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Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore: March 2014

Thursday Night at the Walters Art Museum
Source: Jill Berry

Is there an end in sight to the snow? Will the temperature ever get over 40 degrees? Can the Ground Hog finally see his shadow already?? These questions and more are on my mind as we enter the longest and coldest winter in a long time.

While you are thawing out your tootsies and drying off the mittens, here's a list of things to do in Baltimore with kids:

Thursday Night at the Walters Art Museum
Thursday Night at the Walters Art Museum Source: Jill Berry

Thursday Night at the Walters Art Museum

Come experience Thursday night at the Walters through December 18, 2014. Every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. discover how the Walters comes alive at night. You can wander the galleries, see special exhibitions for FREE, eat in the café, and find the perfect gift at the museum store.

Celebrate Pi(e) Day at the Maryland Science Center
Celebrate Pi(e) Day at the Maryland Science Center Source: Maryland Science Center

Celebrate Pi(e) Day at the Maryland Science Center

On March 14th, or 3.14, visit the Maryland Science Center to celebrate Pi Day! From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., you and your kids can celebrate the mathematical constant, Pi, which is used to calculate the circumference of a circle. The Maryland Science Center is ready to celebrate everything Pi, from eating pie to reciting Pi, to exposing the secrets of Pi. Dangerously Delicious Pies has donated pies for the party, and even a pie eating contest.

Slice into some of the other Pi(e) Day activities by taking part in our Pi recitation contest, contributing to our lengthy Pi chain along the main staircase and making a Pi necklace. Pi(e) Day gets even sweeter because it is also Albert Einstein’s birthday, who would be turning 135 years old. Help us make this a special day by joining us to sing “Happy Birthday” to the revolutionary physicist and engaging in hair-raising experiments just like he did.

All activities are free with paid admission and free for members. If you are not a member, membership purchases and renewals will be discounted by 25% and extended 3 months with an onsite purchase on Pi(e) Day. This discount will also be offered on Saturday and Sunday, in person only.

Animal Encounter at the National Aquarium
Animal Encounter at the National Aquarium Source: National Aquarium

Animal Encounter at the National Aquarium

Get up close and personal with an Animal Encounter experience on March 1 from 9-9:15 a.m. Whether you meet the eastern box turtle, Australian python, a hyacinth macaw, or another exotic animal, it is a chance to learn, ask questions, and get a closer look at the animals that make up the National Aquarium’s collection. Both kids and adults alike can enjoy this interactive session that allows for audience participation, provides fun facts about the animals, and discusses ways to help conserve their natural environments.

Healthy First Saturday at Port Discovery
Healthy First Saturday at Port Discovery Source: Port Discovery

Healthy First Saturday at Port Discovery

Start the month off the healthy way at Port Discovery's community health fair featuring performances by Kindersinger, Cook and Tell with Wegmans, and more. On March 1, you can participate in the following events:

  • UMBC Health Fair: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Circle Time: 11 a.m. & 12 p.m.
  • Cook and Tell with Wegmans: 12 p.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Middle Eastern Movement: 12 p.m. & 12:30 p.m.
  • Art a la Cart: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Exploration Station: 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Kindersinger-Kinderfit: 1:30 p.m. & 2 p.m.
  • FIDOS For Freedom: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.