Who needs the ability to travel at the speed of light when you have the power to plan the perfect weekend? Use our cheat sheet below–filled with museum fests, kid-friendly stage performances, and more–to put together an awesome weekend and reach optimal superhero status.

Photo: Brian Dewey via flickr


Superhero Family Day
Pow! Bam! Kaboom! It’s an action-packed day of superheroes. Arrive dressed as your favorite character. No costume? Come as your superhero’s secret identity and make a mask at our crafting station. Show off your powers in our series of challenges and let those villains know that there is nothing you can’t overcome.
Please note: No weapons, wings, or full masks allowed. SatEvent


Maryland Youth Ballet: Snow White
Follow Snow White on an adventure as she meets a forest full of friends after being banished into the woods by her jealous stepmother, the Evil Queen. Will the Queen get her way, or will Snow White be rescued by the handsome Prince Charming? Fri.-SatEvent

National Mall

Mars Day!
Mars Day! is an annual National Air and Space Museum event that celebrates the Red Planet with a variety of educational and fun family activities, including planetarium shows, a red planet quiz show, and a Mars car display. Visitors can also talk to scientists active in Mars research and learn about current and future missions. FriEvent

Capitol Hill

Precious Cargo: An Intro to Biking with Toddlers
You’ll become more comfortable biking with toddlers at this workshop where you’ll talk about safety and preparing for an outing, then go for a group ride with a stop at a neighborhood play space. All bikes, child seats, helmets and snacks provided. SunEvent


By the Seashore
By the Seashore takes us on a magical journey to a place children love to visit–the beach! From birds and fish, to sand and water, and everything in-between, young audience members are invited to explore all the amazing things we find on the shore, in the ocean, and in the sky (with no need for wings or scuba gear!). Fri.-Sun. Event


The Words Beats and Life Arts Academy
Stop by Chinatown Parks Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. from June 23rd to August 4th for your daily dose of culture! Spend time playing pickup chess or taking a Graffiti Workshop all with a live DJ in the background. Fri. Event

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

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady