Chesapeake Dock Dogs, Orioles FanFest, indoor snowball fights, Frankenstein’s Birthday, and MORE! Here are the best ideas for getting out and about this weekend!

Don’t forget to join us for our Healthy Heart Play Date on Saturday morning. Yoga, movement fun, drumming, kids crafts, coffee, snacks, and MORE! Just $5 a family and tickets will be available at the door. Get all of those cold weather wiggles out!

Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, January 26-28

(cool) progeny Healthy Heart Play Date
Saturday, January 27 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Bryn Mawr School Little School

We’re getting an early jump on the month of love with our 2nd Annual Healthy Hearts Play Date at The Bryn Mawr Little School! Join (cool) progeny for a morning of heart-filled fun! The amazing Little School educators are ready to get crafty with fun Valentine’s Day projects your kids will love. Bridget from Child’s Heart Yoga will be leading pint-sized yogis (and their parents!) in a series of poses. We’ll have fitness fun, opportunities to give back with Little Lion Challenge, and MORE. Don’t worry if the weather is frightful — Eddie’s of Roland Park will be there with coffee for the adults and there is lots of warm space for the kids to play. Guaranteed to be two hours of the best heart therapy around. Can’t wait to see you! Just $5/family and proceeds benefit The Bryn Mawr Little School Tuition Assistance Fund. MORE

World of Pets Expo
Friday, January 26 – Sunday, January 28 | Times Vary | Maryland State Fairgrounds

The World of Pets Expo is a fun and educational experience for the entire family, including children and pets of all kind. There is truly something for everyone, from animal lovers to the casual pet owner. The World of Pets Expo will feature many returning popular entertainers, and many new and exciting acts and exhibitors. MORE

Paw Patrol Theme Party
Friday, January 26 | 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM and 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM | My Gym – Timonium

Calling all pups…it’s time to PAW-TY! Children 18 months-5 years old (children under 3.25 must be accompanied by an adult) invited to the My Gym Lookout for a night of Paw Patrol themed games, relays, activities and pup-approved snacks. MORE

Kids Night Out Snowball Fight!
Friday, January 26 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Kiddie Crusoe

Join Kiddie Crusoe for 3 hours of non-stop fun, including supervised open play, tons of fun, and themed activities! Drop-off for kiddies 3-12 years and potty trained. Bring your own brown-bag dinner or add-on pizza meal for $6 (2 slices, drink & go-gurt or apple sauce). Children will have a blast exploring sensory snow and having a “snowball” fight. MORE

Kids Night Out: Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Friday, January 26 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | The Pottery Stop

Celebrate Adopt a Penguin Month with Pottery Stop’s themed Kids Night! Watch Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG), paint a penguin dish, and have a pizza party! Kids Night Out includes materials, instruction, and firing, pizza, and a drink. Ages 6 and up. MORE

Friday Night Rox
Friday, January 26 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM | EarthTreks Timonium

Kids get a fun night of climbing adventure (2.5 hours!) and parents enjoy a night out on the town- what could be more perfect! Activities include vertical games, age-appropriate basic skills instruction, and tons of climbing, all under the supervision of our qualified instructors. No experience is necessary. Ages 6-12 MORE

Shen Yun
Friday, January 26 –  Sunday, January 28 | Times Vary | 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. MORE

Code Robots Jr. with Innovative Minds
Saturday, January 27 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Hereford

Learn coding skills and program “Ozobot” robots to navigate through obstacle courses and complete tasks along the way. Develop strategic thinking and logic skills through problem-based learning. For K to 5 families. MORE

The Billy Goats Gruff: A Children’s Opera
Saturday, January 27 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

This exciting adaptation of a classic fairy tale, set to favorite opera arias, is the perfect way to share the magic of live opera with the children in your life! Presented in partnership with Towson University’s Opera in a Can. MORE

Frankenstein200: Celebrating 200 Years of Frankenstein
Saturday, 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

Lil’ Stars: Bear’s Shadow
Saturday, January 27 | 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! Each month they focus on a different theme – This month’s theme is Bear’s Shadow! Ages 3+ MORE

Create Your Own Fidget Spinner
Saturday, January 27 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Towson

Design and create your own fidget spinner. Supplies provided. Space is limited, so arrive early! MORE

Weekend Workers: Coding With Games
Saturday, January 27 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Baltimore Museum of Industry

It’s all about fun as you discover how things work. These engaging activities allow children of all ages to investigate the world around them. This weeks theme is coding with games. Free with museum admission. MORE

Art Cart & Drop-in Art Activities: Stories
Saturday, January 27 – Sunday, January 28 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | The Walters Art Museum

Drop-in, explore cool materials, and create a work of art to take home! This weeks theme is Souvenir Shrines – Turn an ordinary box into a shining vessel inspired by medieval reliquaries! MORE

Orioles FanFest
Saturday, January 27 | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Baltimore Convention Center

Summer in Birdland begins early with Orioles FanFest, presented by Visit Sarasota County. Join O’s fans at the Baltimore Convention Center for a day-long baseball celebration with player appearances, Kids’ Press Conferences, Q&A sessions, games, autographs, one-of-a-kind memorabilia, and more. MORE

Serpents are Sassy
Saturday, January 27 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Carrie Murray Nature Center

Did you know that February 1st is “National Serpent Day”? Serpent Day is a day of reflection and coming to grips with our fears. Its unique, slithering form has long been associated with wisdom and power, used for either good or evil. Either way, it is apparent that the serpent deserves a day dedicated to its position in culture over the last few thousand years. In all honesty, where would Adam and Eve be without the third party? MORE

Life-Size Candy Land
Saturday, January 27 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Owings Mills

Join BCPL – Owings Mills in playing the sweetest game that ever was! Journey through their life-size game board for a deliciously good time. Tickets available 30 minutes before program on the third floor. MORE

The Cashore Marionettes – Simple Gifts
Saturday, January 27 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Cultural Center at The Havre de Grace Opera House

The internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. The moving and humorous performances have astounded audiences in Europe, the Far East and across North America including stops at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and many others. The program, Simple Gifts, is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to stunning music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. MORE

Winter Night Hike & Campfire
Saturday, 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. This event is for adults and children ages 4+. MORE

Peabody Opera Outreach Presents Where in the World is Opera?
Sunday, January 28 | 2:00 PM – 2:35 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Where in the World is Opera? is a 35-minute interactive program that demonstrates a wide variety of musical vocabulary and introduces students to the world of opera, including where it is found in the United States (and Baltimore) today. The program integrates elements from the World Geography Curriculum by exploring music and culture from many different parts of the globe. Music by Mozart, Massenet, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and more. MORE

Free Family Sunday: Birds of Africa
Sunday, January 28 | 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 weeks workshop is sculpting a bird totem. Family workshops are held in the studio space of the Joseph Education Center, located on the first floor of the Museum. Space is limited. Free Family Sundays are generously sponsored by PNC Bank. MORE