Don’t let the return of February-ish weather get you down. There are so many reasons to get out and about with the kids this weekend! Celebrate Chinese New Year Celebration at Port Discovery, build bridges at the Maryland Science Center, wear your favorite princess dress to the Bibidi Bobidi brunch, explore the American Craft show, go maple sugaring at Oregon Ridge, and MORE. Want to keep things comfy? Stay in your PJs all weekend… Head to R. House’s Cabin Fever PJ party on Saturday and the Casey Cares E.T. PJ Party on Sunday! Check our our favorite Baltimore family events this weekend.

Where to Play: Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, February 23-25

American Craft Show
Friday, February 23 – Sunday, February 25 | Times Vary | Baltimore Convention Center

The American Craft Show returns to the Baltimore Convention Center on February 23-25, 2018, to showcase the work of more than 650 of the country’s most talented contemporary artists presenting their latest handmade creations in jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor. The show runs for three days, with a special $5 ticket price Friday evening after 5 p.m. This year the American Visionary Art Museum will be coordinating the “Kid’s Zone” portion of the program! MORE

Emoji Movie – Kids Night Out
Friday, February 23 | 6 PM – 8:30 PM | The Pottery Stop

Do you have the #feels? Watch The Emoji Movie (PG), paint an emoji mug, and have a pizza party! Hidden inside a smartphone, the bustling city of Textopolis is home to all emojis. Each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak. During their travels through the other apps, the three emojis discover a great danger that could threaten their phone’s very existence.
Kids Night Out includes materials, instruction, and firing, pizza, and a drink. MORE

Potter Party!
Friday, February 23 | 6:30 PM – 9 PM | Meltdown DiY Art Studio

Calling all wizards and witches!! Join Meltdown DiY Art Studio for an evening of fun and creativity- Hogwarts style! Please dress to impress! Wear your house colors, robes, or other HP inspired clothing. They will be serving some yummy Potter-themed snacks and drinks. MORE

Donut Run at Lake Roland
Saturday, February 24 | 9 AM – 11 AM | Lake Roland 

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

Sensory Morning
Saturday, February 24 | 9 AM – 11 AM | The Walters Art Museum

Join The Walters Art Museum for a morning of accessible museum programming designed specifically for children with Sensory Processing Disorders and their entire family. Participants are welcomed an hour before the museum opens, allowing families to enjoy activities during a quiet, less stimulating time. MORE

Bibbidi Bobbidi Brunch
Saturday, February 24 and  Sunday, February 25 | 9 AM – 4 PM | Black Eyed Suzie’s

Calling all princes and princesses! Black Eyed Suzie’s is keeping their famous theme brunches coming with a Disney inspired, Bibbidi Bobiddi Brunch! Don’t be a sleeping beauty, make your way to the ball for a day you won’t forget! They will have a full Disney-inspired brunch buffet including a carving, waffle and omelet station in addition to all your traditional breakfast favorites! MORE

Ira’s Shakespeare Dream: Original Illustrations by Floyd Cooper
Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 | 1 PM – 5 PM | Enoch Pratt – Central Library

Ira’s Shakespeare Dream is a book for children about Ira Aldridge, the celebrated African American Shakespearean actor. Written by Glenda Armand, the book is illustrated by the award-winning artist Floyd Cooper. Cooper’s illustrations will be on display in the Carla D. Hayden wing of the Central Library. MORE

Chinese New Year: Year of the Dog
Saturday, February 24 | 10 AM – 5 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

Junior Bachata & Salsa con Johana!
Saturday, February 24 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Creative Alliance

Creative Alliance presents Junior Bachata & Salsa classes con Ms. Johana! 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

Bridge Building Challenge
Saturday, February 24 | 11 AM – 1 PM | Maryland Science Center

Get ready to put your engineering skills to the test with your team of 4! Use masking tape, newspaper, and more to build a bridge capable of supporting various weights. MORE

Princess Story Time
Saturday, February 24 | 11 AM – 12 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Perry Hall

Join BCPL – Perry Hall for a special Princess Story Time by Princess Palace Parties, LLC, featuring favorite stories, songs, and dance from classic princess tales. Afterward, get an autograph and have your picture taken with a princess! MORE

Maple Sugaring Weekends
Saturday, February 24  and  Sunday, February 25 | 11 AM – 4 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. MORE

Polar Bears for Global Cooling!
Saturday, February 24 | 12 PM – 2 PM | Carrie Murray Nature Center

