FREE dance classes, maple sugar fun, ice cream for breakfast, nature olympics, black history month celebrations, and more! Here are our 50 favorite things to do with kids in and around Baltimore this month!

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As always, please be sure to check with the host organization for the most up-to-date info as well as their registration and health protocols before venturing out!

50 Things To Do with Kids in Baltimore This February

CELEBRATE ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST DAY
Saturday, February 5 | Times Vary
Locations Vary

Saturday, February 5th is Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! Celebrate with Belgian Waffle To-Go kits from Jarrettsville Creamery, all day ice cream breakfast treats at Prigel Family Creamery, or special breakfast-inspired flavors from The Charmery!

(COOL) PROGENY MONEY BUNNY PLAY DATE IN-A-BOX (AGES 3-8)
Pick-Up: Saturday, February 5 | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Roland Park Country School

Have a budding entrepreneur on your hands? Then you’ll love January’s Playdate In-A-Box! We partnered with the team at Roland Park Country School to curate a box that is inspired by the school’s financial literacy and entrepreneurship curricula. The best part? It’s FUN (and will keep the kiddos busy all afternoon!). Pick-Up your box on February 5th and enjoy hot coffee, munchkin donuts, and time to play/explore Roland Park Country School’s playground + back woods trail! MORE

STUDIO TAKEOVER: COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE PAINTINGS
Saturday, February 5 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Explore your imagination and creativity at Port Discovery’s Studio Workshop by helping to contribute to their abstract Community Collaborative Paintings Project led by Port Discovery’s Visual Arts Specialist, Theresa! Free with museum admission. MORE

NATURE OLYMPICS AT OREGON RIDGE
Saturday, February 5 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

The Winter Olympics have begun! Celebrate with a family friendly competition of nature themed events in the park! Adults and children 4+. $5 per person ($3 for ORNCC Members). Register in advance. MORE

STORYTELLING FROM THE AFRICAN DIASPORA @ TERRA CAFE
Saturday, February 5 | 2 PM – 4 PM
Terra Cafe

Join The Creative Alliance for a lovely afternoon of stories from the African Diaspora, in honor of Black History Month and the African ancestors whose experience and wisdom must be shared year-round! This event will take place in Terra Cafe, a delicious Black-owned cafe and arts center located in Central Baltimore. MORE

VIRTUAL | WINTER WONDERS MAGIC SHOW
Saturday, February 5 | 2 PM – 3 PM
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

Magician Mike Rose performs his Winter Wonders Magic Show and your whole family is invited. Experience amazing magic and comedy all with a winter theme. With lots of audience interaction there’s even a chance you will become part of the show! 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

NOBUNTU
Saturday, February 5 | 7:30 PM
Harford Community College

Nobuntu, the female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano) and organic, authentic dance movements. MORE

FLYING WITH YOUR GROWN-UP (AGES 7-13)
Sunday, February 6 | 3 PM – 4 PM
Movement Lab

Adults and children can Flip and Fly together! In this one hour playshop you can learn how to put on a performance for yourself in the AntiGravity hammock. Class includes instruction in the arts of inversion and free play time to create together. Kids and adults are NOT sharing hammocks, you each will have your own! $35/parent and child paid. $10/additional child. MORE

FELT VALENTINES’ DAY BUNTING WORKSHOP (AGES 4+)
Sunday, February 6 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Chesapeake Arts Center

Join artist Nick Cane as you work to design and create your own felt Valentine themed banner! Register in advance. MORE

DROP-IN SUNDAY FUNDAYS: MAKE FAIRY AND GNOME GARDENS
Sundays in February | 11 AM – 4 PM (11 AM – 2 PM on February 6)
The Green Door

Spend Sunday Funday at The Green Door! We will be holding Drop- In DIY Workshops every Sunday in February where you can come in and create a Fairy Garden, Gnome Garden or just a plain old Fun Garden filled with your personality at The Green Door in their DIY Workshop Studio! MORE

SUNDAY CRAFTERNOONS AT BETTER WORLD IMAGINARIUM (ALL AGES)
Sundays in February | 1 PM – 4 PM
Better World Imaginarium

Join Better World Imaginarium EVERY Sunday for a FREE family-friendly art project. Drop in anytime between 1-4 PM. No registration is required. MORE

FREE DANCE CLASSES FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Sunday, February 6 and February 20 | 2 PM – 7 PM
Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center

