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
STEM-Fun at Diven’s Den
Check out this new-to-you STEM-inspired playroom, teaching the kiddos about life in 1800s Laurel. Curious? Read my review of Diven’s Den! Afterwards, take a walk along the adjacent River Walk!
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!)
This place is really great for 1-12 year olds! HUGE. Two climbing walls. Two foam pits. Tons of equipment for curious ones to explore and blow off some steam. Very clean. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parents are required to be on the floor with the children (Maximum 3 child:1 adult). Check out my review here!
Where: 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover
Cost: $7 per child
Children’s Beginner Tree Walk
Come enjoy a walk on a trail as we begin to identify trees. Meet at the Ranger Station.
Where: Greenbelt National Park, 6565 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt
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
WSSC Centennial Community Celebration
Come celebrate 100 years with us! Unique block party will include music and entertainment (face painting, magician, moon bounce), games (sports, corn hole, obstacle course), a car show, WSSC Centennial Museum, food trucks and, of course, Willy Water!
Where: WSSC, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel
Screech & Kestrel
Meet two of North America’s smallest birds of prey: the American kestrel and eastern screech owl. Both expert hunters, the American kestrel uses its acrobatic prowess, while the eastern screech owlis a stealthy silent hunter.
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
STEM-tastic: Makey Makey Instruments (Ages 5-12)
Come learn abotu and play with MaKey MaKey, a device that can turn household objects into instruments. Drop in for hands-on experiments and activities.
Where: Greenbelt Library, Greenbelt
Adelphi Pool Open House!
The Adelphi Pool is opening its doors to non-member friends and neighbors with the ONLY open house of the summer! A family can swim all day for $20 (go to link for coupon). Cheese on Wheels Food Truck and Maui Wowi (shaved ice) will be selling their food/drinks from 11am – 4pm. *We go to the Adelphi Pool & love it. Big pool, gated baby pool area and lots of friends and neighbors for kids to play with!
When: 10:30am – 9:30pm
Where: Adelphi Pool, 9442 Riggs Road, Adelphi
Cost: $20 for family
Riding Bicycles to Experience Patuxent Research Refuge’s North Tract (Ages 10+)
Arts on a Roll Activity for NOI+F Family Concert
Join us for a fun, free crafting session with Arts on a Roll! Make a mask of your favorite character from the Peter and the Wolf story and take it with you to the orchestral performance and then home for more fun!
Where: The Clarice, Front Plaza
Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf
Bring the whole family as members of the National Orchestral Institute perform Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, narrated this year by College Park City Council Member and UMD alumnus P.J. Brennan. Students will also give their own imaginative musical interpretations of beloved children’s books.
Where: The Clarice, Grand Pavilion