From monkey trouble to cultural festivals, movies with the orchestra to STEM fairs, this month is FULL of fun things for kids and families! Grab your planner … check out our favorite 55 Things to Do With Kids in Baltimore this November.

55 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore this November

Charlotte’s Web
Showtimes through Dec 21 | Times Vary | Toby’s Dinner Theatre

All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who under- stands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web. This is a beautiful, knowing play with themes about friendship, anti-bullying and working together. It’s adorable music, fun characters and costumes, makes this an enchanting experience for all. MORE

The 47th Annual Annunciation Cathedral Greek Festival
November 1 – November 4 | Times Vary | Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation

Everyone is welcome to be GREEK for the day!! At the multi-day 47th Annual Annunciation Cathedral Greek Festival, enjoy dance performances, cooking demonstrations, food, drinks, shopping, Church tours, and special activities for kids under 12, and much more! MORE

Symphony Space-tacular: Star Wars & Beyond!
November 1, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | November 3, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Join this intergalactic experience featuring musical selections from Star Wars, Also sprach Zarathustra, The Planets and more. The program also highlights images from outer space. Prior to the concert, join the BSO in the lobby starting at 15 minutes before showtime for a range of exciting, interactive and educational music adventures including face painting, crafts and more! MORE

Movie with Orchestra: The Nightmare Before Christmas
November 2, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM | November 3, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Enjoy Tim Burton’s 1993 animated musical fantasy film accompanied by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in this unique movie-going experience! MORE

Kids Cook: Thanksgiving Dinner
November 3 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Emma’s Tea Spot

Chef Jane Parker will guide children ages 5-12 in making items that they can reproduce for Thanksgiving Dinner. Items include celery and blueberry caterpillars, cornucopia snack mix, cranberry sauce, and decorated pumpkin cupcakes. MORE

Kids Workshop – Helicopter
November 3 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | The Home Depot – Timonium

Celebrate and honor all who have served our country in a hands-on Veteran’s Day focused workshop. You and your child can build a custom model military helicopter to spark a conversation with a Veteran about fighting large fires, moving troops, getting supplies to ships and transporting patients. Once the “helo” build is complete, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. MORE

Monkey with a Tool Belt Morning
November 3 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland

What can a monkey do with a tool belt? ANYTHING he needs to! Join us for a morning of exploration at The Boys’ Latin School as we dive into activities inspired by Chico Bon Bon’s adventures in the “Monkey with a Tool Belt” series. Every child will receive his or her own tool belt — adding tools to the belt as they complete learning challenges! Not familiar with the series? You’ll have an opportunity to hear them during story time, too. You don’t want to miss this morning of “monkeying around.” But shhh… don’t tell the kids that they are learning! BUY TICKETS HERE !

Stained Glass Leaf Mandalas
November 3 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Carrie Murray Nature Center

Leaves dazzle in the fall! Join Carrie Murray Nature Center to hike the trails, gather leafy treasures, and create beautiful “stained glass” leaf mandalas. It’s a perfect way to keep autumn’s color at your window all season. Ages 6 to 10 years old. MORE

BMI STEM Festival
November 3 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Baltimore Museum of Industry

Kids of all ages can enjoy hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math activities as part of the statewide STEM Festival. MORE

Dia de Los Muertos Family Day with Artesanas Mexicanas
November 3 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Enoch Pratt Free Library – Southeast Anchor Branch

Join the Día de los Muertos activities! Dress up, get your face painted, and honor altars at Patterson Park Library or Southeast Anchor Library. Family processions kick off with gigantic Catrina and Catrin puppets at noon, walking and moving towards Creative Alliance! Artesanas Mexicanas welcome guests into the annual tradition with hot chocolate and Day of the Dead bread. Special mariachi performances and folkloric dance honor those who have passed away this year. MORE

Youth & Family Special Program: Holiday Manners Matter!
November 3 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Maryland Historical Society

The Holidays are knocking! Do your children know how to behave around guests or at the holiday table? Back again to visit the Maryland Historical Society, the International School of Protocol will prepare your children to receive proper instruction on how to behave at the dinner table this holiday season. Real food served! Ages 7-15, Advance registration required. MORE