To celebrate Black History Month, Moving History Dance Studios is offering a series of FREE classes in the African American Tradition: Breakin’, Lindy Hop, Tap, West African, and Baltimore Club. Join us at Baltimore’s Eubie Blake Center for food, movement and fun! Masks are required for participation. Pre-register! MORE

DISNEY ON ICE: LET’S CELEBRATE!
Wednesday, February 9 – Sunday, February 13 | Times Vary
Royal Farms Arena

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for non-stop fun when 50 of your favorite Disney friends come to life through world-class ice skating. Check website for showtimes. MORE

PAPER CIRCUIT LIGHT-UP VALENTINES’ DAY CARDS (AGES 8+)
Wednesday, February 9 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Chesapeake Arts Center

Use your creativity to engineer and design a unique Valentines’ Day card that really lights up! Pre-register. MORE

THE NATURAL WORLD OF ART: STRING ART HEART MOBILE (ALL AGES)
Wednesday, February 9 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Discover the connection between art and nature using a variety of materials and techniques. Projects are designed to bring out the inner artist in people of all ages. This week, wrap string to create a fun mobile for someone you love! $2 per project, for all ages. Pre-register for this program online. MORE

FLUID MOVEMENT THURSDAY NIGHT SKATE PARTY
Thursdays in February | 6 PM – 8 PM
Gardenville Rec Center

Join Fluid Movement Baltimore as they roll and bounce into the new month! They’re hosting a Fluid Movement Skate Party at Gardenville Rec Center (4517 Hazelwood Ave) every Thursday in February. Masks Required! Complete the Waiver to participate. Bring your own skates! MORE

VIRTUAL | MEET AND GREET WITH AUTHOR VICTORIA JAMIESON
Thursday, February 10 | 7 PM – 8 PM
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

Join Enoch Pratt Free Library for an interactive discussion with Victoria Jamieson, author of several children’s graphic novels, including Battle of the Books 2022 title When Stars Are Scattered. MORE

CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF ANNAPOLIS PRESENTS: ROBIN HOOD
Friday, February 11 – Sunday, February 20 | Times Vary
Children’s Theatre of Annapolis

Heroic beginnings. Epic battles. Daring rescues. Bumbling henchmen. First love. This new telling of Nottingham’s most famous outlaw has it all! Forced into exile in Sherwood Forest, the young Robin of Locksley learns to become a leader of an outlaw band dedicated to resisting the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. It’s all merry adventures and celebratory dances until the Sheriff strikes a devastating blow to the young rebels and forces Robin to make a difficult decision. Can he be the hero that the Nottingham needs… even if it means losing his life? MORE

THE AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL’S AMERICAN CRAFT MADE MARKETPLACE
Friday, February 11 – Sunday, February 13 | Times Vary
Baltimore Convention Center

The American Craft Council (ACC), a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting craft and its artists, is bringing its in-person flagship event back to Baltimore for the first time since the pandemic. American Craft Made (formerly American Craft Shows) returns to the Baltimore Convention Center Feb. 11-13, 2022.The three-day American Craft Made marketplace is a celebration of all things handmade featuring a juried selection of artists from across the country working in a variety of mediums including ceramics, glass, jewelry, clothing, furniture, and basketry. FREE! Registration required. MORE

VIRTUAL | ANTI-RACISM STORY TIME: CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND ROSA PARKS’ BIRTHDAY
Saturday, February 12 | 10 AM – 10:30 AM
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

In this story time, children and their caregivers celebrate Black History Month and Rosa Parks’ birthday with affirming stories and songs. Read, move, sing and craft with us as we explore themes of anti-racism in a child-friendly environment. 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

STORY TIME WITH WILDLIFE ADVENTURES
Saturday, February 12 | 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM
Snug Books

Join Snug Books for Storytime with one of our favorites: Wildlife Adventures! MORE

DINO DAY
Saturday, February 12 | 12 PM – 4 PM
Maryland Science Center

The dinosaurs are taking over at the Maryland Science Center! Get ready for a dino-sized science adventure! Uncover fossils and learn about the creatures who roamed the Earth millions of years ago. Find out what tools and techniques scientists use to unravel the mysteries of our prehistoric planet through hands-on activity stations. MORE

MAPLE MAGIC – GO WITH THE FLOW (ALL AGES)
Saturday, February 12 and Saturday, February 20 | Times Vary
Irvine Nature Center

