Story times, turkey platter decorating, Flight Fest, Diwali fun, family hikes, take-and-make art, drive-through dinosaurs and MORE! Here are our favorite activities for kids and families in Baltimore this weekend! Please be sure to check with the host of any in-person event for the latest information related to COVID.

Don’t forget! Register for next Saturday’s Rockin’ Morning Virtual Play Date (inspired by Pete the Cat!) with Friends School of Baltimore! Friday the 13th is the LAST day to register and have your kit mailed to you. If you register after that date, you can pick-up your play date kit at Friends School on Friday, November 20. 

Weekend Fun for Kids in Baltimore, November 13 – 15

Take and Make Craft: Decorate with Paper
Ongoing through November 23
Enoch Pratt Free Library – Roland Park Branch

Create unique Thanksgiving decorations in the safety and comfort of your own home by paper plate weaving and cutting and coloring a very special paper bag.  Plus a bit of bookmark bling! All supplies are included. Call 410-396-6059 to reserve your kit and schedule a time to pick it up through Sidewalk Service at the Roland Park Branch. First come, first served while supplies last. MORE

Cars, Trucks, and Things That Go: Drive-Thru Edition!
Saturday, November 14 | 9 AM – 10:30 AM
Gilman School

Join Gilman School for the drive-thru edition of Cars, Trucks, and Things That Go! Enjoy monster trucks, community helper vehicles, circus acts, and more from the comfort of your vehicle! All are welcome to attend this free event. RULES OF THE ROAD Arrive at your reserved time slot. Please keep your masks on if your window is down. You must stay in your car. Register in advance. MORE

VIRTUAL | Anti-Racism Story Time
Saturday, November 14 | 10 AM – 10:30 AM
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

Join Baltimore County Public Library on the second Saturday of the month for stories, songs and activities that focus on anti-racism themes. 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

Kids Turkey Platter Workshop
Saturday, November 14 | 10 AM – 11 AM
Amazing Glaze (Mt. Washington and Bel Air locations)

Bring the kids in to Amazing Glaze (either the Mt. Washington or Bel Air location) to make this custom handprint turkey platter! Choose from 2 different sizes, 18” for $58 or 15” for $42. It’s the perfect dish to serve your Thanksgiving Turkey on for years to come. Sign up online or give them a call! Limited space available at both locations, so reserve your spot early! MORE

VIRTUAL | Family Workshop: Diwali Delights
Saturday, November 14 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Hosted by The Smithsonian Asian Art Museum

Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in this family workshop. Honoring the power of hope when times are dark, Diwali reminds us to light the lamp of joyous thoughts within to transform our lives. This Zoom program, led by dancer Anila Kumari and artists from the Sutradhar Institute of Dance & Related Arts, will include an interactive workshop on dance and hand gestures, story time, and a special lamp lighting ceremony. It is designed for children of all ages with adult companions. Register in advance. MORE

Flight Fest (In Person and Virtual)
Saturday, November 14 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Maryland Science Center

Join the Maryland Science Center for their fifth annual Flight Fest! Bring the whole family to learn about the science of aerodynamics and wings with games, activities and demonstrations. Participate in aeronautic challenges, an egg drop challenge and test out your own flying contraptions!

You can also soar with the Science Center at home during Flight Fest online! Takes place simultaneously as the in-person event.

VIRTUAL | Chemistry in the Library: Sticking with Chemistry
Saturday, November 14 | 2 PM – 3 PM
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society and participate in hands-on experiments exploring the chemistry of glues and adhesives. This program is for ages 7 & up. 7 and 8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Attendance is limited to 20 participants. To register and receive Zoom login details for this program, visit the register link and follow the prompts. If you need assistance with the registration process, please contact the library. MORE

Look Up & What Do You See?
Saturday, November 14 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Benjamin Banneker Historic Museum and Park

Using binoculars, discover the beauty of the Pleiades and Perseus star clusters. Looking overhead you will find the long “v” of Andromeda and look for the Andromeda galaxy. This “v” leads us down to the “great square” of Pegasus. Find out about the upcoming Leonid meteor shower and where it is for those “night owls” that are awake and outside after midnight on November 16 & 17. Adults and children 7 years and older. $2/person or $5/family. Register in advance. MORE

Weekend Workshop: Voice and Choice
Sunday, November 15 | 10 AM – 12 AM
Social Studio Baltimore

Weekend Workshop is where the community creates, in turn creating community. There is a theme each month. There is a wide age range in this class encouraging the exchange of ideas and intergenerational discourse. It is a great opportunity to make art with your kids or grandkids. Masks are a must. Ages 7+. MORE

Fall Family Hike
Sunday, November 15 | 11 AM or 1 PM
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Join a naturalist on a short guided hike in the park to look for signs of the season. For ages 4 and up. PRE-REGISTERED GUESTS only. $3 per person (FREE for ORNCC members). MORE

Orienteering at Cromwell
Sunday, November 15 | 1 PM
Cromwell Valley Park

The art of navigating with a compass! You’ll learn how to navigate the woods and meadows of Cromwell using our Eagle Scout orienteering map. Bring your own compass with you and wear sturdy shoes. Ages 8+. $2 members /$4 non-members. Register in advance. MORE

Letterboxing Hike
Sunday, November 15 | 2 PM – 4 PM
Black Hill Nature Programs

Go on a treasure hunt hike! Letterboxes are hidden all over our parks and Montgomery County Rec and Parks will guide you on a hike to find them using clues provided. Please register no later than 24 hours before the hike so they can contact you with the hike’s location and other important information. You will meet up with a naturalist who will provide you with the clues and send you on your way down the trail. Intended for ages 5 & Up. MORE

Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru
Ongoing through November 22 | Wednesday-Sunday, 9 AM – 8 PM
RFK Stadium Festival Grounds

The new Drive-Thru version of Jurassic Quest® features over 70 life-like dinosaurs including the very popular T. rex, Spinosaurus and Triceratops. Jurassic Quest’s herd of animatronic dinos are displayed in realistic scenes that allow guests to experience them roaring and moving from their own vehicles as they drive their way through the tour. Baby dinosaurs greet guests and bring big smiles to explorers of all ages. During the Drive-Thru experience, guests are guided by an engaging and informative digital audio tour featuring show entertainers and dino wranglers that lasts about an hour. Guests stay in their cars throughout the tour with limited contact, if any, with staff who wear masks, social distance, and follow all state and local guidelines regarding health and safety. 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.