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A complete guide to the best family friendly events in Washington DC for July 2017

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A complete guide to the best family friendly events in Washington DC for July 2017

 Hello July!

It is officially HOT, HOT, HOT I hope you’re half freezing your water bottles before you go out to explore the city like I do! There have been some cool new openings and renovations that you may want to check out for your playdate enjoyment and of course, you’ll need to know where and when to swim. So, see below for those articles.

  • The United States Botanic Garden just renovated their children garden and you can read more about this great free play space, here.
  • If you have a car the 30 minute drive out to Badlands is well worth it. You can read more about this new play space, here.

  • And I know I’ve shared this article a hundred times but you can find the full list of pools and splash pads, here. And essential summer gear, here.
  • If you’re a new reader (welcome, hello, nice to have you, please stay!) you should know that I send out weekly emails of weekend picks and fun updates and you can sign up to get them, here.

Mark Your Calendars

  • The summer fun deal begins at the Newseum, kids under 18, (up to 4) are free with one paying adult until Labor Day.
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival activities are happening throughout the month and you can read about that, here.
  • There are Smithsonian Sleepovers happening this month and you can read about them, here.
  • Links to Smithsonian Events may not lead to the intended page, use their search feature with the name of the event to find the correct page (I’m sorry this happens!).

July 1st, Saturday

  • 11am-5pm, 5:30pm &7pm Smithsonian Folklife Festival.Fun for all ages and free on the National Mall
  • 9am Who’s New at the Zoo, National Zoo
  • 10am Happy Birthday, America! Family Independence Day Funfest at Tudor Place. Pre-registration required $0-7/person.
  • 10am & noon The United States of Shakespeare   at the Folger Shakespeare Library gives kids a way to act out for themselves
  • 10:30am Young Portrait Explorers- Harriet Tubman, Portrait Gallery
  • 11am hiSTORYtime: Early Childhood Story and Activity Time, American History Museum
  • 1pm From Jazz to Go-Go: The Sounds of Community and Change, American History Museum
  • 1:30pm & 7:30pm The Sound of Music at The Kennedy Center, advanced tickets, here
  • 7pm Smithsonian Sleepover at the Natural History Museum advanced registration required, Natural History Museum

July 2nd, Sunday

  • 11am-5pm, 5:30pm &7pm Smithsonian Folklife Festival.Fun for all ages and free on the National Mall
  • 9am Who’s New at the Zoo, National Zoo
  • 12pm-5pm Free Community Day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • 1:30pm & 7:30pm The Sound of Music at The Kennedy Center, advanced tickets, here

July 3rd, Monday

July 4th, Tuesday

July 5th, Wednesday

  • 9am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Splash Into Summertime, National Zoo
  • 10:30am & 12pm Discovery Theater Taratibu, S. Dillon Ripley Center
  • 11am Flights of Fancy- Stories for Children, Air and Space Museum Udvar Hazy Center
  • 1pm The Scientist is In: Human Origins, Natural History Museum
  • 1:30pm & 7:30pm The Sound of Music at The Kennedy Center, advanced tickets, here

July 6th, Thursday

July 7th, Friday

July 8th, Saturday

July 9th, Sunday

July 10th, Monday

July 11th, Tuesday

  • 9am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Moo-ving and Grr-ooving, National Zoo
  • 9am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Splash into Summertime, National Zoo
  • Forensic Mysteries- Mystery at Yorktown Creek, Natural History Museum
  • 10am Showtime Tuesdays free youth film series- Moana. RSVP required
  • 10:30am&12pm Discovery Theater: Rhythm & Beats, S. Dillon Ripley Center
  • 11am Museum ABC’s, American History Museum
  • 2pm Showtime Tuesdays free youth film series- Ghostbusters. RSVP required
  •  7:30pm The Sound of Music at The Kennedy Center, advanced tickets, here

July 12th, Wednesday

  • 9am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Moo-ving and Grr-ooving, National Zoo
  • 9am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Splash into Summertime, National Zoo
  • 1:30pm & 7:30pm The Sound of Music at The Kennedy Center, advanced tickets, here
  • 10:30am&12pm Discovery Theater: Rhythm & Beats, S. Dillon Ripley Center
  • 11am Flights of Fancy- Stories for Children, Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center 

