From puppet shows to piñata cookie making classes, royal teas to youth sports days, here are our favorite things to do with kids in Baltimore this February!

50 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore this February

Celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
February 1

February 1st is one of the sweetest days of the year — it’s National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! There are lots of places in Baltimore who are opening up early on Saturday to help ice cream fans celebrate accordingly.  MORE

Kids Cook Spaghetti
February 1 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm | Cosima

Join Cosima for a kids cooking class. Chef Donna will guide your future chefs in the art of spaghetti making (with meatballs, garlic bread, and a sweet treat)! MORE

7th Annual World Wetlands Day Festival
February 1 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Celebrate World Wetlands Day inside at the Estuary Center! There will be food and fun activities for all ages. Special guest appearance by Chesapeake Mermaid. Enjoy the Wetland Deli, exhibitors, music, games, scavenger hunt, and live animal demonstrations! MORE

Weekend Walk-In: Beaded Monkey
February 1 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
American Visionary Art Museum

Bedazzle your own green monkey with sparkles from AVAM’s treasure trove. This hands-on art project is inspired by artist Johanna Burke’s life-sized sculptures of green monkeys in their current exhibition “The Secret Life of Earth.” All ages welcome! The workshop is part of AVAM’s monthly series of drop-in, interactive art workshops in the AVAM classroom! MORE

Mom and Me Antigravity Adventure
February 2 | 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. $30 per mom (or dad!) + child. MORE

Free Family Sundays at The BMA
Sundays in February | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm | The Baltimore Museum of Art

Join us 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 Camden Partners. MORE

The Snow Queen presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
February 2 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

See Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s new performance of The Snow Queen, based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, the inspiration for Disney’s Frozen. MORE

Day Off Adventures at Port Discovery

(COOL) PROGENY MEMBER EVENT | Day-Off Adventures at Port Discovery
February 4 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

School’s out! Join us for some fun at Port Discovery! (Cool) Progeny Members receive a special $5/person admission to the museum for this date! Space is LIMITED and passes must be purchased in advance through the (cool) progeny website. (cool) progeny members with passes MUST enter the museum between 10 AM and 12 PM for passes to be valid. Your family MUST have a (cool) progeny membership to purchase $5 passes for this event (did we mention that memberships start at $35/family? So — YES! — it pays for itself with just this event!). MORE

Disney on Ice presents Celebrate Memories
February 5 – 9 | Times Vary
Royal Farms Arena

Disney On Ice presents Celebrate Memories at Royal Farms Arena next month! Grab your Mouse Ears and catch the show February 5-9! Check website for times. Mickey Mouse is joined by Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy on a journey to discover his favorite memory of all time. Using Mickey’s “Mouse Pad,” show hosts encourage fans to be part of the action and help the gang venture though Disney stories, sharing memorable moments from treasured tales. MORE

COOL TOT TIME | Roaring at the Library
February 5 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Baltimore County Public Library – White Marsh

Join us for a Tot Time that GIVES BACK! We’ll be having a ROARING good time at the BCPL White Marsh Branch learning about kindness, making lion cards, exploring through jungle sensory play, and getting ready for Little Lion Challenge Day of Kindness on February 11th. This Tot Time is FREE in partnership with Baltimore County Public Library and Little Lion Challenge, but space is limited and passes must be reserved in advance. MORE

World Read Aloud Day Community Event
February 5 | 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Social Studio

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day with a read aloud and art activity. This event is co-hosted by the Ivy Bookshop and Social Studio. Register under the “workshops” tab at socialstudioart.com. One copy of the featured book is included with each $20 registration. There will also be a curated children’s book POP-UP SHOP at the event! MORE

Kids Night! Mickey & Minnie’s Valentine’s Party!
February 5 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Silver Spring Mining Company

Love is in the air! Join Silver Spring Mining Company in Hunt Valley for a special Valentine’s kids night! Half price kids meals, FREE sundae bar, crafts and special guests Mickey & Minnie! Call now to make a reservation! 410-527-0500. MORE

Maple Magic at Irvine Nature Center
February 8-9, 15-16 | Times Vary
Irvine Nature Center

There’s magic in the trees! Join Irvine’s naturalists in a quest to make delicious syrup. Learn to identify maple trees, properly tap a tree to collect its sugary sap and convert the sticky fluid into syrup. You’ll even get a taste of this liquid gold as a reward for all the hard work! All ages (with adult). $10 per participant (Children under 3 are Free). Register in advance. MORE

