Ice skating,  healthy heart fun, Laurie Berkner, Astro adventures, and more! Here are our  must-do things with kids in Baltimore this January!

35 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore this January

Baltimore Blast
Home games on January 6, January 19, January 20 | SECU Arena
Cheer on Baltimore’s professional indoor soccer team as they take on league opponents. The team has won nine championships and has advanced to the Championship Series 9 times in the last 10 season. Blast games feature non-stop, fast-paced action for sports fans of all ages! MORE

Baltimore Restaurant Week
January 12 – January 21 | Participating restaurants in the Baltimore area
Baltimore is a delicious city. See for yourself during Winter Baltimore Restaurant Week. Enjoy pre-fixe lunch, brunch, and dinner menus at over 100 Baltimore restaurants. MORE

Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools Student Art Show
January 24 – February 4 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Walters Art Museum
The Walters Art Museum and the Association for Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS) are excited to celebrate the artistic achievement of students in grades K–12. This year’s exhibition will feature works in a variety of mediums from over 25 AIMS schools, showcasing the creative learning taking place in arts classrooms throughout the Baltimore area. MORE

New Year’s Day Celebration
January 1 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Happy New Year! Celebrate with a day of play featuring an interactive story time, music and movement during Jingle Jangle Music Time, interactive art projects, and science exploration! MORE

Family Fridays Under the Dome
January 5 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Treat your family to unique evenings at the Robinson Nature Center’s “NatureSphere” planetarium. Each program features a full-dome movie preceded by a themed, family-friendly planetarium presentation. This months theme: Just Passing Through – Learn all about meteorites and comets, and enjoy the full-dome movie, Passport to the Universe. MORE

Yoga in the Park
January 6 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Lake Roland (formerly Robert E. Lee Park)

Visit the Nature Center for an all levels gentle yoga class with a beautiful view of the Lake Roland Dam. MORE

Pioneering a New Year!
Saturdays in January @ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Sundays in January @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

New discoveries in science have led to changes in the way we live. For the month of January, the Maryland Science Center will be investigating pioneering science across the ages. Blaze a new trail with the western pioneers, brave the cold like arctic explorers and discover deep space like astronauts! MORE

“Science Spectacular”
January 6 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Perry Hall

“The Puppet Lady,” Anna Pridgen, will be hosting a time of “Puppet, Stories & Songs”. This interactive show is designed to engage children of all ages. MORE

New Year Nature Hike & Cider-Sipping
January 6 | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Start the year of 2018 with a family-friendly hike along Robinson Nature Center’s trails! You’ll learn to make kid-friendly wassail (mulled cider) for the cold winter days ahead, then head out on the trails with a naturalist for a guided winter hike. Try a range of winter activities to help your family stay active and keep the kids entertained during the chilly days ahead. Then, return to the Center to warm up with our wassail! MORE

Summer in the Snow
January 7 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC

Join the camp and early childhood staff for cold weather “summer sun and fun” and see whats in store for Summer 2018! Enjoy a morning filled with face painting, crafts, games and more! Find out what’s in store for summer camp 2018 at Noah’s Ark & Camp Ami, tour the amazing facilities and learn about Early Childhood programs, plus hit the trail for a camping themed morning of fun with age-appropriate activities. MORE

Gingerbread Lane Pick Up Day
January 7 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

Gingerbread Lane will only be here until the end of the holiday season. Here’s your chance to own a piece of gingerbread real estate. On Sunday, January 7 the Maryland Science Center is giving away every single building on a first come, first served basis beginning at 11:00am. Come early for best selection. MORE

Family Fort Night
January 10, January 17, January 24 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Enoch Pratt – Central Library

After hearing a story, construct your own family fortress where you can read and play games. All materials provided by the library. MORE

Frost Fest
January 10 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | PANDORA Ice Rink

Join (cool) progeny for an evening of frosty fun at the PANDORA Ice Rink at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor! (cool) progeny is teaming up with Waterfront Partnership to kick off 2018 with an ice-tastic evening of family fun. Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa, crafts, live music, and face painting before you skate. Then hit the ice! MORE

Lively Arts for Little Ones Presents Pam the Kindersinger
January 12 | 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM | The Other Barn at Oakland Mills Village

