Put your hands and minds to work at Play, Work, Build at the National Building Museum. Photo by Anne McDonough
Put your hands and minds to work at Play, Work, Build at the National Building Museum. Photo by Anne McDonough

MLK Jr. Weekend Things to Do in Washington, DC: Theater, Dinos, Sesame Street

Just when you thought you finished entertaining the kids at holiday time, we have another long weekend to contend with. Fear not: We here at Mommy Poppins have the skinny on the best family happenings across the Washington, DC area on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

In the DC area this weekend, families can enjoy FREE tributes to the civil rights icon (with a nod to writer Toni Morrison) in Washington, DC; a comic convention perfect for kids in Silver Spring; and a chance for kids to meet characters from one of their favorite shows at the Warner Theatre.

There's also children's theater in Arlington, opera for kids in Washington, DC; and even a scavenger hunt for Harry Potter fans.

Whatever you do this weekend, know that your friends at Mommy Poppins DC will be with you throughout 2020 with updates on the best family happenings in the capital area. Check our events calendar for the most up-to-date events in DC and beyond, and remember to sign up for our FREE newsletters to receive posts such as this right to your inbox.


Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
125 S. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22204

National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

National Museum of American History
1300 Consitution Ave NW Wonderplace, 1 West
Washington, DC 20560

Dale Drive Neighborhood Park
125 Dale Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Silver Spring Library
900 Wayne Avenue Third Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Dinosaur Park
13100 Mid-Atlantic Blvd
Laurel, MD 20708

Glencarlyn Branch Library
300 South Kensington Street
Arlington, VA 22204

Hill Center at The Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington , DC 20003

Warner Theatre
513 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

National Gallery of Art
6th Street & Constitution Ave.
Washington, DC 20001

Tenley-Friendship Library
4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library
1630 7th St. Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC 20003