From science sleepovers to mermaids in the woods to Sound Tales LIVE!, there are lots of fun things to do with the kids this weekend! 

Looking for something to keep the preschool-aged kiddos busy next week? Join us for (cool) tot morning: Sand & Sea! We’ll be at St. James Academy from 10 AM – 11 AM on Wednesday, May 29. Come play! But be sure to register in advance.

BALTIMORE CITY EVENTS

Super Science Sleepover: May the 24th be with You
Friday, May 24 at 5:30 PM till Saturday, May 25 till 9:00 AM | Maryland Science Center

Hop into your Landspeeders and head to the Maryland Science Center for a night of family fun in a galaxy far, far away. Embrace your inner Kylo Ren and prepare to join the dark side. Train like a sith to take down the resistance, program an evil First Order droid through a maze, and build your own star destroyer. Children must be age 5+ and all children must have an adult in their party. MORE

Finding Nemo Movie Night
Friday, May 24 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Amazing Glaze – Mt. Washington

Drop your child off for Movie Night! This month – watch Finding Nemo and paint a piece! Pizza, popcorn, and soda included! Reservation fee covers the cost of all supplies and instruction. Ages 6 & up. MORE

Kelly Bell Band at Summer Sounds
Friday, May 24 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Belvedere Square

Summer Sounds at Belvedere Square Presents: the Kelly Bell Band! It’s time to kick off the 2019 Summer Sounds concert series! As perpetual winners at the Maryland Music Awards, the Kelly Bell Band brings one the most expansive acts in the entire region with an electric combination of blues, funk, hip-hop, and rock. Summer Sounds concerts at Belvedere Square are always free. Bring the whole family and enjoy the very best Baltimore has to offer in live music, food, arts and more. MORE

Stone Painting at The SandLot
Saturday, May 25 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | The Sandlot

Saturday Family Fun Art at The Sandlot! Looking for a fun activity? Enjoy stone painting with the kids while wiggling your toe in the sand! Price includes all the supplies you need for the painting, a fun step-by-step lesson by an art instructor and some yummy snacks. MORE

Weekend Workers at BMI
Saturday, May 25 | 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. On May 25, learn the art of storytelling. Please note, weekly activities are subject to change. Free with museum admission. MORE

Unicorn Cupcakes at Charm City Cakes
Saturday, May 25 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM -3:30 PM | Charm City Cakes

Learn how to decorate unicorn cupcakes! Participants will each receive 4 cupcakes, and learn how to cut, and prepare fondant to create their own designs. All Ages! MORE

Feeding Time with Live Animals
Saturday, May 25 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Carrie Murray Nature Center

Help prepare and feed delicious salads to live turtles and lizards. Watch animal friends gobble up their tasty meals of blueberries, strawberries, and other nutritious foods! Feel free to drop-in – no registration required. MORE

The Playground, An Improv Event for the Whole Family
Saturday, May 25 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | The BIG Theatre

School’s out for the weekend, time to go to the Playground! The Playground offers a brief, fun improv workshop for families, followed by a kid-centered family friendly improv show and improv jam. At 4 pm, any families that would like to perform in our Family Improv Jam can join us for a workshop to try some improv warm ups and learn a few short-form games. No registration is necessary. The workshop will be geared toward ages 9 and above, but younger children will be welcomed in. At 5 pm, two teams from schools in Maryland will be featured performing improv on the BIG stage. The Playground wraps up with our Family Improv Jam. Any families that want to perform together on the BIG stage and participated in our workshop will have their name pulled from a hat to perform one of the short form games learned during the workshop. MORE

Meet Max Bent and Sound Tales Live!
Sunday, May 26 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | The Children’s Bookstore

Human beatboxer and podcast creator Max Bent will present Sound Tales Live! at the Children’s Bookstore. Sound Tales is a forthcoming podcast to be released Summer 2019. This presentation features original stories of journey, adventure, conflict and triumph. You will meet characters like James, who talks to birds, and Billy, a brave bullfrog who feels compelled to join tree frog Sachi on his long journey home to the rainforest. These timeless stories are brought to life through dialogue, songs and sound effects, all created 100 percent by the human voice. MORE

Festival of India 2019
Sunday, May 26 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM | McKeldin Square

The Festival of India will include live music, dancing, cultural exhibits, vegetarian food, gifts plus family fun! Free to attend. Chariot Parade starts at Noon near the Maryland Science Center. MORE

BALTIMORE COUNTY EVENTS

Feet on the Street
Friday, May 24 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM | Downtown Towson

Head to Allegheny Avenue and experience great weather, great music, and a great community. The summer concert series features local cover bands that have the crowd dancing all night. Feet on the Street also features a bar with a variety of beers, wine, and cocktails (21+ only), as well as hula hoop contests, a moon bounce and face painting for the kids! Bring your friends and family out to Allegheny Avenue for a fabulous Friday night! MORE

Glow Night at ClimbZone
Friday, May 24 | 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM | ClimbZone White Marsh

