Superheroes, holiday fun, lego architecture, cooking classes, and more! Here are our “don’t miss events” for kids this November!

(Please be sure to join us for our 5th Annual Superhero Social on November 4th and our Puppy Pawty on November 11th!)

45 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore This November

Under the Sea Story Time
November 3 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Parkville/Carney Branch

It’s World Jellyfish Day! Celebrate at this special story time, make a craft and have your picture taken with fun sea creature props. MORE

Movie Night with The Return of the Jedi
November 3 | 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM | Play Café

Join Play Cafe for their monthly family dinner and a movie night and social with The Return of the Jedi! Full menu available. BYOB, All events, unless otherwise noted, are free drop in programs, however $5 food and beverage minimum applies. MORE

Family Fridays Under the Dome
November 3 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Treat your family to unique evenings at the Robinson Nature Center’s “NatureSphere” planetarium. This theme is Creatures of the Night – Hear the stories behind the mythological beasts that many of our constellations are named after, and enjoy the full-dome movie, “We Are Aliens.” Feel free to wear your Halloween costume! MORE

Family Campfire & Hike Night
November 3 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Irvine Nature Center

Take a night hike to watch for bats, listen for owls and test our senses in the dark. Participants will finish the hike with a campfire and s’mores. Ages 5 & up. MORE

Brick Fest Live LEGO® Fan Experience
November 4 & November 5 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Maryland State Fairgrounds

LEGO® lovers rejoice! The Brick Fest Live LEGO® Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate, and entertain. Attraction Include: The Glow Gallery: A dark, mysterious world of intricate and elaborate LEGO® creations you’ll see in a new light! Brick Fest Speedway: Build and race your custom built LEGO® derby car down one of our 35-foot long tracks! Collaborative Building Activities: Contribute to Guinness World-Record Sized mystery floor mosaic. Inspiration Stations: Add to mind-blowing, life-sized… MORE

Barnyard Fun at Weber’s Cider Mill Farm
November 4 & November 5 | 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM | Weber’s Cider Mill Farm

Join Weber’s Cider Mill Farm for a day of family fun, enjoying the fine fall weather. Barnyard Fun is available with the purchase of a general admission ticket and includes 1 Hayride per person, Straw Maze & Mini Maze for the younger ones, The Boo Barn, Giant Hillside Slide, Mini-tractor ride, Duck Races, Farm Animals, Tire Mountain. MORE

MDIS Fall STEM Festival
November 4 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Maryland International School

MDIS invites familes with children in grades PreK–12th to join them for a day of fun STEM-related activities! Drop in and have some fun with interactive green-screen technology, robotics, and fun fall-related activities! See their 3D printers in action and learn to code with Ozobots. This event is free to the public. **Registration is required. Plus, join the school at 12pm for a special presentation with Governor Larry Hogan! Governor Hogan will speak on the importance of STEM education in… MORE

8th Annual Community Day
November 4 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Cockeysville Branch
Stop in to the Cockeysville branch of the BCPL and see the “One Man, One Dog Comedy Show” and Mr. Bob do his amazing story time. There is dancing, crafts, face painting, hula hooping, a visit from the Oriole Bird and so much more fun for the whole family. MORE

Towson University – Family Arts Day
November 4 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Towson University Community Art Center

Experience the joy of being an artist at TU’s Community Art Center’s Family Arts Day. Drop in for a day of interactive art activities, dance workshops and gallery tours all inspired by current art exhibitions. All ages welcome. MORE

Patterson Park Brewfest
November 4 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Patterson Park

Friends of Patterson Park is hosting the Inaugural Patterson Park Brew Fest at Pagoda Hill. The event will feature local breweries, food trucks, and live music by Jah Works and Caleb Stine. This event is FAMILY FRIENDLY! Kids 16 and under are FREE! All proceeds benefit the Friends of Patterson Park. MORE

Movie with Orchestra: The Wizard of Oz
November 4 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Experience the Oscar®-winning classic The Wizard of Oz on a giant HD screen as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs the score live. Adventure down the Yellow Brick Road with beloved songs such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard.” MORE

(cool) progeny Superhero Social to Benefit Little Lion Challenge
November 4 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Garrison Forest School

