Free Family Things To Do in DC - September 2019

The Mom’s of District Motherhued enjoying “Read and Play” featuring a curated reading experience by Busboys and Poets, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Photo Cred: District Motherhued

The Mom’s of District Motherhued enjoying “Read and Play” featuring a curated reading experience by Busboys and Poets, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Photo Cred: District Motherhued

Hi Mom Tribe! Can you believe it’s September and we are in full school year mode? I love September because it brings much need structure and routine to our family life after late summer nights, traveling, sleeping in, and no homework. September is not only the official start to fall, but also Congressional Black Caucus, Hispanic Heritage Month, local charity races, and fall festivals. During the month of September, Washington, DC offers a variety of free enriched cultural activities that will not only teach your kids, but also provide tons of family fun and memories. Below is my September roundup for free family things to do in Washington, DC. Now go enjoy family time and build memories!

Please comment to share events that I may have missed. Happy September Mom Tribe!

Xoxo, 

Shauniece

Read & Play With District Motherhued at Congressional Black Caucus - Fri & Sat, Sept 13, 14

District Motherhued, the DMV’s premier organization for millennial moms of color, leads the first family friendly activity at the Congressional Black Caucus. Join District Motherhued for “Read and Play” featuring a curated reading experience by Busboys and Poets, followed by activities to reinforce the readings. 

Cost: Free admissions 

Ages: Preschool - 6 years old (the event is listed as open to all ages) 

Date/Time: Friday, Sept 13 / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Date/Time: Saturday, Sept 14 / 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  

Walter E. Washington Convention Center 

801 Mount Vernon Place NW

Exhibit Hall E, Space 738 

Washington, DC 20001

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/read-play-with-district-motherhued-at-cbc-alc-2019-tickets-72170202017?aff=erelexpmlt 


Photo Cred: Smithsonian National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

Photo Cred: Smithsonian National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

ZooFiesta at the Smithsonian National Zoo - Saturday, Sept 21 

September marks Hispanic Heritage Month and the Smithsonian National Zoo is celebrating with a free event called “ZooFiesta: Un día de diversión animal para toda la familia.” Families can now come together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month will a full day of live music, activities, and animal demonstrations. Children of all ages can learn about Latin American animals and conservation efforts in the region. 

Cost: Free admissions 

Ages: Open to all ages 

Time: 11a.m - 3:00 p.m. 

3001 Connecticut Ave., NW 

Washington, DC 20008

https://nationalzoo.si.edu/events/zoofiesta

Constitution Day Family Day at the National Archives Museum - Mon, Sept 17

This is the perfect activity for families with older children in middle or highschool. The National Archives Museum is hosting a celebration to commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. Enjoy an afternoon of celebrating the Constitution with hands on, family friendly activities.

Cost: Free admissions 

Ages: 10 years+ (the event is listed as open to all ages) 

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

701 Constitution Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20408

https://museum.archives.gov/events/70736

KID Museum’s FutureFest - Sun, Sept 15

FutureFest is one of DC’s largest, free family festivals designed to spark the imagination and creativity of families to collectively invent the future. Families can participate in KID City, an immersive and interactive play museum where kids and families can build a city of the future from the ground up. Parents and kids will have the opportunity to experience the latest technologies in sensors and engineering from Pepco, origami engineering from Georgia Tech, explore cultures that shape our communities, and much more! 

“At Bethesda’s Kid Museum, Parkland Magnet Middle School seventh-graders Rahwa Tesfay, left, and Katherine Cortez, both 12, use a saw to craft pieces for their motion-sensing light switch as practice for the museum’s Invent the Future Challenge. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post, 2018)” Photo Cred: The Washington Post, Bill O’Leary.

“At Bethesda’s Kid Museum, Parkland Magnet Middle School seventh-graders Rahwa Tesfay, left, and Katherine Cortez, both 12, use a saw to craft pieces for their motion-sensing light switch as practice for the museum’s Invent the Future Challenge. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post, 2018)” Photo Cred: The Washington Post, Bill O’Leary.

Cost: Free admissions 

Ages: 4yrs+ 

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Silver Spring Civic Center 

One Veterans Place 

Silver Spring, MD 20910

https://kid-museum.org/futurefest/#kidcity





Hispanic Innovators in Air and Space Family Day - Sat, Sept 21 

The Smithsonian Museums continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the National Air and Space Museum. Families will meet hispanic scientists and engineers, build a clothespin airplane to celebrate the first Hispanic fighter pilot Felix Rigau Carrera, attend a bilingual planetarium show, and much more. This is the perfect event to expose your children to diversity in STEM.

Cost: Free admissions 

Ages: Open to all ages 

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Independence Ave at 6th St, SW

Washington, DC 20560 

https://airandspace.si.edu/events/hispanic-innovators-air-and-space-family-day