Looking for something to keep the kids busy this weekend? Here’s what’s happening around town — both in-person and virtual!

Planning to join us for our Birdie Bash Tot Time on Wednesday, January 13th at 10 AM with Irvine Nature Center (it’s FREE!)? Be sure to register in advance and order your $5 craft kit this weekend so we can get it in the mail to you!

Weekend Fun for Kids in Baltimore | January 8-10

Purple Bagels at THB
THB Bagelry and Deli
Multiple Locations

Get playoff ready! THB is offering their signature purple bagels through Sunday, while supplies last. MORE

VIRTUAL | Join the #MyFlatRanger Project
Hosted by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Your kids can now color and cut out their very own Park Ranger to join them on adventures in their backyard and exploring nearby nature! Have your child think about some of the jobs a Park Ranger does and then take their “Flat Ranger” to help them with those. You can then post pictures of your kids and their  “Flat Ranger” on social media using the hashtag #MyMDRanger. MORE

VIRTUAL | Family Fun Night with Pop Artist Michael Albert
January 8, | 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

Meet American pop artist and author Michael Albert, nationally known for making art from cereal boxes and other printed cardboard consumer brand packages. Create along with Michael as he demonstrates how to turn everyday household items into works of art! Suggested materials include: cereal boxes (or any printed cardboard consumer brand packages, such as cookies, crackers, tea, soda, frozen pizza), old magazines and catalogs, junk mail, etc., anything with words on it, a bottle of glue or glue stick, scissors and a piece of cardboard approximately 8”X10”. 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

Falconry: Hunters in the Sky
January 9 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Irvine Nature Center

Ever wonder what it means to be a falconer or how you can identify a bird of prey? Join a naturalist to discover the wonders of raptors. Learn what it takes to become a falconer, how to train a bird of prey, and the joys of your first free-flight! Fun for all ages! $10/participant. MORE

VIRTUAL | Natural History at Home – “Stripes of All Types”
January 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Hosted by the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History

Join museum educators as they walk your family through science skill-building activities and ways to explore the natural world and collections. During this program, we will be joined by special guest, author/illustrator Susan Stockdale! Susan will read her book, “Stripes of All Types” and will share how learning about and studying natural history inspires and informs her book creations. Susan will also share the process she uses to develop her books and invite participants to create their own artwork to teach others about an animal of their choice. MORE

VIRTUAL | French/English Family Storytime
January 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Library

Join Enoch Pratt Library live for an interactive storytime with read-alouds, songs, movements, and games. For children under 12. Register in advance. Un moment de bonne humeur à partager ensemble live, avec histoires, chansonnettes, mouvements et jeux. Pour tout enfant de moins de 12 ans. MORE

Paint and Play at Social Studio
January 10 | 11:15 AM – 12 PM
Social Studio

Paint & Play is a “drop-off” class for kids ages 3-6 that provides space and time for students to interact with the materials and each other and for the teacher to support extended engagement in explorations. Groups are 6 or smaller. Participants will be welcomed at the door; adults and siblings cannot enter the studio to minimize social exchange. Students must wear masks and use hand sanitizer upon entering the studio! MORE

“That’s Wild!” Clever Constrictors
January 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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