Kids’ Weekend Guide! April 14th-16th

This weekend’s filled with fun ideas – like an Underwater Easter Egg Hunt, a magic show, a Year of the Rooster family outing, Dinosaur Park, a bibliobop dance party & more!  Check it out below!

Special Thanks to our sponsor of this Kids’ Weekend Guide! 


Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
A fun new twist on the traditional Egg Hunt! This is always a popular event; registration is limited to 30 children per section. 10am: 6mo-5years; 11am: 4-10 years; 12pm: 6-15 years; 1pm: 6-15 years old.
When: 10am-2pm
Where: Greenbelt Aquatic & Fitness Center, 101 Centerway, Greenbelt
Cost: $3

Toddler Time @ Art Works Now
Open studio time for toddlers and their accompanying adults.  Join us for Pinch Pots: Really work on fine motor skills by creating pinch pots out of clay!
When: 10am-12pm
Where: Art Works Now, 3711 Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $5

Storytime PopUp!  @ The Waterhole 
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more at this innovation collaboration between PGCMLS & Mt. Rainier’s fabulous organic juice & smoothie joint, The Waterhole. Best for 0-5 years old.  Curious?  Click here for my review of The Waterhole!
When: 10am
Where: The Waterhole, 4004 34th St., Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free (Heads-up: Waterhole’s menu is delish, highly recommend indulging!)

Indian Creek Playground
Any time this weekend, check out this really fun and creative playground designed after Berwyn Heights’ earliest residents – a group of Algonquian people known as Nacotchtank.  Kiddos will have  a blast climbing teepees, in an out of canoes and up and down dream catchers.  If you get hungry afterwards, check out
When: Sunrise to sunset
Where: 8900 56th Avenue, Berwyn Heights
Cost: Free!   


Egg Hunt & Magic Show!
Egg Hunt & Magician!  Don Juan puts on a fantastic show of magic and illusion!
When: 10am
Where: Buddy Attick Park (Greenbelt Lake), 555 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

Bibliobop Dance Party!
Come and bust a move and shake your sillies out at the Greenbelt Bibliobop Dance Party! Bring your parents or caregivers and prepare to boogie and bop until we all drop!
When: 10:30-11:30am
Where: Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt 
Cost: Free!

3rd Annual Aqua Egg Hunt
Join us for a fun afternoon of swimming, crafts and an egg hunt in the water! Ages 3-12.
When: 11am-4pm
Where: Fairland Sports & Aquatics Complex, 13950 Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel
Cost: $10-13

Year of the Rooster – Family Outing! 
The Sierra Club and the Chinese American Citizens Alliance DC Lodge invite you to join in this Year of the Rooster outdoor outing!  Our very own Park Ranger, Marc Imlay and Sierra Club Outings leader and his colleague Fred Fallon will guide us through a presentation of Roosters and the significance of their beauty and symbolism. There will be an opportunity to enjoy them at Old Maryland Farm. Followed by a nature walk! Don’t be a chicken.

When: 11am
Where: Watkins Nature Center and Old Maryland Farm, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro
Cost: $10 suggested donation per family (large or small) includes snacks and cold drinks. 
Spring Greening Fair 2017 
Have some fun at this sustainability and affordable “green” living event!  Activities, demonstrations and vendors will feature gardening, recycling, local produce, energy efficiency, green roofs, music, crafts, animals and more!
When: 12-5pm
Where: Mt. Rainier Nature & Recreation Center, 4701 31st Pl, Mt. Rainier

Community Easter Eggstravaganza
Enjoy community, free food, fun, games and activities and a huge Easter Egg Hunt for all!
When: 12-2pm
Where: Chillum Community Park, 5701 16th Ave, Chillum
Cost: Free!

Dinosaur Park 
Meet paleontologists, learn about Maryland prehistory, and search an active fossil site for 115 million-year-old remains of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals! We took the kids here and they loved it!  Now – it’s pretty bare bones (pun intended); no amenities – basically an open archaeological site behind some warehouses.  But if your kids have adventurous minds and love discovering prehistoric things – then it’s worth a visit.  Found some really old bark that apparently was from a tree that was around during the time of the dinosaurs.  What?! Said bark now rests lovingly next to kid’s toothbrush….Tip: While you’re in the area, why not also check out the Kids Room at the newly renovated Laurel Public Library.  It’s really a gem, y’all!
When: 12-4p.m.
Where: 13200 block of Mid-Atlantic Blvd., Laurel
Admission:  Free!

Chess Club
Learn to play or improve your chess game.  All ages welcome!
When: 1:30-5pm
Where: Laurel Library, 507 7th Street, Laurel 
Cost: Free!

Read to Rover (Ages 5-12)
Children build their reading confidence by reading aloud to specially trained therapy dogs that are glad to listen.  Registration is required: 301-345-5800
When: 2-3:30pm
Where: Greenbelt Library
Cost: Free!


Anacostia Riverwalk Trail – Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens 
Head to Bladensburg Waterfront Park (BWP) and explore the new 4-mile segment of the Trail now connecting the District with BWP!  We packed lunches, parked at BWP and then walked the Trail all the way to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.  It was lovely!  No traffic – just folks outside loving this new addition!  Grab a bit of respite at Kenilworth, maybe eat that lunch you packed and then head back to BWP, where the kids can play/climb/laugh in an old B & O caboose.
When: Sunrise to Sunset
Where: Start at BWP, 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg
Cost: Free!

Always call or check the event website before heading out; Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation. 

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