It’s almost here and it’s gonna be sweet… the weekend that is! Our roundup of (cool) Baltimore family fun this weekend includes everything from fairy houses to acrobatics, tree sap sampling to gourmet cooking.  Create art together, cook up some scientific fun, get your groove on, or pull out your favorite peg leg for some swashbuckling shenanigans. 

(cool) baltimore family fun this weekend

Maple Sugar Pancake Breakfast at Irvine Nature Center
February 18th – 19th|  Times Vary

There’s nothing quite like syrup’s natural sweetness smothering your pancake breakfast. But where does the syrup come from and how does it end up on your plate? Join Irvine staff for a winter-time hike to discover the sweet history of maple sugaring, including how trees are tapped and syrup is collected. Afterward, enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast to thank you for being an Irvine member! Register early as spaces are limited and no walk-ins. MORE

Presidents Day Weekend Fun at Port Discovery
February 18th – 20th | Times Vary

Enjoy President’s Day Weekend with fun, indoor family-friendly activities that will educate and entertain. On Saturday, join Port Discovery for Thomas & Friends(TM) Day at Port Discovery. Make Thomas the Train magnets, abstract train artwork, train whistles and train totes. Have fun with pop-up science projects that explore the science behind trains, simple machines and engineering through interactive demonstrations and experiments. Also enjoy live music from roaming musician, Mr. Norman, and an interactive version. MORE

Bird Extravaganza at Lake Roland
February 18th | 10 AM – 1 PM 

Join Lake Roland for birding activities and search for birds in the Great Backyard Bird Count! Enjoy live bird encounters, birding hikes, crafts, help build a giant bird’s nest, games, hot drinks, and a campfire. Flock to this FREE event for the whole family! MORE

Pirate Day at the B&O Railroad Museum 
February 18th | 10 AM – 3 PM

Pirate Days gives young adventurers the opportunity to engage in STEAM education activities centered around exploration and travel. Adventurers learn how the railroad provided people the opportunity to travel and explore America. Just like those early engineers and inventors, this program celebrates the exploratory spirit of pirates and encourages young minds to observe and engage with their environment. Enjoy an arrrsome day of fun and crafts! Dig for Pirate Gold. Try your luck at the Pirate Hook Toss and MORE

Cooking with STEAM Power & Chef Egg at the Maryland Science Center  
February 18th | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

The Maryland Science Center is excited to be working with Chef Egg to bring you a Cooking with S.T.E.A.M. Power Workshop this February. Chef Egg’s live cooking presentation will showcase how science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts affect how we grow, cook, and gain energy from our food. Participants will learn how to prepare healthy and creative recipes using fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and grains. Designed for ages 10 and up. MORE

Family Paint Class at The Painted Palette
February 18th | 12 PM

Join The Painted Palette for an all ages paint party! Saturday, February 18 at 12pm. They’ll provide all of the art supplies – just bring your creativity! Create your own “Corky Heart” canvas with the help of their instructor who will guide you step-by-step. No experience required. MORE

Drop-In Art at The Walters 
February 18th – 19th | Times Vary 

We love weekends at The Walters! Every weekend they open their studios, inviting families to come create artful projects related to their collection and special exhibitions. This weekend things are going global with a Citizens of the World themed project the whole family will love. Gather, create and explore! MORE

Make Marsh Fairy Lanterns at Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
February 18th | 11 AM – 1 PM

Fanciful fairies are known to inhabit all sorts of habitats, including the marsh. Construct a beautiful, decorative lantern that reflects the lush world of marsh fairies in the summer season. Life itself is a fairytale! MORE

Maple Magic at Ladew Gardens 
February 18th – 19th | Times Vary

Join Ladew for an informative indoor presentation, followed by a nature hike where we identify maple trees, learn to tap maple trees, collect some sap, and then boil it down into delicious, amber syrup. End the day with tasty treats of Ladew syrup, maple candy, and a pancake snack!  Now in its 12th year, this is a Ladew tradition you won’t want to miss! MORE

Free Museum Tours at the Frederick Douglass-Isacc Myers Maritime Park Museum 
February 18th | 12 PM – 4 PM

Now is the perfect time to connect to history as a family. Throughout the month of February, in celebration of Black History Month, the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum will be open every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for tours at no charge. MORE

Baltimore’s Legends & Legacies Jubilee 
February 18th | 12 PM – 4 PM

In celebration of Black History Month, Visit Baltimore and GreiBo Entertainment will present an afternoon of free, interactive and family-friendly activities from the city’s top attractions to celebrate Baltimore’s rich African-American heritage and culture, while encouraging inclusivity and community engagement. The event will also feature the Morgan State University Choir and storytelling grios, as well as food demonstrations and samples. Exhibitors hosting interactive activities include Baltimore Heritage Tours, Baltimore National Heritage Area, Greater Baltimore History Alliance, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, The Maryland Historical Society, The Maryland Zoo, the National Aquarium, The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, Port Discovery Children’s Museum, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum and The Walters Art Museum. MORE 

Dive-In Movie at acac Timonium
February 18th | 6 PM – 8 PM

Join ACAC in the Aquatics Center for pool playtime and a movie! Families are encouraged to bring their rafts and inner-tubes as to watch Finding Dory. Lifeguards will be on duty at all times, children must adhere to swim rules for Kids Night Out to participate. Pizza & juice will be served. MORE

Sunday FazaFam with Dance & BeMore
February 19th | 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM

Give a hug and show some love to your family every Sunday in February! FazaFam is fun for the WHOLE family! The best thing you can do for your family to spend time together and FazaFam is here to help you do just that! Keep rocking and rolling with FazaFam! Jam to Salsa, Disco, Hip-Hop, Motown, and more. Games, moves, and great music make it easy to meet your goals to Dance & Bmore fit and fun. MORE

Peking Acrobats at the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts
February 19th | Times Vary

You’ll be blown away by the Peking Acrobats’ daring acrobatic maneuvers as they deftly defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. Don’t be surprised if the kids get home and start flipping off the sofa… just sayin’. MORE