It looks to be a beautiful weekend, if a bit hot. Here are some ideas...
Maybe it's because we're tennis fans, but we're excited about Family Fun Day (left) at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in D.C., with clinics and the chance to watch pros like Mardy Fish, James Blake, and Gael Monfils (Andy Roddick had to pull out because of an injury), along with a bouncy house, face-painting, games, and more.
Also, Saturday is the opening celebration for a great new kids' play center called Charm City Kids Club, which will host all kinds of classes and birthday parties. Lisa and Mikel from Milkshake will play at the opening, and there will be trail-mix making with Whole Foods, and smoothie-making with Happy Family. Sounds awesome.
Also, on both Saturday and Sunday is the "Aquatic Adaptations" edition of the Maryland Zoo's Walk on the Wild Side programs. Also on both days, the Walter's Art Museum's free Come Sail Away series, in which families find items in the museum related to the sea and complete a project based on them, is focused on "Creatures From the Deep."
And of course, there's lots of other great stuff every weekend, including the Marlyland Science Center ($3 off admission before noon on Saturdays, plus the weekly egg-drop contest), Port Discovery Children's Museum, The Zoo, two Storyville locations (we LOVE Storyville), The American Visionary Art Museum (also with kid-friendly exhibits, and the treehouse/sculpture out back), the various nature centers and conservancies (Oregon Ridge, Irvine, Howard County), and—of course!— the Aquarium.