Don’t miss shows, gadgets and gears day, maple sugaring fun, lunar new year celebrations, and MORE! Get the planner out — here are our don’t miss things to do with kids in Baltimore this February!

40 Things To Do with Kids in Baltimore this February

Disney On Ice Presents Frozen
January 31 – February 4 | Times Vary | Royal Farms Arena

Discover the full story of Disney’s Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Be a part of Anna’s adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join Olaf, Kristoff and Sven as they encounter wintry conditions and mystical trolls in a race to bring back summer. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, your whole family will sing along to unforgettable music and be delighted with special appearances by the Disney Princesses, Woody, Buzz, Dory and more. Experience magic at every turn and create memories to last a lifetime at Disney On Ice presents Frozen – the show worth melting for! MORE

The Sound of Music at the Senator
January 31, February 4, February 5, February 6 | Times Vary | The Senator Theatre

The classic musical is coming to The Senator. Now is the chance to treat your kiddos to The Sound of Music on the big screen! MORE

Celebrate Black History Month at the B&O
February 1 – February 28 | Times vary | The B&O Railroad Museum

The B&O Railroad Museum celebrates the contributions of African Americans to the railroad industry. Learn about these men and women who filled vital jobs along the B&O Railroad’s line and understand how significant social issues, such as segregation, affected railroading. MORE

Celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
February 3 

Did you know February 3rd is National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day? (Yes, it’s really a thing). Several of our favorite sweet destinations are celebrating in delicious style! Check out our favorite places to enjoy Ice Cream for Breakfast. MORE

Valentine Bean Bag Toss
February 3 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | The Home Depot – Timonium

Score points with your loved ones and build a Valentine bean bag toss in this hands-on workshop. You and your child can construct a fun bean bag toss game for the whole family to love. Following the bean bag toss game board construction, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. MORE

Music Box: On Safari
February 3 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM & 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Adventure awaits! Enjoy a musical safari full of elephants, giraffes, lions and zebras as BSO musicians play percussion and strings. Give your budding music lover 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

Parent Child Cooking: Classic Kid’s Food Favorites
February 3 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Schola

There are some iconic dishes that define childhood cuisine…the chicken finger, the tater tot and mac & cheese. Unfortunately, in the busy lives we live today, these dishes are often prepared from frozen versions, cooked in a microwave. Join Schola to make these classics from scratch, using only fresh ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. And, to make this lunch complete, you’ll bake a few cookies and spin some fresh ice cream for ice cream cookie sandwiches. MORE

Winter Crisp Nature Hike & Campfire Treats

February 3 | 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM | Robinson Nature Center

There’s nothing like a crisp winter day! Get out and get active with your family on this guided nature hike. Discover how to identify trees in winter, the survival tactics of wildlife, and many more winter wonders. Restore your warmth and energy around a campfire with hearty, cinnamon-spiced, fire-baked apples. MORE

Milkshake — Live in Concert!

February 3 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Columbia Gym

Grammy-nominated band Milkshake will perform energetic music that’s enjoyable for all ages! Come to Columbia Gym KidSpace for a night of fun, music and dancing. MORE

Fiber Crafts
February 4 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Try your hand at several techniques of working with yarn and wool. Make pom-poms, try needle felting, learn to knit, or bring your current project! All ages welcome. MORE

Storytime: Groundhog Gets a Say
February 4 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Lake Roland (formerly Robert E. Lee Park)

Will we have 6 more weeks of winter, or will spring come early? Join Lake Roland for a groundhog themed storytime, learn about groundhogs and shadows, and then make a groundhog themed craft. MORE

Storytime: The Biggest Valentine Ever
February 6 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | The Pottery Stop

Join the Pottery Stop for Story Time! Read a story and paint a project to go along with the book The Biggest Valentine Ever. Appropriate for ages 2 and up. This is designed as a parent/child activity and will last for about one hour. MORE

Silly Goose & Val-entine Show
February 9 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | St. James Academy

Looking for a family night out that’s affordable, delicious, and entertaining? St. James Academy’s Children’s Dinner Theatre series aims to provide quality local entertainment for children and parents. A casual dinner is served at 5:30 PM followed by the evening’s performance at 6:15 PM. The St. James Academy Children’s Dinner Concert is proud to present award-winning ventriloquist, musician, composer, and performer, Val Smalkin. MORE

