Playground scavenger hunts, foodie adventures, twilight zoo strolls, and more! Here are 25 fun things to do with kids in Baltimore this June! 

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25 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore This June

Participate in Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance’s Playground Scavenger Hunt
All Month
Various Playgrounds

Looking for a (cool) new city playground? Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance has created a playground tour and scavenger hunt. Families can even submit their scavenger hunt answers for prizes! You can find out more here.

Register for Enoch Pratt Library’s Summer Break!
All Month Long
Your Local Enoch Pratt Branch

Get free books for your home library, join the Pratt for fun events, and enter into a weekly prize drawing with Summer Break Baltimore, June 1 through September 4! Just for signing up, you’ll get a Summer Break Baltimore box with a book, prizes, a scratch-off card, an event calendar, and more! MORE

Explore Animationland at Port Discovery
Throughout the Month
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Animationland is an immersive experience that lets young minds explore the art of bringing stories to life. The exhibit includes a Create Your Own Storyboard activity where kids use geometric shapes to create characters, just like animators use basic shapes to create their characters. Kids can step into the sound booth and create original sound effects for their characters in the Foley Studio. At the Plan and Pose Interactive, animators of all ages can make stop motion animation magic. Before you leave, be sure to snap a family pic in the Prickle Desert or Comfort Peaks  — and Capture the Memory of your Animationland experience! MORE

Play Bingo During the Baltimore County Pride Event
June 4 | 6 PM – 9 PM
Oregon Ridge Park

This event has something for everyone. BINGO, Painting, food, or just enjoy an evening at the park. This BYOB event will have Gay Bingo hosted by Victoria Bohmore, a sip and paint with Painting With a Twist, food vendors and more. This event is family-friendly in every sense and open to all ages! Advanced registration required. MORE

Stretch and Pose in a Yoga Class at Annie’s Playground
June 5 | 9 AM – 9:45 AM
Annie’s Playground

Children will play games and sing songs that promote a positive mindful mindset as well as practice traditional yoga poses incorporated into stories. Ages 3-6 are welcome. Limited to 10 spots. Advanced registration required. MORE

Have a Delicious Adventure Weber Farm’s Strawberry Festival
June 5 and 6 | 9 AM – 4 PM
Weber’s Cider Mill Farm

Weber’s Farm 5th Annual Strawberry Festival will be held on June 5th & 6th! Enjoy fresh strawberry treats, live music, food trucks, aqua art, gem mining, mini tractor rides, hillside slides, barnyard animals, and MORE! Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Register early, space is limited. MORE

Celebrate Pride (During Story Time!)
June 5 + June 26 | 10 AM – 10:30 AM
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

June is National Pride Month! Join BCPL for this special two-part story time series to learn more about LGBTQ pride. Participants read books, sing songs and do activities to celebrate all types of families and love. MORE

Score FREE Bowling at Bowlero
June 5 | 1 PM – 5 PM
Bowlero Timonium

It’s Spring Kids Fest at Bowlero — the family favorite day to bowl, eat, and have fun! 1 Free hour of bowling and shoes for kids 15 and younger. Adults will receive a discounted rate. Subject to lane availability. Note that RSVP does not reserve lane.  MORE

Measure Water Quality by “Sneaker Index” at the Wade-In Festival
June 5 | 1 PM – 4 PM
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Splash into the summer season at this family fun festival. Kick-off the day by pulling up your pants legs and wading into Otter Point Creek to measure water quality the way retired Maryland State Senator, Bernie Fowler did 33 years ago with his “sneaker index”. Reservation required. Call 410-612-1688 to reserve and pay $5/car at the date. Enjoy live music, free canoeing, free seining, live animals, fun with water chemistry, fish printing, decoy carving demos, and MORE!  MORE

Stroll the Zoo At Twilight
June 11 | 5 PM – 7 PM
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Ever wonder what happens at the Zoo after hours and the lights go out? Bring your friends, family, and flashlight for a guided tour* of the Zoo as the sun goes down. Learn how to use your senses at night and how animals are adapted to life in the dark. Participants will tour the Zoo from a whole new perspective. Activities include visiting natural habitats in search of nocturnal creatures and exploring animal senses through participatory games. Advanced registration required. MORE

Watch Saturday Morning Tunes Beatles Family Festival Livestream
June 12 | 10 AM – 11 AM
89.7 FM or Stream at wtmd.org

Grab your littles and tune into WTMD’s LIVE Beatles Family Fest broadcast starting at 10 a.m. June 12 at 89.7 FM or stream it live at wtmd.org. The sold-out festival takes place at Maryland Hall in Annapolis and features The Fabtastic Four. MORE

Shop Local at Market at the ‘Mill
June 12 | 10:00 AM – 2 PM
Whitehall Mill

Bits and Bobs is popping up at Whitehall Mill to bring your local favorites to Baltimore’s hottest marketplace and dining scene. Stay cool while shopping small & supporting local businesses…just in time for summer. Socially responsible event. Free. Fun. Family friendly. MORE

Experiment with Superhero Science at the Maryland Science Center
June 12 | 12 PM – 4 PM
Maryland Science Center

Visit the Maryland Science Center on Saturday, June 12 from noon- 4pm for a day that’s sure to be action-packed! Explore the special forces unique to superheroes and villains. Learn about the science behind some of the most exciting super powers. Train like a superhero, battle the baddies to help save the city, and complete challenges that will put your powers to the test! MORE

Go on Scavenger Hunt Around The Farm Park
June 12 | 10 AM – 12 PM
Maryland Farm Park | Baltimore Ag Center

Do you have eyes like a hawk? Hunt for items around the farm including plants, animals and tools. Win a prize! For kids ages 2+. Free! No tickets required. MORE

Hunt For Treasure with STEAM Quest Kits
June 15 | 10 AM – 11 AM
Daily Chaos Farm

Ahoy Mateys! Calling all Pirates, Mermaids, Mermen, and Sea Creatures! Come one and all to hunt for treasure! First, explore buoyancy by creating a boat that floats, then go on a treasure hunt, and then — using the treasure — create a home for sea friends using sand playdough and other sensory materials. MORE

Honor World Refugee Day with the Jewish Museum (Virtual)
June 15 | 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Hosted by the Jewish Museum of Maryland

Join the Jewish Museum of Maryland for a virtual family program in honor of World Refugee Day. We will be exploring the stories and objects immigrants and refugees have brought with them to their new homes and discover ways we can show kindness and acceptance towards newcomers in our communities today. MORE

Adventure through Elephant and Piggie Stories (Virtual)
June 16 | 10 AM – 11 AM
Hosted by (cool) progeny and St. James Academy

Mo Willems beloved characters will have your kiddos in stitches! Join us for our final virtual tot time as we dive into the adventures of Elephant and Piggie. Enjoy a story, song, and craft using items you have around the house. This Tot Time is designed for preschoolers and kindergartners with their caregiver. Our June Tot Time is hosted in partnership with St. James Academy. It’s FREE but you have to register in advance. MORE

Take a Juneteenth Museum Tour (Virtual)
June 17 | 7 PM – 8 PM
Hosted by the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Begin the Juneteenth holiday on a freedom journey with Harriet Tubman, the greatest freedom seeker of all times. Online visitors will travel virtually to scenic historical sites on the Eastern Shore traveled by Tubman and others with a virtual tour and talk with Alex Green, Owner and Tour Guide of Harriet Tubman Tours. Produced in partnership with the Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center. MORE

See the B&O Street Art Project and Explore the Museum for FREE!
June 19 | 10 AM – 4 PM
B&O Railroad Museum

Saturday, June 19th is the summer’s first FREE B&O Community Day! They’re honoring Juneteenth, which celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States, and unveiling the results of the B&O Street Art Project, which selected four local artists to design murals on the theme of connectedness and create them on a caboose at the Museum. Bring the whole family for a special Juneteenth edition of both the Public and Junior versions of our “From Slavery to Civil Rights” Tours, a free train ride, games, snacks, and more! Museum admission is FREE on Community Day. MORE

Have Some High Flying Fun at More Than Just Wings Family Fun Day!

June 19 | 11 AM – 3 PM
Glenn M. Martin Aviation Museum

Head to Martin State Airport for Family Fun Day! Kids can assemble a tabletop wood model of a passenger airliner while learning parts of an airplane, make a popsicle stick airplane, and use their imaginations while flying and landing miniature airplanes on a tabletop airport. MORE

Go on a Nature Quest Hike with Dad
June 20 | 10 AM – 3 PM
Willow Grove Nature Center at Cromwell Valley Park

Celebrate summer and Dad by taking him to our Nature Quest markers in the park. For this self-guided hike, you will need a Wegman’s Nature Quest Passport which can be picked up at the Nature Center at the start of your journey. FREE! All ages. Registration required. MORE

Hike with Dad in Honor of the Solstice
June 20 | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum

Take an easy hike on the nearby trails at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and then relax by the fire and share your best “Dad” story. A free event for all ages. Registration required. MORE

Celebrate the StoryWalk® Launch at The Ivy Bookshop
June 20 | 2 PM – 3 PM
The Ivy Bookshop

Join The Ivy Bookshop for a celebration of their new StoryWalk, debuting with a beautiful new picture book by local author/illustrator Joyce Hesselberth. Joyce, an award-winning local author/illustrator, agreed to let them showcase her beautiful new book, Beatrice Was a Tree! MORE

Paddleboard with the Kids at BMore SUP
June 26 | 11 AM – 1 :30 PM
BMore SUP at Sparrow’s Point Country Club

Grabs the kids and let’s hit the water! This fun family outing is geared towards families with kids aged 2-12 who would like to ride on the board with their parent (or adult paddler!). Cost includes one board (for one adult and one child on the board). MORE

Get Muddy at Cromwell Valley Park
June 27 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Cromwell Valley Park

Prepare to get messy as you wander in our Minebank Run. Along the way you’ll make mud pies and mud sculptures while enjoying mixing, molding, and playing with different soils and water. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and muddy! All ages! Both adults and kids must register in advance. Registration is limited. MORE

 

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