Looking for ways to keep the kiddos engaged this January? We’ve got you covered! Everything from Hiplet Ballet to Dock Dogs to outdoor hiking adventures. Here are 65 things to do with kids in Baltimore this month… plus you can find TONS of more ideas on our community calendar

As always, please check with the host organization for the most up-to-date information and their health and safety policies before venturing out.

65 Things To Do with Kids in Baltimore This January

Whole Family

Downtown Discovery Days
January 3 – 14 | Times Vary
Locations Vary

Your family can explore your favorite Baltimore museums and attractions at discounted rates — or FREE! — from January 3.- January 14, 2022 thanks to Downtown Partnership of Baltimore’s Downtown Discovery Days. The National Aquarium, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Maryland Science Center, Port Discovery and others are all participating in the promotion. MORE

Drop-In Art Making: Mindfulness
Saturdays and Sundays | 10 AM – 5 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. MORE

That’s Wild!
Saturdays and Sundays | 1 PM – 2 PM
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Join Oregon Ridge Nature Center every Saturday and Sunday in January from 1 – 2 p.m. as their Naturalists present 8 Wild Programs! Register online in advance (use the individual links for each program). All ages! $3 per person ($2 for ORNCC Members) MORE

Sunday Celebration Family Skate
Sundays | 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sportsman’s Hall Roller Skating Rink

Bring the whole family to Sportsman’s Hall for Roller Skating! $10 Admission; $4 Skate Rental. Check their website for new skater deals, too! MORE

Jurassic Wonders Drive-Thru Dinosaurs
January 8 and 9 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Baltimore County Agricultural Center

Jurassic Wonder: Dinosaur Drive-Thru “The Greatest Little Dinosaur Show on Earth!” Watch life-sized dinosaurs move and make real-life sounds from the safety of your car! $12/car. Register in advance. MORE

Awaken: A Contemporary Retelling of Sleeping Beauty
January 8 – 9 | Performance Times Vary
Presented by Rage Box Contemporary Dance | Bel Air Armory

A century old enchantment… A mystical forest… A cursed princess asleep amongst the vines. Protected by fairy magic and surrounded by sylphs and spirits, she awaits a young prince to break the tragic spell. Awaken, a contemporary ballet retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty story, features the pre-professional dancers of Rage Box Contemporary Dance Center. With original choreography, stunning costumes, and beautiful music, this all new production will captivate audience members of all ages. 3 PM performance on January 8th is an abridged children’s matinee designed for ages 2-6. MORE

$10 Admission Day to the B&O Railroad Museum
January 12 | 10 AM – 4 PM
The B&O Railroad Museum

Stop by to see the birthplace of American railroading on a budget, with $10 admission available all day. MORE

$2 Community Day at Port Discovery 
January 12 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Enjoy play, learning and family fun for just $2 per person during Port Discovery’s $2 Community Day on January 12th. Come play and learn while exploring Port Discovery’s three floors of interactive exhibits including The SkyClimber, The Port, Tiny’s Diner, Wonders of Water, and more!  Purchase tickets in advance. MORE

KERPLUNK! Saturday Drop-In Art Classes for Families 
Saturdays in January Beginning January 15 | 12 PM – 3 PM
The Creative Alliance

Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-in class is great for younger kids and families! FREE! Come join us in the Creative Alliance Marquee Lounge to create some art projects based on current exhibitions and fun crafts!  MORE

FREE Family Workshop: Stamp Making
January 15 | 10 AM – 12 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 their STEAM Lab on the third floor of the main building. Register in advance. MORE

VIRTUAL | Happy Birthday, Dr. King with Culture Queen
January 15 | 2 PM – 3 PM
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

Teaching artist Culture Queen hosts the “Happy Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!,” a family-friendly party celebrating his life and legacy with a fun and interactive civil rights-themed show and hands-on crafts. Your royal children also celebrate the legacies of the kings and queens of social justice. 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

Shadow Puppetry with Phillip McKnight at Prigel Creamery
January 15 | 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Prigel Family Creamery

