Where to Play! Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, February 28 – March 1

Weekend Fun! Baltimore Family Events February 28-March 1

FREE cakes at Miss Shirley’s (for Leap Day Babies), Laurie Berkner, Pout Pout Fish live onstage, the B&O’s birthday celebration, playdough make-and-take fun, spaghetti discos, and more! Here are our favorite Baltimore family events this weekend!

Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, February 28 – March 1

Kids Night Out: Robot
February 28 | 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Kiddie Crusoe

Join Kiddie Crusoe and our Robots Dash and Dot for 3 hours of non-stop fun, including supervised open play, face painting, special treat, and themed activity-a robot rumble under the Black Light! Drop-off for kiddies 3-12 years and potty trained. Bring your own brown-bag dinner or add on pizza meal for $6 (2 slices, drink & go-gurt or apple sauce). 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

Leap Day Babies Eat FREE Cakes!
February 29 | 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Miss Shirley’s Cafe (All Locations)

Leap Day only comes around every four years, which is why Miss Shirley’s Cafe is offering a special Birthday Surprise for all Leap Day Babies! And, there is no better way to say “Happy Birthday” than with FREE “Cakes!” This Leap Day, any guest who was born on February 29, can receive their choice of either a FREE Crab Cake Po’ Boy OR FREE Tall Stack of Specialty Pancakes – redeemable at any Miss Shirley’s Cafe location, ONLY on Saturday. MORE

Toy Story Toddler Time
February 29 | 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Skyzone – East Baltimore

To infinity and beyond!!! Sky Zone Rosedale / East Baltimore is hosting a Toy Story-themed Toddler Time, February 29th, from 9 – 10 a.m. They’ll have themed crafts, a scavenger hunt, snacks, and, of course, all the jumping, foam pits, and obstacle courses that you could possibly want! Tickets are $10. No charge for one accompanying adult, $5 for second accompanying adult. For ages 5 and under. Costumes are encouraged! Doors open at 8:30 a.m., event starts at 9 a.m. 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

Birds in Your Backyard
February 29 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Not all birds fly south for the winter. Find out which birds stay behind and how they survive, then take a hike outside to practice your bird identification skills. This event is free! For ages five and up. MORE

B&O’s 193rd Birthday Party
February 29 | 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
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

Playdough Make & Take Special Open Studio
February 29 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Purple Bicycle

Join The Purple Bicycle for a Special Weekend Open Studio Event! Learn how to make your own playdough, customize a special playdough container and make your own playdough creation! Ages 3.5 and up. First come first serve. Last maker should arrive 30 minutes prior to close. MORE

Kerplunk! Kuumba-Swahili for Creativity FREE Family Art Workshop
February 29 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Creative Alliance

Drop-in every Saturday from Noon to 3pm for FREE art-making workshops that the whole family can enjoy. No registration required and all of the materials are provided. In this series families learn about Black Creatives in the arts and create projects inspired by their artwork. 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

Severna Park STEM Festival
February 29 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Severna Park Community Center

An afternoon of STEM fun for kids 6 to 14 yrs — observe and participate in experiments and robotics projects; make your own robots, slime, and candles, then meet some flora and fauna of the Chesapeake bay. Interactive science and technology exhibits at multiple stations will motivate and stimulate. STEM Festival For a Great Cause! MORE

Spaghetti Disco
February 29 | 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Peabody Heights Brewery

Spaghetti Disco is an endearingly wacky tradition all about spaghetti, sequins, and supporting a good cause! This year will be the 22nd annual Spaghetti Disco, where you can enjoy a delicious spaghetti feast before dancing the night away to ‘70s classics and today’s hits. All proceeds will benefit the Village Learning Place, a nonprofit library in Charles Village with programs for everyone from toddlers to seniors. Entertainment will be provided by Acme Happenings. Disco attire is encouraged!