Join us for some SUPER fun and a great cause! Grab your cape and zoom to Garrison Forest School for our 5th Annual Superhero Social to benefit Little Lion Challenge! Superhero sightings, glitter tattoos, arts, crafts, snacks, live music, HEROIC fun, and visits from nine of your favorite superheroes. We’re thrilled that Lisa and Mikel of Milkshake are joining us again to rock out with our mini superheroes and to debut an amazing kids band from STAGES. As always, this event is uniquely designed to be inclusive of all children, including those with complex medical issues. The first 100 families to arrive will receive a special SUPERHERO bag of goodies from our community partners. MORE

Campfire Chefs
November 5 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Irvine Nature Center

Want to know how to cook more than just hotdogs and s’mores over the campfire? Then come to Irvine and learn how to cook in the outdoors! Learn all about different meals you can cook outside, campfire safety and even create your own recipe book! You’ll learn all about how to make fire starters, make different kinds of fires, and make some delicious treats! MORE

Littlebits Inventor Class
November 5 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | November 17 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | aMuse Toys Quarry Lake

aMuse Toys & littleBits to offer STEM workshops in #theLab at Quarry Lake! littleBits makes technology kits that are fun, easy-to-use, and infinitely creative. The kits are composed of electronic building blocks that are color-coded, magnetic, and make complex technology simple and fun. Together they’re interchangeable in millions of different ways to empower kids to invent anything – from a sibling alarm, to a wireless robot, to a digital instrument. Unleash your inner inventor! Participants will engage in design challenges and learn… MORE

Mark Nizer
November 5 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

International juggling champion Mark Nizer takes over the stage presenting a daring performance guaranteed to astound! Watch through 3D glasses as he juggles bowling balls, chainsaws and much, much more. MORE

PANDORA Ice Rink – Opening Ceremony
November 10 | 2:00 PM | Inner Harbor
The PANDORA Ice Rink will on Friday, November 10, 2017. The Opening Ceremony will begin at 1pm and public skate will begin immediately after. The PANDORA Ice Rink will operate 7 days a week (hours vary each day). Skate shack, rentals, concessions and entertainment are available. Check the website for specific days and operating hours. MORE

Maryland Irish Festival
November 10 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM | November 11 @ 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM | November 12 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Maryland State Fairgrounds

The Maryland Irish Festival is an 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. Join them as they celebrate Irish culture with great music, food, beer, and do some early Christmas shopping with fantastic vendors! There will be a large dedicated kids play area with bouncy castles, activities, and games. Children under 17 – FREE MORE

Superhero Days
November 11 @ 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM | November 12 @ 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM | B & O Railroad Museum

Super Hero Days unite past and present super heroes while bringing railroading safety to life. Ten Super Heroes provide one-on-one interactions, history, and fun. Along with the Super Hero Train Ride, young super heroes will see, touch, and hear about history, while engaging in various activities. Young super heroes learn lessons and complete fun challenges while visiting six “super cities”. Each “super city” is based on an aspect of B&O Railroading Safety and is represented by popular super hero characters! MORE

BSO Music Box: Farm Animals at the Meyerhoff
November 11 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | November 11 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Sing and dance along to a brass quintet of BSO musicians as you learn about your favorite farm animals! Give your budding music lover (Children ages 6 months-3 years) the chance to explore music through this highly engaging and interactive performance. The half-hour lobby 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.  MORE

Jelly and Jam Play Date: A Preschool Puppy Pawty with Mirabelle
November 11 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM | Weinberg Center for Early Childhood

oin (cool) progeny for our last preschool Saturday morning play date with the Weinberg Early Childhood Center this year! We’re having a PUPPY PAWTY with Mirabelle and Mr. Muller! Meet Mirabelle, the beloved Baltimore Boston Terrier, and hear a live reading of her newest adventure by author Michael Muller. Participate in puppy crafts provided by The Walters Art Museum. Have a snack (or java if you’re an adult!). And explore all of the wonderful activities at the Weinberg Early Childhood Center! MORE

Veteran’s Day Celebration
November 11 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Bring the little ones to Port Discovery for a special day celebrating our veterans! Create a Shrinky Dink Dog Tag and learn about the service of our Country’s great veterans during our interactive community art project Thumb-body Thanks You Map. Make Remembrance Poppies and learn about the tradition of using poppies to commemorate military personnel who have died in war. Also join in a special performance from the Kindersinger, and drop into their early literacy program Mother Goose on the Loose. MORE

Children’s Gardening
November 11 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Have fun growing food and flowers. Enjoy crafts, games, and science disguised as messy fun. Learn about seeds, life cycles, bugs, and cooking the food you grow! Join for all three sessions or just one. This program is for ages 5 to 10 (adult need not stay) and is $5/child. Registration required. MORE

Spirited Away Harvest Festival
November 11 | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM | R. House

Head to R. House for a celebration of all things FALL! Activities include a live petting zoo, pumpkin and face painting, live music, hog roast, plus a movie screening! MORE

Bacon Jam at Power Plant Live
November 11 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Power Plant Live!

