From imagination celebrations to partying with Mr. Trashwheel, there are lots of fun things for pint-sizers happening this spring! Check out these 45 (cool) things to do with kids in Baltimore this April. 

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45 Things to Do With Kids in Baltimore This April

Celebrate Imagination with Enoch Pratt Free Library
All Month Long | All Pratt Locations

Pratt Library is bringing back their month-long celebration of creativity and it kicks off April 1. Join them for in-person and virtual events, performers and special guests, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, and more — specifically designed for the 0-5 crowd. Programs and activities, which invite children to explore self-expression and their unlimited potential, are inspired by the book What Will You Be? by Yamile Saied Méndez. MORE

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Go On Ann Egg Hunt or Have Breakfast with the Bunny
All Month Long | Various Locations

The bunny is ‘springing up’ around Baltimore. Check out our round-up of Baltimore area egg hunts and Easter Bunny visits. SEE LIST

Cheer the Orioles On — For FREE! (Kids, that is)
Subject to Availability | Dates and Times Vary
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Kids Cheer Free allows fans ages nine and younger to attend games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards free of charge. For each regularly-priced individual game Upper Deck ticket purchased, adults can add up to two additional free Upper Deck tickets valid for use only by children age nine and under (subject to availability). Tickets will be delivered digitally. MORE

Explore the Farm at Fresh McKenzie’s Farm Fun Friday
Friday, April 1 | 10 AM – 1 PM
Fresh McKenzie Farm

Head to Fresh McKenzie Farm for Farm Fun Fridays this spring! Be sure to check their Facebook Page before venturing out for the most up-to-date information. $6 per child (toddlers on up) with one free adult per paying child. MORE

Peppa Pig at The Lyric

See Peppa Pig LIVE On Stage!
Saturday, April 2 | 2 PM
The Lyric

join Peppa on an exciting camping trip in the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of singing, dancing, games and surprises. Little piggies everywhere will love this 60-minute live musical experience! Tickets start at $25. MORE

Catch An Outdoor Puppet Show at Robinson Nature Center
Saturday, April 2 | 10 AM & 11 AM
Robinson Nature Center

Delight in nature-themed, outdoor puppet theater presentations! Each show portrays a different nature story. Afterwards, enjoy an interactive activity or craft. Seating is limited to ensure physical distancing between families. Please dress for the weather and bring a blanket to sit on. Fee includes admission to nature center after program. Cancelled in the event of extreme weather. These programs will have a sign language interpreter. Call 410-313-0400 to register (no online registration). MORE

Enjoy Music Through the Telescope with The BSO
Saturday, April 2 | 11 AM
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Experience otherworldly images of galaxies far, far away with a special guest scientist as your guide. This concert, presented in collaboration with the Space Telescope Science Institute, features music by Richard Strauss, James Lee III, Gustav Holst, John Williams, and more along with captivating visuals from the Hubble Space Telescope! BSO Family concerts are designed for children ages 4 and up. All children must be able to adhere to our masking and vaccination or testing policies in order to attend. MORE

Drop In and Make Art at The Walters
Saturdays and Sundays | 11 AM – 1 PM
The Walters Art Museum

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

Fly a Kite at The Big Baltimore Kite Fest
Saturday, April 2 | 12 PM – 4 PM
Patterson Park

Blowing back into Patterson Park this spring, The Big Baltimore Kite Festival fills the sky with vibrant colors and celebrates the broad spectrum of cultures that make up Baltimore! Join us near the Patterson Park Observatory to make your own friendly flyer, listen to breezy music, watch kite demonstrations, and enjoy a day outside in our beautiful park! Bring a picnic blanket, bring a kite, bring your friends! You can also check out local restaurants for picnic specials you can bring to the park. Kites will be on sale at the festival and all purchases support free events that happen in Patterson Park. MORE

Collaborate on a Mural at Chesapeake Arts Center
Saturday, April 2 | 1 PM – 4 PM
Chesapeake Arts Center

Work together in a collaborative art-making experience! Join professional artist Gayle Mangan Kassal, for a multi-generational workshop providing a wonderful way for families to spend quality and creative time together. Open to all ages, children—along with their favorite grownup(s)!—explore art making, develop a meaningful bond and create memories to last a lifetime. MORE

Spin Wheels at The Bike & Scooter Rodeo
Saturday, April 2 | 2 PM – 4 PM
Southwest Baltimore, Baltimore and Poppleton Streets

Southwest Partnership is offering a FREEBike and Scooter Rodeo for kids! April 2nd 2-4pm at 129 S Poppleton St (the parking lot at the corridor of W Baltimore and Poppleton Sts). The University of Maryland, Baltimore Police Department will be providing free bike instruction, and they’ll have races, an obstacle course, and other fun things for young cyclists and scooterists. MORE

