Circus fun, music adventures, campfires, Laurie Berkner, and more! Check out our favorite things to do with kids in the Greater Baltimore area this weekend!

Ready for summer? WE ARE, TOO! Join (cool) progeny at McDonogh School on Saturday for a Winter Warm-Up Play Date! We’ve got an afternoon of fun planned for the whole family, full of everything you love about summer camp! Tie-dye, spin art, face painting, floor hockey, dodge ball, cooking fun, a DJ. It’s just $5/family and all snacks and activities are included! Buy your pass online so check in is quicker.

Where to Play! Greater Baltimore Events for Families, February 22-24

BALTIMORE CITY EVENTS

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I
Through February 24 | Times Vary | Hippodrome Theatre

Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. MORE

Circus Wheel Workshops at Sokol Baltimore
Friday, February 22 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Sokol Baltimore

Roll like a hamster and rock like a star! The workshops are for both adults and children — practice walking and rocking in the wheel. Then see-saw with each other and learn to balance on the wheel while sitting and standing. You’ll also learn cartwheels and walkovers — even if you can’t do these on the floor, you can do them in the wheel! Sokol will adapt the workshop to meet all levels of fitness and ability. MORE

Music Box: All Aboard
Saturday, February 23 | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

From planes to trains, explore the excitement of traveling to new places and discovering new things. 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 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 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. Attendees of all ages are required to have a ticket. Concerts take place in the lobby and seating is unreserved. For children ages 6 months-3 years. MORE

MakerSpace Family Workshop: Egg Carton Greenhouse
Saturday, February 23 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | MakerSpace at Chesapeake Arts Center

Get ready for spring by getting your plants started in the DIY greenhouse. Bring the whole family for some creative time in the MakerSpace. All Ages, Free Admission. MORE

Discovery Stage Series featuring Silly Goose & Val
Saturday, February 23 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Imaginations come to life in the newly launched Discovery Stage Series at Port Discovery Children’s Museum! Designed specifically for children ages two and up, The Discovery Stage Series features interactive performances featuring some of the best children’s performers throughout Maryland! On Saturday, February 23, laugh, sing, hoot and holler with Parent’s Award Winner – and kid favorite – Silly Goose and Val! MORE

Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour
Saturday, February 23 | 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric

Are you ready to DANCE?!? The hit Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour is here! Sing and dance along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters at this interactive live concert experience – now featuring Fancy Nancy! Kids of all ages and their families are all invited to the biggest dance party around! Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour features live appearances by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Vampirina, Elena of Avalor, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Puppy Dog Pals and more! MORE

Ghostbusters at The Senator Theatre
February 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | February 25, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | February 26, 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM | The Senator Theatre

After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become “ghostbusters” to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction.Originally released in 1984. MORE

Nature Connections: Bears
Sunday, February 24 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | The Natural History Society of Maryland

Have you ever wondered about the bear population of North America? Did you know that North America has almost 40% of all the bear diversity in the world? At this event, you will be exploring everything about bears. There will be a special presentation be the NHSM’s mammal curator Steve Sheffield. You will also explore bears through a variety of engaging crafts and games. MORE

BALTIMORE COUNTY EVENTS

Sweetheart Dance
Friday, February 22 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | The Orokawa Y in Towson

Grab your dancing shoes for a family night out! Dance and sing along to your favorite songs at the Sweetheart Dance, featuring dancing, games, and light snacks. This is a free event for members and the community but space is limited. All attendees must register in advance at ymaryland.org/register (search Sweetheart Dance). MORE

Cold Moon Hike and Campfire
Friday, February 22 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Had enough of winter? Get outdoors and take a light, 1-mile hike through the woods, then “chill” by the fire with S’more’s and conversation. See how beautiful evening woods in winter can be while you dash away those cabin fever blahs! Dress for the weather. Optional: Bring an old beach towel to cushion the benches and a mug to fill with a warm beverage. S’more supplies and warm beverages provided. Family Friendly, ages 6+. MORE

Underground Railroad Quilts
Saturday, February 23 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Hereford

Legend has it that hidden symbols may have been used on quilts as a secret form of communication on the Underground Railroad. In celebration of Black History Month, make your own coded-message quilt craft! Registration required. Elementary School Age (6 to 11 years). MORE

Winter Warm-Up Summer Camp Play Date - (cool) progeny

Winter Warm-Up: Camp Fun Play Date – a (cool) progeny event
Saturday, February 23 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | McDonogh School

Beat the mid-winter blahs with a taste of summer at McDonogh School! Join (cool) progeny for an afternoon full of everything you love about summer camp: sports, crafts, snacks, games, cooking demos, and more. We’ll be taking over their state-of-the-art Athletic Center for an afternoon of camp fun for kids of all ages — including a dance party with DJ Lisa! Passes are $5/family and include all activities and snacks. Click HERE for tickets! (Tickets will be available at the door, but we recommend buying online in advance so check-in is quicker!)