It may sound sappy, but there’s magic in our trees at this time of year! A short walk into a deciduous forest in late winter can quickly become a sticky situation. Join Irvine’s naturalists for an outdoor hike-n-learn that is sure to be in great taste. Along the way, you’ll learn to identify maple trees and why this is peak season for collecting their sap. Practice using a hand drill to experience how trees are tapped and check the buckets where sap is collected. Then explore how the process of turning clear watery liquid into everyone’s favorite breakfast condiment has changed through time–from wooden tools and heated stones to the kettle system over an open fire to today’s evaporators and hydrometers. Practice using a hand drill to experience how trees are tapped, check buckets for sap and see how the sticky fluid is converted into syrup. You’ll even get a taste of this liquid gold as a reward for all the hard work. MORE

VIRTUAL | CELEBRATE THE LUNAR NEW YEAR WITH ROBERT KIKUCHI-YNGOJO AND ASIA FANTASIA
Saturday, February 12 | 2 PM – 3 PM
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

Weaving a variety of traditional tales with yarns of music and theater, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo delights his audiences with folktales and myths from Korea, Japan, China, Tibet and more than 23 other Asian countries — often embellishing the plots with the lyricism of a bamboo flute or bringing characters to life with animated facial gestures. With a masterful use of timing and elements of surprise, Robert draws students and teachers alike into a joyful exploration of Asian culture. 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

BLIPPI THE MUSICAL
Saturday, February 12 | 2 PM – 3:30 PM
The Lyric Opera House

Blippi The Musical brings the energetic and loveable character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, audience engagement, and amazing music. Children from the ages of 2 to 7 years old across the world have quickly taken a liking to Blippi!s charismatic personality and innovative teaching lessons! In the Live show, they will continue to learn about the world around them while singing and dancing along with this one-of-a-kind show. MORE

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT: VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY (AGES 5-14)
Saturday, February 12 | 5 PM – 8 PM
Snapology Discovery Center

Parent’s Night Out at Snapology is always fun for the kids, while parents get some alone time! Drop your kids off at the Snapology Discovery Center while you catch a meal out or run errands. Kids will take part in Valentine’s-themed LEGO® building projects and games, while having some socially distanced fun with friends. A pizza dinner will be provided. *Please wear mask and socks.* Registration required. MORE

SENSORY SUNDAYS: WINTER WONDERLAND
Sunday, February 13 | 10 AM – 4 PM
The B&O Railroad Museum

To support their neurodiverse visitors, the B&O Railroad Museum is dedicating the second 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). MORE

VALENTINE’S DAY TEA PARTY AT THE PLAYROOM (AGES 3-6)
Sunday, February 13 | 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
The Playroom Harford

Join The Playroom for a fancy Tea Party to celebrate Valentines Day! Decorate cupcakes, make a Vanentine craft, get private play time in The Playroom, read a story, and have a Tea Party! Reserve your spot before they are sold out! This is a drop-off event. Preregister. MORE

VALENTINE’S HEART WALK (ALL AGES)
Sunday, February 13 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Cromwell Valley Park

Love is all around! All you have to do is look for it. Let’s go for a hike and see how many heart-shaped objects you can find out in nature. Afterwards, return to the Nature Center for a sweet treat! Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather! $2 members /$4 non-members. MORE

VIRTUAL | AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN
Tuesday, February 15 | 6:30 PM
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

You are invited to join the Enoch Pratt Free Library as they celebrate African American Literature through their African American Read-In event. The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. This initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around the world. MORE

VIRTUAL | KIDS WRITERS LIVE! CAROLE BOSTON WEATHERFORD
Thursday, February 17 | 6 PM – 8 PM
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

Baltimore native and Newbery Honor winner Carole Boston Weatherford profiles hometown hero Elijah Cummings in The Faith of Elijah Cummings: The North Star of Equal Justice. This new children’s book focuses on breaking barriers, serving others and leading for change. Dr. Maya Rockeymoore-Cummings will join Carole to share about Congressman Cummings’ life, work, and legacy. Join us in celebrating the launch of this book! MORE

MUSICAL MUNCHKINS INFANT AND TODDLER MUSIC CLASS
Friday, February 18 | 10 AM – 10:30 AM
Manor Mill

Join Corinne Zmoos, MS, CCC-SLP for a music-filled class while practicing speech and language science. Sing, dance, and play through your favorite nursery rhymes, original songs, and joyful experiences that scaffold your child’s communication skills. After class, Corinne answers questions about developmental milestones and language acquisition. MORE

