Dino Days, Robin Hood, fairy gardens, clay workshops and more — check out this weekend’s round-up of fun for Baltimore families!

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Weekend Fun for Baltimore Families: February 11 – 13

All Weekend

CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF ANNAPOLIS PRESENTS: ROBIN HOOD
Friday – Sunday | 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

DISNEY ON ICE: LET’S CELEBRATE!
Friday – Sunday | 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

Saturday, February 12

VIRTUAL | ANTI-RACISM STORY TIME: CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND ROSA PARKS’ BIRTHDAY
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. FREE! MORE

MAPLE MAGIC – GO WITH THE FLOW (ALL AGES)
10 AM & 1 PM
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. Advanced registration required. MORE

THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT (AGES 8+)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cromwell Valley Park

Become a Citizen Scientist for a day as we collect data, look for birds, and discover ways to help our feathered friends. FREE! Donations Welcome. Reservations NOT required. MORE

WELLNESS SATURDAYS AT PORT DISCOVERY
10 AM – 3 PM
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Join Port Discovery on Saturdays in February for programs, activities, and information to help children and families explore healthy habits! Get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot on-site thanks to Mobile Vaccine Clinics in collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department and Johns Hopkins Medicine. After receiving your vaccine, get free admission to Port Discovery for the day! Explore dance, movement and mindfulness for children with Maria Broom. Discuss health and wellness concerns with a Johns Hopkins Medicine pediatrician. Check the schedule for details on what activities will be available on the date of your visit. MORE

STORY TIME WITH WILDLIFE ADVENTURES
10:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Snug Books

This storytime is a huge hit! In the past children were able to pet a hedgehog, hold a snake, and meet a huge turtle while learning about the animals and reading a picture book. Children get to touch and hold animals during this lively event and pictures are encouraged. MORE

CRITTER DINNER TIME
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Watch turtles, amphibians and snakes eat while learning about these fascinating creatures. Registration required. FREE! MORE

CLAY EXPLORATION FOR KIDS: HEART PINCH POTS (AGES 4-7)
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Chesapeake Arts Center

This class is the perfect introduction to clay! Kids will enjoy exploring the medium and creating unique pieces using air-dry clay each week. MORE

FREE FAMILY MAKERSPACE WORKSHOP: CLAY HEART CHARMS (ALL AGES)
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Chesapeake Arts Center

Free family workshop at Chesapeake Arts Center! But you MUST register. Reservations available between 10:30am-12:30pm. All ages! Children must be accompanied by an adult. MORE

VIRTUAL | CHARM CITY CAKES: JUNK FOOD CUPCAKES (AGES 5+)
11:00 AM – 12 PM
Hosted by Charm City Cakes and Enoch Pratt Free Library

Join Charm City Cakes for an hour-long virtual decorating experience taught by one of their instructors via Zoom! Learn how to decorate your set of cupcakes to look like your favorite junk foods. Your kit will have all of the fondant, extra buttercream & basic tools you need to make your own awesome cupcake creation! This program is recommended for ages 5+ with the assistance of a parent or caregiver. This virtual program is limited to 12 participants and pre-registration is required. To register, call the Light Street Branch at (410) 396-1096. MORE

SNAPOLOGY’S STEAM LAB – BUILD & PLAY
11 AM – 1 PM
Snapology Discovery Center

Get ready for FUN at Snapology’s Saturday Build & Play session! 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. Enjoy LEGO® Bricks, Magnatiles, Zoobs, Hero Factory etc. Snapology teachers will supervise the kids while you enjoy a 2 hour break on the weekend! This is a drop off service only, due to COVID regulations we ask that adults not stay in the building. Space is limited. *Please make sure to wear socks and a mask.* REGISTRATION REQUIRED. MORE

VALENTINE’S DAY POP- UP
11 AM – 3 PM
Westfield Annapolis

Westfield Annapolis, will host a Valentine’s Day Pop-Up with local makers on Saturday, February 12th, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. All visitors are welcome to join for a family-friendly, fun shopping event! From flowers from Dandelions Flower Stand, to curated gift boxes from Box and Bows, to drink mixes from CAnE Collective and three other small, local businesses, visitors are sure to find everything they need for the ones they love this Valentine’s Day. MORE

