival, join the museum for a weekend of conversations, demonstrations, and artmaking to learn how Indigenous communities are stepping forward with aggressive plans to protect their ways of life. Throughout the weekend, visitors can hear […]

Free

ALX Dog Walk

The DMV's biggest dog walk fundraiser happening Saturday, April 29, 2023, 8 am - 11 am in Old Town Alexandria! Join NBC Washington's, Chuck Bell, and TV celebrity, Monte Durham, and hundreds of dogs and walkers for a 2-mile walk that begins in Oronoco Bay Park, takes walkers down historic Union Street, and brings them […]

$2 – $35

Baseball Family Festival

National Postal Museum 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC, United States

Baseball Family Festival at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum. Fun activities for the whole family. Festival activities include: crafts, music, baseball bingo, “Play Ball” (plastic bats and balls), stamp puzzles, sewing fun, make your own baseball stamp, tattoos & trivia, a book corner and more! And visit the “Baseball: America’s Home Run” exhibition to see […]

Free

Zuni Olla Maidens Performance

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

An all-women’s group, the Zuni Olla Maidens from New Mexico are known for the Pottery Dance, in which they move in carefully choreographed steps with painted jars balanced on their […]

Free

Native American Veterans Film Screening: Corridor Four

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

Corridor Four challenges the image of the American hero in a heartfelt portrait of 9/11 first responder Isaac Ho‘opi‘i (Native Hawaiian) as he works to put the traumatic experience behind him through the support of his family and love of music. A discussion with Ho‘opi‘i follows the film. The program will close with a performance […]

Free

In-Person Pride Family Day

Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum G Street NW &, 8th St. NW, Washington DC, DC, United States

Celebrate with your chosen family at SAAM’s Pride Family Day in the Kogod Courtyard and march to the beat of DC’s Different Drummers. Then dance to the sounds of Afro-Brazilian group Batala and enjoy the acapella music of Snowday. Embrace your creativity with hands-on crafts, strike a pose in our photobooth station, and show your […]

Free

O Say Can You Play

Tudor Place

Happy Birthday America! Celebrate Independence Day with this family-friendly outdoor program. Play traditional outdoor games and make a historic toy to bring home before sneaking a peek at rarely displayed objects from the Tudor Place Collection. Make a day of it and bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden after the program.

$5 – $15

Salon Nights: I Dissent Collar Making

Capital Jewish Museum 575 3rd Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Multi-disciplinary artist Roxana Alger Geffen leads a creative evening of craftivism, conversation, and civic engagement.

$25 – $30

Story Time at CJM

Capital Jewish Museum 575 3rd Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

Playing is learning! Join us the second Thursday of each month for Story Time at CJM, presented in partnership with PJ Library. Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and exploratory play as a means of reinforcing early literacy skills

Free

Summer Saturdays: On Our Way

Tudor Place

Learn about travel around the world, before going on your own journey of discovery through the garden. Participants will create their own passport and fill it with stamps. Summer Saturdays is best enjoyed by young learners ages four to eight and their adults.

$5 – $10

Summer Saturdays: What’s Buzzing?

Tudor Place

The bees at Tudor Place are an important part of keeping the garden healthy. Learn about how bees communicate by dancing, follow their directions to find a prize, and then come up with your own secret language. Summer Saturdays is best enjoyed by young learners ages four to eight and their adults.

$5 – $10

Summer Saturdays: Outdoor Artists

Tudor Place

Tudor Place is full of art – both inside the Historic House and outside in the garden. Discover the history behind the statues in the garden. Then create your own art to decorate your home. Summer Saturdays is best enjoyed by young learners ages four to eight and their adults.

$5 – $10

Summer Saturdays: Nature Detectives

Tudor Place

Intrepid explorers will create their own Nature Detective field journal and venture into the Tudor Place garden with a magnifying glass to uncover it’s secrets. Summer Saturdays is best enjoyed by young learners ages four to eight and their adults.

