Learn about the area's earliest amphibians at Wake up, Wood Frogs! Photo courtesy of Gulf Branch Nature Center
Learn about the area's earliest amphibians at Wake up, Wood Frogs! Photo courtesy of Gulf Branch Nature Center

Best Things To Do in DC in February with Kids: Nature, Black History Month, Winter Fun

February, we're ready for you. Bring on groundhogs and Valentines and Presidents, the Lunar New Year, and Black History!

First things first, though, because the first week of February is Restaurant Week, and this year—of course—it's all about takeout. What better time to give that restaurant down the street a try?

We're still hunkering and social distancing, so we're all about outdoor fun, like the Great Backyard Bird Count (and a program all about hawks in Arlington), and we have big plans to finally attend the Animation First Film Festival and Sundance, from the comfort of our living rooms.

Don't forget: Poppins@Home is your go-to spot for virtual fun and learning. This month, we're all about Baby in Tune classes, the Happy Feet Soccer online series, Cartooning, and Magical Potions. And by magical potions, we might be thinking Margaritas.

While we try to promote safe activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, keep your family and others safe by wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.


Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane
Rockville, MD 20855

Gulf Branch Nature Center & Park
3608 North Military Rd
Arlington, VA 22207

Long Branch Nature Center at Glencarlyn Park
625 S Carlin Springs Rd
Arlington, VA 22204

Vola's Dockside Grill
101 N. Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Long Branch Nature Center at Glencarlyn Park
625 S Carlin Springs Rd
Arlington, VA 22204

Locust Grove Nature Center
7777 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817

Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Gulf Branch Nature Center & Park
3608 North Military Rd
Arlington, VA 22207

Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Dimenna / New York Historical Society Online
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Liberty Mountain Resort
78 Country Club Trail
Caroll Valley, PA 17320

Whitetail Ski Resort
13805 Blairs Valley Rd
Mercersburg, PA 17236

Bryce Resort
1982 Fairway Drive
Basye, VA 22810

Roundtop Mountain Resort
925 Roundtop Rd
Lewisberry, PA 17339

Massanutten Resort
1822 Resort Drive
McGaheysville, VA 22840

Wisp Resort
296 Marsh Hill Road
McHenry, MD 21541

Wintergreen Resort
Route 664
Wintergreen, VA 22958

Heritage Hills Golf Resort
2700 Mt Rose Ave
York, PA 17402

Canaan Valley Resort
230 Main Lodge Rd
Davis, WV 26260

Seven Springs Mountain Resort
777 Waterwheel Dr
Seven Springs, PA 15622

The Pavilion at Reston Town Center
1818 Discovery Street
Reston, VA 20190

Pentagon Row Ice Rink
1201 S. Joyce Street
Arlington, VA 22202

Silver Spring Ice Rink
8523 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Rockville Outdoor Ice Skating
131 Gibbs Street
Rockville, MD 20850

Color Burst Ice Rink
6100 Merriweather Dr.
Columbia, MD 21044

MedStar Capitals Iceplex
627 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203

Mount Vernon RECenter Ice Arena
2017 Belle View Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22307

The Wharf Ice Rink - Closed for 2020-2021 Season
970 Wharf Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

Cabin John Ice Rink - Closed for 2020/2021 Season
10610 Westlake Dr.
Rockville, MD 20852

Fort Dupont Ice Arena - Closed for 2020/2021 Season
3779 Ely Place SE
Washington, DC 20019

Wheaton Ice Arena - Closed for 2020/2021 Season
11717 Orebaugh Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Canal Park Ice Rink - Closed for 2020/2021 Season
200 M St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Enchant Christmas - Closed for 2020/2021 Season
1500 S. Capitol Street SE Nationals Park
Washington, DC 20003

National Gallery of Art Ice Rink - Closed for 2020/2021 Season
Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20565

Top of the Gate Rooftop Skating Rink - Closed for 2020/2021 Season
2650 Virginia Avenue NW The Watergate Hotel
Washington, DC 20037

Washington Harbour Ice Rink - Closed for 2020/2021 Season
3050 K Street NW
Washington , DC 20007

Ice & Lights: The Winter Village at Cameron Run
Cameron Run Regional Park 4001 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304

Elemeno Club
709 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Magic Ground
3100 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

Super, Awesome, & Amazing
6805 Industrial Rd.
Springfield, VA 22151

Scramble
5412 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304

Once Upon a Dream
527 Maple Ave. East, Suite 200
Vienna, VA 22180

Chinquapin Park Recreation Center
3210 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302

Chibis Indoor Playground
44675 Cape Court Suite 175
Ashburn, VA 20137

Nook
2905 District Ave, Suite 115
Fairfax, VA 22031
Growth and Change
Hidden Oaks Nature Center - 2:30 PM Pick
Imagine from Home
- various times
Virtual Lego Shipbuilding Contest
virtual - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides