Where to Play on the Weekdays: February 19-22

The U.S. Botanic Garden, an inviting spot any time of year

The U.S. Botanic Garden, an inviting spot any time of year

Tuesday – Attend Mommy & Me (& Daddy Too!), the Rockville Town Square’s free monthly program for kids. Storytime, interactive movement, arts & crafts, and merchant sponsored activities are part of the active learning and creative play. The session will take place in the first floor conference room of the Rockville Memorial Library, and Curious George will be making a special appearance during storytime! The program runs 10am – 12pm on the third Tuesday of every month. Admission is free.

Wednesday – Visit the U.S. Botanic Garden and feel like you’re outdoors in the comfort of a beautiful, warm venue. Tour the plant collections and stop in the “Plants in Culture” exhibit, where little ones will have fun sniffing the aromas of various plants and learning about their everyday uses. If weather permits, take a stroll through the National Garden outside, too. Hours are 10am – 5pm. Admission is free.

Thursday – Head to the Kennedy Center for LEGOS and gaming (yes, that did say Kennedy Center)! LEGO sculptures and play stations as well as mobile games are part of the interactive space at Nordic Cool 2013, the month-long festival highlighting the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Greenland, and nearby islands. The LEGOS and games are among the 750 offerings — performances, exhibits, talks, and demos — that guests can enjoy through mid-March. Opens at 10am, admission is free. Parking costs extra — visit the website for options and fees.

Friday – Catch a free screening of One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure at the Einstein Planetarium in the National Air & Space Museum. Showtime is 10:30am every Friday (and Sunday, plus the first Saturday of every month). It only lasts about 20 minutes, so check out the exhibits and How Things Fly, a discovery room full of hands-on activities, while you’re there.

Hanna Andersson

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