B’More Social: Oct. 25-28


Toddler Time Halloween Celebration & Costume Parade at the B&O

Choo Choo Blue will lead the little ones in a costume parade through the museum, picking up treats along the way. Additionally, children can hear a railroad story, play in the Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone, make a craft and take a ride on the train carousel. Recommended for ages 2-5. B&O Railroad Museum, 10:30 a.m., $12/child, $20/adult, borail.org

Messy Masterpieces: Fall Art

Getting creative can sometimes get a little messy…and that’s okay. Come dressed for mess and make your own fall themed masterpiece. Registration required. Ages 3-6. Carroll County Public Library, Taneytown Branch, 1:30 p.m., free, library.carr.org


ZooBOOO 2018
Calling all princesses, friendly ghosts, superheroes and more. Head to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for a spook-tacular (but not scary.) time of Halloween fun. The 35th annual ZooBOOO festival includes trick-or-treating, live entertainment, a hay maze, carnival games, inflatables and great food. The best part is that it’s all in the company of your favorite animal friends. Don’t forget, there will be costume contests, so be sure to come dressed to impress. Through Sunday, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $15 for kids 2-11, $19 for adults, marylandzoo.org


Cylburn Mansion invites families to an evening of spooky fun and games including animal talks, pumpkin painting and lantern making. “Madame Cylburnia” will also be on hand for palm reading. Who knows what the future holds? Cylburn Arboretum, 5:30-8 p.m., see website for cost, cylburn.org

USS Constellation Overnight Adventure

Learn the ropes of life on a 19th-century ship through hands-on activities, teamwork and problem solving. Registration required. First grade and up, with parent. USS Constellation, 5 pm.-9 a.m., $57, historicships.org 

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Kids’ Night Out

Enjoy a viewing of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” paint a niffler jewelry box with sparkle glaze, and complete the evening with a pizza party. All while Mom and Dad are out doing boring grown-up stuff. Registration required. Ages 8 and up. The Pottery Stop, 6-8:30 p.m., $30/child, thepotterystop.com


Boo-seum Bash: Celebrating Frankenstein

Come for a shockingly good time celebrating the ultimate monster creation, Frankenstein. Grab your costume and get ready for science and art activities Halloween-style. Port Discovery Children’s Museum, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., $15.95 for ages 2 and up, portdiscovery.org

Witches & Wizards Weekend

There is magic brewing at the B&O Railroad Museum. Create edible potions, make your own wizard wand, take a ride on the Wizards Express and more. Oct. 27 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and 28 (11 a.m.-3 p.m.), B&O Railroad Museum, $20 adult, $12 kids, borail.org

Halloween Family Fun Day at Power Plant Live!

Join Power Plant Live! for a spook-tacular Family Fun Day! There will be Halloween-inspired fun for the whole family including face painting, themed crafts, trick or treating, and a costume swap for the kids. Entry is free with a $5 donation encouraged per child. All proceeds will be donated to the Maryland SPCA — who will be bringing along adorable pets to join in the spooky fun! Power Plant Live!, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., free, powerplantlive.com/entertainment/event/6528

The Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

Celebrate fall, Halloween, and community with a neighborhood festival. Once the sun sets, grab a lantern, join the parade and help light up the night. This year’s theme is EEK. Patterson Park, 12-8 p.m., free, creativealliance.org

Tricks and Treats

Grab your costume and get ready for a stroll through the woods to learn about the tricks plants and animals like to play on us. Bring a bag for a treat given out at each station. Registration recommended. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 1-2:30 p.m., $5/child, oregonridgenaturecenter.org

Lantern Night

Take a step back in time and see fire equipment in a new light. Visit with reenactors wearing historical attire and see etched glass lamps and lanterns. As an added bonus, visitors who wear their Halloween costume will be admitted for half price. Fire Museum of Maryland, 6-8 p.m., $15/adult, $7/child, firemuseummd.com


Spooky Science

Prepare for mess as you learn about real life monsters and make creepy concoctions. Registration required. Ages 5-10 with adult. Anita C Leight Estuary Center, 12:30-2 p.m., $5/child, otterpointcreek.org

Music Together

Musical educator Miriam Hock will lead children and parents in a time of musical exploration that builds on children’s natural love of music. Registration required. Infant to 4 years. aMuse Toys, 11 a.m., free, amusetoys.com

Food Truck Rally

No need to cook today. Enjoy great food from some of the area’s best trucks along with vendors, family-friendly activities and music. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 12-4 p.m., free, thebmi.org


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