Bring the kiddos to Prigel Creamery for some unique fun! Phillip will be performing shadow puppetry called Crankies, which are scrolling panoramas. This art form utilizes paper-cuts, silhouettes, stories, poetry, and live music. Come on out to enjoy a night of fun, community, and magic with stories ranging from the wonders of nature to hiking the Appalachian trail. Event will be held inside their heated tent! Milk, cookies, and other sweet treats for sale inside. MORE
 
Jewish Volunteer Connection’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Days of Service
January 16 and 17 | Times Vary
Locations Vary

Join JVC in a National Day of Service that transforms Dr. King’s life and teachings into community action and learning for volunteers of all ages. Make MLK Day a day “on”, not a day “off.” Register now! MORE

Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend: A Celebration of Freedom
January 16 and 17 | Times Vary
The B & O Railroad Museum

In celebration of the Museum’s designation as a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site, and in honor of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the B&O is hosting special programming exploring the concept of freedom on Sun, Jan. 16, and MLK Day, Mon, Jan 17. Programs include our From Slavery to Civil Rights tour, kid-focused educational activities, a presentation on the history of the B&O and the Underground Railroad, and choir recitals & youth readings from Baltimore’s historic Union Baptist Church. See full schedule of events for both days of our MLK celebration on their website.  MORE

MLK Dare to Dream Day
January 17 | 10 AM  –  5 PM
American Visionary Art Museum

A celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in America’s history. The American Visionary Art Museum will be open and FREE for all – but reserve your tickets now! Tickets are limited. During your visit on MLK Day, learn more about AVAM’s Visionary Artists of Color, grab a take-home Wear Your Dream button art kit, hear MLK’s famous “I have a dream” speech, and more! MORE

VIRTUAL | History Alive! Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: The Last 5 Years
January 17 and 24  | 1 PM – 2 PM
Hosted by the African American History and Culture Museum

Honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with living history interpreter John W. McCaskill as he chronicles the last five years of King’s life and shares other stories of the individuals who fought to end racial segregation and discrimination in the United States. MORE

Saturday Morning Tunes ALL NEW Frozen 1 and 2 LIVE Show!
January 22 | 9:30 AM – 11 AM
The B&O Railroad Museum

NOTE: Originally scheduled for Jan. 22, this show has been rescheduled for March 12. If you have young kids, you already know all the words to the soundtracks of the movies “Frozen 1 & 2.” And on Saturday Jan. 22, WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes is thrilled to present a brand new “Frozen” stage show featuring songs from both movies, performed in costume by the classically trained opera singers Outcalls, at the B&O Railroad Museum’s picturesque Roundhouse. After the show, the princesses will pose for photos and meet the little ones. Everyone is encouraged to dress in costume. MORE

Family Fun Day at Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum
January 22 | 11 AM – 3 PM
Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum

Celebrate Glenn L. Martin’s Birthday with a scavenger hunt of the museum.  As a family search the museum for clues and earn The Glenn L. Martin Airplane Review Coloring Book for each child. Included with admission. MORE

Harbor Point Ice Festival
January 22 | 11 AM – 6 PM
Harbor Point

The Harbor Point Ice Festival returns on Saturday, January 22 with LIVE ice carving! Watch award-winning sculptors use chainsaws and chisels to create spectacular icy creations before your eyes! MORE

Astro Adventure at the Science Center
January 22 | 12 PM – 4 PM
Maryland Science Center

3…2…1…blast off! Grab your space suit and rocket on over to the Maryland Science Center on Saturday, January 22 as you take off on an outer space adventure! Become an astronaut for the day in this fun for all ages event presented by Northrop Grumman. Design and build a model space craft and test it against launching forces. Explore the universe like an astronomer and see the stars through a new set of eyes. Colonize the Red Planet and leave your mark on our Martian base. All activities are free with paid admission. MORE

World Wetlands Festival
January 29 | 12 PM – 4 PM
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Learn, discover, and play the wetland way while celebrating the value of one of nature’s truest treasures. Games, crafts, music, and special guests will be here waiting for you! *Pre-registration required* Sign up for a time slot: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00 p.m. $10/family. All ages. Under 13 with an adult. MORE

World of Pets Expo
January 28 – 30 | Times Vary
Maryland State Fairgrounds

The World of Pets Expo is a fun and educational experience for the entire family, including children and pets of all kind. For less than the price of a movie ticket you and your family can experience a full day of education and entertainment. There is truly something for everyone, from animal lovers to the casual pet owner. Kids under 5 are FREE. MORE

