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Exploring the National Mall: Smithsonian Museums, Monuments and More

Skip the Bay Bridge: Discovering Chesapeake's Western Shore

Riverkeepers: Watershed Projects for Families

See the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives in DC

Jean-Michael Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D
Now through April 9, 11:25 a.m, 1:15, 3:05 and 5:50 p.m.
All ages (family-friendly event). This stunning and educational film brings viewers up close and personal with underwater ecosystems and sea creatures in hopes of raising awareness for ocean conservation and better environmental practices. It will be sure to inspire and awe all. Tickets online. $$ National Museum of Natural History, Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater, Washington, DC.

Jean-Michael Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D
Now through April 9, 11 a.m., 1:35, 4:20 and 5:45 p.m.
Discover how NASA's shuttle program has led to its exciting new era of space exploration. Learn about the International Space Station. Uncover what NASA and the space community are working on, such as capturing asteroids and landing astronauts on Mars. Tickets online. $$ National Air and Space Museum, Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater, Washington, DC.

Gaithersburg Skate Park
Now open for the season, times vary.
Helmets required for all skaters and bikers. The ground is newly refurbished with an ultra-smooth acrylic paint allowing for even speed from ground to ramps. Other amenities include vending machines, coin-operated lockers, helmet/pad rentals and an outdoor stereo system. $$ Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, Gaithersburg, MD

The Jungle Book
Now through March 26, Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
All ages (family-friendly event). The Learning Theater turns to one of the most well loved books in the English language, presenting an original musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. Tickets online. $$ Creatice Cauldron, Falls Church, VA.

Willy Wonka Jr.
Now through March 29, Date vary, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
All ages (family-friendly event). A KAT 2nd Stage production. Roald Dahl's timeless tale of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. Tickets online. $$ Arts Barn, Gaithersburg, MD.

Now through April 12. Dates and times vary.
Kids ages 1 to 5.Imagine a world where the only color is blue. Blue flowers, blue grass, even blue cereal! Inky and Pale live in such a world until they discover something RED! In this interactive show, two friends find fun in every color of the rainbow! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

Bunny Bonanza
April 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All ages (family-friendly event). Interact with live rabbits, meet the Easter Bunny, and enjoy hands-on exhibits and crafts for all ages. Discover opportunities to volunteer to work with animals in our area. A "must-see" for anyone who owns a rabbit or is thinking about becoming a rabbit owner. $$ Heritage Farm Museum, Sterling, VA.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
April 3 though May 25, Dates and times vary.
All ages (family-friendly event). Life in Kansas has been a bit boring for Dorothy and her little dog Toto. Until one day, a cyclone swoops in and takes them "over the rainbow" to the wonderful and magical land of Oz. With the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy sets off on the adventure of a lifetime down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City. These new friends brave witches, flying monkeys, and a Haunted Forest all to meet the Wizard of Oz, who promises to make their dreams come true. ASL Interpreted Performance Date: April 18 at 2:00pm. Sensory Friendly Performance Date: May 16 at 2:00pm $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.

6th Annual Free Family FunFest
April 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All ages (family-friendly event). Join us for the unofficial start of the Baysox season! Features free rides and games in Louie's Kids Park, music and games on the concourse and displays from local businesses and organizations. April 4 is the first day single game tickets can be purchased at tickets office or online. FREE Prince George's Stadium, Bowie, MD.

High Tech Egg Hunt
April 7, 1 to 3 p.m.
Kids ages 8+. Join us for a hike and hunt through the woods. Learn how to use a GPS unit, then spend the day on a springtime geocaching adventure to hunt for springtime treats. Be prepared to hike (long pants and sturdy shoes strongly recommended). If you don't have a GPS unit, we'll lend you one. Preregister. $$ Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville, MD.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Legends
April 8 - 12 and 16 - 19
All ages (family-friendly event). Times vary. LEGENDS, an all-new edition that unites iconic circus stars with living mythological creatures in a celebration of the LEGENDS that have captured imaginations for centuries. Tickets online. $$ Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA.

Sinbad: The Untold Tale
April 8 through May 29, Dates and times vary.
Kids ages 5 to 12. Sinbad the Sailor has retired from his notorious adventures. But a quest full of humor, genies, sword fights, diamonds, magic boats, and flying carpets follow him. Two young explorers cross the chasm of their differences to become fast friends and fellow adventurers for life. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

Family Fishing Fun!
April 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Kids ages 3+. We'll show you how to set up a simple bobber rig, bait your hook, and give you some tips on casting. We'll provide the bait and rigging supplies -- you just need to catch the fish! We have fishing poles you can borrow, but bring one if you have one. Preregister. FREE Black Hill Visitor Center, Boyds, MD.