B’More Social: Sept. 20-23

Thursday

Talk like a Pirate Party

Arrr, mateys! Come to the library for a jolly good time of crafts, stories and activities. No need to walk the plank. Ages 2 to 5. Baltimore County Public Library, North Point Branch, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free, bcpl.info

Animal Craft Safari

Come for an animal-related story and craft as well as the opportunity to meet a member of the zoo’s animal embassy. This month’s title is “The Surprise Party” by Pat Huchins. Registration requested. Ages 4 and up with adult. Sept. 20 and 30, Maryland Zoo, 11-11:45 a.m., $7/child and adult (member), $10/child and adult (nonmember) plus zoo admission, marylandzoo.org

Friday

Dolphin Sleepover

Dolphin lovers, this one is not to be missed. Experience the aquarium after hours, and go behind the scenes in a way you will never forget. Registration required. Ages 8 and up. National Aquarium, 5:30 p.m.-9 a.m., $120/person, aqua.org

‘The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System’

Are we in outer space? Miss Frizzle invites you to come for a ride on the Magic School Bus in this musical adaptation of the popular children’s series. Amoss Center, 7 p.m., $10-$16, liveatharfordcc.com

‘The Addams Family’: A New Musical Comedy

Phoenix Festival Theatre presents a new twist on the classic tale of the dark and quirky Addams family. Additional show dates and times available. Chesapeake Theatre, 7 p.m., $16-$20, liveatharfordcc.com

Saturday

Monarch Festival

Did you know that Monarchs migrate 3,000 miles every year? Learn all about it at this day dedicated to these beautiful travelers. Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free, fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/

Civil War Days

Travel back in time to a day when our country was at war with itself. Experience a living history presentation and learn about soldier and camp life during this time. Sept. 22 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and 23 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.), B&O Railroad Museum, $20/adult, $12/kids, borail.org

Opening Weekend: The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head Exhibit

Head to Port Discovery for a “spud-tacular” weekend filled with interactive programs and activities celebrating the opening of the new exhibit. Join in on the fun with “Where in the World is Mr. Potato Head?” and find out where everyone’s favorite spud has gone. Port Discovery, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $15.95/ages 2 and up, portdiscovery.org

Build-a-Drone Workshop

Bring your STEM skills and come ready to model, build and fly a drone under the guidance of a licensed Global Air Media instructor. Registration required. Ages 6 to 11. Baltimore County Public Library, Reisterstown Branch, 2-3 p.m., free, bcpl.info

NASA’s BEST Students: Build a Satellite to Orbit the Moon

Learn NASA’s engineering process as you work together to design and build a satellite. Registration required. Ages 6 to 11. Baltimore County Public Library, Owings Mills Branch, 2-3:30 p.m., free, bcpl.info

Sunday

Wild About Primates

Did you know that humans are one of the closest relatives to primates? There are so many amazing species within the primate family, and the zoo wants to teach you all about them. Hear from keepers about these incredible animals and learn what zoos are doing to help them thrive. Maryland Zoo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free with admission, marylandzoo.org

Nature Quest Canoe Trip

Enjoy a day on the lake as you paddle through the water on a guided search for the Nature Quest marker. Registration required. Lake Roland, 2-4 p.m., $8/members, $10/nonmembers, lakeroland.org

Peabody Conservatory College Fair

Think music may be your career path? Tour Peabody’s campus and meet representatives from dozens of music schools to begin the journey to find the best fit. Co-sponsored by the Baltimore School for the Arts. Peabody Conservatory, 1-5 p.m., free, peabody.jhu.edu

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