Rhinos and scientists and pollinators… OH MY! This weekend is full of fun things to do at home and around down with the kids. Here are our favorite 10 things to do with kids in Baltimore this weekend! (Need more ideas? Check out our community calendar).

We can’t wait to “see” everyone on Saturday at our Imagine YOU Play Date! While the event is virtual from 2 PM – 3 PM, families can pick up their play date packs from Roland Park Country School on Saturday between 8 AM and 10 AM. Then join us at 2 PM for lots of imagineering fun, magician Adam Stone, and more! Families MUST register in advance. 

10 Things To Do with Kids in Baltimore This Weekend: September 25-27

Imagine You Play Date 2020Imagineer with (Cool) Progeny during Our Imagine YOU Play Date!

One of our favorite annual community playdates is going virtual! ImagineYOU…. are an engineer. Or an explorer. Or a scientist. Or an artist. Join (cool) progeny for an afternoon of possibility with Roland Park Country School on Saturday, September 26th at 2 PM! Participating families will be guided through a variety of hands-on projects guaranteed to spark their inner curiosity — while enjoying the illusions and antics from magician Adam Stone between each activity. We’ll be inventing, concocting, exploring, making, and MORE!  $5 family pass includes Zoom access, materials for activities, and a special snack. Advanced registration is required. Families can pick-up materials and snack from Roland Park Country School between 8 AM and 10 AM the morning of the event. READ MORE

Say Farewell to Stubby at The Maryland Zoo

Stop by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore to say ‘farewell’ to Stubby, the 26-year-old 2,500 lb Southern White Rhino. Stubby will be moving to a private wildlife conservancy in Florida that cares for a large herd of southern white rhinos. There, for the first time, he will have the opportunity to breed. This will be a significant and positive development not only in his bachelor life but also for his species. While his move date is not yet certain, the plan is in action. Be sure to visit the Zoo soon as wish him a fond farewell! Remember that timed entry reservations are required for ALL guests and Zoo members, so be sure to plan in advance. READ MORE

Help Banneker Track Pollinators During BioBlitz

On Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th, work with park staff to create a snapshot of the variety of wildlife that can be found in Benjamin Banneker Park. The park uses an app called iNaturalist to take pictures of plants, insects and animals to see what wildlife is present in the park on this day and provide them with more information about pollinators, which are essential to our ecosystem. This experience is for adults and children 5 years and older. Be sure to register in advance by email! READ MORE

See “Carnival of the Animals” at Merriweather Park

Join Columbia Orchestra on Saturday, September 26 for two live performances of Carnival of the Animals at the Chrysalis, presented in partnership with the Inner Arbor Trust! A small group of musicians and dancers from Dance Connections will perform Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals and Aesop’s Fables by Richard Maltz at the Chrysalis for a small socially-distanced audience of 200 people. It may look a little different from their regular Young People’s Concerts, but your child is sure to enjoy this fun-filled introduction to the orchestra led by our entertaining Music Director Jason Love! This event will last approximately 45 minutes. READ MORE

Ride a Zipline & More at Camp Letts

Camp Letts is open to the public on Saturdays this fall! Head to the camp to enjoy the water, woods, and shore. Access their zipline, archery range, hiking trails, open space, picnic areas and athletic fields. Canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards will be available for rent in 45 minute sessions. Bring a picnic and stay for the day! Last new entry allowed at 3:00 pm. Entrance Fee: $8/person, children under 3 years old are FREE. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance on Eventbrite. READ MORE

Make Leaf Prints with Chesapeake Arts Center

Chesapeake Arts Center’s Free Family MakerSpace Workshops are back this fall with even more opportunities to get creative as a family! This Saturday, September 26th, they are making Leaf Prints from 10 AM – 12 PM. This workshop will be held outside under tents at CAC (weather-permitting). All ages are welcome, but caregivers must be present. Pre-registration through the CAC website is required and space is limited. Participants must wear masks. FREE! READ MORE

Learn About Reptiles at Robinson Nature Center

Fascinated by nature? Join Robinson Nature Center to become a Jr. Naturalist! During this drop-off program on Saturday, September 26th from 3 PM – 4 PM, kids learn from Robinson Nature Center staff through experiments, demos and fun activities. Saturday’s fun activities include discovering fascinating traits of reptiles and watch as their resident reptiles are fed. Wildlife Winter Readiness program: Learn about which animals hibernate and migrate, as well as some neat, winter animal adaptations! READ MORE

Head Bedtime Stories from the Mermaid Princess

Join Falling Star Parties on their Facebook page for a free live stream with their Mermaid Princess on Saturday, September 26th at 7:30 PM! She’ll share a bedtime story, sing a song, and wish your little guppies goodnight. This event is completely free, but if you’d like to make a contribution to help them keep the magic going, you can do so at www.paypal.me/fallingstarparties. READ MORE

Go Kayaking at Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Bring your wee little water lovers out for their first time paddle on Sunday, September 27th from 9 AM – 11 AM during Kids ‘n Kayaks. Paddling safety and basic stroke instruction is covered before venturing out further to explore the watery world of Otter Point Creek. Ages 5-adult. Kids under 13 must be accompanied by the adult. READ MORE

Meet Quacky and Webster at Cromwell Valley Park

You’ll have a QUACKtastic time meeting the Cromwell Valley Park Nature Center’s dynamic ducky duo during their Animal Encounter on Sunday, September 27th at 1 PM! Don’t get caught by not registering early enough for an event. Now that Cromwell Valley is back with socially-distanced outdoor in-person events things are filling quickly. READ 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… even before the times of COVID). Please check the specific event website for time changes, rain dates, COVID policies, and event cancellations before you pack up the whole crew.

 

Image provided by The Maryland Zoo.