60 Things To Do with Kids in Baltimore This August

60 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore this August

From Zoo Bop to the  State Fair, night hikes to FREE al fresco kid theatre… there is no shortage of family fun in and around Charm City this August! Here are our favorite kid-friendly events!

Don’t miss (cool) progeny’s Family Date Night at Port Discovery, our Donuts and Firetrucks Morning at the Fire Museum of Maryland, or our End-of-Summer Ice Cream Social and Baby Beats CD Preview Party at Prigel Creamery!

60 Things To Do with Kids in Baltimore This August

Belmont Blockbusters: The Goonies
August 1 |  7 PM – 10 PM | Belmont Mansion

Experience the beauty of Belmont Manor & Historic Park with friends and family at this outdoor movie series! Be sure to arrive early to enjoy the gardens and bring a picnic/blanket/lawn chairs. Popcorn is available. MORE

Free Family Night Hike at The Waldorf School
August 1 | 5 PM – 6:30 PM | The Waldorf School of Baltimore

Explore the trails behind The Waldorf School of Baltimore with Nature Studies Teacher Jason Reed! This 45-minute hike will take your family deep into the trails students use to learn about the environment. Along the way, Mr. Reed will give first through fourth graders a peek into what kinds of forest adventures the school engages in throughout the year. This event is designed for families with kids ages 5 to 10 but older kids are welcome as well. All kids must have a parent or adult accompany them on the hike. Register in advance. MORE

Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week
August 2 – 11 | Locations Vary

Baltimore is a delicious city – it’s the local mecca of food. Just last year, Thrillist named Baltimore one of “The Best Food City in Every State.” If you aren’t dining here, you are missing out.  During Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week, enjoy two-course brunch and lunch menus from $12-20, and three-course dinner menus from $20-$35. The price points allows you to try somewhere new, go out to lunch, have a date night (or two). We recommend make reservations early and often. Share your Baltimore Restaurant Week experiences on social media with the hashtag #BaltRW!  Check out Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week website to see participating restaurants.

Baltimore Kids Catch
August 3 | 9 AM – 1 PM | Canton Waterfront Park

A FREE family-friendly event with the Fishmobile and Chesapeake Mermaid! Youth rods, tackle, and bait provided. MORE

Falconry: Hunters in the Sky
August 3 | 10 AM – 11 AM | Irvine Nature Center

Join a naturalist to discover the wonders of raptors. Learn what it takes to become a falconer, how to train a bird of prey, and the joys of your first free-flight! Fun for all ages! MORE

Summer Family Days: Hearth Cooking
August 3 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Historic London Town and Gardens

Get cooking over a hearth fire in our reconstructed Lord Mayor’s Tenement. Clean, chop, and cook using period techniques and utensils. Maximum 20 people.   $12 for members, $15 for non-members. $5 discount for every four sessions registered. MORE

(cool) progeny’s Art on the Trail
August 3 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Monkton Hotel Cafe

Bring your bikes, scooters, and strollers and join us for some art fun at the new Monkton Hotel Cafe before you hit the NCR trail! From 10 AM – 12 PM, Passport families can make art at the cafe and take a self-guided scavenger hunt. Parents will be treated to complimentary drip or iced coffee during that time. Must present Passport to get free coffee. *Don’t forget your passport to get FREE coffee!  MORE

Drop-In Art: Clothing and Fashion
Saturdays and Sundays in August | 11 AM – 4 PM | The Walters Art Museum

Drop-in, explore materials, and create a work of art to take home at The Walters Art Museum! Each weekend features a new project, so check back to discover what we have in store. MORE

Weekend Workers at The BMI
Saturdays in August | 10 AM – 2 PM | The 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. Please note, weekly activities are subject to change. MORE

The Charmery Turns 6!
August 3 | 12 PM – 10 PM | All Charmery Locations

Now this is a story all bout how…The Charmery has made it to their 6th Anniversary – growing from one shop in Hampden to three shops with a fourth coming soon in Federal Hill (cut….it…out). Each year to celebrate, they throw a themed party and this year’s theme is…. sitcoms- dyn-o-mite!!! They will be featuring at least seven brand new flavors – all based off sitcoms. As a thank you to the community, The Charmery is giving a free baby scoop with each purchase. For those true taste buds – pick up a “passport” at any location and get a stamp with purchase at each shop. Fill up your passport by making a purchase at all 3 shops on the day of our party (August 3rd) and you will receive a limited edition Charmery mug and be entered into a raffle to win a Sundae To Go Go for up to 30 people! MORE

