Superhero fun, wizard sleepovers, the Baltimore Book Festival, FamFest, apples, dinosaurs, Moana, and MORE! Check out our favorite 50 things to do with kids in Baltimore this September!

50 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore This September

(cool) progeny Imagine YOU Play Date
September 15 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Roland Park Country School

ImagineYOU…. are a doctor. Or an explorer. Or a scientist. Or a Broadway singer. Join (cool) progeny for a morning of possibility at Roland Park Country School on Saturday, September 15th! Kids (and parents!) will experience a variety of hands-on activities guaranteed to spark their inner curiosity. We’ll be inventing with mystery ingredients, concocting in the science lab, making recycled art, learning music/dance routines, and MORE!
We’re thrilled to be joined by Little Medical School at this play date. $5 family pass includes all activities and a snack. All we ask is that you bring your imagination! MORE

2018 Cool Progeny Superhero Social to Benefit Little Lion Challenge
September 29 | 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Garrison Forest School

Join us for some SUPER fun and a great cause! Grab your cape and zoom to Garrison Forest School for our 6th Annual Superhero Social to benefit Little Lion Challenge! Superhero sightings, face painting, arts, crafts, snacks, live music, HEROIC fun, and visits from your favorite superheroes. As always, this event is uniquely designed to be inclusive of all children, including those with complex medical issues. The first 100 families to arrive will receive a special SUPERHERO bag of goodies from our community partners. Weather permitting, we will have inside and outside activities. It’s the caped crusader celebration you don’t want to miss! Come dressed as your favorite superhero and have a BLAST with us! For more info and to buy your tickets, click HERE

Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Back to School Promo
Through September 3 | Times Vary | Ripley’s Believe it or Not

Curiosity seekers have no fear, Ripley’s has the best spot for family fun on Light Street Pavilion! Strike a pose with a T-Rex made from pop tart wrappers, and even see a shrunken head. With 8,000 Square Ft. of oddities, the Baltimore Odditorium will leave you amazed. Experience the bizarre, explore the mysterious, and enjoy the weird at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Through September 3, Receive 50% off tickets for you and guests when you donate a new school supply. MORE

Renaissance Festival
Saturdays and Sundays through October 21 | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Crownsville, MD

The Festival opens its 42nd season at Revel Grove for food, fun, fine-crafts, and frivolity. The festival — which consists of 200 performers on 10 stages, 140 artisans and more than 40 food vendors — will run every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 21. Performances include jousting, music, science demos and Shakespeare. MORE

Zoo Bop 2018
September 1 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Kids, get your dancing shoes on and singing voice ready! Zoo Bop is a children’s outdoor music festival at the Zoo. Families will enjoy two live performances from kid-approved rockstars! Plus, enjoy Angelo and Marie’s Fantastic Bubble Show featuring an amazing Liquid Art and KIB (Kid In A Bubble) performance, kids vendors, food trucks, and fun activity tables. You won’t want to forget to explore the Zoo, too. All-day admission is included! MORE

AVAM Weekend Walk-In Workshops
September 1 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | American Visionary Art Museum

Join AVAM for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop! The Education staff will help you explore new creative territory and make a project inspired by beloved visionary artists. This week, make your own mini version of artist Andrew Logan’s Cosmic Galaxy Egg sculpture with a special clay-like material and sparkly bits! Supplies & boundless inspiration provided! All ages welcome. MORE

La Tomatina Tomato Fight & Festival
September 2 | 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM | La Cuchara

Bring the whole family to compete and have fun with tomato eating contests, hot pepper eating contest, tomato toss games and the ever-popular La Tomatina Tomato Fight!!! Friends from Charlottetown Farm will be selling cheesecake pops and will bring baby goats for petting! Adults will enjoy a Basque-inspired Bloody Mary Bar, local Union Craft beers, Spanish wines, and cocktails. La Cuchara crafted pintxos and $1 oysters will also be available! MORE

Labor Day Celebration
September 3 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Celebrate the unofficial end of summer with Port Discovery for an unforgettable Labor Day Celebration that will make sure you and your family close out summer with a bang! Jump in criss-cross applesauce style to enjoy a good book during Circle Time, explore music and dance during Jingle Jangle Music Time, make Patriotic Creations to commemorate the day, and show your pride when you create your own Red, White, and Blue Hoop Glider! MORE

Pop-Up Chalk Mural with Artist Naomi Haverland
September 6 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM | American Visionary Art Museum

