Dance the Monster Mash, check out airplanes, watch Ghostbusters at Cross Street Market, solve a mystery with the Science Center, learn about Día de los Muertos, and MORE! Here are our ten favorite ways to keep the kiddos busy this weekend in and around Baltimore. Need more ideas? Check out our Community Calendar.
Don’t forget to register for our Virtual Halloween Hoopla on Wednesday, October 21 at 10 AM! It’s FREE thanks to the generosity of St. James Academy.
10 Things To Do with Kids This Weekend, October 16-18
Do the Mash at My Gym Timonium’s Outdoor Monster Mash Dance Party
Join My Gym for a night of Ghastly Ghouls, dancing, relays, and more at their Monster Mash Dance Party on Friday, October 16! Children ages 3.5-9 years old are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and dance the night away! Choose from two available time spots. $35 for members, add $5 for non-members. Register in advance. READ MORE
Watch Ghostbusters at Cross Street Market
Every Friday in October, join Cross Street Market for a spooky, socially-distanced Dinner & a Movie! Seating is first-come, first-served, so arrive early, grab a table, and enjoy fright bites from your favorite merchants. The movie starts at 7pm. This week they are showing Ghostbusters. READ MORE
Paint a Halloween-Themed Canvas
Drop the kids off — or pick-up a canvas and create at home — during a Halloween themed canvas painting night on Friday, October 16th at 6 PM with Amazing Glaze! Canvases are $30 each and kids can choose to do the event in studio or virtually. Space is limited and the workshop is available at both the Bel Air and Mt. Washington locations. Register in advance at www.amazingglaze.net or give them a call! READ MORE
Take a Bird-Watching Canoe Ride
Just as the leaves begin to change colors, many feathered friends begin their long journey south in search of winter accommodations. Grab binoculars and cameras and see who you can spot traveling through the marsh via canoe with staff from the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult and is $12/person. Register in advance. READ MORE
Explore Aviation at Open Cockpit Day
Venture into the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, explore & launch your child’s imagination on Saturday, October 17th during their Open Cockpit Day! Arriving at the flightline by shuttle bus, visitors climb pilot stairs at each aircraft to look down at controls where the pilot operates the planes such as military jets, flight trainers, Huey helicopter, and a 1952 passenger airliner. During this Covid season, as per Martin State Airport regulations, visitors are to wear masks. Admission is $7 for adults & $5 for children. READ MORE
VIRTUAL | Design Environmental Adornments with Port Discovery & Robinson Nature Center
Join staff from Port Discovery Children’s Museum online to examine our world through the arts during the fall series of programs “The ART in eARTh”. Use natural objects to create jewelry and unique works of art, create your own web and discover the movements of birds through these fun, interactive programs. Supported by the Howard County Council on the Arts. The October 17th workshop, “Environmental Adornments” will be held via zoom. To participate fully in this workshop, you will need to gather a few natural objects (leaves, flowers, cones, feathers, etc.) before signing into the workshop. Participation is free, but you must call 410-313-0400 to register by October 16th at 5pm and provide an email address to which Robinson Nature Center can send the Zoom invite. READ MORE
Celebrate Prigel Creamery’s 10th Birthday
Head to Prigel Creamery to celebrate their 10th birthday! They’ll have live music at noon, a food truck, pumpkin decorating, and birthday cake specials! While you’re there, be sure to try one of their shakes! (Just saying… but no, really! Try one!) READ MORE
VIRTUAL | Learn About Día de los Muertos During a Special Virtual Story Time
Join the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Walters Art Museum, and Artesanas Mexicanas from the Creative Alliance for a special virtual edition of storytime on Saturday, October 17th. Participants will read a book exploring the cultural traditions and celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Day), create artwork inspired by an object in the Walters’ ancient Americas collection, and learn about creating an ofrenda (altar) at home. Register in advance for the Zoom link. READ MORE
Solve a Mystery During Maryland Science Center’s Who Dunnit Day (Virtual and In-Person)
Solve the mystery of the ruined science fair project on Saturday, October 17th from 12 PM – 4 PM! Josie has spent weeks preparing the best science fair experiment ― and exploding volcano! It’s the first year she can compete, but she left it alone for a couple of minutes and it’s been destroyed! There are only five possible suspects and it’s your job to figure out who’s done it during this Science Center event. Families can choose to participate virtually or in-person. If going in person, be sure to buy tickets in advance. READ MORE
Get Outside at Nature Quest Fest
Join the team at Lake Roland for a family-friendly festival on Sunday, October 18th form 12 PM – 2 PM! Activities include live animals, canoeing, dam tours, and more! Raffle for prizes at the end of the event. To learn about year-round nature quest activities, pick up your booklet at Wegmans grocery store or their Nature Center, or download it from the park’s website, www.LakeRoland.org. Register in advance. 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.