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FEATURED EVENTS

Dates: 
05/28/2018

Organization:

Wolf Trap

Location:

1645 Trap Road
Vienna , VA, 22182
United States

Phone:

703-255-1900
Time: 
8 pm

Memorial Day Concert and Fireworks at Wolf Trap

"The President's Own" United States Marine Band will launch Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts' summer season with a program of concert band favorites. A fireworks display will follow the concert. The park has limited capacity and will stop admitting guests once full. Gates open at 6:30 pm for Lawn and In-House (90 minutes prior to curtain). Fireworks viewing area opens following the performance, at approximately 9:30 pm . Fireworks begin at approximately 9:45 pm
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Dates: 
06/01/2018
06/02/2018
06/03/2018
Time: 
varies

Location:

Gunston Arts Center
2700 S Lang St
Arlington, VA, 22206
United States

Phone:

(703) 548-1154

Pinocchio

Travel with Pinocchio on his road of misadventures, meeting many kooky characters along the way. From Pleasure Isle, to his showdown with the Great Fish, Pinocchio tries to find his way back to his father, Geppetto. Will he learn to choose truth and kindness on his quest to become a “real boy?” Come and see!
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Dates: 
06/09/2018

Location:

10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC, 20560
United States

Phone:

(202) 633-1000
Time: 
10am – 4pm

World Ocean Family Day - National Museum of Natural History

Explore how we all can keep our ocean plastic-free through activities for children and adults. Meet scientists and community leaders to learn about local, positive stories and initiatives that your family can get involved in!
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Dates: 
05/25/2018
05/26/2018
05/27/2018
Time: 
10:00am

Location:

Rock Creek Park - Peirce Mill and Barn
2401 Tilden St NW
Washington, DC, 20008
United States

Phone:

(202) 895-6000

As the Mill Turns - Rock Creek Park

Learn about the power of water and its connection to food on a Peirce Mill tour. Stay for a short tour or see the mill on your own. Special activities happen on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month through the end of October from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.--e.g., interactive activities for children and their families AND the mill can be seen in operation.
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Dates: 
05/27/2018
06/17/2018
07/22/2018

Location:

2020 O St. NW
Washington, DC, 20036
United States

Phone:

202.496.2020
Time: 
Call for info

Mansion Magic Shows with Rich Bloch at The Mansion on O Street

One of the busiest corporate entertainers in the world. Richard Bloch is a frequent headliner on Las Vegas and Atlantic City stages, a motivational speaker (Rich is a two-time recipient of the coveted “Blackstone Award” from the International Platform Association), author and playwright. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
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Dates: 
07/23/2018
07/24/2018
07/25/2018

Location:

2845 N. Marcey Road
Arlington, VA, 22207
United States

Phone:

703-528-5406
Time: 
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Nocturnal Naturalist Camp JR

Nocturnal Naturalist's will participate in a variety of activities including nocturnal animal study, camera trapping, astronomy, live animal presentations, stream surveys, campfire snacks, and more! We invite you to join us for an end of camp potluck/party that will take place on the last day of camp at 9:00pm. This camp session is for campers ages 8-10. Schedule: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Pick up/Drop off: Potomac Overlook Shelter / Playground IMPORTANT: Please download and fill out the attached packet and return via email to campoverlook@nvrpa.org by 4/1/2018. Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds for missed days due to changed work or vacation schedules, sick days, or other non-emergency reasons. Refunds must be requested at least ten business days prior to the camp session. Refunds will only be made if we are able to fill the spot created by your cancellation. All but $25 will be refunded in the event that we are able to fill your vacancy. The last day to request a refund for this session is Friday July 6th, 2018.
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Dates: 
06/11/2018
06/12/2018
06/13/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
9:30 am – 11 am

Wee Little Naturalists Camp at Meadowside Nature Center

Join us for some fun in the great outdoors! Come down to Meadowside Nature Center for a week filled with nature stories, activities, and crafts. We’ll learn about a new aspect of nature each day and meet real live animals! A parent or caregiver must stay with each child throughout this camp.
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Dates: 
06/02/2018
06/03/2018

Organization:

DC JazzFest

Location:

