Based on the Newberry Honor book by Gail Carson Levine. Baby Ella of Frell is given the "gift" of obedience by Lucinda, a misguided fairy, and thus cannot disobey any direct order. Then when tragedy stikes, Ella is reduced to an obedient servant in her new home with Dame Olga. Can Ella find a way to rid herself of the troublesome curse?
Join us for the NEW Animal Storytime at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium! On first and third Wednesdays, starting in March, ages 2-5 with adult, will enjoy an aquatic themed storytime session. Stay to explore the Aquarium exhibits and touch tank until 12pm.
A timely version of the classic children's tale about the young lad that doesn't know beans about trading, but still manages to climb his way to the top. Jack finds that happiness lies in helping others rather than mere personal gain. Told with rod puppets and some surprising twists, Jack has long been a favorite of our audiences.
Age recommendation: 5 years old to 9 years old; Running time: 45 minutes.
The Glen Echo Park Aquarium, in partnership with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy is proud to offer youth the opportunity to become fascinated by sharks through Gills Club events. Gills Club is a STEM-based education initiative dedicated to connecting girls with female scientists from around the world, sharing knowledge and inspiring shark and ocean conservation. The Gills Club encourages girls to take an interest in sharks and inspires them to become advocates for conservation.
Various interactive activities, experiments, a live shark and a talk led by the Aquarium’s own female shark researcher will help to expand your child’s knowledge about sharks. The first Gills Club meeting will be held on Saturday March 18th from 10-11:30 am. Participation is free, however, space is limited and preregistration is required. This program is for kids (girls and boys) ages 5-12.
RSVP HERERegistration Currently Closed/ Program Full (2.22.17)
This marionette romp in which three brothers get the goat of a hen-pecked troll, in their attempts to trip-trap-tromp to where the grass is greener. Three variety numbers precede the performance, demonstrating the making of a simple hand puppet, and manipulation of rod puppets and marionettes, as an introduction to the art of puppetry.
Age recommendation: 3 1/2 years old to 9 years old; Running time: 40 minutes.