Drawing inspiration from Jesus, children, and refuse, chalk artist Naomi Haverland will create a one-of-a-kind mural in AVAM’s Main Building Plaza. The drawing will be inspired by our upcoming mega exhibition, Parenting: An Art without A Manual. Drop by to watch Naomi work her magic in chalk! This event is weather permitting. MORE

Family Tree FamFest
September 8 | 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Lake Montebello

Join The Family Tree on Saturday, September 8, 2018 for their 9th Annual Brent A. Rosenberg FamFest, a FREE celebration for raising families up and building resilient communities. This annual event has moved to an exciting new location – Lake Montebello in North East Baltimore. Surrounding Lake Montebello is a 1.3 mile flat loop, perfect to walk or run around. Start the morning off with a “Fam Walk” around the lake, with walkers creating their own fundraising teams to show their support for building strong families. Following the walk, enjoy a “Fam Fair” on the grounds of Lake Montebello Elementary School. A free festival with activities, music, crafts, food, raffles, games, and more. Children’s activities include arts and crafts, hula hoops, jump ropeS, disc golf, giant bubbles, inflatable moon bounces and slides. MORE

The 32nd Annual Reisterstown Festival
September 8, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM | September 9, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Hannah Moore Park

The weekend after Labor Day is coming and that always means so is the Reisterstown Festival, “Where Summer Lasts a Week Longer!” The Festival prides itself on being a family-friendly event for the whole community to enjoy, and is happy to again offer the popular Family Fun Area with a variety of fun for children of all ages! Activities include a petting zoo, pony rides, BCPL mobile library, military equipment display, live music and theater performances, pictures with The Turkey Hill Cow, and much more. Please check the event website for a detailed schedule and more info. MORE

IvyKids Drawing Workshop: Stories Without Words With Children’s Book Illustrator Rebecca Evans
September 8 | 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM | The Ivy Bookshop

Does your child love to draw? Paint? Create new friends and characters? Tell stories with pictures? Have them learn from Rebecca Evans, illustrator of picture and middle-grade books, including the new graphic novel, Masterpiece Robot: And the Ferocious Valerie Knick-Knack. With her, you’ll explore how to use art to create interesting characters and tell stories. Grades 6-8. MORE

The True Story of Pocahontas – Canoe Trip
September 8 | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Navigate the river bends of Otter Point Creek by canoe while listening to tales of Pocahontas. Investigate the legends surrounding her, her legacy to the Chesapeake Bay, and learn to “paint with all the colors of the wind”. MORE

Double Bubble Fun Run
September 8 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Crumland Farms

Run through more than thirteen stations which include bubbles, foam, colors and obstacles. Come early to make sure you won’t miss the Super Hero Race. The Super Heroes will start the first heat of each day and your child can cheer for their favorite Super Hero! Come out to see Batman, Spider-Man and many more. A great event for the whole family. Enjoy the rest of your day in The Fun Zone – activities include slides, bounce houses, trains quad bikes and the Kids Corral. This fun family event is for ages 2 and up. MORE

Butterflies and Caterpillars
September 8 and September 9 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Ladew Topiary Gardens

The meadow and gardens are aflutter with butterflies everywhere. Visit the native Butterfly House, explore the meadow, and learn about these beautiful creatures – from egg to butterfly, and the plants that their lives depend on. MORE

Dinomite Dinosaur Weekend & The Closing of the Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ Exhibit
September 8 and September 9 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Say goodbye to the Dinosaurs who have called Port Discovery home for the last few months and celebrate the closing of Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ with a fabulous weekend of Dinomite Dinosaur Days! Enjoy a Paleo-Expedition as you are guided through a dino-themed story time; go through Tiny Dino-Mania with sensory activities designed for your tot, and exercise like a Dinosaur (and learn a LOT about Dinosaurs, too!) in the fun and active Dino-cize program! MORE

Cinderella! Cinderella!
September 8, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | September 8, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM | September 9, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM | September 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Howard County Community College

Throw out your fairy-tale ideas of a Cinderella with dainty glass slippers and hideous stepsisters. This adaptation has a new twist! Cinderella learns that magic isn’t the answer to her problems. Courage, kindness and self-confidence trump superficial beauty and an expensive wardrobe. With rich verbal humor for adults and children, as well as delightful physical humor for even the youngest theatergoers, this play should not be missed! MORE

Hampdenfest 2018
September 8 | 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM | The Avenue in Hampden

Hampdenfest is a neighborhood arts festival that draws visitors, as well as local residents, to enjoy the community of merchants on and around West 36th Street. HampdenFest features three stages of music and art performances, an activity area for kids, as well as four blocks of arts and crafts vendors and other wares from a wide range of merchants and artists. Activities include pie and wing eating contests, toilet races, and live musical performances. MORE

Bacon Jam: A Bacon, Bourbon & Music Festival
September 8 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Power Plant Live!