Observatory Open House – Stargazing
February 29 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Harford Community College

Kid friendly! Observatory Open House at the Harford Community College. Highlights will include the Moon, Venus, Uranus, a few bright globular clusters, and a some planetary nebulas. Guests may also see the star Betelgeuse, which you may have heard about in the news recently. Besides our amazing 14in schmidt cassegrain telescope, there will be various telescopes setup in the parking lot for guests to view the cosmos. MORE

Preschool Paint and Play at Social Studio
Sundays | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Social Studio Baltimore

The studio will be abuzz with children making choices and telling their stories as they explore new materials and make new friends. Easel painting and other hands-on art invitations will be set-up in the “messy zone” and they can look at books and build with colored blocks in the “clean zone”. Pre-school Paint and Play is recommended as a “drop-off” class providing space and time for students to interact with the materials and each other and for the teacher to support extended engagement in explorations. The space is not safe for children under 3 years old. For planning purposes, if there are no artists registered two hours before class, the class will be canceled. MORE

Laurie Berkner Band LIVE at Gordon Center
March 1 | 11:00 am and 3:00 pm
Gordon Center for the Arts

A live performance by The Laurie Berkner Band – Laurie returns for the third year in a row! The Laurie Berkner Band will perform classic Laurie hits such as “We Are the Dinosaurs” and “Victor Vito,” featured on children’s networks Nick Jr. and Sprout, in Off-Broadway children’s musicals, and in children’s books. So come inside on this cold winter’s day and see your children dance and play! MORE

Purim Palooza
March 1 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Weinberg Park Heights JCC

Get in the Purim spirit with a day of family fun and all your carnival favorites! Bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, crafts, activities and more! Cash, check and credit card will be accepted at the door. Members: $15/family, Guests: $20/family MORE

Kids Skate Free!
March 1 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hot Skates

Kids Skate Free! Hot Skates is giving a limited amount of FREE Admission tickets to our Sunday, March 1st session from 12:00pm-3:00m. Skate rental ($4.00) extra is a must for those who do not have their own skates. Only those ages 12 and under will be permitted free with this ticket. MORE

Mad as a March Hare
March 1 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Willow Grove Nature Center at Cromwell Valley Park

Where did this saying come from? Rabbits and hares are related, but they’re not the same! Join us to learn some of their differences, meet one, and then make a rabbit or hare craft to take home. Ages 2 to 5 with Adult. $3 members/$5 non-members. Please call 410-887-2503 Monday through Friday between 9am and 2 pm for reservations. MORE

Mom and Me Antigravity Adventure
March 1 | 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

Drop In Art | Celebrating Women & Female Artists
Sundays | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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. March’s theme is Celebrating Women & Female Artists. MORE

Hamentashen Make and Take
March 1 | 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore

Bring your kitchen helpers, young and old for a fun and festive holiday experience. Assemble yummy hamentashen (tri-corner hat cookies), then take them home to bake and enjoy with your family and friends! Fun activities for all ages including making gift baskets for friends, blessing bags for those in need and Purim games. Light refreshments served. MORE

Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert
March 1 | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology

Launched in 2012, the BSYO comprises three orchestral ensembles of over 250 of the region’s most talented musicians. The BSYO serves as ensemble-in-residence at the state-of-the-art George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, MD. Cello Choirs, String and Concert Orchestras at 2:30 PM concert. Youth Orchestra during the 5:30 pm concert. Tickets in advance are $20 general admission, $5 students, $10 seniors (60+). All tickets sold at the door will be $25 CASH ONLY. MORE

Free Family Groove Class!
March 1 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
White Marsh Ballet Academy

Bring the entire family (ages 4 and up) to this amazing dance experience, which blends easy-to-follow, fun movements with awesome music. Family GROOVE is a truly unique experience that will nourish everyone’s mind, body and soul. Please call 410-615-4900 for more info and to reserve your space. Space is limited. This class is FREE! Dance experience is not needed. MORE

DISCLAIMER: Hey Parents, as we well know, things change day to day… and even hour to hour (think newborn sleeping patterns or the food preferences of toddlers!). Please check the specific event website for time changes, rain dates and event cancellations before you pack up the whole crew.

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Heather is editor-in-chief of (cool) progeny. When not scouting the best in everything kid and family, you'll probably find her running The Weisse Group or adventuring around town with her kids and husband Patrick. Can be won over with a good glass of wine or something homemade. Addicted to Pinterest. A two-cups-of-coffee-a-day kinda gal. Only pretends to know what she's doing with her SLR, even though she's got a fantastic lens on it.Thankful it does most of the work for her. Navigating the world of special needs parenting. Trying to pay it forward one day at a time. #littlelionchallenge

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