Weekend Walk-In: Story Cloth
August 3 | 1 PM – 4 PM | American Visionary Art Museum

Inspired by Esther Krinitz’s sewn tapestries as seen in our exhibition “Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family,” tell your own story with cloth & baubles — no sewing required! MORE

Fluid Movement Water Ballet: The 20th Anniversary
August 3 and 4 | Times Vary | Patterson Park Public Pool 

Ever wonder what happens when synchronized swimming and water ballet merge with passionate community performers? Find out with this summer’s variety show and celebrate our 20th anniversary. Be dazzled by the drama, comedy, choreography, and costumes that give rise to joyous spectacles in our city’s public pools! Not to be missed for long-time fans and newcomers alike. The finale features a retrospective of previous shows. MORE

Kid-Friendly Series: Edible Slime
August 4 | 9 AM – 11:30 AM | Cake by Jason Hisley

This KID friendly workshop is designed for one adult and one child to learn Cake by Jason’s secret recipe to the soon to be famous….CAKE SLIME! Each participant will be provided with enough cake slime to make two varieties. lmagine…ooey, gooey, messy AND edible slime…with all the mix-ins, too… MORE

Field Day at Herring Run Park
August 4 | 9 AM – 12 PM | Herring Run Park

Join Runners4Justice and Top-Notch Kidz during the August Baltimore Ceasefire 365 weekend for a field day in Herring Run Park! Start the day with a walk, run, or bike ride along the trail, and then keep the fun going with games in the park. Ball games, hula hoops, nature art, snacks, and more! Meet at the football field in Herring Run Park along the 4600 block of Parkside Dr. This is a free community event – all are welcome! MORE

Chrysalis Kids: Mr. Jon and Friends
August 4 | 9:30 AM – 11 AM | Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Mr. Jon & Friends is Parents’ Choice Award winning music for kids and their families. This energetic family music is all about fun, movement, and laughter! Mr. Jon & Friends makes music for kids and their families that inspire fun, laughter, and dancing. Sometimes with a band, sometimes as a duo, and sometimes solo, the music of Mr. Jon & Friends is sure to bring a smile to your face! Gates open at 9:30 a.m. FREE. MORE

Teddy Bear Picnic at Irvine Nature Center
August 4 | 11 AM -12 PM | Irvine Nature Center

Come and join your Irvine friends at their very own Teddy Bear Picnic! Bring your favorite stuffed animal, enjoy a light picnic with our own animal friends, and their own story time! Ages 2-8. MORE

Free Family Sundays at The BMA: Storytelling
Sundays in August | 2 PM – 5 PM | The Baltimore Museum of Art

Join the 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. Generously sponsored by Wilmington Trust. MORE

(cool) progeny’s Adventures in Kindness
August 6 | 4 PM – 6 PM | Baltimore Hunger Project

Did you know that Baltimore Hunger Project serves more than 450 hungry kids in our area every weekend? Join us at their headquarters in Cockeysville to make cards (courtesy of Fresh Cut Crafts) to include in the weekend food packs distributed to the kids identified as food insecure. Learn more about this organization and how your family can help! Open to Passport and Non-Summer Adventure Passport families. Everyone must register in advance. MORE

Mini Makers at Enoch Pratt Central Library
August 5 & 12 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Enoch Pratt, Central Library Branch

Explore color science, light, sound, and more with this science series for littlest learners. Recommended for ages 2-5 and their grown ups. All abilities welcome. MORE

National Night Out 
August 6 | 6 PM – 8 PM | The Weinberg Y at Waverly

Join the Y of Central Maryland as they celebrate National Night Out, an annual community-building event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Enjoy a fun night out complete with a moon bounce, music, games and snacks! Join local police, community partners and neighbors as we all work together to make our community a safer, more caring place to live! MORE

National Lighthouse Day at Concord Point Lighthouse
August 7 | 1 PM – 5 PM | Concord Point Lighthouse

Head to Concord Point Lighthouse on National Lighthouse Day! The Keeper’s House museum and the Lighthouse will be open on Wednesday from 1-5pm. Free admission. MORE

Rita’s National Frozen Custard Day
August 8 | All Day | Participating Rita’s Italian Ice Locations