Bacon lovers unite! Power Plant Live! is celebrating the greatness of BACON! Local vendors from all over the city will be serving up a variety of bacon-based dishes and quenching your thirst with bacon-inspired cocktails. Groove out to local jam bands while walking around in a bacon-lover’s nirvana. Brush up on your bacon handling skills since there will bacon-themed games and competitions to fulfill a “bacontastic” day! This is an event for all ages! MORE

Trucks for Tots
September 9 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Maryland Zoo

Honk, honk, toot, toot! Big trucks are coming to the zoo! Join The Maryland Zoo to explore a variety of big trucks and emergency vehicles. Kids of all ages are welcome to visit the trucks, take pictures, touch, and even go inside some of these amazing vehicles! MORE

Day Off Camp: Dino Explorers
September 10 | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM | Irvine Nature Center

No school and no plans? Explore the outdoors with Irvine Nature Center instead! Expect trail walks, nature games, crafts, stories, animal encounters and so much more! Ages 5-10. MORE

Star-Spangled Defenders Day Weekend
September 14, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | September 15, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM | September 16, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Join in celebrating Baltimore’s oldest holiday and commemorate Defenders’ Day 2018 at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine! All weekend long park staff and partners will offer programs and demonstrations to honor the successful defense of the city from British attack and the writing of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in 1814. The weekend will also include flag raisings, fireworks, period music performances, and artillery firing. MORE

Calvert Honey Fest
September 15 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Calvert School

Please join the Calvert School Mighty Bees as they celebrate National Honey Month! There will be fun activities for the entire family, including a Big Barn Puppet Show, face painting, balloon animals and more. All prospective families are welcome and current Calvert families are encouraged to invite some new friends! MORE

Little’s Day
September 15 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Enjoy story time, science, art and more with your little one at this interactive and fun event featuring programs especially for younger children. Learn about science by doing fun circus tricks in Circus Science, discover a new story in Circle Time, and learn about art as you experiment with textures, styles and more at the fun Pop-Up Art activity tables. MORE

2018 Perry Hall Apple Festival
September 15, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | September 16, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Chapel Hills Farm and Nursery

Experience Perry Hall’s “Spirit of Community” in a weekend of Fall Fun with more than 40 Craft Vendors, Great Food, Bluegrass music and tons of Family Activities! Children’s activities include face painting, sack races, pony rides, petting zoo, train rides, mini hay maze and more! MORE

*RESCHEDULED. NEW DATE: APRIL 6, 2019* Billy Holiday Family Workshop
September 15 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Motor House

Motor House invites children ages 6-12 to groove and swing to the soulful rhythms of jazz with recording artist Candice Hoyes. Children will learn about the artistry of Billie Holiday, along with the use of voice, instruments and storytelling through jazz. This hour-long interactive free presentation offers families a creative outlet to explore jazz through storytelling, movement, songs and play. Hoyes’ voice has been compared to Eartha Kitt, Nancy Wilson and Lena Horne. She uses themes such as the Jazz Age, feminism and black history as her music and teaching inspiration and is a lecturer at Jazz at a Lincoln Center. A Harvard grad, Hoyes has recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Philip Glass, and Wycliffe Gordon. She is a contributing culture writer for Shondaland, Los Angeles Review of Books, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law and Blavity. Her acclaimed first album, On Turquoise Cloud, featured rare Duke Ellington songs that blur the line of jazz and classical music. She is currently writing and recording her second album, which is set for a 2019 release. MORE

Saturday Morning Tunes Movie Soundtrack Show!
September 15 | 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM | Baltimore School for the Arts

The WTMD 2018-2019 Saturday Morning Tunes season kicks off with the soundtracks to “Moana” and “Frozen” performed live at the Baltimore School for the Arts! How many times have you listened to these songs in the car or watched these movies at home? We’ve asked two of Baltimore’s best bands, Outcalls and Black Root Underground to learn the songs from “Frozen” and “Moana,” and play them from start to finish in the Baltimore School for the Arts’ gorgeous, historic Schaefer ballroom! Everyone is encouraged to dress like their favorite character from these films. Doors open 30 minutes in advance. There will also be a photo booth, coffee from Garrison Forest School, and an assortment of delicious organic snacks. MORE

