Where to Play on the Weekdays: March 18-22

Some of the shadows at the National Gallery are just as cool as the art

Some of the shadows at the National Gallery are just as cool as the art



Monday – Spend the gray day in a colorful place: The National Gallery of Art. The East Building, full of modern art with bold colors and cool designs, is often most appealing to kids. After viewing art, take a walk/ride on the moving sidewalk for a dazzling light show, to boot.

Tuesday – Let the kids bounce, climb, swing, tumble, and slide at the PG Sports & Learning Complex Gymnastics Center. The hour-long open play session begins at 11:30am, and admission is $6/child. (This also takes place on Wednesday at the same time.)

Wednesday – Get a head start on your cherry blossom viewing at the U.S. National Arboretum. Among the plant collections are several varieties of cherry trees, including one that blooms earlier than others. According to this article, it’s nearly peaking now! While you’re there, play in the Washington Youth Garden and explore other lovely areas of the grounds.

Thursday – Catch a performance of The Puppet Co.’s latest production, Jack and the Beanstalk. Showtimes are 10am and 11:30am. Tickets are $10.

Friday – Rock out at a Jammin’ Java TotRock show! the grandsons, jr. will play their “upbeat mix of rock, swing, New Orleans R&B, country, latin music” for two performances, at 10:30am and 1pm. Tickets are $5 and available for purchase online or at the door.

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