From story walks to free museum admission to hip hop P.Nokio to leprechaun shenanigans — there are lots of fun things for kids and families in Baltimore this March!

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45 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore This March

Sign-Up for The National Aquarium’s Read to Reef Program
All Month Long
National Aquarium + Enoch Pratt Free Library Branches

Want to visit the National Aquarium for FREE? Dive into the Aquarium’s Read to Reef Book Club program this March! In partnership with the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the National Aquarium launched the return of the Read to Reef book club for its spring 2022. The award-winning program connects Baltimore children’s love of reading with the wonders of the aquatic world. From March 1 through March 31, families of Baltimore-area children in fifth grade and younger can visit any Enoch Pratt Free Library location to get a Read to Reef bookmark using their library card, while supplies last. After reading any five aquatic or conservation-themed books on the Read to Reef booklist, the reader’s family can visit the Aquarium’s website and enter the code on their bookmark to make a reservation for free admission for up to four guests through June 19, 2022. MORE

Take a Story Walk at Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Canton Branch
Through March 13
Enoch Pratt’s Free Library Canton Branch

Is there a meal that is special to your family? Children are invited to learn about a special Native American food with a StoryWalk® outside the Canton Branch featuring “Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story” by Kevin Noble Maillard. Head inside the branch when you’ve finished the story (during library hours only) to get a prize!  StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT,  and has been developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, formerly of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. MORE

Visit the Maryland Science Center for FREE
Saturdays and Sundays in March
Maryland Science Center

This March, all Maryland PreK-12 students will be admitted FREE to the Maryland Science Center on Saturdays and Sundays. Free admission is granted to any Maryland student (Pre-K – 12), including public, private and homeschool, showing proof of residency. Students can visit with friends or family and do not have to be part of a school group. To receive free admission you must sign up online when purchasing your tickets. Please note student free admission has limited daily capacity and may not be available at the door. MORE

Play at DoodleHatch
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays | 10 AM – 5 PM
Doodle Hatch

Play where Mythological creatures shop! Pick up your Galactic guest at the Star Gate, get a new passport photo as a mermaid, Send a message from the Space Station. Jump on the Giant Bed and lay in the vampire coffin. Rearrange DoodleTopia city and the fairy village. Color and paint in the Art Department. Wear a costume so you blend in! MORE

Experience the Story of G.Petto and P.Nokio
Saturdays and Sundays | 1:30 PM and 4 PM
Imagination Stage

G.Petto is an ingenious computer games designer who one day discovers that his newest game character, P.Nokio, can live outside the computer! G.Petto is thrilled at the prospect of having a “son,” and with the help of the Graffiti Fairy, he teaches P.Nokio how to become a real boy. But, P.Nokio falls in with con artists and finds himself in a web of lies that endangers his father. To save G.Petto, P.Nokio must wise up, keep it real, and learn that words and truth are the mightiest weapons of all. A completely contemporary, high-energy musical update of Pinocchio by the creator of Imagination Stage’s hit Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth. MORE

Learn Dance with Moving History
Wednesdays and Sundays | Times Vary
Eubie Blake Center

Moving History is offering 10 weeks of classes in the African American tradition, held at Baltimore’s Eubie Blake Center. Sign up for the entire series or register for individual classes and pay as-you-go. Classes are being offered in Tap, West African, Baltimore Club, and Breakin’. MORE

Drop-In and Make Art at The Walters Art Museum
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. MORE

Bounce at Play at Munchkin Madness
Mondays in March | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym

Head to Munchkin Madness on Mondays for an interactive storytime, simple craft, music, and gym play. Each session is $20/per child and space is limited.  MORE

Explore Nature with Your PreK Kiddo
Mondays in March | 11 AM – 12 PM
Marshy Point Nature Center

Introduce your little ones to nature’s wonders while enjoying stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor activities together. Pre-K Nature meets on Mondays from 11 am to 12 noon. $5 per child. This is NOT a drop-in program at this time. Advanced registration is required, with a maximum of 25 attendees per program (including adults). This program is designed for families; no groups are permitted. MORE

Build and Create at Snapology’s STEAM Lab
March 5 and March 26 | 11 AM – 1 PM
Snapology Perry-Hall/Towson

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! MORE

Explore Fire Safety at the Fire Museum of Maryland
March 5 | 10 AM – 4 PM
The Fire Museum of Maryland

See more than 40 fire engines, plus learn all about ways you and your family can stay safe at home and in the community. FREE admission, thanks to the support of the Citizens of Baltimore County. MORE

Drop In and Do Good with We Cancerve
March 5 | 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Harford County Library – Edgewood Branch

