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By Kim Humphrey
Posted Feb 22, 2020
Posted Feb 22, 2020
Lamb or lion, which will it be? March always keeps us guessing. While Baltimore may not be known for the spring celebration of its nearby neighbor, March in Charm City brings an abundance of family fun along with the daffodil and forsythia blooms.
From the City's famed St. Patrick's Day parade to special Women's History Month festivities and many events to welcome spring, there's no better place to say goodbye to winter and hello to springtime fun. Check out our top picks for things to do in Baltimore with kids this March.
MasterChef Junior Live! at The Modell Lyric
Tiny cooking enthusiasts gear up for a night of chopping, sizzling fun as the hit TV show, MasterChef Junior, comes live on stage on Wednesday, March 4th. The family-friendly stage show will feature head-to-head cooking demonstrations and fun (sometimes messy!) challenges with past MasterChef Junior contestants, and an overall immersive audience experience fun for all ages. Save 59% off tickets - must purchase by March 3rd.
Family Fire Safety Day at the Fire Museum of Maryland in Lutherville - FREE
Fire Safety Day at the Fire Museum of Maryland
The Fire Museum of Maryland is hosting their annual Family Fire Safety Day on March 7th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Engage with local, state, and national exhibitors on ways to make your family and home safer and healthier. There will be interactive fire extinguisher demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, and prizes! While there, tour the Museum and check out their awesome fire truck display and firefighter memorabilia. Be sure to stop by the Discovery Room for loads of hands-on activities.
Plant a Silly Succulent at American Visionary Art Museum
Welcome spring and get green at AVAM during their monthly Weekend Walk-In on Saturday, March 7th from 1 - 4 p.m. Layer lots of dirt, rocks and a succulent of your choice in a recycled vase and decorate. The cost is just $5 and all supplies and boundless inspiration are provided. No registration is required - just walk in!
Celebrate Your Love for Books and Reading at Towson Town Center - FREE
Join the National Education Association and the Teachers Association of Baltimore County in the Grand Court, Level 1 at Towson Town Center on Saturday, March 7th from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. for a special Read Across America event. There will be books read by familiar faces, games, giveaways and lots of other fun for the whole family.
Experience the Best Indoor Playgrounds in the Baltimore Area
NEW Everkids Playhouse in Columbia, Maryland
While spring officially arrives this month, it usually takes the weather some time to catch up to our desire to do nothing but play outside all day long. But playing inside can be just as fun when you have so many awesome indoor playgrounds in the Baltimore area to explore. Check out our guide to the best in the area and save up to 50% off admission.
Learn About the Women's Suffrage Movement at the Maryland Historical Society
March is Women's History Month and the Maryland Historical Society is hosting a special Youth Program: Votes for Women! on Sunday, March 8th at 10 a.m. focusing on the women's suffrage movement. Join a Women's Suffrage March, create your own "Votes for Women" sash and write a speech advocating for a woman's right to vote, learn bout some of the heroines of the movement and what it would have been like to be a girl at that time. This program is ideal for ages 6-12. The fee is $10 per child (adults are free) and registration is required.
Celebrate Pi(e) Day at the Maryland Science Center
March 14th is the most mathematical and delicious day of the year at the Maryland Science Center! Learn interesting facts about the number used to calculate the circumference of a circle while indulging in the sweet circular dessert of the same name (different spelling). Go on a Pi scavenger hunt, take a chance at getting Pi(ed) in the face during the Pi(e) Roulette, watch pie tins full of funky fillings fly off the Science Center roof, assist in building a lengthy Pi chain up the grand staircase, take part in a pie eating contest and more! This event is free with paid admission.
Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Bring the wee ones out to experience the best of the Emerald Isle! A Baltimore tradition that has been dazzling spectators for more than 60 years, the St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on March 15th this year with step off at 2 p.m. Enjoy Irish dancers, local marching bands, bagpipers, beautiful floats and even a few Philadelphia Mummers appearances at this fun family event. Arrive early (1:15 p.m.) to cheer on runners at the always sold-out Shamrock 5K race and get a good viewing spot. The parade starts at the Washington Monument, heads south on Charles Street and continues to Baltimore's Inner Harbor. (Quick note: Walter's Art Gallery graciously allows parade viewers to use their bathroom facilities free of charge!)