BALTIMORE YOUTH SPORTS CLINIC 
Saturday, February 19 | 8 AM – 3 PM
UA House on Fayette

In preparation for CIAA 2022, Visit Baltimore will host a sports clinic for students to work on their sports development and soft skills. Coaches and trainers will take students through a series of workshops and classes the week before CIAA to work on their skills but also give history and context of the tournament. Registration for the Baltimore Youth Sports Clinic is free. MORE

KIDS “THE SCIENCE OF COOKING” CLASS (AGES 8-15)
Saturday, February 19 | 9 AM – 12 PM
Culinary Craft Workshop

Cooking is just Delicious Science. During this workshop, dive deeper into the questions you’ve always asked: “Why don’t oil and water mix” or even questions you have never asked “Why does food taste different when heated up?” This camp is great for curious kids, and all the future scientists, cooks and food lovers that want to learn more about food and what is really happening in the kitchen. Campers will be preparing a variety of recipes and working with ingredients, each designed to demonstrate a different element of the Science of Cooking, such as: Heating, Mailard Reaction, Mixing, Caramelization, Binding, Viscosity and Non-Newtonian Liquids. They will be making Seared Chicken and Almond Pralines, as well as working with and studying Mayonnaise, Butter, Gluten, Yeast, Honey, and Water. MORE

MAPLE SUGARING WEEKEND (ALL AGES)
Saturday, February 19 and Sunday February 20 | Times Vary
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Learn to make maple syrup from start to finish. Participants will visit stations where a naturalist will describe each step of the process. Individuals and families only. Register for an arrival time online in advance. MORE

LAKE ROLAND BIRD COUNT
Saturday, February 19 from 8 AM – 9 AM | Sunday, February 20 from 9 AM – 10 AM
Lake Roland

Join park staff on a hike for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Bird counts from around the world will be shared with the Cornell Lab of Orinthology and National Audubon Society to help evaluate the global birds populations. Please bring your own binoculars and dress for the weather.  Preregistration required.  All Ages. FREE! To register, please email [email protected] MORE

MAPLE SUGARING WEEKEND (ALL AGES)
Saturday, February 19 and Sunday February 20 | 11 AM – 3 PM
Cromwell Valley Park

Native people made sugar from the sap of native maples. Join Cromwell Valley Naturalists for ongoing cooking demonstrations, spile making, tree tapping, and sap boiling. Drop in program. FREE! Donations Welcome! Registration NOT Required. MORE

VIRTUAL | QUYNN JOHNSON’S TAP LIVE!
Saturday, February 19 | 10 AM – 10:30 AM
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

This workshop engages children and teachers in ways to create music with their feet. Using elements of tap dance and basic tap steps, participants will enjoy moving together and creating their own rhythms. Lessons connect to counting, patterns, steady beat, gross motor movement, directional changes, and choreography. Presented by Arts for Learning Maryland. MORE

WINTER WOODS ADVENTURE (AGES 3+)
Saturday, February 19 | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Irvine Nature Center

Dress for the weather and have fun as a family as we explore the winter world using all our senses. Along with Master Naturalist, Clare, look for animal homes, find out who is the best at seeing animals hidden along the trail and if we are lucky read track stories in the snow. Finish by warming up with a story and s’more around the campfire. Preregistration requested, but not required. Registration includes admission to Irvine. Cost: $7/ person or $20/family. MORE

MAPLE SUGAR TIME
Saturdays and Sundays, February 19, 20, 26, and 27 | 11 AM – 4 PM
Marshy Point Nature Center

How do you get sap from a tree? How is maple sugar made? Who originally created maple syrup? Join Marshy Point Nature Center for a hike where they will answer those questions and provide interactive demonstrations; participants will help tap a tree, collect sap, learn how to make maple syrup, and have the opportunity to taste different types of syrup. Tree tapping hikes every our until 3 PM. $5/non-member. $3/member. Space is limited. Call 410.887.2817 to register. MORE

NATURAL BIRD FEEDERS (ALL AGES)
Sunday, February 20 | 1 PM – 2 PM
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Gather supplies from nature to create a bird feeder for your yard. All materials provided. Registration required. All ages. Under 13 with an adult. MORE

JUNIOR TOUR: PRESIDENTIAL PASSAGES
Monday, February 21 | 1 PM
The B&O Railroad Museum