Join We Cancerve at the Edgewood Library for a Do Good Drop-In! Help them stuff 100+ brunch bags, 50+ Snack Attack bags, and scentsational kits. MORE

Talk Like a Pirate with Grace O’Malley
March 5 | 11 AM – 12 PM
Baltimore County Public Library – Essex Branch

Celebrate Women’s History Month. Meet the astonishing woman who commanded an entire fleet of ships and faced down Queen Elizabeth I of England. Join your captain, Captain Grace O’Malley of Ireland, as she teaches about sailing on a ship. An interactive show for all ages, kids are swept out of their seats as they are asked to pantomime hoisting the rigging, swabbing the decks, throwing out fishing nets and even looking for land. A chance to clap, move, shout and have fun — like all sailors and pirates want to do. MORE

Groove at the Bel Air Armory
March 5, 12, 19 | 11 AM – 12 PM
Bel Air Armory

Join the Town of Bel Air for a FREE Family event at the Bel Air Armory! Each date features a different performance. Doors open at 10:30am; show 11am-Noon. This series is made possible through the Bel Air Arts and Entertainment District with a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. Advance reservations required. A ticket is required for all guests for each date/show you wish to attend. If you reserve a ticket and can no longer attend, please cancel your reservation so someone else may take advantage of this free event! MORE

WORTH THE DRIVE: #IfThenSheCan Exhibit
March 5-27 
The National Mall

The Smithsonian shakes up Women’s History Month with a new Women’s Futures Month: a forward-looking celebration of the power of women and girls in STEM to shape a better world. From March 5 to 27, the Arts + Industries Building’s FUTURES exhibition, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, and Smithsonian Gardens will partner to host the Smithsonian debut of #IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit, the largest collection of statues of women ever assembled together, to be installed on and around the National Mall. The 120 life-size 3D-printed statues are of a diverse coalition of contemporary women STEM innovators and role models leading a variety of fields, from protecting wildlife, discovering galaxies, building YouTube’s platform, to trying to cure cancer. MORE

Join the Baltimore Museum of Art for Joan Mitchell Community Day
March 6 | 1 PM – 5 PM
The Baltimore Museum of Art

Enjoy a day of celebration inspired by the Joan Mitchell exhibition. Experience live, improvisational music performances produced in partnership with the High Zero Foundation, French pastries crafted by Crust by Mack, a hands-on painting workshop with artist Katie Pumphrey, and free admission to the exhibition. This event is free and open to all ages. To attend, please reserve a free timed-entry pass on Sunday, March 6 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. MORE

Weave at Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Central Library
March 9, 16, 23 | 11 AM & 4 PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Library Branch

Explore an art form each month in a playful hour of creative play for ages 4 and up. Register for a time slot in order to participate in-person, or pick up a take & make kit to bring the fun home. Completed projects will be displayed in the department during a monthly reception. This indoor program has limited spaces and pre-registration is recommended. To register, please call the children’s department at (410) 396-5402. Walk-ins are also accepted until the program reaches maximum capacity. MORE

Make Leprechaun Traps at Kids Night Out
March 11 | 5 PM – 7 PM
Les Petits Bisous

Children 5 and older are welcome to attend this Kids Night Out and have a memorable St. Patty’s Day themed evening with 2 projects: Leprechaun traps and learning how to create a rainbow buttercream swirl on 4 cupcakes. There is an option to ‘add on’ dinner for your child(ren) in the area when you purchase tickets. MORE

“Let it Go” with Elsa and Anna at WTMD’s All-New Frozen Show
March 12 | 9:30 AM – 11 AM
The B&O Railroad Museum

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. Presented by Race Pace Bicycles, it’s a show the whole family can enjoy, from the soaring high notes of “Let it Go” and “Into the Unknown” (for the kids) to subtle jokes about just how ridiculous both these movies are (for us parents). MORE

Learn About Women in Aviation at Family Fun Day!
March 12 | 11 AM – 3 PM
Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum

Celebrate Women in Aviation! As a family view a presentation on Women in Aviation, create paper airplanes, and fly them toward a target. Free with museum admission. MORE

Experience Symphonic Pops with the Columbia Orchestra
March 12 at 7 PM or March 13 at 3 PM
Jim Rouse Theatre and Performing Arts Center

Choose from two performances of our popular Symphonic Pops concert! March 12th at 7 PM and March 13th at 3 PM. We pair music from Bernstein’s West Side Story with South Side: Symphonic Dances, a companion piece by Soulful Symphony’s Darin Atwater. Vocalist Cynthia Renée joins the Orchestra for music made famous by Adele, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, & Natalie Cole! Plus, Simon & Garfunkel, Bizet’s Carmen, and Ryan Li and Gianna Baker, the Junior Division Winners of our 2020 Young Artist Competition, sponsored by Gailes Violin Shop, finally get their chance to perform with the Orchestra! MORE