You’re invited to celebrate National Frozen Custard Day at Rita’s! Bring your friends and family on August 8th for a promotional size of their award winning Frozen Custard in a cup or cone for just 99 cents all day! (Please remember – one promotional offer per guest per visit). MORE

Best of Baltimore Lego Activity Day
August 8 | 12 PM – 2 PM | The Shops at Kenilworth

Join Classic Plastic Bricks & The Shops at Kenilworth for the Best of Baltimore Lego Activity Day! Bring your child (must be 6+ older) for a step by step demonstration on how to build a crab or watermelon using Legos. The cost is free, but you must RSVP  your complimentary ticket. This event will be located in the old Port Discovery Pop-Up Playspace near Jos. A. Banks. MORE

(cool) progeny Family Date Night at Port Discovery
August 8 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

AHOY THERE! All aboard the S.S. Friend Ship! Join (cool) progeny at Port Discovery for a fun Family Date Night that’s all about friendship from 6 PM – 8 PM. Families will have a chance to explore the museum – – and it’s brand new climber and two-story ship! — after hours and without the crowds. We’ll have fun nautical surprises, too! Passport Families get in FREE! $10/family for non-Passport Families Advance registration required. Space is limited. We will NOT have tickets available at the door. MORE

Maryland State BBQ Bash
August 9 and 10 | Times Vary | Downtown Bel Air

The Maryland State BBQ Bash is a barbecue themed street festival featuring live music, top quality barbecue, sponsor displays, crafters, farmers market, beer and wine garden and children’s entertainment. MORE

Chrysalis Kids: Beat Bugs, A Musical Adventure
August 10 | 5 PM – 6 PM | Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Drama Learning Center’s TYA program brings its second production to Chrysalis Kids! Inspired by music made famous by The Beatles, Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure hits the stage. Meet the Beat Bugs – five insect pals who explore the world and pick up life lessons along the way in this new musical, based on the Netflix animated series that incorporates songs of that famous band. Walter, Buzz, Jay, Crick, and Kumi embark on a mission to save Strawberry Fields from being taken over by a stink bug with other plans for it. Some of the songs from the iconic catalogue that appear in the show include “All You Need Is Love,” “Come Together,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” and “With A Little Help From My Friends.” MORE

AFRAM Festival
August 10 and 11 | Times Vary | Druid Hill Park

AFRAM—one of the largest African American festivals on the East Coast! Hosted in Baltimore City’s Druid Hill Park, this 745-acre urban oasis draws crowds of over 100,000 each year! For two days, people from all walks of life come together to enjoy national entertainment, local eats and much more. The AFRAM Festival is a celebration of African American life, music and culture. This family-oriented event is filled with entertainers, children’s activities, arts, history, education, health & wellness and more. MORE

Weber’s Farm 5th Annual Peach and Blackberry Festival
August 10 and 11 | 9 AM – 4 PM | Weber’s Cider Mill Farm

Head to Weber’s Cider Mill Farm in Parkville on August 10th & 11th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for fresh peach and blackberry treats, gem mining, live music, craft show with local artisans, and more! Pancake breakfast offered from 9 AM – 10:30 ($5/child, $8/adult). MORE

A Morning in Mining History
August 10 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Join a naturalist for a trip back in time to when Oregon Ridge was a mining town. Explore various historical sites in the park and learn how the miner’s lived in the 1800s. Adults and children 5+. Please call to register! Some programs will fill, in which case, walk-in guests cannot be accommodated. 410-887-1815 or [email protected]  MORE

(cool) progeny’s Donuts and Firetrucks
August 10 | 10 AM – 12 PM | The Fire Museum of Maryland

Think one fire engine is cool? Imagine more than 40 pieces of fire fighting equipment and engines in one place! Join (cool) progeny for donuts and fire trucks at the Fire Museum of Maryland! Kids will love exploring the Discovery Room, climbing on a real fire truck, and trying on real turnout gear. Admission to the Fire Museum is FREE for Passport families during this event!  Please note that your family MUST have a Summer Adventure Passport to get free admission and donuts for this event. MORE

Mirabelle’s Beach Party
August 10 | 11 AM – 12 PM | The Children’s Bookstore

Bring your beach towel and come join Mirabelle and Mr. Muller at The Children’s Bookstore to celebrate their newest book, Mirabelle Goes to the Beach! MORE

