Weekend Fun for Kids in Baltimore | January 29 – 31

Dinosaurs, didgeridoos, and puppets — OH MY! Here’s a round-up of fun for kids in Baltimore this weekend, both in-person and virtual!

Weekend Fun for Kids in Baltimore | January 29 – 31

Last Weekend! Noyes StoryWalk®
Daily Through January 31
Hosted by The Noyes Foundation in Old Kensington

Since libraries throughout the area remain closed, we are Making MORE Noyes by inviting children and families to read Jan Brett’s winter classic, The Mitten, while walking through historic Old Town Kensington. The Storywalk is available through January 31. There are craft kits based on The Mitten available in front of Noyes Children’s Library at 10237 Carroll Place in Kensington on Saturdays and Sundays through January (starting on Sunday, January 10th), while supplies last. These free kits are provided by the Foundation to add to your family fun! MORE

Jurassic Wonder Dinosaur Drive Thru
Friday, January 29 – Sunday, January 31 | 9 AM – 4 PM
Frederick Fairgrounds

Jurassic Wonder: Dinosaur Drive Thru “The Great Little Dinosaur Show on Earth!” Watch life-sized dinosaurs move and make real life sounds from the safety of your car! $10 Per Car Load. MORE

Creatures of the Night Hike
Friday, January 29 | 6 PM – 8 PM
Cromwell Valley Park

From Owls to Opossums, learn about our amazing nocturnal animals and their adaptations they possess to roam the nighttime landscape. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather! $2 members /$4 non-members. For ages 8+. Both adults and children must register. Advanced registration required. MORE

VIRTUAL | Family Fun Night with Didgeridoo Down Under Show
Friday, January 29 | 7 PM – 8 PM
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

Didgeridoo Down Under is a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years and is known for its otherworldly sound. Learn about Aussie culture, animals and more, all while moving and grooving to the pulsing rhythms of the didge!​​​ Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. MORE

VIRTUAL | Saturday Morning Tunes TV Ep. 5: Puppets!
Saturday, January 30| 7 AM
Hosted by WTMD

The latest episode of Saturday Morning Tunes TV, presented by Race Pace Bicycles, is all about puppets! Host Sam Sessa is joined by special guests including: “How to Make a Tube Finger Puppet” by Black Cherry Puppet Theater. “Jump for Joy” with Red Yarn Painting With Landis Expandis. “World Changer” by the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. and more! Premieres at 7 a.m. Saturday Jan. 30 at saturdaymorningtunes.com and will be available for free on-demand streaming. MORE

Kick-Off! Banneker’s World Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, January 30 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Learn more about the world in which Banneker lived. This scavenger hunt will take you to historic sites within the region, and you will be able to see Banneker, a free man, in the context of Colonial America. Beginning on January 30 and throughout February, pick up your scavenger hunt from the museum to participate. Tag us on social media at each location. When you complete the hunt come back to the museum for your prize! MORE

VIRTUAL | Musical Storytelling with the Mount Vernon Virtuosi
Saturday, January 30 | 11 AM – 11:30 AM
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

Join Enoch Pratt Library from the comfort of your home for a half-hour musical storytime and an introduction to the world of classical music. During this session, they will read Jake the Philharmonic Dog by Karen LeFrak. Afterwards, kids will hear a fun and fast violin showpiece using Zoom’s music mode! MORE

VIRTUAL | Saturday Fun Program with Illustrator Bryan Collier
Saturday, January 30 | 12 PM – 1 PM
Hosted by The Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Join children’s illustrator Bryan Collier in a virtual presentation and reading on his latest children’s books. All Because You Matter is a heart-lifting love letter to Black and brown children everywhere: reminding them how much they matter while Thurgood is an inspiring picture-book biography on the first black justice on the Supreme Court and a giant of the civil rights movement. Children will explore his wonderful artwork and discover how he brings heroes and stories to life. Collier is a six-time Coretta Scott King, four-time Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator. MORE

VIRTUAL | STEAM at Home: Design Your Own Art Machine
Saturday, January 30 | 1 PM
Hosted by Carroll County Public Library

Learn to create a kinetic sculpture that is designed to build and move! Craft kits are available for this program at the branch of your choice! After registering, participants will receive an email informing them when and they may pick up a bag of activity supplies through Express Pickup! Craft kits will be available for pickup January 18th until February 8th. On the day of the program, watch the pre-recorded video to learn how to make your art machines! Disclaimer(s) All attendees need to register. MORE

“That’s Wild!” Frozen Frogs
Saturday, January 30 | 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

Woodchuck, Groundhog, Whistle Pig, Pasture Poodle, Land Beaver, or Punxsutawney Phil
Sunday, January 31 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Cromwell Valley Park

They’re all the same mysterious animal. Learn about the woodchuck, search for a burrow, and predict if we will have 6 more weeks of winter or an early spring. $2 members /$4 non-members. Ages 8+. Adults and children must register for this event. Advanced registration required. MORE

Just for Parents

Beyond Books: Raising an Anti-Racist Child
Sunday, January 31 | 4 PM – 5 PM
Hosted by The Jewish Museum of Maryland

Join consultant and leadership coach Imani Chapman as she dives into the challenges and opportunities of raising an anti-racist child, from refining our own analysis of race to understanding the intersections between race and child-development. 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 courtesy of Baltimore County Public Library’s Facebook Page.

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