Valentine’s Day is just over a week away! This weekend, bring your kids to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum so they craft their own cards or register the family for a truffle-making class at The Watergate Hotel. For more family-friendly things to do around DC, check out our picks below.
Thursday, February 6
Boogie Babes Acoustic trio Guava Jelly takes the stage with their reggae-style children’s songs at a new interactive musical series for kids. 10:30 a.m. at the Miracle Theatre, Washington, DC. $6 per child.
Friday, February 7
Interactive Movie Night Special needs families are invited to bring pillows and blankets for a viewing of kid-friendly short films. Get up and move around as needed, take a break to collaborate on a community art project or hang out in the quiet room. 6 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, Arlington, VA. FREE.
The Sky Tonight Cosmic Adventures, a two-day series of planetarium shows, explores the wonders of the winter sky and teaches kids about the position and movement of the stars, moon and planets. Free for children 3 and under. Also Saturday, Feb. 8. 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. at Rockville Science Center, Rockville, MD. $7.
Saturday, February 8
Cantemos y Bailemos Join Levine Music in the Grand Foyer for Spanish music from its First Music Program. Kids will have a ball as they sing, bounce, dance and play simple instruments along with the songs. Knowledge of Spanish not required. Ages 5 and under. 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. FREE.
Valentine’s Day Card Workshop Signed, sealed, delivered! Your kids can express their love by designing handmade cards and mailing them from the museum’s very own SpongeBob SquarePants USPS mailbox. Also on Feb. 9. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Washington, DC. FREE.
Georgetown Hoyas Basketball Enjoy an afternoon of men’s basketball as the Georgetown Hoyas host the DePaul Blue Demons. Children 2 and under are free. Noon at Capitol One Arena, Washington, DC. Tickets start at $25.
For even more family-friendly things to do this weekend, check out our events calendar.
Sunday, February 9
Japan Day Celebrate Ume Matsuri, the plum blossom festival that marks the end of winter, with hands-on maker activities all day long. ASL interpretation will be available between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 10 a.m. at KID Museum, Bethesda, MD. $12 for 1 child and 2 adults, FREE for members.
Harambee with Baba Ras D Harambee, which means “all pull together” in Swahili, invites your little one to use the microphone, play a drum, dance and sing-along to songs that build character and confidence. 10:30 a.m. at Capitol Cider House, Washington, DC. $7-$10.
Chocolate Truffle Making Class Prepare tasty truffles under the guidance of the head chocolatiers at SPAGnVOLA, a local chocolate shop. As you handcraft your heavenly dessert, you’ll learn from the experts how cacao grows and a bit of chocolate history. Registration required. 11 a.m.– 1 p.m. at the Watergate Hotel, Washington, DC. $60.
Kidz Graffiti Party Drawing on the walls may not be allowed at home, but it’s encouraged at this jammin’ art party, where kids can let loose their inner street artist. Purchase additional studio time after the event for your child to reimagine their wall art on canvas. 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. at ArtJamz Dupont Studio, Washington, DC. $15.