Glow Days, Kids Opening Day at the Yard, Stuart Little, and MORE! There are tons of fun things to do with kids in Charm City this weekend. Check out our favorite options for Baltimore family fun!

where to play: baltimore family fun this weekend

Sungazing at the Maryland Science Center
Friday, April 7 | 1 PM – 4 PM | Free with Museum Admission

Safely look at the Sun and its features—such as sunspots and prominences—through a special set of filters on the telescope at the Maryland Science Center. MORE

Uncle Pete at St. James Academy Children’s Dinner Theatre
Friday, April 7 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM | $12

Looking for a family night out that’s affordable, delicious, and entertaining? St. James Academy’s Children’s Dinner Theatre series aims to provide quality local entertainment for children and parents. Uncle Pete is an interactive, fun, and positive experience in children’s and family entertainment. MORE

Family Campfire and Night Hike at Irvine Nature Center
Friday, April 7 | 6:30PM – 8:30PM | $10-$20

Take a night hike to watch for bats, listen for owls and test your senses in the dark. Finish the hike with a campfire and s’mores. Ages 5 & up, suggested.$10/family membership, $20 non-members. Registration Required. MORE

Fresh Mckenzie Farm Flashlight Egg Hunt and Bonfire
Friday, April 7, 14 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM | $4 – $8

Join Fresh Mckenzie Farm for a flashlight easter egg hunt and bonfire! Fridays, April 7, 14 7:30 PM. $8 per child $4 per adult. Bring your own basket and flashlight. Age groups 8 and under and 9 and up. MORE

The Maryland Aviation Museum: Open Cockpit Day
Saturday, April 8 | 9 AM – 1 PM | $1 – $5

The Museum’s Open Cockpit Day offers a day of aviation fun providing visitors the opportunity to sit in the pilot seats of the Museum’s outdoor flightline of airplanes including the T-33 Trainer, Turbomentor, a Skyhawk, Wild Weasel, Thunder Chief, Thunder Flash, Super Sabre, Phantom, Beech and Huey helicopter. Visitors can climb aboard the 1950’s Martin 404 passenger plane and B57A Canberra built on site by the Glenn L. Martin Company. Shuttle busses to the flightline begin their tours at 9:15am with the last tour of the planes departing at 12:00 pm. Cancelled when raining. Adults $5 and children $1. MORE

Glow Day – Port Discovery Celebrates Light City Baltimore
Saturday, April 8 | 10 AM – 5 PM | Free with Paid Admission

Join Port Discovery to celebrate glow days during light city! Make glow-in-the-dark art, create bracelets that change color in UV light, and make a holographic projector that will have you seeing in 3D! Also take part in Eric Energy’s famous, interactive energy show “Spark Attack!” From experiments with circuits, sound waves and different kinds of light to a real laser show, you’ll be all aglow with fun and learning about light! MORE

Royal Adventure Day at the B & O Railroad
Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9 | 10 AM – 3 PM | $12 – $18

Iron your best princess dress or break out your space suit as you journey to the royal kingdoms to test your rocket building skills in Provence with Belle and her dad, Maurice, the inventor. Learn how to make snow with Elsa and Anna in Arrendale. Race frogs with Tiana in Maldonia. MORE

Timonium Train Show
Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9 | 10 AM – 4 PM | $8-$20

An ideal outing for families, individuals or couples looking for a unique and memorable diversion. Your youngsters will enjoy the supervised Thomas-themed play area while you tour thousands of square feet of captivating vignettes in the mid-Atlantic’s largest scale train show. Children under 15 free! MORE

Cromwell Valley Park Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8th | 10 AM – 12 PM | $5/carload

Fun for the whole family! Children will search for candy-filled eggs, make a ‘chick-a-bunny’ candy cup, dye hardboiled eggs, and visit with the 4-H Rabbit Club. Times for egg hunts vary by age: ages 3-4 at 10:30 AM, ages 5-6 at 10:45 AM, ages 7-8 at 11 AM, and ages 9-10 at 11:15 AM. No adults will be allowed in egg hunt areas. $5/car donation appreciated. MORE

