President’s Day Camps taking place on February 17, 2020:
Anna Banana Art: Half-day
Badlands: Special holiday event only
Brit-Am Soccer at Next Level
Glen Echo Park Aquarium Mini-Camp: Mystery of the Dead Whale (Ages 4-8)
KID Museum: Open 10am-5pm
Koa: Multi-sport camp
My Gym Bethesda: 2.6-10 years old; 1:00pm-4:00pm
My Gym Potomac: 2.6-10 years old; 1:00pm-4:00pm
PPA at Washington Episcopal School
DCPS mid-winter break camps taking place all week long
9:00am-5:00pm: Washington’s Birthday Celebration at Mt. Vernon
Celebrate the first President on the most exciting day of the year for FREE or pay admission any other day, children under 5 are free! Story time, character performances, card making, birthday cake and more. See link above for a complete list of the day’s events!
9:30am: Harambe at BloomBars
Ten years and more than 1,600 shows later, Harambee at BloomBars has become a Washington DC institution and a cultural/moral compass for thousands of parents and youth. In Swahili, Harambe means “All pull together.” At BloomBars, Harambe is the practice of hope, possibility and compassion – basically, all the things that happen when we all come together. Think of it as your little one’s first opportunity to express his or her voice (into a microphone), dance, play a drum or percussion instrument, shout, or sing-along to songs that build character, confidence and community. With more than 10 years of experience in youth development, education and conflict resolution, program instructor Baba Ras D’s “Harambee” is a morning jolt of inspiration for parents, caregivers and children. Recommended for ages 0 to 7 years Parental consent required. $7 per child $5 per adult suggested donation (sliding scale..invest more if you can!)
9:30am-11:00am: Rise + Rhyme at Busboys & Poets
A Busboys and Poets in-house series! Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under, stay-at-home parents, and early rising families of all kinds.
10:00am-3:00pm: Library of Congress Semi-Annual Open House
Twice each year, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round. The Main Reading Room will be open to the public on the federal Presidents’ Day holiday. Various activities taking place throughout the day.
10:00am-5:30pm: American History Museum
Check out the American Presidency exhibit, The First Ladies contributions, George Washington sculpture, Star Spangled flag and anthem that plays on the second floor and more. Be sure to visit the kids Spark!Lab where they will become inventors.
10:00am-4:00pm: The Lane
Check out DC’s newest indoor space, purchase tickets online.
10:00am-4:00pm: Visit the US President’s Gallery at Madame Tussauds
We had a blast when we made a trip to the iconic wax museum. Read all about it.
10:30pm and 2:30pm: Disney on Ice Worlds presents Celebrate Memories
Your favorite Disney stories come to life at Disney On Ice presents Celebrate Memories! Sail along with Moana on her high-seas adventure and dance with Woody, Buzz and all the Toy Story friends. Feel inspired when love wins in Frozen and dreams come true for the Disney Princesses. Share the excitement and make new memories the whole family will treasure forever! Create memories with your family today -Tickets Start at $15
1:00pm-3:00pm: George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria
It winds through a one-mile route along the historic streets of Old Town on President’s Day. It is the oldest and largest, thanks to thousands of participants.