Kids do a lot of learning Monday through Friday. But the education train doesn’t have to end just because the school bell rings. This weekend’s events feature lessons (disguised as fun) on black history, computer science, Japanese culture, classic literature, and more. The best part? Everyone gets and A!

Photo: Juegamos a Cantar

Sandy Spring

Black History Month Family Day
Bring the entire family out to celebrate African American Culture. The event will feature presentations and activities to highlight the rich culture of the free and enslaved communities and the connection to contemporary cultureSatEvent Details.

Manassas

Party Princess DMV Valentine’s Day Tea
Join Rapunzel and Cinderella as they treat your child to a magical tea party filled with sweets and self-love! Rapunzel and Cinderella will lead singing, picture book time, photo opportunities, and a self-esteem building craft. Every child receives a souvenir tea party cup and takes home their craft! This tea will feature all themed custom treats by From Gina’s Kitchen! SatEvent Details.

Bethesda

Anatole: Mouse Magnifique
Meet Anatole – mouse magnifique – the best cheese-taster in all of France! In this whimsical musical adventure, Anatole and his best friend Gaston set out to save the Duval cheese factory, only to discover something much scarier than moldy Brie lurking in the tasting room. Can Anatole outsmart the hungry predator and save the factory? Join Anatole, Gaston, and a chorus of dancing cheeses to find out! SatEvent Details.

Japan Day
In partnership with the Japan Information & Culture Center and the Embassy of Japan, KID Museum presents Waku Waku Nihon Taiken (Japan Day)! Join us to explore Japan through hands-on family activities like making a Maglev train, building a communal Zen garden and constructing Japanese inspired lanterns. Plus, enjoy Kamishibai story presentations, and Onigiri making and tasting and more! SatEvent Details.

Hanover

Gamemaker Workshop
Kids will learn how to use GameMaker Studio, an intuitive program for the creation of electronic games. They will learn to create a basic running and jumping game, and how to customize the game. They will also learn where to download game creation software and find tutorials to create other games they can imagine! SatEvent Details.

National Mall

Preschool Pioneers: Captivating Costumes
Do you enjoy dressing up? During this lesson, children will learn about the process of costume design for movies and theater. We’ll conclude the class by viewing designer’s work and creating our own costume design. SunEvent Details.

Glen Echo

Huckleberry Finn’s Big River
Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world. Fri.-SunEvent Details.

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady

 

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