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Join a drumming lesson, search for living wonders at the beach and more!
Join a drumming lesson, search for living wonders at the beach and more!

5 nearby kid-friendly hikes with wide trails

Enjoy a breath of fresh air — and some space — while exploring the outdoors.

7 local ice cream spots to treat your sweeties

National Ice Cream Day is almost here! Celebrate with the tastiest brain freezes in town.

Attract bees and butterflies to your garden

Invite a bevy of bees and butterflies into your garden by planting these beautiful flowers. They’re a pollinator’s dream come true and will transform the garden into a wildlife-friendly oasis.

Discovery Center @ Home — online now

Explore activities, exhibits, resources, staff picks and videos that inspire all ages to take action on a cause you care about.
The fun doesn’t have to stop! Our calendar is filled with virtual and in-person events, including our own free virtual playtime activities and parenting speakers.
1. Celebrate Krispy Kreme’s birthday with this awesome doughnut deal. (FRI.)
2. Catch a drive-in movie at a waterfront park resort or at one of these nearby theaters and pop-ups. (FRI.–SAT.)
3. The beautiful Bon Odori festival filled with dancing, music and color is going virtual this year. (SAT.)
4. Join an in-person storytelling and drumming lesson. Families can also follow along virtually with a free video. (SAT.–SUN.)
5. This living history museum just reopened! Explore the Sound’s first globally connected settlement. (ONGOING)
6. Stroll along the beach at low tide and see what living wonders you might discover. (SUN. AND BEYOND)

What does child care look like moving forward?

Take a short survey to provide local organizations with your insights about working parents’ child-care needs and be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card.



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Join us for Play Time

Don’t miss our ParentMap Live series, featuring at-home activities for kids. Sign up for a dance class, a campfire sing-along and more — all free! More >>
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