Egg hunts, space exploration, Cat and the Hat, Matzah fun, oyster touch tank, and MORE! Here are our favorite ways to get out and about with the kiddos this weekend.

We can’t wait to see everyone on Friday night at our Out of This World Space Play Date! We’ll be making rocket launchers and space landers, building with moon sand, painting planets, checking out the constellations, and more. Kids can meet scientists from the Space Telescope Science Institute, play with giant blocks, high-five an astronaut on stilts, get their faces painted and more.  $5/family and that includes all activities, ice cream, and snacks! Passes will be available at the door, but you can nab yours online in advance

Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, March 23-25

Out-of-This-World Space Play Date at St. James Academy
Friday, March 23 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | St. James Academy

BLAST OFF for a night of out-of-this world family fun during our first-ever space play date! Join us at St. James Academy for STEM-inspired fun. We’ll be making rocket launchers and space landers, building with moon sand, painting planets, checking out the constellations, and more. Kids can meet scientists from the Space Telescope Science Institute, play with giant blocks, high-five an astronaut on stilts, get their faces painted and more.  Tickets are just $5/family and include all activities AND ice cream for the whole family! MORE

Easter Eggstravaganza
Friday, March 23 | 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM and 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM | My Gym – Timonium

It’s an Easter Eggstravaganza! Join My Gym – Timonium for an egg hunt, Easter craft, themed games, activities, and best of all – a visit from the Easter Bunny himself with photo ops! MORE

Half-Price Friday Nights
Friday, March 23 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | National Aquarium

Friday is your night! Get access to The National Aquariums award-winning exhibits for half the price of general admission during Half-Price Friday Nights, brought to you by M&T Bank. Half-Price Friday Nights runs year-round, allowing you to spend any (or every) Friday evening after 5 pm with 20,000-plus animal residents. MORE

Coco Movie Night
Friday, March 23 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | The Pottery Stop

Watch Coco (PG), paint a sugar skull, and have a pizza party! Kids Night Out includes materials, instruction, and firing, pizza and a drink. Ages 6 and up. MORE

The Cat in the Hat
Friday, March 23 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Amoss Center at Harford Community College

Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. MORE

Maryland Day Celebration
Saturday, March 24 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Baltimore County Public Library – White Marsh

Create Maryland-themed crafts to celebrate the special day! All supplies provided. For Ages 6 to 11 years old. MORE

Littlest Egg Hunt in the City
Saturday, March 24 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Center Plaza

This play date is for some of the city’s youngest residents – because Downtown should be their playground, too. And this event is totally free—how cool is that?! The egg hunt is at 10:30am, so arrive a little before that to get in place. Then stick around to enjoy face painting, moonbounce, petting zoo, and games. MORE

Weekend Workers – Oyster Touch Tank
Saturday, March 24 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 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 week, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation presents an oyster touch tank. MORE

Annual Spring Flower Display at the Rawlings Conservatory
Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens

Rawlings Conservatory presents the passage to the awakening of spring in their beautiful bulb show – a rainbow of spring colors showcased by tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and grape hyacinths. MORE

Come Pet a Baby Bunny!
Saturday, March 24 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Red Canoe

Who doesn’t love an adorable bunny! Would you like to pet one? Hold one even? Red Canoe will have adorable bunnies for you to love up on! MORE

All Things Green
Saturday, March 24 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Enoch Pratt Free Library – Southeast Anchor Branch

Celebrate spring and all things green with stories, crafts, and food. MORE

Disney Junior Play Date – Muppet Babies
Saturday, March 24 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Arundel Mills

Arundel Mills invites the community to a “Muppet Babies”-themed Disney Junior Play Date event. Aimed to entertain and delight children of all ages. During the “Muppet Babies”- themed Disney Junior Play Date event, families will participate in a variety of activities including a Color Bingo Game, craft projects, and face painting. MORE

Easter Egg Roll & Easter Bunny Visit
Saturday, March 24 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Historic Jerusalem Mill Village

Join Jerusalem Mill Village for an old-fashioned, American tradition. Children will “roll” the easter egg down the meadow with a wooden spoon. The Easter Bunny will also join the festivities! MORE

