Camps & Programs Guide

The best fun & educational programs in Northern Virginia!

Check out our latest Camps and Programs Guide FULL of fun and educational things to do throughout Northern Virginia! Fall is the perfect time to visit a new park or sign up for a new program. Explore all that NOVA Parks has to offer!

Find the events that interest you, then click the registration link to go directly to the program for registration through our new ONLINE registration process. Once you are registered, you can use your login information for all of your programs and also for camp registration next year! If you have any questions, please contact the park where the program is being offered. 

Nov 8 to Jan 5

Winter Walk of Lights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

5:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Festival
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Nov 11 to Nov 15
Senior Special

Winter Walk of Lights Senior Specials

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Patrons 55 and older showing valid ID will receive 50% off onsite ticket sales.

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Nov 11 to Nov 15
member volunteer

Winter Walk of Lights Member & Volunteer Appreciation Nights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Members and volunteers showing a current annual garden pass will receive 50% off onsite ticket sa

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Nov 15
nurse appreciation

Winter Walk of Lights Nurse Appreciation Nights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Nurses showing a valid ID receive FREE admission with one paying guest.

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Nov 16

Animal Feeding - Turtles

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Don’t be shy, come on out of your shell and join us! Our turtles are ready to chow down. Learn what the differences are between our land and water turtles and how to identify them in the wild. Care for our resident Box Turtles and Painted Turtles (and see our Snapping Turtle!) with our Naturalist and learn what these reptiles like to eat. 

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature Nuts
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Nov 16 to Nov 17
snowflake stampede

Snowflake Stampede

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

Join us for the 7th Annual Snowflake Stampede on Saturday, November 16th, 5:30 pm, AND Sunday, November 17 at 5:30 pm at the Bull Run Festival of Lights

5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Nov 18 to Nov 21
Bring a friend

Ice and Lights Annual Waterpark Passholders Bring A Friend Nights

Cameron Run Regional Park, Alexandria, VA

Annual Waterpark Passholders--buy one Ice and Lights VIP Admission, get one Ice and Lights VIP Ad

5:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Nov 18 to Nov 22
Senior Special

Winter Walk of Lights Senior Specials

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Patrons 55 and older showing valid ID will receive 50% off onsite ticket sales.

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Nov 18 to Nov 22
member volunteer

Winter Walk of Lights Member & Volunteer Appreciation Nights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Members and volunteers showing a current annual garden pass will receive 50% off onsite ticket sa

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Nov 18
Marvelous Monday

Winter Walk of Lights Marvelous Mondays

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Use the online coupon code: WOW19 to receive 50% off your online ticket order.

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Nov 19
First Responder

Winter Walk of Lights First Responder Appreciation Nights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Fire, Rescue, and Law Enforcement Personnel showing valid ID will receive free admission with one

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Nov 19
gobble gobble

Winter Walk of Lights Gobble! Gobble! Craft Night

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Children are welcome to create a free craft at our holiday arts table!

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Nov 20 to Nov 27
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Ice and Lights Military Appreciation Nights

Cameron Run Regional Park, Alexandria, VA

All active and former military showing a valid ID will receive one FREE VIP admission with one pa

5:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Nov 20
Camp Grow Scout

Winter Walk of Lights Camp Grow, Scouts, 4H Nights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Youth wearing their Camp Grow or service organization's t-shirts or badges will receive free admission with one paying guest. 

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Nov 20
military appreciation

Winter Walk of Lights Military Appreciation Nights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Active and former military will receive free admission with one paying guest. 

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Nov 21
teacher appreciation

Winter Walk of Lights Teacher Appreciation Nights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

We love our teachers!

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Nov 22

Winter Survival Series

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you a survivalist? Got what it takes to survive in the cold, harsh winter months? Join our naturalist as we learn about edible and poisonous plants and animals, how to track, build shelters and more!

4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Nov 22

Sunsets at the Light Show

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Get exclusive access to the Meadowlark Winter Walk of Lights while closed to the public and enjoy a beautiful sunset backdrop! Package deal; Includes night admission and one hot chocolate. All ages.