Take a Twilight Family Stroll at The Maryland Zoo
Saturday, April 2 | 5 PM – 7 PM
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Ever wonder what happens at the Zoo after hours and the lights go out? Bring your friends, family, and flashlight for this guided tour of the Zoo as the sun goes down. Learn how to use your senses at night and how animals are adapted to life in the dark. Buy tickets in advance. Ages 5+. MORE

Volunteer with JVC on Good Deeds Day
Sunday, April 3 | All Day
Locations Vary

Join JVC for an international celebration of doing good for others. Service projects are available for all ages and abilities. Let’s do good together! Register today at jvcbaltimore.org/gooddeedsday. MORE

Join Irvine Nature Center for Family Frog Fun
April 3 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Irvine Nature Center

Do you know the difference between a frog and a toad? Find out as we explore Irvine’s wetlands for frogs, toads, and dip for tadpoles. Try frog hopping games, toad crafts, and meet some of ambassador amphibians up close. Expect an ‘un-frog-gettable’ afternoon of fun. Irvine’s wetlands are a 15 minute walk, down a short hill. Wear waterproof boots and expect to get wet and muddy! All ages welcome, ideal for ages 4+. MORE

See Hiplet Ballerinas LIVE!
April 3 | 3 PM
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

See the Company everyone is talking about during this special one night engagement! Hiplet Ballerinas first found fame in 2016 when their videos went viral on BuzzFeed, Good Morning America, and The Huffington Post. Since then, they’ve traveled the world performing at Fashion Week in Paris, at half-time shows for the NBA, and in Hong Kong’s Chinese New Years Day Parade. MORE

CANCELED | Join Urban Burger for Family Storytime
April 6 | 4 PM
Whitehall Mill

*This event has been canceled.* Join Enoch Pratt Free Library at the historic Whitehall Mill for a family storytime celebrating National Poetry Month and Imagination Celebration, including a special guest from Urban Burger! Presented in partnership between the Enoch Pratt Free Library, TasteWise Kids, Whitehall Mill, and Urban Burger Company. MORE

Take Your Little Yogi to Yoga
Mondays in April, beginning April 11 | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Manor Mill

In this playful class children will learn yoga poses, breathing and grounding, and explore mindfulness exercises which cultivate a calm mind, increase confidence and positive self-image, improve motor skills and concentration while sparking creativity. Using age appropriate games, storytelling, music and therapeutic toys, this class will give your child tools to help regulate their nervous systems and manage stress in their daily lives. Register online in advance. MORE

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Play It Forward at Port Discovery
April 8 | 6 PM – 9 PM
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Port Discovery is a place for kids and their grown-ups to dream big, have fun, and experience magical moments. Join them for a family-friendly friendraiser that promises a night in the museum-like you have never had before! Food and beverage to appeal to guests of all ages! The pandemic has created extraordinary challenges for the children and families of our community – but play can help! Help them Play It Forward and help our community come together to recover, to learn, and to connect through play. MORE

Create Parent & Child Pet Portraits at Maryland Hall
April 9 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Maryland Hall

Children will draw a picture of their favorite animal or pet on paper and then construct the same portrait on a 6 inch square tile of glass using fusible glass. Projects will require overnight firing and will be available for pick up the following week. An additional materials fee of $5 per project will be due to the instructor. Go to www.flickr.com/photos/marylandhallglassfusing/ to see examples and class projects. Please bring a picture of your favorite animal or pet. (Parents should register just the child for this class, not themselves.) MORE

Celebrate SPRING at Herring Run Park
April 9 | 11 AM – 4 PM
Herring Run Park

Bring on Spring is an outdoor festival for the entire family to enjoy! On April 9, join us at Herring Run Park to celebrate spring, parks, spaces, nature, innovation, creativity and sustainable construction. There will be live music, food trucks, outdoor activities and more! MORE

Design Pysanky Eggs with Enoch Pratt
April 9 | 3 PM – 4 PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Patters Park Branch

Learn about the Ukranian tradition of decorating pysanky, or eggs, and create your own. Presented by the Baltimore-Odesa Sister City Committee. This indoor program has limited spaces and pre-registration is recommended. To register, please call the Patterson Park Branch at (410) 396-0983. Walk-ins are also accepted until the program reaches maximum capacity. MORE

Play at Port Discovery Over Spring Break
April 9 – April 16 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Spend Spring Break with your family at Port Discovery with special, family-friendly performances, guest artists and activities! Help Eric Energy conduct experiments. Watch award-winning, family friendly performances that will round out the Discovery Stage Series. Learn about all kinds of animals with Wildlife Adventures. Help transform the Studio Workshop with Kelsey Joyce. And more! They are open Saturday, April 9th- Saturday, April 16 for Spring Break with play sessions from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. MORE

