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Nature Center fun, Classic Car Modeling, Afternoon Aviators, Pride Month Collage, Birds Gone Wild, Puppet Show & more indoor + outdoor fun inside this Kids’ Weekend Guide!
Where: Laurel Historical Society, 817 Main Street, Laurel
Storytime PopUp! @ The Waterhole
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more at this innovation collaboration between PGCMLS & Mt. Rainier’s fabulous organic juice & smoothie joint, The Waterhole. Best for 0-5 years old. Curious? Click here for my review of The Waterhole!
Where: The Waterhole, 4004 34th St., Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free (Heads-up: Waterhole’s menu is delish, highly recommend indulging!)
Celebrate diversity by collaborating on a rainbow collage!
Where: Hyattsville Library, 6502 America Blvd, Hyattsville
Smaland at College Park’s Ikea
Free, 1 hour, supervised, enclosed, safe & clean play area near the entrance. Enjoy some shopping or just relax/eat/peoplewatch at the restaurant upstairs while your young one(s) burns off some energy at Smaland. Children must be potty trained and be 37” to 54” tall (so children typically b/w ages of 3-6). Tips: (1) Best to arrive earlier on in the day as day progresses, so do the entrances lines; & (2) Join Ikea Family & kids get extra 30 minutes to play (depending on capacity) & you get free coffee!
When: 10:30am – 7pm
Where: Ikea, College Park
Let’s Go Bowling!
Check out the new bowling alley (in old AMF bowling location) for some Friday afternoon bowling! They’ve also got an arcade section. And the food was better than expected! 🙂
Where: Bowlero, 9021 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Impossible to find on site but recall average pricing.
Washington Rowing School is having their annual free learn to row clinic in honor of National Learn to Row Day.
Share the nostalgic pastime of car modeling with your child in our classic car hands-on workshop. Together you can build a vintage General Motors-style wooden car to put on display or take for a ride “with no particular place to go. Once your vehicle is built, your child can customize it with paint and stickers.
Mt. Rainier Nature Center
Check out some hands-on exhibits, live animals, educational displays, a play area and more at this fun, free, petite, local site. For a sneak peek, read about our time here!
Where: Mt. Rainier Nature & Recreation Center, 4701 31st Place, Mt. Rainier
Toddler Time @ Art Works Now
Open studio time for toddlers and their accompanying adults. Even the youngest children can explore a variety of age-appropriate art materials in a safe, fun environment. What to expect? Read my review of Toddler Time at Art Works Now.
Where: Art Works Now, 4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville
Likin’ the Lichens (Ages 7+)
Join us on a field trip through the woods and learn how to recognize and appreciate the mysterious lichens! Bring water, insecticide and magnifying glasses.
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, 230 Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel
Please join the PGCPS Elementary Mathematics Department and library staff for fun hands-on math games, math fact challenges and more!
Where: Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt
Enjoy entertainment, food, children’s rides and over 250 vendors. There will also be a Home and Health Expo inside the Bowie Ice Arena and an Arts & Crafts area.
When: 11am – 6pm
Where: Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Drive, Bowie
Join us the first Saturday of every month as we explore a different aviation themed topic through STEAM-based, hands on activities. This is a drop-in program, fun for children.
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, College Park
Cost: $5 (includes museum admission)
UMTTR 5th Annual 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament
Join this 3 x 3 basketball tournament fundraiser for teen suicide prevention.
When: Registration at 11am
Where: Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, 1901 East Jefferson Street, Rockville
Cost: Free for 6th – 8th grade students
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