Dino Day
September 15 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

Everyone’s favorite prehistoric party is back! Join MSC as Dino Day makes its Jurassic return. Stomp and chomp your way through special activities designed to inspire budding paleontologists. Learn about carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. Discover what fossils can tell us about these prehistoric creatures and learn more about their habitats. It’ll be a roaring good time! MORE

Monarch Magic
September 15 and September 16 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

The monarch migration is underway! Learn about their fascinating journey and become citizen scientists, as you capture, tag and release monarchs and send them on their way to their winter abode in Mexico. Adults and children ages 5+, Advance Registration Required. MORE

Fairy Pollinator Garden Workshop
September 16 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Cylburn Arboretum

Kids will learn how important native plants are to bees and other wildlife. They’ll learn why bees are not only friends with flowers, but also our friends as well and they will experience the benefits of pollinators. Kids will interact with a hands-on pollinator fairy garden containing all the elements of an outdoor garden including native, pollinator-friendly plants; a miniature mason bee house; a pile of sticks for bees to nest in; and a water source for wildlife. It will also include a fairy house, and an assortment of fairies and animals and toys used to demonstrate real-life ecosystems. Ages 5-10. MORE

Columbia Concert Band’s Musical Journey: A Musical Instrument Presentation for Children
September 16 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Join members of the Columbia Concert Band for their children’s concert. The event features an instrument petting zoo and instrument family small ensembles: woodwinds, brass, and percussion. The program includes Along the Santa Fe Trail, Yankee Doodle, Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song, Blue Ridge Reel, and Africa. MORE

The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy
Select dates September 21 through September 30 | Times Vary | Harford Community College – Chesapeake Theater

In this original story, the macabre Addams family is put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, hurling Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandmama and Lurch headlong into a night that will change the family forever. MORE

Super Science Sleepover: The Academy of Wizardry
September 21 at 5:30 PM – September 22 at 9:00 AM | Maryland Science Center

Learn the science behind the magic and go back to school wizard-style. Test your green thumb in herbology and become a potions master as you mix up crazy concoctions. Get sorted into your science house and use your wizarding skills to fly through a maze to defeat the dragon. All of the exhibits will be open for exploration, there will be an IMAX and Planetarium show, and special activities will be located throughout the building. And when it’s time to say lights out, sleep in the exhibit halls. Children must be age 5+ and all children must have an adult in their party. MORE

The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
September 21 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Harford Community College – Amoss Center

Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this musical adaptation based on the original Scholastic book series. MORE

Moth Hunt
September 21 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Irvine Nature Center

Join a naturalist for an exploration at night! Moth lures (white sheets and blacklights) will be set up to see what species are living in Irvine’s forests and meadows. Learn about a moth’s life cycle and make your own moth friend to take home with you! Fun for all ages. MORE

Museum Day
September 22 | Times Vary | Locations Vary

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Local participating Museums include Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park, B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Chesapeake Children’s Museum, Jewish Museum of Maryland, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and The Fire Museum of Maryland. MORE

11th Annual Fall Festival at Marshy Point Nature Center
September 22 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Marshy Point Nature Center

Animal talks, hay rides, food, music and more! Canoe and boat trips, weather and tide permitting. Marsh Mucker Obstacle Course for kids. MORE

Johnny Appleseed Festival
September 22 and September 23 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Weber’s Cider Mill Farm

Each year, Weber’s Cider Mill Farm celebrates the beginning of the fall season with their annual, Johnny Appleseed Festival. As you probably know, the story goes that Johnny Appleseed (who’s real name was John Chapman) traveled about a great part of the country planting apple seeds. Johnny was a friend to everyone he met. Indians and settlers — even the animals — liked Johnny Appleseed. His clothes were made from sacks and his hat was a tin pot. He also used his hat for cooking. His favorite book was the Bible. Now there is a good chance that you may meet Johnny Appleseed (or at least, an actor portraying him) when you come to visit Weber’s Cider Mill Farm during the festival. Lots of fun activities for the whole family. Admission includes 1-hayride, and all day admission to the barnyard activity area with the straw maze, mini-straw maze, Hillside Slide, Duck Races, and more. MORE

17th Annual Pigtown Festival
September 22 | 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Pigtown, Baltimore

Food trucks, craft beer, arts & crafts, live music, Kids Zone and much more! This free street festival is held in Historic Pigtown in Southwest Baltimore on the 700-900 blocks of Washington Boulevard off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and attracts nearly 5,000 people every year. Kids Zone activities include storytimes, games, live animal shows, performances by Baltimore Hoop Love, and an STX Lacrosse Shoot-Out. MORE

Family Farm Day
September 23 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Maryland Agricultural Resource Council

