Free Weekend Activities




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! 







• Saturday Art Explorers*

• Sidewalk Chalk Artist or Face Painter

• Carousel Cut-Outs Photo Op

• Misting Tent


* For Saturday Art Explorers provide your proof of purchase -- the sticker you received at Adventure Theatre MTC or the Puppet Co., or your hand stamp from Glen Echo Park Aquarium -- when you check in at the Candy Corner Studio and you will be admitted free.


To enjoy our Sidewalk Chalk Artist (8/24, 9/21, 9/28) or Face Painter (8/17) no proof of purchase is required. Photo Ops with the Carousel Cut-Outs and the Misting Tent also do not require proof of purchase.  





• Climb Wall (ages 6+)*

• Inflatable Carousel*

• Carousel Cut-Outs Photo Op

• Misting Tent


For the Climb Wall and Inflatable Carousel provide your proof of purchase -- the sticker you received at Adventure Theatre MTC or the Puppet Co.or your hand stamp from Glen Echo Park Aquarium --when you check in at the Partnership table in the grassy circle across from the picnic area, and you will receive a  wristband from our staff. Your wristband will provide free admission to both activities.


Photo Ops with the Carousel Cut-Outs and the Misting Tent do not require a wristband.  



Visitors who do not have a proof of purchase from activities at Adventure Theatre MTC, the Puppet Co., or Glen Echo Park Aquarium, but would like to participate in the Climb Wall or Inflatable Carousel -- only available on Sundays -- or Saturday Art Explorers -- available only on Saturdays -- may purchase a wristband for $5 from our staff person.


Thank you to our sponsor! 



For all Glen Echo Park activities, view our online calendar.