Bubble days, drive-in movies, scavenger hikes, terrariums and more! Here are some great ideas for keeping the kids busy this weekend.

Weekend Family Fun | July 10 – 12, 2020

VIRTUAL | Story Adventures: Horsing Around!
Friday, July 10 | 10 AM
via Zoom with (cool) progeny and 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

VIRTUAL | Animal Spotlight: Terrapins!
Friday, July 10 | 11 AM
via Facebook Live with Howard County Conservancy

Diamondback Terrapins are the face of estuarine conservation efforts. Come get an up-close look with The Howard County Conservancy at the animal ambassador terrapin, Torope, and learn how terrapins survive in the Chesapeake Bay. Terrapins once populated estuaries in great numbers. Learn what led to their decline, what the current threats are to this important aquatic species and what can be done to help support these creatures in the wild. MORE

The Incredibles- Friday Night Movie
Friday, July 10 | 9 PM
Howard County Fairgrounds

Join HoCo Drive In for more family fun with The Incredibles this Friday night, July 10th at 9pm at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Passes must be reserved in advance (one pass per carload). TOUCH FREE TICKETING! Tickets MUST be purchased in advance as none will be sold at the event. Gate opens at 8pm for the 9pm showing, at the Howard County Fairgrounds. It’s a great way to get out of the house for a safe family outing! MORE

Nature Quest Hike & Scavenger Hike
Saturday, July 11 | 10 AM
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Join a naturalist-led hike to find both of the Nature Quest markers at Banneker and learn more about the diversity of birds, animals, and plants that make their home at the park. Trace your finds with a Scavenger Hunt. You’ll complete two trails today; completing 5 trails at Baltimore County parks entitles you to free admission at the Nature Quest Fest on October 20 at Lake Roland with activities, games, and prizes! MORE

Bubble Days
Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 | 12 PM – 4 PM
Maryland Science Center

Pop into the Maryland Science Center for the sudsiest spectacle of science! Join them for the best bubble party of the summer to celebrate their reopening! On July 11 & 12 from noon to 4pm, celebrate Bubble Days at MSC by creating giant bubbles and bubbles out of dry ice. Engineer a way to drive bubbles through the air and join for some sudsy spectacles. See the world-renowned bubble artist Casey Carle in his suds-tacular show, Bubble-Ology 101: The Secret Science of Soap! Get ready for two days that will be bursting with fun! MORE

Plant a Pumpkin on the Farm
Saturday, July 11 | 1 PM -2:30 PM
The Farmyard

Your child can plant a pumpkin in the patch at The Farmyard and watch it grow this summer! In October, they will have their very own pumpkin to decorate for Halloween! MORE

VIRTUAL | Imagine Science: The Science Behind Myths, Fables and Tall Tales
Saturday, July 11 | 2 PM – 3 PM
via Zoom with Baltimore County Public Library

The Science Guys of Baltimore show you how many of your favorite stories could jump off the pages of books and come to life! From creating fire breathing dragons and volcanic eruptions to proving the strength of Rapunzel’s hair, the imaginary world is brought right into your home! Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to the program 30 minutes before scheduled start. MORE

VIRTUAL | DIY Bug Terrariums
Sunday, July 12 | 2 PM – 3 PM
via Zoom with (cool) progeny and 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. Supply list provided OR purchase a kit from B. Willow with everyone you need! $5/Family for (Cool) Progeny Summer Adventure Passport Members. $10/Family for Non-Sumer Adventure Passport Members. MORE