May 2017 - Children & Family

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

April 7 to May 21, 2017

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270



This is Aladdin as you've never seen it before. Aladdin and his love, the princess Adora, must outsmart an evil Magician who wants to use the genie in Aladdin's lamp for his nefarious schemes! Will he get away with it? Get ready for love, magic, and mystery in this production for all ages.


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May 4 to June 11, 2017

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 5 years old - adult

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380


The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comedie-Francaise and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince. The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival, and performed by invitation at the Center for Puppetry Arts, in Atlanta.


Age recommendation: 5 years old to adult; 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

May 20, 10 - 11:30am

NEW LOCATION: Arcade 301

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Recommended Ages: Ages 5-12

Location: Arcade 301

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.  Gills Club will meet Saturday May 20th 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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