Laurie Berkner Band
Sunday, February 24 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

When Laurie Berkner performed solo at the Gordon in January 2018, the children were captivated by the artist People magazine deemed “the queen of children’s music.’ This year, the queen is bringing her Band! The Laurie Berkner Band will perform classic Laurie hits such as “We Are the Dinosaurs” and “Victor Vito,” featured on children’s networks Nick Jr. and Sprout, in Off-Broadway children’s musicals, and in children’s books. MORE

HARFORD COUNTY EVENTS

Deejay Jenny Z Dance Party for Kids!
Friday, February 22 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | My Gym – Bel Air

It’s a Dance Party for 5 to 10-year-olds!! And it’s the LAST one of the season!! Don’t miss it! This is the perfect opportunity for this age group to feel independent and hang with friends in a cool, safe, and caring environment! An awesome professional deejay will be playing the coolest songs under professional lights! Dress to impress or wear your sweats! MORE

Make Your Own Dream Catcher
Saturday, February 23 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | The Painted Daisy Consignment & Marketplace

Make your own dream catcher! Materials available include embroidery hoops, yarn, beads, feathers, ribbon, etc. For ages 6 and up but younger ones are always welcome with adult help. MORE

Winter Birding with Susquehannock Wildlife Society
Saturday, February 23 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Harford County Public Library – Jarrettsville Branch

Join the Susquehannock Wildlife Society for a winter birding session. Please dress appropriately for outdoor weather. This free event is open to all ages! MORE

Kid’s Kooky Science Experiments
Sunday, February 24 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Calling all budding scientists? Don a lab coat and prepare to have fun while conducting hands-on experiments in our lab! Learn how the world around us works. $5/child, ages 8-12, please pre-register. MORE

HOWARD COUNTY EVENTS

Kids Night Out – Lego Movie Night
Friday, February 22 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | The Pottery Stop

Watch The Lego Movie (PG), paint a Lego Box, and have a pizza party! Cost is $32+tax pp. Drop off event for ages 6+. Includes materials, instruction, and firing, pizza, and a drink. Projects will be ready to pick up in one week. Space is very limited so reserve your spot today! All guests must register. MORE

Lil’ Stars
Saturday, February 23 | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Robinson Nature Center

Let your little one discover outer space through views of the stars and planets, stories, crafts or song. Give your child a special nighttime experience during the day! Each month Robinson Nature Center focuses on a different theme – from colors of stars, to the stories behind a constellation, to the seasonal changes in the sky. This Month’s Topic: Bear’s Shadow. Pre-register to secure your seats. MORE

STEM Adventures
Saturday, February 23 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Kiddie Academy of Columbia

Join Kiddie Academy of Columbia for STEM Adventures on Saturday, February 23rd at 10 am-12 pm! This free community event invites children and their parents to Kiddie Academy to explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through age-appropriate and fun activities. This event is FREE and open to everyone — bring a friend or two. No skills required. Please RSVP on the Event Website to reserve your spot. MORE

Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 23 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Clarksville Commons

Head to Clarksville Commons on the plaza for an afternoon of dances, music, and fun! Celebrate holiday tradition and culture brought to you by the Howard County Chinese School and Howard County Chinese Cultural Center. Free; all are welcome. MORE

A Home for Warm, Fuzzy & Prickly
Sunday, February 24 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Join Robinson Nature Center for an incredible day in collaboration with the rabbit and hedgehog rescue groups: Friends of Rabbits and Other World Exotics. Investigate where animals go in winter and share in your child’s delight as they re-enact a winter classic, “The Mitten” through an engaging puppet show. Search for mittens and signs of wildlife along the Center’s wooded trails. Meet amazing rabbits and hedgehogs, just like those featured in the story. 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 advanced registration requirements, time changes, rain/snow dates, and event cancellations before you pack up the whole crew.