Harry Potter, unicorn rides, science fun, antigravity adventures, stream investigations, National Puppy Day, and MORE! Check out this weekend’s fun activities for kids and families in the Greater Baltimore area!

BALTIMORE CITY EVENTS

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert
Friday, March 22, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM | Sunday, March 24, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

CineConcerts presents Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ like it’s never been seen before. Let the wizarding world enchant you all over again as the film is projected onto a giant screen and a live symphonic orchestra performs the score. Laugh, cry, and cheer at your favorite scenes in this once-in-a-lifetime event. MORE

Weekend Workers
Saturday, March 23 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 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. MORE

Opening Reception for “Hometown Girl: The Quilts of Mimi Dietrich”
Saturday March 23 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Maryland Historical Society

“Hometown Girl: Contemporary Quilts of Mimi Dietrich” is a new exhibition at the Maryland Historical Society featuring one-of-a-kind appliqué quilts created by Baltimore-native Mimi Dietrich. The opening reception includes a lecture by Mimi Dietrich, 2-3 pm, followed by a reception and gallery tour, 3-5 pm. Ms. Dietrich is one of Maryland’s and the nation’s most accomplished quilters. MORE

Harry Potter Movie Night: Deathly Hallows Pt. 2
Saturday, March 23 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Emma’s Tea Spot

Head to Emma’s Tea Spot for a showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Enjoy a special Potter menu and movie specials! The movie starts right at 5:30pm! MORE

Storytime Brunch at Mt. Washington Tavern
Sunday, March 24 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Mt. Washington Tavern

Through Broccoli Forest, past Orange Juice Fountain, they climbed to the top of Potato Mash Mountain… What happens when Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast battle for the last drop of syrup? A breakfast adventure! Join (cool) progeny at Mt. Washington Tavern for a delicious family-friendly brunch including a live performance reading of Josh Funk’s foodie fable Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast, crafts, food fun (hello, waffle topping station!), face painting, and more! MORE

Sensory Friendly Day at The B & O Railroad Museum
Sunday, March 24 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | B & O Railroad Museum

The B&O offers a new first in a series of Sensory Friendly Days for children and guest with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences. The Museum opens one hour earlier at 10am on this day to accommodate our special guests and their families. Staff will modify museum lights and sounds and post extra signs to give guests a more accessible experience. MORE

Baltimore County Public Schools Youth Art Month Exhibition & Reception
Sunday, March 24 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | The Walters Art Museum

Baltimore County’s annual Youth Art Month exhibit at the Walters Art Museum showcases approximately 350 student artworks from every elementary and middle school in the school system. The exhibit runs through Tuesday, March 26th with a reception on March 24th from 1 PM – 3 PM. MORE

Mom and Me Antigravity Adventure
Sunday, March 24 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Movement Lab

You and your child can Flip and Fly together! In this one hour playshop, you can learn how to put on a performance for yourself in the Antigravity hammock. Class includes instruction in the arts of inversion and free play time to create together. MORE

BALTIMORE COUNTY EVENTS

Paw Patrol Theme Party
Friday, March 22 | 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM and 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM | My Gym – Timonium

Calling all pups…it’s time to PAW-TY! Children are invited to the My Gym Lookout for a night of Paw Patrol themed games, relays, activities and pup-approved snacks. MORE

WTMD’S Saturday Morning Tunes with SaulPaul
Saturday, March 23 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM | WTMD

For over a decade, SaulPaul has earned an international reputation as a “Musician with a Message” known for entertaining and inspiring audiences across the world.  Part rapper/part singer songwriter, he blends his voice, his guitar and his loop pedal to create a live show that is nothing less than an EXPERIENCE. This show is at WTMD’s performance studio, at 1 Olympic Place in Towson. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the music starts at 9:30 a.m. Snacks, bicycle rides and coffee are included with admission, and we’ll also have a reading corner where you can bring and swap children’s books. MORE

Celestial Show – The Land of Far, Far Away
Saturday, March 23 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Benjamin Banneker Planetarium at CCBC-Catonsville

Most of us know about the stars and the planets that are close to us. But what about the other objects in our night sky which are far, far away from us and not so easy to see? What are they and what do they look like close up? MORE

What’s in the Doctor’s Bag?
Saturday, March 23 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Loch Raven Branch

Little Medical School of Baltimore brings medicine, science and the importance of health to children in an entertaining and fun way. An introduction to several tools and instruments that real doctors use to perform physical exam assessments. Registration required. MORE

Science Sundays
Sunday, March 24 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Irvine Nature Center

Join Irvine naturalists to explore the natural world of science. Families can enjoy free activities focused on a new and exciting science theme. Most activities are self-guided and may include hands-on exhibits, outside hikes, crafts and more. All ages, drop-in program. MORE

Wet Boots & Frog Snoots
Sunday, March 24 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Marshy Point Nature Center

Wear waterproof boots to join a Naturalist in search of Marshy Point’s amphibians. MORE

HARFORD COUNTY EVENTS

KYA Family Open House
Friday, March 22 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Kinetic Youth Academy

Kinetic Youth Academy creates a safe, positive, and fun environment where children can build the foundation for a lifetime enjoyment of physical fitness. They offer movement classes, tumbling classes and fitness classes. Their open house is a great way to spend quality family time focused on fitness, as well as a wonderful way to share the Kinetic Youth Academy with friends and family! MORE

Saturday Drop-In Play at The Playroom
Saturday, March 23 | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM | The Playroom Harford

Explore the indoor playset, build with giant foam blocks, design on the magnetic maze wall, and frolic in Toddler Territory. Youngsters can enjoy speeding racecars down ramps or driving Thomas the Tank Engine around the giant train table. The focus at The Playroom is for children to participate in open-ended activities that allow them to create their very own masterpieces. MORE

National Puppy Day Drop-In Craft
Saturday, March 23 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Harford County Public Library – Whiteford Branch

Wag your way in to celebrate with a fun puppy craft. Dog toy donations will be accepted for furry friends at a local animal rescue. MORE

Spring Stream Study
Sunday, March 24 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Sample the stream for bugs to tell you about water quality and discover salamanders, frogs, crayfish, and spring wildflowers that depend on clean water! Boots required. This program is for ages 5 to adult, under 13 w/adult and is $3/person. MORE

HOWARD COUNTY EVENTS

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Sunday, March 24, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Toby’s Dinner Theatre

From the Academy Award-winning team of Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz comes a stunning retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero. As the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris, Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer, longs to be “Out There,” celebrating the “Feast of Fools.” A sweeping score with songs from the Disney animated feature and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. You will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical. MORE

Kids Night In At The Museum
Friday, March 22 | 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 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, they focus on a different theme – from colors of stars, to the stories behind a constellation, to the seasonal changes in the sky. MORE

Mystical Magical Day
Saturday, March 23 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Clarksville Commons

Head to Clarksville Commons for fantastic, playful, magical fun! Enjoy real live unicorn rides, sweet treats, face painting and mommy and me nail specials. Costumes and themed attire highly encouraged! MORE

FOR PARENTS ONLY…

Logan Visionary Conference 2019: The Art of Parenting
Sunday, March 24 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | American Visionary Art Museum

In complement to the American Visionary Art Museum’s thematic mega-exhibition,”PARENTING: An Art Without A Manual,” the museum presents its annual, free-to-all conference. With generous underwriting by the Chicago-based Reva and David Logan Foundation, participants can hear and ask questions from a world-class array of inspirational expert presenters and scientific researchers in the field of family wellbeing, child trauma, and positive parent and child attachment. 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.