Parent Child Series – Kid’s Classics Made Better
November 3 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Schola

Spend some time with your very special ‘little chef’ at Schola cooking together in their kitchen. There are some iconic dishes that define childhood cuisine…the chicken finger, the tater tot and mac & cheese. Unfortunately, in the busy lives, we live today, these dishes are often prepared from frozen versions, cooked in a microwave. Join Schola and make these classics from scratch, using only fresh ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. MORE

Pumpkin Smash
November 3 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

When the Halloween festivities come to an end, bring your jack-o’-lantern to the Maryland Science Center for a memorable send-off! The pumpkin launch tube is ready to propel your gourd down four stories to the patio below! MSC will be collecting and chucking pumpkins off the roof all afternoon. It’s bound to be a smashing good time! MORE

The Baltimore Station’s 4th Annal Stars, Stripes & Chow: Chili Edition
November 3 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | South Point at West Covington Park

Cooks from throughout Maryland will put their best pots of chili forward when they come together for a cookoff to raise money for homeless veterans. The event will feature a chili cook-off between teams from businesses across Maryland, music by Shore Sounds, a kid’s zone, and tons of good food including unlimited chili samples, a full buffet from Mission BBQ, and beer and wine provided by City Limits. MORE

Reduce, Reuse, Re-circus – At Robinson Nature Center
November 3 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Robinson Nature Center

With juggling, rolling globe walking, lasso spinning, plate spinning, and much more, learn how you can re-use everyday objects. Audience members will help Port Discovery’s Performing Arts Manager and former Ringling Circus performer, Gregory May, throughout this high energy circus arts experience. Guests will even try their hands at some of the tricks themselves, all while learning the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. Ages 3-10 with an adult. MORE

Music Box: Dinosaurs
November 4 | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

Delight in the fun of singing, dancing and celebrating dinosaurs through interactive music and play. Give your budding music lover the chance to explore music through this highly engaging performance. The half-hour lobby concert features the musical talents of a small ensemble of musicians of the BSO performing classical and children’s songs to develop musicality, creativity, coordination and literacy. 30 minutes prior to the concert the lobby fills with a range of musical, creative and fun activities for babies and families. For children ages 6 months to 3 years. MORE

Pay What You Want Day at National Aquarium
November 4 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | National Aquarium

The National Aquarium is proud to once again offer Pay What You Want Day, made possible with the generous support of T. Rowe Price. Guests may choose their admission price to access the award-winning exhibits, reconnect with natural wonders and support conservation efforts. MORE

Wild World of Animals
November 4 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Harford Community College – Amoss Center

Journey into the Wild World of Animals with animal advocate Grant Kemmerer as he introduces the most majestic, interesting, bizarre and critically endangered species in the world. The fantastic lineup will include amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals along with other ‘guests’ like the eagle owl, marine toad, dictator scorpions, a legless lizard, cobra, alligator and a 100-year old alligator snapping turtle. Entertaining and educational, this show is a must-see for children and adults. MORE

Cool Tot Morning: Thankful Turkeys
November 7 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Garrison Forest School

Join (cool) progeny for Thankful Turkeys (cool) tot time! We’ll be reading a Thanksgiving-themed story and making our “thankful” and ‘turkey” crafts. Weather permitting, we’ll be outside in the garden at Garrison Forest School. So come dress to play in their outdoor play kitchen and play space! Tot mornings are designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregiver. Our (cool) tot time was created in partnership with Garrison Forest School. (PS – Don’t worry. There will be coffee, too!) BUY TICKETS HERE!

