It’s Memorial Day Weekend, so you might find your family with a little bit more free time. Luckily, if you’re hanging around town there’s plenty to fill it with. Sleepover at a museum, join in on a Hamilton tunes singalong, don your favorite bug costume and go for a jog. And if you need more options, check out all of our picks below.
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National Museum of History Sleepover
Participants will solve a mystery ofhistoric proportions during an interactive exploration of exhibit halls. When the devious diva Miss Rose steals six valuable objects from the museum, kids must discover what is missing before the evening’s end. Using their detective skills, they will collect clues to guide them to the crime scene. Along the way, they will take part in games, experiments and craft projects—and even become a presidential candidate. . Event details.
Hamiltunes NOVA Sing-a-long
Singers from Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre and accomplished D.C.-area adult musicians will lead Mount Vernon guests in a rousing Hamiltunes NoVA Sing-Along at Mount Vernon! Bring a blanket and join in this family-friendly event designed for Hamilton fans of all ages with Washington’s Mansion in the background. . Event details.
Udvar-Hazy Center Summer Concert Series
Bring your friends and family for a free performance in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar. For the May concert, the Ambassadors Jazztet of the United States Army Field Band will play. Each concert in the Udvar-Hazy Center Summer Concert Series stars an energetic ensemble from the U.S. military or the local community and will last 45 minutes. . Event details.
4th Annual CroppMetcalfe Bug Run
Looking for a new family tradition? Kick off your summer of fun with the 4th Annual CroppMetcalfe Bug Run 5K and Half Marathon at the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Path in Georgetown. Run dressed as your favorite bug or pest and everyone who participates will be entered to win free tickets to an upcoming Washington Nationals game. . Event details.
Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt
Third grade has put Judy Moody in a mood. She’s got to figure out what to include in her “Me” collage, and her know-it-all little brother Stink keeps getting in the way. When the Moody family drops anchor on “Artichoke” Island, they meet Cap’n Weevil with a secret treasure map, launching them on a mad dash across the island in search of gold. But they’re not the only salty dogs lookin’ for loot! Can Judy Moody and Stink outwit their competition in time? . Event details.
Dinosaurs Land of Fire and Ice Exhibit Opening
Travel back in time to when dinosaurs last roamed the land and explore a variety of engaging and interactive activities and environments! In the Land of Fire, get connected to the prehistoric home of the Triceratops and T-Rex. Grab your little one, circle the land in insect costumes, buzz through a volcano with oozing lava and work through a swampy bog, and identify an ecosystem of animals and plants. . Event details.
What are your plans for the weekend? Tell us in the comments.