Montgomery Parks to Offer Spring Break Special Programs March 25-31, Including Eye Spy Trains, Eco Board Games, History, Skating and Tennis

Montgomery Parks has released a list of events and activities taking break during spring break.

Spring break is around the corner, and Montgomery Parks has a variety of activities to keep kids active and learning during the week of spring break March 25-31. The special events will include Eye Spy Trains at Cabin John and Wheaton regional parks, skating, tennis, eco board games (teen edition) and history tours.

The spring break schedule of special programs will include:

  • Spring Eye Spy Train tickets on sale now: Eye Spy Trains at Cabin John Regional Park and Wheaton Regional Park will be open daily from March 23-31, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Each rider is given a card with fun seasonal characters and items to look for hidden along the tracks during the ride. $5 per person. Children under 2 years of age ride for free accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Grossology: Nature is Downright Disgusting. March 25-29. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. Educational but very gross camp chock full of experiments and facts to help campers get on nature’s nasty side. Campers will use their hands to explore bird barf, slip through the digestive system and eat bird-poop shaped snacks and much yuckiness more. Disclaimer: Camp not responsible for gross language or facts used at home. Ages 6-10. Registration required$325 per person.
  • Spring Break Skate and STEAM Day. March 25, 26, 27. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wheaton Ice Arena, 11717 Orebaugh Avenue, Wheaton. The day starts with an off ice warm up, followed by two hours of skating instruction and fun. After lunch, skaters will join the public skating session until 2 p.m. and then end the day with a STEAM learning activity incorporating the ice rink, skating and science. Skaters will be ability grouped for the daily skating lessons. Ages 6-12. Registration required$65 per person, per day.
  • Eco Board Games Club: Teen Edition. March 26. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton. Play popular nature-based board games that have taken the hobby world by storm and are a great way to explore science topics. Practice cooperation, strategy and critical thinking skills and learn about the real-world inspirations for these games. Registration required. Ages 11-16. $20 per person.
  • Spring Break for History. March 27-28. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Josiah Henson Museum and Park, 11410 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda. The museum will be open special hours for self-guided tours and special hands-on activities available for families. Ages 4 and older. Admission: $5, adults; $4, children and seniors.
  • Spring Break for History. March 28-30. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Woodlawn Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring. Visit Woodlawn Museum and engage with interactive history lessons. Take the Underground Railroad Experience Trail Guided Hike, available March 29-30, 10-11:30 a.m., and discover the techniques used by 19th-century freedom seekers for navigation, escaping detection and finding food and shelter on the dangerous journey. All ages. Advance registration recommended for Underground Railroad Experience Trail$8 per person. Woodlawn Museum admission: $5, adults; $4, children ages 6-12 and seniors; Ages 5 and under, free.
  • Spring Break Tennis Days. March 25-29. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wheaton Indoor Tennis, 11715 Orebaugh Avenue, Wheaton. Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center, 7801 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda. Take time over Spring Break to develop or improve your child’s tennis game. Register for one day or all five days for a memorable and productive week. Children will be grouped by age and experience. Ages 8-15. Registration required$59 per person per day (Wheaton); $63 per person per day (Addie).

Go to Montgomery Parks event calendar for a complete list of special events and programming and to learn how to sign up using ActiveMontgomery. Visit the Spring 2024 Montgomery Parks Program Guide.

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Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

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