Grab & Go Kids Planner
Birdwatching, Learning Swedish, and Poodles — pick and choose from this week’s array of events!
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FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
Birdwatching for Kids
Where/When: Rock Creek Park Nature Center (5200 Glover Road, NW ) on Thursday 4 p.m.
Why Go: Children decorate their own "binoculars" and head outdoors to hunt for common birds of the area.
Family Day at House of Sweden
Where/When: House of Sweden (2900 K St.) Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why Go: Activities include hanging out in the interactive play room, Space for Children, creating animals out of fusible beads, taking an interactive quiz walk to learn some Swedish, getting a Swedish treat from the fishing pond, and a painting corner.
Boogie Woogie Bow Wows
Where/When: National Theater (1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW ) Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Why Go: Joan Rose and her miniature longhair dachshund Tucker and Lynn Franklin and her standard poodle Sam present a a fast-paced romp set to music. The doggies ride a skateboard, jump through hoops, and cavort with their human partners - and volunteers can join the doggies on stage.
Story Hour with Susan Stockdale
Where/When: Museum of Natural History (10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW ) on Saturday at 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go: Susan Stockdale reads from her books Bring on the Birds and Carry Me! Animal Babies on the Move. A short activity and book signing follows each reading.
Multimedia Scavenger Hunt: Pheon
Where/When: National Portrait Gallery (Eighth and F Streets, NW ) Sunday 2:30 to 6 p.m.
Why Go: Families can test their ingenuity by exploring the collection, making objects, and texting their way around the museum in a multimedia scavenger hunt. Bring a cell phone with text messaging enabled, comfortable shoes, and a sense of adventure.