K-12 students get FREE admission to the Maryland Center for History and Culture, Girls on the Run hosts a virtual dance party, Baltimore Chef Shop is teaching how to make Monkey Bread Muffins, Social Studio creates weekend art fun, and MORE! Here’s this weekend’s round-up of things to do with kids in Baltimore — in person and online!

Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore | March 5-7

VIRTUAL | Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story
On Demand
Hosted by The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center is bringing the fun, whimsy, and adventure of their Young Audiences season directly to you! This exciting subscription gives you EXCLUSIVE access to digital content from their previously announced programs. Tune in for theater, dance, music, and more—featuring a cast of unforgettable characters and talented artists found nowhere else. Released on March 1st : Austin-based Glass Half Full Theatre presents its award-winning “story within a story” using puppetry, Spanish, and English, and tackles cultural heritage, family, and the power of language in Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story. MORE

B&O Book Drive to Benefit United Way
Through March 8
B&O Railroad Museum

Donate New and Gently Used Books to the United Way of Central Maryland! You can donate online at the Museum Store, and drop off or purchase books during your visit to the B&O Railroad Museum from 3/1-3/8/2021.The Book Drive is part of the B&O’s Read Across America week celebration. MORE

FREE Admission for K-12 Students to the Maryland Center for History and Culture
Through March 31, 2021
Maryland Center for History and Culture

In celebration of Maryland Day on March 25 and their newly opened Discover Maryland exhibition, the Maryland Center for History and Culture is offering free admission to all students (Pre-K-12) throughout the month of March 2021. MORE

Family Friday Planetarium at Robinson’s Nature Center : We are Aliens
Friday, March 5 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Robinson Nature Center

Friday nights with your family should be stellar! Enjoy a unique show in Robinson Nature Center’s recently upgraded planetarium. Each program features a full-dome movie preceded by a live, family-friendly planetarium presentation where you discover what’s in the night sky that month. Friday’s show is “We Are Aliens.” Recommended for ages 5+. MORE

VIRTUAL | Youth Art Month Workshop featuring artist Kelsey Joyce
Saturday, March 6 | 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted by Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Embark on an exciting virtual journey through the world of art! Join professional teaching artist Kelsey Joyce for an online class focused on how French Artist Henri Matisse used paper and scissors to create his own unique style of art. Kids will be creating their own paper collages inspired by Matisse’s and his technique of using “Scissors as Paintbrush”. They will be learning about organic and geometric shapes, positive and negative space, and how to create their own stories through composition. MORE

VIRTUAL | Swing Into Spring! The Music, Bubble and Comedy Show with Turtle Dance Music
Saturday, March 6 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

This show engages children with comedy, swing music, jazz music, “March”-ing songs, poems, bubbles, music technology and children’s stories that foster literacy, storytelling and a lifelong love of your library! The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the autism spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers! Each song in the 40-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. ​​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

VIRTUAL | Women at Hampton: Scientific Methods Family Days (Virtual Ranger Program)
Saturday, March 6 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted by Hampton National Historic Site

As the National Parks celebrate women in science, this Family Program will focus on women’s contributions in medicine and botany (the study of plants) here at Hampton. Two women who lived here in the late 1800s will be the central focus. Anne Davis Williams (1835-c.1890), who came to Hampton as an enslaved child and labored here into adulthood, was known to the Ridgely family as “Annie Bones” because of her skills in “bandaging and nursing.” Various Ridgely family members wrote about Anne’s healing work and even about her funeral in Hampton’s Great Hall. Helen West Stewart Ridgely (1854-1929) was one of the Ridgely family who wrote about Anne. Helen was an author, artist, historian, and civic leader, who also took courses on botany and made scientific observations of Maryland’s native plants. Her studies informed her extended work cultivating Hampton’s renowned gardens. This program will also touch on a broad array of responsibilities, special skills and knowledge that women at Hampton used on behalf of themselves, their families and their communities. MORE

Backyard Maple Sugaring
Sunday, March 7 | 10 am
Baltimore County Agriculture Center

You don’t need a sugar bush to make syrup. Learn to tap the trees in your own backyard and process the sap into syrup at home with Baltimore County Agriculture Center. Cost: $5.00 per person and must register in advance. MORE

VIRTUAL | Monkey Bread Muffins – Online Class
Sunday, March 7 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hosted by Baltimore Chef Shop

This class provides an introduction to Enriched Yeast Doughs with a delicious result. Monkey Bread is a tasty pull-apart treat covered in cinnamon sugar topped with a sugar glaze. This class is 2.5 hours long and feature guided instruction from a professional chef. MORE

VIRTUAL | Girls on the Run Greater Chesapeake Virtual Dance Fitness Class
Sunday, March 7 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Hosted by Girls on the Run Greater Chesapeake

Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake is excited to hosting a Virtual Dance Fitness Class with special guest instructors Ashley Newman-Owens and Sarah Goldberg to empower more girls in the community and to celebrate International Women’s Day! Please join GOTRGC on Sunday, March 7th, 2021, at 10 am (EST) for some fun and movement! Enjoy this energetic, fun, heart-pounding, 60-minute virtual dance fitness class packed with fun dance moves and upbeat music. MORE

Weekend Art
Sunday, March 7  | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Social Studio

Each week, Social Studio hosts a different weekend art activity in the studio. Go to one or sign up for them all! Classes are small and we will use a range of materials for drawing, painting, fiber arts, and building. For kids ages 5-10! Register in advance. MORE

VIRTUAL | Lift Every Voice Virtual Book Club: Susan Kusel and Sean Rubin, The Passover Guest
Sunday, March 7 | 11:00 am – 12 pm
Hosted by The Ivy Bookshop

The Ivy is excited to celebrate Passover with a very special visit from author Susan Kusel, who will read her first picture book, The Passover Guest, a fresh retelling of a classic I. L. Peretz story. They will also be joined by the illustrator, Sean Rubin. Recommended for ages 4-8. MORE

VIRTUAL | Rebel Girls Fest: Adventure Awaits
Sunday, March 7 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hosted by Rebel Girls

Celebrate International Women’s Day and play in your living room with fun activities led by inspiring Rebel Girls!  This free, kid-focused, virtual event will help unlock new levels of potential in young girls everywhere. MORE

Just for Parents…

Saturday, March 6 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Green Spring Station

Join Green Spring Station for it’s 1st Annual Shop Small Warehouse Sale! Shop Maryland’s best boutiques all at Green Spring Station for one day only- Saturday, March 6 from 10AM to 4PM. Save & support local businesses! MORE