KIDS PAINTING WORKSHOP: CONVERSATION HEARTS (AGES 6-12)
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 celebrating Valentine’s Day with a fun painting of conversation hearts. MORE

KERPLUNK! SATURDAY FAMILY DROP-IN ART CLASS
12 PM – 3 PM
Creative Alliance

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

DINO DAY
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. All this and more is free with paid admission or Maryland Science Center membership. MORE

VIRTUAL | CELEBRATE THE LUNAR NEW YEAR WITH ROBERT KIKUCHI-YNGOJO AND ASIA FANTASIA
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. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. MORE

BLIPPI THE MUSICAL
2 PM – 3 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

OPERA IN ACTION | JOHN MUSTO: RHODA AND THE FOSSIL HUNT
2 PM – 3:15 PM
Cohen-Davison Family Theatre

Rhoda is a little girl with a BIG imagination. Based on a true story, Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt explores how science and art are linked through common characteristics of creativity and discovery. Peabody Opera in Action’s presentation of this fantastic new opera by John Musto and Eric Einhorn will showcase two casts of Peabody students, along with a brief conversation about the origins of the opera and its presentations in New York and Chicago. FREE! MORE

VALENTINE’S DAY WORKSHOP (AGES 5-12)
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Snapology Discovery Center

Your learner will take a well-known pop art print, and turn it into a 3D sculpture! Robert Indiana was an American pop artist, who created the iconic Love print that even ended up on a United States postage stamp! The print then took a 3D form, and was reimagined into a sculpture. From there, the Love sculpture spread around the world. 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗟𝗘𝗚𝗢® 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲! *This is a drop off program. Please wear mask and socks to class.* MORE

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FREE FILM SERIES AT THE B & O (AGES 10+)
4 PM – 6 PM
The B & O Railroad Museum

In celebration of the Museum’s designation as a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site by the National Park Service, we are hosting three films in the 1884 Roundhouse on the topics of Slavery, the Underground Railroad, and freedom. The three movies this month, Amistad, Harriet, and Selma, spotlight the harsh reality of slavery, racial discrimination, and show the heroes that persevered. Admission is FREE. MORE

KIDS’ NIGHT OUT (AGES 6-12)
6 PM – 8 PM
Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Parents can enjoy a quiet evening in while kids have fun at a campfire in the park! In this drop-off program for kids ages 6 to 12, we’ll gather at our outdoor campfire ring for games, activities, pizza, and of course, s’mores! (Please let us know about any dietary needs; we have vegan/GF marshmallows!). $10 per child (ages 6 to 12). Pre-register online. MORE

Sunday, February 13

LOVE STORYTIME (ALL AGES)
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Lake Roland

Love is in the air for all walks of life. Join Lake Roland as they read books about animals in love. FREE! To register, please email lakerol-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov. MORE

SENSORY SUNDAYS: WINTER WONDERLAND
10 AM – 3 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

VALENTINES DAY STORIES AND CRAFT (AGES 2-10)
11 AM – 12 PM
Maryland Farm Park | Baltimore Co Ag Center

Celebrate Valentines Day on the Farm with stories and crafts. Ages 2-10. Cost $5 All programs require advanced registration. To register email baltcoagcenter@baltimorecountymd.gov. Registration closes at 4 pm on the Friday before the event. MORE

DROP-IN SUNDAY FUNDAYS: MAKE FAIRY AND GNOME GARDENS
11 AM – 4 PM
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 right here at The Green Door in their DIY Workshop Studio! MORE

VALENTINE’S DAY TEA PARTY AT THE PLAYROOM (AGES 3-6)
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
The Playroom

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

SNOWFLAKE STUDY
1 PM – 2 PM
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

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. Registration required. MORE

FEED THE BIRDS (AGES 3+)
1 PM – 2 PM
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Join us as we talk about backyard birds and make a simple bird feeder to take home in order to attract birds that you can watch in your backyard. Adults and children 3+. $5 per person ($3 for ORNCC Members). Register in advance. MORE

VALENTINE’S HEART WALK (ALL AGES)
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. Registration required. MORE

SUNDAY CRAFTERNOON AT BETTER WORLD IMAGINARIUM (ALL AGES)
Better World Imaginarium
1 PM – 4 PM

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