Mamma Mia! There are so many fun things to do with kids in and around Baltimore this weekend. Check out the Safe Racer Challenge at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, see Charm City Players’ new show, catch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade downtown, investigate a critter scene and more. Here are our best bets for kid-friendly fun in Greater Baltimore this weekend!

Where to Play! Greater Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, March 8-10

BALTIMORE CITY

Incredibles 2 Movie Night
Friday, March 8 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Amazing Glaze – Mt. Washington

Drop your child off for Movie Night! Kid’s will paint a plate while watching Incredibles 2! Pizza, popcorn, and soda included! Reservation fee covers the cost of all supplies and instruction. Ages 6 & up. MORE

Mamma Mia!
Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, 24 | Times Vary | Charm City Players

Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a smash hit. MORE

Engineering Industry: Safety Day
Saturday, March 9 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Baltimore Museum of Industry

Learn about safety from the Baltimore City Fire Department during the Maryland Engineering Challenge “Safe Racer” competition for elementary school students. MORE

Improv for Kids
Saturday, March 9 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Baltimore Improv Group

Do your kids love to make believe? Are they creative? Do you think they might be funnier than you? Then have them join The Baltimore Improv Group for a fun class of improvisational theater! Students ages 8-12 will learn the basics of improv, including creating solid scene work and fun characters. The students will also learn different types of improv formats, structures and games. MORE

The Dish on Design: Create Your Own China Pattern!
Saturday, March 9 | 11 AM & 1 PM | The B & O Railroad Museum

For this installment of the B&O Railroad Museum’s Kids Workshop series, participants will celebrate Women’s History Month by designing and transferring their own original china patterns using engraving cylinders like those patented by the B&O’s first female civil engineer: Olive Dennis!
Registration Required. $5 per child with paid admission.  Recommended for students in grades 1-5. MORE

Build a Bird Nest
Saturday, March 9 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Hear a story, examine different nests in the nature cabin, then go on a hike to gather materials to build your own nest. All ages. MORE

Return of The Looney Tunes Show – Senator Theatre
Sunday, March 10 | 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM | The Senator Theatre

Watch a new selection of Golden Age Warner Brothers cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, other Looney Tunes characters up on the big screen! MORE

Art in the Park
Sunday, March 10 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Carrie Murray Nature Center

Join founder Heidi Grundman for a morning of art in the park! Meet at Carrie Murray Nature Center and enjoy a trail walk filled with art using only natural materials sourced from the grounds. Ages: All. MORE

Second Sunday: Passport to Maryland
Sunday, March 10 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Historical Society

Join Maryland Historical Society for a free Family Second Sunday drop-in activity. This month, use a passport to explore historic stops in Maryland and create a Maryland sun catcher. The Dan Meyer Choir—a community a cappella choir—will also sing a repertoire of songs throughout the afternoon celebrating Maryland Day. Museum admission is free on Second Sundays and no advanced registration required. MORE

The 64th Baltimore St. Patrick Parade
Sunday, March 10 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Downtown Baltimore

Baltimore’s St. Patrick Parade is truly the jewel in Maryland’s emerald crown. For more than 60 years, thousands of spectators from the region have crowded the streets and sidewalks of downtown Baltimore and the famous Inner Harbor to watch thousands more march and celebrate Irish culture, music, song, and dance. The Parade will step off at 2:00pm. MORE

26th Annual Free Family Concert, Hopkins Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, March 10 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Shriver Hall Auditorium at Johns Hopkins University

Join HSO for the 26th Annual Family Concert. This FREE concert features a program great for all ages, including the youngest of audience members! Featured music by Liszt and Stravinsky, led by Jed Gaylin, with a post-concert meet and greet with musicians and their instruments. No tickets or reservations required. MORE

BALTIMORE COUNTY

Friday Nite Rox
Friday, March 8 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM | Earth Treks – Timonium

Kids get a fun night of climbing adventure and parents enjoy a night out on the town- what could be more perfect! Activities include vertical games, age-appropriate basic skills instruction, and tons of climbing, all under the supervision of qualified instructors. No experience is necessary. Ages 6-12. MORE

Parents’ Survival Night
Friday, March 8 | 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM | The Little Gym – Hunt Valley

