Kite Fest, science adventures, art-making, awesome amphibians, and MORE! Here are our favorite family events for kids this weekend.

Need a fun family night out? Join us for Science Heroes Night at St. James Academy on Friday night! LOTS of science fun and pizza for everyone! (Did we mention it’s just $5/family?) Be sure to nab your pass in advance so check-in is quicker and you can right to experimenting! 

Weekend Family Events in Baltimore, March 29-31

BALTIMORE CITY EVENTS

Music Box: Alphabet Soup
Saturday, March 30 | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

A, B, C, D, E, F, G….learn and sing and play — yippee! Join the BSO for a fun exploration of the building blocks of reading and writing through music. 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. MORE

Women in STEM
Saturday, March 30, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Sunday, March 31, 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

Peepers are Calling!
Saturday, March 30 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Carrie Murray Nature Center

Explore the park in search of peepers and other signs of early spring life. Free, all ages! MORE

MakerSpace Family Workshop: Self Watering Bottle Planter
Saturday, March 30 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | MakerSpace at Chesapeake Arts Center

Learn how to make a low maintenance, upcycled bottle planter to get your seedlings growing even bigger. All Ages! MORE

The BIG Baltimore Kite Fest!
Saturday, March 30 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Patterson Park

Creative Alliance & The Friends of Patterson Park present The Big Baltimore Kite Fest! Blowing into Patterson Park for the first time this spring, The Big Baltimore Kite Festival fills the sky with vibrant colors and celebrates the broad spectrum of cultures that make up East Baltimore! Gather near the Pagoda to make your own kite, listen to breezy music, participate in the “Will It Fly” competition, and enjoy a day outside in the beautiful park! MORE

The Torrey Smith Family Fund Charity Basketball Game
Saturday, March 30 | 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Royal Farms Arena

Join Torrey along with his current and former teammates and local celebrities as they test their skills on the basketball court, all in the name of charity. Royal Farms Arena is hosting Smith’s 6th Annual Charitable Basketball game. While the main event is the game, there will be giveaways, live entertainment during halftime, and fun for the entire family throughout. All proceeds will benefit the Torrey Smith Family Fund. MORE

Art-Making Workshop at BMA
Sunday, March 31 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Baltimore Museum of Art

Join Baltimore Museum of Art every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. for free art-making workshops. Drop-in for hands-on fun the entire family can enjoy. No registration required. All materials are provided. On March 31, Create Sea Spirits inspired by the new acquisition Water Woman by Wangechi Mutu. MORE

BALTIMORE COUNTY EVENTS

Science Heroes Night! A (cool) progeny Event
Friday, March 29 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | St. James Academy

What do the Wright Brothers, James Watt, and Hedy Lamarr all have in common? They’re all science heroes! Join (cool) progeny at St. James Academy for a family date night that’s all about science, science leaders, and hands-on fun. (You won’t even have to worry about dinner because we’ll have pizza!) Launch paper rockets, explore constellations, design binary code bracelets, investigate different science heroes, tackle a boat challenge, and more! We’ll even look at the states of matter as we make root beer floats! The evening will be mc’d by Professor Mike from Professor Mike’s Science and Magic Show. MORE

7th Annual Wockenfuss Factory Tour
Saturday, March 30 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Wockenfuss Factory

Join in the fun and tour the Wockenfuss candy factory. They will be giving away samples and raffling off candy. Tours will run continually throughout the day. Bring the entire family! MORE

Awesome Amphibians
Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Frogs, newts and salamanders, oh my! Explore Oregon Ridge and search for amphibians. You will also do a fun craft, learn some frog calls and meet some slimy friends up close. All ages, Advance Registration Required. MORE

Fancy Nancy Spring Frolics
Saturday, March 30 | 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Parkville-Carney

Learn to be fancy. Activities include music, stories, crafts, and a fancy parade. Come dressed in your fanciest outfit! MORE

HARFORD COUNTY EVENTS

Bring on Spring Parties!
Friday, March 29 | 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM | My Gym – Bel Air

Spring has sprung and bees are humming! (well… soon!) The Easter bunny’s first stop of the season is at My Gym Bel Air!! Get your picture with the bunny plus he’s bringing lots of eggs for the egg hunt!! Enjoy themed songs, games, activities, snacks and drinks. For children ages 0-5. Bring your Easter basket. This is a parent participation event (no drop-offs), must pre-register. MORE

Fortnite Dancenite
Friday, March 29 | 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Dance With Me School of Dance

Put the controllers down and move those bodies! Join Dance With Me School of Dance for a night filled with new dances along with your favorite FORTNITE moves! For boys and girls ages 5 and up! MORE

Mommy & Me Painting Class
Saturday, March 30 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | The Painted Daisy Consignment & Marketplace

Bring your mommy or special person and paint a fun bird canvas! The canvas will be 16×20 and will include paint as well as other media to create the birds. Cost includes all materials, including step by step instructions. MORE

Panoramic Egg Workshop
Saturday, March 30 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Springtime is the time for eggs! Design a hollow sugar egg with a spring scene inside to celebrate the start of the season. MORE

Peace Pom Children’s Event
Saturday, March 30 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Love Evolution

Join Author Mark Gruber- Lebowitz and Illustrator Sheldon Gruber-Lebowitz as they present Peace Pom, Ronan Makes a Difference. To prepare minds and bodies for this event Ms. Erin of Mama Bear Yoga will be leading a half hour yoga session. Then Mr. Mark and Mr. Sheldon will do a reading of their book followed by a mindfulness exercise. To bring things to a close, attendees will do a craft and the pair will sign copies of their book over at Caprichos Books! They have limited space for this special free session so registration is required. MORE

HOWARD COUNTY EVENTS

Mermaid Movie Night
Friday, March 29 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | The Pottery Stop

Watch The Little Mermaid (G), paint a Mermaid, and have a pizza party! This is a drop-off event for ages 6 and up. Cost includes materials, instruction, and firing, pizza, and a drink. All guests must register. MORE

Open Paint at Reclaimed By You
Saturday, March 30 | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Reclaimed By You

Looking for things to do this weekend? Discover how you can do something good and enact positive change in the world at the same time! Reclaimed By You will be open all day long and will have various projects available for you to make! Projects are best suited to folks age 8 and up. MORE

Holi – Festival of Colors
Saturday, March 30 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Clarksville Commons

Indian Cultural Association of Howard County brings HOLI, the Festival of COLORS to Clarksville. Live Music, non-stop entertainment, delicious food, colors, shopping, raffles, prizes, performances by local talent and loads of fun. Meet your neighbors, enjoy with family and friends. MORE

Earth- We’re All On This Together
Saturday, March 30 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Join staff from the Port Discovery Children’s Museum to examine our world through magic and circus arts. Enjoy a comical magic performance that focuses on animals in our world (both helpful and hysterical). Reduce, Reuse and Re-circus in an engaging circus performance with an expert in juggling, globe-walking, lasso- and plate-spinning. MORE

OTHER AREA EVENTS

Maryland Day Weekend
March 29, 30, 31 | 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Historic London Town & Gardens

Celebrate Maryland history and heritage with only $1 admission all weekend! Special activities include costumed interpreters representing a century of early Maryland History and opportunities for visitors to try their hand at making rope and chopping wood. Kids can even dress up in colonial-style clothing during their visit! MORE