Donuts and Discovery at The BMI

(COOL) PROGENY MEMBER MORNING | Donuts and Discovery at The BMI
February 8 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Baltimore Museum of Industry

Know what makes exploring the Baltimore Museum of Industry even more fun? DONUTS! Join us for breakfast and kid-fun at the BMI on Saturday, February 8! (Don’t worry parents, we’ll have coffee, too!) Your family MUST have a (cool) progeny membership to participate in this event! Purchase your Winter Adventure or Annual (cool) progeny members at coolprogenyadventures.com. MORE

Rapunzel Story Time
February 8 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ramblin Heart Studio and Marketplace

Join Rapunzel for a musical story time! Each child will get to meet and take pictures with the Princess prior to the story and receive a gift from her! After she’s greeted her guests, she’ll share the exciting story of what happened the day she left her tower! Tickets are $13 each. Sessions start at 10 AM, 11 AM, and 12 PM. Each will last between 30-45 minutes. Each group will receive 2 free adult tickets. MORE

Valentine’s Day LEGO Workshop
February 8 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Shops at Kenilworth

Join Classic Plastic Bricks & The Shops at Kenilworth for a Valentine’s Day LEGO Workshop! Bring your child (must be 6+ older) for a step by step demonstration on how to build a heart using LEGOs. The cost is free, but you must RSVP for your complimentary ticket. 11:00am-11:30am: LEGO build 11:30am-12:30pm: Open play with duplo blocks This event will be located in the old Match Made Stores space by Jos. A. Bank. MORE

Astro Adventure
February 8 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maryland Science Center

3…2…1…Blast off! Grab your space suit and join the Maryland Science Center on February 8 as they take off on a space adventure! From noon to 4:00pm, experience all the wonders that space has to offer. See if you’ve got what it takes to make it to the moon in our Astronaut Training Camp. Channel your Ground Control skills to design, build, and launch your own rockets. Build planetary landers capable of landing safely on the surfaces of different planets throughout the solar system. This event is free with paid admission and completely free for members. MORE

Mayan Chocolate Making
February 8 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cromwell Valley Park

Theobroma Cacao in Latin means “Food of the Gods” and is sacred to the Mayan people. Learn the traditional Mayan method for turning cacao beans into chocolate and make some of your own to take home! Ages 8+. $10 members/ $12 non-members. Please call 410-887-2503 Monday through Friday between 9am and 2 pm for reservations. MORE

Black History Month Celebration Concert
February 8 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cathedral of the Incarnation

Come join the Baltimore Children’s Choir as they celebrate African American artists and composers in their first Black History Month Celebration Concert. The performance will feature both neighborhood choirs, BCC In- School Choirs, and Charm City Singers. The concert is free, and open to the public. MORE

AVAM’s Small Foods Party
February 8 | 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
American Visionary Art Museum

Baltimore’s best and only celebration of the delicious world of petite edibles, the annual Small Foods party and contest, is Saturday, February 8, 2020. Kids under 12 can enter the kids competition! Doors open at 5:30pm for competitors; Non-Competitors (Tasters) may enter at 7:00pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance. MORE

Piñata Cookies of Love
February 9 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cake by Jason Hisley

Join the team at CAKE to make some fun Valentine’s themed piñata cookies! What’s a piñata cookie you ask? A layered cookie with a sweet surprise in the middle! Just like a piñata without all the blindfolds, sticks, and twirling! Each duo (child and adult or two adults) will put together and decorate a dozen piñata cookies! MORE

Cultural Arts Festival
February 9 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gilman School

Highlighting the rich diversity within the Gilman community, the annual Cultural Arts Festival promotes understanding, education, acceptance, respect, and friendship by showcasing art, history, music, customs, entertainment, and food of various cultures throughout the world. Parents, children, faculty, and friends of the Gilman community are invited to participate and attend the Cultural Arts Festival. MORE

Valentine’s Day Pinkalicious Tea Party
February 9 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Playroom Harford

Let your 4-8 year old join The Playroom staff for some Valentine fun as they dance, decorate cupcakes, and have a tea party! This 2 hour drop-off event gives mom and dad a few hours free while the kids are having fun. Wear a princess or fancy dress! Boys are welcome too! (Dress however you wish). This event is taught by a certified dance instructor and their cupcake decorating teacher. Time in The Playroom is included. Preregistration required. MORE