1600 21st St NW
Washington, DC, 20009
United States
Time: 
SATURDAY JUNE 2 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM SUNDAY JUNE 3 | NOON – 7:00 PM

JAZZ 'N FAMILIES FUN DAYS

In partnership with The Phillips Collection, Jazz ‘n Families Fun Day weekend celebrates jazz and the visual arts with performances by more than a dozen regional artists and rising star ensembles, June 2 and 3, 2018. Performances include the Herman Burney Trio featuring students from Jazzin’ After School, Lena Seikaly, David Schulman, Janelle Gill Trio, Udobi, Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes, Paul Carr Quartet, Michael Ventura, Kenny Rittenhouse Ensemble, Tyler Leak, Coy Fish, Origem, and the The String Queens.
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Dates: 
05/29/2018
06/05/2018
06/12/2018

Location:

1630 7th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
United States

Phone:

202-727-0971
Time: 
10:00am

Pop of the Tots - Shaw Neighborhood Library

Join us for a dance party for babies and children up to age 5. Experience popular music, motion, dance and try different instruments. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of eight or more, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special session. We will not meet May 8 or May 22.
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Dates: 
06/18/2018
06/19/2018
06/20/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Wildlife Caretakers Camp

Animal lovers, aspiring veterinarians and naturalists won’t want to miss this camp! Campers will get firsthand experience in the care of Meadowside’s resident raptors, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Join us for fun excursions to a variety of wildlife centers, including the zoo and an animal sanctuary, where our hosts will demonstrate animal care, feeding, and handling. During this week of walking in wildlife caretakers’ shoes, we will explore how human and animal lives intersect and what roles we play in this relationship.
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Dates: 
05/25/2018
05/26/2018
05/27/2018
Time: 
varies, see website

Location:

Rosecroft Raceway/Rugby Field
6336 Rosecroft Dr
Fort Washington, MD, 20744
United States

The Big Bounce - DC

The Big Bounce America is 10,000 square feet of full-on inflatable fun. It’s a crazy, action-packed fun day out suitable for all the family featuring the world’s largest bounce house alongside a host of amazing inflatable attractions. With every bounce there’s a whole new experience to be shared and down every slide a new adventure for you, your friends and your family to be a part of. We’re proud to have created a thrilling and memorable event that appeals to families, teenagers and grown ups looking for an escape from adulting. So what are you waiting for? Sneakers off, party on!
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Dates: 
05/28/2018

Location:

1450 Wilkes St
Alexandria, VA, 22314
United States

Phone:

(703) 221-2183
Time: 
11 am

Memorial Day Ceremony at Alexandria National Cemetery

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 28 in 2018). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. Service Members who died while on active duty. First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War, it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.
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Dates: 
07/09/2018
07/10/2018
07/11/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
9 am – 3:30 pm

Seeing & Writing Home: Nature Photography and Writing Camp

It is said that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and a well-crafted phrase can create an image as vivid as any photograph. We’ll explore both of these crafts in Seeing Home/Writing Home. For campers who love reading and writing as well as nature, using the inspiration of the woods, trails, pond, and stream around Meadowside we’ll turn our nature observations into stories. With cameras, tablets, and even phones we’ll document what we see and explore using words and pictures to share our outdoor experiences with others. Plan to hike, splash, journal, photograph, draw (if you like), and express your own relationship in nature.
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Dates: 
06/01/2018

Location:

7701 Royce Street
Annandale, VA, 22003
United States

Phone:

703-941-1065
Time: 
7 pm

Animal PJ Party at Hidden Oaks

Put on your pajamas and come to Hidden Oaks Nature Center to hear bedtime stories, meet animals and wish goodnight to the center’s live animals. Bring your favorite stuffed animal with you. The program runs from 7 to 7:45 p.m. and costs $6 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 703-941-1065.
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Dates: 
05/24/2018
06/14/2018
06/28/2018

Location:

1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive
College Park, MD, 20740
United States

Phone:

301-864-6029
Time: 
10:30 am

Cub Corner at College Park Aviation Museum

Come to the Cub Corner story time at 10:30 on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month for pre-school fun! Ideal for little learners up to five years old, enjoy a flight themed story and hands-on craft activity. FREE with museum admission!
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Dates: 
05/24/2018
05/25/2018
05/26/2018

