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Get hands-on with parallel projects for adults and children.

An interactive way for visitors to learn more about people who are in the National Portrait Gallery.

For children in preschool through kindergarten and their parent/caregiver. For a fun-filled session of block play (duplos and others) and hands-on learning activities. STEM Program. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday: 2 to 4 pm  

Children ages three to five (with caring adult) build the early literacy skills needed for school readiness through engaging books, songs and activities.

Talk with an animal keeper who cares for the Zoo’s lions and tigers twice daily between the animal yards to the right of the carousel in Great Cats Circle.

Babies from birth to 18 month (with caring adult) enjoy songs, action rhymes and playtime while building early literacy skills.

Local children’s author Julia Collins will read her newest picture book, Libby and the Shooting Star Foundation, followed by a special straw rocket craft.

Children ages three to five (with caring adult) build the early literacy skills needed for school readiness through engaging books, songs and activities.

Babies from birth to 18 month (with caring adult) enjoy songs, action rhymes and playtime while building early literacy skills. A great way to get to know other families in your community!

Children ages three to five (with caring adult) build the early literacy skills needed for school readiness through engaging books, songs and activities.

Children ages 18 to 36 months (with caring adult) enjoy a variety of developmentally-appropriate stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building early literacy skills.

Coloring can be an incredibly cathartic activity; it’s a simple, stress-free way to connect with one’s creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Stop in every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and discover why this trend has taken off.

Overview of the Zoo. 2 hour walking tour subject to volunteer availability. Groups larger than 10 people please call 202-633-3056.

A storytime experience for preschool age children and their caregivers. These 30-40 minute programs are full of a diverse collection of books, songs, rhymes and fun activities.

Babies from birth to 18 month (with caring adult) enjoy songs, action rhymes and playtime while building early literacy skills. A great way to get to know other families in your community!

Animal Care staff introduce a small animal to guests in a close-up and informal atmosphere. Daily at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm.

Sing, play, dance and learn. That’s our motto for this program. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to play musical instruments, sing along with popular songs, dance to their favorite music, and learn the alphabet and how to count. This program is all about rhythm and speech stimuli that allow children to enjoy music.

Join us for this STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program, geared toward our youngest library guests who will get the opportunity to explore, build and construct.

An experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers, this 20-to-30-minute story time introduces books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.