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Family Events

From monthly drop in storytelling to exhibition and holiday inspired family days, the Museum offers families of all backgrounds creative and meaningful opportunities to learn while having fun—for free.

Ongoing: Story Time at CJM

Playing is learning! Join us the second Thursday of each month for Story Time at CJM, presented in partnership with Bender JCC, Edlavitch DCJCC, Pozez JCC and PJ Library.

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and exploratory play as a means of reinforcing early literacy skills. Each month features a different theme and book suited for children of all backgrounds as they learn about themselves and the world around them.

Storytime is most appreciated by kids ages 5 and under.

PJ Library in Greater Washington is made possible by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. The Capital Jewish Museum is a proud PJ Library Community Partner.

2024 Dates:

Story Time at CJM – Thursday, July 11, 10-11 am

Story Time at CJM – Thursday, August 8, 10-11 am

A woman reading to a group of children sitting on the floor during a Story Hour at the Capital Jewish Museum in Washington DC

Holiday Events

Enjoy specialty crafts, music, food, and fun while learning about local and/or Jewish history and holidays.

Admission to Family Days and the ongoing exhibitions is free. Admission to the special exhibitions vary.

Support for Family Days is provided in part by HumanitiesDC.

2024 Holiday Family Days:

Family Day Summer Party (Independence Day) – Thursday, July 4, 9:30 am-1 pm

Exhibition-Related Events

Explore exhibition themes with hands on activities, inspired by the special and ongoing exhibitions.

Admission to Family Days and the ongoing exhibitions is free. Admission to the special exhibitions vary.

Support for Family Days is provided in part by HumanitiesDC.

2024 Exhibition Family Days:

Family Day Delicious Deli – Thursday, June 2, 9:30 am–1 pm