Location:

Independence Ave at 6th St, SW
Washington, DC, 20560
United States

Phone:

(202) 633-2214
Time: 
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“FLIGHTS OF FANCY” STORY TIME-

Museum staff read stories about famous aviators, hot-air balloon flights, trips to Mars, characters visible in the night sky, or creatures that have their own wings. Each session includes one story and a hands-on activity. Groups larger than 15 are encouraged to reserve a program through the group reservation form.
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Dates: 
05/25/2018

Organization:

Wolf Trap

Location:

1645 Trap Road
Vienna , VA, 22182
United States

Phone:

703-255-1900
Time: 
8 pm

The Washington Ballet: Giselle at Wolf Trap

A beloved romantic ballet. Love, betrayal, and forgiveness are paired with coveted virtuoso roles. This haunting and tender classic tells the story of the promise and tragedy of young love. Did you know? Wolf Trap's Young at Arts initiative invites families and caregivers to introduce children (17 and under) to the arts by offering one free accompanying youth ticket for each adult ticket purchased for select performances.
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Dates: 
05/26/2018

Location:

3160 16th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20010
United States

Phone:

20010
Time: 
10:00 am

LEGO Fun - Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library

Build, explore and play with LEGOs and DUPLOs in the Children's Room from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. This program is designed for children ages 3-12 years old and their caregivers.
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Dates: 
05/26/2018

Location:

3260 R St. NW
Washington, DC, 20007
United States

Phone:

202-727-0232
Time: 
10:30 a.m.

Preschool Story Time - Georgetown Neighborhood Library

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
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Dates: 
06/08/2018

Location:

10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC, 20560
United States

Phone:

(202) 633-1000
Time: 
2 – 4pm

Ocean Rocks! at National Museum of Natural History

Travel to the ocean floor to explore underwater volcanoes! Find out what marine geologists know about ocean rocks and what they can teach us about the Earth. Learn how geologists get rocks up off of the ocean floor. Observe for yourself rocks from 10,000 feet below the waves. Hear tales of wild times at sea!
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Dates: 
06/21/2018
06/22/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
10 am – 2:30 pm

BSA Merit Badge: Bird Study

Earning your Bird Study merit badge is a great beginning to a fun and fulfilling lifelong hobby! Scouts will look for native birds at a local birding hotspot, learn about bird identification and calls, and more in this two-day class.
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Dates: 
08/20/2018
08/21/2018
08/22/2018

Location:

2845 N. Marcey Road
Arlington, VA, 22207
United States

Phone:

703-528-5406
Time: 
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rangers Camp

Rangers Camp is a high paced recreation and nature focused camp week. Every day we will embark on a new adventure to a different park and explore the outdoors! Activities may include swimming, hiking, kayaking/paddle boarding, stream hikes, and more! Schedule: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Pick up/Drop off: Potomac Overlook Shelter / Playground IMPORTANT: Please download and fill out the attached packet and return via email to campoverlook@nvrpa.org by 4/1/2018. Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds for missed days due to changed work or vacation schedules, sick days, or other non-emergency reasons. Refunds must be requested at least ten business days prior to the camp session. Refunds will only be made if we are able to fill the spot created by your cancellation. All but $25 will be refunded in the event that we are able to fill your vacancy. The last day to request a refund for this session is Friday August 3, 2018.
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Dates: 
05/28/2018

Location:

800 West St
Annapolis, MD, 21401
United States

Phone:

410-644-9696
Time: 
12 pm

Memorial Day Ceremony at Annapolis National Cemetery

The National Cemetery Administration will host Memorial Day ceremonies at VA national cemeteries across the country with the help of local communities.
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Dates: 
06/09/2018

Location:

10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC, 20560
United States

Phone:

(202) 633-1000
Time: 
10 am – 4 pm

World Ocean Family Day at Natural Museum of Natural History

Explore how we all can keep our ocean plastic-free through activities for children and adults. Meet scientists and community leaders to learn about local, positive stories and initiatives that your family can get involved in!
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Dates: 
05/21/2018
05/23/2018
05/24/2018

