Splash parks, pools, and playgrounds have been in the rotation for weeks now, and your kids may be growing weary (shocking, we know). Shake things up with a class or camp that lets the littles keep their hands busy crafting, cooking, inventing, and building.
A series of rooms and experiences at this local institution make it the ultimate hands-on adventure for kids. A miniature bakery, soap shop, and art shop accept Playseum dollars ($1 gets you $1 in play money or $20 buys you $25), where your kids can purchase and decorate cookies and cupcakes, make ice cream shakes, paint wooden or ceramic animals, and even make their own toothpaste, lip balm, or lotion.
Cost: Activities range in price from $2 to $15. General admission is $9 per person (children under 11 months are free)
7000 Wisconsin Ave. (Bethesda, MD)
Where do you take your kids to create something out of nothing? Tell us in the comments section below.
—Emily Coleman Dibella