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Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live Theatrical Show

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - September 2, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, 3001 Connecticut Ave
NW, DC 20008 United States
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$10
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

Visitors will embark on a prehistoric journey at “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live,” an experiential theater production featuring a larger-than-life cast of dinosaur puppets, at Smithsonian’s National Zoo. From June 1 through Aug. 31, sophisticated, life-sized dinosaur puppets—brought to life by theatrical presentation and puppet mastery—will connect children to paleontology. This interactive production features 19 dinosaurs ... Read More about Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live Theatrical Show

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Pandas Documentary

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - August 31, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, 3001 Connecticut Ave
NW, DC 20008 United States

Giant pandas are coming to the big screen in a breathtaking documentary this summer at Smithsonian’s National Zoo. In collaboration with Smithsonian Theaters, “Pandas” will be on view June 1 through Aug. 31, 2019 in the Zoo’s air-conditioned Visitor Center Theater. Audiences will get a glimpse into Chengdu Panda Base in China, where scientists are ... Read More about Pandas Documentary

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DinoRoars

June 1 @ 8:00 am - September 2 @ 7:00 pm
Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, 3001 Connecticut Ave
NW, DC 20008 United States
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Dino Roars

Travel back in time with “DinoRoars”—a self-guided safari around the Smithsonian’s National Zoo—and meet massive animatronic dinosaurs that move and roar. From June 1 to August 31, visitors will be able to look up and listen as the roar of a 39-foot-long T. rex joins the symphony of Zoo animal chirps, squawks and chuffs. On ... Read More about DinoRoars

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8:00 am

River Kayaking Trip

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Black Hill Nature Programs, 20926 Lake Ridge Dr
Boyds, MD 20841 United States
$70

Join certified kayak instructors and naturalists for a leisurely paddle on the Potomac River or one of its tributaries. The exact location of the trip will depend on the weather and river conditions on that day. We'll paddle for three - four hours on moving water, so you should be proficient at basic strokes and ... Read More about River Kayaking Trip

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9:00 am

Family Fishing Fun!

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Black Hill Nature Programs, 20926 Lake Ridge Dr
Boyds, MD 20841 United States
$12

Fishing is fun for the whole family! We'll show you how to set up a simple bobber rig, bait your hook, and give you some tips on casting. We'll provide the bait and rigging supplies - you just need to catch the fish! We have fishing poles you can borrow, but if you have your ... Read More about Family Fishing Fun!

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9:30 am

UGRR Trail Saturday Guided Hike

August 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Rd
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
$8

Hikes last approximately 2.5 hours and are provided by "conductors" who lead groups on a simulated Underground Railroad experience covering 2.0 miles from Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park along a wooded, natural surface trail to the historic Sandy Spring, then back to the new Woodlawn Museum . Hikers learn about various techniques that "freedom seekers" used ... Read More about UGRR Trail Saturday Guided Hike

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10:00 am

New American Gardens exhibit at the US Botanic Garden

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 15, 2019

U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

Public gardens across America are engaging, inviting, and dynamic. Gardens are living creations, as they display seasonal changes along with a constant ebb and flow. This exhibit celebrates American gardens created or renovated within the last five years. These gardens showcase new plant collections, create spaces for people to connect with nature, and foster sustainability. ... Read More about New American Gardens exhibit at the US Botanic Garden

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Turtle Talks

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave
Silver Spring, 20902 United States
Free

Summer Saturdays are a great time to soak up the sun - for people and turtles! Come visit our new outdoor box turtle exhibit and learn about the natural history and conservation challenges of these iconic reptiles from our volunteer "Turtle Talkers." You'll enjoy seeing our resident turtles explore the great outdoors! Join us on ... Read More about Turtle Talks

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Fairy Trails @ Piscataway Park

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until September 1, 2019

Piscataway Park, 3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, MD 20607 United States
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$5

For the first time ever, the forest fairies of Piscataway Park are opening up their homes and enchanting realm to visitors! Explore the magic of the fairy trail this summer with the help of a special trail guide created with knowledge from the fairies themselves. You see, the fairies are plugged into the secrets of ... Read More about Fairy Trails @ Piscataway Park

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Explore! August Community Festival

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Modern at Art Place, 400 Galloway Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20011
Washington, DC 20011 US
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Another Explore! FREE Community Festival is coming for everyone to enjoy. Learn about Explore Children's Museum of Washington, D.C. while you enjoy arts and humanities activities with your friends and neighbors. Performance Schedule: 10:30 – 11:00 am: Story Time with Lamond-Riggs Children's Librarian 11:15 - 12:00 pm: A Mad Science of DC Show: Up, Up and ... Read More about Explore! August Community Festival

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10:30 am

Crafting History- Making Preserves

August 24 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Rd
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
$30

Join us at Woodlawn Manor for our new workshop series, "Crafting History!" Our summer workshop will teach participants about preserving fruits & vegetables during the 19th century and how to begin preserving their own foods at home. Box lunch provided. Appropriate for ages 12 & up. Advance registration required by August 19th 5 pm. Fee: ... Read More about Crafting History- Making Preserves

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11:00 am

Fishing Derby

August 24 @ 11:00 am - August 25 @ 3:00 pm
Leesburg Animal Park, 19270 James Madison Highway
Leesburg, VA 20175 United States
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$2 – $14.95

Fishing at the pond from 11am - 3pm, this weekend! Bring your fishing pole (or borrow one of ours) & see if you can snag the biggest fish. The largest kid’s catch of the day wins a prize! Catch and release only, please. Fishing equipment is limited, if you have your own fishing pole, please ... Read More about Fishing Derby

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11:30 am

Raptor Enrichment

August 24 @ 11:30 am - 11:45 am
Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Ln
Rockville, MD 20855 United States
Free

Raptors are smart! Come see Meadowside's resident raptors as they search for food, explore new objects and encounter new experiences.