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s The Sleeping Beauty
February 9 – February 10 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM | The Hippodrome

Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia – now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev Dance Company soloist Nikolay Anokhin – presents the most passionate love story ballet. MORE

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Saturday Morning Tunes with Cathy & Marcy & Sonia De Los Santo
February 10 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM | WTMD

WTMD is thrilled to host Cathy & Marcy with special guest Sonia De Los Santos for this bilingual performance of “Sing To Your Baby” at WTMD! Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer have won two Grammys, and are master musicians with a career spanning over 35 years. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the guitar, five-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, cello-banjo, and many other instruments. MORE

Name That Planet!
February 10 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Benjamin Banneker Planetarium at CCBC-Catonsville

Learn about how the planets got their names from Greek and Roman Mythology in this family-friendly game show format. MORE

Valentine’s Enrichment
February 10 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Fall in love with a special day filled with animal enrichment. Join The Maryland Zoo and see some of your favorite animals receive Valentine’s Day themed treats, like red fruit, fish-filled icicles, and food-filled paper mache. MORE

Winter Wonderland Children’s Tea
February 10 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm & 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Carroll County Farm Museum

Break up the winter blues with a Winter Wonderland Children’s Tea. Enjoy sweet treats and children’s crafts at this child-friendly tea time. MORE

Carnival of the Animals (Narrated by Wordsmith)
February 10 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Join BSO musicians for an animal-themed program featuring visuals by MICA students. Enjoy the beauty of The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto and experience Carnival of the Animals like never before with family-friendly hip-hop narration by Baltimore’s own Wordsmith. The lobby will have face painting, crafts, an instrument petting zoo with members of the BSYO and activities from the Maryland Zoo! MORE

200th Anniversary Celebration – Frederick Douglass Day @ the Lewis
February 10 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Celebrate the 200th birthday of Maryland abolitionist Frederick Douglass at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum with an array of activities honoring this iconic statesman. John Stauffer, a professor of English and African and African American Studies at Harvard University will present a lecture on Frederick Douglass’ America. Other activities will include readings of Douglass’s speeches by living history re-enactors, a talk on Mapping Douglass by Johns Hopkins University Professor Lawrence Jackson and a children’s art and story hour. MORE

Maple Magic
February 10, February 11, February 17 | 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Irvine Nature Center

There’s magic in our trees! Join Irvine’s naturalists in a quest to make delicious syrup. Learn to identify maple trees, properly tap a tree to collect its sugary sap and convert the sticky fluid into syrup. You’ll even get a taste of this liquid gold as a reward for all the hard work! MORE

Valentine’s Party
February 10 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Drop off the kids and they’ll spend the evening creating Valentines-themed crafts and playing silly games. There will be snacks and music to celebrate, too! This program is for children ages 6 to 10. MORE

#LittleLionChallenge Day of Kindness
February 11 | All Day | EVERYWHERE!

It’s the 5th Anniversary of #LittleLionChallenge Day! In honor of the anniversary, we’re celebrating the organization’s core belief that small acts of kindness make a BIG ROAR. Join us as we flood the world with the best heart therapy out there: kindness. MORE

Beauty and the Beast
February 11 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm & 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

Maryland’s premier professional ballet company takes the timeless fairytale to the stage. This production combines elements of Jean Cocteau’s classic 1946 film and Disney’s 1991 movie musical with the classical music of Edvard Grieg and stunning choreography. Your family will be thrilled as dancers bring to life enchantresses, fairies, wolves and much more. MORE

Goodnight Moon & Runaway Bunny
February 13 | 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM | Kraushaaur Auditorium – Goucher College

These widely-traveled productions incorporate innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, and evocative original music to provide very young audiences with an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading. Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny features these same elements. MORE

The Princess Bride at The Senator
February 14 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | February 18 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | The Senator Theatre

A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel “The Princess Bride” which earned its own loyal audience. MORE

School’s Out! Wildlife Survival Day Camp
February 16 | 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM | Robinson Nature Center

While school is out, join Robinson Nature Center for an incredible day. Explore survival strategies of animals and other wildlife through live animal presentations, movies in the planetarium, crafts and nature hikes. MORE

Rails & Sails Days
February 16  and February 17 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | B & O Railroad Museum

Rails & Sails Days give 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 their exploratory spirit and encourages young minds to observe and engage with their environment. MORE

