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The November guide to Washington DC for families!

Hello, November! This month is home to my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving! If you follow me on Instagram you probably hear me talk about my love of food! So I’m excited but, there’s also a ton of other events this month too. I hope this guide helps you enjoy your month!

 

New & Exciting

 

The Future of Sports is a pop-up fully interactive art exhibit on H Street on Washington, DC

The Future of Sports is not only super insta worthy, it’s really fun.

The Future of Sports, a fully interactive art pop up on H Street lets you run, kick and spin!

Port Discovery presents Dora & Diego Let's explore at Port Discovery in Baltimore Maryland. The exhibit runs through February 19th 2018

Doctor Ooey is here to help!

Dora & Diego-Let’s Explore! is the newest traveling exhibit at Port Discovery in Baltimore, and is worth every minute spent in the car!

Ending Soon

 

ARTECHOUSE in Washington DC is back with it's newest exhibit "Spirit of Autumn". The exhibit is a digital playground for adults and children alike and includes a never before seen augmented reality app!

ARTECHOUSE is here, for your viewing pleasure.

Kids Euro Festival– ends November 5th

ARTECHOUSE: SPIRIT OF AUTUMN– ends November 5th

Don’t miss out on a corn maze or fall festival! 

Mark Your Calendars

 

Wednesday, November 1st

1pm The Scientist is In: Human Origins Natural History Museum

2pm Story Time in our Explore! Family Space Portrait Gallery

Friday, November 3rd

2:30 Recovering Voices Ethnographic Film Series: A Weave of Time Natural History Museum

Saturday, November 4th

9am-4pm Horses and Hounds at Mount Vernon

9:30 & 11am Rainbow Puppets: The Really Big Dinosaur Show. Saturday Mornings at The Nationals Theater. Reserve tickets, here

10am & noon Shake Up Your Saturdays at The Folger Shakespeare Theater. Preregister,here.

10am Twos Travelers a SEEC program National Museum of American History preregister here

10am Preschool Class: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Tails (ages 2-3) National Zoo

11am Write NOW! Celebrate the History and Art of Correspondence Postal Museum

11am History Time: Story and Activity Time American History Museum

2:30-4:30 Gratitude Festival at Stead Park

3pm A Concert for Tomorrow’s Ancestors American Indian Museum

Sunday, November 5th

10am Preschool Class: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Tails (ages 2-3) National Zoo

10am Twos Travelers a SEEC program National Museum of American History preregister here

12pm Free Community Day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts 

Monday, November 6th

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Animals Around the World (ages 3-5) National Zoo

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3) National Zoo

Tuesday, November 7th

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3) National Zoo

Wednesday, November 8th

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3) National Zoo

10:15 & 11:30am DICOVERY THEATER: Meeting Mr. Lincoln S. Dillon Ripley Center

Thursday, November 9th

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3) National Zoo

10:15 & 11:30am DICOVERY THEATER: Meeting Mr. Lincoln S. Dillon Ripley Center

Friday, November 10th

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3) National Zoo

2:30pm Recovering Voices Ethnographic Film Series: Photo Wallahs Natural History Museum

Saturday, November 11th

10am Morning with the Girl Scouts Portrait Gallery

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Animals Around the World (ages 3-5) National Zoo

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3) National Zoo

10am Twos Travelers a SEEC program National Museum of American History preregister here

11am & 2pm Family Workshop: Celebrate Diwali Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Sunday, November 12th

10am 10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Animals Around the World (ages 3-5) National Zoo

1pm Teen Workshop: Celebrate Diwali Arthur M Sackler Gallery

Monday, November 13th

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Animals Around the World (ages 3-5) National Zoo

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3) National Zoo

10:30am YOUNG PORTRAIT EXPLORERS – American Indian Heritage Month Portrait Gallery

Tuesday, November 14th

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3) National Zoo

Wednesday, November 15th

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3) National Zoo

10:15 & 11:30am DISCOVERY THEATER: Grandma’s Thanksgiving Visit S. Dillon Ripley Center