4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Nov 22
nurse appreciation

Winter Walk of Lights Nurse Appreciation Nights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Nurses showing a valid ID receive FREE admission with one paying guest.

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Nov 23

Sunsets at the Light Show

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Get exclusive access to the Meadowlark Winter Walk of Lights while closed to the public and enjoy a beautiful sunset backdrop! Package deal; includes night admission and one hot chocolate. All ages.

4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Nov 24

Agents of Discovery

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come and play Agents of Discovery, a fun and educational mobile based app that takes you across our park as you complete challenges and learn about animals and nature! 

2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Nov 25 to Nov 26
First responder

Ice and Lights First Responder Appreciation Nights

Cameron Run Regional Park, Alexandria, VA

Fire, Rescue, and Law Enforcement personnel showing a valid ID will receive one free VIP admissio

5:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Nov 25
Marvelous Monday

Winter Walk of Lights Marvelous Mondays

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Use the online coupon code: WOW19 to receive 50% off your online ticket order.

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Dec 2 to Dec 5
teacher appreciation

Ice and Lights Teacher Appreciation Nights

Cameron Run Regional Park, Alexandria, VA

Teachers receive a FREE VIP Ice and Lights ticket with one paid VIP Ice and Lights ticket.

5:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Dec 2 to Dec 5
doctor nurse appreciation

Ice and Lights Doctors and Nurses Appreciation Nights

Cameron Run Regional Park, Alexandria, VA

Doctors and nurses showing a valid ID will receive a FREE Ice and Lights VIP ticket with one paid

5:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Dec 2 to Dec 5
Bus drivers

Ice and Lights Bus Driver Appreciation Days

Cameron Run Regional Park, Alexandria, VA

Bus drivers will receive a FREE Ice and Lights VIP Admission with one paid Ice and Lights VIP Adm

5:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Dec 2 to Dec 5
Ice and Lights Scout Nights

Ice and Lights Scout Nights

Cameron Run Regional Park, Alexandria, VA

Girl and Boy Scouts wearing their organization's t-shirt or badges will receive one FREE Ice and

5:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Dec 3
Funny photo

Winter Walk of Lights Funny Photo Nights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

You provide your camera and smiles and we will provide the props and staff to take your photos!

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Dec 6

Winter Survival Series

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you a survivalist? Got what it takes to survive in the cold, harsh winter months? Join our naturalist as we learn about edible and poisonous plants and animals, how to track, build shelters and more!

4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Dec 7

Winter Clean Up

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Winter is here, but maintaining our park is still a top priority! Assist with several trail clean-up projects, invasive plant removal, and other projects as needed. FREE

10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Dec 7

Soldier’s Christmas

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Visit Old Town on Saturday December 7th to enjoy Alexandria’s rich Scottish heritage and see the Scottish Walk Parade march past Alexandria’s oldest stone building, Carlyle House.

12:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Dec 8
Holiday Centerpiece Workshop

Holiday Centerpiece Workshop

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Create a beautiful, natural evergreen centerpiece to add sparkle and fragrance to your holiday table.
10:30am to 12:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
Event Details
Dec 8

Holiday Crafts Workshop

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

It's not winter at Potomac Overlook without our Holiday Crafts day! Come make your own wreath from local greens, pinecones, and other natural materials and enjoy light refreshments.

1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Dec 9
holiday crafts

Winter Walk of Lights Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Crafts

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Children are welcome to create a free craft at our holiday arts table!

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Dec 11
Nifty Nature

Winter Walk of Lights Nifty Nature Nights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Visit with our Naturalist and discover the wonders of nature!

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
  • Nature
Event Details
Dec 12
holiday crafts

Winter Walk of Lights Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Crafts

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Children are welcome to create a free craft at our holiday arts table!

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Dec 14

Christmas Bird Count

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us at Potomac Overlook as we sample our park for our local avian species! Bring your binoculars, field guides and dress warm! FREE to participants.