The Maryland Irish Festival
November 9 – November 11 | Times Vary | Maryland State Fairgrounds

The Maryland Irish Festival features local, regional and international Irish music, Irish Dancers, traditional cuisine; cultural exhibits and workshops, and a wide variety of quality vendors of Irish goods. The festival features Cultural and Historical displays and performances, the well attended “Speaker Series”, and a large dedicated kids play area with bouncy castles, activities, and games. MORE

Tidewater Players present “Winter Wonderettes”
November 9 – November 25 | Times Vary | Havre de Grace Opera House

One of the most highly requested audience favorite productions returns in a new holiday version. The Wonderettes again save the day when the scheduled entertainment fails to show at the Harper’s Hardware annual holiday party, as they transform the store into a magical Winter Wonderland and serve up another evening of beloved 60s pop Christmas classics from the likes of Darlene Love, Brenda Lee, the Ronnettes, and more. Also featuring holiday favorites like “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, “Jingle Bell Rock”, and “Winter Wonderland”, this energetic and glittering holiday package is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. MORE

Dudley the Curious Duckling
November 10 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Benjamin Banneker Planetarium at CCBC-Catonsville

Learn about the phases of the Moon along with Dudley and his friend Owen the owl. MORE

Family Arts Day
November 10 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Center for the Arts at Towson University

Drop-in for an afternoon of hands-on art activities, interactive gallery tours, story time, and more inspired by the current exhibitions in the Center for the Arts galleries and Asian Arts and Culture Center. The day’s activities are designed and guided by Towson University students, faculty and staff. Visitors of all ages welcome! MORE

Harvest Festival!
November 10 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | R. House

R. House Harvest Festival returns! Free activities for children including pony rides, petting zoo, pumpkin painting, and face painting. For the adults – live music by Rattlewood, succulent pumpkin planting by B. Willow, more than 25 vintage and craft vendors in the garage, and more! MORE

Gobble Gobble
November 10 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

The wild turkey was served as the main course for the first Thanksgiving meal. Connect with this emblematic bird, learning where it lives and what it eats. Create a turkey-themed craft. Ages 4 to adult. MORE

IvyKids Writing Workshop: Choreographing An Action Scene With Laura Shovan
November 10 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | The Ivy Bookshop

Whether you’re reading an epic fantasy, a sports novel or an adventure story, action scenes make a book exciting. But what tools do authors use to help the reader picture that sword battle or race to home plate? Join Laura Shovan, author of Takedown and The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary and create, choreograph, revise and act out an original action sequence. Grades 5-7. MORE

Family Second Sundays: Meow! The Baltimore Hon
November 11 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Historical Society

View 1970s vintage objects from the Maryland Historical Society’s collection and decorate your own cat-eye glasses! MORE

Fall Fairy and Gnome Walk and Craft
November 11 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Cylburn Arboretum

Walk through fall leaves in the enchanted forest to find hidden fairy and gnome friends. Find and keep any treasures that you find along the trails. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities and crafts making Fall Flower Fairies and gnomes. Everyone is encouraged to dress in their best magical garb. Ages 5-10. MORE

Story Pirates
November 11 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

The Story Pirates aren’t your typical swashbuckling sailors. They don’t steal gold, pillage villages, or claim land; they’re searching for a different kind of treasure: kid’s wildest, most imaginative stories. Stories by children from Baltimore and beyond will be brought to life and staged by the Story Pirates’ professional improvisational and comedic actors – replete with music, costumes, and sets. MORE

Gigi Gumspoon
November 16 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Rainbow Theatre at Slayton House

Gigi Gumspoon is a performance artist for young children. Her songs are catchy, upbeat, and progressive enough to appeal to grownups! Gigi promotes the African philosophy of “Ubuntu”, a sense of community and humanity. Her songs focus on social/emotional skills, such as sharing, listening to elders, and coping with disappointment. But she also sings about the alphabet, colors, and eating healthy foods. MORE

Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!
November 16, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM | November 17, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric

Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Join the fun with an interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood…get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! Learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster; build a snowman with Elmo; flap your wings with Big Bird; marvel at Abby’s magic; be amazed when Super Grover flies; and move to the rhythm with Rosita. Anything’s possible when everyone shares something in common gets together. MORE

Turkey Time Parent’s Night Out
November 16 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | My Gym – Timonium

Give thanks, the next Parent’s Night Out is here! Drop your turkeys, ages 18 months to 9 years old, at My Gym for Turkey Time PNO! Thanksgiving themed games, relays, songs, dances, and puppet shows. Dinner included. A great reminder to be thankful for your children and also be thankful for time off! MORE

Explore the Earth, Moon and Space Family Night
November 16 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM | Robinson Nature Center