Lunar New Year Weekend
January 29 – 30 | Times Vary
The Walters Art Museum

Kick off Lunar New Year festivities in person at the museum and continue celebrating from the comfort of your own home. In 2022 we recognize the tiger, which represents the third year of the 12-year cycle in the Lunar calendar. The weekend before the Year of the Tiger officially begins (February 1), visitors can come to the Walters to create paper lanterns, pick up a scavenger hunt, watch videos of previous Lunar New Year performances in the Graham Auditorium, and join 15-minute curator-led conversations about tigers depicted in the collection at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. MORE

Woodpeckers In Winter
January 29 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Cromwell Valley Park

Take a walk in the woods to learn all about these “Master Carpenters” of the bird world and discover how they benefit many other woodland species by creating new habit. Bring binoculars if you have them. $2 members /$4 non-members. Both adults and children must register for this event. MORE

5 Elements Festival
January 29 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Robinson Nature Center

Come explore water, fire, air, earth and space with us at this unique, family-friendly festival sure to cure your winter cabin fever. Check out fire-themed demonstrations with the Blacksmithing Guild of Central Maryland and roast marshmallows over a campfire. Enjoy a sensory area full of activities using water in various forms, nature hikes along our trails, night sky presentations in our planetarium and pinwheel-making to catch some air! This event has timed-ticketing. Select an available arrival time when registering. Info: 410-313-0400. All ages. $8 Robinson member; $10 nonmember; Free, under 3 yrs. MORE

Hiplet Ballerinas
January 29 | 7 PM
Harford Community College

The Hiplet Ballerinas are a performance group based out of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center in the USA. Hiplet™ fuses classical pointe technique with African, Latin, Hip-Hop and urban dance styles that are rooted in communities of color. It was specifically designed to make ballet accessible to all, by mixing it with current popular songs that will be familiar to audiences who don’t normally attend ballet performances. Performances may incorporate the rhythms of African drums with Tchaikovsky, arabesques and beat-boxing or even Tango en pointe – all while showcasing Hiplet’s trademark sass, hip movements, and struts against popular music that audiences will recognize from Black Violin to Beyonce and Prince.  MORE

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
January 30 | 11 AM and 2 PM Performances
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is entertainment for the whole family, featuring the unique blend of comedy and juggling skills of former Moscow Circus veteran Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. His entourage consists of world-class jugglers, Diamond the Shetland Pony and over 30 performing pets including house cats and dogs (all rescued from animal shelters!), geese, white doves and parrots. MORE

Toddlers and Preschoolers

Cabin Fever Mondays at The Fire Museum
Mondays | 10 AM – 12 PM
The Fire Museum of Maryland

Parents and caregivers are invited to join the Fire Museum of Maryland in January for CABIN FEVER MONDAYS. Each Monday in January they open their toy-filled Discovery Room for parent/caregiver and child fun. Please note: only the Discovery Room and rest rooms will be open. The Museum itself will be closed. Cost is $10 per adult. Kids are free. Members are always free. Please watch their social media for notices of weather-related closings.  MORE

Drop-In Toddler Art Play Group
Tuesdays | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
The Purple Bicycle

Drop-in art playgroup at The Purple Bicycle! Designed for ages 0-5. Register to reserve a spot. 10% Sibling & Multi-Class Discount. $15/session. MORE

Mother Nature Story Time at Carrie Murray Nature Center
January 5 and January 20 | 10 AM – 11 AM
Carrie Murray Nature Center

Join Carrie Murray Nature Center with your little one to hear stories about nature. After the story, go on a nature walk, meet an animal ambassador, or do a craft. Story time will take place outdoors, weather permitting, so be sure to bring a blanket to sit on. Register in advance. MORE

Toddler Time at The B&O
January 6 and 20 | 10:30 AM – 11 AM
The B&O Railroad Museum

Join the B&O Railroad Museum for Toddler Time every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month January – October at 10:30 AM for a craft followed by a story and sing-a-long. MORE

VIRTUAL | Storytime LIVE at The Pratt
Thursdays | 11 AM – 11:30 AM
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

Join Pratt Library every Thursday for a virtual storytime featuring stories, songs, and fun! This program will be broadcasted on the Enoch Pratt Free Library YouTube page and Enoch Pratt Free Library Facebook page.