Come join Pam the Kindersinger – she will have children up dancing, singing and involved in every way. Her “Get Up and Glow” show is an interactive program that shows you how it is fun to get healthy, exercise, and practice good hygiene. MORE

I Have a Dream Weekend: Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 13 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | January 14 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | January 15 @ 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy through fun, educational activities at Port Discovery’s “I Have a Dream Weekend.” Experience African-American history and heritage through interactive programs and performances designed to educate, inspire and help children understand the impact Martin Luther King, Jr. made on America and the world. MORE

Improv for Kids
January 13 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | The BIG Theater

Do your kids love to make believe? Are they creative? Do you think they might be funnier than you? Then have them join The Baltimore Improv Group for a fun class of improvisational theater! Students ages 7-12 will learn the basics of improv, including creating solid scene work and fun characters. The students will also learn different types of improv formats, structures, and games. MORE

Baby & Me “Stretch and Play” Yoga Workshop
January 13 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | The Yoga Center of Columbia

Designed for babies 6-weeks old through crawling and their caregivers. This class will teach gentle stretching and movement techniques for baby to promote healthy digestion, enhance bonding, and improve sleep. Caregivers will learn breathing and meditation techniques to cultivate patience and enhance relaxation. A wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers in the community, get support, and share resources. MORE

Prince & Princess Skate
January 13 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | PANDORA Ice Rink

Head to the Inner Harbor for ice skating and dress like your favorite Little Princess or Prince! All children receive a FREE crown (while supplies last!) MORE

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!
January 14 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM | January 14 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Hershey Theatre

Your favorite characters are hopping back on board Trolley and coming to your town with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: KING FOR A DAY!, Daniel and all of his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in Neighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King. The beloved characters come alive on stage to captivate you with new songs to sing along to, magical moments, and SURPRISE guests along the way! MORE

School’s Out Workshop: Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
January 15 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Drama Learning Center

Why sit at home in front of the TV when you’re off from school? Join the Drama Learning Center for a day of drama-themed fun and arts & crafts. This workshop will be celebrating all things Olaf! This workshop is appropriate for children in grades K-5. MORE

MLK Dare to Dream Day
January 15 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM | American Visionary Art Musuem

On MLK Day, AVAM will host a free celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in America’s history. Join them for guided tours, birthday cake, music, workshops, and special performances at this FREE, fun-filled day! The museum is FREE & open to the public from 10am–6pm: see our latest exhibition, The Great Mystery Show and tour our entire wonderland campus, including the Jim Rouse Visionary Center & more! MORE

18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
January 15 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Downtown Baltimore, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts celebrates the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. The parade commemorates the life of civil rights leader and icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More than 70 groups participate in the parade including high school and community bands, honor/color guards, equestrian units, fraternities & sororities, lively dance squads and civic organizations. MORE

Harbor Point Ice Festival
January 19 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Harbor Point Central Plaza

Central Plaza in Harbor Point will come alive for the Harbor Point Ice Festival! The plaza will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland with twinkling lights, ice sculptures lining the walkways, live music, food & drink, kids crafts, and more! Watch the excitement as award-winning ice sculptors use chainsaws and chisels to create spectacular ice sculptures, and vote on your favorite! MORE

Fan Fest at LaxCon
January 20 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Baltimore Convention Center

Fan Fest opens the expo hall and demonstration fields to lacrosse fans of all ages 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. It features the latest in lacrosse gear, uniforms and swag from 150 exhibitors in the sport’s largest expo hall, plus demonstrations and autographs from members of Team USA and other top players in the game. MORE

Astro Adventure
January 20 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

3… 2… 1… Blast off! Grab your space suit and join the Maryland Science Center as we take off on a space adventure! Experience all the wonders space has to offer. See if you’ve got what it takes to make it to the moon in Astronaut Training Camp. Create your own constellation viewing device. Channel your Ground Control skills and launch rockets of your own design. Even build lunar landers capable of landing safely on the surfaces of different planets. MORE

Zoo Snooze – Overnights at the Zoo
January 20 @ 6:00 PM – January 21 @ 9:30 AM | The Maryland Zoo

