Maryland Family Events: June 24-26
The first week of summer kicked off with high temperatures and a storm or two but the weekend is finally here. There are many free and cheap events happening across Maryland that can be enjoyed by the entire family! Whichever you choose, remember to HAVE FUN!
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As always, check with the venue before heading out.
Friday, June 24
World’s Largest Swim Lesson –FREE
Chesapeake Beach Water Park
June 24; 10 am (MUST REGISTER)
Join Chesapeake Beach Water Park at the World’s Largest Swim Lesson for free swim lessons to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ was created to serve as a platform to help local community aquatic facilities and the many different national, regional and state-wide water safety and drowning prevention organizations work together to tell this important story on a local and national level. Ages 1-14.
Camp Creativity- Under The Sea
June 24; 10am – 12pm
Cost: $5 per session for $12 for 3 supplies included.
Kids will make craft stick mermaids, paper jellyfish and more marine fun. Parent or guardian must remain on the premises during Camp Creativity.
Grand Opening for JumpZone – FREE
June 24 and June 25
JumpZone – Bowie
JumpZone is offering FREE Admission for the 2-Day Grand Opening Event!On Friday, June 24th, 4pm-9pm & Saturday, June 25th, 9am-2pm!
Saturday, June 25
National Postal Museum’s Family Day with SpongeBob Square Pants –FREE
June 25; 10am
Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Join us for the National Postal Museum’s Family Day with Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants! On Saturday, June 25, 2016, the museum will be decked out like Bikini Bottom—SpongeBob’s underwater home—and filled with fun activities for the whole family.
June 25; 10am
Cost: Adults- $7; Children- $3;Children under 1-Free
Charles County Government Building – La Plata
Touch-a-Truck is a unique and interactive community event that provides families the opportunity to touch, learn, and explore trucks, construction vehicles, cars, public safety equipment while meeting those who protect, serve, and build our Southern Maryland community. Hosted by Center for Children.
Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery Storytime!
June 25; 11am
Barnes and Noble
Just because you’re extremely cute, doesn’t mean you can’t operate a bulldozer! From author-illustrator David Gordon comes a funny, whimsical take on believing in yourself and telling bullies who’s boss!
Finding Dory Puppet Show
June 25; 10am – 12pm
Cost: $2 per project, supplies included.
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
TotSwap Consignment Sale
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Join 500+ families as they sell their new and gently used infant to teen items! Thousands of items at up to 90% off retail prices with additional markdowns on many items Sunday.
Star Wars Night
June 24; 6:30pm
Bowie Baysox Field
See Storm Troopers, Darth Vader, Star Wars collectibles and more. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character too. Enjoy light saber battles and meet your favorite Star Wars heroes & villains
National Day of Play – FREE
June 25; 10am – 3pm
Gymboree – Gambrills
Celebrate 40 years of playing & learning with us! Bring your family & friends for a day of fun activities for all to enjoy. Drop in for the day. It’s free. No reservation required. (10-12pm: ages 0-2; 12-2pm: ages 3-5; 2-3pm: ages 0-5)
Through Aug 28th
Glen Echo Adventure Theater
On a dull day, Judy and Peter find a mysterious old board game. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and some destructive monkeys later, the children are plunged into an experience they’ll never forget. Will they ever finish this mysterious magic game and claim Jumanji?! Ages 4 and up.
Sunday, June 26
International Mud Day
June 26; 12pm – 4pm
Annmarie Sculpture Garden
Cost: $5; kids 4 & under free
Celebrate International Mud Day with an afternoon of family friendly muddy mayhem. Explore our squishy art projects, play in the mud kitchen, create a terrarium, paint with mud – and cavort in the giant mud pit!