Bacon lovers unite! Power Plant Live! is celebrating the greatness of BACON! Quench your thirst with bacon inspired cocktails including Jalapeno Bacon Margaritas and Ginger Bacon Mules. Groove out to local jam bands including Joey Harkum Band, Bond & Bentley and Trolley Trail while walking around in a bacon-lover’s nirvana brought to you by FARM FRESH Home Food Service.  MORE

Charm City Player’s ANNIE the Musical
November 11 – November 26 | Select Days & Times | The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium at Mercy High School
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray about an orphan with equal measures of pluck and positivity, who charms everyone’s heart. Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon making it the perfect family-friendly musical. MORE

Zoo Snooze Family Overnight
November 11 @ 6:00 PM – NOVEMBER 12 @ 9:30 AM | The Maryland Zoo

Join other zoo-loving families for an educational family sleepover inside Penguin Coast. You and your children will explore Zoo exhibits to learn about African penguins, polar bears, African reptiles and mammals and some of our local nocturnal animals. This event is for families with children aged 6 and up. MORE

Zoo Zoom 8K and Family Fun Run
November 12 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM | The Maryland Zoo

Whether you have the speed of a cheetah or pace of a tortoise, join the pack for this wildly popular Zoo fund’racer’ – with an updated course! Choose from either the 8K race or 1 Mile Family Walk/ Fun Run. Both courses run right through the center of the Zoo alongside the animals! Plus, registration also includes all-day admission to the Zoo, prizes, post-race refreshments and more! The Maryland Zoo is a non-profit organization. This wild race benefits the Zoo’s… MORE

Harry Potter Themed Brunch
November 12 | 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM | The Point in Fells
Love Harry Potter? You’re going to love this! The Point in Fells is hosting a Harry Potter themed brunch! MORE

Learn Luminosity with “Glowing” Dough
November 12 | 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Woodlawn

Nature creates luminescence throughout our universe. By using simple ingredients, explore this property by making several types of “glow in the dark” Play-Doh. Also make samples to take home. Registration required. Children under 8 with adult. MORE

45 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore this November - (cool) progeny

Mommy and Me Dessert Night
November 14 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Richardson Farms

Join Richardson Farms to decorate a cute Candy Cake! A funfetti vanilla cake, filled with chocolate Italian meringue buttercream, iced in vanilla Italian meringue buttercream, and topped with chocolate ganache and a variety of candy! Work with your children to decorate this real life candy land cake! Decorate this cake alone, alongside your child, or help your child decorate one cake together. If you want to decorate one cake simply purchase one ticket and work together! They will be providing MORE

Pajama Story Time
November 15 | 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Towson
Put on your PJs and bring your bedtime pal for stories and songs! MORE

Animal Craft Safari
November 16 & 26 | 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM | The Maryland Zoo

Children ages 4 and up are invited on a wild learning adventure with Zoo educator. On a craft safari, little explorers will meet a real creature from the Zoo’s animal embassy (weather and staff dependent), hear an animal-themed story. make a wildlife-related craft, learn about ecology and conservation of wild animals. MORE

Saturday Morning Tunes: All Around This World with Jay Sand
November 18 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM | WTMD

All Around This World is an interactive global music and world cultures program for children 0- 9 years old that encourages children and their families to explore the world by enjoying global music, rhythms and movement. Jay Sand, guitarist and children’s music teacher, world traveler and dad of three girls developed  MORE

Parent Child Cooking Class: Asian Dumplings
November 18 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Schola

Every culture has their version of a dumpling, but the Asian cultures have perfected them! Join Schola and create the perfect fried wanton – the Crab Rangoon, then fold steamed shrimp dumplings and pork shumai. Pan fry a vegetarian dumpling and make a few classic dipping sauces to go with them. MORE

Flight Fest at the Science Center
November 18 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

