Mark your calendars for a fun month ahead.
Tysons Corner Summer Camp Fair 2019
Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Learn about a number of different summer camp options for kids this year, from local day camps to sleep-away options. // Tysons Corner Center: 1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons; Free
Free Play Days
Feb. 9, 1-2:30 p.m.
Get your kids outside this winter and let them just have some good, old-fashioned fun. This unstructured time will let kids explore the woods, build forts and just be free. // Gulf Branch Nature Center & Park: 3608 N. Military Road, Arlington; Free
Frozen Science—Snowflakes & Crystals
Feb. 9, 4-5 p.m.
Snow is magical, but it isn’t magic. Kids can learn the science behind snowflakes, including how to look at a snowflake without melting it and even growing their own crystals. // Long Branch Nature Center at Glencarlyn Park: 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington; $5
Fredericksburg Kid Expo
Feb. 9-10, Times vary
Learn about anything and everything that involves kids, with exhibits that cover kids health to the latest toys and games. Kids can also enjoy special attractions like Fredericksburg’s largest indoor sandbox. // Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center: 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg; $8 (adults), $3 (kids 4-12), Free (kids 3 and under)
Youth Art Show
Feb. 9-March 10
Artists 18 and under showcase their work in all 2D mediums that celebrate the Chinese zodiac and the Year of the Pig. // Franklin Park Arts Center: 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville; $10
Make Your Own Play Dough
Feb. 16, 2-3 p.m.
Mix flour, sand, corn meal and food coloring to create your own play dough, and then make animal shapes based on live models. // Long Branch Nature Center at Glencarlyn Park: 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington; $5
Feb. 22-March 3, Times vary
The classic tale designed for kids sees Robin Hood and his merry men steal from the rich and give to the poor to thwart Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. // Gunston Arts Center—Theatre One: 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington; $15 (adults), $12 (children)
Greenberg’s Great Train & Toy Show
Feb. 23-24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The longest-running model train show and collectible toy show in the U.S. makes a pit stop in Fredericksburg with its hundreds of model trains and kid activities. // Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center: 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg; $9-$10 (adults), Free (kids 11 and under)
Through March 2, Times vary
Join Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Christopher Robin and all of the friends in the Hundred Acre Wood as they get into a series of adventures in this musical adaptation. // Riverside Center for the Performing Arts: 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg; $14
Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
Join the local favorite band every Friday morning to jam out to catchy tunes and lively performances. // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna; $5
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