Now through April 12 Blue. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. 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.

March 27 Spring Constellations. Kids ages 5+. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tonight we'll look for spring constellations such as Leo the Lion and Ursa Major, the Great Bear, and search for the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter. Volunteeroperated telescopes will be set up. Preregister. $$ Black Hill Visitor Center, Boyds, MD.

March 28 Dinosaur Egg Hunt. Kids ages 2 to 8. Noon to 4 p.m. Stomp over to enjoy a dinosaur-themed program and outdoor egg hunt while visiting dinoland in Nature Playce. Make a dino craft to take home. Preregister. Canceled in case of rain. $$ Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VA.

March 28 Open House at Bach to Rock. Kids ages 5 to 7. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour the facility, test an instrument or two, chat with the staff and more. Bring the kids and drop in for a free Kids N Keys demo class at 11 a.m. Meet with our instructor, Sean, and find out what this interactive music class is all about. FREE Bach to Rock, Lansdowne, VA.

March 28 and 29 Willy Wonka Jr. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 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.

March 31 Half Pint Kids Club: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Kids ages 2 to 5. 4 to 4:45 p.m. Spring is officially here! Today we're making the caterpillar from Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We'll be snacking on some of his favorite foods from the story as well! Sign up at customer service. FREE Whole Foods, Chevy Chase, MD.

April 1 Bunny Bonanza. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.

March 15 Great Adventures.. Kids ages 8 to 14. 2 to 4 p.m. Embark on a voyage of new discoveries across China, Japan, India and the Middle East. This drop-in workshop offers a self-guided tour and hands-on activities related to the exhibition The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia. FREE Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC.

March 15 Full STEAM Ahead! Fun with Physics. Kids ages 2 to 5. 1 to 4 p.m. We are injecting creativity and fun into STEM by adding Art, and turning Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math into STEAM. Children will explore, observe, ask questions, and make predictions about the world around them as they create and play. No registration is required-just drop in. FREE Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD.

Now through April 9 Jean-Michael Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D. All ages (family-friendly event). 1:15, 3:05 and 5:50 p.m. 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.


Pam Rynkowski