No matter your age, you’re never too old to learn something new. Whether you want to learn how to churn butter or plan for the future like a Beatle, these educational events will challenge your brain this week.
Monday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Add a little science to your little one’s weekly routine. These 45-minute programs offer hands-on activities for each age group to help supplement their online science education. // Hidden Pond Nature Center: 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield; $6
Monday, 6:45 p.m.
A life arranged by John, Paul, George, and Ringo would probably be a good one. This virtual event looks into milestone life events, like falling in love or planning for retirement, and analyzes the costs and benefits of the curated playlist. // $20-$25
Wednesday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Transport back to the 18th century, to a time before grocery stores. Guests of all ages will love learning how to churn butter, crank ice cream, and taste the results. In between making your treats, try out the old-time games and learn how to milk a fake cow. // Sully Historic Site: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly; $16 for two people, $32 per family
Thursday, noon-1:15 p.m.
As you drive through the district, you’ve probably noticed all of the trees. Well, the capital has been known as the City of Trees for more than 100 years, leading to a rich history. Leading up to Arbor Day, experience the native flora, learn about its diversity, and explore why it’s such an essential part of DC life. // $25-$30
Thursday, 6-7 p.m.
With fishing season upon us, take a look at the local fish of the Piedmont. During the lecture, you’ll hear about Virginia’s brook trout and learn about their decline over the last century and what is being done to help preserve the species. Plus, one special guest will win a sample of dry flies for their next fishing trip. // National Sporting Library & Museum: 102 The Plains Rd., Middleburg; $10
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