Children’s Valentine Day Celebration
February 10 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sotto Sopra

How better to celebrate Valentine’s Day than show the love of family. Parents are invited to bring their children to Sotto Sopra Restaurant to celebrate an early Valentine’s Day on Monday, February 10th. Children will enjoy this event filled with kid-oriented entertainment, surprises, along with dining on a specially designed children’s menu. Reservations required: (410) 625-0534. MORE

Little Lion Challenge 2020

Little Lion Challenge Day
February 11 | All Day
Everywhere

Small Acts of Kindness Make a BIG ROAR! Challenge your family, your coworkers, or even your students to do something kind on February 11th. Buy someone a cup of coffee. Thank a first responder. Drop off a donation at pet shelter. Give someone a compliment. The possibilities are endless! We know you don’t want to toot your own horn, but it’s pretty darn powerful to see kindness in action — and makes a huge impact on the kids participating in the project. So post about your kind deed, group project or how you challenged your family to social media and TAG @LittleLionChallenge and use the hashtag #LittleLionChallenge. MORE

COOL TOT TIME | Lil' Llama Love

COOL TOT TIME | Lil’ Llama Love
February 12 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Wilkes School at Grace and St. Peter’s

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! We’re celebrating with a Tot Time dedicated to one of the most beloved characters in children’s literature — Llama from Llama Llama Red Pajama! We’ll enjoy a Llama Llama Valentine’s Day tale, make a craft, explore through heart-themed sensory activities, and have a Valentine’s Day snack. Tot times are designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregiver. Babies under 12 months of age are free! MORE

Tot Time - Hold On To Your Mittens

COOL TOT TIME | Hang On To Your Mittens
February 13 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Redeemer Parish Day School

Hang on to your mittens and enjoy a morning of ‘getting the wiggles out’ at Redeemer Parish Day School. We’ll enjoy a mitten-themed story, sensory play, craft, and snack! Our mittens will be smitten and we’ll have a special Valentine’s Day snack! MORE

Story Time | Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
February 15 | 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Cultural Center at The Havre de Grace Opera House

Story Time for Children with Christopher Providence Retired educator and Havre de Grace resident Christopher Providence will read from a selection of beautifully-illustrated children’s books, sharing engaging, stirring, moving, and inspiring stories of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Appropriate for elementary and middle school students. FREE for the whole family! MORE

Be Our Guest: Royal Tea Party
February 15 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Padonia Park Club

Join your favorite fairy tale characters including princes and princesses for tea and lunch during this enchanting experience. Enjoy wonderful entertainment, character meet & greets (bring your camera!), fantastic crafts, delicious food, beverages, and desserts, as well as other fun surprises! Children ages 3-10 receive either a crown or tiara as well as a sword or a magical rose. MORE

Maple Magic at Ladew Gardens
February 15 and 16 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ladew Gardens

Experience the “magic” of maple sugaring at Ladew Gardens! Head out to Ladew’s Nature Walk to identify trees, observe tapped maple trees, and collect some sap! Learn how to boil down the sap to make yummy, golden brown syrup. End the day with tasty treats of Ladew syrup, maple candy, and a pancake snack! This is a Ladew Gardens tradition you won’t want to miss! Two tours are offered each day: 12 noon – 1:30 or 2 – 3:30 pm. You must register in advance. MORE

Kuumba Showcase!
February 15 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Creative Alliance

Kuumba means Creativity! Experience the beauty and creativity of Black cultures through enriching performances by local students and Baltimore-based artists, in honor of Black History Month. This year’s theme is Black Dance Through Time! Explore the evolution of Black American dance from the early 20th century to the present day! Enjoy live music and dance performances, family activities, Baltimore-based vendors, and more. MORE

Youth All-Sports Play Day
February 15 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Goucher College

Goucher College will be hosting a Youth All-Sports Play Day for girls in fourth through eighth grade on Saturday, February 15 in the lower gymnasium in the Decker Sports And Recreation Center to celebrate National Girls And Women In Sports Day. The event is free and open to the public and the community. The events start at 12 p.m. and will conclude at 2 p.m. just in time for the Gophers women’s basketball home game against Moravian College. MORE

Joyce Hesselberth Launch Event: Pitter Pattern
February 15 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Ivy Bookshop

