Things To Do with Kids in Baltimore: May 14-16


See the Wizard of Oz on the Rotunda’s community green, experience the science of magic with the Maryland Science Center, go fishing at Marshy Point Nature Center, and MORE! Here are our favorite things to keep the kiddos busy this weekend.

Don’t forget to register for our Springtime Flutters Tot Time on Wednesday! It’s FREE! But you must register in advance.

Things To Do with Kids in Baltimore: May 15-26

Thomas the Tank Engine with the Party Train Tour
May 14 – May 16 | Times Vary
B&O Railroad Museum

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine will be hosting outdoor events at the B&O Railroad Museum on May 14-16 & 21-23, 2021. With full health and safety protocols in place, this fun-filled event offers families the opportunity to hop on board an interactive train ride pulled by Thomas the Tank Engine, and enjoy access to family activities including lawn games, live entertainment to include a DJ and Gregory Mays the stilt-walker, photo ops, a bubble zone, special guest appearances from the horses of the First Mile Stable, and more. MORE

Feet On The Street – Towson
May 14 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Towson Courthouse Plaza

Tickets for Feet on the Street are now LIVE! Join Family and Friends to relax with music, beverages and food trucks! Make sure you grab tickets before they sell out! Due to limited capacity and the cost of running the event the Chamber needs to charge a minimal fee of $3.50 per person. (No charge for kids under 12) Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. “That’s What She Said” will be kicking off the start of their summer series. MORE

Rotunda Movie Night – The Wizard of Oz
May 14 | 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Rotunda

Head to the Rotunda for a FREE screening of “The Wizard of Oz” this Friday night, May 14th at the Rotunda. The movie will be shown on the community green and will start just after dusk. Feel free to bring your favorite blanket or lawn chairs but please leave outside food and drinks at home. You are encouraged to buy snacks, drinks, or even dinner at one of the many restaurants or shops here at The Rotunda. MORE

BMI Farmers’ Market Opening Day
May 15 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Baltimore Museum of Industry

The 2021 BMI Farmers’ Market season will start on Saturday, May 15, from 9am to 1pm.⠀ Enjoy the BMI’s waterside views and purchase delicious goodies from small & local businesses. To give shoppers a safe and enjoyable visit, the BMI Farmers’ Market will follow health guidelines such as social distancing and requiring proper face coverings. Visit thebmi.org for more information. MORE

VIRTUAL | Healthy Little Cooks: Banana Sailboats & Oats
May 15 | 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

In this class, your little chef will cook with Healthy Little Cooks to create a delicious sailboat made from bananas. We’ll then learn about a few key ingredients found in different parts of the world. Key Ingredients: Banana, oats, milk, peanut butter or Nut Butter, cocoa powder, strawberries, and frozen blueberries. MORE

VIRTUAL | Kennedy Krieger Institute’s ROAR for Kids Virtual Fundraiser
May 15 – May 22
Hosted by Kennedy Krieger Institute

Join Kennedy Krieger Institute for the 17th annual, jungle-themed ROAR for Kids fundraiser. Due to the pandemic, the fundraiser will be held virtually again this year and will now be a week instead of just one day. Starting Saturday, May 15, and lasting until Saturday, May 22, families can join in for daily activities to raise funds for research and programs that help kids at the Institute. MORE

Kids say the Goofiest Things Comedy and Magic Show!
May 15 | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Little Market Cafe

Family Comedy Magic Show hosted by Elizabeth Norman and headlined by Charlie Ross — where kids tell their jokes, too! The Ellicott Silly Comedy Festival is ecstatic to announce their inaugural Family Comedy Magic Show where kids (too) are the comics. Join them in the courtyard outside Little Market Café, just off Main Street in Ellicott City on May 15, 2021 for Kids Say The Goofiest Things! MORE

Banneker’s ‘Locusts’ (Cicadas) are Back!
May 15 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Benjamin Banneker was 17 years old when he first noticed the thousands of “locusts”. Come study and record their biology and behavior just as Banneker did! Ages 5+. $3/person, $10/family. Payment by check or money order only. Registration required. MORE