Catch a Leprechaun at Anita C. Leight Estuary Center in Abingdon
Have you ever tried to catch a leprechaun? Head to the Estuary Center on Sunday, March 15th from 3 - 4:30 p.m. to create a "lucky" garden so you can try to lure one in this year! Registration is required and all materials will be provided.
Chase St. Patrick's Snakes at Lake Roland
Legend has it that Ireland has St. Patrick to thank for its lack of snakes, but we’re thankful for the many snakes that call Lake Roland home! Come meet several friendly serpents and create a slithery craft on Sunday, March 15th from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Registration is required and the fee is $5 per person.
Wee Workers at the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI)
It may be a museum about Baltimore's status as a "working man's town", but don't let the name fool you. This unique museum has delighted generation after generation with their interactive, hands-on exhibits. Every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., preschoolers can participate in the Wee Workers program and engage in a different theme while exploring the Museum’s galleries through stories, songs, crafts, and pint-size tours. This month's themes include: March 3rd - Can It!; March 10th - Pharmacy; March 17th - St. Patrick's Day; March 24th - Airplanes; March 31st - Music in Baltimore. Save 50% off admission to the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
Celebrate Springtime with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at The Meyerhoff
The BSO Music Box Series was created to allow babies and toddlers ages 6 months to 3 years and their families to explore music through highly engaging and interactive performances. Each concert is performed by a BSO ensemble and includes 30 minutes of fun pre-concert activities. This month's concert is on March 21st and celebrates all things spring: cherry blossoms, sunshine, and budding flowers and trees with a BSO brass quintet!
Zoo Bloom at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Celebrate the new zoo season with Zoo Bloom on March 21st from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. featuring Maryland and Farm Day! Welcome spring with special activities and treats for visitors and animals alike. Learn about the animals that live on farms and in Maryland. All activities are included with zoo admission.
Celebrate World Puppetry Day at Port Discovery Children's Museum
Port Discovery's Early Childhood/Theater Arts Specialist, Derek Cooper
World Puppetry Day is March 21st and Port Discovery has a full weekend of puppet-themed fun planned. During Puppet Powered Weekend, March 21-22, guests can create their own sock puppets using a wide range of materials and artistic inspiration, enjoy meet-and-greets with puppet friends roaming the Museum, experience fun live performances, and learn the basics of puppetry from real puppeteers!
Orioles Opening Day at Camden Yards
Cheer on the home team in their home opening versus the New York Yankees on Thursday, March 26th at 3:05 p.m. All fans will receive an Orioles Schedule Magnet as the special Opening Day promotional giveaway. Be sure to join the Orioles Kids Cheer Free program that allows fans ages 9 and younger to attend home games FREE (excluding Opening Day), or purchase a Kids Cheer Free Plus membership for $30 to access a ton of additional benefits for kids 14 and under, including ticket vouchers for four free Lower Level tickets, limited edition Orioles' cap, lanyard and membership card, priority access to kids run the bases, and other exclusive offers.
Sensory Evening at The Walters Art Museum - FREE
The Walters Art Museum is hosting a special evening of accessible programming designed specifically for children with Sensory Processing Disorders and their families on March 28th from 4 - 6 p.m. They welcome families at the end of the day, allowing you to enjoy activities in a quieter, less stimulating environment. Educators from the Museum and therapists from Kennedy Krieger Institute will be present to facilitate activities throughout the galleries and art studio. Excited voices, weighted blankets and vests, earplugs and headphones, hand fidgets, moments for breaks, wheelchairs and other mobility devices are welcomed.
Celebrate Women's History Month at the Jewish Museum of Maryland
The JMM is celebrating Women's History Month on Sunday, March 29th with a special Hands On Family Time program focused on discovering the stories of some of the most inspiring women in JMM's collection. Guests will participate in hands-on activities to honor amazing women from history and today that are appropriate for all ages. In partnership with Jewish Volunteer Connection and in honor of Good Deeds Day, guests will also be able to participate in a service project to support women in the community.
Check out our family-friendly getaway deals for more affordable family fun this month! From tiny cabin stays to water park resorts to beach resort getaways, we have a family getaway deal for every interest and budget -- at prices up to 50% off!
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