Egg Hunts, Earth Day fun, art projects, faeries, giant beanstalks and more — there are so many things happening in and around Baltimore this weekend! Here are our picks for kid-approved family fun in Charm City.
Baltimore Family Events
Events Happening on Saturday, April 19, 2014
Marshy Point Spring Festival
Come celebrate the spring season at the 12th Annual Marshy Point Spring Festival! This festival has everything from music, an egg hunt, and delicious food to guided hikes, canoe and boat rides, and animal displays! Play by the Bay, as your kids learn how much fun nature can be. Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM.
Easter Egg Hunt at Cromwell Valley Park
Fun for the entire family! Kids can search for candy filled eggs, make a spring bonnet or hat, play games, dye eggs. Different egg hunt times for different age ranges. 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.
An afternoon of fun for the whole family. Featuring photos with the Easter Bunny for pets and kids, Easter egg hunt (rolling start time between 1 and 3 p.m.), I Spy cat detective games, plus Tiki’s Playhouse Ice-Cream Truck for Dogs, The Snack Shack Food Truck, and Kajo Pets. Saturday from 12 PM – 3 PM.
Earth Day Hike & Cleanup
Encourage the growth of environmentally friendly attitudes by having fun outdoors at the Oregon Ridge Nature Center! Raise environmental awareness in your children while getting great exercise on an Earth Day Hike. Complete the day with a tree-hugging contest! Saturday from 1 PM – 3 PM.
Earth Day Fun Fest
Celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up the park and making it wildlife friendly. End the day with a tree hugging contest and prizes! Ages 5+ This event takes place at the Oregon Ridge Nature Center. 1 PM – 3 PM.
Flashlight Egg Hunt
Need more challenge in your egg hunt? Use your night vision and a flashlight to find hidden eggs along the trails at Robert E. Lee Park. Expert-level hunt for ages 10 to adult starts at 8 p.m. You’re never too old for games and candy! Ages 5 – 12: 6–7:30pm, Ages 10 & up: 8–9 p.m. (super-hard hunt). $5 per person, registration required.
Events Happening on Sunday, April 20, 2014
Family Game Day
Join the Jewish Museum of Maryland for a fun day of gaming for the whole family! They will have a whole range of games waiting to be played suitable for any age. Play one of the old favorites or learn something new as a family. The will of course have Mah Jongg available, in honor of our newest exhibit Project Mah Jongg. Staff will be on hand to teach any novices and for those younger players, they can also teach our slightly adapted version, still plenty of fun but not quite as confusing! Feel free to bring the whole family or come on your own, there will be opponents ready and waiting! Sunday, 11 AM – 3 PM.
Free Family Sundays at the BMA: Make Big Mouths
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. Look for Henri Matisse’s dog Raoudi (pronounced “rowdy”), the BMA’s guide for family art adventures. This perky schnauzer from the much-loved painting Interior with Dog will be popping up all over the Museum. Wherever you find him, you’ll know that fun for the whole family will soon follow! This Sunday, make Big Mouths!
Events Happening ALL WEEKEND LONG
Bunny BonanZOO at the Maryland Zoo
It’s one of the most egg-citing events of the year! Join the Maryland Zoo this Easter weekend for Mary Sue Candies Bunny BonanZoo, April 18th through the 20th. This annual family tradition features games, activities, crafts, live entertainment, and non-stop egg hunts! Plus, don’t miss a full schedule of animal enrichment where our animals will get some sweet Easter treats of their own! It’s a fun (and wild) way to celebrate the spring season. Bunny BonanZoo is free with Zoo admission. Friday – Sunday, 10 AM – 2 pM.
Woodland Magic: A Faerie Hideaway
Welcome the spring blossoms at the Rawlings conservatory, one of Baltimore’s most beautiful historic locations! This year the theme is Faerie Hideaways, so enjoy searching the beautiful gardens for tiny Faerie homes with your little ones! Free admission, though a five dollar minimum donation is suggested. Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 4 PM.
Drop-in Art Activities: Flowers & Vessels
Travel to Japan with the Walters and explore the colors and smells of Japanese flowers! Squish clay into a vase, create new species of flowers with a needle and thread, and design a garden using printmaking! Take inspiration from our special exhibition, Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, as you explore the simple beauty of Asian art! Every Saturday and Sunday! This weekend, make floral prints.
Pumpkin Theatre presents Jack and the Beanstalk
A mysterious man gives Jack magic beans that take him on a musical journey filled with gold and adventures! How will Jack and outsmart the Giant? Courage, luck, and hide-and-seek make all the difference in this Pumpkin Theatre performance! Shows Saturday and Sunday, at 1 PM and 3 PM.