March 25 2017 K-12 STEM Symposium. Grades K through 12. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The K-12 STEM Symposium is a free, exciting and all-day forum that equally engages children, parents and teachers, coupled with corporate, government, academia and non-profit executives alike from the STEM fields. Tickets online. FREE Nysmith School, Herndon, VA.
March 25 8th Annual Move Me Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 to 5 p.m. The festival is a popular celebration of arts and culture for under-served and diverse students and their families. Bowen McCauley Dance presents more than 20 groups that demonstrate the joy of arts and BMD's professional dancers that perform along with students from our residencies. FREE Kenmore Middle School, Arlington, VA.
March 25 ComedySportz for Kids. Kids ages 6+. 2:30 p.m. A show for kids as young as first grade. ComedySportz is a troupe specializing in short-form improv games. This show features child-sized versions of those games. Younger kids enjoy shouting out and older kids can enjoy the chance to go crazy onstage. Tickets online. $$ DC Improv, Washington, DC.
March 25 Hertiage Family Day: Kites of Asia!. All ages (family-friendlt event). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate Spring at the National Air and Space Museum's Kites of Asia Heritage Family Day! Talk to kite experts, see pan-Asian kite displays, marvel at indoor kite flying, make your own kite- and maybe even take a dance lesson! FREE National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC.
March 25 SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration. All ages (family-friendly event). 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us for a celebration of Japanese ciluture! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day, followed by Japanese music and dance performances, face painting and cherry blossom themed crafts. Make a tatebanko, take a scavenger hunt to frind spring-themed artworks, and more more! FREE Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.
March 25, 26 and 27 The Manhatten Project's Alice in Wonderland. Kids ages 10+. Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 6:30 p.m. Everyone knows Alice's adventures in Wonderland, but are you ready for an altogether curiouser version? The teen performers of the IStage Performance Ensemble embark on a journey to create this exuberant, funny and strikingly pertinent [non-musical] version of Lewis Carroll's classic, using the Manhattan Project's roots in physical theatre. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
March 25 Zambia Day at KID Museum. Kids ages 6+. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discover Kuomboka, the Zambian rainy-season ceremony, with hands-on activities for the whole family: build a 3D-printed Nalikwanda boat, create an elephant puzzle, try on traditional dress and more! $$ KID Museum, Bethesda, MD.
March 26 Caring Bunny Event Returns. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 to 10:30 a.m. "The Caring Bunny" event will offer families that have children with special needs a chance to enjoy the Bunny Photo Experience in a subdued environment. Offering a safe and secure place, the set will be designed to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of kids with all abilities. Many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children's visit with the Bunny. Preregister online. FREE Potomac Mills, Grand Court, Woodbridge, VA.
March 26 Families in Motion. Kids ages 3 to 6. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come move, dance and have fun! Enjoy hula hoops, parachutes, dancing, music and a variety of activities that will get you and your little one moving. Kids will have the chance to make their own mini pizzas with dessert and choice of drink. Tickets online. $$ Casey Community Center, Gaithersburg, MD.
March 28 Family Trivia Tuesdays. Kids ages 5+. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Join us for family fun, pizza and friendly competition at Cabell's Mill to see who becomes the Ellanor C. Lawrence trivia champion. Topics vary each month. $$ Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Centreville, VA.