Bring the little ones to hear a railroad story, play in the Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone, make a craft, and take a ride on the indoor train carousel. Recommended for ages 2-5.ake in beautiful art, chat with museum educators and attend a gallery talk, all while enjoying a free drink. Register online.
The Walters Art Museum, 6-7 p.m., free, thewalters.org
Do You Dream in Color?
In this documentary, follow four inspiring high school students who show the world that blindness won’t stop them from achieving their dreams. Discussion to follow. Grades 9-12.
Howard County Public Library, Central Branch, 6:30-8 p.m., free, hclibrary.org
Fantastic Fridays at Port Discovery
Fridays are the perfect time to bring your little one to play and explore at Port Discovery because drop-in programming is catered to the younger crowd (Ages 0-6) today.
Fridays, Port Discovery Children’s Museum, 9:30 a.m-4:30 p.m., free with admission, portdiscovery.org
Half-Price Friday Nights
All the fun for half the price! Spend any or every Friday night with 20,000 plus amazing, aquatic animals at the National Aquarium. Sponsored by M&T Bank.
Fridays, National Aquarium, 5-8 p.m., aqua.org
Teens & Adults
Inherit the Wind
This classic tale comes to life on the stage as a schoolteacher goes to trial for teaching evolution.
Jan. 5-Feb. 4, Vagabond Players, showtimes vary, $10-$20, vagabondplayers.org
Healthy First Saturday
Bring the whole family to a day full of programs and activities encouraging an active lifestyle and learn how to make healthy choices.
Port Discovery Children’s Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free with admission, portdiscovery.org
Winter Woods & Campfire
Enjoy a chilly walk through the woods and then warm up with refreshments by the campfire. Registration required.
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, 2-3:30 p.m., $3 person/$10 family, facebook.com/BannekerMuseum
Join The Puppet Lady as she uses her unique puppets along with music and magic to teach you about science! All ages. Limited seating.
Baltimore County Public Library, Perry Hall Branch, 2-3 p.m., free, bcpl.info
Learn the basics of LEGO® Mindstorms programming and compete in a variety of robotics challenges. Registration required. Register once for five sessions. Ages 11-18.
Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, and Feb. 3, Howard County Public Library, Savage Branch, 2-2:45 p.m. or 3:30-4:15 p.m., hclibrary.org
Kids & Families
Starry, Starry Night
Learn about constellations, make your own constellation in a jar and then head outside to see the real stars in all their glory. Ages 5-adults, under 13 with adult.
Anita C Leight Estuary Center, 5-6:30 p.m., $4/person, $16/family, otterpointcreek.org
Bird Drop-In Craft
Stop by any time this week and help celebrate International Bird Day by making a craft to help keep our fine feathered friends fed.
Jan 7–13, Harford County Public Library, Abingdon Branch, free, hcplonline.org
Kids & Families
Sensory Sensitive Sunday @ Chuck E. Cheese
The first Sunday of every month, select Chuck E. Cheese locations open two hours early to provide a sensory-friendly experience. Amenities include softer music, dimmed lights and smaller crowds.
First Sundays, 9-11 a.m., Participating Locations, chuckecheese.com
The Winter Wonders Magic Show
Mike Rose presents an all-ages magic show with a wintry twist.
Baltimore County Public Library, Pikesville Branch, 2-3:30 p.m., free, bcpl.info
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