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Entertainment Guide

Washington, D.C.

The Kennedy Center

kennedy-center.org

202-467-4600; 2700 F St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

The Kennedy Center is home to heartwarming and fun-filled performances for every age group and their families, from world-premiere productions based on favorite children’s books to music, dance, theater, storytelling, puppetry and much more.

Shen Yun

shenyun.com/dc

888-90-SHOWS (888-907-4697)

March 12-14; GMU Concert Hall, Fairfax, VA

April 10-15; The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

Shen Yun presents one of humanity’s greatest treasures - traditional Chinese culture - to theater-goers aged 4 to 104. This epic production immerses families in enchanting beauty and enlightening legends with dance, music and costumes. It educates and inspires. “Exquisitely beautiful! An extraordinary experience for us and the children.” - actress Cate Blanchett

Maryland

Big Apple Circus

bigapplecircus.com; info@bigapplecircus.com

National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD

March 8 - April 1

Bretton Woods Recreation Center

bwrc.org; info@bwrc.org

301-948-3357; 15700 River Rd., Germantown, MD

Located on the scenic banks of the Potomac River, Bretton Woods is a one-of-a-kind golf and recreation center. The center includes 14 tennis courts, two regulation size soccer fields, three swimming pools and rope courses.

Clark's Elioak Farm

clarklandfarm.com; clarkselioakfarm@hotmail.com

410-730-4049; 10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD

Come visit our friendly farm animals, take a pony ride and hayride, and explore our Enchanted Forest attractions and Pine Tree Maze. A perfect place for birthday parties. Enjoy Easter and fall festivals.

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center

delaplaine.org; info@delaplaine.org

301-689-0656; 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD

When you are looking for art, education, parties, shopping, historic architecture and fun stuff to keep your mind active and your kids engaged, come to the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. Admission is free!

Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad

mountainrail.com

877-686-7245; 315 Railroad Ave., Elkins, WV; 242 Main St., Coss, WV

From vintage diesel to steam locomotives, our trains will transport your group through the scenic mountains of West Virginia in comfort and style! Our trains range from 1½  to 8½ hours in length, so we have something for everyone’s liking!

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

glenechopark.org/aquarium

301-955-6256; 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD

Enjoy live animal exhibits and follow water’s journey from rain clouds through the watershed to the Chesapeake Bay in our aquarium exhibit. Experience aquatic animals up close in our touch tank. Explore the grounds and see our GEPA skipjack as you learn about fishing in the Bay - or pretend you are a pirate on an adventure!

Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

glenechopark.org; info@glenechopark.org

301-634-2222; 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD

Glen Echo Park has lots to offer for families with babies and toddlers. Enjoy summer concerts, theater performances, playgrounds and museums and indoor activities for all.

Imagination Stage

imaginationstage.org; boxoffice@imaginationstage.org

301-280-1660; 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD

Enjoy a variety of family-oriented theater performances at

Imagination Stage’s Lerner Family Theatre. See website for dates.  

Play N' Learn's Playground Superstores

playnlearn.com

1-800-22 SWING; 9033 Red Branch Rd., Columbia MD

4102 Pepsi Place, Chantilly, VA

Our spacious indoor playgrounds/showrooms in Chantilly and Columbia feature swingsets, trampolines, basketball goals, and safe rubber flooring and will thoroughly entertain your children for just $8/child. Drop-ins are welcome weekdays. Purchase tickets for weekends & school holidays at playnlearn.com.

Tiny Chefs

tinychefs.com; info@tinychefs.com

301-841-7395; Bethesda, MD, Arlington, VA

McLean, VA, Washington, D.C.

Ages: 5-12

Our cooking events are a fun way for kids to flex their creative muscles, spend time working in peer groups, and best of all: A great way to introduce them to the joy of cooking and baking!

Virginia

Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga Farms

ticonderoga.com

26469 Ticonderoga Rd., Chantilly, VA

Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga Farms is a place where kids and adults can be a kid! Experience “more than just your typical farm.” You get entertainment provided for all ages, kids and adults with hands-on agricultural experience and outdoor classrooms. We offer an assortment of activities including hill slides, pillow bounce, Noah’s Ark, goat tower with petting animals, a giant bamboo maze, Virginia’s longest swinging bridge, hayrides and many other activities.

Encore Stage & Studio - Theatre by Kids for Kids

encorestage.org; boxoffice@encorestage.org

Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA

Encore provides high quality, developmentally appropriate theatrical productions that are by and for young people. Check website for upcoming shows.

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

jccnv.org

703-323-0880; 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA

The JCCNV is dedicated to offering quality programs, activities and services which emphasize Jewish culture, identity and values to

people of all ages and backgrounds. Our Performing Arts Series includes professional dance, music, theatre, cabaret and children’s theatre events. Cultural arts programs also include the annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival, the annual Jewish Book Festival, and ongoing exhibitions in the Bodzin Art Gallery.

Play N' Learn's Playground Superstores

playnlearn.com

1-800-22 SWING; 9033 Red Branch Rd., Columbia MD

4102 Pepsi Place, Chantilly, VA

Our spacious indoor playgrounds/showrooms in Chantilly and

Columbia feature swingsets, trampolines, basketball goals, and safe rubber flooring and will thoroughly entertain your children for just

$8/child. Drop-ins are welcome weekdays. Purchase tickets for

weekends & school holidays at playnlearn.com.

Potomac Nationals Minor League Baseball

potomacnationals.com; info@potomacnationals.com

703-590-2311; G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium

7 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge, VA

Affordable family fun with fireworks, giveaways, Kids Zone, mascot, autographs and professional baseball! Experience it all and see the future stars of the Washington Nationals in a close and friendly atmosphere!

Roer's Zoofari

roerszoofari.com; groups@roerszoofari.com

703-757-6222; 1228 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna, VA

Roer’s Zoofari is a family zoo that covers an area of 30 acres. Come on an open air safari bus tour, experience animals up close and

personal, or have your party with us.

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

discoverymuseum.net; education@discoverymuseum.net

540-722-2020; 19 West Cork St., Winchester, VA

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum’s mission is to ignite creativity, spark curiosity and inspire learning in visitors of all ages by providing a rich variety of interactive, hands-on exhibits and programs that focus on the sciences and mathematics, the humanities and the arts.

SkateQuest Skating Camps

skatequest.com

703-709-1010; 1800 Michael Faraday Ct., Reston, VA

SkateQuest is a twin sheet indoor ice skating center in Reston, with full service pro shop, café, and party rooms. Open year round, SkateQuest has been home to recreational skaters, figure skaters and hockey players since 1993.

Tiny Chefs

tinychefs.com; info@tinychefs.com

301-841-7395; Bethesda, MD, Arlington, VA

McLean, VA, Washington, D.C.

Ages: 5-12

Our cooking events are a fun way for kids to flex their creative muscles, spend time working in peer groups, and best of all: A great way to introduce them to the joy of cooking and baking!

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