1pm The Scientist is In: Human Origins Natural History Museum

Thursday, November 16th

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3) National Zoo

10:15 & 11:30am DISCOVERY THEATER: Grandma’s Thanksgiving Visit S. Dillon Ripley Center

Friday, November 17th

*Museum of the Bible opens*

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3) National Zoo

10:15 & 11:30am DISCOVERY THEATER: Grandma’s Thanksgiving Visit S. Dillon Ripley Center

2:30pm Recovering Voices Ethnographic Film Series: Bontoc Eulogy Natural History Museum

Saturday, November 18th

*ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer opens at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center*

9:30 & 11am Rainbow Puppets: Pinot & Augustine. Saturday Mornings at The Nationals Theater. Reserve tickets, here

10am Weekend Tots: Turkey Tots Tudor Place

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Animals Around the World (ages 3-5) National Zoo

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3) National Zoo

10:30am Family Program: Urban Gardening Project Anacostia Community Museum

11am History Time: Story and Activity Time American History Museum

1:30 & 4pm Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall The Kennedy Center ages 6+ reserve tickets, see schedule for sensory friendly performances

Sunday, November 19th

10am Preschool Class: Spots and Stripes (ages 2-3) National Zoo

1:30 & 4pm Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall The Kennedy Center ages 6+ reserve tickets, see schedule for sensory friendly performances

Monday, November 20th

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Animals Around the World (Ages 3-5) National Zoo

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3)

Tuesday, November 21st

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3)

10:15 & 11:30am DISCOVERY THEATER: Grandma’s Thanksgiving Visit S. Dillon Ripley Center

Wednesday, November 22nd

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3)

1:30 & 4pm Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall The Kennedy Center ages 6+ reserve tickets, see schedule for sensory friendly performances

*Thanksgiving Day* Thursday, November 23rd

Thanksgiving at Mount Vernon 

Seasons Greetings at the United States Botanical Garden 

8:30am Little Turkey Fun Run Freedom Plaza, DC

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3)

6-9pm Thanksgiving Day Swing Dance Party Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center

Friday, November 24th

*ZooLights begins at the National Zoo*

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3)

1:30 & 4pm Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall The Kennedy Center ages 6+ reserve tickets, see schedule for sensory friendly performances

7pm NSO Pops: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert. See schedule for ticketing and sensory friendly performances, ages 5+

Saturday, November 25th

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Animals Around the World (ages 3-5) National Zoo

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3) National Zoo

12pm Open Studio: Find a Feline Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

11am & 1:30pm & 5pm Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall The Kennedy Center ages 6+ reserve tickets, see schedule for sensory friendly performances

1 & 5:30pm  The Nutcracker by The Washington Ballet THEARC Theater

7pm NSO Pops: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert. See schedule for ticketing and sensory friendly performances, ages 5+

Sunday, November 26th

1:30 & 4pm Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall The Kennedy Center ages 6+ reserve tickets, see schedule for sensory friendly performances

1 & 5:30pm  The Nutcracker by The Washington Ballet THEARC Theater

2pm NSO Pops: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert. See schedule for ticketing and sensory friendly performances, ages 5+

Monday, November 27th

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Animals Around the World (ages 3-5) National Zoo

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3) National Zoo

10:30am Young Portrait Explorers – American Indian Heritage Month Portrait Gallery

Tuesday, November 28th

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3) National Zoo

11am Museum ABC’s American History Museum

Wednesday, November 29th

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3) National Zoo

Thursday, November 30th

10am Sesame Street Celebration American History Museum

“Join us at the National Museum of American History to celebrate Sesame Street’s innovative contributions to American culture with special Sesame Street-themed programs and activities for families with young children. Enjoy Sesame Street stories, muppet-inspired crafts and activities, and see some of the Muppets in the Museum’s collection out of storage.”

10am Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Feasts with the Beasts (ages 2-3) National Zoo

This photo didn’t make the cut for insta, but I still like it. City Center is always looking cute

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. And if you’re looking to squeeze in a workout with the kiddo check out the schedule at Fit4Mom Capitol Hill

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This is how I envision my post turkey nap looking.

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