Living in D.C. can get real serious real fast. Sometimes you just need a break from the somberness and let the silly out. Get giggly with your kid crew this weekend while watching racing (literally) presidents of yore, doing messy art, or hopping down the rabbit hole at a fam-friendly comedic adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. LOLOLOLOL!!!

Photo: Scott Ableman via flickr

Arlington

Presidents Day With the Nats Running Presidents
Meet at the loop as The Washington Nationals Running Presidents take over Market Common Clarendon! Take a selfie with George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy from the Washington Nationals, and then watch them race around The Loop at 3 p.m. There will be a photo booth with presidential props, complimentary hot cocoa from Nicecream, and kids under 13 can spin our prize wheel to win a paper George ($1 bill) or a Lincoln ($5 bill). Sun. Event Details.

Baltimore

Stories in the Store
Join the Kids Room staff in the Science Store (located on the 1st floor) as we spotlight a story or two from their collection. We will even bring an activity from the Kids Room you can do while we are there. FriEvent Details.

Towson

Port Discovery’s Pop-Up Play Space 
Spark your child’s imagination as you play and learn together at Port Discovery’s Pop-Up Play Space! Located at The Shops at Kenilworth, the Pop-Up Play Space features fun and educational drop-in programs for infants and toddlers, messy art (think paint!), and fun, hands-on building activities. Also preview the exiting new exhibits to come at Port Discovery Children’s Museum. FriEvent Details.

Judiciary Square

Community Day: Discovering Engineering 
Celebrate National Engineers Week by trying out exciting, hands-on engineering experiences and talking with professional engineers of all kinds. SatEvent Details.

Herndon

Alice in Funkyland & Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Hop down the rabbit hole with Herndon High students as they present Alice in Funkyland!  In this one-hour, 1970’s-inspired adaptation of the children’s classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice finds herself meeting curious yet cool characters in a wondrous “Funkyland”.  “Far out” favorites include the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, and more! SatEvent Details.

Bethesda

Dickens’ Davy Copperfield
Whether at home with his mother, at boarding school, working in a London bottling factory, or making his epic escape across the English countryside, Davy shows his resilience and determination to find a loving home. SatEvent Details.

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady