You don’t need luck to find family fun this weekend in Charm City… from BrainFest to Women in STEM to to St. Patrick’s Day Family Festival to Irish Cupcake Decorating, there is something for kids of all ages. Check out our best bets for family fun in Greater Baltimore! 

Where to Play! Greater Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, March 15-17

BALTIMORE CITY EVENTS

Zoo Bloom
Saturday, March 16 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Zoo

Spring is almost here! It’s time to escape hibernation and head to the Maryland Zoo for their first big event of the new Zoo season. Join them Saturday, March 16th from 10am – 4pm for Zoo Bloom featuring Farm Day. Welcome Spring (and hopefully warmer weather) with special activities and treats for you and the animals, as well as learning about the animals that live on farms. All activities are included with Zoo admission! MORE

10th Annual B’More Healthy Expo
Saturday, March 16 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Baltimore Convention Center

The B’More Healthy Expo offers something for every age and interest. Families will be entertained and engaged with a variety of health and wellness exhibits and activities. Best of all, The B’More Healthy Expo will connect attendees with community resources to help them reach their health and wellness goals! MORE

Baltimore BrainFest 2019
Saturday, March 16 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Liberty Elementary School

The Baltimore BrainFest is a FREE, yearly event for people of all ages to learn more about that mysterious, squishy, pink organ housed in your cranium and to get excited about science through activities, games, exhibitions and more! MORE

Women in STEM
Saturday, March 16, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Sunday, March 17, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

Stop by MSC Saturdays and Sundays in March and dig into paleontology like Mary Anning or spark an interest in electricity like Edith Clarke! Each day will feature an important female scientist and highlight her contribution to her field. Try out an activity to learn what it might have been like to be her!MORE

Children’s St. Patrick’s Day
Saturday, March 16 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Irish Railroad Workers Museum

Crafts, live music, dance from McHale School of Irish Dance, magic featuring Magician Marc Charisse plus lunch! MORE

Luck of the Irish Cupcakes
Saturday, March 16 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Charm City Cakes

Participants will each receive 4 cupcakes, and learn how to cut, and prepare fondant to create their own Luck of the Irish designs. All Ages! MORE

BALTIMORE COUNTY EVENTS

St. Patrick’s Day Parent’s Night Out
Friday, March 15 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | My Gym – Timonium

This is a date night made for kids! My Gym invites parents to drop off their little ones for an evening of activity and fun! Including laughter, games, activities, music, and dinner! MORE

Creamery Open House & Tour
Saturday, March 16 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Prigel Family Creamery

Prigel Family Creamery is opening up the doors of their creamery and processing plant and inviting you all to see what they do! Learn step by step how Ice Cream is made and how the farm works from the grass to your table. Finish up your tour with an ice cream flight and for an additional cost – make your own pint of ice cream! MORE

Clean, Green Machine
Saturday, March 16 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Irvine Nature Center

Learn about Leave No Trace (LNT) and how your whole family can help with Tim Runkles, a trained LNT educator. Join in the fun with active LNT activities and see how everyone can practice Leave No Trace at home, school, work, or out on the trails. All ages welcome with a parent/caregiver. MORE

Luck O’the Ridge
Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Are you feeling lucky? Join a naturalist on a “green” scavenger hunt and find your pot of gold! Children 12 and under, Advance Registration Required. MORE

Leprechauns and Limericks Event
Saturday, March 16 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Barnes & Noble – White Marsh

Join Barnes & Noble in White Marsh to get your official leprechaun name, become a master limerick writer, learn how to leprechaun-proof your home, and take home fun giveaways. MORE

Parent & Kids Spring Yoga Workshop!
Sunday, March 17 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Core Cycle Studios

In this Spring themed workshop, you and your kids will welcome the new season with beautiful yoga and sending positive energy out into the world. You will discuss why you love spring while creating your own spring landscapes during arts & crafts time. In meditation, talk about grounding yourselves and connecting to the earth. This hour will give you and your child the chance to enter into the new season with energy and peace. MORE

St. Patty’s Day Cake Workshop
Sunday, March 17 | 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Bill Bateman’s Rosedale

Join SugarDoh on St. Patrick’s Day! You will 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! You don’t need to bring anything but you will leave with a fabulous cake you can brag about to your family & friends! Under 13 requires adult supervision per cake. MORE

HARFORD COUNTY EVENTS

BEAM Me Up
Saturday, March 16 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Harford County Public Library – Fallston Branch

Stop in to play with BEAM! BEAM by EyeClick is an award-winning interactive gaming projector system. It is like a touch screen game system that you play with your whole body since it is projected on the floor. Come have fun at the library with BEAM! All ages. MORE

The Science of Clouds
Saturday, March 16 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Clouds capture our imagination and our attention! Examine clouds from the outside in, from outward appearance to inner workings. Includes an experiment and cloud themed treat! Ages 5 – 10 w/adult. MORE

Peg + Cat LIVE!
Saturday, March 16 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Amoss Center at Harford Community College

Based on the Emmy-winning PBS Kids show, this totally awesome musical features wild comedy, countless favorite songs from the show, and Peg’s super coolest pal Ramone! When Peg’s Mom asks Peg and Cat to mail some really important letters they come face to face with a really big dog. Really Big Problem! To solve it, they’ll need math—bar graphs, size comparison, position words, fair sharing, and a whole lot of counting. MORE

Wizard of Oz (Children’s Film Series)
Sunday, March 17 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Cultural Center at The Havre de Grace Opera House

If your kids have only seen this film on the TV screen, treat them to the full film experience. Come in costume! Make a mask! Get a medal! Bulle Rock Family Group will host activities. Hot Chocolate and snacks are available. Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas. MORE

HOWARD COUNTY EVENTS

Parent and Me: Rainbow Ravioli
Saturday, March 16 | 9:45 AM – 11:30 AM | Bethany United Methodist Church

Don’t miss out on this unique, hands-on experience with your young chef! Chefs will have a chance to make and roll out rainbow pasta dough colored naturally with a variety of veggies. Then you’ll whip up a delicious ricotta filling and cut out your ravioli in the design of your choice. Chefs ages 8-14 welcome. MORE

Young People’s Concerts: Pirates & Princesses
Saturday, March 16 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Jim Rouse Theatre and Performing Arts Center

Dancers from Dance Connections, Inc. and narrator Greg Jukes join the Orchestra for Pirates & Princesses. Choose between the 10:30am or 1pm show and try your favorite instruments at the Musical Instrument Petting Zoo from 11:30-1:00. Children are FREE! MORE

St. Patrick’s Day Family Festival
Saturday, March 16 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Savage Mill

Free Live Music, Art Classes & Crafts, Face Painting, Treats, and Much More! Enjoy a Shamrock Scavenger Hunt with Prizes. 100% of the Scavenger Hunt Proceeds will Benefit St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital! MORE

Purim Palooza & Kids Activity Expo
Sunday, March 17 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Reservoir High School

Jewish Howard County’s annual Purim Palooza & Kids Activity Expo features carnival games, prizes, crafts, a photo booth, face painting, an Israel Escape Room, food, and more! FREE Entry! Tickets available for activities. Food is cash only. Purchase wristbands to get unlimited tickets for games and activities. MORE

Fairy & Gnome Tea Party
Sunday, March 17 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Join the Fairy & Gnome Tea Party! Learn about the plants and animals in the woodland fairies’ kingdom. Your little one dons a pair of fairy wings or a gnome hat and embarks on a search for fairies and gnomes through the nature center. Then, meet, sing and play with a fairy and gnome from the Drama Learning Center! Afterward, sit and savor a full tea service by Sweet Simplici-Tea tea room. 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.