Saturday Morning Tunes, slimy creatures, weather in a jar, puppet theatre, Shrek, campfire dinners, and more! Here are our favorite Baltimore family events this weekend. Looking for an Easter Egg Hunt? Check out our round-up.

We can’t wait to see everyone on Sunday for our Storyville FUNraiser! Crafts, face painting, yoga storytelling, character visits, breakfast treats, and MORE! Be sure to nab your tickets in advance; we will not have any at the door!

(PS – don’t forget about our Out of This World Space Play Date next Friday night! Kids can create their own telescope, design a space lander, make moon sand, and MORE. Talk with NASA project team members, check out a stilt-walking astronaut, enjoy ice cream from Prigel Family Creamery, and MORE. Get your tickets here!)

Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, March 16-18

If You Give a Kid a Storyville — Celebrate Storyville’s 10th Birthday!
Sunday, March 18 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Rosedale

If you give a kid a Storyville… they’re guaranteed an adventure. Join (cool) progeny at Baltimore County Public Library’s Rosedale Branch for the birthday FUNraiser of the year: Storyville Turns 10! Craft your own party hat, try yoga storytelling, have your face painted, make a crafty cupcake, meet your favorite book characters, enjoy breakfast treats and MORE! Just be sure to bring your library card and explore all that the branch has to offer. Because chances are, If You Take a Kid to Storyville, they’ll want to take an adventure home with them.  All proceeds benefit Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library. MORE

Friday, March 16, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Saturday, March 17, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Sunday, March 18, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | The John Carroll School

Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award-winning “You’ll Be in My Heart,” as well as “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds,” make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience. MORE

Easter and the Changing Moon
Friday, March 16 | 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM | Benjamin Banneker Planetarium at CCBC-Catonsville

In the Christian and Catholic faiths, the date for Easter is set around the full moon and Spring. Why is that, and how did it come to be that Easter Sunday, unlike Christmas, is not the same day every year? Learn about the astronomical roots of Christianity in the Jewish tradition, which influenced the establishment of Easter. MORE

WTMD Presents Saturday Morning Tunes – Alex and the Kaleidoscope
Saturday, March 17 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM | WTMD

Led by singer Alex Mitnick, Alex and the Kaleidoscope is an Emmy award-winning interactive music experience, which encourages and inspires kids to celebrate and learn through the power of songs, fun facts and adventures to interesting places around the world. MORE

Icky Creepy Slimy
Saturday, March 17 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM | National Aquarium

Explore the world of icky, creepy, slimy, and the coolest animals you will ever see! With the help of an Aquarium expert, you’ll take a closer look at the world of some of the creepiest, crawliest, weirdest, and sometimes misunderstood animals that call the National Aquarium home. See what goes into taking care of these amazing animals by exploring behind-the-scenes and hearing incredible stories that may change your perceptions about these animals. MORE

Maple Sap Fun Run
Saturday, March 17 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Cunningham Falls State Park

Participants of all ages can participate in a non-competitive 1.5-mile fun run/walk along a scenic roadway that showcases the park’s sap-producing maple trees. MORE

Why Do We Have Seasons?
Saturday, March 17 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Benjamin Banneker Planetarium at CCBC-Catonsville

Why do we have seasons here in Baltimore? Are the seasons the same all over the Earth? Bring your flashlight to prove for yourself the answer to these questions. MORE

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Art Exhibition
Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum and Anne Arundel County Public Schools are excited to celebrate the artistic achievement of Pre-K through 5th-grade students in this annual exhibition. Student Art Shows at the Walters bring together teachers, families, and friends to celebrate the imagination and talent of students. Featuring hundreds of works in a variety of mediums each year, these shows highlight the creative learning taking place in art classrooms and programs across the state. MORE

Sensational Saturday
Saturday, March 17 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Let your little ones explore and learn as they enjoy fun shenanigans during Port Discovery’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! Join the interactive Circle Time featuring stories and songs, learn early literacy skills with your littlest lucky charms during the Mother Goose on the Loose® program, and visit the science and art stations where you can have fun as you create! MORE

Elephant & Piggie Storytelling
Saturday, March 17 | 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM | Enoch Pratt – Light Street Branch

Join storyteller-musicians Mr. Chris and Ms. Jenna for a special interactive story time featuring the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems. Learn to use books to play pretend as your children take part in singing and storytelling with these beloved characters. MORE

Young People’s Concerts
Saturday, March 17 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Jim Rouse Theatre and Performing Arts Center

Your child is sure to enjoy this fun-filled introduction to the orchestra led by an entertaining conductor and energetic narrator! Saint-Saëns’ vivid zoological score is brought to life by friends from Dance Connections. Other classical and popular favorites will round out this engaging program. MORE

Weekend Workers – Weather in a Jar
Saturday, March 17 | 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. MORE

Saturday Puppet Theater
Saturday, March 17 | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Join Robinson Nature Center for nature-themed puppet theater presentations! Each puppet show portrays a different nature story. After the puppet show, create a simple craft to take home. MORE

Open Hours: Baltimore Dance Crews Project
Saturday, March 17 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Baltimore Museum of Art

Watch moving performances from the Baltimore Dance Crews Project’s middle and high school students as they perform “Call on Me” and other original choreography to bring attention to the growing homicide rate in our communities and the change we hope to see. Through hip-hop dance, the Baltimore Dance Crews Project initiates and strengthens relationships that support youth from school to career. MORE

Shrek the Musical
March 10 – March 25 | Days & Times Vary | Charm City Players

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. MORE

Spring Equinox Campfire Dinner
Saturday, March 17 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Spring has almost sprung! Embrace the changing season with a simple campfire dinner topped off with a roasted sweet treat and a view of the spectacular sunset over Otter Point Creek. MORE

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Box Series: In The Treetops
Sunday, March 18 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

Your child will explore music through these highly engaging and interactive performances by a small ensemble of BSO musicians. The light-hearted classical tunes help youngsters develop musicality, creativity, coordination, and literacy. MORE

Pysanky – Egg Dyeing Workshop
Sunday, March 18 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Creative Alliance

Spring is here and a neighborhood favorite at Creative Alliance returns! Design Easter eggs using the ancient batik method of wax resist and create your own symbols. Our beloved local Ukrainian artist Halyna Mudryj has been making pysanky for over 50 years and will share her techniques with you! MORE

Baltimore County Appreciation Day
Sunday, March 18 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Attention Baltimore County Residents! Visit Port Discovery for Baltimore County Appreciation Day! Adults will receive FREE admission and children ages two and above will receive $5 off each admission with proof of Baltimore County residence. MORE

Mom and Me Bollywood Adventure
Sunday, March 18 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Movement Lab

Music is beautiful, and moving to the tunes with your little one can bring you closer. Bond with your daughter(s), son(s), or both as you swing and jump together and share a laugh or two to the Indian Bollywood tunes! Have fun and smile while you burn some serious calories and get your heart pumping. MORE

Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents Romeo & Juliet
Sunday, March 18 | 2 PM – 4 PM | Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric

Explore the depths of love, fate, and tragedy as Romeo and Juliet experience them on the path of the “star-crossed”—a path of chaos and passion rushing them into death and despair where their tragic sacrifice brings the hope of redemption. MORE

Free Family Sunday: Moon and Stars
Sunday, March 18 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Baltimore Museum of Art

Construct a rocket ship and explore your creative side with hands-on art-making workshops. MORE