Electricity Day, maple sugaring, toddler music fun, princess brunch, FREE dance classes, outdoor survival for kids, cooking adventures, and MORE! Check out our round-up of weekend fun for Baltimore Families!

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Weekend Fun for Baltimore Families: February 18-21

ALL WEEKEND

CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF ANNAPOLIS PRESENTS: ROBIN HOOD
All Weekend | 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

BALTIMORE CONCERT OPERA PRESENTS THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Friday, February 18 at 7:30 PM | Sunday, February 20 at 3 PM
Towson University

Figaro, Figaro, Figaro! Don’t miss this fast-paced romp filled with laughs and ridiculousness. This fully-staged production with orchestra will be fun for the whole family! Whether you know Rossini’s music from Bugs Bunny or are new to the show, you are sure to come away humming the classic tunes. MORE

MAPLE SUGARING WEEKEND (ALL AGES)
February 19 and 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 (ALL AGES)
Saturday, February 19 at 8 AM and Sunday, February 20 at 9 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! MORE

PRESIDENTS’ DAY WEEKEND AT PORT DISCOVERY
Saturday, February 19 – Monday, February 21 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Have fun during the long Presidents’ Day Weekend by spending it with family and friends at Port Discovery! The Museum will be open for play Saturday, February 19 – Monday, February 21 for play sessions from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. -5 p.m. Explore three floors of interactive exhibits where you can play, learn and enjoy time together. Plus enjoy a couple special activities to help celebrate President’s Day! 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

MAPLE SUGAR TIME
Saturday, February 19 and Sunday, February 20 | 11 AM – 3 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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18

OUTDOOR DISCOVERY (AGES 6-12)
Friday, February 18 | 9 AM – 3 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. 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

HOMESCHOOL S.T.E.A.M LAB AT EUREKII
Friday, February 18 | 2 PM – 4 PM
Eurekii Learning

Snapology is partnering with Eurekii to offer the best S.T.E.A.M Lab experience to homeschoolers. Children will have one hour of Amusement Park Engineering activities with Snapology and one hour of Math Puzzles & Games with Eurekii. MORE

FULL MOON HIKE
Friday, February 18 | 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Marshy Point Nature Center

Learn about the phases of the moon and enjoy a campfire under the moonlight. Campfire to follow. $5/non-member. $3/member. Space is limited. Call 410.887.2817 to register. MORE

OWL PROWL (AGES 8+)
Friday, February 18 | 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Bosely Conservancy

Venture into the woods of Bosely Conservancy on a cold winter evening to hear the call of these elusive creatures and possibly catch a glimpse of them as you walk. Ages 8 – Adult, Under 16 w/adult. *Meet at Bosely Conservancy. MORE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19

BALTIMORE YOUTH SPORTS CLINIC
Saturday, February 19 | 8 AM – 3 PM
UA House at 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. MORE

YOGA OPEN HOUSE (ADULT + KID CLASSES!)
Saturday, February 19 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Manor Mill

Join Qigong Health and Wellness, LLC for a yoga open house at Manor Mill! Meet our new instructors, take a mini class, mingle with light food and drink and have a chance to win a prize or a giveaway! Sing up for classes, series, and upcoming yoga workshops! MORE

VIRTUAL | QUYNN JOHNSON’S TAP LIVE!
Saturday, February 19 | 10 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. MORE

FEEDING TIME WITH LIVE ANIMALS (ALL AGES)
Saturday, February 19 | 10:30 AM
Carrie Murray Nature Center

Want to learn more about our animals? Join us each Saturday for animal feeding time and watch our animal ambassadors gobble up their tasty meals! Registration is required. MORE

NATURE DISCOVERY TOTS (AGES 0-6): BIRDS
Saturday, February 19 | 10:30 AM
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Explore the Nature Discovery Area with a Naturalist! Each meeting will focus on a different theme of the season. Ages 0-6 with adult. FREE! MORE

SNAPOLOGY’S STEAM LAB – BUILD & PLAY
Saturday, February 19 | 11 AM – 1 PM
Snapology

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

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

ROBLOX WORKSHOP (AGES 5-14)
Saturday, February 19 | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Snapology

Does your student love playing or designing in Roblox? Is there a game they just can’t seem to get enough of? In this Snapology workshop, students will recreate and explore their favorite Roblox adventures by using LEGO® bricks to create interactive games! From designing an Obby to building a 3-D character skin, students will be fully immersed in the gameplay and game design of Roblox! *Please wear mask and socks to class.* MORE

VIRTUAL | THE MAGIC OF MATTER WITH PROFESSOR MIKE
Saturday, February 19 | 2 PM – 3 PM
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

Professor Mike explores the properties of solids, liquids and gases through science demos, magic and make-at-home tricks. 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

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FREE FILM SERIES AT THE B & O (AGES 10+): HARRIET
Saturday, February 19 | 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

TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STARS (AGES 6+)
Saturday, February 19 | 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Bright stars, constellations, a star cluster and a galaxy are easy to find on a dark clear winter’s night. Join us for an evening among the stars for some stellar object viewing and some star story telling around the campfire. Adults and children 6+. $7 per person ($5 for ORNCC Members). MORE