$5 – $10

Summer Saturdays: Digging Deep

Tudor Place

How do we learn about the past? One way is by digging it up. Learn about what archaeological digs have uncovered about Tudor Place before participating in one. You might discover some treasure to take home. Summer Saturdays is best enjoyed by young learners ages four to eight and their adults.

$5 – $10

Summer Saturdays: Let’s Play!

Tudor Place

Learn about the historic games played by kids in the past before creating your own toy to bring home. Summer Saturdays is best enjoyed by young learners ages four to eight and their adults.

$5 – $10

Tudor Tots: What Can We Learn?

Tudor Place

Discover all the fun things you can learn at school. Young learners ages 18 months to four years old will explore the idea of going to school through group storytime, songs and crafts. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration for both child and accompanying adult is required.

$6.50

Tudor Tots: What’s That Sound?

Tudor Place

Young learners aged 18 months to four years old are invited to join us in discovering the many different ways we can make music together. Learn about famous musicians, create your own instruments and have an outdoor concert. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration for both child and accompanying adult is required.

$6.50

Tudor Tots: What’s Growing Now?

Tudor Place

Young learners ages 18 months to 4 years old will discover what kinds of fruits and vegetables we eat in the fall and how they grow. Enjoy songs, crafts and a group storytime about apples, pumpkins and other fall veggies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration for both child and accompanying adult […]

$6.50

Fire Prevention Month Demonstration: Lowe’s – 2438 Market Street NE

2438 Market Street NE 2438 Market Street NE, Washington, DC, United States

In honor of Fire Prevention Month, First Alert is partnering with Lowe’s on an educational demonstration for the community to learn about the importance of fire safety before a disaster […]

Free

Tudor Tots: What Happens in the Fall?

Tudor Place

As the days get crisper, fall colors start to appear in the garden. Young learners aged 18 months to 4 years old will discover how and why leaves change colors through a craft, storytime and songs. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration for both child and accompanying adult is required.

$6.50

Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

Saturday and Sunday, October 28–29, 10 AM – 5 PM Free | National Mall Bring the whole family to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian to participate in […]

Free

Día de los Muertos Family Day

Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum G Street NW &, 8th St. NW, Washington DC, DC, United States

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with the Smithsonian American Art Museum! Bring the whole family to see exciting live performances, including traditional Mexican folk dance by Ballet Folklorico Mi Herencia […]

Free

Tudor Tots: Who Says Boo?

Tudor Place

Learn about the spooky creatures who go bump in the night and how Halloween has been celebrated across time and cultures. Young learners aged 18 months to 4 years and their caregivers will enjoy a Halloween story, create a creepy craft and sing along to Halloween songs. All children must be accompanied by an adult. […]

$6.50

ICE! Returns This Season at Gaylord National

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbod, MD, United States

Christmas at Gaylord National is back Nov. 19 through Dec. 31, 2023! ICE! return with the holiday classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"! Walk through scenes from this classic tale and […]

Christmas Revels: The Magical Medieval Tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Lisner Auditorium 730 21st Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

Get ready for a night of enchantment and adventure at Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC! The holidays in the DMV aren't complete without Christmas Revels, one of DC's most beloved holiday traditions. Featuring a diverse and multigenerational cast, from ages 8-92, join the legendary ladies and gallant knights of King Arthur's court to welcome a […]

$17 – $70

Luangisa African Arts Show & Tour

The Mansion on O St.

Top 5 historic venues to explore - in the world! -Smithsonian.com December 16 & 17 LUANGISA African Gallery was founded in 1996 by the Luangisa family from Bukoba, Tanzania. They […]

$33

Blossom to Beverage: The Story of Chocolate

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

Saturday and Sunday, February 17–18, 10:30 AM–5 PM National Mall The story of chocolate begins with a small cacao tree rooted deep in the history of Mesoamerican culture. Learn the […]