8:00am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Dec 14

Tree ID Hike

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar program! Learn how to identify our native trees in the winter, how they grow, what external threats they face, and more. This class will have you pining for more dendro knowledge! Don’t stay rooted to the spot, come branch out and explore with us!

9:00am to 10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Dec 14

Yuletide by Candlelight

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Experience the holiday season with festive activities and fare at historic sites throughout Alexandria!

5:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Dec 15

Christmas Bird Count

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

Join our roving naturalist, in partnership with the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, on a citizen science quest to count and record as many species and individual birds as you can!

7:00am to 10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
  • Roving Naturalists
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Dec 15

Pancakes with Santa

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come visit Santa during his only visit to Potomac Overlook this year! Take photos and make family memories, and join our Pancake Extravaganza in the auditorium after you snap a pic with Santa! 

10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Dec 20

Winter Survival Series

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you a survivalist? Got what it takes to survive in the cold, harsh winter months? Join our naturalist as we learn about edible and poisonous plants and animals, how to track, build shelters and more!

4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Dec 29

Agents of Discovery

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come and play Agents of Discovery, a fun and educational mobile based app that takes you across our park as you complete challenges and learn about animals, nature and more!

2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Dec 31
First Responder

Winter Walk of Lights First Responder Appreciation Nights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Fire, Rescue, and Law Enforcement Personnel showing valid ID will receive free admission with one

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Jan 1

New Year’s Resolution Hike

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

What are your resolutions for the New Year? Do they involve exercise? Being outside more? Visiting your local parks more often? We got you covered. Come on over and usher in 2020 as we hike the trails and enjoy all the New Year has to offer!

9:00am to 10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 1 to Jan 5
Senior Special

Winter Walk of Lights Senior Specials

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Patrons 55 and older showing valid ID will receive 50% off onsite ticket sales.

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Jan 1 to Jan 5
member volunteer

Winter Walk of Lights Member & Volunteer Appreciation Nights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Members and volunteers showing a current annual garden pass will receive 50% off onsite ticket sa

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Jan 1
Camp Grow Scout

Winter Walk of Lights Camp Grow, Scouts, 4H Nights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Youth wearing their Camp Grow or service organization's t-shirts or badges will receive free admi

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Jan 1
military appreciation

Winter Walk of Lights Military Appreciation Nights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Active and former military will receive free admission with one paying guest.

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Jan 1
Nifty Nature

Winter Walk of Lights Nifty Nature Nights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Visit with our Naturalist and discover the wonders of nature!

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
  • Nature
Event Details
Jan 2
teacher appreciation

Winter Walk of Lights Teacher Appreciation Nights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

We love our teachers!

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Jan 3
nurse appreciation

Winter Walk of Lights Nurse Appreciation Nights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Nurses showing a valid ID receive FREE admission with one paying guest.

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Jan 5

Nature Hike: Changing Seasons

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Learn about our native animals and how they adapt to the changing of the season! Join our naturalist as they lead you round the park examining changes in plants, animals and the environment as winter begins to arrive.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 8

Wednesday Wonders

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one?  Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!  Join us as our early childhood journeys continue into the Winter of 2019. 

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 9

Homeschool at the Park

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us at Potomac Overlook for a class offered just for Homeschoolers! Accompany our naturalist as we explore the park, learn about animals, do hands on activities and more!

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 11

Birds in Winter

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come see what our avian friends are doing this season! Join our naturalists as they show you what birds are currently around and explore the park for native birds with our binoculars!

8:00am to 9:30am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 11

Tree ID Hike

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar program! Learn how to identify our native trees in the winter, how they grow, what external threats they face, and more in this class that will have you pining for more dendro knowledge. Don’t stay rooted to the spot, come branch out and explore with us!

9:00am to 10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 12

Trivia Night at the Nature Center

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Have plenty of knowledge about animals, the environment, and more, but don’t know where to use it? Join us for a Potomac Overlook trivia night and enjoy light refreshments and snacks as we quiz you and your team / family about anything nature related! Who will win?

6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 15

Wednesday Wonders

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one?  Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!  Join us as our early childhood journeys continue into the Winter of 2019. 