Backyard Science Days
August 10 and 11 | 12 PM – 4 PM | The Maryland Science Center

Science happens all around us and lots of it happens right outside your door. MSC’s annual Backyard Science Days take place this year on August 10 and 11 from Noon until 4. Meet some familiar backyard animals, help build a giant playhouse outside The Shed, get up close and personal with animal scat and more. Plus, see the new IMAX film Backyard Wilderness. All activities are free with paid admission, IMAX requires an extra fee. MORE

Lexington Market Garden Day
August 10 | 12 PM – 3 PM | Lexington Market

Go green this August! Lexington Market holds Garden Day, a free event for families, on the Arcade Stage of the Market. The event features healthy plant-based food demos with recipes, gardening techniques and tips, children’s activities, and arts and crafts. Produce bags and microgreens will be available. MORE

Puppy Days of Summer Block Party
August 10 | 4:30 PM – 8 PM | Creative Alliance

The Dog Days of Summer Block Party is BACK and this year the Creative Alliance is focused on the tiniest 4-legged friends – PUPPIES!  They close the street in front of the Creative Alliance for a FREE community block party. Friendly dogs on a leash are welcome! You know your dog best. ACTIVITIES: Pools for swimming, Art activities for the whole family! Get involved with amazing local pet charities! Adoptable Dogs!! Fun for all ages!  MORE

Gramp Camp at Pearlstone
August 13 & 14 | All Day | Pearlstone Center

Make intergenerational memories that will last a lifetime on August 13 and 14th! The Pearlstone Center invites grandmas and grandpas, bubbes and zaydes, and sabas and saftas to join with their grandchildren at their first annual Gramp Camp. Sign up for a special two-day, one-night camp for grandparents and grandchildren that leads directly into Family Farm Camp! Spend quality time in nature with your grandchildren (up to 12 years old). MORE

(cool) progeny’s Bling Your Backpack!
August 13 | 4 PM – 6 PM | Wee Chic Boutique at Green Spring Station

It’s Tax-Free Shopping Week! Head to Wee Chic Boutique at Green Spring Station to bling your backpack and get ready for the new school year. They are offering 20% off any backpack purchase for Summer Adventure Passport holders that day! Plus, kids can make their own buttons and beaded zipper pulls from 4 PM – 6 PM. Crafts available while supplies last. MORE

Wee Naturalists: Crabs
August 14 | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Natural History Society of Maryland

This fun program, aimed at pre-school children ages 3-5, is designed to provide opportunities for small children to explore natural history topics together safely under the guidance of an experienced environmental educator. Music, Song, Games, Movement, Crafts, and Hands-ON learning utilizing specimens form our collection will be used to engage your child. $7 NHSM Member Child $10 Non-Member A parent, grandparent or guardian must accompany children. MORE

Kids Music Jam with The Fifty 7s
August 15 | 9:30 AM & 10:45 AM | Weber’s Cider Mill Farm

Join The Fift 7s at Weber’s Farm on Thursday August 15th for Kid’s Music Jam with The Fifty 7’s! Two 40 minute sessions will be offered with start times at 9:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Admission to the class is $4 per child (plus online registration fee). During each session the performer will introduce instruments like guitar, banjo, ukulele, and percussion instruments. Many different styles of music will be performed including family friendly rock, folk, jazz, and children’s songs. Register in advance. MORE

$2 Family Fun Night presented by Ports America Chesapeake
August 26 | 4 PM – 8 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Yippie! $2 Family Fun Night is back this August thanks to support from Ports America Chesapeake! Join us for $2 Family Fun Night from 4PM – 8PM on Friday, August 16th! Explore BIG new exhibits, The SkyClimber and The Port, plus three floors of interactive and educational exhibits like Tiny’s Diner, Wonders of Water and more! *No discounts, coupons or additional promotions can be combined with this offer. *Tickets must be purchased on-site the day of the event. MORE

Nature Play Date at Carrie Murray
August 17 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM | Carrie Murray Nature Center

Join Carrie Murray Nature Center to meet other families who want to explore nature. You will use our senses to sniff, taste, listen, touch and even splash along the way. Dress for the weather (and feel free to wear a swim suit for splashing) and bring a water bottle and snack. Children ages 2-5 with a parent. MORE

