This weekend is going to be one of the best yet! Let us count the ways… For starters the National Math Festival wheels into town to blow your families minds about all of the connections between life and arithmetic. There will also be outdoor concerts, museum talks and kid-friendly theater to add to the fun.

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2019 National Math Festival
This all-ages event brings today’s most fascinating mathematicians together for a variety of presentations, performances, short creative films, and hands-on puzzles, games, art-making, mathletic competitions, and more. See how math connects to what you love. Film animation? Pro football? Magic? Music? Dating? Dance? Cryptography? Planet Earth? Whatever your interest, we’ve got the math for that! Sat. Event Details.


Kids Concert Fridays at Market Common
Join Market Common Clarendon on Friday mornings, May through September, for a series of concerts for children on The Loop from 10:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Any child celebrating a birthday that week will receive a certificate during the concert to redeem at Nicecream for a free birthday scoop! Fri. Event Details.


Spring Fling
Bethesda Community School will be hosting their inaugural Spring Fling. Bethesda Community School will open their doors for families and their children to play on their playgrounds, jump on a moon bounce, play various games, and more. Food trucks will be on site as well! Enjoy a morning outside supporting a community school.  Sat. Event Details.


Sailing on String
A simple piece of yarn can become so many things! Follow two curious explorers on a voyage into a world made of string! Yarn birds fly through the air. A string ship travels the sea. This gentle, engaging performance features object transformation, mo vement, live string music, and captivating design. Follow the twists, turns, and eventual tangles of this special immersive performance for our youngest audience members! Fri. Event Details.


Raptor Festival
Experience the thrill of seeing raptors – real owls, hawks, eagles and other predators –  up close and face to face! Explore the world of these beautiful birds through all kinds of games and crafts, flight demonstrations and presentations from local experts. Our mascot Otus the Owl will be there to greet you, too! Sat. Event Details.

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Art Explorers
Saturday Art Explorers offers drop-in arts activities for ages 10 and under with an adult. Explore visual arts projects inspired by Park programs and create your own unique crafts. Programs are offered every Saturday morning between 10am and 1pm; most activities last about half an hour. No pre-registration necessary—just show up!  Sat. Event Details.

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady