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Kids

 List of Children’s Programs at Heritage Sites

 

 

Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture
Art Explorers Open Studio - Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Candy Corner Studio for parent and child drop in art activities. Different activities each week. Recommended ages 10 and under. ($)
Glen Echo Park also offers Spring and Summer camps/classes and events for all ages, including ballet, drawing and painting, crafts and music.
 

 

 National Capital Trolley Museum

1313 Bonifont Road, Colesville

301-384-6088

Summer Hours: Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm. Museum visit includes unlimited mile-long fun rides through Northwest Branch Park on vintage trolleys, humorous Harold Lloyd silent film excerpts from the trolley era, guided visits to see historic trolleys in Street Car Hall, and views of the Chevy Chase model street railway. It is a fun time for children of all ages. 

Regular Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 5 pm.

Admission ($)

 

The Puppet Co.

7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo

301-634-5380

Hansel and Gretel: A children's opera, full of magic, music and dazzling special effects. For children, this is a excellent introduction to musical story.

Check dates and times. Admission ($)

 

Tiny Tots at 10:00am: Check website for program designed specifically for children ages 0-4 years. 

 

 

Adventure Theatre

In Historic Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo

301-634-2270

The Jungle Book: Orphaned in the jungle as an infant and adopted by a wolf pack, young Mowgli, the man-cub is taught the Laws of the Jungle by Baloo, the bear and Bagheera, the panther. As Mowgli discovers himself and his place as a human, the jungle's greatest menace, Shere Khan, the Bengal Tiger prepares to finish the kill he abandoned years ago. Check website for dates and times.

 
National Park Service Programs at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo
301-634-2228
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
At the Visitor Center in the Arcade Building
Glen Echo on the Potomac - A 60-minute documentary highlighting the Park's 115-year history from a National Chautauqua Assembly to a premiere amusement park to a vibrant arts and humanities center. At 4:00 pm.
Carousel of Memories - A 25-minute documentary featuring six individuals who have been pivotal in the history of the carousel at Glen Echo Park. At 11:30 am.
Carousel Tours - Visitors get a closer look at the park's fully-restored 1921 Dentzel carousel and find out how it was made, how it works, and about the other amusement park attractions that were built around it. Hear about the civil rights protests andthe inspiring story of how the town rallied together to save the carousel. At 10:30 am
Park Tours - Visitors walk through the Park to learn about its fascinating history and the current programs in visual and performing arts, as well as environmental education. At 2:00 pm. 
 
5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo
301-320-1410
Students, do you have to dress like Clara Barton for a school report? Check out the website for information, tips and ideas. You may also visit Clara Barton's home from your computer using the on-line virtual tour and complete age appropriate activities and receive a Junior Ranger Award and/or the Clara Barton NHS Civil War Junior Ranger Badge.
Arrange a visit for ten or more for an illustrated talk by a park ranger or request off-site location visit. To make reservations for this free program call: 301-320-1417
 
 
17901 Bentley Road, Silver Spring
301-774-0022
Hands-on History for Kids! Every Saturday from 10:00 AM to Noon. Kids friendly activities include arts and crafts and history based games. ($)
Story Time! Two Thursday mornings a month from 10:30 - 11:15 AM, explore agricultural history through tales and hands-on activities about life on the farm. ($) Free with Family Membership.
 
South Germantown Recreational Park
18028 Central Park Circle, Boyds
301-528-6530
Wonderful dairy-related educational and fun programs for children and family. Open first Saturday of the month from May through October. 
 
 
 

Activities 

 

Download the Dot-to-Dot pages to connect and color some of Montgomery County's treasures.

         BURDETTE BARN                                             LYDDANE BRADLEY BARN

         POOLE MILFORD BARN                                  UNCLE TOM'S CABIN            

         WILLIAM JONES BARN                                    MOOseum 

 

 

The Great Outdoors!

Activity for Kids - a fun page to help explore the Great Outdoors