Join the Seek & Stroll Challenge at Robinson Nature Center
April 10 – 24
Robinson Nature Center

Join Robinson Nature Center’s nature-based spring scavenger hunt that can be completed on your own time while visiting the Robinson Nature Center, in parks or along neighborhood trails around the county. Using the GooseChase app, complete a series of missions to learn about springtime phenomenon including migration, spring plant ID and wildlife signs. Challenge open during spring break and the following week. Complete the missions and receive a family day pass to enjoy the indoor exhibits and Discovery Room of the Robinson Nature Center. MORE

Go For a Kid-Sized Run at Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center
Select Sundays in April | 4 PM – 5 PM
Hosted by Healthy Kids Running Series, Hereford

Healthy Kids Running Series is a five (5) week running program in the spring and fall for kids Pre-K through 8th grade. The Spring Series for Healthy Kids Running Series takes place at Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center in Parkton. MORE

Get a Peek at Summer Camp at The B&O Railroad Museum
April 11 – 15 | 10 AM – 4 PM
The B&O Railroad Museum

Join The B&O Railroad Museum from April 11-15 for a variety of student activities each day at the Museum. With special tours, workshops, storytime, and giveaways on the schedule, you’ll want to be sure to put this on your list for Top Things To Do Spring Break ‘22. MORE

Explore the Zoo during Bunny BonanZoo!
April 15 – 17 | 10 AM – 4 PM
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

It’s one of the most egg-citing events of the year! Join us this Easter weekend for Bunny BonanZOO, April 15-17. This annual family tradition features games, activities, crafts, live entertainment, and non-stop egg hunts! It’s a fun (and wild) way to celebrate the spring season. MORE

Enjoy Canoe Rides + More at Marshy Point’s Spring Festival
April 16 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Marshy Point Nature Center

Celebrate Spring and nature at our Spring Festival on Saturday, April 16th, from 10 am to 4 pm! Enjoy live music, food, kids’ games and crafts, guided hikes and canoe rides, and more. Rain or shine. Entrance and parking are free. MORE

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Make Spring Crafts with The Waldorf School at The Ivy Bookshop
April 16 | 10 AM – 11 AM
The Ivy Bookshop

Join the Early Childhood Teachers from the Waldorf School of Baltimore at the Ivy Bookshop under the covered patio for a safe, fun and special seasonal spring celebration. This special program is best for children up to age 8 and will include songs, story time, a seasonal spring craft and a nourishing snack. Families are welcome to sit on a blanket brought from home to complete your craft and enjoy your snack spread out on the Ivy’s expensive wooded grounds. (cool) progeny is a proud media sponsor of Waldorf’s Hands On Holidays events! MORE

Create Self Portraits with Art with a Heart
April 21 | 3 PM – 4 PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Hamilton Branch

Join Art with a Heart for a celebration of you! Inspired by the 2022 Imagination Celebration selection What Will You Be?, participants will make self-portraits and add words that best highlight their positive characteristics. Register in advance. MORE

“LOVE” the Outdoors with Carrie Murray Nature Center
April 22 | 10 AM – 12:30 PM
Carrie Murray Nature Center

Join the outdoor team from Baltimore City Recreation and Parks for an exciting day of play and learning! Meet a live animal ambassador (snake, turtle, owl); do fun nature arts & crafts; explore the delightful play areas on the nature center campus; and go on a gentle nature walk on the park trails nearby. MORE

Clay Together at The Purple Bicycle
April 22 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Purple Bicycle

Join The Purple Bicycle for their directed art night and make Clay Fridge Magnets! This is an Adult/Child experience. Adult and child must register as a student. Cost is $25/person. Ages 6+. MORE

Walk a Mile for a GREAT Cause
April 23 | 9 AM – 11 AM
GBMC Campus

Walk a Mile and help raise funds for the GBMC Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence (DV) Program this April. The 7th Annual Walk a Mile in Their Shoes takes place on GBMC’s campus on April 23, 2022 from 9 AM – 11 AM. The family-friendly event hopes to raise $100,000 for the SAFE/DV Program at GBMC, which treats victims of all ages, in a confidential setting, at no cost to the patient. MORE

Explore the Trails at Masonville Cove
April 23 | 9 AM – 4 PM
Masonville Cove Environmental Center

Masonville Cove is proud to be one of the host sites for 2022 Celebrate Trails Day. Sign up for a 10 am mindfulness walk with Nature WoRx (registration required) or take your own walk and complete a trail scavenger hunt to win a prize (no registration needed)! MORE

Groove with Trolls Live!
April 23 and 24 | Performances at 10 AM and 2 PM
Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on-stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour! The journey begins when the Trolls’ Hug Time is unexpectedly put at risk. Knowing that the only way to save it is by doing what the Trolls do best, Poppy hosts a toe-tapping, Trolls-tastic show, jam-packed with all the epic music, glitter, humor and happiness only the Trolls can create. This is one Trolls party you won’t want to miss! MORE

