Where to Play on the Weekdays: August 4-8

Greeting the trees (per scavenger hunt instructions) at Green Spring Gardens

Greeting the trees (per scavenger hunt instructions) at Green Spring Gardens



Monday – Pick some produce at a local farm. Peaches, blueberries, and blackberries are among the fruits that are available now, and just about all the farms in this post about strawberry picking have something ripe and ready for harvest. However, it’s always a good idea to check websites or call ahead to confirm availability the day you plan to go. Sunscreen and hat also recommended.

Tuesday – Enjoy Showtime Tuesday, THEARC theatre’s free weekly movie series. Oz The Great & Powerful is this week’s screening. Doors open at 9:30am. Pre-show activity happens at 10:15am, and the film begins promptly at 10:30am.

Wednesday – Go ape at the National Zoo! Gorillas, Orangutans and Gibbons will be the focus of this “Featured Creature” day. Enjoy keeper talks, animal demos, and fun activities for the whole family. Learn about ape family dynamics, Zoo animal care, and the fascinating cognitive studies being undertaken by National Zoo. The program takes place 10am – 2pm. Admission is free.

Thursday – Visit Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria to tour the delightful grounds. Be sure to stop in the Horticultural Center and pick up instructions for a kids’ scavenger hunt to add some extra fun to the outing. Hours are 9am – 4:30pm. Admission is free.

Friday – Catch a performance of Little Red Riding Hood & the 3 little Pigs at The Puppet Co. Showtimes are 10am and 11:30am (Thursday, too!). Tickets are $10.


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