Calendar of Events

Jun
3
Mon
Our Sky Tonight @ James E. Richmond Science Center
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy one of our monthly planetarium sky shows, highlighting each month’s featured constellations, stars, and planets. No tickets required, but seating is limited.

Jun
18
Tue
Dr. Suess’ The Grinch @ Xscape Brandywine 14
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am
Jun
19
Wed
Dr. Suess’ The Grinch @ Xscape Brandywine 14
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am
Jun
20
Thu
Universoul Circus at National Harbor @ National Harbor
Jun 20 – Jul 28 all-day

The Universoul Circus is at the National Harbor June 20 – July 28. A spectacle of global proportions, the extra special 25th Anniversary edition of everybody’s favorite circus will take you on an unforgettable journey of electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances! Bringing you brand new acts from Russia, Trinidad, South Africa, Mongolia, Cuba, China, Ethiopia, and the good ole USA…get ready for a bigger, faster, louder, funkier show like no other.

 

Dr. Suess’ The Grinch @ Xscape Brandywine 14
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am
Movies on the Potomac @ National Harbor
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm

Pack your chairs, grab food to go from one of our delicious dining establishments, and meet us at the Plaza screen for a FREE movie!

THURSDAYS at 7PM

06.06 Spaceballs
06.13 Pele (2016)
06.20 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald(2018)
06.27 Dream  Girls

07.04 Selena
07.11 Kin (2018)
07.18 Night School (2018)
07.25 Justice League

08.01 Green Book (2018)
08.08 Transformers: The Last Knight
08.15 Bring It On
08.22 Bumblebee (2018)
08.29 Mean Girls

09.05 Black Panther
09.12 Venon (2018)
09.19 Creed II (2018)
09.26 Ocean’s 8 (2018)

Movies on the Potomac

SUNDAYS at 6:00PM

05.02 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
05.09 First Man (2018)
05.16 Robin Hood (2018)
05.23 Ant-Man And The Wasp (2018)
05.30 Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

05.05 The Little Rascals
05.12 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
05.19 Incredibles 2 (2018)
05.26 The Lego Batman Movie

06.06 Spaceballs
06.13 Pele (2016)
06.20 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald(2018)
06.27 Dream  Girls

06.02 Cars 3
06.09 Matilda
06.16 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
06.23 Air Bud: World Cup (2000)
06.30 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory )

07.04 Selena
07.11 Kin (2018)
07.18 Night School (2018)
07.25 Justice League

07.07 Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
07.14 CoCo
07.21 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
07.28 The LEGO Movie 2 (2019)

08.01 Green Book (2018)
08.08 Transformers: The Last Knight
08.15 Bring It On
08.22 Bumblebee (2018)
08.29 Mean Girls

08.04 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
08.11 Learning to See: The World of Insects (2018)
08.18 Holes
08.25 Instant Family (2018)

09.05 Black Panther
09.12 Venon (2018)
09.19 Creed II (2018)
09.26 Ocean’s 8 (2018)

09.01 A Wrinkle in Time
09.08 The Wizard of Oz
09.15 The Wiz (1978)
09.22 Despicable Me 3
09.29 DUMBO (2019)

Jun
22
Sat
AIRBORNE – Kid’s Freeplay Workshop @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The Merriweather Artist in Residence program will host AIRBORNE, an exhibition of new work and art programming from Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23. On Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM the program will host a Kid’s Freeplay Workshop.

This event is free and open to the public! For more information on programming throughout the entire weekend and to RSVP please visit https://merriweatherairborneexhibition.splashthat.com/.

Saturday, June 22 – 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and Sunday, June 23 – 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Great American Campout @ Patuxent River Park
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 10:00 am

Designed for first-time campers, park naturalists will guide you from tent up to tent down, featuring environmentally friendly camping practices, day and night hikes, animal programs, 2 group meals, an evening campfire with s’mores, stargazing, and family time. Reservations through PARKS DIRECT is required.

Tails on the Rails
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For the first time ever, puppies and dogs may ride the rails at the B&O Railroad Museum! Tails on the Rails offers pet owners and their beloved four-legged children an afternoon of historic exploration, a round-trip train ride to Baltimore’s Carroll Park, interactive activities, and a “Yappy Hour” at the birthplace of American railroading. All aboard for a howling good time as we partner with the Maryland SPCA for this evening of fun with our furry friends.  Advance registration required.

Solstice Saturday Festival at the National Museum of the American Indian @ National Museum of the American Indian
Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Solstice Saturday Festival at the National Museum of the American Indian

Saturday, June 22; 3–9:30 p.m.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in DC celebrates the first Saturday of summer—Solstice Saturday— beginning with an afternoon of Andean music, dance, and family friendly activities celebrating the Great Inka Road. At 7 p.m., the celebration becomes the Solstice Illuminated Dance Party, taking place on the museum’s Welcome Plaza. There will be a DJ, refreshments, fun, and food, with all galleries open throughout the evening.

3–7 p.m.—Solstice Saturday: Celebrate the Sun!

With the exhibition The Great Inka Road as the theme, the museum celebrates Inti Raymi, the festival of the sun, with Andean music and dance. The festivity opens with traditional Bolivian dancing by Tradiciones Bolivianas, Pujllay Cliza, Fraternidad Tinkus Chochabamba, and Expresion Cultural Sikuris K’hantati Los Andes share traditional dances of Bolivia. RAYMI will be playing Andean music.

Make your own Andean fan based on the chakana, a symbol evoking the four cardinal directions, and add luminescent embellishments to show off later in the evening. Get inspired by the solar and lunar imagery throughout the museum and decorate your own canvas bag to take home.

Indigenous peoples of the Andes in South America believed that gold represented the sun. Visitors can create their own foil pendant featuring your choice of a llama, sun, or jaguar design at the imagiNATIONS Activity Center.

Meet Ande, the museum’s resident, life-size, plush toy Llama. Learn how to dress a fashionable llama for a stroll along the Inka road.

7–9:30 p.m.—Solstice Illuminated Dance Party

Grab a glow stick and dance to DJ Dola on the Welcome Plaza. Enjoy food and drinks—including anticuchos de carne, lomo saltado, chicken empanadas, chips and guacamole, arroz con leche and churros con chocolate—from local vendors Peruvian Brothers and the museum’s Mitsitam Café. Bears Shaved Ice will be serving shaved ice in a variety of flavors!

Be sure to visit the Museum’s membership table with your member card to receive a special gift (or join that evening). Cool off with a walk through the indoor galleries, which also will be open through the night.

When the sun goes down, bring your luminescent fan and join a “comparsa Iluminada”—an illuminated procession— and join Tradiciones Bolivianas, Raymi, Fraternidad Tinkus Chochabamba, Expresion Cultural Sikuris K’hantati Los Andes, and Pujllay Cliza in the procession from the festivities to an outdoor gathering on the Welcome Plaza.