Hunt for Leprechauns at Holt Park
March 13 | 12 PM – 2 PM
Holt Park and Center for the Arts

This self-guided scavenger hunt will take you around the park as you try to solve rhyming clues. Begin the hunt any time between 12:00 and 2:00. Sign in and begin the hunt at the Holt Center, and follow the clues to find a prize! This event is free for all ages. RSVP in advance. MORE

Celebrate Pi(e) Day at the Maryland Science Center
March 13 | 12 PM – 4 PM
Maryland Science Center

What’s the Science Center’s favorite dessert? Pi(e)! Celebrate the most mathematically delicious day of the year at the Maryland Science Center! Pi(e) Day is a celebration of the mathematical constant Pi (∏), a number used to calculate the circumference of a circle, and also a celebration of sweet and savory, circular baked treats! Circle up for a well rounded day of endless fun. Get creative with circle art, launch pizza pie toppings with catapults, show off your hula hooping skills, and so much more. MORE

Read Stories with Wildlife Adventures
March 13 | 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM
Snug Books

Wildlife Adventures is an educational outreach program dedicated to reaching audiences with environmental messages while providing a memorable and enriching experience for children of all ages. Join them for story time at Snug Books! MORE

Join The Jewish Federation of Howard County for Purim Palooza
March 13 | 1 PM – 3 PM

Join the Jewish Federation of Howard County on Sunday, March 13th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM for the 30th Annual Purim Palooza! Planned with safety in mind, we’re bringing the carnival outside for all to enjoy. They’ll have games and activities for all ages, glitter tattoos, snacks from Kona Ice and Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee truck, PJ Library Book Swap, hamantaschen to purchase from Sunflower Bakery, and much more! MORE

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 13 | 2 PM – 4 PM
Downtown Baltimore

Baltimore’s St. Patrick Parade is truly the jewel in Maryland’s emerald crown. For more than 60 years, thousands of spectators from the region have crowded the streets and sidewalks of downtown Baltimore and the famous Inner Harbor to watch thousands more march and celebrate Irish culture, music, song, and dance. MORE

Design Flying Chickens with Danny Joe’s Treehouse
March 15 | 6:30 PM
Virtual – Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

Calling all Pre-K-2 student inventors and artists! The Enoch Pratt Free Library in collaboration with the preschool series, Danny Joe’s Tree House, needs your help to make a chicken fly with the power of S.T.E.A.M. That’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.  Watch “When Chickens Fly” at dannyjoestreehouse.com and follow the prompts to send Danny Joe your drawing of a flying machine. Your invention will be featured during a fun-filled interactive livestream version of Danny Joe’s Tree House. MORE

Join Chef Tozzi and Tastewise Kids for Story Time
March 16 | 4 PM 
Whitehall Mill

Pastry Chef Kathleen Tozzi joins TasteWise Kids for their Women’s History Month Chef Story Time! TWK is excited to welcome True Chesapeake Oyster Co’s outstanding pastry chef for their virtual read-aloud. MORE

Virtually Meet Author Lulu Delacre
March 16 | 6 PM – 7 PM
Virtual – Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

Celebrate the Spring 2022 season of the Read to Reef Book Club with a virtual visit from children’s book author Lulu Delacre!  Join Lulu for a virtual walk through the cloud forest of Ecuador as she reads from ¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! Olinguito from A to Z! Find the hidden zoologist; discover extraordinary flora and fauna high up in the Andes Mountains range; and have a sneak-peek of her upcoming picture book Cool Green: Amazing, Remarkable Trees. To cap it all off, Lulu will guide the audience in making leaf-stamped art, just like she did for both picture books. Q&A time included. MORE

Experience “The Wizard of Oz” with The BSO
March 17-19 at 8 PM | March 20 at 3 PM
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Enjoy The Wizard of Oz on the big screen and follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her friends as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs the Academy Award®-winning score. MORE

Decorate Dr. Seuss-Inspired Cupcakes
March 18 | 2 PM
The Playroom Harford

Learn about piping bags and frosting tips, master basic frosting design, learn how to work with fondant, and taste yummy sweetness! All supplies are included for two cupcakes and a take-home container. Preregistration required by March 16. MORE

See Frog and Toad LIVE!
March 18 and March 19 | 7 PM and 3 PM
Cultural Center at The Havre de Grace Opera House

This whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way.Throughout the year, the two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. MORE

Go On a Full Worm Moon Night Hike
March 18 | 7 PM
Cromwell Valley Park

Native Americans took note of when worms appeared each year as the ground thawed. Come and discover the signs of Spring, then enjoy a campfire with S’mores. $3 members /$5 non-members. MORE

