Kids Activities in East Riverdale

Up to 71% Off Lanham Skating Center

Lanham Skating Center

Lanham - Seabrook

$28 $8

Retro roller skates twirl duos around a smooth indoor rink

Up to 48% Off Farm to School Healthy Eating Program

C & E Farm

Glenn Dale

$249 $129

Kids aged 3–12 learn about healthy eating through games and hands-on activities; lesson held at C & E Farm or a school or daycare building

Pump it Up – Up to 50% Off Playtime or Party

Pump It Up

Silver Spring

$40 $20

Kids explore inflatable play areas, build with giant blocks, and engage with interactive games; a party includes playtime and pizza

Sandy Spring Museum – Up to 60% Off Visit

Sandy Spring Museum

Ashton - Sandy Spring

$10 $5

Local museum explores the area’s history as a Quaker community and historic hub of Maryland with rotating and permanent exhibits

Up to 63% Off Kids' Camp or Birthday Party

Funfit's Organically Grown Gym

Olney, MD

$200 $75

Summer camp covers themes of fitness fun & nutrition, science, nature, and art & more; themed birthday parties entertain up to 20 kids

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Membership

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Washington Mall

$12.50 $5.50

Museum memorializes the victims of the Holocaust, teaches its lessons, and aims to inspire people to prevent future genocide

Up to 50% Off Tour of President Lincoln's Cottage

President Lincoln's Cottage

Washington

$30 $15

Multimedia-rich guided tours through house built in 1842; museum exhibits on Civil War, slavery, and life of President Lincoln

The Kreeger Museum – 50% Off Visits

The Kreeger Museum

Foxhall - Palisades

$20 $12

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Set in residential estate, museum houses paintings by Monet, Cézanne & Picasso & hosts youth events with storytelling based on famous works

44% Off Music Lessons

Turn 2 Notes

Redeem from Home

$80 $45

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National Building Museum – Up to Half Off

National Building Museum

Penn Quarter

$16 $8

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Colossal 19th-century building's array of exhibits explores principles of architecture, engineering, and design

Up to 54% Off Guitar Lessons from Planetary Music

Planetary Music

Redeem from Home

$140 $69

Professional guitar instructors arrive at students' homes to teach them how to play one of the most popular instruments in modern music

45% Off Moonwalk Rental

Bubba's Bounce Houses

Redeem from Home

$375 $206

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44% Off Music Lessons

Love Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$70 $39

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Up to 63% Off Face Painting

Faces By Jehan

On Location

$214 $99

Professional artist paints your party guests' faces with butterfly wings, superhero masks, and temporary glitter tattoos

$66 Off Moon-Bounce Rental

Moon Bounce 150

On Location

$215 $149

The moon bounce includes setup, 10 goodie bags, and either a popcorn or snow-cone machine

Up to 71% Off at National Museum of Civil War Medicine

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Multiple Locations

$29 $10

Museum with an authentic Civil War surgeon's tent, a 19th century holding coffin, and dioramas detailing medical evacuations

Up to 47% Off Ivan Amodei Magic Show

Ivan Amodei

The Historic Mayflower Hotel

$85 $45

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An award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

Up to 55% Off Scavenger Hunt

United Social Sports

John Marshall Park

$69 $35

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Teams travel around the city, solving puzzles in search of places, objects, and facts before enjoying live music at an afterparty

Up to 69% Off Basketball Camp

Better Basketball Academy

Capital Sports Complex

$200 $65

Kids learn how to improve their all-around game with customized drills and instructions

72% Off Kids' Indoor Play Package

Kidville

Multiple Locations

$143 $42

3 classes in topics like art & music plus 2 passes to a playspace with climbing wall and tumble trak; $50 birthday day party credit included

Up to 47% Off at EcoAdventures

EcoAdventures

Millersville

$15 $9

Super-sized Saturday classes offer a unique, hands-on program with many themes; courses held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Up to 60% Off Sports Day Camp

PowerUP Sports & Training

South Laurel

$250 $99

Sport-specific and general day camps provide summer entertainment and physical activity for kids ages 8 and up

Up to 71% Off Family Pool Passes

Pointer Ridge Swim & Racquet Club

Bowie

$28 $10

Passes offer families summertime access to the club's swimming pools, including a two-foot wading pool for tots

60% Off Kids' Summer Musical Camp

Melody Sons Music Studio

Penrose Square

$450 $180

The deal includes materials and one daily snack; kids can play music games and learn about the fundamentals

Up to 41% Off Waterpark Outings

Atlantis, Pirate's Cove, Ocean Dunes, and Volcano Island Waterparks

Multiple Locations

$48 $29

Themed waterparks feature waterslides, pools, and other recreational activities

Up to 57% Off Soccer Training Camp at Arlington Futbol Academy

Arlington Futbol Academy

Arlington Futbol Academy

$300 $129

Kids and Teens improve their skills and play ball under the direction of a passionate coach