The Maryland Science Center and Robinson Nature Center present this exciting, family-focused event! Enjoy a planetarium program, hold a meteorite, and see lunar samples collected during the Apollo missions. Take a “tour” of the sky! Each family will assemble their very own Earth-Moon model to take home. This event will be full of fun demonstrations to help your family better understand how our place in space creates day and night, eclipses, the phases of the moon. MORE

A Carroll’s Christmas
Saturday, November 17 till Monday, December 31 | Times Vary | Mount Clare Museum House

Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and experience a colonial American Christmas with the Carroll family at Mount Clare Museum House. See Mount Clare decorated for the winter holiday in the spirit of 18th and 19th-century style with greens and dried plant materials accented with fruits, nuts, feathers, and pine cones. A visual delight—all! MORE

Saturday Morning Tunes – Jumpin’ Jamie
November 17 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | WTMD

Welcome to Saturday Morning Tunes hosted at the WTMD performance studio in Towson! Not familiar with Saturday Morning Tunes? It’s an award-winning, family-friendly concert series featuring stars of the children’s music scene. Tickets include organic snacks, juice, and milk (for the kids), coffee (for the adults), bicycle rides, arts & crafts and more. What could be better? Until recently, Jumpin’ Jamie has been best known as the Dinosaur Troubadour at New Jersey’s Field Station: Dinosaurs. But with the release of his debut album, “Kookie,” the pop rocker dives head first into the kindie scene with this bold, confident, and undeniably fun collection. Jumpin’ Jamie’s goal is to inspire kids to be compassionate, to think for themselves, and to pursue whatever interests they have whether it be an astronaut, paleontologist, ghost hunter, or anything else they could imagine. MORE

Taters for Tots Spectacular
November 17 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Have an out-of-this world silly adventure with MR. POTATO HEAD® during Taters for Tots Days! Join in an interactive theatrical program, Where in the World is MR. POTATO HEAD®, and help figure out where the favorite spud-venturer has gone by decoding strange messages, dancing, singing and tons of audience interaction. Go on an archaeological dig by studying sand-filled tumblers and discovering the treasures within, build a digital clock that runs on real potato power in MR. POTATO HEAD® Clocks and create images, designs and patterns to create a mosaic of some of the creatures you found during your Spud-Ventures with MR. POTATO HEAD®. That’s not all – you can also use your scientific and archaeological skills to uncover Ancient Egyptian facts during an interactive tour and program, Adventure Expedition’s Archaeologist of the Future, plus put your senses to work in the “Did You Feel That” STEM Station and sensory-friendly Potato Flake Garden Bed activity. Spud-tacular fun for all ages! MORE

Saturday Fun: Romare Bearden Family Workshop
November 17 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Explore the Romare Bearden: Visionary Artist exhibition with a story on Bearden and then discover how Bearden’s art was influenced by literature, music and the places he called home. Families will create their own colorful family collage. MORE

MakerSpace Family Workshop: Mini Worm Farm
November 17 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | MakerSpace at Chesapeake Arts Center

Get started composting with your very own mini worm farm. Participants will make their own mini composting bin from recycled materials and get free handouts on how to expand their farms. All Ages! MORE

Flight Fest
November 17 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

Let your imagination soar at the Maryland Science Center during Flight Fest! Get up close with airplanes and birds as you learn about the science of aerodynamics and wings. Participate in aeronautic challenges and test out your own flying contraptions! MORE

Storm the Castle!
November 17 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Irvine Nature Center

Explore the life of Robin Hood and physics! Become a legend and make your own natural catapult. Learn what materials bend, break and bind in your own backyard through mini-contests. Then test your natural catapult against your fellow knights of the STEM table! Have fun storming the castle! Ages 8 and up. MORE

Explore the Magic Harry Potter Event
November 17 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Barnes & Noble – White Marsh

Live the adventure of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts! Join Barnes & Noble in White Marsh for activities, games, cosplay, LEGO building, special offers, and giveaways! MORE

Let’s Talk Turkey
November 18 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Irvine Nature Center

November is a fantastic time to talk turkey. The wild gobblers of Maryland are hiding, let’s try and see if you can find out more about turkeys. Ages 4 and up. MORE

