This weekend is blooming with awesome events. DMV kids get a chance to roam some 40,000 stems of tulips, take a twirl around a carousel, touch some cool trucks, jam out to infectiously happy tunes, and so much more. Read on to find out where your family adventure will take you.

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City Center

Bloomia’s Field of Tulips
The second-ever Bloomia’s Field of Tulips will transform The Park at CityCenterDC into an interactive, urban garden that is home to more than 40,000 stems of tulips. Roam the garden for free or to take them home for $2 a stem with a portion of all proceeds benefitting DC Central Kitchen. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.


Moths in the Morning
Come to Fleming park to view moths that have been lured onto a white sheet by a black light (which will be set up the night prior). MD/DC Conservation Ecologist Deborah Landau will identify the attracted moths and will take the group for a walk around the forest in search for other native insects. Fri. Event Details.

Escape from Peligro Island
Callaway Brown – an unlikely young hero – has been stranded on a desert island, and it’s up to YOU to decide what happens next! In this interactive production, audience members vote on Callaway’s actions in an energetic romp through time and space. Will Callaway time travel to the Wild West and meet a talking horse? Develop superpowers and fight crime in the future? Or have a crush on a vampire? The choice is yours! Sat. Event Details.

American University

Family Day at AU
All activities are free and inspired by the museum’s current exhibitions. Create hands-on art projects, explore art with a scavenger hunt, take a tour with one of our guides, listen and participate in storytelling and music-making, and more. Sat. Event Details.

Glen Echo

Carousel Day
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture presents Carousel Day, to celebrate the opening of the Park’s historic Dentzel carousel for the 2019 season. Free activities will be presented throughout the park, including live music and performances featuring Barynya, Cantaré, Enviro Drum, Global Connections, and Mark H Rooney: Taiko, the Art of Japanese Drumming. Other activities include face painting, carousel-themed crafts, a roving magician, and – of course! – carousel rides. Sat. Event Details.


Forget toy trucks – kids can get a close up look at the real thing! At the Spring-Mar Touch-A-Truck event, kids get a chance to be behind the wheel and rub elbows with their hometown heroes. Come climb and explore some of your child’s favorite vehicles including fire engines, police cars, trash trucks, and construction trucks. This community event will provide families the opportunity to learn about and explore these vehicles and public safety equipment. Each truck will have a driver present to answer questions, help kids sit in the truck, and even let kids honk the horn! Sat. Event Details.


Justin Roberts in Concert
Three-time GRAMMY Nominated Justin Roberts is one of the all-stars of the indie family music scene. For two decades, Roberts has been crafting songs for kids and parents that navigate the joys and sorrows of growing up. At these two all-ages shows at Jammin Java, Justin and his Not Ready for Naptime Players will share hits like “Willy Was a Whale” and “Pop Fly” and new tunes from “Lemonade” and his upcoming 2019 album release. Sat. Event Details.

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady