July 6th kicks off our first FULL WEEK of Summer Adventures! Join us for fun as we explore everything in your own backyard — from toads to terrariums!

Each day, you’ll find fun and fresh ideas for backyard explorations on our website and social media. PLUS we have a line-up of virtual events with our local partners and sponsors! Don’t forget to purchase your family’s $35 Summer Adventure Passport to take advantage of the programming discounts AND coupons from our local partners! There’s over $300 in savings!

Summer Adventure: Backyard Explorers Week Virtual Programs

EDVENTURE | Campfire Sing-A-Long

EDVENTURE | Virtual Campfire Sing-A-Long
Tuesday, July 7 | 6 PM – 7 PM
via Zoom with Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

One of the greatest memories campers have of their camp experience is the fun they had while they sat around the campfire roasting marshmallows, making s’mores and singing songs. Girl Scouts of Central Maryland is offering that experience – we might not be physically at camp, but you can join us virtually Tuesday, July 7th at 6pm! So get your sit-upon, pillow or blanket and join us (virtually) for a campfire sing-a-long Girl Scout style. FREE for (Cool) Progeny Summer Adventure Passport Members. $5/Family for Non-Sumer Adventure Passport Members. REGISTER NOW

LUNCHTIME LIVE _ Backyard ExplorersLUNCHTIME LIVE: Backyard Explorers
Wednesday, July 8 | 12 PM – 1 PM
via Zoom

Join (cool) progeny for a backyard adventure during this Lunchtime Live! We’ll be joined by Irvine Nature Center, Snapology of Towson-Perry Hall, and more! FREE for Summer Adventure Passport Members. $10/Family for Non-Members. REGISTER NOW

DIY Clothespin Race Car

EDVENTURE | DIY Clothespin Race Car
Thursday, July 9 | 10 AM – 10:30 AM
via Zoom with Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

Let’s go off to the races with your adorable handmade race cars! This crafts is for girls and boys. Rev your engines and get ready to create this fun and easy craft led by Girl Scouts of Central Maryland on Thursday, July 9th at 10 AM! Connect with us to see how to put these together to create your very own race car! $5/Family for (Cool) Progeny Summer Adventure Passport Members. $10/Family for Non-Sumer Adventure Passport Members. REGISTER NOW

Family Art Night

EDVENTURE | Family Art Night with Social Studio
Thursday, July 9 | 6 PM – 7 PM
via Zoom with Social Studio

Make a bug jar that lasts forever! Join Social Studio for a collaborative family art project. $5/Family for (Cool) Progeny Summer Adventure Passport Members. $15/Family for Non-Sumer Adventure Passport Members. Craft packs available for purchase, too! REGISTER NOW

STORY ADVENTURES | Horsing Around
Friday, July 10 | 10 AM – 11 AM
via Zoom with Summer at Garrison Forest

Ponies, ponies, and more ponies! Read a story about Noni the Pony with Miss Kelly and then meet the Polo Ponies at Garrison Forest School! We’ll virtually tour the barn, learn about polo, and more! FREE for (Cool) Progeny Summer Adventure Passport Members. $5/Family for Non-Sumer Adventure Passport Members. REGISTER NOW

EDVENTURE | DIY Bug Terrariums
Sunday, July 12 | 2 PM
via Zoom with B. Willow

Build a small tropical terrarium crawling with creatures with B. Willow and (cool) progeny! Participants will learn how to repot small 2″ tropicals into a glass globe with an internal drainage system. Finish the class with your own Bug Terrarium and the knowledge to care for it! Great for all ages. Under 8 may need adult assistance. $5/Summer Adventure Passport Member Families. $10/Non-Passport Member Families. Materials list provided. Participants can purchase a kit from B. Willow with all materials for additional fee (Passport members get a $5 discount on the kit! Use the code in your Passport!). REGISTER NOW