Bookworm Story Time at Oregon Ridge Nature Center
January 7 | 11 AM – 11:45 AM
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Enjoy a nature story with the storyteller’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or craft. This program is in partnership with the Baltimore County Public Library. Register online in advance. FREE. Toddler to age 6. MORE

Storytime: The Hat by Jan Brett
January 8 | 10 AM – 10:30 AM
Baltimore County Ag Center

Join Baltimore Ag Center for Jan Brett’s classic tale followed by a craft. Ages 2 – 10. Cost $5. Pre- Registration is required for all events. MORE

PreK Fun at Marshy Point
January 10, 24, 31 | 11 AM – 12 PM
Marshy Point Nature Center

Introduce your little ones to nature’s wonders while enjoying stories, songs, crafts, games, and outdoor activities. $5/child. Register in advance. MORE

Preschool Nature Series at Eden Mill
January 11 and 25 | 9:45 AM and 11 AM Session
Eden Mill Nature Center

Bring your preschooler to Eden Mill to discover the wonder of nature! Programs will include nature games and activities, a story, craft, and a hike exploring the landscape. Offered on Tuesday mornings from 9:45 AM- 10:45AM or 11AM-12PM. Ages 2-5 with an adult. Register online in advance. MORE

Nature Story Time at Marshy Point
January 12 | 11 AM – 11:45 AM
Marshy Point Nature Center

Join a naturalist for a story and a short hike! Recommended for ages 5 and younger. Register in advance. $2/child. MORE

Learn to Be a frozen Princess with Elsa and Olaf
January 14 | 2 PM and 5 PM 
The Wiggle Room

Head to The Wiggle Room to enjoy an immersive princess experience with Elsa and Olaf! Come dressed as your favorite princess and meet a real-life Elsa and Olaf! Be completely surrounded by the magic of being a real-life princess! Your little ones will NEVER forget it. MORE

Nature Discovery Tots: SNOW!
January 15 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Explore the Nature Discovery Area with a Naturalist! This month, explore the theme of snow. MORE

Babies, Books, & Bagels: Tu B’Shevat Edition
January 16 | 10 AM – 11 AM
Rosenbloom JCC on the Weinberg Campus

Shalom Baby! powered by the Macks Center for Jewish Education, and the JCC of Greater Baltimore invite you to Babies, Books, and Bagels: Tu B’Shevat Edition! Sing Songs, enjoy PJ Library Story Time, and plant seeds for Tu B’Shevat. Adults and children over 2 must wear masks when not eating. Register in advance. MORE

Snow Princess Meet and Greet
January 30 | 10 AM – 12 PM
The Playroom Harford

Little Royals and a parent can meet a real snow princess, take pictures, get your face painted, and decorate your very own hot cocoa bomb! All ages welcome. Pre-Registration: 443-640-6707.  MORE

Younger Elementary School-Aged Kids

Snapology’s STEAM Lab: Build & Play (Ages 5+)
January 8, 22, 29 | 11 AM – 1 PM
Snapology Discovery Center

Join Snapology for Saturday Build & Play at Snapology! These are drop-off sessions for ages 5+, where kids will partake in creative building fun with STEM materials at Snapology. This is “unstructured” building time where the kids will build and explore on their own at their workstation, while socially distanced from friends.  This is a drop off service only, due to COVID regulations we ask that adults not stay in the building. Space is limited. Registration required. MORE

Bear Necessities (Ages 4-10)
January 8 | 1 PM – 2 PM
Cromwell Valley Park

Black bears have been found throughout North America. Do we have bears in Maryland? We sure do! Find out where they can be found, what they do during the winter, and how they survive. You’ll also go home with your BEAR-y own craft! Parent must attend program with their child. $2 members /$4 non-members. Children must register and parents must attend program with their child but do not need to register. Ages 4-10 with adult. MORE

Weekend Art Activities at Social Studio (Ages 5-8)
Saturdays | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Social Studio Baltimore

Art making for ages 5-8! Each week there will be a different weekend art activity in the studio. Come 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. Register in advance. MORE

Corduroy at Imagination Stage
Saturdays and Sundays | 1:30 PM and 4 PM Performances
Imagination Stage

