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


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


January 16 - February 15: In grand circus tradition, the "Grandest Show on Strings" features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe. ($)

February 19 - March 6: From ancient Persia comes "Alladin" full of genies, wizards, magic caves, exotic princesses, and an elephant. 


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


January 30 - March 8: Petite Rouge A Cajun Red Riding Hood will take you on a toe-tapping trip to the bayou on a Zydeco-driven musical soaked in N'awlins hot sauce. This is the story of a red-hooded duckling named Petite Rouge and her sidekick cat as they lead the Big Bad Gator on a wild "duck" chase through New Orleans and Mardi Gras. ($)

National Park Service Programs at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo
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
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
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
Wonderful dairy-related educational and fun programs for children and family. Open first Saturday of the month from May through October. 



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         BURDETTE BARN                                             LYDDANE BRADLEY BARN

         POOLE MILFORD BARN                                  UNCLE TOM'S CABIN            

         WILLIAM JONES BARN                                    MOOseum 



The Great Outdoors!

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