Get out of the house over this long weekend! Paint Dr. King’s dream, try an antigravity class, enter the world of insects, and more! Here are our favorite ideas for keeping the kiddos busy.

Where to Play: Baltimore Family Events this Weekend

Painting Dr. King’s Dream
Friday, January 12 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Enoch Pratt Free Library – Southeast Anchor Branch

Stop by the children’s department at Enoch Pratt Southeast Anchor Branch to add a quote or drawing to the mural honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MORE

A Taste of Children’s Yoga for Adults
Friday, January 12 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Veronica “Roni” Chenowith Activity Center

In this two hour workshop, adults will learn the benefits of practicing yoga with children of all ages. We will practice a few tips, games and poses for children. If you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, therapist or anyone with children in your world- this is for you. MORE

I Have a Dream Weekend: Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.
Saturday, January 13 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Sunday, January 14 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Monday, 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
Saturday, 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

CAC MakerSpace Family Workshop: Create Your Own Bouncy Balls
Saturday, January 13 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Chesapeake Arts Center

Explore some chemistry and create your own bouncy ball! Come out and get your hands dirty! CAC family workshops engage the community by providing fun and easy, interactive activities. Volunteers will be there to guide you and assist when needed! Workshops typically run for three hours, but activities will not take the full time. Families are encouraged to pay what you can, and drop in at any point within this time periods to make something and take it home! MORE

Lil’ Stars: Bear’s Shadow
Saturday, January 13 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Robinson Nature Center

Let your little one discover outer space through views of the stars and planets, stories, crafts and song. Give your child a special nighttime experience during the day! This month’s theme is Bear’s Shadow! MORE

Junior Bachata & Salsa con Ms. Johana!
Saturday, January 13 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Creative Alliance

Special dance class for youth ages 8-15 years old. Colombian salsa and bachata instructor, Johana, brings a smile to your face and energy to your hips. Classes are fun and choreographed towards a public performance! MORE

Baby & Me “Stretch and Play” Yoga Workshop
Saturday, 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

Free Family Flick: Despicable Me 3
Saturday, January 13 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Enoch Pratt – Waverly Branch

Join Enoch Pratt at The Waverly Branch for the latest adventure of Gru and his minions! After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother-a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps-one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad. MORE

Insects in Winter
Saturday, January 13 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Is winter really “bugless”? Where are insects in win- ter? What do they do and why aren’t we bothered by them? Join this hike to search for the signs and unearth the winter secrets of insects. MORE

Special Storytime with Miranda Mittleman and Weaver!
Saturday, January 13 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Barnes & Noble – White Marsh

Join Barnes & Noble in White Marsh for a special storytime with author Miranda Mittleman as she reads her books, WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT and I AM IMPORTANT. Also meet the furry inspiration behind her PAWS AND THINK series, her dog Weaver! MORE

Snowball Shooters Craft
Saturday, January 13 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Owings Mills

Beat your cabin fever by creating a fun craft! Using items such as paper towel tubes and Styrofoam cups, build your very own toy capable of launching cotton balls in the snow! Practice your aim with targets and see whose cotton ball can go the farthest! For ages 6 to 10. MORE

Timothy Young: I’m Going to Outer Space!
Sunday, January 14 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | The Ivy Bookshop

It’s almost time for bed, but Luis is staring out the window at the starry sky. Any minute now, he’s expecting a spaceship to pick him up and whisk him to outer space. While he waits, he imagines the strange creatures he’ll encounter. Will he find a robot friend? Will he get to fly through space with a rocket-pack? Will he meet…aliens? MORE

Naturalist’s Choice – Owls: They’re a Hoot!
Sunday, January 14 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Here’s your chance to meet a Barred Owl up close. After a brief introduction to owls, weather permitting, you’ll go on a short hike and learn about the special adaptations owls have that help them hunt at night and survive in the winter. MORE

Mom and Me Antigravity Adventure with Kirsten Lapointe
Sunday, January 14 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Movement Lab

You and your child can Flip and Fly together! In this one hour playshop, you can learn how to put on a performance for yourself in the Antigravity hammock. The class includes instruction in the arts of inversion and free play time to create together. MORE

School’s Out Workshop: Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
Monday, 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
Monday, 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

Penguin Mini Camp
Monday, January 15 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | The Pottery Stop

Come celebrate Adopt a Penguin month at The Pottery Stop! Create two fun penguin projects, a clay pen holder, and a cute canvas! Cost includes all materials, firing, instruction, pizza, and a drink. This is a drop off event for children ages 6 and up. MORE

18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
Monday, 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

Closing Glow Party
Monday, January 15 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | PANDORA Ice Rink

Celebrate the end of a great winter season at the Closing Glow Party! Take a spin on the ice, enjoy hot chocolate, tasty treats, and get glow decorations! (While supplies last) MORE