Among the most popular activities at Glen Echo Park are weekly dances in the Spanish Ballroom, performances by the Puppet Co. and Adventure Theatre, programs sponsored by Discovery Creek Children's Museum, and special events such as Family Day and the annual Labor Day Art Show. The antique Dentzel carousel (dating back to 1921) is open May through September.
LocationGlen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Maryland. (301) 634 -2222. See a map and directions.
Carousel Schedule:April 28 - June 30
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10 a. m. – 2 p. m., Saturdays and Sundays, 12 – 6 p. m.
July 1 - August 31
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 10 a. m. – 2 p. m., Saturdays and Sundays, 12 – 6 p. m.
September 1 - 30
Saturdays and Sundays only, 12 – 6 p. m.
The Puppet Co.A puppet theatre designed and built specifically for puppetry offers visitors to Glen Echo Park a variety of puppet performances throughout the year. Hand Puppets, rod puppets, body puppets, marionettes and shadow puppets bring children’s stories to life.
Phone: (301) 634-5380. Website: www.thepuppetco.org
Adventure TheatreThe childrens theater stages live productions of fables, fairy tales, popular stories, musicals and children's classics for children ages four and up. Adventure Theatre also offers drama classes and workshops. The theatre is located in the Arcade building at Glen Echo Park.
Phone: (301) 634-2270. Website: www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org
Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region(previously Discovery Creek Children's Museum) Explore science and nature through hands-on activities at this small museum inside Glen Echo Park. Outdoor environmental programs are offered for toddlers, families, school groups and scouts. The facility is located in the former Stables building.
Phone: (202) 488-0627 ext 243. Website: www.livingclassroomsdc.org
Spanish Ballroom and Bumper Car PavilionGlen Echo Park offers dance events and classes in waltz, swing, contra, salsa, and more. Dances are for all ages and are open to the public. Tickets are $5 - $20 and are sold at the door. See the dance schedule.
Classes, Camps and WorkshopsGlen Echo Park offers classes in painting, photography, glass blowing and fusion, pottery, crafts for children and adults, music and dance for all ages, theater and more. See the current schedule.
More Programs at Glen Echo ParkYoung Creative Spirit children's art programs
Glen Echo Pottery
Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery
Glassworks at Glen Echo Park