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 18

Night Hike and Campfire - Nocturnal Animals

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join our Naturalist after the sun goes down and the moon goes up as we explore our park and learn about nocturnal wildlife.  Learn what makes these creatures so adapted to night-life and meet a few of them up close! 

6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 22

Wednesday Wonders

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one?  Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!  Join us as our early childhood journeys continue into the Winter of 2019. 

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 23

Homeschool at the Park

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us at Potomac Overlook for a class offered just for Homeschoolers! Accompany our naturalist as we explore the park, learn about animals, do hands on activities and more!

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 25

Animal Feeding: Frogs and Toads

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join our naturalist as we feed our jumpy amphibian friends. Learn the differences between frogs and toads and help us care for and feed our resident croakers. Be sure to hop on down to this toad-ally cool program!

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 26

Agents of Discovery

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come and play Agents of Discovery, a fun and educational mobile based app that takes you across our park as you complete challenges and learn about animals, nature and more!

2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 29

Wednesday Wonders

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one?  Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!  Join us as our early childhood journeys continue into the Winter of 2019. 

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 31

Junior Naturalist Day Camp

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you a junior naturalist camper who has always asked “what do Naturalists do in the winter?” NOW you can find out! Sign up for this special one day of camp and join the staff on an exploration of the park and nature center through the winter.

9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Feb 2

Recycling Do’s and Don’ts!

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

We all know recycling is important, but do you know why? Are you curious about where your recycling goes and how its processed? Are you positive you know what is and isn’t recyclable depending on where you live? Come out to this brand new program that will leave you feeling like a recycling pro!

3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Feb 5

Wednesday Wonders

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one?  Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!  Join us as our early childhood journeys continue into the Winter of 2019. 

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Feb 6

Homeschool at the Park

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us at Potomac Overlook for a class offered just for Homeschoolers! Accompany our naturalist as we explore the park, learn about animals, do hands on activities and more!

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Feb 8

Happy Birthday John Carlyle!: A 1760s Celebration

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Join us as we wish a very happy 300th birthday to Alexandria town founder, Col. John Carlyle.

12:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Feb 12

Wednesday Wonders Valentine’s Day Special

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Valentine’s Day isn’t just a day for people…our animals need love too! Join us for a special Wednesday Wonders offering as we celebrate our animals at the nature center, write them Valentine’s Day cards, make crafts, and more!

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Feb 15

Owl Love Feeding

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Love is in the air…and literally, for these beautiful birds of prey! Join us as we discuss the mating habits of these animals during their breeding season and get a picture with our resident barred owl!

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Feb 20

Homeschool at the Park

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us at Potomac Overlook for a class offered just for Homeschoolers! Accompany our naturalist as we explore the park, learn about animals, do hands on activities and more!

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Feb 22

Animal Feeding: Cutest Critters

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come help our naturalist feed some of the most adorable animals our nature center houses! Box Turtles, Tree Frogs and our Eastern Screech Owl aren’t just lovable; they’re hungry and ready for dinner!

1:00pm to 2:00pm
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  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Feb 22

Night Hike and Campfire: Native Americans

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join our Naturalist after the sun goes down as we learn about the native people that called this park home long ago, how we know that they loved here, how they survived, and more.  Program concludes with a campfire and smores. 

6:30pm to 8:00pm
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  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
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Feb 23

Agents of Discovery

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come and play Agents of Discovery, a fun and educational mobile based app that takes you across our park as you complete challenges and learn about animals, nature and more!

2:00pm to 4:00pm
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  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Feb 23

Tell Me Your Name

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Join Carlyle House Historic Park staff for a tour focusing on the experiences of the enslaved community at Carlyle House and his plantations

3:30pm to 5:30pm
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  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
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Feb 28

Potomac Rangers

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us for a new program that shows you what it is like to be a naturalist at our park; learn about the animals we have at the center and how to interpret them, feed them, and more in this program that is great for prospective volunteers or future naturalists!

4:00pm to 5:30pm
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  • Community & Volunteers
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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