Kids Activities in Suitland

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

McFadden's

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

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

National Building Museum – Up to 50% Off

National Building Museum

Logan Circle - Shaw

$16 $8

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

44% Off Music Lessons

Turn 2 Notes

Redeem from Home

$80 $45

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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

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 54% Off Bocce League Registration

DC Bocce League

Kalorama Park - Adams Morgan

$60 $29

Glo bocce played on Wednesday nights at Kalorama Park in Adams Morgan features light-up balls and post-game bar time

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

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

46% Off August Pool Membership

Adelphi Pool

Hyattsville

$185 $99

Olympic-sized lap pool with an 11-foot deep-diving well and water slide; fenced-in 30'x30' wading pool and play area

35% Off Bounce House Admission

Z Bounce

Multiple Locations

$19.98 $13

Children's play place encourages climbing and exploring across inflatable bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses

Up to 46% Off at Go-Kart Track

Go-Kart Track

Bladensburg

$36 $20

In each race, drivers hug corners and speed on straightaways throughout six laps on the smooth track

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 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 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 71% Off Lanham Skating Center

Lanham Skating Center

Lanham - Seabrook

$28 $8

Retro roller skates twirl duos around a smooth indoor rink

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 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 51% Off Piano or Singing Lessons

Melody Sons Music Studio

Penrose Square

$120 $59

Supportive and encouraging teacher for kids and adults in piano and vocal techniques at all skill levels

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 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

50% Off Camp - Sport

Greenbelt S.i.t.y. Stars, Inc.

Greenbelt

$60 $30

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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.

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

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

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

50% Off Summer Sports Camp

On the Mat Sports International

Bethesda

$350 $175

Kids participate in 1.5 to 2.5 hours of tae kwon do per day, play a variety of team sports, make art and craft projects, and go swimming

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 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 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

Up to 52% Off Martial Arts for Kids

K2 Martial Arts Academy

West Springfield

$290 $139

Tae Kwon Do classes taught by black-belt instructors help kids improve their focus and discipline while staying strong and flexible

Up to 45% Off Ice Skating at Capital Clubhouse

Capital Clubhouse

Waldorf

$40 $23

An NHL-sized ice arena welcomes skaters of all ages for public skating sessions

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

48% Off Batting Practice

Koa Sports League

Kensington

$100 $52

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Half Off Visit to Berkeley Plantation

Berkeley Plantation

Charles City

$22 $11

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In period garb, guides lead tours of a Georgian mansion built in 1726 follow by self-guided tours of its garden, situated on the James River

50% Off at P. A. Bowen Farmstead

P. A. Bowen Farmstead

Brandywine

$40 $20

1.5-hour walking tours educate guests on the farm’s cheese-making process and methods of naturally raising animals and organic food

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 50% Off Kids' Ropes Course and Ziplining

Terrapin Adventures

Savage - Guilford

$50 $25

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Kids' adventure park with ziplines, ropes course, and 20-foot-tall rock wall

Up to Half Off Visits to Historic Gunston Hall

Gunston Hall

Mason Neck

$20 $10

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Guided tours through 18th-century Georgian mansion with period furnishings and historical recreated grounds

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

50% Off an Educational Play Camp

Great Play

Fairfax

$195 $97

As they play games during camp days, kids hone motor skills, coordination, and other physical skills while having fun

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

50% Off Open Bounce Passes at Pump It Up

Pump It Up

Gaithersburg

$40 $20

Lauded by Parents magazine, the center's giant, soft inflatables beckon shoeless kids to romp freely during open jump time

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

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

Up to 51% Off Play Sessions at Kids N Motion

Kids N Motion

Multiple Locations

$18 $10.25

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Soft inflatables help kids propel themselves through the air; elsewhere they race through obstacle courses or conquer a play castle

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Eastpoint 10 Cinemas showcases the latest Hollywood blockbusters on screens that face sloped or stadium-style seating. Digital and 3-D projectors entertain audiences with high-resolution images that virtually pop out of the screen, making viewers feel like a part of the film without having to actually fight off bloodthirsty aliens, wicked witches, or Gerard Depardieu. The theater occasionally pairs screenings with special tie-in events, such as karate demonstrations to go along with martial-arts flicks.

6075 Oxon Hill Rd
Oxon Hill,
MD
US

More than 150 varieties of wine, beer, and spirits flow freely into souvenir glasses, slaking thirsty throats with unlimited sips as guests nibble artisanal snacks at the National Harbor Wine and Food Festival's tasting stations. More than 100 international wines and local libations activate palates, and guests venture to the tasting theater to take in a seminar from wine pairers and gourmet chefs. Live steel-drum music sets the beachy airwaves quivering as attendees relax in the whiskey-and-bourbon lounge and experts demonstrate how to hand roll cigars, a skill that impresses friends and stops rival spies from secretly filling the cigar with live wolverines.

137 National Plz
Oxon Hill,
MD
US

Colleen Seely, a horse trainer and judge for local equestrian shows, channels her love for the gentle creatures into Fox Pointe Farm, L.L.C., which she opened in 2005. The 27-acre expanse houses two arenas—one lighted with professional footing and the other sandier than a hermit crab's beach house—as well as two barns' worth of stables, grassy pastures, trails, and a swimming pool. Within the tranquil setting, Colleen and her staff train and board steeds for showing at local venues or the farm's own school. Focus shifts from horses to riders during lessons for all ages and abilities, in addition to summer camps for avid athletes. Some overnight camps span an entire week, during which 10 girls bunk in the air-conditioned Fox Den cabin after a day of riding.

5205 Wildlife Ridge Trl
Quinton,
VA
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

The National Museum of Crime & Punishment shines a light on the dark underbelly of society with more than 100 interactive events spread across three stories and 25,000 square feet of gallery space. After resting their weary bones in an unplugged electric chair, fans of CSI can live out television fantasies at the Crime Scene Investigation exhibit, where they can learn what it takes to be a forensic scientist and watch professionals in action before trying to determine whether fellow museum-goers exhibit the traits of serial killers. The exhibit also serves as a crash course in fingerprinting, DNA testing, fraudulent-check investigation, and dental-impression and ballistics analysis. The museum’s many permanent exhibits include A Notorious History of American Crime, about the country's felonious forefathers, and an exploration into one of the most heinous masterminds of modern times in Ted Kaczynski: The Unabomber.

575 7th St
Washington,
DC
US