Summers in the Washington, D.C. area can be brutally hot and humid. There is no better outdoor fun than to enjoy the day swimming or splashing around in the cool waters of the many splash fountains scattered around the city. Here is a list of the main locations for you to visit this summer. We'll add more as we discover them. Palisades Spray Park - 5200 Sherier Place … [Read more...] about Splash Fountains/Pools in or Near Washington, D.C.
Wow, the biggest decision when planning an inexpensive trip to Washington is where to begin because there are so many options that the kids--and adults--will enjoy. Here are some suggestions on how to get started: 1--If you don’t mind spending some money up front you can get a discount card for each family member for a Washington DC Explorer Pass. This entitles you to up to 40% discount on 14 … [Read more...] about 17 Free or Cheap Things to Do With Kids in Washington, DC This Summer
Distinguished legal scholars will examine the challenges to civil liberties during World War I, in a symposium at the Library of Congress on June 8. “Resistance and Rights: Civil Liberties during World War I” will take place from 2:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, in the Montpelier Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. The … [Read more...] about Free: “Civil Liberties During WWI” Symposium at Library of Congress
For a limited time only Olive Garden is offering an $8.99 special Monday through Thursday between 3-5 pm on the following: over 50 combinations of your favorite meal paired with all the soup you can eat OR all the salad and breadsticks you want. Now that's a pretty good deal - right?? … [Read more...] about Olive Garden Has Great New Deal on Weekday Meals
This Saturday, April 8, is the National Peeps Eating Contest at the National Harbor. Registration to enter is at 11:45 and other activities start at noon and continue until past4:00. These include rock climbing, face painting, moon bounce maze and other fun events. Watch "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" at the end of the event. The contest itself is 1:30pm and features world-ranked … [Read more...] about Come See the National Peeps Eating Contest This Saturday at the National Harbor
To celebrate the centennial of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald (1917–1996), the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History showcases “Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song at 100,” a special display open through April 2018. The exhibit inaugurates the museum’s 16th annual April Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), which highlights women in jazz. JAM was founded at the National Museum of American … [Read more...] about Ella Fitzgerald Exhibit Opens at the National Museum of American History
The stories of Americans in World War I—General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers—are the focus of a major exhibition at the Library of Congress opening April 4, 2017. “Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I” will be in the the Southwest Gallery on the second floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., … [Read more...] about Library of Congress Free Exhibit: Extraordinary Americans in WWI
The highly anticipated exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History brings visitors face-to-face with mummies from ancient Egypt and Peru. It will shed new light on ancient mummies that have been recently re-examined using 21st-century tools and technologies. "Mummies" features one of the largest collections of mummies housed in North America and provides an unparalleled glimpse into the … [Read more...] about Free: Mummies Exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History