Family Events DC Metro

Look here for events for the whole family can enjoy; concerts, theatre, exhibitions, hands-on-activities for you and your kids. From toddlers to teens and everything in between you'll find you'll find free and ticketed events throughout DC Metro, right here.

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The Kennedy Center
Jan. 11 – 12, 2020
Dive into an enchanted world in which music, artists, images, and technology interact with one another. Ages 2–4

Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

AMP by Strathmore
Sun. Dec 1
Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats present kids tunes with roaring ’20s flair.


The Kennedy Center
Nov. 9 – 10
Will two museum attendants succeed at keeping a special egg safe? Join Dutch theater/dance company Maas for a hysterically egg-cellent time! Ages 3+

Kid Prince and Pablo

The Kennedy Center
Oct. 19 – Nov. 3
Mark Twain’s classic The Prince and the Pauper is reimagined as a digital age American Hip Hop story.


The Kennedy Center
Nov. 2 – 3
Three television hosts fight over one microphone in this imaginative production full of silly misunderstandings, a puppet show, and hilarious hide-n-seek. Ages 3+

National Philharmonic: Holiday Singin' Pops

Fri. Dec 6
Create memories with your family and friends as you share in the sights and sounds of the holidays at the National Philharmonic’s annual Holiday Singin’ Pops.

NSO Pops: Game ON!

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 8, 2020
Mesmerizing celebration of symphonic video game music in its world premiere!

John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons

National Theatre
Nov. 21 – 23
Tony Award winner John Leguizamo’s one-man play LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is inspired by the near total absence of Latinos from his son’s American history books.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas

Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Sun. Dec 1
Featuring more than 75 puppets, Carle’s vibrant style, and original music, the production tells the story of a farmer on Christmas Eve who wonders how Christmas will arrive without snow.

Choral Arts Society of Washington: A Family Christmas

The Kennedy Center
Tue. Dec 24
Bring the kids for an unforgettable holiday experience as the Choral Arts Chorus fills the concert hall with holiday classics just for them!

The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays

National Theatre
Dec. 3 – 8
Jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages

Cirque Mei

Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Sat. Oct 19
This ensemble of elite circus performers thrills the young and old alike with their amazing feats of agility, strength, and poise.


The Pop-Ups

McLean Community Center
Sat. Oct 19

Installation of the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, 1784

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Thru Apr. 15, 2020

Kids Euro Festival: Frog Pond, A Finnish Dance Performance (Ages 4-12)

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Mon. Nov 4

Explore! With the NPG

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Dec. 31

The Magical Piñata

Keegan Theatre
Dec. 14 – 30

Opera Starts with Oh!: Venus and Adonis (Ages 5+)

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sun. Oct 20

Weekend Tudor Tots

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Nov 2

Little Red's Most Unusual Day

Arts Barn
Oct. 26 – Nov. 3

Santa Fly-In

College Park Aviation Museum
Sat. Dec 7

NSO Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Oct 20

Young Portrait Explorers: Frida Kahlo

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Mon. Oct 28
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