Lunch with Dr. Seuss, St. Patrick’s Day fun, donut cooking classes, Shrek on stage, and MORE! Here are our favorite ideas for keeping the kids busy this weekend. Check out our round-up of Baltimore family events!

Don’t forget to join us for our Storyville FUNraiser next Sunday! We’ve got character visits, breakfast treats, face painting, crafts, yoga storytelling, and MORE to celebrate Storyville’s 10th Birthday! Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Where to Play: Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, March 9-11

Sleepover With The Sharks
Friday, March 9 to Saturday, March 10 | 5:30 PM – 9:00 AM | National Aquarium

A Night That’s Every Shark Lover’s Dream! Explore the Aquarium after The Aquarium has closed to the public and learn about sharks in the interactive Shark Lab. After a kid-friendly dinner, you’ll have the chance to experience one of the 4-D Immersion films. An expert guide will lead you through special behind-the-scenes areas of the Aquarium. MORE

Owl Moon
Friday, March 9 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Irvine Nature Center

Owl Moon is a children’s book by Jane Yolan that chronicles a child’s journey with her dad into the cold, dark forest to search for owls. The program will begin with a reading of Owl Moon, followed by a meeting with one of Irvine’s owls. Next, attendees will go on a silent hike through the woods to call for screech, barred, and great-horned owls. MORE

The Blakefield Players Present The Music Man
Friday, March 9 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Saturday, March 10 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Sunday, March 11 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Loyola Blakefield

The Blakefield Players’ spring musical, The Music Man, runs March 9–18, 2018. When con man Harold Hill comes to River City, Iowa, he is intent on duping the naïve town folk, only to fall in love with Marian the librarian. This Broadway classic is one of the most critically-acclaimed musicals of all time and is filled with one toe-tapping tune after another. MORE

Parent and Me Cooking Classes: Donuts
Saturday, March 10 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Baltimore Chef Shop

What? Did someone say donuts? A class for kids (suggested ages 8-12) and their grown up to learn together in the kitchen. This is a ‘kid-sized’ version of our Donuts class. In these classes, we introduce challenging culinary skills to you and your emerging chef in a kid-friendly environment. MORE

Art Kids: Music and Movement
Saturday, March 10 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | The Walters Art Museum

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 3–5 years old and their favorite adults. You and your child will use all of your senses during this hands-on experience that combines a story, gallery tour, and art-making activity. MORE

Maple Syrup Festival
Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Cunningham Falls State Park

Maple Syrup Festival Returns to Cunningham Falls State Park! Sweet aromas will waft through the Catoctin Mountain air as Cunningham Falls State Park hosts its 48th Annual Maple Syrup Making Demonstrations. Maryland Park Service rangers and volunteers will demonstrate the traditional way to craft this sweet concoction, as it has been done in North American forests since before the arrival of European settlers. MORE

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s Future Leaders Conference
Saturday, March 10 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Knott Auditorium at Notre Dame of Maryland University

Calling all Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-Takers, and Leaders! Girls in middle and high school are invited to attend Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s first conference for girls–the Future Leaders Conference. Girls will meet Baltimore women’s football player, Courtney Burkett, the first AA Fire Lieutenant for Baltimore County and other women who work in male-dominated fields; they can talk with an Emmy-Award winning filmmaker and a NASA robotics engineer; get pointers on preparing for college; learn how the stock market works and explore skills and talents to envision their future. MORE

Zoo Bloom Featuring Farm Day
Saturday, March 10 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Spring is almost here! It’s time to escape hibernation and head to the Maryland Zoo for their first big event of the new Zoo season. They will be welcoming spring (and hopefully warmer weather) with special activities and treats for you and the animals, as well as learning about the animals that live on farms. MORE

STEM Saturday
Saturday, March 10 | 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Enoch Pratt – Roland Park Branch

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through play, discovery, movement and story. MORE

Weekend Workers – Engineering Paper Rockets
Saturday, March 10 | 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

St. Patrick’s Celebration
March 10 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Bring your wee ones and join the BSO for music from the Emerald Isle. This St. Patrick’s Celebration features Anderson’s Irish Suite; BSO musicians Ellen Pendleton Troyer, Jonathan Jensen, Tim Dilenschneider, Chris Williams, Lura Johnson and Brian Prechtl performing traditional Irish reels; Irish dancers from the Broesler School of Irish Dance; and bagpiper Sara Artes. Join the BSO in the lobby prior to the performance and enjoy interactive activities for families! MORE

Lunch with Dr Seuss
March 10 | 11 AM – 1:30 PM | Charles Village Pub & Patio

Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with lunch at Charles Village Pub and Patio in partnership with the Baltimore County Public Library. Dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss Character, visit with Cat in the Hat, story time, photo station, lunch buffet and more. MORE

Pool Egg Hunt
March 10 | 12 PM – 1:30 PM | Roger Carter Community Center

Celebrate spring by hunting for eggs in Roger Carter’s Community Centers 25-meter pool. Plastic eggs are filled with surprises, no food or candy and float in the pool. MORE

Family Day: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!
Saturday, March 10 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Enjoy a fun day exploring photographs of iconic African Americans in the special exhibition Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans with an i-spy scavenger hunt, a story reading of Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, an art activity involving Art with a Heart and a puppet show about famous African Americans with Ebony Sonshine. MORE

Kids Bollywood Dance Class
Saturday, March 10 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Movement Lab

What kid doesn’t like to jump and dance and ‘not stay still’?! Send your little one for an afternoon of movement, and to experience the joy of synchronized and organized movement. They will learn to the rocking Bollywood beats followed by a 10-minute free dance session to let them go wild and explore their own expression with exciting new music! MORE

Science Saturday: Flight School
Saturday, March 10 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Enoch Pratt – Central Library

Get inspired by the stories of historical pilots and learn about the science of flight with hands-on science projects. MORE

Maker Workshop for Kids: St. Patrick’s Day​
Saturday, March 10 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Rosedale

Design and construct a leprechaun trap, create your own shamrock slime and learn about rainbows while making a homemade spectroscope. Supplies provided. Registration required. For ages 6 to 11 years old. 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

Wonderfly Games Spring Kick-Off
Saturday, March 10 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Glen Arm Sports

What better way to kick off Spring than with some BubbleBall, Giant Hamster Balls, and Arrow Tag? Join Wonderfly Games at Glen Arm Sports for Wonderfly Games Spring Kick-Off. You’ll get a chance to try out all the fun that Wonderfly Games has to offer. MORE

Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 11 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Washington Monument

The Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade is truly a joyful event. Enjoy music, family, community pride and a celebration of an Irish tradition. MORE

Build a Bluebird Box
Sunday, March 11 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Willow Grove Nature Center at Cromwell Valley Park

Help the Eastern Bluebird! Build a house to take home & learn installation, maintenance, and habitat requirements. All tools and materials are provided. Ages 8+. MORE

Free Family Sunday: Moon and Stars
Sunday, March 11 | 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 Sunday, create pop-up planets. MORE

Second Sunday FazaFam!
Sunday, March 11 | 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM | Movement Lab

Second Sundays are FUNdays with FazaFam! Moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, ANYONE can hop, skip, jump, or scoot to Second Sunday FazaFams! The best thing you can do for your family this new year is spend time together and FazaFam is here to help you do just that! Jam to Salsa, Disco, Hip-Hop, Motown, and more. Games, moves, and great music make it easy to meet your goals to Dance & Bmore fit, fun, and free! MORE