“Pipes and Bells”
November 18 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Loch Raven United Methodist Church

Loch Raven United Methodist Church is hosting a family-oriented concert featuring their pipe organ and handbell choir. The music portion will be interactive and will last about 45 minutes. Afterward, the children can touch the handbells and get a closer look at the organ if they wish. Then, head down to the fellowship hall for pizza, cookies, and seasonal crafts. MORE

Christmas Village in Baltimore
November 22 – December 24 | Times Vary | Inner Harbor

Returning for its 6th season, Christmas Village in Baltimore will once again transform West Shore Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor into an authentic German Christmas market! Over 50 local and international vendors will return to the well known heated festival tent and the outdoor area around the majestic Christmas tree. For the first time ever, Christmas Village will also bring vendors onto the Inner Harbor Promenade leading towards the Pandora Ice Rink. The artisans will offer a large variety of Holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, and high-quality arts and crafts. Enjoy a large variety of German foods such as Raclette Cheese, freshly grilled Bratwurst with a side of homemade Sauerkraut, Schnitzel with Potato Salad, Leberkäse (German meatloaf), a Berlin-style Currywurst and of course, delicious Pretzels! MORE

Towson Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K
November 22 | 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM | The Orokawa Y in Towson

Be a part of Maryland’s Thanksgiving Day morning tradition by joining The Y in Central Maryland and Kaiser Permanente for the annual Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K. Thousands of individuals, families, kids, and even a few furry friends will come together to run, walk, jog, stroll and, most importantly, raise critically-needed funds so children living in poverty can have access to Y programs that will help positively shape their lives. MORE

American Indian Heritage Day
November 23 | 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Historic London Town & Gardens

Historic London Town and Gardens is happy to welcome the Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians for American Indian Heritage Day. An annual holiday for the state of Maryland, American Indian Heritage Day is a celebration of the living culture of native people in our state. MORE

Festival of Trees by Kennedy Krieger Institute
November 23, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM | November 24, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM | November 25, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Maryland State Fairgrounds

Even with all those elves, Santa himself couldn’t have designed a better fantasy world than Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees. It’s a three-day extravaganza of fairyland forests, gingerbread towns and toy train gardens, complemented by over 100 craft boutiques, holiday goodies, and activities for kids of all ages. Also, enjoy a special line-up of nightly entertainment for the whole family! MORE

Thanksgiving Pie Cake Decorating
November 23 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Charm City Cakes

Learn how to decorate with the pros! Participants will each receive their very own 6-inch iced cake, and learn the ways to decorate their cake with fondant. This class is for all ages. MORE

Fort Buiding Fun
November 24 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Collect natural material and build a temporary fort in the woods of Leight Park. Learn how to make twine to lash your materials together. MORE

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt
November 24 | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Work off a day of feasting by exploring Holt park. Explore the nature cabin and complete a scavenger hunt for a prize. MORE

Weekend Walk-In Workshop: Crazy Crown
November 24 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | American Visionary Art Museum

Join AVAM for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop! Create a custom royal headpiece just for YOU using shiny tape, faux flowers & more! The Education staff will help you explore new creative territory. Supplies & boundless inspiration provided. MORE

Turkey Tales
November 24 and November 25 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Join Oregon Ridge Nature Center to celebrate the turkey… after all, it’s been a rough week for him! Enjoy turkey tales, a turkey craft and you’ll meet one of the lucky ones that survived the holiday. For adults and children ages 5 and up. MORE

Cirque-tacular
November 25 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

Aerial and ground performers including World Record Holders, Olympians, and Grand Circus Champions, put on a show of mind-boggling artistry and athleticism. Over the last decade, Cirque-tacular has given thousands of performances throughout the world and have been praised by critics for their “great feats of daring at the extreme edges of human capability.” MORE

Baltimore County Tree Lighting
November 30 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Olympic Park at Towson Circle

Join the Towson Chamber of Commerce at the Baltimore County Tree Lighting on Friday, November 30th to kick off the holiday season! Festivities include the tree lighting ceremony, Santa’s arrival by fire truck, music and dance performances, hot chocolate, and cookies. MORE

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