March 2017 - Children & Family

Ella Enchanted

February 3 - March 19, 2017

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270



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?


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Animal Storytime at the Aquarium

March 1 and 15, 11 - 11:30am

1st and 3rd Wednesdays

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Recommended Ages: Ages 2-5 with adult

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $6 admission

Contact Phone: 301.955.6256



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.


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Jack and the Beanstalk

February 23 to March 26, 2017

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 5 years old - 9 years old

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380


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.


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Saturday Art Explorers


Saturday - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: Kids under 10 years old

Location: Candy Corner

Admission: $5 per parent/child pair, or $8 for two children with adult

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228



Every Saturday morning drop in at the Candy Corner for some art activites. Most activites take around 30 minutes and change from week to week. No pre-registration required.

Presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership with generous support of The Primary Day School.

Gills Club at the Aquarium

March 18, 10 - 11:30am

Arcade 202

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Recommended Ages: Ages 5-12

Location: Arcade 202

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301.955.6256



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.

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

March 30 to April 30, 2017

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 3 1/2 years old - 9 years old

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380


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.


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