We all need a friend, and Lisa is instantly drawn to the perfectly imperfect teddy bear on display at the department store. If only she can convince her stressed-out mother to buy Corduroy for her! Meanwhile, Corduroy is determined to find his missing button and become worthy of going to a real home. After the store has closed, he goes on a hilariously destructive search–with the Night Watchman in comical pursuit. Full of mischief and clowning, this story of unconditional love captures both the humanity and the merriment of the holiday season. (Imagination Stage is in Bethesda and it’s worth the drive!) MORE

Outdoor Discovery at Carrie Murray Nature Center (Ages 6-12)
January 12  | 1 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. Register in advance. $12/child. MORE

Constellation Campfire (Ages 6+)
January 13 | 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Settle around a cozy campfire for starry night tales and constellation spotting. Roasted treats provided. Ages 6+. Under 16 with an adult. MORE

Wolf Moon Hike (Ages 5+)
January 14 | 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Lake Roland

Tradition and folklore dub January’s full moon the “Wolf Moon.” Join a ranger for a night hike in the moonlight. Please dress appropriately for the weather.  *Pre-Registration and masks required for program participation* MORE

Kids Painting Workshop: Snow People (Ages 6-12)
January 15 | 12 PM – 1:30 PM
Chesapeake Arts Center

Enjoy Chesapeake Arts Center’s new weekly painting class for kids! Students will be guided in fun, themed painting project on paper or canvas. All supplies included and students will bring home their finished work each week. This week we will be painting a wintery scene of snow people. Ages 6-12. Register in advance. MORE

Winter Shadow Boxes (Ages 5-11)
January 15 | 12 PM – 1 PM
The Purple Bicycle

Make winter scene shadow boxes at The Purple Bicycle. Designed for ages 5-11. Register in advance. MORE

School’s Out: Science of Superpowers! (Ages 5-14)
January 17 | 8 AM – 5 PM
Snapology Discovery Center

In Snapology’s Science of Superpowers program, children will learn about the science behind their favorite heroes’ powers. Students will learn about gravity, aerodynamics, forces, motion, and much more as they learn about flight, super villain fights, and superhero vehicles.**Please wear mask and socks to class** Ages 5-14. MORE

Sweet Frog Animal Dance Party with Girl Scouts of Central MD (Ages 5-8)
January 17 | 6 PM
Sweet Frog Rosedale

Calling all girls in grades K-3: Join in the fun at our Animal Dance Party on 1/17 at 6:00PM! Hosted by Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. Join GIRL SCOUTS for leaps & bounds while making new friends at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt at our Animal Dance Party! Girls will enjoy the party, and you’ll learn how Girl Scouts can supercharge her life. MORE

Kids Night Out: Nerf Battle! (Ages 5-10)
January 21 | 6 PM – 8 PM
Rolly Pollies of Severna Park

A FUNtastic way to spend a Friday night! Grab your Nerf Gun and we will supply all of the bullets and protective eye gear. Lots of target practice, fun challenges and creative obstacles set up along with many epic battles! Pizza and drinks will be served. $40/child and a 10% sibling discount. Ages 5-10. MORE

MAKE-IT Kids! Winter Slime Workshop (Ages 6-8)
January 22 | 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
ArtFarm Annapolis

Prime Time Slime Time! This 2 hour workshop provides 3 different slime experiments with 3 jars to take home! Register in advance. MORE

Crystals in the Clouds (Ages 5+)
January 23 | 1 PM – 2 PM
Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Did you know every snowflake is unique? Discover how these frozen water crystals form in the sky and create a unique snowflake of your own. FREE! Pre-register.  MORE

Tin Can Lanterns at Banneker (Ages 6+)
January 29 | 1 PM – 2 PM
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Learn about lighting methods in the American colonies. Use a hammer and nail to punch holes in an old tin can and give it a new life as a light! Adults and children 6+. $5 per person. Registration is required. MORE

Family Walk to Learn About Squirrels and other Animals in Winter (Ages 5-10)
January 30 | 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Cylburn Arboretum