February 27th is National Polar Bear Day! Every year, this global event focuses on the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic-and how we can help. Change starts with knowledge. Join Carrie Murray Nature Center and improve your knowledge on human-caused global warming so you can make informed decisions. MORE

Weekend Fun Skates featuring Paw Patrol & The Trolls
Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 | 12 PM – 3 PM | Hot Skates

Visit Hot Skates and spend the afternoon skating and taking photos with the Paw Patrol and the Trolls Characters. Classic family fun featuring favorite Top 40 artists! MORE

Cabin Fever: A Pajama Party
Saturday, February 24 | 12 PM – 6 PM | R. House

Get out of the house for Cabin Fever at R. House! Kick your morning off with Brunch House, and stick around for a day of fun free activities. Learn how to make your own maple syrup snow candy outdoors. Pick up a fun winter gift at the Artisan Market by Butcher’s Hill Workshop. Cozy up in front of the big screen in the garage for a screening of Frozen at 2 PM and Ski Patrol at 4 PM. Hot Cocoa and other wintry concessions will be available from G And G Bmore. Best PJ’s get a feature on our social media and prizes, so get comfy to win! MORE

Black History LIVE! with Culture Queen
Saturday, February 24 | 2 PM – 3 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Woodlawn

Black history is world history, and Culture Queen sure knows how to make it fantastically fun. Culture Queen, an award-winning teaching artist, engages your royal children in motivating music, marvelous movement and super storytelling activities inspired by the kings and queens of Black history. MORE

Looney Tunes Show at the Senator Theatre
Sunday, February 25 | 10 AM – 11:20 AM | The Senator Theatre

A special selection of 12 Golden Age Warner Brothers cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, other Looney Tunes characters. MORE

Aquarium Explorer
Sunday, February 25 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM | National Aquarium

Grab your binoculars and join a National Aquarium naturalist on a journey to discover the sights and sounds of the animal world! Explore exhibits in search of animal tracks and seashells in the sand, listen for birdcalls and uncover other clues left behind by the animals that live all around us. MORE

CandleKids Concert
Sunday, February 25 | 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM & 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM | Horowitz Performing Arts Center

Enjoy music by Jeff Nelsen, French Horn and Nina Nelsen, Mezzo-Soprano with Joy Schreier, piano. Concerts are recommended for children ages 4 and up. Performances last 45 minutes. MORE

Author Book Signing: Katelyn Brawn
Sunday, February 25 | 1 PM – 3 PM | Red Canoe

An event for YA readers! Published on Feb. 6th, , Pumpkin Pie is already an Amazon Best Seller! And, side note, she wrote much of the book right at Red Canoe!  “For no one is this more true than high school senior, Michelle “Elle” Conner. Elle is a simple, hard working girl from a small town in the middle of East Jesus Nowhere. Cast as a secondary character in her own life, Elle lives in the constant shadow of her annoying twin sisters. Her mother’s cold shoulder coupled with her father’s absence leaves Elle feeling isolated in her own home. Her one escape is waitressing at the local pie shop, Hap-PIE-ly Ever After.” MORE

E.T. PJ Party to Benefit Casey Cares
Sunday, February 25 | 2 PM – 5 PM | Hoyts West Nursery Cinema

Join Baltimore Sun Insider for a magical afternoon as they screen Steven Spieberg’s beloved E.T The Extra-Terrestrial on the big screen! It’s a Pajama Party! All to benefit the CaseyCaresFoundation! Put on your jammies (day clothes are ok, too, but not as fun!) grab some tickets for your and your family and/or a few for families in the CaseyCares.org and come join the fun. Fun prizes and pictures with E. T., too! MORE

Downward Dreams: Yoga and Your Child’s Sleep
Sunday, February 25 | 3 PM – 4 PM | Razz Yoga

Join yoga instructor, Erin Leach, and gentle sleep counselor, Sheena Hill, for this parent workshop on using yoga as a powerful tool in your bedtime routine. In this one hour class, learn why children struggle with relaxation, the importance of routine, and specific yoga postures that your child can do (or you can do together) to help them unwind and be better prepared for a restful night’s sleep. MORE

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sunday, February 25 | 7 PM – 8:30 PM | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

See Susquehanna Youth Ballet dance their way through Shakespeare’s comedic classic while telling the tale of adventurous young lovers and their interactions with mythical woodland fairies. MORE