April 2017 - Children & Family

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.


Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

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.

Animal Storytime at the Aquarium

1st & 3rd Wednesdays Each Month, 11 - 11:30am

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, ages 2-5 with adult, will enjoy an aquatic themed storytime session.  Stay to explore the Aquarium exhibits and touch tank until 12pm.


Learn more: gepaquarium.org


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.


Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Carousel Day 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 11am to 4pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Park grounds

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222




Family Day gets a new name, CAROUSEL DAY! Celebrate the opening of Glen Echo Park's historic Dentzel Carousel for its 97th season. There will be FREE activities throughout the park including live music & performances, face painting, storytelling, and carousel crafts. The carousel operates 11am - 6pm, $1.25 per ride.


Learn more about Carousel Day here>>

Glass Arts Festival 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 12pm to 4pm

Presenter: National Capital Art Glass Guild, Art Glass Center, Glen Echo Glassworks and the Partnership

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222




Discover the joy of glass at the 2017 Glass Arts Festival. Experienced glass artists from the National Capital Art Glass Guild will demonstrate glass techniques ranging from stained glass to fused glass to blown glass. Visitors will see how artists create jewelry, stained glass panels, blown vessels, recycled glass art, and fused glass sculpture.  Highlights include a special glass blowing demonstration at Glassworks studio and a murrini pull that produces long rods of patterned glass at the Art Glass Center.


Kids will create colorful faux glass pieces in a special children’s activity, while parents can peruse an array of glass gifts in our mini pop-up store in the Bumper Car Pavilion.


Fun for all ages! All artist demonstrations are free and do not require registration or tickets.