VIRTUAL | TCG & DAB Adventures
May 15 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

TCG and DAB Adventures are wildly entertaining music, dance, comedy, and play for all ages. Comic storytelling and interactive conversations are the creative tools used to educate youth and family about safety, conflict resolution, health and nutrition. The TCG Puppets troupe along with CJay and the FazaFam band sing and dance to original songs that highlight character traits like patience, gratitude, and teamwork. You will love these laugh out loud adventures! MORE

Magically May (In Person and Virtual)
May 15 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maryland Science Center

All will be revealed at the Maryland Science Center for Magically May on Saturday, May 15 from noon to 4:00 pm. Spend the day exploring the science behind some of our favorite magical tricks and demonstrations. Explore the extraordinary properties of water and use it to reveal hidden objects. Turn ordinary coins into gold with chemistry. Discover why mirrors are a magician’s best assistant, and more! MORE

Gentle Giants
May 15 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Carrie Murray Nature Center

There’s magic in the trees! Explore the park near Carrie Murray Nature Center and get to know some of the gentle giants that call it home. All ages. Advance registration. $3/person. MORE

SCRAP Creative Reuse: Gnomes and Their Homes
May 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Enoch Pratt Washington Village Branch

Create your own cork gnomes and their cute gnome homes with this fun creative reuse craft! We provide the materials for you to make a family of cork gnomes and an Everywhere, Wonder! themed diorama kit filled with fun creative reuse craft materials from SCRAP. This program is limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. To register, call the Washington Village branch at (410) 396-1099 or email wsh@prattlibrary.org. MORE

Family Sail Sundays
May 16 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sandy Point State Park

Family Sail Sundays are an opportunity for people with disabilities to go out sailing with family or friends. Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating volunteer skippers are ready to take disabled sailors, new and old, out for a 45 minute sail on the Chesapeake Bay. MORE

Opening Day at BMore SUP
May 16 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
BMore SUP at Sparrow’s Point

Spring has sprung and it’s officially time to get back on the water! Join BMore SUP for their season opening party and help them kick off their 7th season in Dundalk! This year they have a brand new location at Sparrow’s Point Country Club and they cannot wait to show it off! In honor of their 7 years, all SUP rentals and demo classes will be $7! MORE

Explore the Lake at Oregon Ridge Nature Center
May 16 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Discover the natural wonders of the Oregon Ridge Lake. Participants will use nets to search the shallows for freshwater critters that call the lake “Home Sweet Home.” Be sure to bring your water shoes!. Adults and children 4+. $4 per person ($2 for ORNCC Members). Advanced registration required. MORE

Fishing the Dock
May 16 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Marshy Point Nature Center

Bring your little ones to fish from Marshy Point’s dock. Maryland fishing license required for participants 16 and older. $2 per person. Advanced registration required. MORE

$2 Community Day at Port Discovery
May 16 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Explore Port Discovery for just $2 per person on Sunday, May 16! Plan ahead – capacity is limited. Guests are limited to a total of 4 adults, 4 children per reservation on $2 Community Day. Look forward to unique activities including Shadow Puppet Theater (where you can make your own shadow puppet play), Shadow Puppet Play Pals (where you can create paper dolls and puppets), and Slinky™ Zone (where you can show off your Slinky™ skills, and more! MORE

Hurricanes!
May 16 | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

What causes Atlantic hurricanes? What will this season bring? What have Maryland hurricanes looked like? How are they named? Learn these things and more during this lesson about hurricanes. This program is for ages 8—adult, under 13 w/adult. Advanced registration required. $3/person. MORE

Faeries and Elves of the Forest
May 16 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cromwell Valley Park

Ages 3+. Welcome to the realm of the faeries! Make a wand and crown and then head into the forest to share in the magic. Come dressed in your faerie finery. $2 members/ $4 non-members. MORE

VIRTUAL | Sharing Stories with Hula!
May 16 | 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

Join us Enoch Pratt we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by learning about one of the most beautiful storytelling methods, the Hula. Learn one dance that can be shared with the entire family! MORE

 

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