Hot August Music Festival
August 17 | 11 AM – 10 PM | Oregon Ridge Park

The 27th annual Hot August Music Festival will return to Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland on August 17. Organizers of the long-running event have detailed the musical lineup for this year’s Hot August Music Festival. Dirty Grass Players, Melvin Seals and JGB, Billy Strings, Turkuaz, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Travers Brothership, Larry McCray, The Lil Smokies, Samantha Fish, The Old Part of Town, Cedric Burnside, Vanessa Collier. MORE

Baltimore School of Music Open House
August 17 | 12 PM – 3 PM | Baltimore School of Music

Experience Baltimore School of Music at our fun-filled open house for the whole community! Our Open House features student performances, an instrument petting zoo, Mini Maestro demo classes, and musical activities for all ages. Come for an hour or stay for the afternoon. This event is free for the whole family! MORE

Water, Water Everywhere!
August 17 | 1 PM – 3 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Cool off on a hot August day as you explore the water cycle through activities and experiments including a scavenger hunt and a water cycle game. Adults and children 6+. Please call to register! Some programs will fill, in which case, walk-in guests cannot be accommodated. 410-887-1815 or [email protected] MORE

Painting in the Park to Benefit My Altered Wardrobe
August 17 | 4 PM – 6 PM | Central Park, Owings Mills

Paint in the park for a GREAT cause! This event will be lots of fun for the entire family! The class will be lead by an elementary teacher w/ Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the kids will painting  a sweet island scene of two children looking over the ocean. There will be free refreshments and an array of snacks for the entire family.  Hosted by My Altered Wardrobe, A Nonprofit Organization Assisting Cancer Patients in the Greater Baltimore Area. MORE

Community Movie Night at Towson University: Aladdin
August 17 | 6 PM – 10 PM | Towson University

The community movie nights will be held at Johnny Unitas Stadium, allowing families to bring blankets onto the field and lawn chairs onto the track and view two recent feature films on the stadium video board. Guests are invited to bring food into the stadium. Hotdogs, beverages and Rita’s Italian Ice will be provided free of charge to the first 200 in attendance. In addition, entertainment will include inflatables, balloon creations, a photo booth and face painting. MORE

Family Fun Day 5K
August 18 | 8 AM – 10 AM | Canton Waterfront Park

Grab your family, friends, co-workers and fellow park enthusiasts to enjoy one of our runners and walkers alike will enjoy the fresh air, community engagement, fitness, and fun. ALL proceeds from the $5 5K series benefit Baltimore City Rec and Parks’ programming. MORE

Family Nature Play Day at Cromwell Valley Park
August 18 | 10 AM – 2 PM | Cromwell Valley Park

Enjoy a summer day of good old-fashioned nature play! Outdoor games, guided trail walks, stream-searching, mud face painting, song circles, storytelling, live animal encounters, and natural art experiences are all part of the fun! Choose your outdoor adventures from a rotating schedule of activities and guided experiences. Nature-based educators will help you dig into all kinds of nature play you’re sure to love – in rain or shine!  Summer Adventure Passport families get in FREE! MORE

Mud Day at Lake Roland
August 18 | 2 PM – 4 PM | Lake Roland

Get down and dirty exploring the world of mud! We’ll have mud painting, mud sculptures, mud games, a muddy obstacle course, and of course-the very popular mud pit! Clean off by running through our sprinklers or get hosed off by the fire department. Wear clothes that can get wet and muddy! Please wear water shoes or Crocs to run the obstacle course! Registration required. All ages! Parents welcome! Parents: Please bring towels and a change of clothes. MORE

Read with a Ranger
August 21 | 11 AM – 12 PM | Centennial Park

Join a Park Ranger and explore the natural world through books. Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy after the reading. Ideal for pre-school and elementary-aged children. Meet at the picnic tables near the playground located in the south area of the park. Info: Derek Johnson, [email protected] 410-313-1679. This is a free activity, but registration is strongly encouraged. MORE

138th Maryland State Fair
August 22 – September 2 | Times Vary | Maryland State Fairgrounds

Excitement is just around the corner! The 138th MY Maryland State Fair, a fun and educational destination sure to captivate visitors of all ages, runs from Thursday, August 22 – Monday, September 2, at the Timonium Fairgrounds in Baltimore County. MORE

(cool) progeny’s End-of-Summer Ice Cream Social & Baby Beats CD Preview Party
August 22 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Prigel Family Creamery

