Discover the magic of maple sugaring at Brookside Nature Center. Photo by Marilyn Stone, courtesy of Montgomery Parks
Discover the magic of maple sugaring at Brookside Nature Center. Photo by Marilyn Stone, courtesy of Montgomery Parks

Things to Do in Washington, DC This Weekend: Valentines, Harry Potter

It's that special time of year, where thoughts turn to sweethearts and loved ones. Valentine's Day is on the horizon and kids in the Washington, DC area can get into the spirit with a number of great things to do this weekend.

There's a card workshop at the National Postal Museum and a sweethearts dance with the animals in West Springfield, Virginia.

Too early to think about Valentine's Day? Well, you can enjoy theater in Silver Spring, Maryland, a "Harry Potter" scavenger hunt in DC, or perhaps get outside for some maple sugaring in Wheaton, Maryland.

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.


Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington , DC 20002

The Silver Spring Blackbox
8641 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Hidden Pond Nature Center
8511 Greeley Blvd
West Springfield, VA 22152

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW Education Center, Room E151
Washington , DC 20001

The Turner Farm
925 Springvale Road
Great Falls, VA 22066

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW Explore! space, first floor
Washington , DC 20001

National Gallery of Art
6th & Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

Riverbend Park
8700 Potomac Hills St.
Great Falls, VA 22066

City Arts 2
1700 Greenmount Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202

Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814

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