Say it ain’t snow (on Monday!). Better get out of the house this weekend and burn off that pint-sized energy. Don’t worry; there are tons of ways to get out while staying warm while the deep freeze hits. Hit the Maryland Home and Garden Show to check out their new Petting Zoo, jam with Rocknoceros at The Park School, get your groove on at The Village Learning Place’s Spaghetti Disco, sculpt a thinker at the Baltimore Museum of Art, catch the new 4D SpongeBob SquarePants movie at the National Aquarium, celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and MORE!  Here are our picks for family fun in Baltimore this weekend.

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!

(cool) picks: this weekend’s baltimore family events

Saturday, March 1, 2014

FREE Rocknoceros Concert at Park School
Washington, DC Kindie Band is giving a FREE performance at The Park School on Saturday. 11 AM – noon. Their music video is above! MORE INFO

I-Spy History Tour
Families become history detectives as they search Mount Clare Museum House for clues to learn about colonial life in the 18th century. Following this special I-Spy tour,visitors may make and take home an 18th century toy. Recommended for ages 5-12. MORE INFO

BMORE Healthy Expo
The B’More Healthy Expo offers health screenings, information, workouts, family activities, interactive exhibits, three stages of live entertainment, Fit and Fun Kids Zone, sports and Coaches Corner, safety and injury prevention, “Let’s Play!” Zone, personal care, travel and leisure, outdoor recreation, healthy home displays, pet health pavilion…..something for every age, every interest, every member of the family! MORE INFO

Jungle Jack Hanna – Into the Wild, LIVE!
From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jungle Jack Hanna has explored the corners of the globe. This Emmy®-Award winning TV host and animal advocate loves sharing his knowledge and passion for animals at The Weinberg Center for the Arts. Watch as Jungle Jack takes you “into the wild” as he presents a spectacular array of fascinating animals, live!  Performances at 2 PM and 5 PM. MORE INFO

16th Annual Spaghetti Disco
The Village Learning Place’s favorite, fun, family friendly fundraiser is back for its 16th year! Happy Sweet Sixteen Spaghetti Disco! Join us as we celebrate the sixteen years of this community event with lots of kids activities, music, and of course, yummy spaghetti! MORE INFO

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!
We just can’t get enough of Seuss! Join Pumpkin Theatre Sunday, March 2nd for a FREE celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and National Read Across America Day. Some of Pumpkin’s best local talent will gather and attempt to read all 46 of Dr. Seuss’ books in a marathon reading from 12-4pm. Crafts, snacks and surprise visits from your favorite characters! Noon – 4 PM. MORE INFO

22nd Annual Hopkins Symphony Concert for Children and Families
FREE 22nd annual Hopkins Symphony Concert for Children and Families featuring selections from Ferde Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite and Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. The one hour musical program will be followed by an opportunity to come on stage and meet the musicians and try out some instruments. MORE INFO

Sculpt a Thinker at the BMA
The BMA is the place to be for free family fun! Every Sunday at 2 p.m., enjoy different activities—sketching tours, hands-on workshops, gallery tours, and more—designed just for families. This weekend, sculpt a thinker!  MORE INFO

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All Weekend Long

SpongeBob SquarePants 4D: The Great Jelly Rescue opens at The National Aquarium
Join SpongeBob SquarePants and his underwater friends on a rollicking adventure in Bikini Bottom this spring with SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D – The Great Jelly Rescue attraction, which opens at the National Aquarium’s 4-D Immersion Theater on Saturday! (Catch it through November 13, 2014). When the villainous Plankton abducts all the Jellyfish with his pollution-belching contraption, it is up to SpongeBob SquarePants to save the day! With his friends in tow, SpongeBob must free the Jellyfish and destroy Plankton’s terrible machine. With eye-catching 4-D effects, guests will surf through the electrifying swarm of Jellies, get dragged into the bowels of the Flying Dutchman’s ghost ship, and even feel the rumble of the cannon as the heroes are launched on their hysterical odyssey. See trailer above. MORE INFO

Annual Pancake Breakfast at Oregon Ridge Nature Center
Celebrate the end of the sugar season at the Oregon Ridge Lodge with our annual Pancake Breakfast. Enjoy a stack of hot cakes drizzled with maple syrup and served with grilled sausage, orange juice, milk, or coffee. There will be raffles, music, flowers and gift shop sales, face painting and much more! Tickets are sold at the door, no reservations needed. $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 2-8. Saturday and Sunday, 8 AM – 12 PM. MORE INFO

Maple Sugaring at Robert E. Lee Park
Learn the art of turning sap into maple syrup from our rangers. Take a hike to tap trees, see sap cooked into syrup and taste some maple syrup made here at the park! Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 PM. MORE INFO

Drop-In Art Activities: Read and Grow
Open a book and spread your leaves! Discover new ways of folding paper and writing poetry! Create artwork that celebrates literary growth!  Take inspiration from The Walters Art Museum’s special exhibition, Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, as we create floral arrangements that help us tell our own stories!No registration is required. Drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! This weekend, create flower patterns. Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 3 PM. MORE INFO

Maryland Home and Garden Show
The Maryland Home & Garden Show will be blooming with vibrant color as bold and beautiful flower, tree and shrub arrangements illuminate the Maryland State Fairgrounds when the show returns March 1-2 & 7-9. Not only will there be full size gardens for the family to wander through but there will be a petting zoo! We know you wanted to attend the show but now it’s easy for the kids to go and have fun too! MORE INFO