Family Farm Day is a one-day festival celebrating all things agriculture. Drawing 5,000 visitors from throughout central Maryland, the festival has something to offer attendees of all ages including great food, music, exhibitions, tractor rides, art and craft vendors and educational programs. At Family Farm Day visitors can listen to the sounds of live music, browse the offerings of a sugar maple lined alee featuring locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, honey, meats, and cheeses. Learn about gardening and beekeeping, get up close with a variety of farm animals, tour the farm, see sheepdogs, foxhounds, and horses in action, and spend time in the kid zone that will have pony rides, peddle carts, pumpkin painting, face painting, and other fun activities. MORE

Fairy Tale Brunch
September 23 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Join Drama Learning Center and dive into a book of fairy tales (and brunch). Princes, princesses, and others bring the magic of their stories to life. Children can meet and take pictures with their favorite fairy tale characters, make some crafts, and enjoy brunch. Guests are encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite prince, princess, ogre, witch, pirate, or any other fairy tale character! Tickets include brunch, coffee/hot chocolate/hot tea, and ReThink water boxes. MORE

Fall Equinox Twilight Hike and Campfire
September 23 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Howard County Conservancy

Bring your family, walk through the meadow and along the stream to the woodland campfire ring. Listen to the birds singing at dusk. Gather around the crackling fire and hear legend-stories about the Equinox, sing old-time songs, roast marshmallows, and enjoy s’mores with Holly and George Stone. Hike back in time to watch the sunset over the horizon –exactly due west – and hear other interesting astronomical facts about the Fall Equinox. MORE

Baltimore Book Festival 2018
September 28 – September 30 | 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Inner Harbor Baltimore

The Baltimore Book Festival, produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, is Baltimore’s premier celebration of the literary arts and features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally-known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs and culinary-themed panel discussions, workshops, hands-on projects for kids, live music and a thoughtfully curated local food and beverage program. Admission to the festival is free. MORE

Star Wars: A New Hope – In Concert
September 28, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM | September 29, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM | September 30, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire and learns the ways of the Force. Don’t miss Star Wars: A New Hope in concert, with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ Oscar®-winning score live to the complete film. MORE

Parent and Me Baking Basics
September 29 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Baltimore Chef Shop

A class for young chefs and their parents to work together in the kitchen. This class will cover biscuits, scones, and muffins. The class will start with basic kitchen safety and cover the essentials of measuring, weighing, mixing, and of course, cracking those eggs. The best part is the tasty treats at the end! For youth ages 8-17. MORE

Pumpkins in the Park
September 29 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Center Plaza

Downtown Baltimore takes their pumpkins and their parks pretty seriously! Bring the kids and enjoy their annual fall festivities including a downtown pumpkin patch, toddler hay maze, face painting, photo booth, and more. This event is free, and they promise to get you home by nap time. MORE

Super Hero Days
September 29, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | September 30, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | B & O Railroad Museum

Super Hero Days unite past and present superheroes while bringing railroading safety to life. Ten Super Heroes provide one-on-one interactions, history, and fun. Along with the Super Hero Train Ride, children will see, touch, and hear about history, while engaging in various activities. MORE

MakerSpace Anniversary: Brand your own bag or apron
September 29 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | MakerSpace at Chesapeake Arts Center

Help celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the CAC MakerSpace! Screen print your very own MakerSpace tote bag or kid-sized apron! MORE

Run Wild for Autism 5K 2018
September 30 | 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Maryland Zoo

Join over 1,500 attendees at this family-friendly event to benefit Pathfinders for Autism! Professionally managed by Charm City Run, this 5K course meanders through The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the adjacent Druid Hill Park. There is also a 1 Mile Fun Run and Walk, allowing for athletes of all levels to participate. Post-race activities include free zoo admission, refreshments, animal ambassadors, music, autism resources, awards and more. MORE

Hungry Caterpillar Tea Party
September 30 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Spend a fantastic afternoon at a Hungry Caterpillar tea party! Discover how caterpillars transform themselves into beautiful butterflies and enjoy photo ops as your little one dons his/her own pair of wings and journeys through the nature center. Meet, sing and play with Drama Learning Center’s giant, talking caterpillar and his young companion, Alice. Afterward, sit and savor a full tea service by Sweet Simplici-Tea tea room. Tea service includes tea, lemonade and delightful treats just right for little fingers. MORE


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DISCLAIMER: Hey Parents, as we well know, things change day to day… and even hour to hour (think newborn sleeping patterns or the food preferences of toddlers!). Please check the specific event website for time changes, rain dates and event cancellations before you pack up the whole crew.