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There are two issues with planning field trips for the spring semester. The first is weather: it's hard to predict nice days and blooming trees. I'll e mail people if weather changes our plans.
The second is easy to predict: this semester is prime time for school groups and tourists at all the major museums. The crowds make it hard to see exhibits and easy to lose kids, so I plan our big museum trips for early fall.
2/18 Ash Wednesday: Basilica of the Immaculate Conception A great way to kick off Lent!
2/25 Bureau of Engraving and Printing Watch them make money, literally!
3/4 Washington Monument I have a limited number of tickets for 10:30.
3/11 National Zoo Early Spring at the Zoo is very nice. Many animals are more active in the cooler weather, and there are far fewer crowds.
3/18 Fort McHenry In Baltimore, free parking but $7-10 fee for adults over 18 (not sure when they are changing the rate) The site of some of our favorite field trips!
3/25 Franciscan Monastery The week before Holy Week.
3/30 MONDAY National Arboretum Magnolia Garden, dependent on bloom time.
4/8 OR 4/15 Cherry Blossoms Free parking, $1 per person for the tour tram, dependent on blossoms
4/22 National Zoo (again) Looking at the difference a month makes, seeing the other half of the zoo.
5/1 FRIDAY National Arboretum, Azalea Walk: Lovely hike, dependent on bloom time.
5/5 TUESDAY Shark Tooth Hunt (also a kid birthday for us!)
5/13 TBA, I'm open to suggestions
5/21 THURSDAY Shark Tooth Hunt