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20

MAPLE MAGIC – GO WITH THE FLOW (ALL AGES)
Sunday, February 20 | 10:30 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. Four public sessions to choose from. REgister in advance. MORE

THE PRINCESS BRUNCH WITH ELSA & ANNA
Sunday, February 20 | 11 AM – 1 PM
Jimmy’s Famous Seafood

Join Elsa and Anna for the ultimate Frozen Princess Brunch! Families will be treated to our Famous Brunch, complete with “Let is Snow” snowflake pancakes and “Melting Olaf” yogurt parfaits! The Frozen-Themed Princess Brunch will feature an Elsa and Anna meet & greet, princess caricature art, snowflake face painting, tiara cookie decorating and a princess crown craft! MORE

DROP-IN SUNDAY FUNDAYS: MAKE FAIRY AND GNOME GARDENS
Sunday, February 20 | 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! They will have everything you need to create something amazing. All items will be priced individually so you have complete control as to what you select and how much you spend. They will have unique containers of all shapes and sizes, gnomes, fairies, animals, plants, decor, pebbles, stone, sand, moss, live plants, faux plants and so much more to fill your garden! Soil is included! MORE

ELECTRICITY DAY
Sunday, February 20 | 12 PM – 4 PM
The Fire Museum of Maryland

Come to the museum and be SHOCKED by how much the fire service and electricity have to do with each other. From radios and telegraph communications, to how firefighters handle electrical fires. Even come learn about electricity from Benjamin Franklin himself! Regular admission prices, admission sales that day directly benefit renovations for their Discovery Room! 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

SUNDAY CRAFTERNOON AT BETTER WORLD IMAGINARIUM (ALL AGES)
Sunday, February 20 | 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. Modified activities for all ages. MORE

FREE DANCE CLASSES FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Sunday, 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. MORE

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21

SCHOOL’S OUT: BRICK CITY (AGES 5-14)
Monday, February 21 | 8 AM – 5 PM
Snapology

Does your builder enjoy designing beautiful buildings and cities for their mini-figures? If so, this workshop is the perfect space for your young architect or city planner to sharpen their design and building skills! In this workshop, students will learn all about the importance of collaboration, careful planning, and skillful execution of their building plans. **Please wear mask and socks to class** MORE

SLIME & SENSORY MILKSHAKE WORKSHOP
Monday, February 21 | 10 AM – 12 PM
Bel Air Sports Cards

Join STEAM Quest in this slime class that combines science and art together. Your child will how to make and design a slime, care for their slime, and enjoy a slime challenge. In addition to making slime they will also create a a color changing sensory bottle using clay and designing it to look like an over the top milkshake. $25/child. Pre-registration by email- steamquestkits@gmail.com or Facebook message. MORE

GIVE BACK WITH GIRLHERO: SHAREBABY (AGES 14+)
Monday, February 21 | 10 AM – 12 PM
ShareBaby Warehouse

Students ages 14 and up can join #TeamGirlhero in giving back to the community that we love. Learn valuable lessons about volunteering and the organizations doing good in Baltimore. Click below to register for Service Outings hosted by the team at Girlhero. On February 21, help ShareBaby process donated items, such as clothing and diapers, through our warehouse quickly and into the hands of families with young children. Register in Advance. MORE

THE SCIENCE CENTER IS OPEN ON PRESIDENT’S DAY!
Monday, February 21 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Maryland Science Center

Head to the Maryland Science Center on President’s Day and enjoy their special Monday hours! MORE

VIRTUAL | 11TH ANNUAL PRESIDENTS’ DAY FESTIVAL
Monday, February 21 | 11 AM – 3 AM
Hosted by The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

Join John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum for their virtual Presidents’ Day Festival featuring presidential storytelling, creative at-home activities, musical performances, and more to bring history to life for all ages. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Mrs. Kennedy’s televised tour of the White House when the first lady shared with the public her project to restore the White House. In honor of this anniversary, the Festival will feature a Hands-On History activity of the White House Rooms and other elements highlighting the White House as a home for past presidents and their families. Performances of Kennedy campaign songs and at-home activities will highlight President Kennedy’s time in the White House. MORE

JUNIOR TOUR: PRESIDENTIAL PASSAGES
Monday, February 21 | 1 PM – 1:30 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. Included with Museum Admission. FREE for B&O Members. MORE

GET OUTSIDE THIS PRESIDENT’S DAY: KIDS OUTDOOR SURVIVAL SKILLS
Monday, February 21 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Irvine Nature Center

What would you do if you got lost in the woods? Guided by Master Naturalist Clare, kids learn outdoor skills from how to build a survival shelter to safely starting a fire. Discover where to find dry kindling and what wood to burn so we can toast some marshmallows. Irvine will provide all the supplies but dress for the weather, program is held outdoors. Program will include the use of knives by demonstrating their proper use and importance of knife safety. Ages 8-12 This is a drop-off program (although parents are welcome to stay and observe.) MORE