Spring has sprung around Baltimore! Here are our top picks for fab family fun this weekend. As always, check out our calendar for a more complete event list!

Storytime at Ladew Topiary Gardens
Chipmunks and squirrels are two of the most amusing animals to watch in nature. Join Ladew Topiary Gardens as they read about these furry, fun backyard critters. Reservations required — but there are morning and afternoon times available on Friday.

Smith College Club of Baltimore 54th Annual Used Book Sale
Over 50,000 books in 30 categories including many children’s books: all you can carry for $5 on Sunday for a short period of time. “All You Can Carry” means carry in your arms- no bags, or boxes allowed until after checkout. Subsequent loads are $2.00 each. This Friday through Sunday!

Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Peter Cottontail returns to Cockeysville! The Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company will host its annual Easter Egg Hunts and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday. The hunts will begin at 9am and continue every 15 min with a different age group at each interval. Children may enjoy activities. Free, donations accepted.

Nano Day at The Maryland Science Center
Explore the exciting world of tiny technology at the Maryland Science Center’s NanoDay.  The world of nano includes art, nature, and even food! Uncover the mysteries of the super-small science that makes stained glass red, butterfly wings iridescent, and pants stain-proof. Hands-on activities illuminate the mysteries of the too-small-to-see science that is making waves in many areas, from medicine to molecular gastronomy and ecology to ethics. Join us to find out why small science is the next big thing! Saturday from noon – 4:00 PM.

Nature Photography for Kids
Have a budding photog in the family? Have them hike the trails while capturing nature’s beauty at Irvine Nature Center this Saturday! Children will learn basic camera skills by taking nature photos of Irvine’s resident animals, wetlands and more! This is a two-session course. No camera experience necessary. Ages 5 & up.

Clever Rachel by Pumpkin Theatre & PJ Library
A new play based on the book by Debby Waldman. The Center for Jewish Education in collaboration with Pumpkin Theatre have asked Moses Goldberg (former Artistic Director of Stage One! in KY) to adapt a BRAND NEW PLAY based on a Jewish folk tale – Rachel the Clever. Join us as young Rachel solves riddles to make her small village (and maybe herself) a little wiser. Showtimes Saturday and Sunday.

Worldwide Treasure Hunt at Irvine
Did you know there are over 1 million treasure boxes hidden all over the world and YOU can find them? Come hike our trails with a naturalist who will show you how to be a geocacher and introduce you to a fun, outdoor activity for the whole family! Wear hiking shoes and bring water and a GPS unit if you have one. Waterproof boots are recommended! Ages 5 & up (with adult). This Sunday!!

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