The Ivy is pleased to welcome local author/illustrator Joyce Hesselberth for a launch event for her new picture book, Pitter Pattern. This gorgeously illustrated book from the creator of the acclaimed Mapping Sam, expertly introduces readers to basic patterns in nature, music, sports, art, language, and math. Lu and her friends love spotting patterns in their daily activities. MORE

WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes Grateful Dead Tribute for kids w/Ed Hough’s Dead Collective
February 16 | 11:00 am
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

If you’re a Grateful Dead fan with young kids, you’ve probably wanted to bring them with you to share your love of this incredible band. Now you can, with Ed Hough’s Dead Collective, featuring the stars of Baltimore’s roots and Americana music scene. The lineup includes drummer/singer Ed Hough, a founding member of Smooth Kentucky, guitarist/singer Cris Jacobs, who has performed with Phil Lesh & Friends, keyboardist Mookie Siegel, who plays with the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, bassist David Markowitz from The Bridge, and veteran guitarist Tim Pruitt. MORE

Discovery Play Date at Coppermine Fieldhouse

Discovery Play Date at Coppermine Fieldhouse
February 17 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Coppermine Fieldhouse

Gymnastics, Soccer, Dance, Lacrosse, and Art — OH MY! If you’ve ever been curious about Coppermine’s programs for preschoolers, this is the play date you don’t want to miss! Your little adventurer will be able to test out a lacrosse stick with the Little Lacrosse Academy, participate in Lil Kickers’ soccer, create art with the Mitchell School of Fine Arts, and more! Best part? With so many activities to try, they’ll be able to choose their own adventure! Have older kids home from school? No problem! The team at Coppermine will have activities for them to try, too! This play date is $5/family for (cool) progeny members and $10/family for non-members. Register in advance — and let us know the names and ages of kids in your family when you do so we can be prepared! MORE

School Is Out, History Is In: Sewing!
February 17 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Maryland Historical Society

Gather around the museum’s sewing table and practice this traditional skill. Using the historic and contemporary quilts on display in their exhibition, “Hometown Girl,” participants will stitch their way through the basics of appliqué and other types of sewing possibilities. This is a free drop-in programs and is ideal for ages 8-14 years of age (with accompanied adult). Program includes free admission to the museum. Preregistration is recommended. MORE

Cool Tot Time | Itsy Bitsy Snowman

COOL TOT TIME | Itsy Bitsy Snowman
February 19 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
St. Margaret School

The itsy bitsy snowman went sledding into town.. looking at the snowflakes softly falling down! Join us for a morning of snowman adventures! We’ll enjoy a snowman story, sensory activities, snacks, and craft. Tot times are designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregiver. Babies under 12 months of age are free! MORE

Family Dinner & Movie Night: The Emperor’s New Groove
February 20 | 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Creative Alliance

Attention Baltimore Families! Creative Alliance is hosting a family friendly dinner + movie night! We will be featuring the hysterical Disney classic, The Emperor’s New Groove! Pizza, Pasta, & Salad provided by Matthew’s Pizza – Baltimore’s First (and yummiest!) Pizzeria established in 1943! MORE

Valentine's Day PJ Brunch

(COOL) PROGENY PJ BRUNCH | Valentine’s Family Pajama Brunch
February 22 | 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Miss Shirley’s Cafe – Annapolis

Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family at our February Pajama Brunch! Join us at Miss Shirley’s Cafe in Annapolis for a sweet morning. Best part? You come in your PJs (just roll outta bed!) and get to mingle with other local families. Tickets include two courses, juice, coffee, tea, tax, and gratuity — plus crafts and Valentine’s Day surprises! MORE

FREE Family MakerSpace Workshop: Paper Towel Roll Kaleidoscope
February 22 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Chesapeake Arts Center

See twinkle, twinkle, little stars when you look into your kaleidoscope. Turn it and the view changes into a one-of-a-kind starscape. FREE! RSVP to make sure there is space. MORE

Elizabeth Catlett Family Day
February 22 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Bring the entire family to explore the works of renowned printmaker and sculptor Elizabeth Catlett! Spend the day enjoying Afro-Latino dance performances, storytelling and studio art activities inspired by Catlett. Special admission: $5. MORE

