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    Critters at the Water's Edge

    If you like getting your feet wet, this adventure is for you! You'll begin your adventure with a brief orientation, including a safety discussion, land lesson, and a primer on how to figure out where you are in the watershed. Then, you're off to explore! You'll enjoy the soft breeze of the Piscataway Creek and the overall calm of the Potomac River, a welcome break from the bustle of the city. You'll also discover the exciting variety of local wildlife. There will be an array of birds, including bald eagles, osprey, and great blue herons. You'll also see many different edible and medicinal plants! Once you're on land, you'll explore the various critters on the beach! You can even get out nets to comb the waters! After your beach exploration, you'll kayak back to the nature center for a brief wrap-up activity, during which you'll have time to munch on a snack you've brought from home. Come indulge in some adventure to spruce up your week!
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    Critters at the Water's Edge

    13600 King Charles Terrace , Fort Washington

    • Leave behind the bustling city and head to Piscataway Creek for some fresh air, mild exercise, and a much-needed dose of nature
    • Discover the local wildlife of the Potomac River and learn how to identify critters like crayfish and damselfly nymphs
    • Begin your adventure with a brief orientation session, including safety discussion
    • Indulge in a short and sweet kayaking adventure with your friends and family
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    Marsh Loop Flora and Fauna

    Kick off a wildlife adventure in Piscataway Bay, where you'll kayak through the waters to find the creatures of the marsh! Look out for eagles, osprey, or cormorants hunting for fish. You'll also meander through narrow marsh channels framed by wild rice, water lilies, and cattails. A canopy of trees in the more forested part of the creek will envelope you in nature's musical sounds -- song birds singing, turtles splashing into the water, great blue herons squawking, and maybe even a beaver slapping its tail to warn her family of danger! Get close-up views of beaver lodges, butterflies, and other native wildflowers that you can't see elsewhere. This is your chance to fulfill your adventure dreams!
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    Marsh Loop Flora and Fauna

    13600 King Charles Terrace , Fort Washington

    • Spend 3 hours kayaking through the marshes of Piscataway Bay with a certified tour guide
    • Keep your eyes peeled for eagles, turtles, and perhaps even beavers
    • Marvel at the variety of foliage in the marsh, from water lilies to wild rice
    • Take plenty of photos throughout your trip to commemorate the adventure
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    Eagles, Islands & Potomac Kayak Tour

    Embark on a kayaking adventure through the wild of Piscataway Bay towards the Potomac River! As you paddle, be on the lookout for osprey nests high up in the forested shores or eagles soaring up above, looking for their next meal. Near the Potomac River, you'll also enjoy a historical perspective of the region. Get distant views of Mount Vernon, the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, and the Fort Washington Light House. In fact, Captain John Smith first met the Piscataway Indians here in 1608! Come discover the unspoiled beauty of Piscataway Bay, juxtaposed by the historical buildings of civilization in the distance.
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    Eagles, Islands & Potomac Kayak Tour

    13600 King Charles Terrace , Fort Washington

    • Go on a fun kayaking adventure through the wilderness of Piscataway Bay
    • Lookout for osprey nests in the trees and eagles soaring up ahead
    • Enjoy a historical perspective of the region, with distant views of the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, and more
    • Take pictures of the unspoiled beautiful beauty of Piscataway Bay
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    Gallery Heist Room Escape (Day)

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    DC is under the scourge of a notorious art thief. As luck would have it, you happen to be a quick-thinking detective with a keen eye for observation. At least for 45 minutes. This interactive experience puts you in a room with a small team of fellow detectives, where you'll need to examine various works of art to locate clues and decipher puzzles using what you've found. If you can successfully complete this challenge, you'll find way into a locked safe, recover the artwork, and capture the culprit. But you've got a limited time frame in which to get the job done, meaning you've not only got to bring your critical thinking skills, but you've also got to work together with the others in the room. The fate of the art world is in your hands! More importantly, you could win a prize.
    Gallery Heist Room Escape (Day)

    720 I St SE, Washington

    • Immerse yourself in an interactive game in which you play a detective trying to capture an art thief
    • Exercise your critical thinking skills to piece together abstract clues in order to solve the mystery
    • Work with a small team to better your odds of completing the task within the allotted time
    • Feel the rush of urgency as you race against the clock to win the game
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    Gallery Heist Room Escape (Evening)

