Magic shows, fishing rodeos (so many opportunities for kids to fish this weekend!), science fun, dinos, and MORE! Check out our round-up of fun for kids in Baltimore this weekend. Looking for more ideas?  Our Community Calendar is full of them!

Please be sure to check with the host organization for the most up-to-date details, any weather-related news, and health/safety plans before venturing out! 

Baltimore City

AMERICAN CRAFT MADE
Friday – Sunday, Times Vary
Baltimore Convention Center

The American Craft Council (ACC), a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting craft and its artists, is bringing its in-person flagship event back to Baltimore for the first time since the pandemic. The three-day American Craft Made marketplace is a celebration of all things handmade featuring a juried selection of artists from across the country working in a variety of mediums including ceramics, glass, jewelry, clothing, furniture, and basketry. MORE

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS
Friday – Sunday, Times Vary
The B&O Railroad Museum

Peep Peep – Get ready for a full day of fun! Thomas the Tank Engine™ is rolling into town for a day of BIG dreams and even BIGGER smiles. Jump on board Thomas for an interactive train ride, pick up your Dream Pass and head to the Play Pod or say Hello to Sir Topham Hatt. For the little engineers who want a little more excitement, check out the Dream Big Corner for photos ops, lawn games & more. And don’t forget to head to the Exclusive Pop Up gift shop for toys and swag! Day Out With Thomas™ is heading to the B&O Railroad Museum – bring the whole family & imagine how far you will go! MORE

FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT AT LOVE LOT AKA PARKET
Friday, 5 PM – 6 PM
The Love Lot (Aka Parket)

Join Baltimore Family Alliance for an outdoor science pop-up! Baltimore Science Guys will be doing a presentation at 5:30 PM, Zella’s will be offering pizza specials and Charm City Books will have a pop-up. Don’t miss the lemonade stand at Mulberry’s (adult and kid beverage options) or the Neopal food offerings! MORE

DINOS AT DUSK
Friday, 5 PM – 7 PM
The Maryland Zoo

What lurks at the Zoo at twilight? Dinosaurs of course, and other animals too. Bring your friends, family, and flashlight for a sundown exploration of the ways dinos are like some of the Zoo animals. MORE

DINOSAUR PAJAMA PARTY
Friday, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Maryland Science Center

Get cozy in your PJ’s and bring your favorite dinosaur for an evening of exploration at the Maryland Science Center! Bring your favorite dinosaur to the Maryland Science Center to explore all things Paleontology. Engineer an Astrodon so that it can reach its dinner, create your own prehistoric name and hunt for real fossils to take home. Visit the Kid’s Room and The Shed then end your night gazing at the stars in a live planetarium show. MORE

1992 PRICING AT THE O’S GAMES
Friday – Sunday, Times Vary
Oriole Park and Camden Yards

Party like it’s 1992 and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Oriole Park at Camden Yards! This weekend (May 20-22), tickets are discounted to 1992 prices. Use the coupon code 1992 to access special pricing. MORE

REALIZE REGGIO (AGES 2-4)
Saturday, 9 AM – 11 AM
Roland Park Country School

Prospective families with children ages 2-4 are invited to join us at Roland Park Country School for Realize Reggio on Saturday, May 21 from 9-11 a.m! Meet expert early childhood educators and see for yourself how the Reggio Emilia-inspired philosophy of Roland Park Country School’s Little Reds early childhood program can be an experiential and dynamic process that results in deep learning and enduring understandings. This is an on-campus event. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot! FREE! MORE

THE BMI FARMERS’ MARKET SEASON OPENING
Sunday, 9 AM – 1 PM
The Baltimore Museum of Industry

Kick off the BMI Farmers’ Market 2022 season with fresh produce, hot prepared foods, and local handmade goods. Families are invited to join Danny Joe and his puppet pals at 10 AM. Watch Danny Joe’s Tree House anytime on Sensical.tv or Kidoodle.tv. MORE

FIND YOUR WAY TO PRE-K @ THE MARYLAND ZOO
Saturday, 10 AM – 3 PM
The Maryland Zoo

Registration for kindergarten and for free, all day pre-k for priority 1 families begins April 25th and City Schools are celebrating at all of our favorite local attractions! City families with children under the age of 5 are invited to join them for a day of fun, learn about pre-k at Baltimore City Schools, and begin the registration process. Families need to register in advance to attend and admission is FREE! MORE

BIG TRUCK DAY
Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM
Baltimore Public Works Museum

Celebrate Public Works and meet “the Big Trucks” at the Baltimore Public Works Museum! Tour the pump station, enjoy activities for all ages, and grab lunch from the food trucks. There is a VIP program at 10 AM. Open to the public, rain or shine! MORE

MAGICALLY MAY
Saturday, 12 PM – 4 PM
The Maryland Science Center

Is it magic or is it science? All will be revealed at Magically May on Saturday, May 21 from noon to 4:00 pm. Spend the day exploring the science behind some of our favorite magical tricks and demonstrations. Catch an interactive “science of illusion” show performed by magician Adam Stone! Explore the extraordinary properties of an ordinary liquid. Turn mere pennies into golden coins with chemistry. Conjure colorful chemical concoctions. Make a cloud appear right before your very eyes, and more! It may seem like magic, but we’re here to teach you that it’s all about science. MORE

CHILDREN BOOK READS: MY DAD IS
Saturday, 2 PM – 5 PM
Motor House

Join Motor House for an interactive day of arts and crafts with Isaac Loyal as he reads aloud his recently released children’s book, My Dad Is. He is an actor known for The Whitehouse Plumbers (2021), We Own This City (2021), For My Man (2018), and Criminals at Work (2018). MORE

YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL
Saturday, 6 PM – 8 PM
Baltimore Center Stage

Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) is Baltimore Center Stage’s longest running learning program that encourages expression and creativity in students across the state. They’ve invited young artists in grades K-12 to send in their new written work and chosen six plays to receive a professional production produced by Baltimore Center Stage! All young playwrights were assigned a professional mentor to help them refine and edit their work before the presentation. Join them on May 21 at 6PM to enjoy their work. MORE

MOVIES AT THE ZOO: JURASSIC PARK (1993)
Saturday, 6:30 PM – 10 PM
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Join the Zoo for a special double-dino experience at the Zoo! Adventure deep into our Maryland Wilderness to explore the Zoo’s all-new DINOSAURS exhibit, then join them in their prehistoric groves for a complimentary screening of the classic film, “Jurassic Park” (1993) thanks to their generous sponsor, Orrstown Bank. Prior to the film, concessions will be available for purchase and guests will receive a visit from an animal ambassador. MORE

WORLD TURTLE DAY 2022
Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM
Natural History Society of Maryland

Turtles have existed on Earth since the time of the dinosaurs, but unlike them, they have survived. Join us for our second annual celebration of all things turtle and tortoise. They are partnering with MATTS this year to bring even more animals than last year! Meet and interact with over a dozen species, learn about the latest conservation efforts, and see specimens from the NHSM collections including the first bog turtle found in Maryland in 1940. In addition you can feed a tortoise by hand! MORE

Baltimore County

MUSICAL MUNCHKINS INFANT AND TODDLER MUSIC CLASS
Friday, 10:15 AM – 11:15 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

SUNSET KAYAK TRIP (AGES 8+)
Friday, 6 PM – 8 PM
Marshy Point Nature Center

Watch the sky’s colors change as it sets over the marsh. Limited space available. Ages 8 and older to paddle. $7/member, $5/non-member. MORE

SPRING BIOBLITZ AT BANNEKER (ALL AGES)
Saturday, 9 AM – 1 PM
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

The NHSM had such a great time exploring Banneker Park last year finding fungi, snakes, insects, leps and frogs, we are going back this spring to look for more. All are welcome. A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. While generating useful data for science and conservation they are also an excuse for naturalists, scientists, and curious members of the public to meet in person in the great outdoors and are a lot of fun! MORE

NATURE EXPEDITION AT THE PARK SCHOOL (AGES 3-5)
Saturday, 10 AM – 11:30 AM
The Park School of Baltimore

Explore the Park woods and pond with Park School teachers! Free and open to the public. MORE

CANE POLE FISHING (AGES 4+)
Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Come fish for bluegill and largemouth bass with our cane poles. We’ll provide the pole and the worms. Adults and children 16+ must have a valid Maryland fishing license to fish. (Our fishing poles only, please do not bring your own gear. Adults and children 16+ can register, attend and assist a child without a fishing license but must have the license to fish themselves.) MORE

FISHING THE DOCK
Saturday, 10 AM – 12 PM
Marshy Point Nature Center

Bring your little ones to fish from Marshy Point’s dock! Maryland fishing license required to participants ages 16 and older. Rods and bait provided. $2/person. MORE

CANINE-THEMED STORY TIME WITH HEIDI RADUANO (AGES 2-3)
Saturday, 10 AM – 11 AM
Weber’s Cider Mill Farm

Heidi is an accomplished and talented singer, songwriter, and musician. As a skilled songwriter, putting words on a page isn’t new for Heidi. She now presses forward in a new direction, as a children’s book author. Heidi loves to tell of the antics of her adorable Doxie, Maui. Her vision of this adventure carried through with both her storytelling and her creative work with the graphic artist, as she crafted every character, scene, and detail. It will be fun to see what happens in future stories, as Maui provides the material and Heidi brings their world to life for readers of all ages. FREE! Space is limited and pre-registration is required for the attending child. Suggested ages 2-3. MORE

CELEBRATE ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH: MANGOS TO APPLES TUMBLE FROM A FILIPINO RAINBOW INTO THE DANCING MERMAIDS (AGES 3-11)
Saturday, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Baltimore County Public Library, Parkville-Carney

Dance in your seat as your mind takes a trip to the Mango Poem and through the rainbow spectrum as you are transported to Cebu, a southern island in the Philippines. Swim on the shores to meet sea creatures: candy crab, leaf scorpion, paper kite butterfly and hawk owl. The show combines Filipino indigenous mythology with the flora and fauna of the islands, the ocean and spoken word poetry. MORE

PAWS TO READ (AGES 6-11)
Saturday, 11 AM – 12 PM
Baltimore County Public Library – Cockeysville

Reading to a therapy dog can increase a child’s self-esteem and confidence levels in reading, especially with struggling readers. Stop in and read to Cody, a therapy dog who loves listening to a good story. MORE

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, JR.
Saturday and Sunday, Times Vary
CCBC – Essex

Final Weekend for “Legally Blonde The Musical Jr.” – Don’t miss this performance by Children’s Playhouse of Maryland. Good seats remain for Saturday at 1pm and 4:15pm and Sunday at 4:15pm. The show on Sunday at 1pm is SOLD OUT! MORE

PLANT A THREE SISTERS GARDEN
Sunday, 10 AM – 12 PM
Irvine Nature Center

Learn the purpose and the process of creating a Three Sisters Garden – a tradition that dates back to Maryland’s First People. All ages welcome. Great event for families! MORE

COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY 2022
Sunday, 10 AM – 3 PM
JCC of Greater Baltimore

Join this fun, family-friendly festival where organizations, local businesses and vendors offer fun activities for kids and entertainment for all. Enjoy jumbo games, inflatables, a obstacle course and much more. Early Childhood baby block featuring character meet and greet. Music and entertainment all day long. Fun family activities, including glitter tattoos, face painting, visits with live animals and much more! Delicious food for sale! MORE

SUPERHERO DAY AT SKYZONE EAST BALTIMORE
Sunday, 12 PM – 3 PM
Skyzone East Baltimore

Ready to unleash your inner super powers? Sky Zone is hosting a very special Superhero Day on Sunday, May 22nd, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm! They’ll have jousting, jumping, foam pits, a costume contest, trivia, and the park will be DECKED OUT in awesome Superhero decorations! 3 hour tickets for this event are $26. Bring your friends and find out just who has the best super powers at Sky Zone’s unique event! Don’t forget to wear your best costume! MORE

BEAVER VALLEY (AGES 8+)
Sunday, 1 PM – 3 PM
Cromwell Valley Park

Cromwell Valley has beavers from time to time. Join us at the Nature Center to learn how these animals shape the landscape, then hike with a Naturalist to look for signs of beaver. $2 members/ $4 non-members. Register in advance. MORE

Anne Arundel County

WILDBERRY FIELD MARKET
Saturday, 9 AM – 1 PM
Wildberry Farm Market

Enjoy a morning of shopping small on the farm. Join us for the Field Market! 30+ Vendors and Food Trucks, and much more! (Rain date Sunday 9am-1pm). MORE

STEAM SUNDAY: ANIMALS OF POKEMON (ALL AGES)
Sunday, 10:30 AM -12:30 PM
Chesapeake Arts Center

Echoes of Nature will be joining us each month for $5 STEAM Sunday workshops. Each workshop will include a visit from one or more of their live animal ambassadors and a fun art activity. This week, we’re learning all about the popular Animals of Pokemon! All ages are welcome, but caregivers MUST be present. Each workshop costs $5 per FAMILY, regardless of the number of participants. Space is limited and registration is required. MORE

CHESAPEAKE BAY BLUES FESTIVAL
Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM – 8 PM
Sandy Point State Park

Located on the western shore of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay just outside Annapolis at Sandy Point State Park on Saturday, May 21st and Sunday, May 22nd 2022! Joss Stone. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Samantha Fish, The Spinners, Bernard Allison, Nnorth Mississippi Allstars, Altered Five Blues Band and many more!   Check out the line up page for the full list and times! Children under 12 free with paying adult (Parent or guardian must supervise children at all times). MORE

Carroll County

KRIMGOLD PARK KIDS FISHING RODEO
Saturday, 8 AM – 12 PM
Krimgold Park

Join Carroll County Rec and Parks from 8am-noon on Sunday, May 22 at Krimgold Park for the Annual Krimgold Park Kids Fishing Rodeo! This is a free event, held rain or shine. Bring your own fishing gear. Krimgold Park is located at 5355 Woodbine Road, Woodbine, MD. This event is for kids age 15 and under. The ponds will be closed to any age 16 and older. Awards for each age group will be given. Register for age groups: 6 & under, 7-9 years, 10-12 years, and 13-15 years. MORE

PAST TIMES FOR CHILDREN: ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE
Saturday, 10 AM – 11:15 AM
Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s

Children will learn what it is like to attend school in the 1800s. They will visit one room schoolhouse through creative play, various activities and stories. A quill pen and ink will be provided for practicing their writing skills. Classes are held on various Saturdays from 10:00 am to 11:15 am. In the Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street in Westminster. Caregivers accompanying a child must be 18 years or older and are required to remain near the class location. Please let us know of any food or medical restrictions. For each class, there is a $6.00 charge which includes materials. Pre-registration is required; registration closes the Friday before the class. MORE

PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE BOOK FAIR
Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM
Carroll Community College

The 2022 Penguin Random House Book Fair will take a virtual hybrid form again this year. The Book Fair is devoted to advancing the cause of reading, literacy and learning in our community and all proceeds from the event benefit student scholarships at Carroll Community College. Enjoy children’s activities, free books, and more. MORE

Harford County

FAMILY CRAFT FAIR AT KEYES CREAMERY
Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM
Keyes Creamery

Keyes Creamery is hosting a family friendly craft fair on May 14th. There will be plenty of vendors, food, and music. MORE

NATURE DISCOVERY TOTS (AGES 0-6)
Saturday, 10:30 AM – 11:30 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. This month, learn about amphibians. MORE

HARFORD COUNTY SPRING FLING
Saturday, 3 PM – 5 PM
Shamrock Park

Join Girl Scouts for some outdoor fun and learn why your girl will be inspired to discover her talents and passions in a safe and supportive all-girl setting. She’ll join with other Girl Scouts and people in her community—and together, they’ll take action to change the world. Whether your girl is a dreamer, comedian, explorer, or something uniquely her own, she’s welcome at Girl Scouts. Find what makes her shine with friends and mentors by her side. Helping girls build their courage, confidence, and character since 1912. MORE

Howard County

LIVELY ARTS FOR LITTLE ONES IN THE COURTYARD
Friday, 11 AM – 12 PM
The Other Barn Courtyard

Lively Arts for Little Ones returns to The Other Barn on Friday, May 20! Mr. Jon and Friends will be performing in The Other Barn Courtyard in this FREE event which is open to the public. Bring your little one and come out and dance and have some fun. All children must be accompanied by an adult. MORE

BOOK SIGNING FOR “OFF SHE GOES TO MEXICO”
Saturday, 10 AM – 1 PM
Clark’s Elioak Farm

Laurel Conran, a Howard County ELL teacher has recently written a children’s book celebrating the Monarch Butterfly. She has raised monarchs for her science unit and has a monarch waystation. The farm also is a monarch waystation. She will be reading and signing her book from 10 AM to 1 PM on Saturday. MORE

2022 HOWARD COUNTY CHILDREN’S BUSINESS FAIR
Saturday, 1 PM – 4 PM
The Mall in Columbia

Could a ten-year-old invent the next Uber? Find out at the Howard County Children’s Business Fair, showcasing kids’ entrepreneurial genius! Check out the first annual Howard County Children’s Business Fair at the Mall in Columbia. Enjoy free admission and shop with kidpreneurs. Be ready to be amazed by the ingenuity and work ethic of these young scholars putting their minds to work and hiring THEMSELVES! MORE

NATURE PRINTS AND PROCESSES
Saturday, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Robinson Nature Center

Join Port Discovery Children’s Museum Educators at Robinson Nature Center in Columbia this Spring for safe, hands-on, nature-inspired programming for kiddos! Though there is no cost, please pre-register by the day prior to the program if you plan on attending so that Robinson Nature Center may send you information in advance. This program follows COVID safety guidelines including facial mask use, health screenings and temperature checks. MORE

SAFESPLASH JESSUP (COLUMBIA) GRAND OPENING EVENT
Saturday, 2 PM – 5 PM
SafeSplash Jessup (Columbia)

Join friends and neighbors of the community to celebrate the Grand Opening of SafeSplash Jessup (Columbia)! This family-friendly event has activities for the whole family including Kona Ice, Face Painting, Balloon Twister, Raffle, Giveaways, and much more! MORE