Weekend Roundup, Jan. 31-Feb. 2: Rock the Rink, Learning Festivals and a Sleepover at the National Archives

This weekend’s picks include a sleepover at the National Archives.

This weekend’s picks include opportunities for young fans of the Caps, STEM, reading and the National Archives.

  • Rock the Rink, Friday, 5-8 p.m., Wharf Ice Rink. Join fellow hockey fans to skate and show your Caps pride. Event features a DJ, trivia, gear giveaways and a visit from Slapshot. The away game against the Ottawa Senators will be broadcast on a jumbotron. Fans wearing Caps gear receive $5 off admission to the ice rink. All ages.
  • Annual STEM Fair, Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, District Architecture Center, 421 7th St NW. Young people ages 10+ are invited to learn about the many programs offered by the Washington Architectural Foundation. Discover exciting opportunities with Design Like a Girl, Architecture in the Schools, DAC Summer Camp and more. Talk to professional architects and ask questions. Free.
  • For the Love of Learning: A Readers2Leaders Festival, Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Audi Field, 100 Potomac Ave SW. This one-of-a-kind event will bring together DC families with area nonprofits, authors and illustrators, and literacy experts in celebration of literacy, leadership and lifelong learning. The program will feature motivational TED-style talks, group workshops, exhibitions, giveaways, kid-friendly activities and more. Free.
  • Sleepover at the National Archives, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.-Sunday, 9 a.m., National Archives Museum. Have you ever wondered what happens in a museum after the building closes and the lights go out? Now’s your chance! Spend the night next to the nation’s treasured records, navigate the museum with a scavenger hunt and wake to a pancake breakfast served by the Archivist of the United States. Ages 8-12 with chaperone. Tickets, $125. Register.

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