Take the kids this weekend: Maple Sugar Festival and more

February 22, 2013

Our friends at the Going Out Guide recommend these family-friendly activities this weekend:

Saturday, Feb. 23

Orchids of Latin America Family Day . The “Orchids of Latin America” exhibit provides the inspiration for crafts, face painting and activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in the District, 10th St. and Constitution Ave. NW. Free. For information call 202-633-1000.

Reptile and Amphibian Day at the National Aquarium . Crafts, curator talks and feedings introduce visitors to the reptiles and amphibians that call the aquarium home, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the National Aquarium, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW in the District. The event is included in the price of admission to the aquarium, which is $9.95 for adults; $8.95 for military and seniors; $4.95 for children ages 3-11; and free for children under 3. For information call 202-482-2825.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Maple Sugar Festival . Check out tapped trees and find out how people turn the sap into a pancake topping at the festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $5. For information call 301-962-1480.


A child takes a peek at how much sap has been collected from the sugar maple tree at the annual Maple Sugar Festival at Brookside Nature Center. (Courtesy of Montgomery Parks)

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