On this walk, you will search for these sometimes-underappreciated but always adorable mammals, and learn about the part they play a part in our environment. After all, January 21 marks National Squirrel Appreciation Day so we have so show appreciation! Walk content will be geared towards children ages 5-10 and we will be out for approximately 1.5 hours. Our Director of Education, Erika Castillo, will be your guide. Walks are free to members. There is a $5 per child suggested donation to Cylburn Arboretum Friends (an accompanying adult is free) if you are not a member. MORE

Older Elementary School-Aged/Middle School-Aged Kids

VIRTUAL | Online Drawing Classes (Ages 8-14)
Thursdays  | 5:15 PM – 6 PM
Hosted By Social Studio Baltimore

Develop your drawing skills from the comfort of your own home! You will need pencil, paper, black pen, eraser. Other drawing materials welcome; but the basics are fine. Register in advance. MORE

Creative Clay: Make a Snowman (2 Parts)
January 7 and 14 | 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Creating with clay is both relaxing and rewarding.  Projects are geared to all ages and levels of experience. On the first day listed, create the project. On the second date, add color. Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty! MORE

Kids Lasagna To Go Workshop (Ages 8-15)
January 8 | 9 AM – 12 PM
Culinary Craft Workshop

This class is a “make and take” event. Students will be making a lasagna from fresh ingredients which they will prepare themselves. This includes handmade pasta, ricotta and marinara sauce…all made from scratch. Kids will learn to mix, knead and roll out their own lasagna noodles, which will be used as the base for their take-home dish. Additionally, they will learn to prepare both the fresh Ricotta and Marinara sauce from scratch needed for their recipes. Kids will enjoy a delicious lunch of Chef-made lasagna, and will be bringing their handmade dish home to be cooked when ready. MORE

Snapology’s Ninja Adventures Workshop (Ages 5-14)
January 8 | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Snapology Discovery Center

Sensei Wu needs you! Design a new dojo for Snapology made from LEGO® bricks and train your men to battle with the best. Go through ninja training and earn your black belt, Snapology-style. Get ready to have fun and become a Master Ninja. **This is a drop off class. Please wear mask and socks to class.** MORE

Pop-Up Art Classes (Ages 9-13)
Sundays | 1 PM – 3 PM
Social Studio Baltimore

Immerse yourself in a paint, pastel, or printmaking project! Complete a different project each week. Learn about new artists and techniques, explore your personal expression, and exchange ideas with others. MORE

Primitive Fire Making (Ages 10+)
January 9 | 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

What did our ancestors do before lighters and matches? Learn how to make fire from various materials. Children must be registered with an adult. Space is limited. Ages 10+. *Pre-Registration and masks required for program participation* MORE

VIRTUAL |  Meet and Greet with Author Gordon Korman
January 11 | 7 PM – 8 PM
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

Join Baltimore County Public Library for an interactive discussion with Gordon Korman, author of over 80 children’s and young adult fiction books — including Battle of the Books 2022 titles Notorious and War Stories. This program is open to all students. Participation in Battle of the Books not required. ​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

Kids’ Nuts for Dough Class (Ages 8-15)
January 22 | 9 AM – 12 PM
Culinary Craft Workshop

This is not your typical baking class! In “Nuts for Dough”, kids will be learning to make dough from scratch in order to make favorites such as Soft Pretzels, Bagels, Pitas and Tortillas to be used as the base ingredients for several delicious recipes. This class focuses on the precise following of recipes, measuring ingredients, as well as kneading and working different types of dough. MORE

Nature Quest Winter Hike at Banneker (Ages 10+)
January 23 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Pick up your Nature Quest Passport at the Banneker Museum and join us for a 1 mile wintry stroll through the woods. Make rubbings of both Quest markers in the park. Adults and children 10+. Registration is required. MORE

Family Paint Night at The Purple Bicycle (Ages 8+)
January 28 | 6:30 PM – 8 PM
The Purple Bicycle

Join The Purple Bicycle is hosting a directed paint night — fun for the whole family! Make a Penguin Canvas. Ages 8 and older. Register in advance. MORE

Phenomenal Forces at Eureki! (Ages 9-12)
January 29 | 10 AM – 11 AM
Eurekii Learning

Students will learn about forces through hands-on design challenges in this class for students in grades 4-6. Why don’t snowboards have wheels? Why do things slow down? Build your own simple machines and explore the wonders of our physical world. MORE