Location:

10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC, 20560
United States

Phone:

(202) 633-1000
Time: 
10 am - 5 pm

Visit the Butterfly Pavilion at National Museum of Natural History

Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! Located adjacent to Partners in Evolution, this tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Want to see more butterflies and the plants they like? Visit the Smithsonian Pollinator Garden (previously the Butterfly Habitat Garden) to see some of the plants that local butterflies prefer for nectar (adults) or leaves (caterpillars). If it is the right time of year, you may see some butterflies in action. This special garden is located just east of the museum.
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Dates: 
05/25/2018
06/01/2018
06/08/2018

Location:

3160 16th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20010
United States

Phone:

20010
Time: 
11am

Family Story Time - Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library

Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. ​Story Times are ticketed and first-come, first-served. For groups of more than six, please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit.
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Dates: 
06/25/2018
06/26/2018
06/27/2018

Location:

2845 N. Marcey Road
Arlington, VA, 22207
United States

Phone:

703-528-5406
Time: 
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Camp Overlook

Camp Overlook explores the close-to-home natural world with children entering grades K through 10 at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Our camp staff works hard to create a curriculum that weaves unique activities and investigations with familiar annual traditions.
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Dates: 
05/26/2018
06/30/2018
Time: 
10:15 am

Location:

The Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD, 20852-3224
United States

Phone:

301.581.5200

Children's Art Talk & Tour at the Music Center at Strathmore

Young art lovers can get behind the brushstrokes and into the head, heart, and history of the artists with the kid-friendly Saturday tours at the Music Center at Strathmore. Children take part in an educational guided tour of the current exhibitions followed by a hands-on art activity.
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Dates: 
06/25/2018
06/26/2018
06/27/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
9 am – 3:30 pm

Raptor Camp

Spend a week learning about Maryland’s amazing eagles, hawks, vultures, and owls. We’ll learn raptor basics, play predator/prey games, dissect an owl pellet, and look for nesting raptors in the wild as we hike the trails of Meadowside Nature Center to explore the habitats where these birds live. We’ll learn to identify common local species in the sky using binoculars and field guides, meet the resident birds, and help with the daily weighing of food to get a better understanding of how they live under human care.
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Dates: 
08/04/2018
08/05/2018
08/07/2018

Organization:

Keegan Theatre

Location:

1742 Church St NW Washington
Washington , DC, 20036
United States

Phone:

(202) 265-3767
Time: 
Varies

The Bridges of Madison County

Based on the best-selling novel, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY was developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman. A sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross, this 2014 Tony Award-winner for Best Score and Orchestrations captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland and the yearning entangled in the eternal question” “What if…?”
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Dates: 
07/23/2018
07/24/2018
07/25/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
9 am – 3:30 pm

Rock Creek Animal Week

Do you know how many different animals live in Rock Creek Regional Park? Splash in the creek, poke around in the pond, hike, explore, play games and create crafts too. See animals up close and sharpen your observational skills as you look for animal signs and habitats.
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Dates: 
05/26/2018

Location:

614 Oronoco Street
Alexandria , VA, 22314
United States

Phone:

703-548-1789
Time: 
10 am

“UNDER THE SAME ROOF: ENSLAVED AND FREE SERVANTS AT THE LEE-FENDALL HOUSE”

Explore the Lee-Fendall House from the perspectives of the enslaved and free African Americans who lived and worked in the home as domestic servants, both before and after the Civil War.
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Dates: 
06/02/2018
07/07/2018
08/04/2018

Location:

1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive
College Park, MD, 20740
United States

Phone:

301-864-6029
Time: 
Drop in

Afternoon Aviators at College Park Aviation Museum

Join us the first Saturday of every month as we explore a different aviation themed topic through STEAM-based, hands on activities. This is a drop-in program, fun for children ages 6 and up.
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Dates: 
06/02/2018

Location:

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA, 22121
United States

Phone:

(703) 780-2000
Time: 
9:00am - 5:00pm

Martha Washington's Birthday Celebration at Mount Vernon

Commemorate Martha Washington’s birthday at Mount Vernon with a citizenship ceremony for new U.S. citizens.
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Dates: 
05/31/2018

Location:

3260 R St. NW
Washington, DC, 20007
United States

Phone:

202-727-0232
Time: 
5:30 p.m.