Make Puppets at Port Discovery
March 19 and 20 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Join Port Discovery as they celebrate World Puppetry Day! This full weekend event will be showcasing the work & skills of local puppeteers from the Maryland area. A variety of workshops, performances, and puppet meet-and-greets for children and adults to make, interact, and learn about different puppetry styles. MORE

Have the Big Kids Explore Archeology at Marshy Point
March 19 | 10 AM – 2 PM
Marshy Point Nature Center

Join Marshy Point Nature Center to discover history by digging test pits, sifting the soil, and analyzing findings. All relics found will be cataloged and displayed at Marshy Point Nature Center. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Outdoor attire and gardening gloves suggested. Lunch provided. $3/person. Register in advance. MORE

Create Chicks Out of Egg Gourds!
March 19 | 10 AM – 12 PM
Harford Artists’ Gallery

Create Adorable Chicks from egg gourds with HAA Artist Beth Gunter. All Skill Levels Encouraged! All materials included. Funded by Bel Arts & Entertainment District and MD State Arts Council. MORE

Make Cards with the The Baltimore Museum of Industry
March 19 | 10:30 AM – 12 PM
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). Register by 3/16. MORE

Celebrate National Pig Day in Pig Town
March 19 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Pigtown

CELEBRATE National Pig Day in Pigtown!!! It’s going to be SOW much FUN. Play with real pigs at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Poppleton Street. There will be craft activities with Scrap B-More at Suspended Brewing Company, storytelling with Charm City Books at Milk & Honey Market, and a visit from the Pigtown Mascot. Kid-friendly snacks will be provided by the Greener Kitchen. This family-friendly event features pot-bellied pigs from Whispering Rise Farm & Animal Sanctuary. MORE

Learn About Insect Chemistry (Ages 7+)
March 19 | 2 PM – 3 PM
Enoch Pratt Library – Central Library Branch

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society and participate in hands-on experiments exploring the chemistry of insects. This program is for ages 7 & up, and 7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. This indoor program has limited spaces and pre-registration is recommended. To register, please call the Central Library Children’s Department at (410) 396-5402. Walk-ins are also accepted until the program reaches maximum capacity. MORE

Dance with Misako Ballet Company (Ages 5-12)
March 19 | 3 PM _ 4:30 PM
Misako Ballet Company

Join Misako Ballet Company’s Cherry Blossom Dance Party! Enjoy dance, music, storytelling, crafts, and more just in time to celebrate Spring. The event is for children ages 5-12. Parents are welcome to accompany their children. Pre-register by 3/18 at Eventbrite.com or visit misakodance.com for more information. MORE

Discover Sharks in the Bay (Ages 7+)
March 20 | 3 PM – 4 PM
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Have you ever wondered if sharks live in the Chesapeake Bay? Discover the unique characteristics of sharks and the adaptations that allow some to live in brackish water. Finish with a tasty shark treat! This program is for ages 7 to adult, under 13 w/adult. MORE

Listen to the Frog Songs on a Night Hike (Ages 6+)
March 25 | 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Learn about the peeps, trills and calls of our frog friends under the moon, then head out to the ponds at Oregon Ridge for a nighttime exploration! Adults and children 6+. $7 per person ($5 for ORNCC Members). Register in advance. MORE

Learn about Farm History at the Howard County Conservancy
March 26 | 9 AM – 12 PM
Howard County Conservancy

Enjoy forging demonstrations in Mt. Pleasant’s historic Blacksmith Shop, tours of the 1800s Farmhouse, and presentations from local groups on animal husbandry and other historical practices relating to life and the land. FREE! Advance registration required. MORE

Go for a Walk in the Park with Parker
March 26 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Cromwell Valley Park

Hop along with Parker the Frog to help unscramble the mystery behind the different egg masses in our ponds. Wear waterproof boots! $2/members, $4/non-members. MORE

Design Wind Chimes with Federal Hill Ace Hardware (Ages 7-14)
March 26 | 2 PM – 3 PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library – Light Street Branch

The Light Street Branch is partnering with Federal Hill Ace Hardware to offer a Wind Chimes Workshop.  Ages 7 – 14 will have the opportunity to create a unique wind chime to take home.  Space is limited.  Call 410-396-1096 or email lgh@prattlibrary.org to register. MORE

Volunteer as a Family at Steppingstone Farm Museum
March 26 | 9 AM – 12 PM
Steppingstone Farm Museum

Join Steppingstone Farm Museum on Saturday, March 26th from 9am-12pm as they prepare the Museum grounds for the 2022 season. Bring your family and friends. This is a great opportunity for groups looking for a volunteer project. All ages and ability levels are welcome. MORE