Loch Raven Rec Center Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8 | 10:30AM – 11AM | Free

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:30am Sharp located at Pleasant Plains Elementary School. For children ages toddler through Grade 3. Free! No registration required! Candy eggs for all participants! MORE

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade
Saturday, April 8 | 11 AM – 12 PM | $0-$20

One of DC’s largest spectator events, the energy-filled Parade runs for 10 blocks along iconic Constitution Avenue. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. MORE

Mixed by Me Thinking Putty Lab
Saturday, April 8 | 11AM – 11:45 AM | $10

What could be more fun than playing with Crazy Aaron’s thinking putty? MAKING IT, that’s what! Kids ages 4 to 99 are invited to discover some basic science with color mixing & putty making. Need a break to run some errands? Drop the kids off at #theLab at aMuse Toys. Participants will be mixing their very own colors of Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty and will take home 2 small tins they made themselves. MORE

Sakura Matsuri Street Festival
Saturday, April 8 | 10:30 AM – 6 PM | $0-$10

Come enjoy the tastes, sounds and feel of Japan at the Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival! Sakura Matsuri is the largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the US. They have 4 stages of performances and demonstrations, cultural exhibitors, food vendors, cooking demonstrations, a Childrens’ Corner – and more! Children 12 and under are always free! MORE

Annual Mini Pow-Wow and Health Fair
Saturday, April 8 | 12 PM – 4 PM | $3
The Baltimore American Indian Center will have their annual Mini Pow-Wow on Saturday, April 8th. Join them for dancing, drumming, food, craft vendors, health vendors and much more. This is a family friendly event and all are welcome! There will be a $3 entrance fee for the Pow-Wow, but the health fair is free. MORE

Stuart Little at the Pumpkin Theatre
Saturday, April 8 | 1 PM – 3 PM | $14 – $16

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm and 3pm from April 1st through the 9th. The classic tale of a mouse, living with his human family in New York. As a small creature in a much larger world, he has no short supply of adventures! Some lead him to trouble, some bring him great friends, but all are great fun in this funny and touching story of a fearless little mouse in the big city! MORE

Recycled Bot Shop at AVAM
Saturday, April 8 | 1 PM – 4 PM | $5

Join AVAM for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop once a month in the AVAM classroom! In April, bring new life to recycled and found objects and create a reclaimed robot. Their Education staff will help you explore new creative territory and make a project inspired by a beloved visionary artists. Supplies and boundless inspiration provided! MORE

Flashlight Egg Hunt at Lake Roland
Saturday, April 8 | 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM | $3 – $5

Want more challenge to your traditional egg hunt? Search for holiday goodies at dark-using night vision and flashlights.Registration Required. Ages 5-12,7:30pm-8:30pm. Rain date Sunday April 9th, 2017. MORE

Signs of Spring at Irvine Nature Center
Sunday, April 9 | 1 PM – 2:30 PM | $0-$10

Hike the trails with Irvine and pick up some basic sign language too. Using signs for spring things, take a nature walk and learn about this beautiful season. All ages.Free for members, $10 non-members. Registration Required. MORE

Nature Connections: Spring Magic – Wildflowers
Sunday April 9 | 1 PM – 4 PM | Free

As the unusual winter comes to an end, the sun shining through the leafless trees warms the forest floor, causing spring wildflowers to awaken. Like little jewels, they poke through the leaf litter and dot the drab landscape with bouquets of white, yellow, pink and blue. Wildflowers are known as spring ephemerals, meaning they have a short life. Join The Natural History Society of Maryland for crafts and presentations! MORE

Kids Opening Day at Camden Yards
Sunday April 9 | 1 PM – 4 PM | Free with Admission

The third annual Kids’ Opening Day will be held Sunday, April 9, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards when the Orioles host the New York Yankees at 1:35 p.m. The celebration will welcome children and their families to a new season of Orioles Baseball with many fun activities and unique gameday opportunities for several lucky kids throughout the day. MORE

 

Editor’s Note: Image courtesy of Port Discovery’s Facebook Page