Nickelodeon Hosts Worldwide Day of Play at THEARC

Nickelodeon Hosts Worldwide Day of Play at THEARC

The National Children’s Museum will partner with the Town Hall Education Arts and Recreation Campus (THEARC) to host a day of play and activities for children and families on Saturday, September 26. The event is part of Nickelodeon’s 12th Annual Worldwide Day of Play (WWDoP). Nickelodeon celebrates kids and all the ways they play on Sept. 26, when its TV channels, websites and app will go off-air and offline from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (all times ET/PT), and more than 4,000 events are held nationwide for the network’s 12th Annual Worldwide Day of Play (WWDoP). Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., TeenNick,,,, and the Emmy® Award-winning Nick App will all participate. Over the years, these efforts have resulted in thousands of events and millions of kids being active and pursuing healthy lifestyles.

This free event takes place outside on the grounds of THEARC at 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE, and is within walking distance of the Southern Ave. Metro on the Green Line. National Children’s Museum’s Museum On the Move will bring its Imagination Playground™ to encourage collaborative play and building using the oversized blue foam blocks. Students from the I CAN Internship program at THEARC will lead other activities to round out the programming for the day. Activities will take place between the hours of 12pm and 3pm.

More than 75 Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) members throughout the United States are hosting local Worldwide Day of Play (WWDoP) celebrations to get kids excited about healthy, active play. Through creative, play-based learning experiences, children’s museums educate children and their caregivers about the importance of play for children’s healthy development.


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The National Children’s Museum is now a museum on the move! Look for us soon in Washington, DC.

The National Children’s Museum (NCM) was founded in 1974 as the Capital Children’s Museum and was designated by Congress as the National Children’s Museum in 2003. During its transition from H St. N.E., Washington, D.C. to Prince George’s County, it served hundreds of thousands of children throughout the region through its Museum Without Walls Programs. In November 2014, NCM announced that it would be relocating to Washington, D.C. More information is available at

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