The weekend we’ve been looking forward to for months: Daylight Savings! Also, known as a time parents dread because they have to get their child back on a sleep schedule, adapting to the time change. The weather should be warm and sunny on Saturday. A perfect time to take advantage of the free admission to Dumbarton Oaks 1703 32nd St NW, Washington, DC 20007. Between 2:00pm-5:00pm (Sunday as well) you can roam the gardens and run the long lawns.
9:30am-4:00pm- Explore, Invent and Experiment with STEMosphere at George Washington University
(Charles E. Smith Center at GWU 600 22nd St NW, Washington, DC. 20052)
STEMosphere is a FREE one-day event where students, parents, educators and lifelong learners of all ages can join us for a public exhibition of fun, interactive, STEM-inspired activities. Learn anatomy by layering clay on realistic models. Experiment with the world’s first interactive projector. Get your hands dirty with an environmental service-learning project.
10:00am-3:00pm- Family Day: The Great Escape at The Corcoran Gallery of Art
(500 17th St., NW, Washington, D.C.)
Escape to Paris, New York, and the Wild West without leaving DC! Families will experience these destinations through live performances, in-gallery activities, and hands on art workshops. Featuring special performances of My Grandfather’s Circuis by Zany Umbrella Circrus and a masquarde salon by Project Enlightenment, this celebration will higlight some of the D.C. area’s best art, dance, and music. This FREE, amazing adventure is inspired by the exhibition American Journeys: Visions of Place. All ages are welcome.
10:00am- Books Always Everywhere and Other Stories (Read by NPR Hosts) at NPR HQ
(1111 North Capitol St., NE, Washington, D.C)
NPR Presents “Books Always Everywhere and Other Stories Read by NPR Hosts”, is a special Book Club Event for Children of All Ages. NPR Hosts will read newly released and timeless literary classics accompanied by projected illustrations or live music. NPR Presents will spark and deepen your child’s love for books. Children of all ages will delight in this late-morning story-time of popular children’s titles, read by their parents’ favorite NPR journalists, including TED Radio Hour host Guy Raz and NPR Science correspondent Shankar Vedantam. NPR Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin guides kids and parents, alike, through the Books Always Everywhere “field day” of readings, projected illustrations and live music.
10:00am-4:00pm – Littles’ Day at Port Discovery Children’s Museum
(35 Market Pl. Baltimore, Md. 21202)
A special Littles’ Day dedicated to children 5 and under! $13.95 for everyone 2 and older.
- Moon Bounce: 10 am – 4:30 pm
- Circle Time: 11 am; 12 pm
- Bubbles The Clown: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Kindersinger- I Love You: 1 pm & 1:30 pm
- Exploration Station: 1 pm – 4:30 pm
- Art a la Cart: 1 pm – 3 pm
10:00am-3:00pm- Super Science Saturday at National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
(14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly , Va. 20151)
Through demonstrations and hands-on activities, visitors of all ages will become immersed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics topics related to aviation and space exploration. Admission is free, parking $15.
11:00am-5:00pm-Persian New Year Celebration at Freer and Sackler Galleries (The Smithsonian’s Museum of Asian Art)
(1050 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C.)
Dance, play, and feast your way into the Persian New Year at the Freer and Sackler Galleries. The museums’ sixth annual Nowruz celebration features free attractions for all ages—including Haft Sin table displays, “fire” jumping, chess and backgammon, cartoons from Iran, musical performances, stories by Xanthe Gresham, hands-on activities, and traditional Persian food. Cartoons from Iran: Drop into the Meyer Auditorium during our Nowruz celebration to see a selection of beautiful, charming, and amusing animated films from Iran. Using only images, sound, and music, these cartoons tell fantastic tales the whole family will enjoy. The program is approximately 60 minutes long and will run continuously.
1:00pm- GALA Hispanic Theatre & Wit’s End Puppets present Fábulas Mayas at Atlas Performing Arts (Part of Intersections Festival)
(1333 H St NE. Washington, DC. 20002)
A bilingual adaptation of traditional Mayan legends and fables featuring puppets, movement and song from an innovative puppet company and award-winning Hispanic theatre. 50 minutes show, $8.00. Best for ages 5+.
4:00pm- Lucky’s Tap Dancing Feet at Atlas Performing Arts (Part of Intersections Festival)
(1333 H St NE. Washington, DC. 20002)
Discover the story-telling fun of tap when multi-talented Quynn Johnson adapts her playful children’s book for the stage! Talented young tappers and actors present the whimsical tale of Lucky the horse who is sure she’ll never tap dance with four big feet. Come see how Lucky and her pal Chip the mouse follow their dreams. Before the Show: Bring your dancing feet (no taps required!) to learn simple tap from Quynn Johnson and her team and be a part of the show’s curtain call. 50 minutes show, $16.50/$11 student/senior. Best for ages 5+.
Sunday: Also, the day we’ve all been waiting for: Daylight Savings!!!!
12:00pm-5:00pm – Family Fun Day at Port Discovery Children’s Museum
(35 Market Pl. Baltimore, Md. 21202)
Fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy beginning at 1:00pm. $13.95 for everyone 2 and older. Many activities are planned; Adventure to the ImagiNation: 1 pm; 2:30 pm Combining magic, story-telling and interactive play, this 30 minute performance and activity is designed to provide children of all ages with a unique opportunity to express, explore and experience their own imagination in a way like never before. Mother Goose on the Loose: 1:30 pm An award-winning, early literacy program featuring singing, movement, and fingerplays. Jingle Jangle Music Time: 2:30 pm, 3:15 pm & 4 pm A lively interactive music experience that teaches infants and young toddlers basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers! Once Upon a Doorstep: 3:30 pm Family program that combines the magic of storybooks with music!
12:00pm-4:00pm- Pirate Weekend at National Children’s Museum (Also Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm)
(151 St. George Boulevard, National Harbor Fort Washington, Maryland 20745)
Well shiver me timbers, it’s pirate weekend at NCM. Wear your best pirate costume, talk like a pirate and make your own pirate accessories during your visit.
2:00pm-4:00pm- Wacky and Whimsical Tea at The Ritz-Carlton
(1150 22nd St, NW Washington, DC 20037)
The “Wacky & Whimsical Tea to Benefit THEARC” is a fun-filled Sunday afternoon that will include high tea, a silent auction and creative games for kids of all ages and their families, including a treasure trove, special entertainment and other surprises. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC).
Special Weekend Performance:
National Symphony Orchestra presents Teddy Bear Concert: Imagination Duo at The Kennedy Center
Showtimes: Saturday 11:00am and 1:30pm, Sunday 1:30pm and 4:00pm. Purchase tickets here.
Ever hear a violin gallop? Wonder why a lullaby sighs? Curious how a bumblebee takes flight on wings of song? Then join husband-and-wife violin duo–Glenn Donnellan of the NSO and Jan Chong–as they use stories, sound effects, children’s songs, and gems from the classical repertoire to make your imagination come alive! For ages 3 to 5. Kids can bring their favorite stuffed animal to these interactive programs and have their teddy bear friend join in all the fun! Lasting approximately 45 minutes, they’re perfect for even the youngest music lovers in your family.
Come early for “Musical Playtime.“ Starting 45 minutes before each Teddy Bear Concert, enjoy music and movement activities especially designed for small children.
Ongoing Events which include theatre shows can be found here. This is the final weekend to see Miss Nelson is Missing at Adventure Theatre.