Route 1 Kids Weekend Guide is full of fun things to do this weekend in Hyattsville, College Park, Mount Rainier, Bowie, Brentwood & beyond! Kids can make some shrinky dinks, Step & Gumboot Workshop for the older kids, Maple Sugaring Days & more! Share this Guide to keep the fun times going!
Mouse on the Move (Ages 1-5)
Reach beyond the stars w/ two mice on an adventure to the moon. Is it really made from cheese? They sure hope so! 😉
Where: Imagination Stage, Bethesda
Ready 2 Read Storytime: Coretta Scott King Book Award (Ages 3-5)
Celebrate Black History Month w/ stories, songs & crafts. Enriching & fun!
Where: South Bowie Library Branch, Bowie
Jazz Story Time w/ Loria (Ages 3-6)
Interactive storytime w/ crafts. Celebrate a famous African American in jazz! Register in advance.
Where: Bowie Community Center, Bowie
Gymnastics Workshop (Ages Walking to 12)
Gymnastics drop-in! Trampolines, balance beams, foam pit & more! Check out the fun we had here.
Where: Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex, Landover
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Put Art in Your Heart (All Ages)
Come out & make valentines for families, friends & seniors in Hyattsville!
Where: Hyattsville Municipal Building, Hyattsville
Open Gym (Ages 2-6)
Stop in for a high energy movement class. Sports-like games & open play to help kids develop physical movement skills & gain spatial awareness of their bodies.
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Archaeology Lab Experience (Ages 8+)
Roll up your sleeves & get ready to process real artifacts discovered @ Mount Calvert Slave Quarter excavation. Animal bones, oyster shells, memorabilia, & more treasures.
Where: Mount Calvert Historical & Archaeological Park, Upper Marlboro
Step & Gumboot Workshop w/ SOLE Defined (Ages 11-17)
Calling all dancers! Come discover step & gumboot. Dances rooted in African American culture. Engaging workshop w/ demo & history exploration! Pre-registration required.
Where: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park
Unshrink My Heart: Valentine’s Shrinky Dinks
An annual fan fave. Make Shrinky dinks Valentine keepsakes like jewelry, key chains & more! We love this workshop! Brings back the ‘80s!
Where: Gateway Arts Center, Brentwood
Cost: Free!, addtl sheets $.50 each
Take pics with the kids yet at the new Global Angel Wings project at Art Works Now? They’re waiting for you!
Family Day: Mongolia’s Past and Present (All Ages)
Celebrate Mongolian culture! Performances, games, interactive art demos & more! Meet musicians. Learn about Mongolian painting & calligraphy, play traditional games in a real yurt!
Where: National History Museum, Washington, DC
Cost: Free!, registration requested, get tix here
Owl Pellets (Ages 7-15)
Discover what owls eat! Look for clues in owl pellets. Bonus, Eastern Screech Owl will join the workshop! Registration required.
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge (North Track), Laurel
Maple Sugaring Days (Ages 3+)
Watch the maple sugaring process live! See sap drip, taste it, watch it boil down to maple syrup. More tasty treats to follow! Space limited, pre-register!
When: Various times Saturday & Sunday in February
Where: Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
Classical musical comedy based on the comic strip, Peanuts! Join all your fave characters on stage!
Where: Bowie Playhouse, Bowie
Cost: $25 general admission, $15 children 12 and under