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Family and Kid Friendly Events in Washington, D.C. during the month of April.


Family and Kid Friendly Events in Washington, D.C. during the month of April.

Family and Kid Friendly Events in Washington, D.C. during the month of April.

April means spring, cherry blossoms, Easter egg hunts and White House garden tours. Washington, D.C is blooming with flowers and bursting with activities. Read on for some family fun inspiration. 

Seasonal Events 

Not that I want any competition in this contest but City Center DC, which is dressed for the season with its cherry blossom lanterns, is running an Instagram competition. Use the hashtag #CCDCinBloom with your photo of the lanterns for a chance to win a $350 City Center gift card (that could fund alot of coffee dates). If I win I see alot of Rare Sweets in my future!

It’s cherry blossom season! For a full overview of the events and activities taking place as part of the Cherry Blossom Festival see, here. 

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibit continues to delight those who are able to get tickets, the exhibit is at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden until May 14th. For more information and tips on getting in read my full review, here.

April is the month for Easter Egg hunts, I have a separate post on where to find the best one for you, here.

Tours of the White House Gardens usually occur in April, dates have not yet been released but information should be, here, when a plan does come together.

New Finds 

Tudor Tots will be held inside when the weather does not cooperate.

Last week my daughter and I went to the first Tudor Tots event of the season. Tudor Tots is sponsored by the historic Tudor House in Georgetown and is a children’s program occurring every Tuesday at 10am. See their website for more details, here.

Mark Your Calendars 

 April 1st, Saturday

April 2nd, Sunday 

  • Infant Investigators will guide you on a tour of the Smithsonian Museums through the eyes of your baby. pre-register
  •  Community Day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is a great time to poke around for free!
  • Littlest Critters is a pre-school program at the National Zoo for the littlest of humans (ages 2-3). pre-register, $28-$35/kid. 
  • Nutt and Bolt is a theatrical presentation about robots put on by Atlas Theater Co. buy tickets in advance, $6-$10
  • The Art and Science of the Cherry Blossom is a program for kids aged 10-16 at the United States Botanical Garden, pre-registration required.

April 3rd, Monday

April 4th, Tuesday

April 6-7, Thursday & Friday

April 8th, Saturday 

April 9th, Sunday 

April 14th, Friday

April 15th, Saturday 

April 16th, Sunday

April 17th, Monday

April 20th, Thursday 

  • Meet a reptile or two at Discovery Theater’s performance of Ecosystems Alive. buy tickets in advance, ages 6-11

April 21st, Friday

April 22nd, Saturday

April 23rd, Sunday

April 27th, Thursday

  • From Garbage to Gardens will teach kids aged 5-10 how Mother Nature works her magic with garbage.

April 28th, Friday

April 29th, Saturday 

  • The Georgetown French Market continues.
  • Bring a picnic and enjoy the annual plant sale at the historic Tudor House.
  • Registration is required for this program, Art & Me- Spotlight on Japanese Art, for 3-5 year olds. Learn how to preserve art and then practice on your own piece at the Freer Sackler Galleries of Asian Art, see here to register.

April 30th, Sunday

  • The Georgetown French Market has it’s last day.
  • Bring your preschooler to the National Zoo to enjoy Meerkat Mania. pre-register 
  • This Kusama (an artist whose work is currently on display at the Hirshhorn museum) inspired family day at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden takes place as part of the Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day: From a Moment to Infinity will draw inspiration from two exhibits at the museum, “Orchids: A Moment” and “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.” The event is from 10am-2pm and does not include entrance to the Infinity Mirrors exhibit, see here for more information.

Would you consider squirrel feeding an on-going activity? This one was really happy with the teddy grams I was giving him last week at the Tidal Basin (note the blossoms in the background).

On-Going 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.








Keep blooming, friends!

If you missed it I have a post including over FOURTY egg hunts in the Washington, D.C. metro area, you can find that post here

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  1. Lucie Goodwyn

    April 1, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    This is really nice organized! Going to move to D.C. in July, it would be awesome to get some updates 😉

    • Tina

      April 2, 2017 at 1:03 am

      How fun!! If you have any specific questions about moving to DC I’m happy to help or to guide you in the right direction, There’s lots of splash pads and pools, July is a good month to get here!

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