Baseball science, meet Cubby, see Harry Potter come to life with the BSO, try welt felting, make origami, build a tent at the library, and MORE! Here are our favorite ideas for keeping the kiddos busy this week!

Things To Do With Kids in Baltimore, July 24 – July 28

Monday

Let’s Science Summer: Baseball
10 AM – 6 PM | Maryland Science Center

All week long! Dissect baseballs to see what’s inside, launch objects with the Science Center’s pitching machine, make DIY chewing gum and more as you discover the science behind America’s favorite pastime. Free with paid admission (activities are all week long!). MORE

Wildlife Adventures at the Harford County Fair
3 PM – 9 PM | The Equestrian Center, Bel Air

Wildlife Adventures will be at the Harford County Farm Fair July 24-July 29. Bring the whole family out to play their wild games and to learn about and see animal ambassadors.

Tuesday

Free Zumbini Demo Class at Kid Kinetics
10 AM – 11 AM | Faith Community Church

Designed for children ages 0-4, and their caregivers, Zumbini combines music and movement to create the ultimate bonding experience! Sing, dance, and play together while developing your little one’s social, cognitive, emotional and motor skills. RSVP as spots are limited! (Additional classes on Friday, too!). MORE

Meet the Author: M.J. Boegner
10 AM – 11 AM | Baltimore County Public Library, Hereford Branch

How did a stray dog from Solomon’s Island, a writer from the Hereford Zone and a teenager from Red Lion, PA, get together and write a book? Join Cubby and M.J. for a reading of their book Cubby Barks and learn how you can help Cubby save his friends. Book sales and signings to follow. MORE

Wednesday

Splash Craft: Wet Felting at Waldorf
10 AM – 12 PM | Waldorf School of Baltimore

Join members of the Waldorf School of Baltimore’s community for a free, fun-filled morning of crafts. Help your child bring their imagination to life by creating magical shapes and objects with wool, soap, and water. A perfect summer activity for toddler and children of all ages. FREE. Reservation required. MORE

Camp Read-A-Lot
2 PM – 3 PM | Baltimore County Public Library, Cockeysville

Gather round a campfire for story time, then snuggle in your tents and read to each other. Bring your own sheets, pillows and flashlights to build your tent. Children under 8 with adult. Registration required- one registration per group. MORE

Dr. Seuss Story Time Tea – a (cool) progeny event
3 PM and 4:30 PM | The Corner Pantry

Join (cool) progeny for our second summer Story Time with The Corner Pantry! Wear your favorite Dr. Seuss inspired outfit and come for an hour of whimsical fun and afternoon tea. Imaginations will soar as we’re joined by a special guest reader from Pumpkin Theatre. Event includes full tea service for caregiver + child (it’s delicious!), story read-a-loud, reader meet-and-greet, and story-themed craft.  MORE

Thursday

Early STEM and Literacy Classes for ages 2-5: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs
10:30 AM – 12 PM | Francis Scott Key Elementary

This series of Mommy/Daddy/Caregiver and me classes are geared towards learners ages 2-5 and help prepare students to get ready for their educational career by building a strong foundation in STEM and Literacy. The classes are held at Francis Scott Key Elementary Middle School in Locust Point, Baltimore, MD, and all proceeds benefit the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classrooms directly. Classes will be held every Thursday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm July 13 – August 17. The suggested donation is $12.00 per class per child. Each class includes a whole group lesson taught by FSK’s Pre-K teacher, a craft, playtime, and a snack. MORE

Origami Workshop with Marin McPherson
1 PM – 3 PM | Y Art Gallery

Free origami workshop for kids ages 8+ and their parents at Y Art Gallery. MORE

Cassette Monsters Crafternoon
2 PM – 3 PM | Scrap BMORE

Summer Vacation Crafternoon Time! 8 weeks of crafting fun for kids ages 5-11! Attend one or all 8! A new series of crafting sessions. Each week features a different craft. This week? Casette monsters! Perfect for getting creativity flowing and decorating a a kid’s room. – Fee: $5 per class or $40 for the full series of 8. – Children must be accompanied by an adult. – Classes are held at SCRAP and will take no more than 1 hour. MORE

Rhythms & Reels: Tari Lagru
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Carroll Park

As part of Baltimore Rec and Parks #RhythmsandReels series, please join them at the Music at the Market, featuring Tari Lagru! MORE

Family Night at Space Telescope Science Institute
6 PM – 9 PM | Space Telescope Science Institute

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) will be hosting a Youth for Astronomy and Engineering (YAE) Program event “Family Night at the Institute.” Guest speaker, Jarita Holbrook, will be presenting her film “Black Suns: An Astrophysics Adventure” and giving an astronomy presentation. Event will be geared towards middle and high school students. Learn more about astronomy, followed by a chance to engage in star observations through the Morris W. Offit Telescope. Attendance is free but registration is REQUIRED. To register or for more information, please visit www.stsci.edu/yae or call 410-338-4571 or email yae@stsci.edu. MORE

Rhythms & Reels: Baltimore Brass Factory
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park

As part of Baltimore City Rec and Parks’ #RhythmsandReels series, please join them at Concert in the Park, featuring Baltimore Brass Factory! MORE

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert
8 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™. CineConcerts brings the beloved film to life with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score. Immerse yourself in the magic as you watch a house elf make trouble, a car fly, a giant talking spider, a mysterious diary and much more set to the music you know and love. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event! MORE

Friday

4th Annual Utz Summer Bash
10 AM – 4 PM | Utz Factory Outlet, Hanover PA

A fun day trip idea! On Friday, July 28th from 10 am to 4 pm, all are welcome to attend Utz’s 4th Annual Utz Summer Bash. The event is free for all and held at the Utz Factory Outlet Store in Hanover, PA. With over 40+ vendors, there is fun for all! This year they will have a 40-foot obstacle course, balloon animal maker, face painting, free Utz snacks, live entertainment and so much more. MORE

Princess Cupcake Class
11 AM – 12 PM | The Playroom Harford, Forest Hill

Create a set of cupcakes featuring Ariel’s Mermaid Tail of foundant and Belle’s Ribbon Rose. Students will learn how to color foundant and buttercream frosting. All instruction, supplies, and display conatiner included. Cost: $15. Preregistration required 443-640-6707. Younger children are welcome to work with an adult. MORE

Baltimore Symphony Musicians’ Sights and Sounds for Preschoolers
2 PM – 2:30 PM | Baltimore County Public Library, Towson Branch

Meet a few favorite Baltimore Symphony Musicians and see and hear their musical instruments come to life! Baltimore Symphony Musicians also show young concertgoers how their musical instruments transform sound into song. Registration required. MORE

Kids’ Fused Glass Crab Nite Lite
6 PM – 8 PM | Hot Pots, Timonium

Drop the kids off for a fun evening making this cute nite lite with step-by-step instructions. Perfect for summer!! Ages 6 and up only. Seats in this event are for participants only. Kids must be dropped off. MORE

GLOW Kids Night at Kiddie Crusoe
6 PM – 9 PM | Kiddie Crusoe, Timonium

Join Kiddie Crusoe for non-stop fun! Your child will enjoy supervised open play, tons of fun, and ice cream sundae- ALL for $15.99 from 6-8pm. EXTEND the fun for an additional hour with Laser Tag, Glow Accessories, and Face Painting for only $5 from 8-9pm. Drop-off for kiddies 3-12 years only. Bring your own packed dinner or add-on a pizza dinner for $5, includes 2 slices, drink, & gogurt or applesauce. MORE