From camp fires and Flight Fest to Beatles music and great big animals, there is no shortage of kid-friendly fun in Baltimore this weekend!

Don’t forget to nab your family pass and join us for our Friendsgiving Play Date on November 23rd at St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School. It’s a buffet of kid-friendly service learning activities and fun — plus dinner will be served! Do good, feel good!

Kid-Friendly Fun in Baltimore This Weekend, November 15-17

Baltimore City

$2 Family Fun Night
November 15 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Explore Port Discovery’s BIG new exhibits, The SkyClimber and The Port, and three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits for just $2 per person! Join us for $2 Family Fun Night on Friday, November 15th from 4-8PM. This is a great chance to explore the Museum’s two newest exhibits , The SkyClimber and The Port, and updated guest amenities! Tickets for this event must be purchased in person at the event. MORE

Starry Night Campfire
November 15 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Carrie Murray Nature Center

Try something new for family night! Starry Night Family Campfire completely FREE and the the best way to enjoy an evening under the stars. The onset of cool fall temperatures means beautiful starry skies! Gaze at the stars and gather round the campfire to stay warm and toasty. Stories and treats provided. This is an all ages event, register for free before all the spots fill up! MORE

Music Box: Great Big Animals
November 16 | 10:00 am & 11:30 am
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Think big! Elephants, whales and rhinos are the stars of this show with a jazz quartet. 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

Young Poes Book Club
November 16 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Charm City Books

Bring your middle grade readers to their first interactive bookclub! They will read stories together and then build on their understanding through discussion, acting out the story, learning new vocabulary, and reviewing plot points. This class format was created created to emphasize development of vocabulary and story comprehension and is meant for kids 10-12 years old. The class is a pilot program and has a suggested donation of $5. MORE

Flight Fest
November 16 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maryland Science Center

Let your imagination soar at the Maryland Science Center for their fourth annual Flight Fest! Bring the whole family to learn about the science of aerodynamics and wings with games, activities and demonstrations. Participate in aeronautic challenges, an egg drop challenge and test out your own flying contraptions! MORE

Baltimore Boogie
November 16 | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Come boogie with the kids at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center! Baltimore Boogie is the Children’s Center third annual community Dance Marathon event. Families are welcome to dance, play and stand for the kids from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 16. Registration is $25 and will include food, games and activities to keep you entertained for six hours while raising much-needed funds for patients and families. MORE

Charm City Players Presents Elf, The Musical
November 16 and 17 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium at Mercy High School

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. MORE

Zoo Zoom 2019
November 17 | 8:30 am – 10:30 am
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Embark on a journey through the Zoo at this year’s Zoo Zoom: Expedition 8K presented by Chase. Dress up as your favorite animal and choose from either an 8K race or the 1 Mile Family Walk/Fun Run. Both courses will take you on an adventure through the center of the Zoo and past the NEW African Journey exhibits! Every dollar raised for this event goes directly to fund the Maryland Zoo’s animal care, education programs, and wildlife conservation. MORE

Award-Winning Children’s Author Laurel Snyder
November 17 | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Bolton Street Synagogue

The Festival of Jewish Literature will welcome poet and author Laurel Snyder (who also happens to be Ivy owner Emma Snyder’s sister!). She will read from her new children’s book, Hungry Jim, which was inspired by Maurice Sendak. The Festival of Jewish Literature is a city-wide celebration of the written word, bringing together readers, writers, and artists from Baltimore and across the country to share a love of books and culture. MORE

Baltimore County

Frozen Toddler Time with Elsa and Olaf
November 16 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Skyzone – Timonium

Toddlers are invited to JUMP into a special world just for them (and their families), as Sky Zone welcomes very special guests from everyone’s favorite holiday sequel, Elsa and Olaf. Guests will jump and pose for pictures with very special magical guests, make a Frozen-themed craft, visit their balloon artist for a special treat, and prepare for a great time at Sky Zone! Feel free to come dressed as a favorite character, character PJs, or play clothes. Doors open at 8:30 am. MORE

Beatles Family Fest with Yellow Dubmarine at Carver
November 16 | 9:30 am – 11:30 am
George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology

The Beatles are the ultimate family rock band — the one that kids, parents and grandparents can all enjoy together. And the Baltimore-based band Yellow Dubmarine does reggae versions of classic Beatles tunes, complete with a full horns section! Reggae + Beatles = the most kid-friendly show on the planet. MORE

Paw Print Party
November 16 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pet Depot

Join Amazing Glaze at Pet Depot in Timonium for a Paw Print Party! They’ll help your get the perfect print on a personalized plaque… the perfect addition to your Christmas tree! Doggie Treat bag included. Sign up online through Amazing Glaze’s calendar. Arrive anytime between 10 AM – 12 PM that day to participate in all of the FUN! MORE

Family Yoga
November 16 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Yoga on York

Family Yoga is back! Kids of all ages, parents, cousins, grandparents, and friends are all welcome. This class is designed to celebrate fall and allow families to spend some time together playing with yoga. $20 for the first parent/child and then just $5 for each additional family member! MORE

Campfire Cooking
November 16 and 17 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Nothing tastes better than food cooked over a fire. Hike to find kindling and learn about fire safety and how to build a campfire. Then make some classic campfire treats to enjoy. Adults and children 8+ $8 per person ($5 for ORNCC Members). MORE

November 16 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Hundreds of years ago Galileo used a simple telescope to view the night sky and he changed astronomy forever. This is your opportunity to assemble one of BBHPM’s Galileoscopes and view the night sky as Galileo would have seen it! Families can work together to assemble a Galileoscope. Ages 10 and up. $3/person; $10/family. MORE

Nature Connections: Trees
November 17 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Natural History Society of Maryland

