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Rodney Stotts with a bird of prey.
Jun 2
Laurel, Maryland

The Raptors of the Nation's Capital

A one-of-a-kind adventure to meet and greet the raptors that stalk our city.
Tom Di Liberto, now an NOAA meteorologist, always loved the snow
Jun 15
Arlington, Virginia

Picnic and Predictions with a Meteorologist

Learn the tricks of the weather trade under the open skies and thunderous jets at Gravelly Point Park.
Wait until it stops, the carousel in 1925.
Jun 16
Glen Echo, Maryland

Round & Round: The Rebirth of Glen Echo Park's Dentzel Carousel

Hear the story of Glen Echo's former life as an amusement park and take a spin on its nearly century-old carousel.
Cephalopod Movie Night!
Jun 21
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Cephalopod Movie Night With Science Friday

Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday and a panel of scientists.

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