Check out all the fun thing to do along Route 1 this weekend with kids: Museum Kids Club, Live Butterfly Exhibit, Pollinator Festival, The Incredibles Outdoor Movie Night, Port Town’s Day Festival and more, all inside Route One Fun’s Kids Weekend Guide!
Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit
Last weekend to check out this super cool exhibit with live butterflies fluttering everywhere! Bonus: Burn more energy roaming the beautiful grounds of Brookside Gardens! Our review & travel tips here!
Where: Brookside Gardens South Conservatory, Wheaton
Cost: Ages 0-2 free; 3-12 are $5; 12+ are $8
Ready 2 Read Storytime @ The Waterhole (Ages 0-5)
Check out this library storytime pop up. Toddler play (and stories!), plus plant-based drinks. We love the berry smoothie! Our review of The Waterhole here!
Where: The Waterhole, Mount Rainier
Cost: Free!, juice available for purchase
Gymnastics Workshop (Ages walking to 12)
Burn energy on the gymnastics floor. Adults can romp too! Get your money’s worth and arrive early. First-come, first-served. Adult supervision required. Check out our time at Open Gym here!
Where: Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex, Landover
Back to School Movie Night (All Ages)
The Incredibles 2, outdoors! Join the pre-party fun and make a superhero mask (materials provided). Watch your movie in style!
When: 6-9:30pm (6pm masks, 7:15pm movie)
Where: Riverdale Park Station, Riverdale
Summer Jam Series (All Ages)
It’s a summer tradition! Won’t you be there? Mandy the Clown and her entourage, plus much more. Did we hear delicious foods and musical fun? Beer and wine garden for the over 21 crowd!
Where: The City Building (Gallatin Place), Hyattsville
Signed up for the 2019 Hyattsville Zombie Run yet?!?
Pollinator Festival (All Ages)
Celebrate the magnificent pollinators of North America. See monarch butterflies get tagged and released. Learn about bees and their role in our environment. Interpretive wildlife walks, monarch migration games, sing-alongs and more!
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel
PGAAMCC Story Time: Museum Kids Club (Ages 3-8)
Kids will be dazzled in this storytime with craft making. Literacy practice and learning about black excellence at a local museum. Join the museum club!
Where: Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, Brentwood
23rd Annual Port Town’s Day Festival (All Ages)
Four local cities unite for “Collaboration at its Finest”. Come see for yourself! Entertainment, craft vendors, international food and plenty of kids activities!
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Bladensburg
Mi Casa Es Su Casa: Flight Fest (All Ages)
What better place to hold a flight fest than a landmark airport. Meet a glider pilot, enjoy guest speakers and partake in bird watching, crafts and film fest. Fingers crossed, you meet the Oriole mascot!
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, College Park
Yogi Tots (Ages 2-3)
Bond with your little ones while exploring various movements through imaginative play, whimsical themes and fun music. It’s yogi, time!
Where: Love Yoga, Hyattsville
Cost: See rates here
Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit (All Ages)
Last day for the season to experience this butterfly paradise. Learn about their amazing metamorphosis, their role in our ecosystems, and how they thrive in our gardens. Read more here
Where: Brookside Gardens, Wheaton
Cost: $8, ages 13+; $5 ages 3-12; Free!, ages 0-2
Public Hayrides @ Watkins Regional Park (All Ages)
Take a leisurely hayride through the park and enjoy the final days of summer. Rides are 20-min. Stick around and play at the Wizard of Oz-themed playground. Read more here
Where: Old Maryland Farm, Upper Marlboro
Looking Up at the Stars: A Venture Into the Night Sky (All Ages)
Calling all budding astronomers! Come check out the planets, constellations and distant galaxies with awesome equipment from Goddard. Inclement weather? Don’t fret! Show moves inside the mansion. (not too shabby 😉
Where: Montpelier Mansion, Laurel