MONDAY, APRIL 27
GO WILD: Animal lovers will learn all about the Black-Crowned Night-Heron (especially what their fav food is) during this public feeding at the National Zoo. The bird house keeper will be on hand to answer any of your little one’s questions. 2 PM, Free.
TUESDAY, APRIL 28
LEARN: Get the gears in between your ears churning at Maury Elementary’s Think Tank and STEM expo, featuring scientists, engineers, and problem solvers that are bound to inspire your little Einstein. 6 PM, Free.
PICK ‘EM: Everything is coming up floral at Burnside Farms in Haymarket, Va. More than five acres of seasonal buds, including daffodils, Dutch iris and tulips, are up for grabs, making it one of the largest pick-your-own, kid-friendly flower events in the world. 10 AM to 6 PM, $4 to $7.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29
WATCH: No loud noises, open theater doors, and a shorter showing a The Puppet Co. makes for a perfect puppet show fit for the youngest theater patrons (under 4 years old). Magic Toyland, which shows toys coming to life, is the production du jour. 10 AM, $5.
THURSDAY, APRIL 30
LAUGH: The Great Zucchini teams magic with comedy for an interactive, silly set that will leave the two to seven-year-old set simultaneously in awe and giggling their heads off. Bring a camera to catch the look on kiddo’s face when Ruffles the Rabbit comes out of the hat.
MAKE BELIEVE: After hanging out in the Playseum’s Cityshops, making a pretend pizza, shopping for groceries, or petting a puppy at the pet shop, find a cozy spot for story time where imaginations get stretched even further. 11 AM, $7.