Get in the glow zone! Head to ClimbZone and climb with them during a black light party! Book online with code GLO2019 and save 20%. MORE

Birding Walks at Banneker Park and the Trolley Trail
Saturday, May 25 | 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Spring is the most exciting time of the year to look for beautiful songbirds on their journey north! Walk the park and the trail to look for year-round avian residents, those recently arrived for their summer nesting and those who are just passing by on their yearly migration to the north. All levels of birders and not-yet birders are welcome! MORE

2019 Stoneleigh Stampede
Saturday, May 25 | 7 AM – 10 AM | Stoneleigh Pool

The Stoneleigh Community is hosting its 19th Annual 5K Fun Run & 1 Mile Walk. The course begins and finishes in the heart of Historic Stoneleigh. This year’s charity beneficiary is CASA. Half of the net race proceeds will be donated to this charity and the remaining half benefits the Stoneleigh Community Association. MORE

LEGO Challenge: Build a Skyscraper
Saturday, May 25 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Owings Mills

Join BCPL for a LEGO challenge! For ages 6 and up. This program is free of charge, but space is limited. Registration begins 30 minutes before the program. MORE

Pollination Power
Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Learn how different plants are pollinated and then venture out to the gardens to see what pollinators you can find. Adults and children 4+, Advance Registration Required. MORE

HARFORD COUNTY EVENTS

Fourth Fridays in Bel Air
Friday, May 24 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Downtown Bel Air

Harford County’s best block party is Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Fourth Fridays with local live music, beer and wine garden, delicious food from Black Eyed Suzie’s, pit beef from The Tower, face painting, games and more. MORE

Building Tasty Creations Workshop Event
Friday, May 24 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Young Chefs Academy – Bel Air

Join Young Chefs Academy for a special workshop event celebrating the release of THE LEGO® MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART!” Each attendee will be entered to win a digital copy of the movie! MORE

Parents Night Out at Pump It Up – Elkridge
Friday, May 24 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Pump It Up – Elkridge

When was the last time you had a date night? It’s time! Drop the kids with Pump It Up – Elkridge. PNO includes supervised open jump time in the arenas, games, pizza dinner, and a craft project to take home. Pre-registration is highly recommended. MORE

Kids Club: Patriotic Cookies
Saturday, May 25 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Michaels – Bel Air

They craft, you shop! Kids ages 3 and up can enjoy decorating patriotic cookies. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. MORE

Children’s Garden Club
Saturday, May 25 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | 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. MORE

Press-A-Posie
Sunday, May 26 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Witness the wonderful colors and variety of spring “blooming” around the Center. Collect flowers to dry using a microwave press, and create a beautifully adorned craft. MORE

HOWARD COUNTY EVENTS

Infinite Creator Boxes at Howard County Public Library Central
Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Sunday, May 26, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Howard County Library System – Central Branch

Art Boxes are on display for YOU to come PLAY with. Arrange, stack, lean CREATE something NEW. On display until May 29! MORE

The FantasyWood Festival
Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Monday, May 27, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

The FantasyWood Festival is a magical 3-day experience. Take a walk in the woods with surprises around each corner. Meet mermaids, fairies, watch live knights duel and even see a live unicorn! Costumes are encouraged, appropriate for all ages! MORE

Rails and Tales: Preschool Storytime
Saturday, May 25 | 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum

Hop aboard the story train! Bring your little one out to a discovery storytime at some of the historic sites in Ellicott City. Read stories about how life was long (or not so long!) ago, play old-time games, and make a history craft you can take home. Ages 1.5-5 years. MORE

Concerto Kids
Saturday, May 25 | 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Howard County Library System – East Columbia Branch

Bring your little ones to celebrate classical composers. Children learn about composers and dance to their music. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. On May 25, enjoy music from Chopin. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Limited space. MORE

Sing-a-long Sound of Music
Saturday, May 25 | 5:30 PM – 10:20 PM | Merriweather Post Pavilion

#MPPMovies are back and better than ever! Start off your summer with the Sing-a-long “Sound of Music” at Merriweather Post Pavilion! MORE

Sensory-Friendly Play at Hyper Kidz!
Sunday, May 26 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | HyperKidz

Once per month, Hyper Kidz will host Sensory-friendly play for children with special needs. From 10am-11am, admission will be restricted and only allowed for children who require a play environment that is less stimulating and overwhelming. MORE

Family Days at Pinot’s Pallete – Peace, Love & Surf
Sunday, May 26 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Pinot’s Palette – Ellicott City

Looking for a fun and creative outlet for your family? Then Family Days at Pinot’s Palette has exactly what you are looking for! This week, paint a picture inspired by sunny summer days at the beach with a nod to the classic surfing film Endless Summer. This is a fun-filled kid-friendly atmosphere where you and your Picassos-in-training can have a day of painting and fun as a family. MORE

OTHER EVENTS

Shear Madness
Saturday, May 25 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Plumpton Park Zoo

Visit The Plumpton Park Zoo to watch and learn how and why they shear alpacas, llamas, and sheep. 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 dates, and event cancellations before you pack up the whole crew.