Take on a STEM challenge, listen to sounds that go, don your cape and go on a Superhero train ride, and MORE! Here are our favorite 25 things to do with kids in Baltimore this November.

25 things to do with kids in baltimore this november

Participate in the 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge
It’s easy. It’s free. This Thanksgiving season, take the 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge with your family!  Each day of November, (cool) progeny will share a different thing to be grateful for or an activity to help cultivate a culture of gratitude. Join our conversation on Instagram or Facebook — share your photos and hashtag them #coolgratitude. MORE

Maryland STEM Festival
The Maryland STEM Festival provides inspirational, educational, and accessible programming in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) throughout Maryland. Through ten days of collaborative, interactive, and dynamic events and activities throughout the state, the Festival displays Maryland’s STEM success and further connects the current and future leaders in STEM. The festival runs November 4-13th — all over Maryland! MORE

See the Trolls Movie — Senator Style
The much-anticipated movie of the fall opens on Friday, November 4th — TROLLS! (C’mon, you’ve been having that ‘feeling down in your bones’ since June, right?) It’s making an appearance at the Senator Theatre so catch it on the old school screen! And stop at Clark Burger for a bite before or after the show. MORE

Explore Things that Go with the BSO
All aboard! The sounds of travel come alive as we sing about cars, trucks, trains and boats! The Music Box Series gives your budding music lover the chance to explore music through highly engaging and interactive performances. Each half-hour concert features the musical talents of a small ensemble of BSO musicians performing classical and children’s songs to develop musicality, creativity, coordination and literacy. November 5th at The Meyerhoff, November 13th at Gordon Center. MORE

Family Art Day at Towson University
Drop-in for a day of interactive art activities, dance workshops and galleries tours all inspired by the current art exhibitions. November 5th from 12 PM – 4 PM. MORE

Author Erin Hagar at The Ivy Bookshop
Based on true events, Doing Her Bit: A Story About the Women’s Land Army of America traces the history of the Women’s Land Army during World War I. Real-life Farmerette Helen Stevens trains to farm the land, negotiates a position for herself and other women and does her bit for the war effort. This book celebrates the true grit of American men and women. Erin Hagar is the author of Julia Child: An Extraordinary Life in Words an Pictures.  She lives in Baltimore. MORE

Science Sundays at Irvine Nature Center
Join Irvine naturalists to explore the natural world of science. On the first and third Sundays of each month, families can enjoy free activities focused on a new and exciting science theme. Most activities are self-guided and may include hands-on exhibits, outside hikes, crafts and more. All ages! No need to register – just drop in for the fun! MORE

Clever Kids Studio: Storytelling Creative Workshop
Head to the Clever Kids Studio: Storytelling Creative Workshop of playful learning about how to illustrate a storybook while discovering creative book writing skills hosted by Richie Frieman, an award winning and bestselling author and illustrator of Terple. They will be using fun situations, characters, settings and objects to inspire creative writing brainstorming ideas. November 8th at 6 PM. MORE

Superhero Day at the B&O Railroad Museum
Here’s your chance to become your favorite super hero! Head to the B&O Railroad Museum dressed as your favorite hero for an out-of-this-world experience and day of fun! Superman, Captain America and Wonder Woman make an appearance for story time, train ride and interactive games. MORE

Make a Video Game at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
Build Your Own Video Game with (cool) progeny at Baltimore Museum of Industry on Thursday, November 10th! Meet video game designers from Baltimore’s own Firaxis Games and build your own online video game — ready to play at home! Everyone from video game novices to Minecraft experts will love exploring the BMI’s Video Game Wizards experience. All other exhibits at the BMI will be open as well and we’ll have activities for kids of all ages. Dessert, face painting, entertainment, and more. Join (cool) progeny and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore for our last downtown family date night of 2016! MORE

25 Things To Do with Kids in Baltimore this November = (cool) progeny

Ice Skate Al Fresco
The PANDORA Ice Rink opens at the Inner Harbor on Friday, November 11th — and will operate 7 days a week (hours vary each day). Skate shack, rentals, concessions and entertainment, as well as special events like SkateFest, a learn-to-skate program, and MORE.

Octonauts LIVE
Calling all Octo-Cadets! For the first time ever, The Octonauts are bringing their live stage show to the U.S.! The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventurefeatures brand new and fan favorite songs from the entire crew of beloved underwater explorers, led by the intrepid Captain Barnacles, Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Peso. Join them as they embark on an exciting new quest through an aquatic world full of adventure, interactive opportunity, and “must-sea” surprises from coast-to-coast! Octonauts Live promises to be the perfect theatre show for all fans of the Disney Jr. series! One show only on November 12th. MORE

Explore the Wonders of Nature at Cylburn Arboretum
Cylburn’s Nature Wonders Series happens every Saturday & Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m until November 27th. Each weekend they offer themed activities for children of all ages at the Cylburn Arboretum Nature Museum, located in the historic Carriage House. MORE

Dudley the Curious Duckling
Watch how Dudley learns why the Moon mysteriously appears and reappears over the course of the month at the Benjamin Banneker Planetarium at CCBC. 10 AM on November 12th. Show is appropriate for Preschool through Second Grade. All Planetarium shows are free and open to the public. No reservations are needed except for groups. For additional information, contact 443-840-4560. MORE