Up to 60% Off Bowling with Snacks

Crofton Bowling Centre

Crofton

$73 $29

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Take up residence at one of the bowling alley's 48 lanes, competing against buddies and snacking on popcorn, beer, and soda

Up to 43% Off Tennis Camp

American Sports Management

Multiple Locations

$385 $229

Students practice "techniques of the day" Monday-Friday as they perform drills, workouts, and competitions

Up to 41% Off at Great Waves Waterpark

Great Waves Waterpark

Alexandria

$74 $46

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All-access to 20-acre park’s wave and play pools, waterslides, and Paradise Play; optional access to mini-golf course, batting cages

Up to 67% Off Laser Tag Games or Party

Wilson Ennis Clubhouse

Huntingtown

$40 $15

Players wield laser guns to target and tag one another in an arena; a party includes unlimited games of laser tag and drinks

Up to 50% Off Bowling for Four or Six

Lord Calvert Lanes

2, Prince Frederick

$43.80 $22

Groups strap on a pair of slip-resistant heels for two games of bowling on automated lane

Up to 57% Off Indoor-Play Outings

MoBu Kids

Falls Church

$64 $29

Indoor playground boasts foam playground, springy gymnastics flooring, and rock-climbing wall

Ultrazone Laser Tag – 50% Off

Ultrazone Laser Tag

Multiple Locations

$19.99 $10

More than 66 players don high-tech vests to stalk opponents in fog-filled battlefield as scores are wirelessly tracked

43% Toward 30 minute Individual Piano Lesson

Alla's Piano Studio

Falls Church

$40 $23

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Up to 55% Off Music Lessons

Falls Church Music Conservatory

Jefferson

$122 $55

Adults and children with a variety of skill levels are invited to learn instruments at this classically focused music school

Up to 64% Off at BounceU

BounceU

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and supervised place to play and bounce

Up to 61% Off Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Potomac Paddlesports

Angler's Lot C & O Canal National Historical Park

$125 $49

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Three-hour 101 classes cover launching, maneuvering, and landing; two-hour yoga classes take place atop the board in placid waters

Up to 51% Off a Youth Baseball Camp or Lesson

Richmond Baseball Academy West

Multiple Locations

$155 $80

Four-day youth baseball camps from an academy that has trained more than 30 MLB draft picks; private lessons focus on individual needs

Up to 63% Off Swim Club Membership

Edsall Park Swim Club

Springfield

$70 $35

Membership to a private swim club with a lap/diving pool, a wading pool, and picnic areas with gas grills

50% Off One-Week Martial-Arts Summer Camp

K2 Martial Arts Academy

West Springfield

$220 $110

Summer camps help kids improve their focus and discipline while staying strong and flexible

40% Off Youth Baseball Skills Camp at Round Trip Sports

Round Trip Sports

Gaithersburg

$250 $149

Kids polish skills in hitting, pitching, fielding, and running bases through drills and fun competitions

54% Off Music Lessons

Maryland Music Academy

Columbia

$144 $66

Four 30-minute private lessons on any instrument. Our expert teachers work one-on-one with students. Anyone over the age of four is welcome.

Up to 55% Off Private Music Lessons

Let There Be Rock School

Columbia

$180 $89

Private music lessons taught by rock musicians; four tickets to a student show; student and adult lounge access; unlimited studio time

52% Off Duckpin Bowling and Pizza for Four

Glen Burnie Bowling Center

Glen Burnie

$46 $22

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Large cheese pizzas fuel games of classic duckpin-style bowling, which unfold across 30 lanes

Marley Bounce Party – 43% Off Bounce Sessions

Marley Bounce Party

Glen Burnie

$35 $20

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Kids explore an indoor playground featuring bounce houses with dinosaurs, palm trees, slides, tunnels, and turrets

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

48% Off Batting Practice

Koa Sports League

Kensington

$100 $52

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Up to 41% Off Ice Skating in Fairfax

Fairfax Ice Arena

Fairfax

$17 $10

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Long-running ice arena offers public skating, lessons, and leagues, as well as a pro shop and onsite café

Up to 42% Off a Water-Park Packages

Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole

Reston

$80 $49

Take in a host of water-park attractions across more than an acre, including a lazy river, volleyball courts, and water slides

Up to 53% Off Standup-Paddleboard Tour

CapitalSUP LLC

Annapolis

$100 $49

Guided tours of Annapolis's historic waterways are guided by locals with an extensive knowledge of the maritime city

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Go-Kart Track is precisely what it sounds like—an outdoor go-kart track designed for drivers and passengers of nearly all ages. Broken up into six-lap sessions, each turn on the windy track lets visitors put the pedal to the metal as they hug corners and zip past stacks of tires, which serve as a reminder to the go-karts what happens to them if they misbehave.