Ice cream, music, and a sweet end to summer adventures! Join (cool) progeny at Prigel Creamery on Thursday, August 22nd for an end-of-summer Ice Cream Social! Plus, the dynamic beatboxing Baltimore dads that make-up “Baby Beats” will be previewing their new album coming out this fall. You can even pre-purchase the CD while you’re there.   FREE! Ice cream available for purchase.  Have a Summer Adventure Passport? Your family gets buy-one-get-one-free kiddie ice cream bowls/cones during the event! MORE

August 24 | 10 AM – 1 PM | White Marsh Mall

Baltimore County Public Schools will celebrate the upcoming school year with its biggest and best back-to-school festival yet — BCPSfest. Lots of activities for students! They will be set up in the parking lot outside Boscov’s at White Marsh Mall. MORE

Family Nature Explorers: Drawing Whimsical Topiary with Michael and Joanne Bare
August 24 | 10:30 AM – 12 PM | Ladew Topiary Gardens

Take some tips from Ladew’s artists-in-residence to sketch Ladew’s famous topiary. Recommended ages 7 & up. Registration is required. Contact Rachelle Rogers at 410.557.9570 x225 or [email protected] to register. Space for this program is limited. MORE

St. Elizabeth’s Summer Carnival
August 24 | 1 PM – 7 PM | Patterson Park

St. Elizabeth’s Summer Carnival is back in Patterson Park on August 24th! Enjoy a fun and social festival in Patterson Park to celebrate the end of summer! Ride a zipline through the park and be entertained with live music, kids zone, beer garden, festival food, games and wheels for all ages, flea market, a pie-eating contest, pet costume contest and more! MORE

Family Zoo Snooze
August 24 – August 25 | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Join other zoo-loving families for an educational sleepover in Penguin Coast. You and your children will explore Zoo exhibits to learn about African penguins, polar bears, African reptiles and mammals and some of our local nocturnal animals. All tickets include: Dinner and breakfast, games and activities, and admission to the Zoo on the following day. For families with children ages 6 and up. MORE

FREE Drop-in Forest Storytime
August 25 | 10 AM – 10:45 AM | Glen Meadows Retirement Community

Stories, songs, and hands-on learning about nature awaits. Parents and grandparents – bring your little ones and a blanket for some outdoor fun – yes, it’s free! This September, ERAFANS is piloting Notchcliff Nature Preschool on Friday mornings at Glen Meadows for children ages 3-5, so this is a great opportunity to see what it’s about if you’d like to learn more! It is a wonderful inter-generational approach to nature-based early childhood education. MORE

LGBT Family Day at the Maryland Zoo
August 25 | 11 AM – 3 PM | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The very first LGBT Family Day at the Maryland Zoo is here! Join FreeState Justice and the LGBTQ+ Maryland community for a day of community and fun! Grab a blanket and join other LGBTQ+ families, friends, and allies at the Waterfowl Pavilion on Sunday, August 25th. From 11am-3pm, there will be lawn games, family friendly activities, and of course, the whole cast of animal characters who make the zoo their home. Take part in a scavenger hunt, get your face painted, or take a snooze in the shade of the pavilion. Friends and families of all ages welcome. All proceeds from the day will benefit FreeState Justice’s vital services for Maryland’s LGBTQ+ community. MORE

The Wiggles: The Party Time Tour!
August 30 | 6:30 PM – 9 PM | Hippodrome Theatre

Hey, hey, hey, The Wiggles are coming to the USA! For the first time in years the world’s most successful children’s entertainment group will perform in 28 cities this Summer from the west to the east coast of the USA; over 16 more cities than last year! Following the smash success of their tv series on Universal Kids and Hulu, as well as new clips released on YouTube every week receiving millions of views it’s time to see Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony off the screen and on the stage! MORE

Zoo Bop 2019
August 31 | 10 AM – 2 PM | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Get your dancing shoes on and singing voice ready because Zoo Bop children’s music festival is back! Families will enjoy live performances from kid-approved rock stars – Baltimore’s own Baby Beats (featuring Max and Root) and Imagination Movers as seen on Disney! Plus, bop around to kids vendors, bounce houses, food trucks, and fun activity tables. You won’t want to forget to explore the Zoo, including the totally new lion, giraffe and elephant habitats, too! MORE

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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.

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