Monday – Jump in to summer fun at a public pool, which are now open daily! Even better, they’re free (or a small fee if you’re not a resident of the District or county where it’s located). Check out the Summer in DC guide for links to public pools in the area and be sure to note open times, as they may vary from pool to pool.
Tuesday – Visit the brand new Children’s Science Center Lab at Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax. Kids can explore a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts through fun, engaging hands-on exhibits, activities, and programs. Special extended hours are 10am – 8pm. Admission is $12 (under 2 are free).
Wednesday – Take a hike at Turkey Run Park. Located right off the GW Parkway near 495, it contains nearly 700 acres of woods, easy trails that ramble along the Potomac, streams that flow down from the woods to the river, great views from the shoreline, and lots of tall leafy trees for shade on a summer day. Hours are 6am -10pm. Admission is free.
Thursday – Enjoy a symphony for kids amid the lofty trees at Wolf Trap, as the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods series features an NSO Teddy Bear Concert. Showtime is 10:30am. Tickets are $8. This post has a review of a past KFDC experience there.
Friday – Spend the day at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival where Peru is in the spotlight. The annual celebration of living cultural heritage is full of hands-on activities, performances, demos, and much more from June 24-28 and July 1-5, 11am – 5:30pm each day. Find it all on the National Mall from 3rd-4th Streets. Admission is free.