Curious George: The Golden Meatball
February 16 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Amoss Center at Harford Community College

Based on the books by Margret and H.A. Ray and the play owned by Universal Stage Productions – Everyone’s favorite little monkey and his trusty human companion, The Man with the Yellow Hat, bring their fun-filled friendship to the stage in this live musical delight. MORE

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
February 16 – February 18 | Times Vary | Royal Farms Arena

This racing and freestyle competition features monster trucks like El Toro Loco driven by Kayla Blood, Grave Digger driven by Tyler Menninga, Max-D driven by Colton Eichelberger, Megalodon driven by Trent Montgomery, Monster Mutt Rottweiler driven by Jack Brown, Scooby-Doo driven by Myranda Cozad, Soldier Fortune Black Ops driven by Tony Ochs, Zombie driven by Bari Musawwir. MORE

President’s Day Weekend
February 17 – 19 | Times Vary | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Enjoy the three-day weekend with plenty of hands-on fun, play, and learning! MORE

Family Brunch Bunch: Cartoon Edition – a (cool) progeny event!
February 17 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Gunther & Co.

Brunch is always a good idea! Grab the kids and join us for great food, fabulous company, and NO side-eye from the table next to you. (cool) progeny is kicking off our new Family Brunch Bunch series at one of our favorite city spots: Gunther & Co! MORE

Legends & Legacies Jubilee
February 17 | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Frederick Douglass Maritime Museum

In celebration of Black History Month and the 200th anniversary of Frederick Douglass’ birth, Visit Baltimore, in partnership with greiBO Entertainment, presents the second annual Baltimore’s Legends & Legacies Jubilee at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum. This afternoon event gathers the city’s top cultural attractions under one roof for free, interactive and family-friendly activities. Baltimore’s Legends & Legacies Jubilee invites locals and visitors alike to celebrate the city’s rich African American heritage and culture, while encouraging inclusivity and community engagement. MORE

Maple Sugaring Weekends
February 17, 18, 24, 25 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Join Oregon Ridge Nature Center in the Sugar Shack anytime between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. to learn the magic behind the fascinating process of making maple syrup! Take an invigorating guided hike to the sugar bush to tap a tree for sap. See how the sap is processed with current and antique technology and taste maple syrup and sugar. Hikes on the hour. MORE

Akeelah and the Bee
February 17 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Cultural Center at The Havre de Grace Opera House

Akeelah, an 11-year-old girl living in South Los Angeles, discovers she has a talent for spelling, which she hopes will take her to the National Spelling Bee. Despite her mother’s objections, Akeelah doesn’t give up on her goal. She finds help in the form of a mysterious teacher, and along with overwhelming support from her community, Akeelah might just have what it takes to make her dream come true. Rated PG. For ages 8+. MORE

Gadgets & Gears Day
February 17 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

Innovators, unite! Kick off National Engineers Week with Gadgets & Gears day at the Maryland Science Center. Gadgets & Gears will be a hands-on look at today’s growing world of technology. Get up close and personal with robots, machines, supercomputers, and more. Learn all about design processes, the role of the engineer, the impact of engineering on everyday life, and the future of different technologies in the field. MORE

Lunar New Year Celebration
February 18 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | The Walters Art Museum

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with art activities and traditional Lunar New Year performances by the Baltimore Chinese School, the Johns Hopkins Lion Dance Troupe, and Korean dance groups Stepping Stones and Sang Hee Ju Traditional Dance Company. MORE

Donut Run at Lake Roland
February 24 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Lake Roland (formerly Robert E. Lee Park)

Donuts and hot beverages await you at the end of the short (5 miles or less) run through Lake Roland’s marked trails. MORE

Chinese New Year: Year of the Dog
February 24 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Celebrate the Year of the Dog as Port Discovery celebrates the Chinese New Year! Visitors of all backgrounds will learn, experience and participate in traditions surrounding the Chinese New Year celebration. You’ll be mesmerized by the Chinese Lion Dancers of Tai Yim Kung Fu School, who perform the lion dance throughout the center of the Museum using a paper mache lion, instruments and dance that will captivate you. MORE

Bridge Building Challenge
February 24 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

Get ready to put your engineering skills to the test! Use masking tape, newspaper, and more to build a bridge capable of supporting various weights. MORE