Celebrate Día del Niño Week, groove with Hoot at Irvine Nature Center, party for the planet, shop at Bits & Bobs, make your own hiking stick, and MORE! Check out this week’s list of weekend fun for kids in Baltimore.

Things To Do With Kids in Baltimore | April 16 – 18

Día del Niño Week
Saturday, April 17 – Friday, April 24
Patterson Park

Join Patterson Park for fun virtual and socially distanced activities all week! Día del Niño (or Kids’ Day) is celebrated throughout Latin America and the around world as a day in which we honor the contributions of children and youth to our communities. MORE

PYO Tulips at The Farmyard
Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18
The Farmyard in Parkton

Enjoy an afternoon cutting tulips and visiting The Farmyard. This variety of colors is beautiful in any vase. The season doesn’t last long! Be sure to visit their hours of operation page or send them an email (ourfarmyardmaryland@gmail.com) for self-serve options. Tulips re $1 per stem. Customers are encouraged to bring their own scissors. The Farmyard accepts cash, credit (processing fees apply), check or Venmo. MORE

Archeology Fest
Saturday, April 17 | 10 AM – 12 PM, 2 PM – 4 PM
Robinson Nature Center

Join Robinson Nature Center in conducting actual archaeology! Centuries ago, the Simpsonville Mill, a general store and residences were located on the Robinson Nature Center property. During Archaeology Fest, perform an archaeological dig to look for and catalog artifacts from this time period. Take a guided hike to the mill ruins and participate in a flint-knapping demonstration. This event is held outdoors. Pre-registration recommended; spaces are limited. 5 yrs+, those under 17 yrs must attend w/ registered adult. $20 per person. MORE

HOOT-ENANNY! at Irvine Nature Center
Saturday, April 17 | 10 AM – 12 PM
Irvine Nature Center

Join Hoot at Irvine Nature Center as they celebrate the season of spring! Learn about the bees and the trees, go on a spring scavenger hunt, and get a sneak-peak at some summer nature camp activities as we move into the summer season. Fun for all ages! Register in advance for a timed entry spot. $10 per participant (Children under 3 are FREE). MORE

VIRTUAL | Gnomes and Their Homes
Saturday, April 17 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Pigtown Main Street

Create your own Gnomes and their homes! Families must register in advance and pick up your kit SCRAP B-More. The event will be hosted on Zoom by Rachel Weaver, Education Coordinator. MORE

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 | 11 AM – 3 PM
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt! Advance Registration Only. Choose your arrival time… just 25 guests per time slot. Participants will sign up for an arrival time slot then follow clues on this self-guided hike around the park to learn more about our planet Earth. The hike will take approximately 1 hour to complete. MORE

Bits & Bobs Spring Marketplace
Saturday, April 17 | 12 PM – 4 PM
B.C. Brewery

Join Bits and Bobs for a day of shopping small and supporting local. Outdoor market featuring over 50 makers, artisans and small businesses. Socially responsible event.  Meet the kidpreneurs before you go! MORE

VIRTUAL | Leaping Into Life
Saturday, April 17 | 1 PM – 1:30 PM
Hosted by Irvine Nature Center

Did you know a frog’s life starts in water? Frogs spend the beginning of their life in the water and the second part on land, this means they have “two lives” which is why they’re called Amphibians. You will learn all about a frog’s lifecycle and the key differences between a frog and a toad. Come and leap into this fun program! Ages 5-8 are welcome! MORE

I Spy Forest Dwellers!
Saturday, April 17 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Irvine Nature Center

I spy with my little eye… bugs, amphibians, mammals, oh my! Take a hike to r search and explore the native creatures that live in Irvine’s forest. Learn how to practice Leave No Trace, use iNaturalist (bring a phone to be camera ready!), and guidebooks to responsibly find a new forest friend. Ages 7 & up. MORE

Earth Day: Building a Better World Workshop
Saturday, April 17 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Snapology of Towson-Perry Hall

Earth Day is April 22nd, but Snapology is celebrating early. In Snapology’s Building a Better World program, children are challenged to think critically about the world around them. As students identify problems, they will think creatively about how they can use technology to inspire change. Your child is sure to have a blast as they build, learn, and play! Ages 5-14. MORE

Celebrate Trails Day: Make Your Own Hiking Stick
Saturday, April 17 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Hiking stick, hiking pole or hiking staff, no matter what you call it, they are fun to use and help you with balance while out on the trail. Join Oregon Ridge Nature Center to make and customize your own personal hiking stick for your next outdoor adventure. Register in advance. Adults and children 8+. $10 per person ($8 for ORNCC Members). MORE

VIRTUAL | Chemistry in the Library: Reducing Our Footprint with Chemistry
Saturday, April 17 | 2 PM – 3 PM
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

2021 Chemists Celebrate Earth Week: Reducing Our Footprint with Chemistry Celebrate Earth Week with a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society. Participate in a live, online program focused on reducing our carbon footprint and the chemistry behind greenhouse gases. Recommended for ages 7+ Registration is required. MORE

Sheep Shearing Demonstration
Sunday, April 18 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Baltimore Agriculture Center

Learn about their resident sheep, how wool is used, and then watch a shearing demonstration. MORE

$2 Community Day at Port Discovery
Sunday, April 18 | 11 AM – 4 PM
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Explore Port Discovery for just $2 per person on Sunday, April 18! Plan ahead – capacity is limited. Guests are limited to a total of 4 adults, 4 children per reservation on $2 Community Day. MORE

Garlic Mustard Pull and Pizza
Sunday, April 18 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Cromwell Valley Park

Ages 5+. Grab your work gloves and join Cromwell Valley Park as pull this invasive weed. Then follow staff back to the Earth Oven to taste this invasive on your very own pizza! $3 members/ $5 non-members. Register in advance. MORE

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure
Sunday, April 18 | 2 PM – 3 PM
Irvine Nature Center

You don’t have to wander into the wilderness to meet critters, some of them will come to you! Well, to your trash that is. If you want to learn more about the animals that live in the place you’d least like to live, then this the program for you! Ages 5 and up, families encouraged. MORE

VIRTUAL | Party for the Planet
Sunday, April 18 | 4 PM – 5 PM
Hosted by Jewish Museum of Maryland

Join JMM, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, the Macks Center for Jewish Education and other community partners for a virtual celebration in honor of Earth Day. Play games, listen to a story, join a dance party, and explore how we can demonstrate Jewish values by caring for our planet. The day will include interactive demonstrations and a performance by Bash the Trash! 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.