Get slimed, treat the kids to an old school movie, find a little zen for a great cause, be a klutz, explore creature features, groove with WTMD at their Family Fest — there are so many fun things to keep the kiddos busy! Here are our favorite ideas for family fun in Baltimore this weekend.

baltimore family fun this weekend: june 16-18, 2017

Slime Time at aMuse Toys
Friday, June 16 | 4 PM – 4:30 PM | Quarry Lake

Not really keen on the idea of making slime at YOUR house? Drop the kids off for this 30 minute drop-off class at The Lab at aMuse Toys! Kiddos will get to make their version of either Unicorn Poop or Monster Snot, and take it home in a glass jar of their own design. $20 per child. MORE

$2 Family Fun Night at Port Discovery
Friday, June 16 | 4 PM – 8 PM | Downtown Baltimore

Enjoy Port Discovery for less! Get more than $12 off regular admission and pay only $2 thanks to their generous sponsor, Target! Enjoy their signature Circle Time at 6PM, take part in hands-on projects at the Family Activity, and learn about animal safety with the MD SPCA. (Great time to see the new Klutz exhibit, too!) MORE

A Night Under the Stars
Friday, June 16 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Bring a picnic dinner and blanket to the Lake Pavilion and enjoy an evening of live music and star gazing! Oregon Ridge will have amazing race teams, canoeing, s’mores, campfires, face painting, crafts, animal encounters, and more.  Advance Sale Ticket Prices Beer and Wine Package $25 per person Includes two beer/wine tickets. Additional beer/wine tickets $5 each. Non-Alcoholic Package $15 per person Soft drinks only. Kids 12 and under $10 per child. Children 2 and under FREE. MORE

Friday Night LIVE at Hunt Valley Town Centre
Friday, June 16 | 7 PM – 9 PM | Hunt Valley

Hunt Valley Towne Centre hosts “Friday Night Live!” — a free concert series open to the public. The outdoor, summer-long series will run every Friday from June 2 to August 25 and will showcase popular musicians performing a wide range of genres. Each concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Shawan Road, and will feature a beer and wine garden. The centre will also be hosting a free magic show featuring Liam Laugherty before each concert, starting at 7 pm. MORE

Outdoor Summer Movie Night: The Sandlot
Friday, June 16 | 8:45 PM | Owings Mills

Metro Centre’s Outdoor Summer Movie Night Series continues with The Sandlot! Bring your peanuts and cracker jacks for this nostalgic baseball comedy — lighthearted fun for the whole family! MORE

WTMD Family Fest
Saturday, June 17 | 9 AM – 11:30 AM | WTMD, Towson

WTMD is throwing open their doors for a new indoor/outdoor version of Saturday Morning Tunes, featuring live music on the plaza and the main stage! They’re thrilled to welcome children’s musician and storyteller Barry Louis Polisar, who wrote “All I Want Is You,” the theme song to the hit movie “Juno.” And they’ll have the debut of the Saturday Morning Tunes house band — the Cartunes!! — performing theme songs to your favorite cartoons. MORE

Watershed Public Charter School Play & Learn Play Date
Saturday, June 17 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM | Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills

Join Watershed Public Charter School for fun, educational pollinator themed activities & snacks for the kids and a chance for adults to get more information and ask questions about WPCS. Free to attend! Event will be in the open field next to the outdoor playground at Irvine Nature Center. MORE

Free to Breathe Fundraiser at Yoga Tree Baltimore
Saturday, June 17 | 10 AM – 10:45 AM | Hampden

Join Yoga Tree Baltimore for a day of classes with proceeds donated to Free to Breathe, a non-profit focused on raising money for lung cancer research. Kids yoga class (ages 3-10)  is from 10 AM – 10:45 AM. Other kid stations include face painting with Samantha Paradise, and Arts & Crafts with The Waldorf School. MORE

Be a KLUTZ® Day
Saturday, June 17 | 10 AM – 5 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Celebrate all things zany, wacky, and silly with a special day of activities dedicated to our limited-time KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! exhibit. Create paper clip jewelry, craft spin art, enjoy our signature Circle Time, and take part in over 18 interactive activities that combine science and silliness! KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! is based on the KLUTZ® Encyclopedia of Immaturity Vol. 1 and 2 and produced by the Children’s Museum of Houston in partnership with KLUTZ®. KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! is locally presented by M&T Bank and Baltimore County Public Libraries. MORE

Drop In Art: Creature Features with The Walters
Saturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 18 | 11 AM – 4 PM | Mt. Vernon

Every weekend join The Walters Art Museum in their studios and create artful projects related to the collection and special exhibitions. This month’s theme is “CREATURE FEATURES.” Be sure to visit often to participate in a different project each weekend. No registration required—drop in, make, and take a fantastic work of art home with you. MORE

