Get ready for a week of wild #CoolSummerFun! This week, we’re giving you the skinny on Port Discovery’s dinosaur exhibit, going on a wild adventure at Irvine Nature Center (rain or shine!), and celebrating one of the most beloved children’s books of all time with a Wild Pajama Brunch at Miss Shirley’s! We’ll also be sharing how you and the kids can make a ROAR by volunteering this month.

Here some other ideas for keeping the kiddos entertained this week…

Where to Play: Baltimore Family Events, July 23 – 27

TUESDAY

Children of the World Co-Op Open House Week
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Children of the World Co-Op

Come for a morning of play in Children of the World’s cooperative playgroup program for American and International families with children ages 6 months – 4 years! Parents/caregivers join in enriching their children’s early learning in a gently-structured, mixed-age program with: indoor/outdoor play (water sprinkle time!), art activities, snack time, and circle time singing/movement. Social gatherings round out the fun! MORE

Mess Zone and Clay Play
10 AM – 5 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Join Port Discovery in the BGE Studio Workshop and spark your child’s imagination through fun, hands-on art projects that you work on together! This summer’s projects are designed to get you excited – and learning – about Dinosaurs – as you explore art! Enter the Mess Zone and work together to decorate a giant Stegosaurs. Or get your hands dirty digging and playing during Clay Play activity. Not crazy about getting messy? That’s okay! You can still get hands-on making Wild Leaf and Fossil Rubbings. MORE

Kids Club at Five and Dime Ale House
11 AM – 2 PM | Five and Dime Ale House

We’re excited to announce a new feature coming to Five and Dime Ale House! Each Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM we’ll have our Kids Club in the upstairs area. We’ll be showing kids television shows on the TV’s and there will be arts and crafts for all to enjoy! Whether you’re looking to beat the heat, just get out of the house or grab some lunch! MORE

Makernoon: Garden Creatures
3 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Catonsville

Librarian-guided DIY sessions to cultivate inspiration, creativity and problem-solving skills in your child. Explore with an open mind and imaginative hands. All supplies provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Catonsville Library. Registration required. MORE

FREE Princess Bride Movie 
7 PM | Carroll Arts Center

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

WEDNESDAY

Junie B. Jones The Musical
10:30 AM | Drama Learning Center

Get ready for a sneak peek into the “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal” of the outspoken and lovable Junie B. Jones! It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her. Follow her through adventures of making new friends, getting glasses, and other exciting first grade happenings. Adapted from four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, this musical comedy is perfectly hilarious for kids and their grown ups. MORE

Poe’s Pop-Up Story Time
10:45 AM | Baltimore County Public Library – Cockeysville Branch

Join Baltimore Ravens mascot Poe for a pop-up story time and meet and greet! Poe acts out stories, signs autographs and poses for pictures with attendees. MORE

ZOOmobile Presents: Amazing Adaptations Challenge
2 PM | Enoch Pratt, Central Library

Discover some of the amazing adaptations animals have for life in the wild, and use challenging activities to compare them to our own abilities. The Zoo’s outreach team is joined by live animal ambassadors for this interactive program.  MORE

Movies at the Market: Coco
8 PM | Druid Hill Farmer’s Market

As part of the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks #RhythmsandReels series, please join the Druid Hill Farmers Market at the Movie in the Market, featuring Coco. Movie beginning at dusk. MORE

Mt. Vernon Place Movie Night: Wonder Woman
8:30 PM | Mt. Vernon East Square

Head to Mount Vernon Place’s verdant East Square for their second movie of the summer: Wonder Woman! Bring your own snacks and a picnic blanket or lawn chair. As always, popcorn is FREE! MORE

THURSDAY

Shoots and Letters – Camping
10 AM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Plant the seeds of knowledge while learning basic skills and playing in the dirt with your little tots. This  Stories, crafts and adventures are all a part of the fun! MORE

Ologundê Performs Axé Puro
10:30 AM | Enoch Pratt Free Library – Northwood Branch

Young children and their caregivers are invited to join Ologundê for their performance of Axé Puro, high-energy folkloric music and dance from Brazil. MORE

Scales & Tales: Hidden Heroes
2 PM | Enoch Pratt Free Library – Reisterstown Road Branch

Live reptiles and birds demonstrate how we often judge an animal’s value by the way it looks. Learn how all wildlife serves an important purpose in nature and our lives. Presented by the Maryland State Department of Natural Resources. MORE

Tea and Craft at Emma’s
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Emma’s Tea Spot

Bring your little one to Emma’s the last Thursday of every month. $10 includes a British Themed craft, a tea party and a story. MORE

FRIDAY

Ponds, Puddles & Creeks Open House at Sharp Farm
10:30 AM – 12 PM | Sharp’s at Waterford Farm

Your guide will bring you by hayride to the Cattail Creek. Make sure you wear old tennis shoes or water shoes as we go into the creek to catch a variety of the critters that live there. After catching the critters, we take time to identify what we have found, and learn about their habitats and life cycles. After releasing the critters we head back to the barnyard to feed the farm animals! $8.00/child (Designed for ages 4 and up. Adults are free).  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ON OR BEFORE JULY @6 CALL (410)489-2572 OR E-MAIL farmquestions@sharpfarm.com. MORE

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
8 PM | Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre | CCBC Essex

Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. MORE

Moths and Mars
8 PM – 9:30 PM | Benjamin Banneker Park

Celebrate National Moth Week and a close encounter with Mars! Learn about the amazing nocturnal world of moths and how to attract them. Then view Mars through a telescope, as it comes close to Earth this month, giving us the brightest view we have had in years. Adults and children 5+. Pre-registration is required by phone or email. $3 per person or $10 per family. MORE

SATURDAY

Where the Wild Things ROAR Pajama Brunch (a (cool) progeny event!)
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM | Miss Shirley’s Cafe, Roland Park

Let the wild rumpus start! Put on your favorite PJs (or hey, roll out of bed!) and join us for a Pajama Brunch at Miss Shirley’s Cafe — inspired by one of the most beloved children’s books of all time. Enjoy a delicious two-course breakfast, crafts, face painting, and more! Families must arrive between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM to be seated. Ticket includes two courses, juice, coffee, tea, tax, and gratuity. MORE

WHERE TO USE YOUR PASSPORT THIS WEEK

Take your passport to Port Discovery for BOGO admission and check out their Dinosaur Exhibit. Or beat the rain with an afternoon at The Baltimore Museum of Industry (your passport gets you BOGO admission there, too!). Skip cooking dinner and head to Points South Latin Kitchen one night this week. You get a free kids meal with purchase of two adult entrees. If you’re starting to think about back to school, swing by Wee Chic or Pied Piper to use your passport coupons for new clothes! Head to Emma’s Tea Spot for Caregiver and Me Tea or Go Ape! and take a tree top adventure. Need a little break from the kids? Get $10 off your first babysitting gig with Napp. They’ll have a blast with a sitter and you can relax.