If you’re looking for an Insta-worthy walk, this might be the last weekend to take a stroll and see the cherry blossoms—socially distanced and masked, of course. Tired from a year of walking and hiking? Hop on the Old Town Trolley for a free tour of the cherry blossoms (with a paying guest). Beyond that, look for a dino-themed drive thru, some extended time with the Easter bunny and some indoor fun at The Lane.
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Travel back in time and see 40 moving dinosaurs on this drive-thru adventure for the whole family. Stay in your vehicle and get up close and personal with incredible replicas of prehistoric predators and prey that your little dino-lover will adore. Please note there are restrictions on vehicle sizes and you must purchase your tickets online in advance. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Peek the Peak Blooms
The cherry blossoms are expected to peak this weekend. Want to celebrate all things pink and flowery? We rounded up 7 of our favorite ways to celebrate these spring blooms beyond the Tidal Basin. But, hurry! The cherry blossoms are expected to fade by Apr. 18th. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Get Social at This Social Club
Suffering from seasonal allergies this spring? Ditch the sniffles and drop in for open play at DC’s coolest kiddie club, The Lane Social Club. For $15/person, you and your family can enjoy 1 hr. and 45 minutes of fun, fun, fun. Food and beverages are currently not being served and masks must be worn by everyone over 2. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Hop Aboard the Trolley!
Experience the Cherry Blossom trolley tour for FREE! District of Columbia residents as well as those living within a 50 mile radius of Washington, DC can take advantage of free tours and attractions when accompanied by a full fare adult paid guest with Hometown Pass. It’s time to let someone else drive you and your family around the city! Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Let’s Go to The Movies
Ready to enjoy the moving going experience again? For 28 years, the DMV has enjoyed matinee prices all day, EVERY day at this movie theater! Bonus: kids under 14 & senior citizens are just $4! Catch a movie for a bargain price. Rent the entire theatre for $100. You can even send your kids to camp here! Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Bunnyland at Butler’s Orchard
If you missed out on the the egg hunts before Easter, there is still time to enjoy some bunny magic! Bunnyland admission includes time to jump on the orchard’s jumping pad, a hayride down the Bunny Trail, a hunt for colorful eggs, giant slides, pedal tractors, a visit with the Country Bunny and a goodie basket to take home. Hop to it this weekend! Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Sculpt With David: Water Lily Clay Paint
Inspired by Claude Monet’s water lily paintings, create your own colorful landscapes inspired by springtime. Children will explore mixing their own shades of cool and warm tones to create layered clay paintings. Fri. Event details.
Under the Seas Virtual Slumber Party
During this sleepover program, families will explore the impressive world of aquatic animals with a special emphasis on tropical animal adaptations, with up-close animal encounters. Your whole family will enjoy this virtual offering and participate in animal activities, games and more. The next morning, enjoy breakfast while watching a live feeding with a diver in Caribbean Reef, take a tropical tour of the Amazon and stretch out with virtual animal yoga to start your weekend right. Fri. Event details.
Creative Action Music & Movement Class
Join Creative Action’s Parent/Child Music & Movement class for families with young kids. Building healthy relationships with your family can be supported through singing, moving and connecting creatively. The class includes singing, beatboxing, guided movement exercises and ends in a dance party for the whole family. Sat. Event details.
—Meghan Yudes Meyers