It’s not raining. It’s not pouring. And it’s certainly NOT snowing! The surest cure for cabin fever is getting OUT of the house! Here are our bets for kid-approved family fun in Baltimore this weekend.

where to play: baltimore family events this weekend

World of Pets Expo
Friday through Sunday, the World of Pets Expo will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. The Expo features something for everyone from the serious pet enthusiast to the casual pet admirer. Believe it or not, it’s super kid-friendly! Check out our Expo preview and then find out more!

Winter Constellations at Irvine
Friday from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Enjoy some hot chocolate and listen to ancient tales behind the shapes in the sky we call constellations. Then bundle up to spy them for yourself on a cool, crisp winter’s night! Rain or shine. Free for members, $10 per family non-members. MORE

Drop-In Art Activities: Wonderful Words
Explore the Walters’ collection through writing and words. Write stories and speak with your hands through art! Every weekend join The Walters in their studios and create artful projects related to the collection and special exhibitions. Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 3 PM. This weekend, create Monogram Marks. No RSVP required — just drop by.  (PS – The Walters is always FREE!). MORE

Mommy and Me Storybook Drama at Everyman Theatre
Dramatic play is key in early learning. Each Saturday from 10 AM – 11  AM,  Everyman Theatre will explore a different story book with you and your child. Class will start with reading the story together. Little ones will engage the story through dramatic play activities that involve movement, music and dance (with fun costumes and props, of course!). Take one class or join them for all three! All three sessions is $10/class. Drop-in fee is $15/class. Designed for ages 1-3 and their caregiver. MORE

Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
Who doesn’t love an apple! In this class, kids will transform apples into awesome snacks and treats that you and your family will love. Suitable for ages 5–13. Class starts at 10 AM and class size is limited. Call your nearest location (Cross Keys:(410) 435-6020, Towson:(410) 847-9021, Columbia:(410) 884-0324) for more details and to register. MORE

Cinderella: A Children’s Opera
Set to the energetic and fun-filled music of Gilbert and Sullivan, this classic fairy tale is specially adapted for young audiences. This is the perfect way to share the experience of opera with the children and grandchildren in your life.  The performance lasts 60 minutes.  Saturday, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Maryland Hall. MORE

Groundhog Day Storytime at Barnes and Noble
Join Barnes and Noble stores Saturday, January 30 at 11:00AM for a special Storytime celebrating Groundhog Day! At this Storytime, they will feature two titles Groundhog’s Dilemma and Groundhog Day Off. Check your favorite Barnes and Noble store to make sure they’re offering it! MORE

World Wetlands Day Festival
Wetlands Scavenger Hunt, Wetland Deli, Exhibitors, Games, Music, Live Animal Demonstrations, and lots more! Celebrate World Wetlands Day inside at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center! There will be food and fun activities for all ages. Visit www.ramsar.org for additional activities and information. Saturday. FREE! MORE

Pumpkin Theatre presents School House Rock
Based on the Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon, Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr follows a young school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. As he tries to relax, watching TV, characters representing different facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Featuring “I’m Just a Bill”, and “Conjunction Junction” and many more of your favorites! Check out our show preview. Saturday and Sunday, 1 PM and 3 PM. MORE

Weekend Animal Encounters at Oregon Ridge Nature Center
oin Oregon Ridge Nature Center every Saturday and Sunday in January for a Naturalist’s choice animal encounter and activity. Activities may be a story, craft, or outdoor exploration. No registration required and it’s FREE! 1 PM – 3 PM. MORE

Author Joyce Hesselberth at aMuse Toys
Meet local author and MICA educator Joyce Hesselberth as she reads her new book Shape Shift. Families will be guided through a craft using various shapes to create beautiful collages that they can be taken home. “Round, curvy, pointy, or straight-shapes are all around us.” Check out our book preview and craft with Joyce before you go. Sunday, 11 AM. RSVP requested. FREE! MORE

Madcap Puppets Peter and the Wolf
Madcap’s Peter and the Wolf is a contemporary telling of the classic drama with the wonderful music of Sergei Prokofiev. Set in an urban environment, we meet a ruffian wolf in a pin-stripe suit, a spoiled teenage bird that lives to shop, a poor homeless duck that washes in the public fountain, a pickpocket cat who’s always prowling the streets and, of course, the lovable kid Peter. Children from the audience are chosen to play police officers. They eventually get their “man” (the Wolf), arrest him and, joined by the other characters, lead him away on a parade through the auditorium. $5 for kids, $20 for adults. Sunday, 3 PM at Gordon Center for the Arts. MORE

… and just for mom

Yoga, Barre, and Bubbly
Join Lululemon Towson from 10-11am on Sunday for a fusion class with two of our ambassadors, Marni Gorman (barre) & Allison Woodward (yoga), and the inspiring ladies of Kennedy Krieger Women’s Initiative Network (WIN). Stay after for light refreshments, drinks, and in-store massages – and shop until 3pm with proceeds benefitting Kennedy Krieger Institute. It can’t get any better, can it?! Oh wait, it DOES! Have a daughter who loves to workout, too? Her & her friends can enjoy a complimentary yoga barre fusion class at ivivva Towson Town Center while you get your sweat on, too! MORE

… ps… some places are still closed.

Just a friendly reminder to check the website of any place you plan to go before you leave the house. The Maryland Zoo, for example, is still closed to this weekend due to winter storm clean-up.