At this month’s free Nature Connections we will be exploring trees! Did you know that different parts of a tree grow at different times throughout the year. Typically, most of the foliage growth happens in the spring, followed by trunk growth in the summer and root growth in the fall and winter. Nature Connections is full of surprising and interesting facts about the world around us. MORE

Layer the Walls
November 17 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

What if you discovered an old apartment covered with forty layers of wallpaper? What if these layers could be peeled back to reveal the stories of past tenants? A show for the whole family, Layer the Walls explores stories of a tenement apartment in New York City that was once home to hundreds of new immigrants. Shadow and Bunraku puppetry, along with masks, bring to life the stories of Irish, Italian and Jewish families. MORE

Harford County

Date Night Drop-Off at The Playroom
November 15 | 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Playroom Harford

Let your littles come and have 3 hours of fun while Mom and Dad go out! Children ages 2yrs+ can be dropped off between 5:30-8:30pm. The 3 hours will include free play, a light snack, and a movie (if they get tired of playing and wish for some quiet time). Children must be toilet trained. $30 per child ($25 discount for siblings after first child). Pre-registration required. MORE

Kindness Rocks Art Workshop
November 15 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Beach Bee Yoga and SUP

Each participant will have an opportunity to create a Kindness rock. It can have a positive message or an image. The final product can be placed in the community, given as a gift, or placed somewhere special to you. Art supplies will be provided. MORE

North Park Trail Walk
November 16 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Locke House Museum

Guided nature/history walk free to the public. An easy walk of 1.5 miles in 90 minutes. All ages, rain or shine, sturdy footwear recommended. Meet at the Lock House. MORE

Little Sparks Group Music Classes
November 16 | 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Music Land

“Little Sparks” group class will focus on finding and using your child’s voice, understanding and feeling a pulse, exploring different pitches, recognizing short musical phrases, experimenting with new instruments and art forms, and expressing oneself through music and movement. Join them as they explore all the wonders of music with a new theme each class! For ages 1-6. MORE

Kiddy Campfire
November 16 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Bring your little one to enjoy a campfire on Otter Point Creek! Play games, sing songs, and learn how to stay safe around a fire. Roasted treats provided.Ages 3-6 with adult. $3/person. *Meet at Pontoon Pier. MORE

Storytime and Activities Featuring Jack Frost vs. the Abominable Snowman
November 16 | 11:00 am 
Barnes and Noble, Bel Air

This fun story puts kids in the driver’s seat as they decide whose path to follow during an exciting race through Winter Wonderland! Will you follow the mischievous Jack Frost, with his magical powers, or powerful Abe, the Abominable Snowman, who’s filled with surprises? Get ready for rip-roaring storytime fun with this exciting book! MORE

Howard County

Kids Night Out at The Pottery Stop: FROZEN
November 15 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Pottery Stop

Join The Pottery Stop for pottery, pizza, and a movie at Kids Night Out! This month they’re watching Frozen (G) and painting a themed project. Cost is $32+tax pp. Drop off event for ages 6+/1st graders and up. Includes materials, instruction, and firing, pizza and a drink. Projects will be ready to pick up in one week. MORE

Family Volunteer Day
November 16
Times Vary | Locations Vary

Looking for a fun way to spend quality time as a family, club or community group? Help us celebrate Family Volunteer Day across Howard County! Activities include clean-up at Centennial Park, tree planting, sheltering & mulching in West Friendship, Garden Winterizing at Belmont, and non-native pant removal at Robinson Nature Center. MORE

Fall Stellar Stretching
November 16 | 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Robinson Nature Center

Moving your muscles is not only fun, it’s “stellar” in this entertaining planetarium program. Hear stories about the constellations in our fall skies and enjoy stretches inspired by these tales. Get your wiggles, giggles and stiffness out as you move under the stars of the dome. Pre-register to secure your tickets for both parents and adults. 3-8 yrs w/parent. $3/ticket or free with Annual Pass. MORE

Baby & Me Stretch and Play Yoga Workshop
November 17 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Yoga Center of Columbia

This class will teach gentle stretching and movement techniques for baby to promote healthy digestion, enhance bonding, and improve sleep. Caregivers will learn breathing and meditation techniques to cultivate patience and enhance relaxation. A wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers in the community, get support, and share resources. Please bring a receiving blanket for baby. No prior yoga experience needed. MORE

History Story Time, Tea & Snacks
November 17 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Belmont Manor

Bring your child and their favorite doll for History Story Time, Tea & Snacks! Experience the history of Belmont Manor with your favorite doll right by your side. Program will include story-time, crafts, and light refreshments. Recommended for children ages 4-8. $10 per person. Advance registration required. Participating children must be accompanied by at least one adult, MORE

Anne Arundel County

MakerSpace Family Workshop: Squawking Turkey
November 16 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Chesapeake Arts Center

Head to Chesapeake Arts Center for a MakerSpace workshop all about — turkeys! Let this little fellow tell everyone that Thanksgiving dinner is ready. Just pull his string and he will announce proudly that the other turkey – the roasted one – is ready. Yum! Yum! FREE with RSVP. MORE

Grand Illumination
November 16 | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Homestead Gardens

Glittering lights ignite to kick off the holiday season! Witness the spectacular display of Christmas lights illuminating at once as you listen to sounds of the season! Bring out the family to build lasting holiday memories at Homestead Gardens Davidsonville store. Shop, watch the trains, grab a warm drink, then head outside for the flipping of the switch. Lights will light up the property and the faces of both the young and young at heart. Don’t miss it! MORE

Space Travel: Apollo and Beyond
November 17 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maryland Hall

Maryland Hall and Historic Annapolis, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Affiliates, will host a discussion of the Space Program with current and former astronauts moderated by Dr. Valerie Neal, Curator Emeritus of the Space History Department of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. MORE