Whether kiddo is the outdoorsy type, pint-sized Picasso or a mover and a shaker, there’s something happening around the DMV that will put them in their element (think: a frog find for the nature lover and a silly ballet for the dancer in the bunch).

8611718843_0568ab4eb8_zPhoto: Gerry Thomasen via Flickr

Germantown

Wetland Wonders
Wildlife in the city? Totally! Explore the wetlands life at the new Germantown Town Center Urban Park, where you’ll look for frogs, salamanders, bugs and more while learning about the awesome wetlands. FYI: Wear shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting muddy. SunEvent details.

North Bethesda

Turning the Page: Children’s Book Illustrators
Your pint sized doodler will want to spend some time with this cool exhibit before it ends this weekend. Turning the Page features the spectrum of the illustration process, from concept drawings to finished works, and also explores book design, binding, and building, in a true celebration of all things picture book. Fri.-SunEvent details.

Various Locations

REI National Free Weekend
Kiddo wants to learn to paddle board or rock climb? Enter REI; the retailer will offer hundreds of free outdoor classes (plus, a few trail head partie) across the country over the weekend to bring families together outside. Fri.-SunEvent etails.

Downtown

The Magical Brunch with Friends
Now this is the kind of brunch to get your day off to a great start. In addition to a tasty buffet, kids get access to over 20 Disney characters, face painting, balloons, clowns, raffles, a DJ and more! SatEvent details.

Laurel

Blast into the Past: A Hands-On History Playground
Kids can pretend to trade in the market, put someone (usually ends up being Mom or Dad) in the public pillory, put on a show in the town square, “camp” in the wilderness, cook over the “fire” in the home area, grow crops in the farm, and more at this kid-sized colonial village. Fri.-SunEvent details.

Vienna

Maryland Youth Ballet: Caroline Goes to the Circus
Caroline is off to the circus where she and her friends experience the excitement of a tightrope walker, a wild pony, and much more! Enjoy a morning of wonder and see what Caroline will get into next! Fri.-SatEvent details.

What do you have planned for the weekend? Tell us in the comments section below. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady