Staying in town for spring break? Don’t worry — we’ve got your 2022 Spring Break Survival Guide!
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10 Things To Do with Kids in Baltimore on Spring Break
VISIT YOUR FAVORITE MUSEUM
Spring break is the perfect time to visit your favorite museum — and many have extended their hours for spring break! Port Discovery Children’s Museum is offering play sessions and special activities all week long. The Baltimore Museum of Industry is also opening up during the week and offering a unique printmaking workshop for older kids.
CELEBRATE NATIONAL PARKS WEEK
National Parks Week kicks off on April 16t and they’re celebrating with a FREE admission day! Take advantage of the fee- free day and get the kiddos out to one of the national parks near Baltimore.
GO ON A NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT AT ROBINSON NATURE CENTER
Join Robinson Nature Center’s nature-based spring scavenger hunt that can be completed on your own time while visiting the 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.
GET CREATIVE WITH TAKE & MAKE CRAFTS FROM ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY
Pratt Library is celebrating imagination all month long during their Imagination Celebration — and is offering several different take & make creativity kits at branch locations! Take & make kits are hands-on projects that you can do at home and each kit includes materials and instructions. They are offering art kits, create constellation kits, Japanese sunshine doll kits, and more! (Kits are available while supplies last and availability varies by location).
VISIT THE 15TH ANNUAL PEEP SHOW
When food + art mix! This sweet event features marshmallow masterpieces, including sculptures, dioramas, mosaics and even videos, all crafted from or inspired by PEEPS®, those colorful marshmallow treats made by the Just Born company in Bethlehem, PA. You can view the entries for FREE at Town Mall of Westminster this week. The show doubles as a fundraiser. You can buy votes for your favorite creations, with all proceeds benefiting the Carroll Arts Council! Read more about the Peep Show here.
SEE SPRING BLOOM AT RAWLINGS CONSERVATORY
Nothing quite says spring like the April flower show at Rawlings Conservatory! Gorgeous color + kid-friendly (and definitely ‘grammable!) ‘Spring into Color’ is back open at Rawlings Conservatory! Come visit the spring show to see a variety of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and other spring blooms all in one colorful place! The show runs April 2nd- April 17th. Open Wednesday-Sunday 10:00AM-4:00PM. FREE! $5 suggested donation.
CHEER FOR THE O’S LIKE IT’S 1992
That’s right — take the kids out to a ballgame! The Baltimore Orioles is offering special “1992” prices for games played on Tuesday, April 12 – Sunday, April 17 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Tickets are just $4-$18 but must be purchased online in advance (by 4/13) using a special coupon code 1992.
PREVIEW SUMMER CAMP AT THE B&O
Join The B&O Railroad Museum from April 11-15 for a variety of student activities each day at the Museum (think hands-on history, engineering, and more!) 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! Pre-registration is required for some activities and workshops.
HUNT FOR EGGS
The bunny is ‘springing up’ around Baltimore. Check out our round-up of Baltimore area egg hunts and Easter Bunny visits.
EXPLORE A NEW PLAYGROUND
Grab a picnic and head to a new playground to explore! Here’s a mega list of playgrounds broken down by region (so hey, make a mini road trip out of your excursion!)
Editor’s Note: Image courtesy of Baltimore Orioles website.