It’s a three-day weekend — got plans? There are lots of fun things happening for kids in the Greater Baltimore area this weekend!

Looking for MLK Day Celebrations? Check out our round-up here.

Already thinking about next week? Join us for our first (cool) progeny play date of 2019! Our Healthy Hearts Play Date at Bryn Mawr Little School will have plenty of opportunities to get the wiggles out on a chilly morning! Guaranteed to be two hours of the best heart therapy around. 

Where to Play! Baltimore Area Events, January 18-21


Stargazer Party
Friday, January 18 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Explore the night sky with crafts, snacks, and real telescopes. All ages. MORE

Baby Beats at Single Carrot Theatre
Sunday, January 20 | 10:15 AM | Single Carrot Theatre

Baltimore’s favorite beat boxing dads will be live at Single Carrot Theatre on Sunday! MORE

Weekend Workers: Future City Career Fair
Saturday, January 19 | 11 AM – 2 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. Please note, weekly activities are subject to change. This weekend, explore the Future City Career Fair! MORE

MakerSpace Family Workshop: Make Your Own Soap Day
Saturday, January 19 | 11 AM – 2 PM | Chesapeake Arts Center

Using a simple recipe, make soap you can sculpt into any shape. All Ages! MORE

Total Lunar Eclipse
Sunday, January 20, 10:30 PM till Monday, January 21, 1:00 AM | Maryland Science Center

See the blood moon total lunar eclipse from the best spot in Baltimore! Join MSC staff to witness this unique eclipse through rooftop telescopes, and then get even closer by peering through the massive Clark Telescope in the Observatory. This event is completely FREE and requires no ticket! MORE

Schools Out: Mysteries
Monday, January 21 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Find clues in nature, solve puzzles, and meet mysterious animals. This is a drop-off program for ages 6-10 years old. Pre-registration required. MORE

Closing Glow Party at Pandora Ice Rink
Monday, January 21 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | PANDORA Ice Rink

Celebrate the end of another great Winter Season at PANDORA Ice Rink and take one last spin on the ice. MORE


Parents Night Out – Let’s GLOW Crazy!
Friday, January 18 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | My Gym – Timonium

Let’s GLOW crazy! Wear your brightest colors, neon or glow in the dark preferred, to light up the night with games, relays, songs, adventures, a pizza dinner, and the ULTIMATE dance party! Ages 18 months – 9 years old. MORE

Critters Up Close – Ssssnakes!
Saturday, January 19 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Stop by the Nature Center to learn about the connection between the habitats and the prey of some of Maryland’s Native Snakes. Meet a few of the snakes that call the Nature Center home, then head out to view their habitat and look for their prey. All Ages, No registration required. MORE

Where’s the Bear? Full Moon Stroll, Campfire, Touch Station
Saturday, January 19 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Did you ever wonder where all the animals go in winter? Find out who’s out and who’s not on this full moon winter evening. Take a short walk through the woods to listen and look for signs on animals, then warm up by the fire and learn how local animals have adapted to survive the cold of winter. Dress for the weather and walking outdoors. Family Friendly – ages 4 and up. MORE

LOL Surprise Cake Workshop
Sunday, January 20 | 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Bill Bateman’s Rosedale

Learn buttercream & fondant (aka: sugardoh) from Amy Eagan, former owner of Cakes 2-A-T. Your ticket includes instruction and materials only. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! LOL dolls & toys are NOT included but may be brought to class to use as decoration. Under 13 requires adult supervision per cake. MORE

MLK Day Camp
Monday, January 21 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM | My Gym – Timonium

A half day of gymnastics, arts and crafts, story time, music, sports and much more. My Gym Camp was created to enhance physical development and a sense of individual success. Best of all the three-hour drop-off program gives you 3 hours to yourself while school is out! Camp will keep them active and moving and show them fitness made fun! Snack included! 2yrs 6mos to 9yrs. MORE


Frozen (Kid’s Film Series)
Saturday, January 19 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Cultural Center at The Havre de Grace Opera House

When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. Children under 13 are free when accompanied by an adult. (Rated G) MORE

All About Owls
Saturday, January 19 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Discover the unique features of owls that make them such successful predators, and craft a decorative snowy owl from pine cones. Ages 4 to adult, under 13 w/adult. MORE

Children’s Cookie Making – Winter Wonderland Theme
Saturday, January 19 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Sweet Eats Cakes

Enjoy a fun evening of making and decorating winter wonderland sugar cookies! Each child will roll out and cut their own sugar cookies (up to 12 cookies, several different festive cutters will be provided). Several festive designs will be suggested for decoration – decorating tools, supplies provided, edible decorations/icing provided. Cost includes two cake decorators to help kids and provide guidance plus each child takes home their own decorated sugar cookies. Recommended for ages 6 and up. MORE

The Havre de Grace Ice Festival
Saturday, January 19, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Sunday, January 20, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Downtown Havre de Grace

The inaugural Havre de Grace Ice Festival will take place in beautiful downtown Havre de Grace on Saturday & Sunday, January 19-20, 2019. There will be beautifully lit ice sculptures throughout the downtown area and a wide array of things to do and see both days including live ice-carving demonstrations, a chili cook-off, food trucks, trackless train rides for the kiddies, a fire eater, character meet & greets, an Ice Prince & Princess parade*, corn hole boards made of ice, fire pits, s’mores, an ice graffiti wall into which you can etch your name, live performances, in-store specials and demonstrations, an ice throne, snow and more! MORE

MLK Day Fit and Fun Afternoon
Monday, January 21 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | My Gym – Bel Air

Children participate in energizing fitness games, noncompetitive gymnastics, music and so much more. My Gym keeps your children moving and active, as they emphasize physical development and personal success. Plus it’s fun! Ages 3 to 9 years old. Snack provided. MORE


Rainbow Theatre-Beale Street Puppets Presents Dig Those Dinos
Friday, January 18 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Rainbow Theatre at Slayton House

Join Beale Street Puppets for their original puppet show “Dig Those Dinos”. A great show for kids of all ages. MORE

Lil’ Acorns Snowman and the Squirrel
Saturday, January 19 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Hold your lil’ acorn’s hand through an unforgettable morning. In the new Snowman & the Squirrel program, discover the winter lives of squirrels, and help track down snowman’s missing features. These parent/child interactive programs include stories, tot-friendly investigations, a puppet show, and a short walk through the woods. Ages 2-3 yrs with an adult. MORE

Beary Brisk – Family Day Paint
Sunday, January 20 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Pinot’s Palette – Ellicott City

Looking for a fun and creative outlet for your family? Then Family Days at Pinot’s Palette has exactly what you are looking for! They offer a fun-filled kid-friendly atmosphere where you and your Picassos-in-training can have a day of painting and fun as a family. These family events are a great way to bring the whole gang together and bond over a fun and creative activity. MORE

Frozen Fest
Sunday, January 20 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Robinson puts the cool in winter with this fun, family-oriented festival. If you and your family have cabin fever, come explore indoor snow and “snowball” games. Join in fun, frozen experiments. Enjoy an ice cream sandwich bar, take a virtual tour of icy wonders, create tracks in the snow and take a guided winter hike along the trails. Check out the cold-blooded creatures that live at the nature center through live, roving animal presentations. Get cozy while watching a movie in the NatureSphere full-dome theater and meet “frozen” costumed-characters courtesy of Drama Learning Center. Make a fun, winter craft to take home and chase the winter blues away. (Inclement weather date is January 27). All ages. MORE


2019 MLK Day Celebrations in Baltimore


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 advanced registration requirements, time changes, rain/snow dates, and event cancellations before you pack up the whole crew.