Plenty of reasons to get out of the house this weekend (especially since we’ve been snowed in the for the last few days!)! Here are our best bets for kid-friendly fun and Baltimore family events.

Be sure to check out our calendar for a complete listing of events happening in and around the city. As always, please be sure to check information with the event sponsoring agency since they are always subject to change!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Family Saturdays at the Senator: Babe
Head to the Senator on Saturday morning for family movie fun! This weekend they are showing Babe, A Chris Noonan Film (G – 1995). It stars James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski & Christine Cavanaugh. The premise? Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett. Doors open at 9:30 AM. $5 ticket family-friendly rate! MORE INFO

Civil War Era Tea Party at The B&O Railroad Museum
Children and families are invited to join the ladies of the Maine Camp Hospital Association for a Civil War era tea party. Enjoy tea and snacks that were common in that period. Learn about social and home front issues and the work that was done for wounded soldiers by these ladies during the War. This program does not require reservations and is recommended for families with young children. MORE INFO

Winter Wonders Fairy Tea Party at Robinson Nature Center
Ages 3 years and older with parent. It’s a party, and you and your child are invited! Enjoy a special winter fairy program in which your little one “flies” through the nature center, learns about the forest habitat and creates his/her very own fairy house to take home. Then, enjoy an impeccably catered sit-down tea service with gourmet tea, lemonade and delectable treats just right for both big and little fingers. Program, materials, tea service and server gratuity included. Saturday at 10:30 AM. MORE INFO

Black History LIVE with Culture Queen
Teaching artist Culture Queen leads children in an interactive workshop with drama, movement, art and music as they use future hero powers to envision the future of America 20 years from now at The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American Culture. This workshop is inspired by The Kinsey Collection. Saturday at noon. Program included with museum admission. MORE INFO

Pirate Story Time with Urban Pirates
Grab your favorite pirate outfit and prepare for Pirates to the Baltimore County Library Essex Branch! Free Pirate Story Times includes 45 minutes of songs, games, and pirate stories perfect for your young buccaneers. MORE INFO

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week
The most delicious week of winter is back, February 16-23. Many of Baltimore’s top restaurants are offering special three-course menus to create an Absolutely Febulous Restaurant Week. Enjoy a taste of Baltimore with specially crafted, three-course fixed-price dinner menus for $30* or $20.* Plus, some restaurants are offering two-course lunch or brunch menus for $15.* MORE INFO

Family Day: Lincoln Comes to Baltimore
Celebrate President’s Day weekend at the Jewish Museum of Maryland with an Abraham Lincoln themed family day.  Actor Jim Getty will bring Lincoln to life.  In this unique living history performance, programs manager, Trillion Attwood will interview the 16th President about his role in the Jewish experience of the Civil War. Sunday from 11 AM – 3 PM. MORE INFO

Kinderman at Hampton
Three Time Emmy Award Winner for Host Interviewer of the “It’s Kindertime” Television show on Saturday Mornings, “Kinderman” will entertain children of all ages with interactive fun. Call and response, songs, rhymes and stories will warm up the body and soul on a cold Sunday in February. Join us for a great time! Admission is free and on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited, no reservations will be taken. Sunday at 2 PM. MORE INFO

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All Weekend Long

Seussical, Jr. with Pumpkin Theatre
Part of Pumpkin Theatre’s “Kids for Kids” series, this show will feature actors 5 to 17 years of age working with Pumpkin Artists to present a professional Main Stage Production. Follow the musical adventure of Horton, an elephant who one day hears voices coming from a speck of dust and spends the rest of his days protecting his new friends from WhoVille. The Cat in the Hat, Maisy, Getrude McFuzz , The Wickersham Brothers, Jo Jo and more all join in on this mash up of Dr Suess’ favorite tales. Shows are February 5th, and 16th at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Check out our review before you go!

Drop-In Art Activities: Women in the Arts
Celebrate inspirational women with The Walters Art Museum this February! Create art inspired by famous women printmakers, sculptors and painters. Honor the important women in your life through portraiture and storytelling. Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! This weekend, make painted portraits. Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 3 PM. MORE INFO

Maple Magic at Irvine Nature Center
There’s magic in the trees! Join Irvine’s naturalists in a quest to make delicious maple syrup. Learn how to identify maple trees, properly tap a tree to collect its sugary sap, and convert the sticky fluid into syrup using Irvine’s enormous evaporator. Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 PM. MORE INFO

President’s Weekend Fun at Port Discovery
Looking for some holiday fun? Celebrate all weekend long with fun activities at Port Discovery! Percussion Garden, Mother Goose on the Loose, Kamishibai, Sesame Street Tinker Workshop, the Kindersinger and MORE! Check out events on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, too!

Maple Sugaring Weekends at Oregon Ridge Nature Center
Come on down to  their Sugar Shack any time between 10AM and 4PM Saturday or Sunday to learn the magic behind the fascinating process of making maple syrup! Take an invigorating hike to the sugar bush to tap a tree for sap. Then, taste maple syrup and sugar! Hikes on the hour. Sugar on the snow demos at 12:30 and 3:45. Sugar time activities are FREE! Syrup will be sold in the Nature Center’s gift shop. MORE INFO