Grab a sweet treat from the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck, explore Ladew Gardens, get a Cosmic Egg portrait at AVAM, make a wreath with Carrie Murray Nature Center, take a Bunny Train ride, and more! Check out our favorite ideas for things to do with kids in Baltimore this weekend!

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Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore | April 2 – 4

Spring Break STEAM Series
B&O Railroad Museum
Through April 8 | Check Website For Daily Times

STEAM into Spring Break at the B&O! While area students are on their spring break, the B&O is thrilled to offer two weeks of enriching activities, designed to promote continued learning and engagement with science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Activities include kid-oriented tours & workshops, as well as regularly scheduled Toddler Time programs. Learn more about their Spring Break Programs and register for workshop in advance. Tours and Toddler Time are free with admission. MORE

Spring Break Celebrations at Port Discovery
Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays through April 11 | Check Website for Daily Times

Spring into a new season with safe, festive fun the entire family will love! Celebrate Spring Break at Port Discovery Children’s Museum Saturday, March 27 through Sunday, April 11! Enjoy spring-themed crafts like Paper Springs Pop-Ups & the Community Flower Garden, meet all kinds of furry, scaly, feathery, and fun animals with Wildlife Adventures, learn about the weather with Farmer Weathersky in his roaming, interactive program and enjoy hours of screen-free play while making memories together! MORE

Ladew Gardens Opens for the Season!
Ladew Gardens
April 1 – April 6 | 9 AM – 3 PM

Ladew Gardens opens for the season on April 1! Go lose yourself in the magic of Ladew. Admission tickets may be purchased on-site at Ladew Gardens (with credit card). Admission tickets for Saturdays and Sundays may be purchased in advance online. Face masks are required for all guests (age 5 and older) when entering and exiting the Gardens and when in indoor spaces. The Ladew Café will not be opening on April 1 in compliance with COVID guidelines per the CDC and the State of Maryland. However, The Classic Catering People have created this delicious menu of picnic offerings, available to pre-order. MORE

Eggspecially Fun Bunny Run
Northern Central Railway
April 1 – 3 | Check Website for Times
Northern Central Railway

Take the Eggspecially Fun Bunny Run! Enjoy a scenic train ride through the Heritage Rail Trail County Park to Seitzland, PA. When you return to our New Freedom station, the Easter Bunny will be waiting for you with a special gift for each child! If tickets are not currently available, you can join the waiting list by contacting us at 717-942-2370 or via info@northerncentralrailway.com. MORE

Egg Hunts at Clark’s Elioak Farm
Clark’s Elioak Farm
April 2 – 11 | 10 AM – 5 PM

Clark’s Elioak Farm will be offering Egg Hunts throughout the day from Friday April 2 thru Sunday April 11. You will need to pay their $8 per person admission fee to enter the farm, but there is no additional cost for the Egg Hunt. There will be one goodie bag per child who participates in the Egg Hunt. Please bring your own baskets to collect eggs. Timed admission tickets available for purchase on the website. Staff and visitors will wear masks. MORE

Bunny BonanZOO presented by Mary Sue Candies
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
April 2 – 4 | Check Website for Times

It’s one of the most egg-citing events of the year! Join the Maryland Zoo on Easter weekend for Bunny BonanZOO presented by Mary Sue Candies, April 2-4. This annual family tradition features games, crafts, live entertainment, and Mary Sue Candies chocolate eggs! The Easter Bunny will also be available for socially distant photos. It’s a fun (and wild) way to celebrate the spring season. This event is FREE with Zoo admission or membership! MORE

Opening Day and Egg Hunt
The Farmyard
April 3 | 10 AM – 2 PM

Join The Farmyard for their Opening Day and Easter Egg Hunt. Your favorite Farmyard animals have missed you this winter and are excited to be back in their pens. Bring the family and friends to celebrate agriculture and enjoy fun spring activities on the farm. They’re excited for you to see our new improvements and animals! If you are interested in simply spending time on the farm, admission is free. Register in advance. MORE

VIRTUAL | Easter Eggs and Dragon Eggs
Hosted by Havre de Grace Arts Collective
April 3 | 10 AM – 11 AM

Created for kids and teens of all ages, this FREE online art class will be held on Saturday, April 3 from 10:00am – 11:00am! Enjoy two lessons in one! Start with a few cooled hard-boiled eggs, baggies, and food coloring. It’s a new way to dye eggs! It’s a quick way too, so then you’ll color egg designs on print out pages, or you can draw and paint/ color your own! Participants will look at egg decorations around the world… like Ukrainian Pysanky eggs! MORE

Opening Day Celebration at Steppingstone Farm Museum
Steppingstone Farm Museum
April 3 | 11 AM – 3 PM

Head to Steppingstone Farm Museum for their Opening Day Celebration. This is a free, kid friendly event. Learn about the museum, memberships, volunteering and upcoming events. Displays will be open and there will be artisan demonstrations and more. Deer Creek Basketry Guild and Susquehanna Beekeepers Association will be onsite. Stop by the Museum Store for an old fashioned soda and gifts. Masks are required within buildings and when proper social distancing cannot be achieved outdoors. MORE

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck
The Mall in Columbia
April 3 | 10 AM – 7 PM

Get ready for all things Hello Kitty! The wildly popular, all-pink Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be rolling back into town! Fans of Hello Kitty can look forward to exclusive goodies and limited-edition collectibles! Just a reminder, the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be a cashless event, only credit cards will be accepted. While supplies last. MORE

The Hoppening at Savage Mill
Historic Savage Mill
April 3 | 11:30 AM – 3 PM

Join Savage Mill for a socially distanced Easter Egg Hunt! Your kids will have fun outside in their courtyard and grassy area while they find as many Easter eggs as they can! Kids must be under 10 years old to participate. Each ticket costs $10 and includes basket, a visit from the Easter Bunny, & much more! Limited space is available. Every kid will have the chance to meet the Easter Bunny as well as have some fun with our hula-hoop dancer!
Choose from three time slots: 11:30am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 1:30pm, or 2:30pm – 3:00pm. MORE

Spring Wreath + Crown Making
Carrie Murray Nature Center
April 3 | 1 PM – 3 PM

Looking for something creative to do this weekend? Join Carrie Murray Nature Center THIS Saturday for an afternoon of crafting in the park! Craft wreaths and crowns from invasive vines and flowers harvested from the park. You’ll get to make a great spring decoration for your house or for yourself! The program will begin with a short hike to collect natural objects along the trail. Ages 12+. MORE

AVAM Presents Cosmic Egg Portrait & Art Kit
American Visionary Art Museum
April 3 | 1 PM – 3 PM

Register for an egg-citing, free spring photo with AVAM’s Cosmic Galaxy Egg sculpture. They’ll take a socially-distanced INSTANT photo of you that you can take home right away. Optional: Add a limited edition Cosmic Egg picture frame kit! Can’t attend, but want a frame shipped to you? Visit avam.org/shop. 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 or gather around the laptop to log on.

 

Editor’s Note: Photo courtesy of Hello Kitty Cafe Truck Facebook Page.