Treat your toddler to a morning of  learning. Photo courtesy of Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
Treat your toddler to a morning of learning. Photo courtesy of Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

Things to Do in DC This Weekend: Science, Dinosaurs, Children's Theater

Happy New Year, DC. You've survived the gift-giving rush, Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations, and now can focus ahead to a bright 2020.

This weekend you can usher in the new year with science adventures in Washington, DC and Baltimoredinosaur discovery in Laurel, even some toddler time at the Smithsonian Early Education Center. And that's just the beginning: Enjoy children's theater in DC, ice skating at a local rink, and more.

Why not check out some final holiday happenings at the Botanic Garden Conservatory before the seasonal run ends. Whatever you do, know your friends at Mommy Poppins DC will be with you all through 2020.

Need more inspiration? See our guide to the best winter break activities with kids in the DC area before they head back to school. And remember, our events calendar is loaded with fun, family events through January and beyond. Sign up for our FREE newsletters to receive posts such as this right to your inbox.

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

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

United States Botanic Garden Conservatory
100 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20001

The Washington Harbour Ice Rink
3000 & 3050 K Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
600 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20002

1238 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024

Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566

Dinosaur Park
13100 Mid-Atlantic Blvd
Laurel, MD 20708

Capitol Cider House
3930 Georgia Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20011

Hill Center at The Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
Social Studies: Maybe
President Lincoln's Cottage - 10:00 AM Pick
Nighttime Nature
Walker Nature Center - 8:00 PM Pick
A Sailor's Life, Live!
- various times Pick
Free Comic Book Day 2020
- various times Pick
A Hamilton Read-Along
- various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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