Sesame Street LIVE, Space night, Taters for Tots, Mapping Sam Story Time, and MORE! There are lots of fun ways to get out and about with kids this weekend!

Baltimore Family Fun This Weekend, November 16-18

Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!
Friday, November 16, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Saturday, 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
Friday, 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
Friday, 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 Christmas Story, The Musical presented by Charm City Players
Friday, November 16, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM | Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM | The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium at Mercy High School

This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the 1983 movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts – an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Kid-friendly! MORE

Pixar Superhero Family Toddler Time
Saturday, November 17 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Skyzone – Timonium

Toddlers that are walking thru age 6 are welcome to a most incredible experience at the upcoming Toddler Time! Come in your favorite superhero costume to meet your favorite characters – suggested but not mandatory. Experience play time with your little one in an environment free of older kids and grab some pictures with some of their favorite superheroes! MORE

Story Time at The Pottery Stop – Hanukkah Bear + Dreidel
Saturday, November 17 | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | The Pottery Stop

Introducing Story Time! Read the book, Hanukkah Bear and paint a Dreidel to go along with it. This is designed as a parent/child activity and will last for about one hour. Appropriate for ages 2 and up. One ticket includes a seat for one child and one adult. MORE

Saturday Morning Tunes – Jumpin’ Jamie
Saturday, 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

Music Box: Dinosaurs
Saturday, November 17 | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

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 and interactive 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

Take a Bird Watching Hike at Honeygo Run Regional Park
Saturday, November 17 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Honeygo Run Regional Park

Celebrate National Take a Hike Day! Take a bird-watching hike (moderate) through the trails at Honeygo Run Regional Park with expert birder Matt Hafner. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring water. Light rain or shine. MORE

Taters for Tots Spectacular
Saturday, 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
Saturday, 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

Visit Santa at the Baltimore Christmas Village
Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Christmas Village In Baltimore

Get into the Christmas Spirit and visit Santa at the Baltimore Christmas Village! Visitors will be greeted by the sights and sounds of Christmas. Santa will be writing down orders for gifts and spreading Christmas cheer to all! MORE

Where Do The Wild Things Go?
Sunday, November 18 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

As fall ends and winter approaches, where do some animals go to escape the cold? Go on a fantastic voyage into amazing migrations. All ages, under 13 with an adult. MORE

Nature Crafting: Wisteria Wreathes and Gratitude Stones
Saturday, November 17 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Carrie Murray Nature Center

Share an afternoon crafting! Craft wreathes from wisteria and grapevine harvested from the park and paint stones as reminders of gratitude. All supplies are provided but feel free to bring special items you’d like to include; wear clothes that can get messy. All ages. MORE

Flight Fest
Saturday, 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!
Saturday, 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

Falling Behind
Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

What’s left after all the mass migration of summer songbirds and bloom flowers? Plenty! Birds like the Northern Junco and White-throated sparrow have arrived in the park as well as interesting seedpods and animal signs. Hike through the changing habitats and find what’s new. All Ages, Advance Registration Required. MORE

Mapping Sam Storytime at aMuse Toys
Sunday, November 18 | 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM | aMuse Toys – Fells Point

aMuse Toys welcomes local author and MICA educator Joyce Hesselberth to #theLab on Sunday, November 18. She will be reading her brand new book “Mapping Sam” and leading the kids in an activity. An adventurous cat named Sam explores her neighborhood at night in this gorgeously illustrated book. Informational, beautiful, and deeply moving, Mapping Sam is both a book about how maps work and an engaging, character-driven story. Ages 3 and up, Advanced registration required. MORE

National Prince and Princess Day
Sunday, November 18 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Owings Mills

Attention all princes and princesses! You are hereby invited to join BCPL – Owings Mills for an hour of royal festivities to celebrate National Prince/Princess Day. A royal story time will be followed by a crown-making craft. For ages 5 to 12. Space is limited. MORE

Turkey Day Cake Workshop
Sunday, November 18 | 5:00 PM – 7:45 PM | Bill Bateman’s Rosedale

SugarDoh’s Cake Night Out is an evening full of cake decorating fun! This event includes instruction for 2 designs. You can use your share of brown fondant to make a wreath/branches or a turkey topper. You will learn buttercream & fondant techniques from Amy Eagan, owner of Cakes 2-A-T. No experience necessary. 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 dates and event cancellations before you pack up the whole crew.

55 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore this November