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Winter Stay and Play

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

Tips for Visiting Museums with Kids

Family Day at National Postal Museum

Get Active With Your Family

A Field Trip to the Grocery Store

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Now-March 26, times vary
Kids ages 9+. It is easy to lose yourself in the enchanted woods of Shakespeare's timeless romantic tale. This magical comedy of tangled lovers, mischievous fairies - and a band of players to boot - is given a fresh, new staging. Tickets online. $$ Folger Theatre, Washington, D.C.

OLIVeRio: A Brazilian Twist
January 30-February 21, times vary
Kids ages 9+. A spunky girl on the streets of Rio masquerades as a boy to look for her mother, only to discover a new kind of family, in this world premiere musical inspired by Charles Dickens' classic novel featuring original songs and music. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

Tiny Tots Valentine's Celebration
February 9, 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Kids ages 5 and under. Kick start your Valentine's celebrations early at the Thomas Farm Community Center. Kids will enjoy making crafts and sampling light refreshments. Pre-registration is not required. $$ Thomas Farm Community Center, Rockville, MD

Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade
February 9, 7 p.m.
All ages. Join the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the DMV. The family-friendly parade includes community groups, horses, dogs, fire trucks, colorful masks and (of course) plenty of beads! Free Wilson Blvd. from N. Barton St. to N. Danville St., Arlington, VA

Disney on Ice Presents Treasure Trove
February 10-15, times vary
All ages. Be part of the magic as Disney on Ice presents Treasure Trove. Your favorite Disney characters take to the ice in this unforgettable performance that will leave you dazzled from beginning to end. $$ Verizon Wireless Center, Washington, D.C.

Toddler Story Time
February 10, 10 a.m.
Kids ages 18-36 months. Delve into the wonder of story time with your little one. This 20-30 minute program is full of books, songs and fun activities. Adult participation is encouraged! Free Rosedale Library, Washington, D.C.

February 11, 10:30 a.m.
Kids ages 0-2. Journey to the musical cosmos in Arts on the Horizon's world-premiere piece for babies and toddlers. Space-Bop! invites even the youngest audience members to look up at the stars, have a giggle and dream along with a foot-tapping, hip-hop beat. Other performances have already sold out, so purchasing tickets in advance is highly encouraged. $$ The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA

Parent & Tot Skate
February 12, 10:15-11:15 a.m.y
Kids ages 4 and under. Twirl the morning away as Cabin John Ice presents special Parent & Tot Skate every Wednesday and Friday. Children, ages 4 and under, and their parents receive special admissions prices (includes admission and skates). $$ Cabin John Ice Rink, Rockville, MD

Fun Flicks Celebrate Chinese New Year
February 13, 2-4 p.m.
All ages. Celebrate Chinese New Year with the Disney classic "Mulan." Light refreshments will also be served. Burke Center Library, Fairfax, VA

Family Science Days
February 13-14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All ages. Explore hands-on science fun as the American Academy of Scientific Advancement presents Family Science Days. Learn about cool science projects and have your questions answered by scientists! This weekend-long event will also include hands-on demos, shows, talks with scientists and other family-friendly activities. FREE Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.