Family-Friendly! Over the years United States Presidents have interacted with railroading and specifically the B&O Railroad in many ways. From riding the rails as a passenger, to enacting legislation that impacted the railroad, being commemorated on the railroad and even using the railroad to travel to their final resting place; presidential and federal history has been intertwined with our history here at the B&O for many years. In this tour we are going to explore the connections between American railroading and our nation’s executive history. MORE

TIDEWATER PLAYERS PRESENT: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Friday, February 25 – Sunday, March 6 | Times Vary
Cultural Center at the Havre de Grace Opera House

A deviously delicious Broadway salute to Hollywood-s sci-fi movies, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre audiences for 40 years.. Based on Roger Corman’s classic 1960s B movie, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) provide a masterpiece of Faustian proportion set to the beat of a powerhouse score inspired by the best sounds of the 60s, which nobody does better than Menken & Ashman,. Watch as lowly greenthumb Seymour tries to win the heart of down and out coworker Audrey with a strange and interesting new plant he has cultivated. As the plant becomes famous and Seymour a success, he is faced with making a devilish deal that could win him everything–or cost him the things he loves most. Menken & Ashman’s now classic score features hits such as “Downtown”, audience favorite “Suddenly Seymore”, and the catchy, finger-snapping title song. MORE

CARD PRINTING WORKSHOP (AGES 10+)
Saturday, February 26 | 10:30 AM – 12 PM
The Baltimore Museum of Industry

Learn the art of rubber stamp making from local artist (and BMI educator) Jesse Lentz. Carve your own rubber stamp and walk away with 10 “perfect prints” on cardstock. Suitable for ages 10+. Registration includes all materials and museum admission (open 9 AM-3 PM). MORE

DISCOVERY STAGE SERIES | DIANE MACKLIN: COSMIC CONNECTIONS
Saturday, February 26 | 11:30 AM
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

A family friendly, interactive program shining with folktales that highlight our relationship with the sky and one another. Each story is bursting with peace, friendship, and wisdom. MORE

VIRTUAL | CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH: BLACK HISTORY LIVE WITH CULTURE QUEEN
Saturday, February 26 | 2 PM – 3 PM
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

A performance for your royal children that uses original and interactive music, movement and storytelling to teach them to celebrate their history and love themselves. With a spoonful of magic and ancient wisdom, the queen’s soulful alto voice dances across a fusion of festive calypso, afrobeat, jazz and hip-hop rhythms that celebrate the kings and queens of African American history. During her engaging performance, Culture Queen wows the audience with her magnetic personality and creative approach to cultural education by inviting them to celebrate all the things that make them who they are. With a renewed sense of confidence, cultural awareness and curiosity for exploring the world around them, they leave proudly exclaiming “I like the me I see!” 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

THE B&O’S BIG BIRTHDAY BASH!
Sunday, February 27 | 10 AM – 3 PM
The B&O Railroad Museum

It’s the 195th birthday of the B&O Railroad, and you’re invited to the party! Join them for family-friendly festivities all day long as we celebrate the legacy of the B&O and the wonder of American railroading. You’ll enjoy birthday balloon drop, in which you have the chance to win special prizes including Day Out With Thomas tickets, Museum passes, and more! Once the balloons have dropped, you’ll receive refreshments and a goodie bag to take home and have the opportunity on-site here at the Museum to purchase your tickets for this year’s Day Out With Thomas! MORE

MONTHLY FAMILY WALK: EVERGREENS AND OTHER TREES IN WINTER
Sunday, February 27 | 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Cylburn Arboretum

Join Cylburn Arboretum for their Monthly Family Walk on February 27 at 2pm. On this wintry walk, you will hike the grounds in search of winter foliage and learn about the ecology of evergreens. They will end their time collecting sticks to create stick art and stick mazes! 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

ENOCH-PRATT STORY TIME WITH THE B&O
Monday, February 28 | 11 AM – 12 PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library – Washington Village Branch

Join The B&O Railroad Museum on Mon, Feb. 28 for a special Storytime with the Washington Village Branch of Enoch Pratt Free Library. MORE

VIRTUAL | POKÉMONDAY: CELEBRATING NATIONAL POKÉMON DAY
Monday, February 28 | 6 PM – 7 PM
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

Celebrate National Pokémon Day (February 27) with Baltimore County Public Library. Join us for some Pokémon-themed crafts and activities and hang out with other Pokémon fans. 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