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    DC is under the scourge of a notorious art thief. As luck would have it, you happen to be a quick-thinking detective with a keen eye for observation. At least for 45 minutes. This interactive experience puts you in a room with a small team of fellow detectives, where you'll need to examine various works of art to locate clues and decipher puzzles using what you've found. If you can successfully complete this challenge, you'll find way into a locked safe, recover the artwork, and capture the culprit. But you've got a limited time frame in which to get the job done, meaning you've not only got to bring your critical thinking skills, but you've also got to work together with the others in the room. The fate of the art world is in your hands! More importantly, you could win a prize.
    Gallery Heist Room Escape (Evening)

    720 I St SE, Washington

    • Immerse yourself in an interactive game in which you play a detective trying to capture an art thief
    • Exercise your critical thinking skills to piece together abstract clues in order to solve the mystery
    • Work with a small team to better your odds of completing the task within the allotted time
    • Feel the rush of urgency as you race against the clock to win the game
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    31 positive reviews
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    Political Room Escape

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    Break into a colleague's office, rummage through his personal effects, and steal whatever intelligence you can find ... Just like a real-life Washington DC politician! This interactive adventure puts you in the role of a political figure attempting to find a copy of an upcoming bill and information on who's behind it. Unfortunately, the document is craftily hidden, so you'll have to piece together clues from around the room to find it. Oh, and the door locked behind you, and you only have 45 minutes to get the job done and escape! You'll need to make full use of your critical thinking skills, and rely on the assistance of your team members, who are trapped in the room along with you. It's do or die. At least for your political career. Get it done, Nixon.
    Political Room Escape

    720 I St SE, Washington

    • Immerse yourself in an interactive game in which you play a politician breaking into an office
    • Exercise your critical thinking skills to piece together abstract clues in order to solve the mystery
    • Work with a small team to better your odds of completing the task within the allotted time
    • Feel the rush of urgency as you race against the clock to win the game
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    Make Your Own Sushi

    Roll like a pro. You will learn all the steps to make a great sushi roll, including a demonstration on the sushi rice, which is arguably the most important part. You will make a traditional roll and an inside-out roll with the fillings of their choice from the chef’s seasonal selection of vegetables and fish. Once you know the method and techniques, be creative! The venue will also offer best wines for sale to perfectly pair with sushi to create a great meal!
    Make Your Own Sushi

    715 N Glebe Rd, Arlington

    • Develop your culinary skills with a sushi-making class
    • Learn to prep ingredients and combine them into perfect rolls
    • Enhance the fun with food and drinks available for purchase
    • Treat yourself to a fun social cooking experience
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    Beginner Pot Throwing

    Pottery making is located at the intersection between feeling, learning and creating. Throughout this try-it class, you will gain knowledge in all the processes involved in a ceramic studio. With a unique Hawaiian hands on approach, this relaxing class will engage and stimulate your senses for a program that does more than just teach. During this class, you'll learn the throwing techniques necessary to create the pottery and clay projects you want! Come explore your artistic side and enjoy making a practical item!
    Beginner Pot Throwing

    11215 Lee Hwy Suite N., Fairfax

    • Learn the pot throwing techniques of pottery and create your own bowl or mug
    • Use a hands on approach and relax your senses while enjoying the creation process
    • Find the cross between feeling and creating through the processes of a ceramic studio
    • Create practical items that are durable, useful, and beautiful
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    Monuments@Nite Bike Tour

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    Let the setting sun serve as your backdrop as you pedal through the gorgeous streets of Washington. D.C. This evening tour avoids the hustle and bustle of the daily crowds, giving you magnificent views of iconic memorials without having to worry about being jostled or getting other people's kids in your family photo. You'll visit the new WWII memorial, Vietnam War memorial, Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR memorials, and the new Martin Luther King Jr memorial. Enjoy the evening breeze in your face as your guide regales you with fascinating stories about some of the most iconic sights in DC.
    Monuments@Nite Bike Tour

    955 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington

    • Discover DC's stunning array of monuments on a sunset bike tour
    • Visit the Jefferson, Lincoln, and FDR memorials, along with the WWII and Vietnam memorials
    • Get a fascinating lesson on the history of Washington, D.C
    • Enjoy an adventurous and one of a kind way to see the city
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