June 2019 - Children & Family

Glen Echo Park Aquarium


Fall & Winter (September through March):

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm


Spring (March through May): 

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday: 11am to 4pm

     Storytime Fridays at 11:30am


Summer (June through August): 

     Monday & Tuesday: Closed

     Wednesday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm



Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $7 general public; $5 military and seniors; FREE for Children under 2

Contact Phone: 301-955-6256




Come visit the Glen Echo Park Aquarium. There are different water creatures, a pirate ship, interactive games, and a touch tank!

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 activities 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.


May 9 - June 23, 2019

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 17-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comédie-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 - adult; Running time: 45 minutes.


Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Washington Folk Festival 2019

June 1 & 2, 2018, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington & Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Glen Echo Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 3016342222




The Washington Folk Festival is back for its 39th year at Glen Echo Park. This FREE festival, presented by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and the Glen Echo Park Partnership, celebrates the many folk music, dance and craft traditions of the greater Washington area. The Festival features over 400 of the best traditional musicians, storytellers, dancers, and craftspeople representing our diverse and multi-faceted region.


Seven stages simultaneously present music and dance for a total of nearly 60 hours of live performance. The festival also includes a storytelling stage, dance workshops in the Spanish Ballroom, a craft marketplace in the Bumper Car Pavilion, and many spontaneous picking sessions in the Park’s picnic grove.

Cat in the Hat

June 21 to August 18, 2019

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: Ages 4+

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270




From the moment his tail, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mom find when she gets home...?


Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

LGBTQ Family Day 2019

June 23, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

Location: Glen Echo Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 3016342222




Glen Echo Park, in collaboration with Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass, will host a family day dedicated to LGBTQ families. This is a great opportunity to meet other LGBTQ families while enjoying various activities throughout the park. 


Get all the details and RSVP here >>


June 28 - August 4, 2019

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380



In grand circus tradition, the "Greatest Show on Strings" features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe. Many of the acts we built more than 50 years ago by Christopher's parents for "Len Piper's International Marionette Circus."


Age recommendation: All ages are welcome; Running time: 35 minutes.


Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org