Don’t let one of summer’s final weekends pass you by! There are more musical options available than you can shake a tail feather to, or explore flight at an aviation museum family and a nature center bird program. Get your tech time in at a Tudor Place historical program or an exhibit at Artechouse. Seize the days!

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National Mall

The World & Me Family Program: Beguiling Birds
Find your place in the world through explorations of nature and culture. Every second Saturday of the month, museum educators lead a program that combines a book reading, activities, and a chance to look more closely at the museum’s collections. This month, explore the amazing diversity of birds by reading “Birds” by Kevin Henkes, looking at related collection objects, and making cardboard binoculars to search for birds in the exhibitions and in your neighborhood! Sat. Event details.

Dupont Circle

Tudor Place Tech Through Time
How did people see in the dark before electric lights or cool off before air conditioning? The last 200 years are some of the most exciting in technological history, and Tudor Place has seen them all. At this event you’ll travel through tech time by designing a model car and testing it against other campers’, build a working radio using household objects, and more! Fri. Event details.

Metro Center

Saturday Morning at The National: Peter and the Wolf
Recently named Children’s Entertainer of the Year by Young Audiences of Virginia, Rainbow Puppets presents the tale of “Peter and the Wolf.” Peter lives in a small meadow surrounded by a dark forest. He enjoys the day observing his friend the song bird, his sneaky cat, and the duck who swims in the nearby pond. Grandfather warns Peter to beware of the Wolf who roams in the woods–but Peter has no fear of wolves. Until one fateful day when he and the wolf come face to face. Sat. Event details.

College Park

Airmail Centennial Family Day Celebration
The United States Postal Service will honor the beginning of airmail service by dedicating the second of this year’s two United States Air Mail Forever stamps at the College Park Aviation Museum and College Park Airport. The dedication ceremony coincides with the venue‘s Airmail Centennial Celebration Family Day with hands-on activities for all ages, viewings of the Curtiss Jenny and other historic planes, entertainment, and food trucks with fair available for purchase. Sat. Event details.


Morgan Taylor’s “Music of Gustafer Yellowgold”
Two-time Grammy Nominee, Morgan Taylor and his band will play perennial favorites and dig deep into the wild and hip back catalogue for this rare, non-video version of his nationally heralded Gustafer Yellowgold show. Tasteful, smart and FUN songs for everyone! Sun. Event details.

SW Waterfront

Fractal Worlds: An Immersive, Virtual Exhibition
Explore the mind-bending sci-fi worlds and infinite 3D geometric patterns of Fractal Worlds, new immersive and virtual art experience at ARTECHOUSE. Comprised of three installations and eight virtual reality stations, Fractal Worlds by Julius Horsthuis blends the real and virtual world together in this summer exhibition. Get ready for a visual journey of discovery as you uncover immensely unique fractal realities powered by math and infinite geometric patterns. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady