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50 Things To Do With Kids in Baltimore This November

HALF-PRICE FRIDAY NIGHT
National Aquarium
Fridays, 5 PM – 8 PM

Enjoy half-price admission every Friday evening after 5 pm, all year long. Friday is your night! Enjoy access to the Aquarium’s award-winning exhibits for half the price of general admission during Half-Price Friday Nights, brought to you by M&T Bank. An evolution of their Friday After Five program, Half-Price Friday Nights runs year-round, allowing you to spend any (or every) Friday evening after 5 pm with our 20,000 animals in award-winning habitats. Tickets are available online or Friday evenings on-site. MORE

MONSTER S’MORES
November 5 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Lake Roland

Come bring your leftover Halloween candy and use it to make monster s’mores creations around the campfire. We will provide all the makings for s’mores. Ages 5 and up, $3 per person ($2 members) . Registration required. MORE

THE ADDAMS FAMILY BY CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF ANNAPOLIS
Weekends, November 5-21 | Times Vary
Children’s Theatre of Annapolis

America’s darkest family comes to life in this original musical about love and family, and it’s a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family. It’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. If that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Saturday, November 6th at 11:00 a.m. will be a Sensory-Friendly performance and will be American Sign Language (ASL)* interpreted. Please see website for dates and times. MORE

FINAL FLOAT—NATIVE AMERICAN CANOE
November 6 | 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

The Chesapeake Bay was originally home to many indigenous tribes. By paddling through the marsh, we can see so many wonderful resources that have been traditionally used by these people. Discover the uses of cattails and so much more! This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. MORE

DROP IN ART: COMMUNITY
Saturdays and Sundays in November | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Walters Art Museum

The Walters’ free art-making activities return for weekend family fun! Inspired by their collection, you can create your masterpiece at the museum or take a supply kit home. Free, no registration. MORE

LAST WEEKEND TO VISIT CLARK’S ELIOAK FARM
November 6 and 7 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Clark’s Elioak Farm

The iconic farm + enchanted forest destination closes for the season on Sunday, November 7. MORE

RASH FIELD OPENING WEEKEND
November 6 and 7 | All Day
Rash Field, Inner Harbor

Rash Field is OPEN FOR PLAY! A weekend-long celebration will mark the official opening of Rash Field Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. On Saturday and Sunday, Waterfront Partnership, BCRP and local pro-skaters will welcome residents and families to the park with special activities for all ages. Visitors can experience everything that phase one has to offer including two playgrounds – an adventure park and nature park, Jake’s Skate Park, a shade lawn and a pavilion with green roof overlook. The Park serves as a space for families from across Baltimore and visitors to explore, relax and experience fun, education and wonder. MORE

HANDS ON HOLIDAY: LANTERN WALK
November 6 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Ivy Bookshop

Join The Ivy and the Waldorf School of Baltimore for a safe and fun celebration on the covered patio. This special program is best for children up to age 7 and will include songs, story time and a special holiday craft.A Lantern Walk is a fall tradition in Waldorf education that is designed to teach children to celebrate the light within as we head into the shorter days and longer nights of winter. Families are welcome to sit on a blanket brought from home. Your $5 registration provides a warm drink and everything needed to create your own lantern. All are welcome. Register in advance. MORE

PUMPKIN SMASH AT THE SCIENCE CENTER
November 6 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Maryland Science Center

When the Halloween festivities come to an end, bring your jack-o’-lantern to the Maryland Science Center for a memorable send-off. Their pumpkin launch tube is ready to propel your gourd down four stories from MSC’s roof to the patio below! It’s bound to be a smashing good time! MORE

LAKE2LAKE PLAY DAY!
November 6 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lake Montebello

Join Bikemore, Black People Ride Bikes, Graham Projects, and Baltimore City Department of Transportation for an afternoon of celebration and family fun at Lake Montebello! They’re improving access to Lake Montebello and making the intersection of 33rd & Hillen safer for all with traffic-calming infrastructure and art. Ride or roll over and join us for games for kids, a family biking meetup, food trucks, hiking, yoga, and more. RSVP in advance for a hike with Friends of Herring Run Parks and All-Levels Yoga, spots are limited! MORE

UNION COLLECTIVE PRESENTS: APPLEFEST 2021
November 6 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Union Collective

After a year off, Union Collective’s AppleFest is back and better than ever! Featuring farm-fresh apples and live music at Union Craft’s Beer Garden, fall crafts and glitter tattoos at The Charmery, and amazing apple-inspired specials across the Collective! Think Apple Cider Milkshakes and Apple Pie à la Mode at The Charmery, Apple Sangria at The Wine Collective, a new release of Baltimore Spirits Company’s Smoked Pommeau, an Apple Takeover Menu at Well Crafted Kitchen, Specialty Hard Ciders and Casks at UNION Craft Brewing, Hot Cider, Apple Chai, and Cider Donuts at Vent Coffee Roasters, an Apple-themed Climb at Earth Treks, An Apple-themed TP claw machine at Lor Tush, and an open studio day at Luke Works! MORE

IN SEARCH OF P.R. MANTIS
November 6 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Wander through the meadows of Oregon Ridge Park searching for Praying Mantis and Mantis egg cases. Participants will learn about the life cycle and stalking personality of this insect of prey. Adults and children 4+. $4 per person ($2 for ORNCC Members). MORE

10TH ANNUAL RED HOT RUN 5K AND FAMILY FUN WALK
November 7 | 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Roland Park Country School

Join Roland Park Country School for the 10th Annual Red Hot Run 5K and Family Fun Walk. Grab your family, co-workers, classmates, neighbors and friends for this exciting community event. Be sure to stay for the Post-Race Celebration featuring Zeke’s coffee and hot chocolate, apples, popcorn, cornhole, photo booth, face painting, bagels and more! There will also be awards, games, refreshments, snacks, face painting, a photo booth, and more! All proceeds go to The Fund for Roland Park Country School. MORE

GAGGLE OF GEESE
November 7 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Maryland Farm Park | Baltimore Ag Center

Meet the Ag Center’s resident geese and then learn about the migration journey of their wild Canadian Cousins. All Ages. Free. Pre-registration is required. MORE

SENSORY SUNDAYS AT THE B&O
November 7 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The B & O Railroad Museum

To support neurodiverse visitors, the B&O Railroad Museum is dedicating the first Sunday of several months to Sensory Awareness. These day will include environmental accommodations (no music, low lighting, quiet areas, increased signage for areas with sound effects), as well as sensory-friendly events (kids craft, train ride and tour), and resources (sensory kits, social stories, and community table). Pre-registration suggested, walk-ins welcome. MORE

$10 ADMISSION DAY AT THE B&O
November 10 | All Day
The B & O Railroad Museum

It’s $10 admission day at the B&O! Stop by to see the birthplace of American railroading on a budget, with $10 admission available all day. MORE

VIRTUAL | BLACK WALL STREET YOUTH SERIES: DEMYSTIFYING THE STOCK MARKET
November 10 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hosted by The Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Join us for the final event of the Black Wall Street and Beyond Series in partnership with Kaiser Permanente. Jerry Britton and Joe Emerusabe will provide youths with information about various investment topics to enhance their understanding of the stock market. Suitable for MS/HS audiences. Youth Program only. Educators and homeschoolers can contact terry.taylor@lewismuseum.org for more details. MORE

OUTDOOR DISCOVERY AT CARRIE MURRAY NATURE CENTER
November 10 and 17 | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Carrie Murray Nature Center

A drop-off program at Baltimore’s Gwynns Falls Park! Children will be guided to use their senses and hone motor skills as they hike the trails, explore nature, and do arts & crafts. In addition to making new friends, they will meet and greet the nature center animal ambassadors. For ages 6-12. Register in advance. MORE

NATURAL WORLD OF ART: PETALS AND PATTERNS
November 10 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Create unique patterns using pinecone petals and other natural materials. ($2 per project, all ages) RSVP. MORE

THE GREAT NIGHT IN TO BENEFIT TASTEWISE KIDS!
November 12 | Virtual — Anytime you’d like!
Hosted by TasteWise Kids

TasteWise Kids operates with a single goal in mind: to offer children fun ways to learn about food and inspire a lifetime of positive, healthy eating habits. They empower children of all ages to think about food in new ways, to explore their own sense of taste and to realize that flavorful, nutritious food and good health go together – naturally. As part of this work, students also benefit from seeing first-hand where food comes from and learning about the importance of agriculture and respecting their environment. In lieu of their long-running annual fundraiser, Farm to Chef Maryland, TasteWise Kids is assembling at-home experiences to introduce you to local small businesses and their offerings. Various businesses are generously donating their products, and all of the proceeds will go directly to supporting their programing.
Taking care of each other starts with taking care of yourself. Purchase a mystery box for you, your family, a friend, coworker or whoever you think deserves a relaxing night at home! Yes!! There is a family box option! MORE

48TH ANNUAL MARYLAND IRISH FESTIVAL
November 12 – 14 | Times Vary
Timonium Fairgrounds

Be Irish for a day at the 48th Annual Maryland Irish Festival, set for November 12-14, 2021 at the Timonium Fairgrounds; from 6-11 p.m. on Friday; 12 noon – 11 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday from 12 noon – 6 p.m. (festival will comply with any and all health related guidelines) There will be plenty of traditional Irish food & drink, internationally recognized musical groups, children’s activities, cultural exhibits from Ireland, festive contests, a speaker series and various vendors all contained in the spacious Cow Palace. Ticket prices vary and are available on-line as well as all the days of the festival. MORE

COCKPIT IN COURT, DUNDALK COMMUNITY THEATRE AND CHILDREN’S PLAYHOUSE HOST “ALL TOGETHER NOW!”
November 12-14 | Times Vary
CCBC Essex

Community College of Baltimore County will join thousands of theatrical organizations around the globe by producing their own local production of Music Theatre International’s All Together Now! A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre features Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, Dundalk Community Theatre and Children’s Playhouse of Maryland. All Together Now! is the first ever collaboration between all three theatres. MORE

CARS, TRUCKS, AND THINGS THAT GO!
November 13 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Gilman School

Join Gilman School for monster trucks, community helper vehicles, circus acts, and more! Share with your friends, and reserve your time spot today! All are welcome to attend this free event. Masks are required. MORE

FORT MCHENRY FIELD DAY
November 13 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Give a day for the Bay! Join the National Aquarium’s conservation team for a field day at Fort McHenry! We will remove debris from the wetlands, maintain the pollinator and rain gardens and more. Data collected from this event will contribute to the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Participants must be at least 10 years old. All volunteers under 18 must be supervised by an adult. Please contact conserve@aqua.org or 410-659-4249 for more information or with any safety questions. MORE

FREE FAMILY MAKERSPACE WORKSHOPS: LEAF PRINTING
November 13 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chesapeake Arts Center

Chesapeake Arts Center’s popular Free Family MakerSpace Workshops are back with even more opportunities to get creative as a family! These workshops will be held indoors in our STEAM Lab on the third floor of the main building. Register for a time slot in advance. MORE

ACORN TIE-DYE
November 13 | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Tie-dye with acorns while learning about the natural dye process. All materials will be provided. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. MORE

MAKE STUFF WITH STEPHANIE @ TREEHOUSE CAFE
November 13 | 2:30 pm
Treehouse Cafe

Local artist Stephanie of Alphee | Arts will tech you to make a personalized leather cuff. Limit to 10 perssons for social distancing. This workshop is good for adults and children to create a personalized leatherwork cuff. MORE

THE ELF ON THE SHELF: A CHRISTMAS MUSICAL
November 13 | 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
The Lyric Opera House

This holiday season, the beloved tradition that has captured the hearts of families everywhere returns to the live stage! The Elf on the Shelf: The Musical is the thrilling spectacle of music and dance that transports audiences to the North Pole to glimpse the magical lives of Santa’s Scout Elves. Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and heartfelt moments that will bring the family together, this joyous and uplifting celebration will leave audiences captivated by the splendor of the season. MORE

STEM FAMILY FUN FAIR (MD STEM FESTIVAL EVENT)
November 14 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Doyle Hall, Notre Dame of Maryland University

Bring the whole family for a series of fun-filled drop-in events that give kids an opportunity to collaborate with one another to solve engineering and design tasks. Activities will be available for kids of all ages, from preK through grade 12. This event is sponsored by Notre Dame of Maryland University’s School of Education and is run by the Leadership in Teaching: STEM program’s faculty and students. MORE

A SEEDY SITUATION
November 14 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Marshy Point Nature Center

Late fall brings about seeds and nuts galore! Learn about the various types you can find in the park in addition to the animals that store and consume them. $2/person. MORE

KIDS COOKIE DECORATING CLASS: MAKE A SCARECROW!
November 14 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Newport Terrace

Learn how to decorate and build a big scarecrow cookie! One ticket is for one adult and one child, additional parent/child tickets may be purchased. You will receive 2 scarecrow cookies in total to decorate. They will provide decorating instructions as well as allowing freedom of creativity. Class is for ages 7 and up. MORE

VIRTUAL | TRAVELING THROUGH LATIN AMERICA
November 14 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Hosted by the Jewish Museum of Maryland

Take a trip to Jewish Latin America. Join Latin Grammy award-winning musical artist Mister G for a multilingual concert celebrating Jewish values and culture and then participate in a latke cooking demonstration with Jewtina y Co. The concert will begin at 2pm and the cooking demonstration will begin at 2:50pm Eastern. This program is designed for families with children ages 6-12. This program is part of the series, Shalom World: Judaism Around the Globe. MORE

PJ LIBRARY IN BALTIMORE’S BOOKMITZVAH!
November 14 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Beth Tfiloh Camp

Celebrate 13 Years of PJ Library in Baltimore! Enjoy live music, games, food, and fun for the whole family. Do a Mitzvah! Bring a book to donate as part of JVC’s Season of Service. All books are welcome at the book drive – Jewish, secular, adult, and kid-themed! MORE

TURKEY FUN DAY – TODDLER STYLE!
November 15 | Times Vary
We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym

Designed for ages 4 and under! Enjoy sensory activities & art (may get a little messy), storytime with Mrs. Nikki, and lots of gym play! Book on their free app (We Rock the Spectrum / choose the Forest Hill location) or call them at 410-891-4600. Reservations highly suggested as space is limited. MORE

BEAVER MOON HIKE
November 19 |@ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cromwell Valley Park

Join a Naturalist to learn how the beaver builds its home and then hike to find signs of these resident rodents. $3 members/$5 non-members. Ages 8+. MORE

THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE AT THE B&O RAILROAD MUSEUM
Begins November 19th and Runs Select Dates
Times Vary

Climb aboard The Polar Express to create a Christmas memory that you and your family will cherish forever! Come in your pajamas as a family to watch the live performance of the The Polar Express. The performance will begin in our North Car Shop where you will be invited onto the Polar Express to travel to the North Pole! Once on the Polar Express, the classic Christmas tale will be performed and little ones will have the opportunity to meet Santa and receive their first gift of Christmas! Santa’s helpers will greet you upon arrival to the North Pole, where you can take pictures with Santa and have lots of holiday fun. See website for times and ticket prices. MORE

ZOO LIGHTS PRESENTED BY CHASE
Beginning November 19th | Wednesdays-Sundays | 5 PM _ 8 PM
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

A brilliant seasonal spectacle is coming to the Zoo again this winter! Drive or walk through a festival of lights shaped like wildlife and your face might just light up too. Plus, get that warm glowing feeling inside knowing you are supporting the Zoo’s animal care and conservation work. They’ve also expanded the walking path this year—now including Schaefer Plaza, the Farm Yard, and the train station! Advanced reservations are required and Zoo Members save $5 on all ticket types. MORE

DEER NIGHT HIKE AND CAMPFIRE
November 19 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

November is the rutting season for white-tailed deer, which makes them more visible than other times of the year. Visit the Nature Center to see if you can find any deer then enjoy the campfire in this crisp late Autumn evening. Adults and children 6+. $5 per person ($3 for ORNCC Members). Register via email at info@OregonRidgeNatureCenter.org. MORE

HOLIDAY TRAIN GARDEN AT THE SHOPS AT KENILWORTH
Begins November 19
The Shops at Kenilworth

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at The Shops at Kenilworth! Stop by the Food Court from Saturday, November 20-Sunday, January 9 during all mall hours to see the annual Train Garden display! MORE

BITS & BOBS – HOLIDAY MARKET
November 20 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
B.C. Brewery

Shop small and support local businesses when Bits & Bobs pops-up at BC Brewery with over 60 makers, artisans & entrepreneurs. Outdoor, all-are-welcome event. MORE

Y TURKEY TROT
November 25 | 8:30 am – 10:30 am
The Orokawa Y in Towson

DUST OFF YOUR TURKEY HAT… THE Y TURKEY TROT CHARITY 5K IN TOWSON IS BACK! Join Charm City Run in person or virtually for a fun-filled morning of tradition, family, fitness, friendship and giving back! Perfect for adults, teenagers, children, and even your pup, the Turkey Trot is a guaranteed way to get a healthy start to your Thanksgiving and do something good for your community. All ages. All abilities. Everyone is welcome! MORE