July 13th, Thursday

July 14th, Friday

  • Living Earth Festival, American Indian Museum
  • 10:30 & Noon Art Investigators at the National Gallery of Art- Georgia O’Keeffe. ages 4-7, free, first come first serve availability.
  • 10:30am&12pm Discovery Theater: Rhythm & Beats, S. Dillon Ripley Center
  • 11am Flights of Fancy- Stories for Children, Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center 
  • 7:30pm The Sound of Music at The Kennedy Center, advanced tickets, here

July 15th, Saturday

July 16th, Sunday

July 17th, Monday

July 18th, Tuesday

  • 9am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Moo-ving and Grr-ooving, National Zoo
  • 9am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Splash into Summertime, National Zoo
  • 10am-2pm Kids Day at  Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens 
  • 10am Forensic Mysteries- A “Grizzly” Discovery, Natural History Museum
  • 10am Showtime Tuesdays free youth film series- Zootopia. RSVP required
  • 10:30am Discovery Theater: Summer Magic, S. Dillon Ripley Center
  • 11am Museum ABC’s, American History Museum
  • 2pm Showtime Tuesdays free youth film series- Batman vs. Superman. RSVP required

July 19th, Wednesday

  • 9am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Moo-ving and Grr-ooving, National Zoo
  • 9am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Splash into Summertime, National Zoo
  • 10:30am & 12pm Discovery Theater: Summer Magic, S. Dillon Ripley Center
  • 11am Flights of Fancy–Stories for Children, Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
  • 1pm The Scientist is in: Human Origins, Natural History Museum

July 20th, Thursday

July 21st, Friday

July 22nd, Saturday

July 23rd, Sunday

  • 10am &1:30pm Tuku Iho Living Legacy: Maori Cultural Immersion at Q?rius,, Museum of Natural History
  • 11:30 & 1pm Art Investigators at the National Gallery of Art- Wassily Kandinsky. ages 4-7, free, first come first serve availability.
  • 1pm Portrait Discovery Kits National Portrait Gallery room E151

July 24th, Monday

  • 10am &1:30pm Tuku Iho Living Legacy: Maori Cultural Immersion at Q?rius,, Museum of Natural History
  • 11:30 & 1pm Art Investigators at the National Gallery of Art- Wassily Kandinsky. ages 4-7, free, first come first serve availability.

July 25th, Tuesday

  • 10am &1:30pm Tuku Iho Living Legacy: Maori Cultural Immersion at Q?rius,, Museum of Natural History
  • 10:30am & noon & 2pm Discovery Theater– SOLE Defined
  • 10am Showtime Tuesdays free youth film series- Kubo and the Two Strings. RSVP required
  • 2pm Showtime Tuesdays free youth film series- Barry. RSVP required

July 26th, Wednesday

  • 10am &1:30pm Tuku Iho Living Legacy: Maori Cultural Immersion at Q?rius,, Museum of Natural History
  • 10:30am & noon &  Discovery Theater– SOLE Defined

July 27th, Thursday

July 28th, Friday

July 29th, Saturday

  • 10am &1:30pm Tuku Iho Living Legacy: Maori Cultural Immersion at Q?rius,, Museum of Natural History
  • 10:30 & Noon Art Investigators at the National Gallery of Art- Sam Gilliam. ages 4-7, free, first come first serve availability.
  • 1pm Portrait Discovery Kits at the National Portrait Gallery room E151

July 30th, Sunday

  • 10am &1:30pm Tuku Iho Living Legacy: Maori Cultural Immersion at Q?rius,, Museum of Natural History
  • 11:30 & 1pm Art Investigators at the National Gallery of Art- Sam Gilliam. ages 4-7, free, first come first serve availability.
  • 1pm Portrait Discovery Kits at the National Portrait Gallery room E151

July 31st, Monday

what says summer better than ice cream? See the new flavors at Ice Cream Jubilee, here.

On-Going Weekly Events

These events occur regularly every week, I encourage you to check the original website just in case there’s a cancellation. To find events at your local library, click here. And to see the full list of daily events happening at The National Zoo, click here. The Kennedy Center hosts nightly live, free performances check their schedule, here, to see if your child may enjoy an upcoming event.

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Artechouse in Washington DC- DoDcwithKids.com

Stay cool buddies, this was at Artechouse, which has relaxed it’s age policy to include the under 6 crowd!

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