They say it’s going to be super cold this weekend, but that’s no reason to stay cooped up in the house (especially with the possibility of more snow early next week…). Bird counting (be sure to bundle up!), favorite family flicks at The Senator, walk-in art at AVAM, decorating with Happiest Little Baker — lots of fun ideas for getting out and about with kiddos in tow!

baltimore family events this weekend

Great Backyard Bird Count at Oregon Ridge Nature Center
For the love of birds! Help count birds at Oregon Ridge Nature Center for a global project. Your observations will help Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn how to protect them. Ages 5+ FREE! Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 12 PM. MORE

The Princess Bride at The Senator Theatre
Join The Senator Theatre on select weekend mornings as they present classic family movies on the Big Screen. A great experience for the whole family! Showtimes at 10am. Admission is only $5. This weekend, they’re showing The Princess Bride. Doors open at 9:30am. MORE

Love Monster and the Last Chocolate Storytime at Barnes and Noble
Monster comes home from vacation and discovers a box of chocolates on his doorstep. He knows he should share it with his friends, but what if there’s none left for him after everyone has a piece? Join us Saturday, February 13 at 11:00AM for a special Storytime featuring Love Monster and the Last Chocolate. Activities and coloring to follow. Check your closest Barnes and Noble to see if they’re participating. MORE

Weekend Workers at the BMI
It’s all about fun as you discover how things work. From building a roller coaster using simple household materials to learning how locks work by picking one, the Weekend Workers programs offer engaging activities for kids of all ages. Included with museum admission. Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM. MORE

Turntable Demonstration at the B&O
Ever wonder how locomotives and rail cars are moved in and out of the historic 1884 B&O Roundhouse? This special experience only happens a few times in 2016 — and it happens at 1 PM on Saturday. MORE

Weekend Walk-In at AVAM: King’s Mouth
Join American Visionary Art Museum  for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop once a month in the AVAM classroom! Their education staff will help you explore new creative territory and make a project inspired by one of their beloved visionary artists. Supplies and boundless inspiration provided! All ages workshop, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per person. Saturday from 1 PM – 4 PM. MORE

Decorate Valentine’s Day Cookies with Happiest Little Baker at Wee Chic
Wee Chic loves entrepreneurs! Especially when they are right here in our back yard. Mike and Lindsey loved baking with their two kids so much that it inspired them to create Happiest Little Baker, a subscription “box” service for little bakers. Now they are shipping “Baker Boxes” to families all over the country. Bring the kiddos over to Wee Chic on Saturday at 1 PM to decorate a valentine treat made from the special HLB recipes. The event is free but an RSVP is required and space is limited. MORE

Hearts for Art at The Walters
Head to the Walters on Sunday, Valentine’s Day to declare your love for your favorite artwork. Drop a paper heart by your favorite piece. Feel free to write a love note, if you’re so inclined. Want to share your love online? Tag your photos with #HeartsforArt and they’ll share our favorite “couples” on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM. MORE

Pink Pilates Party
ivivva Towson and pals from Girls’ Life Magazine and Embody Pilates and Wellness are hosting a Pink Pilates Party! The party kicks off on Sunday, February 14th @10AM with special treats from Plantbar and swag bags just for you! Join us as Jodie Gordon guides us through a Mom, Me & Bestie mat pilates class! Don’t have a mat? They’ve got your back with mats for you to borrow! RSVP required. MORE

Valentine’s Enrichment Day at the Maryland Zoo
Fall in love with a special day filled with animal enrichment.  Join us on Sunday, February 14th and see some of your favorite animals receive Valentine’s Day themed treats, like red fruit, fish-filled icicles, and food-filled paper mache . Enrichment activities help enhance the care that keepers provide for Zoo animals by adding variety and stimulation to the animals’ daily routines.   Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM. Free with paid admission (which is just $10 during winter months!). MORE

baltimore family events this weekend

(cool) progeny dad’s night out
Our first Dad’s Night Out! We’re thrilled to partner with Rockin’ Jump Towson, Baltimore’s favorite indoor trampoline park, for an evening of EPIC dodgeball fun! Yeah, it’ll be a (cool) revisit to middle school gym.  So mark you calendar for February 18th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, buy your ticket and grab your friends! A $20 ticket includes 2 hours of 6-on-6 dodgeball, food, beverage, rock climbing, jousting, foam pit, and more. All kid-free! MORE


Image courtesy of The Happiest Little Baker blog.