Animal adventures, author appearances, apple fun, free admission to the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and MORE! Here are our top picks for kid fun this week in Baltimore. (Spoiler alert — we couldn’t just pick 5).

5 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore This Week, September 25 – 30

MONDAY

EcoAdventures Open House!
September 25 | 4:30 PM – 7 PM | EcoAdventures, Millersville

Owned by National Geographic herpetologist, Dr. Brady Barr, and marine biologist, Mei Len Sanchez Barr, Eco Adventures offers many enriching programs at our 3800 square foot facility where our guests experience the sounds and sights of their simulated rainforest and mysterious underwater cave discovery room. And, just outside the backdoor, lies their Sleuice/Fossil Dig area, “Pixie Hollow” picnic and outdoor classroom, and the neighboring Severn Run Wildlife Area– 1700 acres of pristine wilderness ready to be explored. MORE
 
Meet Daniel José Older
September 25 | 4:00 PM – 5 PM | The Children’s Bookstore, Roland Park
 
Daniel José Older is the New York Times bestselling author of the Young Adult series the Shadowshaper Cypher, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, and the upcoming middle grade sci-fi adventure Flood City. He won the International Latino Book Award and has been nominated for the Kirkus Prize, the Mythopoeic Award, the Locus Award, the Andre Norton Award, and the World Fantasy Award. Shadowshaper was named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic, and hear his music on his website. MORE

TUESDAY

Children’s Meditation with Brooke
September 26 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Flourish, Charles Village
 
Equip youth with tools and strategies they can use to aid in their well-being, growth and development. Life can be stressful—even and sometimes especially for–children and adolescents who may not have the tools to process some of the trauma or challenges they experience. This highly interactive and experiential 90- minute workshop offers participants an ancient spiritual practice that gives them tools for mastery, guidance and empowerment.  Workshop features meditation techniques that attendees can use immediately. Includes: smudging, ancient breaths, chakras, mudras, light- connection exercises and more!  Ages 8-18 (but no one will be turned away). MORE
 
Apple Fun and Tot Days at Kiddie Crusoe
September 26 | 10 AM – 2 PM | Kiddie Crusoe, Timonium
Join Kiddie Crusoe this Tuesday September 26, 2017 from 10am-2pm for $8 admission for children 3 years and younger. Check out their brand new Tot Park for children 2 years and younger. Additional craft and snack at 11am for $5/child. Children will explore apple prints and make yogurt dipped apple pops. MORE
 
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WEDNESDAY

Neighborhood Night at The BMI
September 27 | 4 PM – 7 PM | The Baltimore Museum of Industry, Key Highway
 
South Baltimore residents are invited to an after-hours open house and tour of the galleries! FREE!  The Baltimore Museum of Industry is a connection factory. Only when you suit up to shuck oysters, develop your own video game, or watch a blacksmith forge iron does your connection reveal itself. It could be the moment you realize how important your grandfather’s factory job really was in building this great city. It could be the “That’s what I wanna do when I grow up” moment. We don’t know what your connection to Baltimore’s story is, but we do know one thing. This is where you’ll find it. MORE
 
Authors at The Ivy: James Riley: Pick the Plot (Story Thieves Book 4)
September 27 | 7 PM – 8 PM | The Ivy Bookshop, Lake Falls
 
Join author James Riley at The Ivy Bookshop! When Owen finds himself stuck in a Pick Your Own Plot story, things get more complicated than ever in this fourth book in the New York Times bestselling series, Story Thieves, called a “fast-paced, action-packed tale” by School Library Journal. Will Owen be able to convince you, the reader, to help him find his way back to Bethany? Or will you feed him to dinosaurs just to teach him a lesson? MORE

THURSDAY

Library Chef
September 28 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Enoch Pratt Library – Hamilton
 
Create one snack and one dessert using the ingredients provided. Play by yourself or as part of a team. Bonus points for a book connection.  Ages 5 -12. Space is limited; please call 410-396-6088 to register.   MORE
 
Shoots and Letters

September 28 | 10 AM – 11 AM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville
 

Plant the seeds of knowledge while learning basic skills and playing in the dirt with your little tots. They’ll have a different nature related theme every week. Stories, crafts and adventures are all part of the fun! Ages 3+ MORE

FRIDAY

Farm Sprouts: Farm Fowl
September 29 | 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM | Maryland Farm Park, Cockeysville
 
Children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to the farm to join in one-hour workshops designed just for them (NOTE: Tickets are required for any child 9 mos and older). This Friday’s topic? Farm Fowl! Workshops are held bi-monthly (read the schedule very carefully) on Fridays at the Baltimore County Ag-Center in Cockeysville. To better meet the needs of their youngest farmers, this year, there will be two sessions of Sprouts on each program day: 9:45am-10:45am, and  11:30am-12:30pm. Parents are free. Registration required. MORE
 
Purple Fridays at Yankee Doodle
September 29 | 11 AM – 5 PM | Yankee Doodle Art Studio, Hunt Valley
 
Get crafty in your favorite Ravens gear and get 10% off of your crafts at Yankee Doodle! MORE
 
 
Image courtesy of EcoAdventures.