The Zoo is where the wild things snore! Join other zoo-loving families for an educational sleepover under the stars or inside Penguin Coast! You can spend the night and enjoy the unique sights and sounds of the Zoo at night.You and your children will explore Zoo exhibits to learn about African penguins, reptiles and mammals, arctic animals, and some of our local nocturnal animals. MORE

Laurie Berkner
January 21 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | January 21 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

Children’s music icon Laurie Berkner brings her signature blend of whimsical lyrics and indie folk-pop melodies to the Gordon Center in a solo show. Laurie’s hit songs like “We Are the Dinosaurs” and “Victor Vito” are featured on children’s networks Nick Jr. and Sprout, in Off-Broadway children’s musicals, and in children’s books. MORE

Aesop’s Fables
January 21 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Hereford

Aesop’s Fables is a 45-minute whirlwind adventure through the beloved 2600-year old tales. Bright Star’s Touring Theatre’s professional actors bring to life the stories of “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “The Fox and the Grapes,” “The Lion and the Mouse” and “The Monkey and Her Pail.” Brimming with audience participation and character education, this production celebrates the moral lessons available in each of these charming tales. MORE

Sō Percussion Kids’ Concert
January 21 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Horowitz Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College

Enjoy the innovative sounds of So Percussion during a 45-minute concert. Come at 2 pm and enjoy an interactive drumming class before the show! MORE

SkateTacular: Winter Dreams on Ice
January 24 | 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM | Kraushaaur Auditorium – Goucher College

Join an all-star cast of world-famous professional ice skaters, singers, dancers, and cirque acts as they glide across the stage in an ice experience like no other. Introducing Skateacular Dreams On Ice: the first ever ALL ORIGINAL live sung ice musical, featuring a one of a kind soundtrack from Mirror Mirror Music. Follow the cast as they dream through the seasons in search for eternal winter, but beware nothing is more powerful than your imagination. MORE

Beale Street Puppets performing Dig Those Dinosaurs
January 26 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Slayton House Theatre

The past is alive with prehistoric performers! Our extinct entertainers, Elvis Saurus and Ted Pterodactyl join the Fossil Follies. Don’t miss the madcap marionettes Ice Age Antics! MORE

Janet’s Planet: Tour the Solar System
January 26 | 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM | Kraushaaur Auditorium – Goucher College

Janet’s Planet and her JP Space Crew are taking their new friends on an out of this world adventure! Janet, along with Galileo her Super Computer, Cody the Robot, Professor Cosmos and Dr. Coment are going to start at the SUN and share the wonders of our Solar System by visiting every planet orbiting around the star at the center of it all! MORE

Shen Yun
January 26 @ 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM | January 27 @ 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM & 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM | January 28 @ 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM | The Hippodrome

In ancient times, China was known as the Land of the Divine. Everyone, from emperors to the common people, believed that their culture was a gift from heaven. They lived in harmony with the universe and saw a connection among all things. Traditional Chinese culture carried these principles for thousands of years—until this world was lost. You are now invited to visit this lost civilization.The show combines ancient legends with technological innovations and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops. Classical Chinese dancing does the storytelling and shares with you beautifully diverse ethnic and folk traditions. Filled with an enchanting orchestral sound, this is a mesmerizing experience you won’t find anywhere else. MORE

(cool) progeny’s 2nd Annual Healthy Heart Play Date
January 27 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | The Byrn Mawr Little School

Join (cool) progeny at The Bryn Mawr Little School for a morning of healthy heart fun! Lots of opportunities to burn off some winter morning energy, crafts, snacks, music and more! $5 family passes will go on sale on January 2. All proceeds will benefit the Little School’s Tuition Assistance Fund.

Frankenstein200: Celebrating 200 Years of Frankenstein
January 27 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein with fun science activities! Learn about innovation and science through interactive, Frankenstein-themed projects. Do the Monster Mash – and enjoy children’s music and dancing – with Mr. Norman. Also, enjoy drop-in activities including our interactive Circle Time. Plus, make sure your body stays un-Frankenstein-like by taking part in stretching, breathing and yoga exercises with Life on Yoga Mountain. MORE

Winter Night Hike & Campfire
January 27 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Take a short hike through the winter woods and then sip hot chocolate by the campfire. Telescope for star gazing will be available if the sky is clear. MORE