Open on weekends year-round, plus weekdays from March­–September, Go-Kart Track hosts single- and double-kart races both during the day and beneath the lights and the moon's rubbernecking at night. Visitors ages 8 and older can drive the single carts; however, only visitors ages 18 and up can pilot a double kart, but kids as young as 3 can ride along.

4300 Kenilworth Ave
Bladensburg,
MD
US

Satisfy sky-centric curiosity with the College Park Aviation Museum's 27,000 square feet of cloud-plowing attractions, set on the historic grounds of the world's oldest continuously operating airport. This Smithsonian-affiliated museum's pride is a restoration shop, which makes once-grand beauties look as flight-ready as a seagull strapped to a jet pack. Ten vintage and reproduced aircraft are arrayed in the main gallery, including a reproduction of the Wright Model B from 1910 and a 1941 Boeing Stearman. Exhibits chart the nonvehicular history of flight, such as the Fly Now! showcase of international aviation posters dating back to 1860. Petite pilots may explore kid-friendly displays, sitting in the cockpit of the Imagination Plane, a 1939 blue Taylorcraft, or go to the hands-on room to dress in flight-ready uniform.

1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr
College Park,
MD
US

Now in its 21st year, the AFI Latin American Film Festival celebrates hitting the drinking age by hosting an array of cinematic achievements by Latin American filmmakers, with this year’s slate of films extending to motion pictures from Spain and Portugal. The 2010 lineup includes Revolution, a collection of short films from 10 Mexican moviemakers, including actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, that explores the themes of the Mexican Revolution on its 100th anniversary. Those with an off-kilter sense of humor or an unhealthy love for con-artistry can check out Uruguay’s Bad Day to Go Fishing, which follows a wrestler and his manager as they navigate through South America, putting on fake exhibitions of strength. Venezuela’s Story of a Day enthralls its viewers by poetically chronicling the numerous parties, feasts, and chores in a Venezuelan village, and Honduras’s Love and Beans comically details marital mysteries and draws attention to the plight of beans everywhere. Check the full lineup to see how the festival's schedule of silver-screen offerings matches up to your own sci-fi screenplay about the 1993 Buffalo Bills.

8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring,
MD
US

At Montgomery Royal Theater, six screens beam larger-than-life stars into the eyes of moviegoers during showings of recently released flicks and Hollywood blockbusters. Viewers can sink into the theater's plush, cushioned seats to absorb action-packed reels that showcase the twists of budding romance or the dire consequences of resurrecting an extinct flower’s DNA. The theater’s concession stand outfits viewers with buckets of popcorn and cups brimming with soda, providing the appropriate rations to accompany treks into the fantastical worlds of first-run films.

11006 Veirs Mill Rd
Silver Spring,
MD
US

Considered to be the country's only public museum devoted to the history of global espionage, the International Spy Museum teems with multimedia displays, hands-on activities, and educational events. Filled with low-lit halls and mysterious doors, the museum backs up its exhibits with experience; many of its board members, staff, and speakers are former spies. Executive Director Peter Earnest, for one, spent more than 35 years in the CIA and its National Clandestine Service; frequent speaker Oleg Kalugin once held a position as major general of the KGB. Through special talks and an array of exhibits, the group reveals several hundred years of spy techniques and gadgetry, showcases connections between real spies and pop culture, and draws from international backgrounds to grant a global perspective.

In the Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains exhibit, visitors explore the most memorable villains from throughout the James Bond film series, discovering the role the series played in shaping public perception of spying and exploring how the villains changed to reflect their times. Featuring over 110 movie and historic artifacts, a series galleries allows visitors to learn about the wide variety of evildoers from many perspectives. For an additional charge, guests can opt to embark on a simulated covert mission entirely based on real intelligence case files in Operation Spy, a one-hour interactive exhibit during which participants ride in simulated truck beds and use video surveillance to find leaked nuclear-trigger technology in a fictional country.

800 F St
Washington,
DC
US

William Wilson Corcoran believed in American artists at a time when most collectors bought only European paintings. The financier-turned-philanthropist made friends with masters such as Thomas Doughty and George Inness, bought what interested him, and even opened up his home twice a week so the public could view his collection. And that practice was the seed which grew into the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The formal location opened in 1874 with 98 paintings and sculptures from Corcoran's personal collection. Today, that collection exceeds 16,000.

The focus on 18th- to 20th-century American artists such as Mary Cassatt and Andy Warhol remains—but that doesn't mean the gallery has blinders on. It also holds works by European luminaries such as Pablo Picasso and Edgar Degas. The collection even extends into decorative art such as the Salon Doré, an 18th-century French period room once housed in Paris's Hôtel de Clermont.

In the same way the Corcoran Gallery extends beyond American art, it pushes its purpose beyond simply displaying masterpieces. Year-round events include lectures from prominent critics as well as live performances and wine mixers. The Corcoran even nurtures the next generation of talent with after-school and weekend classes that teach students how to draw everything from landscapes to landscapes covered with bowls of fruit.

500 17th St NW
Washington,
DC
US