32ND ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
November 26 – 28
Timonium Fairgrounds + Virtual

The 32nd annual Festival of Trees will return Thanksgiving weekend for three days of holiday cheer that benefits kids at Kennedy Krieger. This year, you can enjoy Festival of Trees from the comfort of your home, and tickets are FREE! Don’t miss all the fun, including designer-decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses on display and for sale online; interactive virtual Q&A events with Santa and princesses; a bevy of online auction items; online access to gift vendors; and activities for the whole family! And, our new drive-through Toy Drive will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds on November 26–27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with music, Santa and giveaways! MORE

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ HERITAGE WEEKEND
November 26-28 | Times Vary
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

November is American Indian Heritage Month – a celebration of Indigenous Peoples in the United States. In the State of Maryland, American Indian Heritage Day is held each year on the fourth Friday of November, the day following Thanksgiving, and honors the ongoing relationship that the State of Maryland has with its Indigenous tribal communities. This day recognizes and celebrates the contributions, heritage, and culture of the nearly 60,000 Indigenous people living in Maryland. Join Port Discovery Children’s Museum and representatives from Baltimore American Indian Center (BAIC), Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs, and Maryland tribes to explore and learn about Indigenous culture and traditions! Explore displays of traditional dancing, regalia, arts, singing, and life of the Indigenous First Peoples of Maryland. MORE

HUNT VALLEY TOWNE CENTRE TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
November 26 | 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
Hunt Valley Towne Centre

Join Hunt Valley Towne Centre for their Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Hunt Valley Towne Centre on Friday, November 26. Meet us on Main Street to kick off the holiday season with live performances from Sparks Elementary, Jemicy School, and the F.P. Dickens Carolers and a special message from Santa. Plus–enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and a giveaway! Or tune into their Facebook live at 5:45pm from home–don’t forget to chat with us virtually during the show! MORE

BLACK FRIDAY NIGHT HIKE
November 26 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cromwell Valley Park

Skip the crowds at the mall on this busiest shopping day of the season and enjoy a night hike with a Naturalist that ends around the campfire with S’mores. (Due to COVID: BYOS, Bring Your Own S’more fixings. We will provide the sticks and fire!). $3 members/$5 non-members. Ages 8+. MORE

BUNNY BONANZA
November 27 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Baltimore County Agricultural Center

Learn all about rabbits and meet our Flemish Giants! All ages. Free. Pre-registration is required for all programing. You can pre-register by calling us at 410-887-8570 or emailing us at baltcoagcenter@baltimorecountymd.gov. MORE

GOBBLE! GOBBLE!
November 27 | 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Discover the real lives of wild turkeys! Join a naturalist as you talk about all things turkeys – meet a resident turkey, learn why they gobble and find out just what a snood is. Then take a walk in the park to see where wild turkeys may live and make a turkey caller to take home. Adults and children 3+. $4 per person ($2 for ORNCC Members). MORE

DEBRIS SHELTERS
November 27 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cromwell Valley Park

Bring your family and make a shelter from branches, leaves, and other forest finds! $2 members /$4 non-members Nature Center. All ages! MORE

FIRED UP! BETH TFILOH CENTENNIAL CHANUKAH CELEBRATION
November 28 | 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Beth Tfiloh

Light up the night this Chanukah and be a part of Beth Tfiloh’s 100th Chanukah celebration! Rock out and sing along to live music by Six13 as they light the giant menorah. Enjoy Chanukah treats: sufganiot, latkes and toppings, and hot chocolate. Be dazzled by a spectacular fireworks show. And don’t forget to support BT’s Mitzvah Collection for Jewish Volunteer Connection’s Mitzvah Day. Bring a new pair of men’s white socks or donate online through the event registration form and we will buy them for you! This event is co-sponsored by the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School Parent Association. MORE

HANUKKAH LIGHTS UP THE SKY
November 29 | 4:45 pm
Chizuk Amuno Congregation

Join Chizuk Amuno Congregation & Schools and Beth El Congregation for our Annual Hanukkah Lights up the Sky event! Entertainment, dinner, activities for the kids, and fireworks. Please bring a NEW board game to donate to Camp Sunrise. MORE