Where to Play on the Weekdays: April 4-8

History and hiking at Roosevelt Island

History and hiking at Roosevelt Island


Monday – Go for Story Time at the National Postal Museum. The monthly program includes a book reading, plus other activities for little ones in the museum’s education space. Stay after to explore the rest of the museum, full of interactive exhibits that all ages can enjoy. Story Time is at 10:30am and repeated at 11am. Admission is free. Read more about the museum in this KFDC post.

Tuesday – Take a spring hike and get a dose of history all at once at Roosevelt Island. The trails are easy for little legs to tramp, and you can explore the Memorial Plaza to learn about the legacy of President Theodore Roosevelt. The entrance to the park is located right off the GW Parkway, just past the Roosevelt Bridge, and accessible only from the northbound lanes. Hours are 6am – 10pm. Admission is free.

Wednesday – Enjoy a musical morning with Boogie Babes as they bring kiddie entertainment to The Angelika Pop-Up at 10:30am. Admission is $5/child, and siblings 6 months and under are free. And did you know the program in now run by the DC Diaper Bank? Proceeds from the shows support the organization’s mission to help families in need. (FYI: You can also catch Boogie Babes shows at Eastern on Thursdays and The Atlas Performing Arts Center on Fridays.)

Thursday – Bring the kiddos to play at Busy Bees in Falls Church. This recommendation from a KFDC reader is filled with play structures for little ones and offers coffee, tea, and Wi-Fi for accompanying adults. Open Play is 9am – 5pm on weekdays. Admission is $15/child, $12/sibling.

Friday – Discover the history of flight at the College Park Aviation Museum. It’s a perfect place for young visitors with eye-popping displays and hands-on fun. They can view early airplanes up close, dress up like aviators, create flight-inspired art, and more. Keep an eye on the runway right outside the floor-to-ceiling windows — you might see planes take off and land at the College Park Airport, the oldest continuously operating airport in the world! Open daily 10am – 5pm. Admission is $4/adults, $2/children, free for ages 2 and under.



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