Omnibus Books, Activities + Meet Author Krissy Mach Atchison at Red Canoe
Saturday, June 17 | 12 PM – 2 PM | Red Canoe Cafe & Bookstore, Lauraville

Omnibus Publishing has teamed up with Red Canoe again this summer! Bring your young readers to meet Baltimore author, Krissy Mach Atchison. There will be activities for introducing world geography, maps, and more! Kids will learn through hands on, creative activities designed for engagement, sneaky learning, and FUN! To top it off, parents can sit back and enjoy the fabulous fare Red Canoe has to offer. Ticket price covers art supplies only, not menu items. MORE

Baltimore Wine Festival
Saturday, June 17 | 12 PM – 7 PM | Canton Waterfront Park

Experience more than 140 wines from around the world while enjoying gourmet bites from local eateries. Held at Canton Waterfront Park, this festival includes live music, chef’s demonstrations, wine seminars, craft beers and spirits, unique shopping and a family fun zone. Kids 16 and under are FREE. MORE

Children’s Gardening at Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Saturday, June 17 | 2 PM – 3 PM | Abingdon

Have fun growing food and flowers. Enjoy crafts, games, and science disguised as messy fun. Learn about seeds, life cycles, bugs, and cooking the food you grow! The topic will be Summer Salad. This program is for ages 5 to 10 (adult need not stay) and is $5/child. Register in advance through their website. MORE

GBMC Father’s Day 5 K
Sunday, June 18 | 6:30 AM  10:30 AM | Towson

GBMC Healthcare, Inc. will be hosting its 29th annual Father’s Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk on Sunday, June 18th, 2017 at the GBMC campus in Towson, Md. This family-friendly event, running from 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (race starts at 8:00 a.m.), will benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at GBMC. This year’s event will again feature a Wellness Village, open to not only race participants, but the entire community. The Wellness Village will be open from 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in the South Chapman parking lot and will include health-related vendors, MIX 106.5 Radio’s Friends and Neighbors van which will be playing music and sharing prizes, the Maryland Zoo who will also be present with fun animal friends for the kids’ area, as well as a “Baby Doll/Stuffed Animal Hospital” for injured dolls and bears to receive loving care treatment and repairs as needed. MORE

Wild About Giraffes
Sunday, June 18 | 10 AM – 4 PM | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Druid Hill Park

What do you get when two giraffes collide? … a giraffic jam! All joking aside, visit us on June 18th to learn all about these gentle giants. You will also have the chance to participate in giraffe themed activities, ask the keepers all of your questions, and watch training demos. Did you know, World giraffe day is on June 21st because it is the longest day of the year and celebrates the tallest animal? MORE0

Father’s Day Celebration at Mount Clare Museum House
Sunday, June 18 | 11 AM – 4 PM | Downtown Baltimore

On this special day, Mount Clare Museum House offers half-priced admission tours for fathers, fathers-in-law, grandfathers, or any other special father-figure in your life. The tour will conclude with root beer floats and an opportunity to speak with Revolutionary War reenactors about war and weapons in the eighteenth century. MORE

Free Family Sunday: Outdoor Sculpture
Sunday, June 18 | 2 PM – 5 PM | Baltimore Museum of Art, Charles Village

Explore your creative side with hands-on art-making workshops in response to works on view at the Baltimore Museum of Art. This Sunday, make an outdoor sculpture. MORE

Ladew Garden’s Grooving in the Grass — Father’s Day Edition
Sunday, June 18 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Monkton

There’s no better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with the ever-popular Crawdaddies at Ladew! Their music combines Louisiana’s Cajun, Zydeco, Blues sound with North Eastern’s Roots Rock, American and Ska influences to create a unique style that’s all their own. Pack a picnic dinner or visit the Manor Tavern on the terrace above Ladew’s Great Bowl. They serve all kinds of delicious grilled items and offer a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.  Admission includes the gardens. MORE

feel like a day trip? a few options not far away!

Made in America Days: Factory Tours
Friday, June 16 & Saturday, June 17 | York, Pennsylvania 

Find out why York County, PA, is known as the Factory Tour Capital of the World® when the 19th Annual Made in America Tours Event returns June 14-17. This annual celebration of manufacturing ingenuity offers exclusive, behind-the-scenes looks at the making of your favorite products. You’ll step onto expansive production floors and into visitor-friendly artisan shops for a first-hand look at the American craftsmanship that makes York County so special. The Made in America Tours Event is fun for the entire family. There is no overall admission charge, but a few of the sites do charge nominal fees to help offset operating costs. MORE

Around The World Cultural Food Festival
Saturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 18 | Washington, DC

It is all about FOOD, FUN and of course, CULTURE! So come join us, for this unique 2 day event where you will experience the traditional cuisine of 20 countries!  Enjoy the dance performances, the cultural kids activities and a full day of fun for the entire family. MORE

 

 

Photo courtesy of Port Discovery.