Have a Wheely Fun Time at the Big Science Bike Party
April 23 | 12 PM – 4 PM
The Maryland Science Center

The Science Center is celebrating them all at the first annual Big Science Bike Party! Visit MSC on Saturday, April 23 from noon- 4:00pm to try out all sorts of hands-on, bike-focused demonstrations. Learn about the different parts of a bicycle and discover how each part works. Take on a helmet materials challenge and find out what works best for protecting your noggin. Create your own reflective patch to wear while you ride, and more! MORE

TrashWheelBirthday

Party With Mr. Trashwheel
April 23 | 3 PM – 6 PM
Pierce’s Park

Mr. Trash Wheel is turning 8 and everyone is invited! Celebrate Earth Day and Mr. Trash Wheel’s birthday in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The family-friendly event will celebrate 8 years of eating trash and cleaning Baltimore’s Harbor with craft activities, Trash Wheel performances, live pythons plus some other reptile friends courtesy of EcoAdventures and more. Attendees will get the chance to sign Mr. Trash Wheel’s birthday present – a fresh set of trash booms – and adults 21+ will be able to purchase beer from Peabody Heights Brewery. MORE

Hunt the Haunted at Eden Mill
April 23 | 7:30 PM – 10 PM
Eden Mill Nature Center

Join Adam Elliot, a professional storyteller and local historian, for an evening of TRUE ghost stories and a guided ghost hunt using cutting-edge paranormal gear. Another session of chilling tales supported by photographs, historical documents, and paranormal evidence from the mill will be followed by ghost hunts of the mill and cemetery (weather permitting). MORE

Make Your Own Stick Horse at Clark’s Elioak Farm
April 23 and 24 | 10 AM _ 5 PM
Clark’s Elioak Farm

To celebrate everything equine in Maryland, Clark’s Elioak Farm will have fun making stick horses on Saturday and Sunday. They will provide all the materials, you just bring the creativity. Each child can make a stick horse to take home. MORE

Canoe through the Marshes at the Estuary Center
April 24 | 2 PM – 4:30 PM
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Gather at water’s edge for an afternoon canoe on the winding channel of Otter Point Creek as it travels through marsh and swamp. MORE

Celebrate Earth Day on the Farm
April 24 | 10 AM – 2 PM
Baltimore County Agricultural Center

Head to the Baltimore County Ag Center and Farm Park for FREE family fun to celebrate Earth Day! Touch a tractor, listen to live music, take a hayride, and more! All ages. FREE! No registration required. MORE

“Come Out and Play” with Danny Joe’s Treehouse
April 25 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library Pennsylvania Avenue Branch

Danny Joe and his puppet pals from Danny Joe’s Tree House would like to meet you at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch on Monday, April 25th at 4:30pm for a play date. This indoor program has limited spaces and pre-registration is recommended. To register, please call the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch at (410) 396-0399. Walk-ins are also accepted until the program reaches maximum capacity. MORE

Get a Lemon Stick at Flower Mart
April 29 and 30 | 11 AM – 8 PM
Mt. Vernon Place

Flower Mart returns to Mount Vernon Place! Baltimore’s oldest free public festival will continue the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy’s mission to support local flower and plant growers, hand-made crafts on flower and green themes, and feature Baltimore’s great food! There will be music and educational sessions. MORE

ROAR for Kids with Kennedy Krieger
April 30 | 6:30 AM – 11 AM
Oregon Ridge Park

Kennedy Krieger Institute’s ROAR for Kids 5K road run and low-mileage fun walk comes ROARing back to Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md., on Saturday, April 30. Individuals of all ages are encouraged to get outside and get going for this great cause. The event includes a 5K run, low-mileage fun walk and family festival. Capping off the morning in the great outdoors is the much-loved Mascot Challenge, where local favorites compete for bragging rights in a fierce obstacle course. MORE

“Dig” During Experimental Archeology Day
April 30 | 10 AM – 2 PM
Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum

Spend the day exploring how archaeologists understand how ancient cultures made and used the artifacts we find during excavations! Try your hand at stone tool making, building a shelter, practice the bow drill to make a fire, and learn how pottery was made! Register in advance. Ages 10+. MORE

Ride the Rides at Towsontown Spring Festival
April 30 and May 1 | Times Vary
Downtown Towson

The 53rd Annual Towsontown Spring Festival will take place on Saturday, April 30th, 2022 from 10am-8pm and Sunday, May 1st, 2022 from 1pm-6pm. If you are a thrill-seeker, foodie, music lover, or just a Baltimore explorer, this is your kind of festival. Visit 300+ vendors that offer unique crafts, jewelry, art, food, and more! Two stages of live music will feature some of the best music in Baltimore. MORE