K-Pop Party - Georgetown Neighborhood Library

Come to the library to celebrate your favorite K-Pop songs and artists, learn some basic Korean phrases and enjoy Korean snacks. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
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Dates: 
07/16/2018
07/17/2018
07/18/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
9 am – 3:30 pm

American Girl Camp

Enjoy some of the crafts, games, cooking and adventures that your favorite American Girl characters loved! You’ll have five days full of AG-inspired fun based on the lives of the characters Caroline (1812), Kit (1934), and Lanie (2010). Camp fee includes van transportation to local field trip sites. Camp meets at Meadowside Nature Center.
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Dates: 
07/16/2018
07/17/2018
07/18/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
9 am – 3:30 pm

Investigate! Citizen Science Camp

What is citizen science? Come and learn how to join a community of citizen scientists by participating in a variety of projects in which you will have the opportunity to collect and share real scientific data of the wildlife at Meadowside Nature Center. During the week you will work with different types of plants and animals, meet real scientists, and engage in hands-on science activities. SSL hours will be approved for some of our activities-if applicable.
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Dates: 
06/18/2018
06/19/2018
06/20/2018

Location:

8781 Piney Orchard Pkwy
Odenton, MD, 21113
United States

Phone:

(410) 703-3883
Time: 
AM Session: 8:30-12PM PM Session:12:30-4PM

Nelson Hockey Summer Camp 2018

Nelson Hockey Summer Camps are designed to provide a fun on-ice and off-ice environment for players to work on basic skills - such as shooting, passing, puck handling, and skating.
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Dates: 
05/23/2018
05/24/2018
05/25/2018
Time: 
Check website

Location:

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air And Space Museum Pkwy
Chantilly, VA, 20151
United States

Phone:

(202) 633-2214

“FLIGHTS OF FANCY” STORY TIME- Hazy Center

Museum staff read stories about famous aviators, hot-air balloon flights, trips to Mars, characters visible in the night sky, or creatures that have their own wings. Each session includes one story and a hands-on activity. Groups larger than 15 are encouraged to reserve a program through the group reservation form.
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Dates: 
05/28/2018

Location:

1100 N Glebe Rd Ste 910
Arlington, VA, 22201
United States

Phone:

703-302-1012
Time: 
2:00 pm

National Memorial Day Parade

The National Memorial Day Parade, held annually along Constitution Avenue in our nation’s capital – Washington, DC – shares the story of American honor and sacrifice from across the generations. The parade, commemorating its thirteenth year, is our nation’s largest Memorial Day event, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators to the National Mall to pay tribute to those who have served, are serving, and most importantly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country.
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Dates: 
07/31/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
10 am – 2:30 pm

BSA Merit Badge: Environmental Science

Get a taste of what it is like to be an environmental scientist by making observations and carrying out experiments to investigate the natural world. Bring lunch and a refillable water bottle.
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Dates: 
06/25/2018
06/26/2018
06/27/2018

Location:

2845 N. Marcey Road
Arlington, VA, 22207
United States

Phone:

703-528-5406
Time: 
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Nocturnal Naturalist Camp

Nocturnal Naturalist's will participate in a variety of activities including nocturnal animal study, camera trapping, astronomy, live animal presentations, stream surveys, campfire snacks, and an evening field trip to another park. We invite you to join us for an end of camp potluck/party that will take place on the last day of camp at 9:00 pm. Schedule: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Pick up/Drop off: Potomac Overlook Shelter / Playground IMPORTANT: Please download and fill out the attached packet and return via email to campoverlook@nvrpa.org by 4/1/2018. Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds for missed days due to changed work or vacation schedules, sick days, or other non-emergency reasons. Refunds must be requested at least ten business days prior to the camp session. Refunds will only be made if we are able to fill the spot created by your cancellation. All but $25 will be refunded in the event that we are able to fill your vacancy. The last day to request a refund for this session is Friday June 8, 2018.
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