Maryland Irish Festival
This annual celebration of Irish culture features local, regional and international Irish music, Irish Dancers, traditional cuisine; cultural exhibits and workshops, and a wide variety of quality vendors of Irish goods. Celebrate Irish culture with great music, food, beer, and do some early Christmas shopping. They’ll have Cultural and Historical displays and performances and a large dedicated kids play area with bouncy castles, activities, and games. November 11th – 13th at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. MORE

Be a Guest at Charm City Players’ Beauty & The Beast
Disney’s beloved classic Beauty and the Beast comes to life this November with Charm City Players.  After a hiatus from the local stage of nearly 6 years this is a chance for a whole new generation to fall in love with this timeless love story. It’s their biggest show ever with a cast of 70+ amazingly talented performers from throughout the mid atlantic region.  Every show is a theatrical event featuring free face painting and pre-show crafts, free parking, live orchestra, and meet and greet with the entire cast. Tickets are just $15 (and you can add on a $15 pre-show tea event, too!). Show runs November 12-27th. MORE

Baltimore County Appreciation Day at Port Discovery
Join Port Discovery, November 13th from 12pm until 5pm for Baltimore County Appreciation Day! Parents, grandparents and caregivers will receive free adult admission to Port Discovery with the purchase of a discounted child’s admission of $7 per child.  Residents must present a valid Maryland Driver’s License or a current State issued Identification Card as proof of county residency at the Box Office. MORE

Breakfast Bags Bonanza
Hundreds of children in our local schools are homeless. Help ensure they know that the Harford County community cares about them. Join the We Cancerve Movement, Inc., as they prepare at least 500 breakfast bags for area homeless children to enjoy during the Thanksgiving break. Your help and donations of nonperishable breakfast items are needed!  November 17th at 4 PM. MORE

Flight Fest at The Maryland Science Center
Join the Maryland Science Center on November 19th for their first ever Flight Fest. Let your imagination soar with the chance to pilot a flight simulator and get up close with drones. Learn about the science and aerodynamics of wings with live raptor demonstrations by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Participate in a wind tube challenge, parachute egg drop, and more. Plus test out your own flying contraptions. All activities are included with admission and completely free for members. November 19th from 12 PM – 4 PM. MORE

Polar Express Train Ride at the B&O Railroad Museum
Create a Christmas memory that you and your family will treasure forever – a journey to the North Pole via THE POLAR EXPRESS ™. Immerse yourself in the classic children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg.  Characters from this award-winning book come to life through this magical holiday journey. The conductor punches your golden ticket as you board, chefs serve you hot chocolate and cookies on board the train,and during the train ride you listen to story. Santa’s helpers provide holiday cheer and every child personally receives from Santa, the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. Children of all ages will BELIEVE!  November 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27th. MORE

See Faeries at The Waldorf School
You won’t want to miss The Waldorf School of Baltimore’s Winter Faeries Grotto, Marionette Show, Artisans & Vendors, Live Music, Family Crafts, Jump Rope Making, Pixilated Photo Booth and food by Nalley Fresh.  Admission $3, children under 12 free. November 19th, 10 AM – 4 PM. MORE

Skippy Jon Jones Snow What
Charm your children with a musical twist on the fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, based on the best-selling book by Judy Schachner. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he’s a Mexican Chihuahua, of course! While his sisters listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Skippy heads off for the REAL adventure awaiting him in his closet. There, as his alter ego Skippito Friskito, and with the help of his friends the Seven Chimichangos, Skippyjon must rescue the beautiful princess Nieve Qué (Snow What), battle the evil dragon and defeat the Bruja. Recommended for children ages 4-12, and their families. November 20th, 4 PM, Gordon Center for the Performing Arts. MORE

Festival of Trees
Join Kennedy Krieger Institute as they kick off the holiday season by welcoming Santa Claus to our winter wonderland at the 27th Annual Festival of Trees! The East Coast’s largest holiday-themed festival returns to the Maryland State Fairgrounds Friday, November 25 to Sunday, November 27, with decorated trees, a gingerbread town, shopping, endless holiday activities and non-stop entertainment for children of all ages. New this year, Festival of Trees introduces a ticketed Breakfast with Santa event. The Festival of Trees’ winter wonderland will feature more than 700 trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses designed by local artists, corporations and schools. While wandering through the holiday spectacular, festivalgoers will enjoy live hourly entertainment and a visit to SantaLand – Santa’s ultimate theme park – complete with “reindeer” pony rides, carousel rides, carnival games, train rides, a remote control car racetrack and more. MORE

Go on Craft Safari at the Maryland Zoo
November is America Recycles Month. Use all sorts of cool recycled materials to make your very own animal craft at the zoo on Sunday, November 26th. $5 fee (does not include admission) and reservations must be made in advance. MORE

Tailgate with a Purpose
“Tailgate” with your friends, family, and/or children at a home, watch party, or at M & T — all while adding a service element to that. Contact the Jewish Volunteer Connection for a Tailgate with a Purpose Bag! Some of the activities that offered in their “tailgate bags” (and help guide the activity!) including supporting first responders, collecting school supplies, or making cards for people that could use support. Cheer on the Ravens AND give back! MORE


Featured image courtesy of the B&O Railroad Museum’s Flickr page