Drive-In Movies, nature excursion, virtual ice festivals, and more! Here’s what’s happening for kids around town this weekend — in person and online.

Weekend Fun for Kids in Baltimore | January 22-24

VIRTUAL | Build a Snowman Storytime and Snowflake Craft
Friday, January 22 | 11 AM – 11:30 AM
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

Do you want to build a snowman? Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes about snowmen and a snowflake craft. From January 4th to 21st, call 443-984-4923 to request your take & make snowflake kit and schedule a time to pick it up through sidewalk service at the Brooklyn branch. Take & make kits are available on a first come, first served basis and are while supplies last. If you are not able to visit the Brooklyn branch to pick up your take & make kit, you can still join us for storytime and the craft! Just gather Borax, pipe cleaners, and string. MORE

VIRTUAL | Artful Movement with the Smithsonian Asian Art Museum
Friday, January 22 | 4:30 PM – 5 PM
Hosted by the Smithsonian Asian Art Museum

Interactive, live online learning webinar for youth and families of all abilities Get ready to flex, bend, and strike a pose! During this live online learning webinar, young yogis will combine breath, stillness, and movement exercises to recreate a work of art, explore the senses, and discover mind-body connections. This mindfulness session is led by a yoga instructor from Create Calm. MORE

Double Feature! The Croods A New Age & Monster Hunter
Friday, January 23 at 7 PM | Saturday, January 24th at 5:30 PM
The Bengie’s Drive-In

Double feature at The Bengies Drive-In Theatre! Online tickets encouraged. Movies start at 7 PM on Friday and 5:30 PM on Saturday. Online tickets encouraged. MORE

VIRTUAL | Annual Harbor Point Ice Festival
Saturday, January 23 | 8 AM – 2 PM
Hosted by Waterfront Partnership

The annual Harbor Point Ice Festival will be virtual this year, featuring a live stream of professional sculptors chiseling and sculpting their way to win the most votes. Families and ice sculpture enthusiasts will get an up-close look as three award-winning, professional ice sculptors are showcased via a live feed on Waterfront Partnership’s website. Waterfront Partnership, Ice Lab and Harbor Point encourage the public to watch the event live from home, with an optional hot cocoa in hand, and vote on their favorites! MORE

Campfire Fun
Saturday, January 23 | 10 AM – 1 PM
Irvine Nature Center

Do you like just hanging around the campfire and enjoying the warm glow? Ever take a winter hike and wish you had a cozy fire at the end? Come and join Irvine Nature Center around the campfire; you’ll warm back up and even make a delicious campfire snack. Advanced registration required. Timed entry. MORE

Snowball Catapult Challenge
Saturday, January 23 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Maryland Science Center

Ready? Aim. Launch! Discover the power of simple machines and kinetic energy as you engineer a catapult for the Snowball Catapult Challenge! Design and build at home, then put your completed launcher to the test on Saturday, January 23 at the Maryland Science Center. Can your catapult display soaring distance, superior strength, or top-notch accuracy? MORE

“That’s Wild!” Nature’s Recyclers
Saturday, January 23 | 1 PM – 2 PM
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Join Oregon Ridge Nature Center every Saturday and Sunday in January as their naturalists present 10 Wild Programs. Designed for adults and children ages 4+. $3 per person ($1 for ORNCC members). Advance registration required. MORE

Bear Necessities
Saturday, January 23 | 1 PM – 2:30 PM
Cromwell Valley Park

Black bears have been found throughout North America. Do we have bears in Maryland? We sure do! Find out where they can be found, what they do during the winter, and how they survive. You’ll also go home with your BEAR-y own craft! Parent must attend program with their child. $2 members /$4 non-members. Ages 4 to 10 with Adult. MORE

VIRTUAL | Virtual Skywatching: Exploring the Night Sky
Saturday, January 23 | 7 PM – 8 PM
Hosted by Gaithersburg Community Museum

Chicken Little was Right, The Sky is Falling, The Sky is Falling. Come find out why. We will use the “I” word to explore things like Comets (by making one), Asteroids and the dinosaurs and any upcoming meteor shower. Don’t know what the “I” word is, then join us and find out. Learn fun and unique ways to leave the planet, journey to the stars and still be back in time for dinner…and so much more. Time machines provided by the Westminster Astronomical Society. MORE

Cabin Fever
Sunday, January 24 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Cromwell Valley Park

Have cabin fever? Cromwell Valley Park has the cure! Get plenty of Vitamin D and help ward off those winter blues while we hike on our trails. $2 members /$4 non-members. Children and adults must register. Advanced registration required. All ages! MORE

Don’t forget to register!


Virtual Tot Time | Snowy Soiree
Wednesday, January 27 | 10 AM – 11 AM

Ever wondered what snowmen do at night? Find out during our Snowy Soiree Tot Time! We’ll be reading “Snowmen at Night,” learning all about snow, and making a roll-up paper snowman. This Tot Time is co-hosted with our friends at St. James Academy. It’s FREE to join us! Don’t forget to download the Craft Instructions/Materials List in advance so that you’re ready to craft with us or order a $5 Roll-Up Paper Snowman Craft Kit and we’ll mail all of the materials to you! MORE