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The Best Things to See and Do With Kids in Baltimore This March

Things to Do Baltimore
Zoo Bloom at the Maryland Zoo Zoo Bloom at the Maryland Zoo

Lamb or lion, what will it be? March keeps us guessing. But one thing's for sure, school closures galore have us Charm City dwellers hoping the groundhog was right and we're in for an early spring!

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 amazing National Aquarium sleepovers, tons of theatre productions and even events at the Maryland Zoo, there's no better place to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring. Check out our top picks for things to do in Baltimore with kids this March.

Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin at the National Aquarium, Photo by Sean Lo

Sleep with Dolphins and Sharks at the National Aquarium
Kick off the month with an unforgettable overnight experience at the National Aquarium in Baltimore! Choose to explore after dark on the Shark! Ocean Predator Overnight (March 1st) or Dolphin Sleepover (March 8th). Explore the aquarium after hours and enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and presentations on your favorite marine animals from on-site experts, take in a viewing of their 4-D immersion film and top it all off with a kid-friendly dinner and continental breakfast. Each sleepover event begins at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 9 a.m. the next morning. All guests must be 8 years and up; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at Towson Town Center, Towson - FREE
Celebrate the life and imagination of beloved author Theodor Geisel at Towson Town Center's annual Dr. Seuss Birthday CelebrationThe event takes place on March 2nd from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m on Level 1 in the Grand Court and features a visit from The Cat in the Hat, storytelling, activities, giveaways and more.

Fire Safety Day
Fire Safety Day at the Fire Museum of Maryland

Family Fire Safety Day at the Fire Museum of Maryland, Lutherville
Come out to the Fire Museum of Maryland on March 2nd from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and find out how to keep the family safe at their annual Family Fire Safety Day. Participate in fire demonstrations, learn about family safety planning, test your fire extinguisher or purchase a new one. 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.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Audience, Photo by Maximilian Franz

Peter and the Wolf & Family Luncheon at The Meyerhoff
Enjoy the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's musical rendition of Peter and the Wolf as it springs to life on March 2nd at 11 a.m. Performed in collaboration with the highly-acclaimed Magic Circle Mime Company, the BSO musicians must outwit a fearsome wolf that threatens orchestra and audience alike. Arrive early starting at 9:45 a.m. as the lobby of the stunning concert hall excites with interactive, family-friendly experiences, including instrumental petting zoo, crafts and face painting. After the concert, stick around for a delicious Family Luncheon buffet (tickets sold separately). Save 47% off concert admission with this CertifiKID deal.

Silly Goose & Val

The Discovery Stage Series at Port Discovery Children's Museum
Pair a visit to Port Discovery with a performance from the Discovery Stage Series, a brand new, interactive learning program located in the Museum's Discovery Zone. Award-winning performers will delight audiences of all ages. On March 3rd at 2 p.m. enjoy storytelling, music, art and dance from Story Tapestries featuring Arianna Ross. Experience an interactive sing- and dance-along from Parent's Choice Award-winning performer Silly Goose & Val on March 2nd and March 31st at 1:30 p.m. 

Wee Workers and Weekend 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 (yes, I even went here as a kid).  Save 50% off admission to BMI with this CertifiKID offer.

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.

  • March 5th: Can It!
  • March 12th: The Pharmacy
  • March 19th: Planes
  • March 26th: Safety Signs

Weekend Warriors of all ages take an in-depth look into how things work with a new theme each week. Offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. This month's themes include:

  • March 3rd: DIY Motors* (Note: This is a Sunday.)
  • March 9th: Paper Rockets
  • March 16th: Chesapeake Bay 101
  • March 23rd: Book Making
  • March 30th: Craft Cars

Yarn Art Workshop at the American Visionary Art Museum
Learn how to paint with yarn from the artist Francisco LOZA and create your own work of unique art at this special hands-on Yarn Art Workshop. This event takes place on March 9th from 11 a.m - 2 p.m. Advance registration is required.

Build a Bird’s Nest at Holt Park & Center for the Arts
Welcome back your favorite feathered friends with the Build a Bird's House event at Holt Park & Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 9th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Open to all ages, but pre-registration is required.

Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Bring the wee ones out to experience the best of the Emerald Isle! The St. Patrick's Day Parade takes place on March 10th at 2 p.m. this year and is a Baltimore tradition that has been dazzling spectators for more than 60 years. 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, heading south on Charles Street and continuing to Baltimore's Inner Harbor. (Quick note: Walter's Art Gallery graciously allows parade viewers to use their bathroom facilities free of charge!)

Phantom of the Opera Family Adapation
Phantom of the Opera Family Musical Adaptation at Oregon Ridge Dinner Theatre, Cockeysville

Attend a Family-Friendly Performance
Whether you attend a children's theatre performance or a family-friendly production, Baltimore offers up entertainment the whole family will enjoy this March. Experience musicals that will have everyone singing along, be inspired by stories told anew, or laugh long after the show to silly twists on beloved tales at these family-friendly shows.

Pi(e) Day
Pi(e) Day at the Maryland Science Center

Pi(e) Day at the Maryland Science Center
Celebrate Pi(e) Day with 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, watch pie tins full of 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! The Pi(e) fun happens on March 14th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free with paid admission.

Zoo Bloom
Zoo Bloom at the Maryland Zoo

Zoo Bloom at Maryland Zoo, Baltimore
Celebrate the new zoo season with Zoo Bloom, featuring Farm Day! Welcome Spring with special activities for visitors and animals alike. Enjoy tasty treats from Charm City Cakes while watching a variety of demonstrations, like sheep shearing, pig bowling, goat training, donkey hoof cleaning and more. March 16th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. All activities are included with zoo admission.

BSO Music Box Concert Series

Music Box Concert Series by BSO at Meyerhoff, Baltimore
Perfect for the budding musician, The Music Box Concert Series is a monthly program from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra featuring musical activities and enrichment for children ages 6 months to 3 years. Join them on March 30th at 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. for Alphabet Soup, an interactive half-hour musical performance of classic and children's songs to aid in the building blocks of reading and writing. Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to showtime for musical activities and fun for the whole family. Concerts take place in the lobby and seating is unreserved so be sure to bring a blanket!

Check out our Baltimore family-friendly activities and events deals for more affordable family fun in Charm City this month!


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