Eggcellent Adventures
Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Head to Oregon Ridge Nature Center to explore a variety of wild animal eggs, then decorate and dye eggs the natural way. Don’t forget to bring your own dozen of white, hard boiled eggs. MORE

Raven’s Roost #54 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
Saturday, March 24 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Riverside Park

Join Raven’s Roost #54 for their 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will be multiple age groups ranging from 2yrs to 12yrs. They will have hotdogs, juices, and water. The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance as well. So bring your kids and come out for a great afternoon of fun! Don’t forget your baskets! MORE

BC Reads Breakout: The Case of the Missing Files
Saturday, March 24 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Woodlawn

Help Margo Maloo solve the involving missing files. Discover clues and solve puzzles to find the missing files and make peace with the monsters of Echo City. Registration required. Inspired by the BC Reads: The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo by Drew Weing. Appropriate for children ages 6 to 11 years. MORE

Bunnies in the Library
Saturday, March 24 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Hereford

Meet members of the Baltimore County 4-H Rabbit Club and some of their four-legged, nose-twitching friends. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about rabbits and how to care for them. Hear about exciting projects and activities and how you can become involved. MORE

Flashlight Egg Hunt at Lake Roland
Saturday, March 24 | 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM | Lake Roland (formerly Robert E. Lee Park)

Lake Roland’s 6th Annual Flashlight Egg Hunt! Want more of a challenge to your traditional egg hunt? Search for your holiday goodies in the dark using your night vision and your flashlights. MORE

Peabody Dance Spring Showcase
Saturday, March 24, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM | Sunday, March 25, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

Special guest artists join upper-level Peabody Dance students in a refreshing and diverse program of ballet and contemporary dance. MORE

Cloud Watching
Sunday, March 25 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Irvine Nature Center

Popcorn? Giraffes? Mare’s tales and mackerel scales? What do you see up there? There are all kinds of clouds drifting by. Learn some cloud basics, make a cloudy craft and even do a cloud experiment! Ages 7 and under with Adult. MORE

Animal Craft Safari
Sunday, March 25 | 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM | The Maryland Zoo

It’s the wildest story time in town! Families with children age 4 and older will listen to an animal story (A Silly Snowy Day, by Michael Coleman), meet an animal ambassador (weather and staff dependent), create animal-related crafts and learn about the ecology and conservation of wild animals. Pre-registration required. MORE

The Velveteen Rabbit
Sunday, March 25 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Dinner Theatre

The Baltimore Actors’ Theatre will present THE VELVETEEN RABBIT at the Oregon Ridge Dinner Theatre. This timeless story of a toy rabbit that becomes real through the love of a child is portrayed in this charming original musical adaptation, based on the award-winning children’s classic written in 1922 by Margery Williams. MORE

The Matzah Factory at the Weinberg JCC
Sunday, March 25 | 2:00 PM, 3:15 PM and 4:30 PM | Weinberg Park Heights JCC

Join Moshe, Pharoh and other characters with a live-action show about the Exodus from Egypt and the ten plagues. The burning bush, throngs of frogs, and huge hail take on a whole new meaning as the children witness the madness in real-time. After the show, experience a hands-on matzah making/baking factory! Collect kernels from stalks of what, learn the winnowing process, grind wheat into flour, make the dough, roll it and hold and finally… bake it! Perfect for ages 3‑10. MORE

Maryland Greek Independence Day Parade 2018
Sunday, March 25 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Greektown, Baltimore

Celebrate the 197th anniversary of Greek Independence! This year’s parade will be held in Baltimore’s Greektown on Eastern Avenue and Ponca Street. Marching groups will include bands, musicians, dancers, floats and more leading up to Baltimore’s very own Evzones! MORE

Dear Edwina Jr.
Sunday, March 25 | 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

Dear Edwina JR. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, from the creators of Junie B. Jones, The Musical. It follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver-extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple, as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly “Advice-a-Palooza.” Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends through clever, catchy and poignant songs. MORE


Photo of Dear Edwina Jr. Presented by The JCC’s Children’s Theater Production Company, courtesy of Gordon Center for the Arts Facebook Page.