Why not let the kids have fun at The Little Gym while you enjoy a night out? Join awesome instructors for gymnastics, games, activities and tons of fun along with a pizza dinner and a craft. Members and Non-Members are welcome. Its a treat for the kids, and a break for you. Advanced registration is required. Call 410-771-3000 to enroll or enroll online. MORE

Critter Scene Investigation
Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Join a naturalist on a hike to investigate what lives at Oregon Ridge by the signs they leave behind. Become a nature detective, learn to identify common tracks to discover who’s here and what they’ve been up too! Then, you’ll head back to the Nature Center to make edible “poo” to take home! Adults and children ages 5 and up. MORE

Maker Workshop for Kids: Fill Your Pot of Gold
Saturday, March 9 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Rosedale

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by creating a craft stick leprechaun and completing a series of shamrock and rainbow activities to fill your 3D-printed pot of gold! Registration required. Ages 6 to 11 years. MORE

Sweet Science Series: Edible Slime!!!
Sunday, March 10 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Cake by Jason Hisley

Everyone loves slime, BUT did you know that there are recipes you can also eat?! Head to CAKE to make two types of edible slime! Guests will go home with the slime you prepare at CAKE and the recipes to make more at home! MORE

Clean, Green Machine
Sunday, March 10 | 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

HARFORD COUNTY

Children’s Garden Club
Saturday, March 9 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Get out the shovels and trowels while working with a naturalist to grow a garden full of fun! Cook, create, and explore while learning about how a garden is connected to us and the wild world around us. Ages 5 to 8 with adult. MORE

Children’s St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake and Cake Pop Decorating Class
Sunday, March 10 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Sweet Eats Cakes

Kids will enjoy decorating cupcakes and dipping their own festive cake pops! Each child will get 6 cupcakes and 8-10 cake pops to dip and decorate. All tools, supplies, and two cake decorators to provide guidance are provided. Hot chocolate and cupcakes will be provided! MORE

Kids Fest Bel Air
Sunday, March 10 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Active Minds Learning Camp

A free family event to welcome spring to Bel Air. Enjoy our bounce village, glitter tattoo hut, games and free give aways. Door prizes will include free flights at iFLY and free weeks of summer camp by Active Minds Learning Camp. All families are welcome to come join in the fun. MORE

Block Party!
Sunday, March 10 | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Harford County Public Library – Bel Air

Put on your engineering hat and build with LEGO®, Duplo®, wooden blocks, and more! MORE

HOWARD COUNTY

Anything Goes
Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 24 | Times Vary | Slayton House

Silhouette Stages proudly presents: Anything Goes. It’s New York in 1933, where anything goes aboard the S.S. American bound for England! Music, dance, laughs, and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl, Anything Goes is a hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores. It’s Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely. MORE

Kids Night In At The Museum
Friday, March 8 | 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum

Need a kid-free date night? Drop your children off at the Baltimore and Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum and enjoy a night out on Main Street in Ellicott City. Participants will have a blast from the past doing historic crafts and explore the hidden history of the station. Pack a nut-free meal, snack, and reusable water bottle. Ages 4-12 yrs. MORE

Lil’ Stars – Stellar Stretching
Saturday, March 9 | 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, they focus on a different theme – from colors of stars, to the stories behind a constellation, to the seasonal changes in the sky. Pre-register to secure your seats. MORE

GYPSY
Through Sunday, March 17 | Times Vary | Toby’s Dinner Theatre

2019 Regarded by many theatre professionals as the greatest musical ever created, GYPSY is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success while secretly yearning for her own. Set in the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, GYPSY explores the world of show business with brass, humor and heart featuring the hits “Everything’s Coming up Roses” and “Let Me Entertain You.” MORE

WORTH THE DRIVE

Annapolis St. Patrick’s Parade
Sunday, March 10 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Downtown Annapolis

Head to the 7th annual Annapolis St. Patrick’s Parade for a full day of fun! New this year – a family festival before and after the parade that will include face painters, entertainment, photo screens, food and drink! The parade begins at 1pm. MORE

Girl Power
Sunday, March 10 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

Women are making a difference, changing the world, and transforming the future with science, technology, engineering, and math. APL hosts Girl Power, a STEM expo for elementary and middle school students, with support from the Maryland Space Business Roundtable. The annual event features hands-on activities, cool demonstrations, and take-home material for the students to encourage an interest in STEM careers. 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.