Butterflies, pajama story time, STEM fun, craft safaris and more. Here are some fun ways to keep the kiddos busy (and you can always check out a new-to-you playground, too!). Check out our things to do with kids in Baltimore.

things to do with kids in baltimore: september 12-16, 2016

MONDAY

Mini Mondays at Kiddie Crusoe
Enjoy Kiddie Crusoe’s all day open play enhanced with extra activities and toys designed specifically for our youngest adventurers! Kiddie City is stocked with additional hands-on toys, including push walkers, poppers, and our ride on train! Participation in additional activities is optional and may include: circle time with parachute, bubble time, and art and sensory activities. This is more than just open play, this is hands-on fun and sure to be a blast for children 3 years and younger and their caregiver(s). Designed for ages 3 and under. MORE

Maryland Mornings at the National Aquarium
Show your state pride! From September 6, 2016 to February 28, 2017, Maryland residents can visit the Aquarium from Sunday to Friday before noon and receive a special residents-only rate. That’s $10 off adult tickets and $5 off children tickets. Under Maryland Mornings, Senior/Military guests will be eligible for the same special price as adult guests. Simply reference Maryland Mornings at the ticket window and show proof of residency to receive the special pricing. Tickets must be purchased on-site. MORE

Maker Mondays at Enoch Pratt – Roland Park Library Branch
Create, explore, design and experiment, using elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Designed for ages 7-12. 3:30 PM. MORE

Pajama Story Time at Cockeysville Library
Put on your PJs and bring your bedtime pal for stories and songs. For ages 2-5 with adult. 7 PM – 7:30 PM. MORE

TUESDAY

Story Time at Ladew
Join Ladew for an opportunity for young children and adults to gather together and actively participate in nature themes through literature, poetry, word plays, songs and outdoor exploration (weather dependent) or a craft. 10:30 – 11:15 am – ( Ages 2 to 4 recommended )   12:30 – 1:15 pm –  ( Ages 3 to 6 recommended ). This Tuesday, learn about Beautiful Butterflies.  Fluttering flowers, creeping caterpillars, and odd shaped chrysalises—let’s visit the butterfly house and read stories about these interesting insects. MORE

WEDNESDAY

Destination Doug at Play Cafe
Their newest story time addition! Join Play Cafe every Wednesday at 10am for a reading adventure through some perfect picture books. Using music, movement and finger plays and fun, this play-based program is designed for our youngest audience birth to 4 year-olds. This is a free drop‐in program, however normal Play Cafe $5 food and beverage minimum applies. MORE

Open Play in The Lab
Enjoy aMuse Toys’ award winning selection of toys at their Quarry Lake location. All ages are welcome. Play with a giant rocket ship, build the tallest Tegu Tower, be the next Top Chef, or just own the marble run! aMuse play coaches will lead play with some of their favorite toys. Register in advance. MORE

THURSDAY

Craft Safari at The Maryland Zoo
 Head to the Penguin Education Center BGE Learning Lab for craft fun at the zoo! This Thursday, they’ll be taking to the treetops to learn about apes and monkeys. Then create an ape or monkey out of recycled materials. $5/child. Advance registration required by September 12th. 11 AM – 11:45 AM. MORE

Fire Safety Day at SkyZone
On September 14th from 4 PM – 7 PM , Sky Zone Timonium and Shoprite Timonium will be hosting a Fire Safety Evening. In the parking lot behind Shoprite, the Lutherville Timonium Volunteer Fire Company will have Fire Trucks , Ambulances, and Police vehicles to explore and check out. They will be giving tips on how you can best practice your fire safety this year. Plenty of Giveaways Including: Buy 30 Get 30 minutes Jump Passes and Family Fun Packs plus Prizes from Shoprite Timonium and Chick Fil A. MORE

FRIDAY

Free Drop In Parent Child Fridays at The Waldorf School
Play, Inspire, and Create with your toddler at this specially designed class for children walking to age 3. Waldorf Parent Child classes are specially designed to engage infants and toddlers to age three. Working through the developmentally appropriate means of touch, movement, and imitation, teachers lead parents and their children to explore the world around them through multi- sensory collaboration.  9 AM – 11 AM. MORE

Tales and Tails at Irvine Nature Center
Join Irvine for a few animal stories followed by an animal meet & greet! We have this award-winning program every Friday. Get an up-close and hands-on experience with Irvine’s animals. All ages. No need to register–just show up! Get here early to get the best seats, since this program often has quite a crowd. MORE