Round Up: Family Fun Events in Baltimore County Memorial Day Weekend

Here are some fun things to do around town with the kids this weekend.

Baltimore Reptile and Exotic Animal Show

  • Where/When: Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093, 4H and Home Arts Building, Timonium, MD, Baltimore County, Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, May 27, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  •  Why go: See thousands of reptiles from around the world and live animal presentations.
  • Pricing: Adults: $12 (online), $15 (at the door), Children $5, Children under 4 are free

Tales and Tails

  • Where/When: 11201 Garrison Forest Rd., Owings Mills, Maryland 21117, Friday, May 25, 2012, 10:45 a.m.  
  •  Why to go: Join Irvine for a few animal stories followed by a close-up interaction with an animal friend! Pre-K to first-grade children need to be accompanied by an adult.
  • Pricing: Free

Spring Family Night Hike and Campfire

  • Where/When: 11201 Garrison Forest Rd., Owings Mills, Maryland 21117, Friday, May 25, 2012, 7-9 p.m.   
  •  Why to go:  Let’s take a night hike to look for nocturnal animals, listen for frog calls and test our senses in the dark. We’ll finish the hike with a campfire and s’mores. Ages 7 and up (with adult).
  • To avoid disappointment, please call to pre-register.
  • Contact : 443-738-9224
  • Pricing: Free for members, $10 for non-members

Natural Nick’s Produce at The Catonsville Sunday Farmer’s Market

  • Where/When: 730 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD, 10:00 a.m – 1:30 p.m, Rain or Shine.
  • Why to go: A growing numbers of vendors offer a wonderful array of Maryland farm-fresh foods, from bison meat, poultry, pork and eggs, to produce, fruits and herbs, with baked goods and unique specialty items rounding out the offerings.
  • But that’s just the beginning. Throughout the season local musicians and community organizations will participate in the market. The Chamber's Sunday venue is a community event where you’ll gather with friends and neighbors for a relaxed, old-fashioned farmers’ market experience.
  • Pricing: Free

Canoe and Kayak Tour

  • Where/When:  1000 Lakeside Drive, Baltimore, MD 21209, May 26, 2012, 1-3 p.m.
  • Why to go:  Bring your own boat for this Ranger led paddle around Lake Roland. Explore the length of the lake looking for wildlife and learning about the history of Baltimore’s first public reservoir. All participants must wear a life jacket and participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Pricing: Contact Bart Viguers (443-415-9524)

  • Where/When:  Maryland Science Center, St. John Properties IMAX Theater,  601 Light St, Baltimore, MD,  Friday, May 25, 2012, 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. (Additional show times)
  • Why to go: Get chummy with massive underwater predators of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods in Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World, now playing in the St. John Properties IMAX Theater.
  • Pricing: $8 (Tickets to Sea Rex 3D are also available as part of admission to the Maryland Science Center).


  • Where/When: SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier Truffle Factory, 360 Main St, Gaithersburg, MD, 2-6 p.m.
  • Why to go:  Come visit The Truffle Factory and take a FREE factory tour and learn about the origin of cacao trees, how they are harvested, fermented, dried and then subsequently turned into premium single-estate chocolate.  
  • Price: Free
Adat Chaim Synagogue March 02, 2013 at 06:48 PM
Bingo Where/When: Adat Chaim Synagogue, 10989 Red Run Blvd, Ste 109 Owings Mills, MD in the Pleasant Hill Center - Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 7:00PM Why Go: Come for the fun. Come for the thrill of winning. Come for the company. All are welcome. Price: $15.00 per packet of games


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