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12:00 pm

Raptor Feeding

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Ln
Rockville, MD 20855 United States
Free

Observe Meadowside's resident raptors during their feeding time and learn some of the stories about the raptors on exhibit.

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Rosé every day for $5 a glass at The Canopy by Hilton in Pike & Rose in August

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until August 31, 2019

$5

August is National Rosé Month and the Canopy by Hilton at North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose is celebrating! Enjoy rosé all month long from noon-7 p.m. every day for $5 a glass. Rosé signifies summer, sunshine, and dining al fresco. Rosé has many styles and varieties and can be enjoyed on The Canopy’s beautiful outdoor ... Read More about Rosé every day for $5 a glass at The Canopy by Hilton in Pike & Rose in August

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1:00 pm

Science Saturday at the National Law Enforcement Museum

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Law Enforcement Museum, 444 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

Visit the Museum for a fun-filled afternoon of science activities in the Learning Center. This month’s theme is Aviation. Explore the mechanics behind flight technology and create your own working helicopter! Aviation introduces participants to engineering and aeronautics through engaging activities suitable for all types of learners. Feel free to stay for the full duration ... Read More about Science Saturday at the National Law Enforcement Museum

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Free Ping Pong Lessons hosted by SPIN DC

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until August 24, 2019

SPIN DC, 1332 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20045
Washington, DC 20045 US
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Free

Learn the art of the serve and the slice! Enjoy a complimentary lesson from our professional Ping Pong Champions. Newbies, aspiring pros, kids and devotees are welcome to join us and embrace the movement. Come early and stay for the afternoon, where you will learn from the best of the best. On the schedule will be ... Read More about Free Ping Pong Lessons hosted by SPIN DC

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Guided Nature Hike (with ice cream!)

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on August 24, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on August 25, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on August 25, 2019 at 3:00pm

Piscataway Park, 3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, MD 20607 United States
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$5

Explore the natural wonders of Piscataway Park with a guided trail walk led by an educator. Identify plants and animal life, learn about wild edible plants, or explore the changes in the Potomac River landscape over time. This weekend's hike is all about using your senses: sight, touch, sound, smell...and TASTE! Use your eyes, hands, ... Read More about Guided Nature Hike (with ice cream!)

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1:30 pm

Sprinklers, Bubbles and Rainbows!

August 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Black Hill Nature Programs, 20926 Lake Ridge Dr
Boyds, MD 20841 United States
Free

Come play in our backyard! Dance and run through sprinklers. Make bubbles and splash in water play stations designed for the littlest of revelers. This is what summer is all about! Bring sunscreen, a towel and change of clothes.

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Youth on Earth

August 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Ln
Rockville, MD 20855 United States
$4

Summer is here! Do you need SSL hours? Do you enjoy being active outdoors? Come join other teens in our Youth on Earth program! Go hiking with new friends, learn about local wildlife, and get up-close encounters with Meadowside's resident animals, including amphibians, reptiles, and raptors. Bring your energy and creativity to environmental projects that ... Read More about Youth on Earth

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3:00 pm

Guided Nature Hike (with ice cream!)

August 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on August 24, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on August 25, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on August 25, 2019 at 3:00pm

Piscataway Park, 3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, MD 20607 United States
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$5

Explore the natural wonders of Piscataway Park with a guided trail walk led by an educator. Identify plants and animal life, learn about wild edible plants, or explore the changes in the Potomac River landscape over time. This weekend's hike is all about using your senses: sight, touch, sound, smell...and TASTE! Use your eyes, hands, ... Read More about Guided Nature Hike (with ice cream!)

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6:30 pm

Bowie Baysox Fireworks and Read & Hit a Home Run Reading Night

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Bowie Baysox Stadium, 4101 Crain Hwy
Bowie, MD 20716 United States
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$5

Promotion: Fireworks & Southern Maryland Reading Night The Baysox will honor students from Charles, Calvert & St. Mary's counties for their reading success. After the game, see the best Fireworks show in the area! | Presented By Educational Systems Federal Credit Union DAILY PROMOTIONS Monday: Mutt Monday – All dogs welcome as long as they’re leashed/properly tagged and vaccinated (presented by ... Read More about Bowie Baysox Fireworks and Read & Hit a Home Run Reading Night

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7:00 pm

Pickin’ on the Porch

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Rd
Derwood, MD 20855 United States
$5

Wind down from the work week with an evening of local acoustic, roots, and bluegrass music on the porch of the historic Farmhouse at the Agricultural History Farm Park! Event includes featured local music artists, open mic, and the opportunity to pull out your own acoustic instrument to play with other talented musicians under the ... Read More about Pickin’ on the Porch

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