Fun for Families with Kids

Some activities are available free of charge, others require an admission fee or ticket purchase. Please check individual websites for details.

And be sure to check our Calendar page for other fun activities for the whole family!

Adventure Theatre

“Frosty the Snowman”
showtimes throughout the week & weekend
November 17 – December 31, 2017

The Puppet Company 

“The Nutcracker”
Thursdays & Fridays, 10 and 11:30am
Saturdays & Sundays, 11:30am & 1pm
November 24 – December 31, 2017

both at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo

Gaithersburg Community Museum

This historic railroad complex includes a Freight House, train car, and caboose – all with exhibits and hands-on activities for children.
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 3pm

Story Time Station
Stories for ages 3 to 6. Reservations recommended.
4th Tuesday of every month at 11am

9 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg

Glen Echo Park

Ride the historic Dentzel Carousel (open seasonally), see a puppet show at the Puppet Company, stop by the Glen Echo Aquarium, and many special events and concerts.
The grounds are open 6am to 1pm – check website for specific hours at each venue.

7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo

Imagination Stage

“Charlotte’s Web”
Saturdays & Sundays; occasional weekday performances
November 18, 2017 to January 7, 2018

4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda

King Barn Dairy MOOseum

Open in the spring with: Life-sized model cows, hands-on activities for kids of all ages!
Open every Saturday, 10am to 3pm, May through October and the 4th Sunday of every month, 1 to 4pm.

18028 Central Park Circle, Boyds (South Germantown Rec. Park)

Montgomery Parks

Offers outdoor recreation activities and programs at parks and historic sites throughout the county.


National Capital Trolley Museum

Train & trolley exhibits – trolley rides!
Saturdays & Sundays noon to 5pm

1313 Bonifant Road, Colesville