There’s a lot happening around town this weekend. Check out our new calendar for a full listing of events. If you’re looking to get out and about, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top picks for family fun this weekend:
Catch Harry’s Big Adventure at the Maryland Science Center: Harry’s Big Adventure: My Bug World is hosted by Harry, a Chinese Praying Mantis, and his insect friends. It features thousands of live bugs, video, audio, games and more. It is designed to give visitors an up-close view of nature and a new perspective on the role insects play in our environment. Live Cooking demos and bug performances will take place every weekend! The exhibit opened with grand bug-fare on Thursday night and this is the first weekend to catch it. Lots of fun!
Celebrate African American Heritage at the National Aquarium: The National Aquarium’s Cultural Series will celebrate Black History Month on Friday, February 3rd from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM with an event that honors the black watermen who worked along the Chesapeake Bay. The students in our award-winning after-school program Aquarium on Wheels will perform an original play about the Bay. There will also be an oyster tonging exhibit, an art exhibit by the students at the Renaissance Academy, an African drum performance, arts and crafts, and dance performances. Double bonus? Prices take a dive after 5 PM. You can get into the Aquarium for just $8 a ticket.
Kids in the Kitchen at Port Discovery: Get healthy and fit with the Junior League of Baltimore’s Kids in the Kitchen on Saturday. Kids in the Kitchen is a special event designed to raise awareness and help reverse the escalation of childhood obesity and its associated health issues. Make your own trail mix, participate in soccer drills with Goucher College, learn where your food comes from and more! All guests who arrive between 10 am and 12 pm and mention Kids in the Kitchen at the Box Office will receive 20% off general admission.
Teddy Bear Picnic at the Baltimore Museum of Industry: Bring your huggable, loveable, friend to the BMI for a fun-filled morning of crafts, stories, songs and our Exclusive Teddy Bear Parade! Plus, you’re the chef for the day, prepare your own sandwiches using tons of toppings! Ages: 2- 102. Call to reserve your spot. The picnicking takes place on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
BSO Family Concert – LIFE A Journey Through Time: A multimedia extravaganza for the senses, LIFE: A Journey Through Time features breathtaking photographs from National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting. With photos so life-like you can almost feel the dewdrops and the sandstorms, your family will experience his journey to discover new insights about life on earth, musically choreographed with elegant composition from Baltimore native Philip Glass. Too (cool). Concert takes place on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Advanced ticket purchase suggested.
Billy B, Nature in the City: The Natural Science Song and Dance Man, Billy B, entertains family audiences with hilarious (but scientifically correct) rock tunes and physical comedy that opens their eyes to the natural world around them. Nature in the City introduces city kids to the plants and critters right in their backyard. Billy B performs over 300 shows a year around the country, and partners with National Geographic, the Smithsonian and the World Wildlife Fund. Geared for ages 5-12, fun for all! Get your groove on at 3:00 PM at the Creative Alliance on Saturday.
Drop in Art: Patterns and Prints: Lines, dots, dashes! What makes a pattern? Throughout February, kids at the Walters Art Museum will look for repeating patterns in art. We’ll make colorful quilts, use found objects to make collagraph prints, explore the patterns of sound and create special carved pattern boxes. FREE. Make art Saturday or Sunday, and just ‘drop in.’ This weekend’s theme? Quilting Bee.Image Credit: Maryland Science Center