August 2019 - Children & Family

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...?


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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.


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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.

FREE Weekend Activities - Calendar Item

August  17 & 18, 2019

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: Ages 2+

Location: Around the Park

Admission: FREE with proof of purchase from Adventure Theatre MTC, the Puppet Co. or Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222



We know that you and your family are missing the carousel as much as we are while it is closed for building renovations (re-opening Spring 2020!). So we are pleased to offer free activities over two weekends in August and September 2019 to help you have loads of fun at the Park! 


We hope that you will come to the Park to enjoy our regular children's programming -- like theater shows and the aquarium -- and then participate in our FREE activities* on:


Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18

Saturday, August 24 & Sunday, August 25


Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22

Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29

Free activities run from 11:30am to 3:30pm
* Some activities require proof of purchase from Adventure Theatre MTC, the Puppet Co., or Glen Echo Park Aquarium. See below for more information! 


Get all the details at www.wemissthecarousel

Links to purchase theater tickets here >>