Classical Mash-Up & Family Luncheon
February 22 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Imagine the sounds of the classics with a Hip Hop beat! How about a mash-up with some cool rockin’ rhythms? Don’t miss this special program when the BSO joins with Grammy®-nominated beatboxer and multi-instrumentalist Christylez Bacon and wildly original electric cellist/composer Wytold for a crash course in the fundamentals of remixing! Through beatboxing, improvising and other creative techniques, these area favorites take inspiration from a Bach Prelude, Pachelbel’s Canon, Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and other masterpieces featured everywhere from movies to TV to weddings—and make them completely their own. Join the BSO in the lobby at 9:45 am for a range of interactive activities including face painting, crafts and more! Immediately following each family concert is a buffet lunch in the Meyerhoff lobby. For tickets and more information, visit BSOmusic.org/family. Luncheon tickets purchased separately. Hosted by the Baltimore Symphony Associates. MORE

Coppermine Parents Night Out
February 22 | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Coppermine Fieldhouse

Children, ages 4 to 11 years old, are invited to join Coppermine for high-energy games, activities, snacks, and fun while parents enjoy a night out! MORE

The Charmery Presents Harry Potter Movie Experience
February 23 – 25 | Times Vary
The Charmery – Ice Cream Factory

Join The Charmery as they turn their Ice Cream Factory into a Harry Potter wonderland with a full sensory movie showing of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. This fully unique movie experience includes a self-serve popcorn bar, special themed punch, treats that correlate to scenes in the movie, and other sensory delights. Tickets must be purchased in advance. MORE

A Home For Warm, Fuzzy & Prickly
February 23 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Robinson Nature Center

Join Robinson Nature Center for an incredible day in collaboration with animal rescue organizations, Friends of Rabbits and OtherWorld Exotics. Investigate where animals go in the winter as we re-enact a winter classic, “The Mitten,” through an engaging puppet show. Search for mittens and signs of wildlife along the Center’s wooded trails. Meet amazing rabbits and hedgehogs, just like those featured in the story. All these animals are looking for good homes! Three program times: 1 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM. MORE

COOL TOT TIME | Silly Senses

COOL TOT TIME | Silly Senses
February 26 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
St. James Academy

Can you taste with your eye? Can you see with your ear? Join us for a morning of mixed-up fun as we explore the five senses at St. James Academy. Tot times are designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregiver. Babies under 12 months of age are free! MORE

The Pout-Pout Fish
February 28 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Harford Community College

Turn the poutiest of frowns upside down in this new musical featuring whimsical puppets and live performers in a sweeping oceanic adventure. When Mr. Fish sets out on a quest to find Miss Clam’s missing pearl, he discovers there is more to him than his permanently plastered pout. Enjoy this colorful adaptation of The New York Times bestseller – it’s an underwater adventure for the entire family! MORE

Science Saturdays & Sundays: Snowstorm in a Jar
February 29 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Irvine Nature Center

Join Irvine naturalists to explore the natural world of science. One Saturday and Sunday a month, families can enjoy free activities focused on a new and exciting science theme. Most activities are self-guided and may include crafts and hands on exhibits and more. All ages. MORE

Saturday Puppet Theater | Bear Snores On
February 29 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Robinson Nature Center

Join Robinson Nature Center for nature-themed puppet theater presentations! Each show portrays a different nature story. Afterwards, enjoy creating a simple craft Afterwards, enjoy creating a simple craft to take home. February’s show is “Bear Snores On.” $5 per person. Click here for tickets to register and secure your spots. Or, call 410-313-0400 to purchase tickets over the phone. If still available, tickets will be sold at the front desk on the day of the program. Programs offered at 10 AM and 11 AM. MORE

B&O’s 193rd Birthday Party
February 29 | 11:45 am
B&O Railroad Museum

YOU’RE INVITED to celebrate B&O Railroad’s 193rd birthday with a party, birthday cake and fun prizes! When you visit the museum this month, show your love of the B&O by filling out a birthday card with your favorite things or fondest memories and they’ll add it to our list of Reasons to Love and Celebrate the B&O. Party included with admission. MORE

Twig and Leaf Creatures
February 29 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Cromwell Valley Park

The woods are bare, but there are lots of twigs and leaves you can collect. Kids ages 2-10 and their caregivers are invited to Cromwell Valley Nature Center to take a walk, gather leaves and twigs, and then return to the Nature Center to make a “VALLEY CREATURE.” $2 members/$4 non-members. Please call 410-887-2503 Monday through Friday between 9am and 2 pm for reservations. MORE