Let your imagination soar at the Maryland Science Center for our second Flight Fest on Saturday, November 18! From noon to 4pm, get up close with all different kinds of flight as you learn about the science of aerodynamics and wings. Participate in challenges and test out your own flying contraptions! MORE

Disney’s The Lion King
November 18 – 19 | Times Vary | The Hippodrome
Baltimore’s best-loved musical returns to the Hippodrome. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. MORE

2017 Lights on the Bay
November 18 & 19 | 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Sandy Point State Park

Lights On The Bay is an annual holiday light show featuring a two mile scenic drive along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay through Sandy Point State Park, with more than 70 animated and stationary displays depicting regional and holiday themes. In addition to the popular classic displays and lighted tunnels – NEW for 2017-2018 season is the North Pole Village & Enchanted Fairy Tales. Lights on the Bay has plenty of twinkling lights sure to delight all ages. MORE

Free Family Sunday: Powerful Portraits
November 19 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Baltimore Museum of Art

Explore your creative side with hands-on art-making workshops in response to works on view. This week participants will have the chance to sculpt a clay figure. Family workshops are held in the studio space of the Joseph Education Center, located on the first floor of the Museum. Space is limited. MORE

Native American Indian Heritage Day
November 24 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Learn about, celebrate and recognize the contributions, culture, tradition and heritage of the indigenous Native American Indian tribes of Maryland on Native American Indian Heritage Day, recognized as an official State of Maryland Holiday and National day of celebration. Join Port Discovery as members of the Piscataway and Lumbee tribes and representatives from the Baltimore American Indian Center educate visitors with Native Storytelling, interactive Cultural Dance programs, Native American Indian arts activities and demonstrations.  MORE

Festival of Trees by Kennedy Krieger Institute Inc.
November 24, 25 & 26 | 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM | Maryland State Fairgrounds

Even with all those elves, Santa himself couldn’t have designed a better fantasy world than Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees. It’s a three-day extravaganza of fairyland forests, gingerbread towns and toy train gardens, complemented by over 100 craft boutiques, holiday goodies and activities for kids of all ages. You can also enjoy a special line-up of nightly entertainment for the whole family! MORE

Black Friday Block Party
November 24 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Harbor East

Join Harbor East for a sophisticated and civilized alternative to mall mayhem at the Black Friday Block Party. Skip the holiday stress and enjoy leisurely shopping events, mimosas and bloody marys from Loch Bar, wine from BIN 604, live music, a complimentary DIY hot chocolate bar and family-friendly activities for the little ones (including face painting, cookie decorating, a balloon artist and an appearance by Olaf!). RSVP for Free Parking and giveaways. The first 100 RSVP guests to check in… MORE

Kid Workshop – Christmas Tree Ornament
November 25 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | The Home Depot – Timonium

Join The Home Depot Timonium for a hands-on workshop where you and your child can create a holiday picture frame that doubles as a Christmas ornament. Perfect for gifting or adding to the family’s holiday decor. Once the picture frame is built, your child can decorate it with paint and holiday stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin. MORE

Holiday Fun at the BMI Farmers’ Market
November 25 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Baltimore Museum of Industry

Kick off the holiday season at the last BMI Farmers’ Market of 2017 with a special appearance from Santa (10am to 12pm). Shop for local artisan goods, purchase a Christmas tree, and enjoy family-friendly activities under the outdoor pavilion. MORE

Holiday Train Garden – Opening Day
November 25 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | The Fire Museum of Maryland

Watch as O-scale trains wind through a 20th-century town. On Opening Day, get a free photo taken with Santa in a Fire Chief’s sleigh, from 11 am until 2 pm. The Train Garden opens each year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, which is November 25th this year, and runs each Saturday thereafter until New Year’s Eve. Please check the website for full schedule. MORE

Drop-In Visionary Workshop – Bot Shop
November 25 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | American Visionary Art Museum

Join AVAM for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop – Bring new life to recycled and found objects and create a reclaimed robot! The 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! No advance registration or payment required, just drop-in on one of the above scheduled Saturdays to participate.  MORE

Parent Child Snowman Canvas
November 26 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | The Pottery Stop

Come to the Pottery Stop for a parent & child painting event! Cost covers one 16″ x 20″ canvas and one 11″ x 14″ canvas to be painted by the parent/child team! Add an LED Light Kit for $5 each. For ages 8+ to do with an adult!