Might be chilly today, but summer temps are around the corner this weekend. Enjoy these fun, kid-approved options for getting out of the house!
Baltimore Family Events
Friday, May 30, 2014
Family Fitness Night at MAC
MAC will be offering a range of classes throughout the evening, giving moms and dads the chance to show off their muscles during a Bootcamp session with Muurad Pope, or bust a move during a free Zumba class with Kathy Graham. There are different sports sessions for the budding athletes and pre-teens in your squad and best of all, the pool will be open from 6:00-8:00 PM for anyone itchin’ to FINALLY bust out their bathing suit. (cool) progeny will be there mixing up trail mix and — yes — face painting! FREE! But bring your $$ because you’ll want to nab some fab food from Kooper’s! MORE INFO
Towson Feet on the Street
Looking for a fun start to your weekend? Come on out to “Feet on the Street” and join the party! “Feet on the Street” is hosted by the Towson Chamber of Commerce and features a band every Friday night from the middle of May to the end of September. Bring your friends and family for moon bounces, face painting, beer and wine (21+), and live music. All ages welcome! Block Parties are held on Allegheny Avenue in Towson. MORE INFO
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Birds & Birdfeeders!
Storytelling and bird watching will give your family a glimpse of the joys of birding. Make your own bird feeder from recycled materials to enjoy birding in your own backyard. Snack and take-home craft provided. Ages 2 – 5. Sessions from 9:30- 10:30 a.m and 11 AM – 12 PM. Registration required. MORE INFO
College Savings Day at the Maryland Zoo
Head to the Maryland Zoo Saturday, May 31st for a special discount offer. The first 529 kids to visit on that day will receive a special CHILD ADMISSION price of just $5.29 (that’s more than 50% off the regular price)! Parents, it’s a great chance to pocket some extra savings thanks to the folks at the College Savings Plans of Maryland. MORE INFO
Innovation Expo: Create and Collaborate!
Celebrate Maryland’s spirit of innovation at the second annual Innovation Expo. Makers, scientists, librarians, artists, and other creative thinkers from across the state will gather at the Central Library to share their skills with Marylanders of all ages. Multiple hands-on exhibits will offer opportunities to explore emerging technology, 3-D printing, crafts, upcycling projects, tinkering, robots, aMinecraft tent, and more. 10 AM – 4:30 PM. MORE INFO
Get to Know NOAA − Build a Buoy & Suit Up for Survival at The Maryland Science Center
A four part series designed to help explore our world and learn how NOAA—the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—takes the pulse of the planet every day and protects and manages ocean and coastal resources. Get to Know NOAA with a series of hands-on activities for ages 5 and up. Meet and talk with NOAA scientists who work to understand our environment, protect life and property, and conserve and protect natural resources. 11 AM – 2 PM. Free with Paid Admission. MORE INFO
Chesapeake Bay Paddlefest
Annual Kayak & Stand Up Paddle Board Demo Day. Try out truckloads of kayaks and stand up paddle boards for FREE. Take advantage of FREE intro clinics throughout the day. Enjoy our biggest waterfront festival of the year. Join Ultimate Watersports, the largest waterfront outfitter on the Chesapeake Bay for a great day of demos, clinics, fun and sun on the fresh water of the Gunpowder River. 12 Pm – 5 PM. MORE INFO
Taste of Three Cities Food Truck Event
Over 50 food trucks representing Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia are expected to attend this food truck rally and competition. 12 PM – 9 PM at M&T Bank Stadium. Tickets $5-$15, $65 for VIP. MORE INFO
All Weekend Long
Waterfront Wellness – Just for Mom and Dad!
Waterfront Partnership is committed to health and wellness and is excited to offer this free series to residents, employees, and visitors of Baltimore. On Saturday, enjoy FREE Boxing Bootcamp at 8 AM and FREE Zumba at 9 AM. On Sunday, Enjoy FREE Yoga at 8 AM and FREE Parkbour at 9 AM. All participants must be 18 years of age or older to participate. To register click here. Please note, you only need to register one time for the entire series.
Drop-In Art Activities: Theatrical Props
All the Walters is a stage! What is your character’s story? Tell your tale through set design, props, and even masks! Move, dance and give voice to all of the art that you make with us in May. Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 3 PM. This weekend, make theatrical props. MORE INFO
CSI on the Ridge
Whose poo is on my shoe? Learn Common Scat Identification and make edible “poo” to take home! This event takes place at the Oregon Ridge Nature Center. Reservations are required; please call the center at 410-887-1815 to register. Saturday and Sunday, 1 PM – 3 PM. MORE INFO