We’re roaring into Nov. with a dino-mite event; Jurassic Quest is back and this time, they are taking us on a drive-thru tour. Hop in your jeep and get ready to jet back to the Mesozoic era at RFK Stadium. Or take a walk on the mural side and spot dinosaurs in DC! Read on for more things to do this weekend, including getting a jump on the Christmas season!

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IN-PERSON EVENTS

Drive-Thru Jurassic Quest
The new Jurassic Quest experience features over 70 life-like dinosaurs including the very popular T. rex, Spinosaurus and Triceratops. Jurassic Quest’s herd of animatronic dinos are displayed in realistic scenes that allow guests to experience them roaring and moving from their own vehicles as they drive their way through the tour. Baby dinosaurs greet guests and bring big smiles to explorers of all ages. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

Hold a Bake Off
It is officially bake-everything season so get ready to bake and sample some of this season’s best pumpkin recipes. From pumpkin cookies to pumpkin blondies, we’ve rounded up our favorite pumpkin baked goods (and more!) to get you started. Activity details. 

Take a Walk on the Mural Side
Leaves aren’t the only thing bursting with color. These walks around DC promise bold colors as a backdrop to a self-guided walking tour. Start at Logan Circle’s Viceroy Washington DC for a tour of the 14th Street Corridor. Activity details.  

Rock Out
Get ready to rock with a music-filled open house at the grand opening of the new Bach to Rock Music School in Fairfax.  Enjoy a free music lesson, check out the recording studio, and enjoy performances by instructors. Sat. Event details. 

VIRTUAL

Make a Dia De Los Muertos Mask
The San Mateo County History Museum continues its “Online Free First Fridays” program on November 6, 2020.  Two programs are planned for the public without any fees.  Preschool children will be invited to learn about the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  They will decorate a calavera (skull) mask at home.  Then Museum staff will conduct a reading.  Youngsters will hear the story, The Day of the Dead. Fri. Event details. 

Polar Express Cooking Class 
Hop aboard this magical Polar Express movie themed cooking class! Cook up some Hot Chocolate Cupcakes, Polar Express Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and North Pole Hot Chocolate with homemade Marshmallow Dippers! Ingredients list will be provided prior to class. This event is live! Fri. Event details.

Shop the Virtual Christkindlmarket 
It is never too early to kick off Christmas. Christkindlmarkt brings the cherished German and European tradition of Germany’s famed market to your computer. You may not be able to stroll Chicago’s famed signature wooden cabins, but you can shop the handmade gifts, food and drinks and kids can participate in Kinder Club activities from the comforts of home, anywhere in the world. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

Lasso it Up with Wonder Woman Yoga
It’s time to grab your lasso of truth and train like an Amazon! Get ready for a yoga adventure that will test your strength, brain power, and your super powers alongside Wonder Woman! Through obstacle courses, power poses, and power shield work, each young Amazon will find out what it means to be a peaceful warrior, to lead with love and help those in need. Sun. Event details. 

—Meghan Yudes Meyers