Everyday Play

While KidFriendly DC covers a lot of timely events and activities, there are plenty of posts about mainstay attractions lurking among the scheduled stuff (not to mention, much of the timely content also includes background on the mainstays).  Informative content can’t go to waste, hence I’ve rescued those posts from the archives and compiled them here. So, if you’re looking for things to do any day, most times of the year (some activities are seasonal), this list of KFDC links is a good place to start.

Throughout the Area:

The Great Indoors

The Best Places in the DC Area to Enjoy a Beautiful Day Outdoors with the Kids

(Geo)Caching in Around DC

Walks in the Woods

Indoor Playgrounds

The Local Library – Check it Out

Seasonal Fun

Washington, DC:

Free for All at the Corcoran Gallery

(Geo)Caching in Around DC

Paddling the Anacostia from Ballpark Boathouse

Everything’s Coming Up Roses (& Peonies & Irises) at the USBG National Garden & Bartholdi Park

Hang Out at Hains Point

Get Q?rius at the Natural History Museum

The National Postal Museum Always Delivers a Great Outing

The U.S. Botanic Garden: A Place for All Seasons

Free to Roam at Dumbarton Oaks Gardens During Fall and Winter

New Ventures in Art at Little Loft

Family Treasure Hunt Cruise on the Boomerang Pirate Ship

Monday Movie Night at The Coupe

Rowin’ on the River at Fletcher’s Cove

Join the Club at Nationals Park

Year-Round Recreation at Canal Park

Cruisin’ the Potomac

A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Nationals Park

Encounter “Real Pirates” at the National Geographic Museum

Time for a Tour of the Old Post Office Tower

Art in the Heart of Penn Quarter: The American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery

Money Talks at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

The U.S. Navy Museum: A True Hidden DC Gem

Play, Work, & Build at the National Building Museum

Exhibits to Experience at the National Geographic Museum

Mission: Good Time at the International Spy Museum

“Ai Weiwei: According to What?” at the Hirshhorn

It’s All Good at Georgetown Waterfront Park

Public Play at Montrose and Dumbarton Oaks Parks

DC’s Secret Garden: Dumbarton Oaks

Grow with it at the National Arboretum

Nature, Space, and Pony Rides at Rock Creek Park

A Feast of Flora at the U.S. Botanic Garden

Explore imagiNATIONS and More at the American Indian Museum

The Permanent Collection: National Museum of Natural History

Review: The Yards Park

Get with the Program at Rock Creek Park

Book it to the National Building Museum

The Newseum Via the NOW Pass

DC’s Cupcake Scene Topped with Sprinkles

A Capitol Tour, Finally

We, the Pizza Lovers

Background on Boogie Babes Shows

Take the Kids out to the Ballgame

Review: Stories in Art at the NGA

Theatre for the Very Young at The Atlas

Pizza & Ping Pong Score Big at Comet

Game Time on Capitol Hill

Maryland:

Go for a Spin on the Capital Wheel

Pontoon Boating on the Patuxent

Riverside Recreation at Bladensburg Waterfront Park

Model Rocket Launch at Goddard Space Flight Center

Play on at Wheaton Regional Park

Scenes from the Montgomery County Fair

The National Museum of Health and Medicine: Fascinating, but not for the Faint of Heart

The American Visionary Art Museum: Wonderful, Whimsical Art for All Ages

Hands-On at the Maryland Science Center

Explore the World at the National Children’s Museum

Adventure in the Trees (The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring)

Plenty to Fancy at Brookside Gardens

History on the Potomac at Fort Washington Park

Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake

Bet on the Oxon Hill Farm

Getting Crabby (in a Good Way) in Annapolis

Touring Ships at Baltimore Inner Harbor

Open Play at the PG Sports & Learning Complex

Grounds for Play at Cabin John Regional Park

A Water Taxi Adventure (Virginia, too)

Tot Trails Grand Opening at Port Discovery

Watkins Regional Park

Virginia:

Take a Hike at Scott’s Run Nature Preserve

Walk Along the River: Hiking from Riverbend to Great Falls Park

Inflated Fun at Sport Bounce of Loudon

Field Tripping at Ticonderoga Farms

Riding Along with Bike Camp to Arlington National Cemetery

Winkler Botanical Preserve: A Natural Oasis in an Unexpected Place

Hit the Trail at Turkey Run Park

Festival Time at Ticonderoga Farms

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens – a Northern Virginia Gem

Take Me to the River Farm

Outdoor & Indoor Play at Potomac Overlook Regional Park

A Wildlife Fix at Long Branch Nature Center

Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Climb a Rainbow at Clemyjontri

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