Things to do with the kids this weekend February 7 to 10

Do you have a future astronaut at home? Maybe your taste buds would rather explore a little chocolate - whichever you prefer there are lots of fun events to explore this weekend. From an Astro Adventure to a Chocolate Festival we have our top picks for you to choose from February 7 to 10.

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Motor Trend International Auto Show
7–10. This annual show features over 500 new cars and trucks, one-of-a-kind supercars, and custom creations. Plus a racing simulator, test drives and more. $11; ages 12 and under, free. Thurs. noon–9 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.. Baltimore Convention Center. autoshowbaltimore.com

Lunar New Year: Guangdong National Orchestra
Members of the Guangdong National Orchestra present Chinese folk music featuring instruments such as the pipa, erhu, daruan, guzheng gunagdong gaohu, and others in celebration of the Lunar New Year. 6 p.m. The Kennedy Center Millenium Stage. Washington D.C. kennedy-center.org

 

Friday, February 8

Toddler Time: Nature's Builders
Toddler Time at Sultana is designed for children ages 3 to 5. Themes focus on exploration of the natural world through stories, songs, games, crafts, and interacting with marine life in the Center's Wet Lab. 10:30–11:30 a.m. Sultana Education Foundation, Chestertown. sultanaeducation.org

Let's Invent with Lego Blocks
National Inventors Day is February 11. See what new creations you can build with Lego® blocks. 4 p.m. Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required, available at the library desk 15 minutes prior to event. Howard County Library, Elkridge. hclibrary.org

Saturday, February 9 

Chocolate Festival
9–10. Love chocolate? Don’t miss the Museum’s popular event dedicated to the history of chocolate. 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. National Museum of the American Indian, Washington. nmai.si.edu

Maple Magic
9–10; 16–17. Experience the magic of maple sugaring. You will walk to identify trees, observe tapped maple trees, and help collect sap. You will also learn how to boil down the sap to make edible brown syrup. $10. Tours at either 10–11:30 a.m. or 1–2:30. Ladew Gardens, Monkton. ladewgardens.com

Astro Adventure
Grab your space suit and take off on a space adventure! Experience all the wonders that space has to offer, see if you’ve got what it takes to make it to the moon in Astronaut Training Camp, and create your own constellation viewing device. Plus, channel your ground control skills and launch rockets of your own design. Free with admission. Noon–4 p.m. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore. mdsci.org

Sunday, February 10

Hearts and Hounds Mall Crawl
Join the SPCA of Anne Arundel County and Dare to C.A.R.E. for a dog-friendly walk in the mall Free. 8–10 a.m. Westfield Annapolis Mall, Annapolis. aacspca.org

Lunar New Year Celebration
Celebrate the Year of the Pig with art activities and traditional Lunar New Year performances. Free. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. thewalters.org

Black History Month Concert
The United States Naval Academy Gospel Choir is an upbeat inspirational musical ensemble. Comprised of midshipmen from various places, races, and creeds, the Gospel Choir is reflective of the diverse interests and ethnicities within the Brigade of Midshipmen. $19. 4 p.m. USNA Chapel, Annapolis.

For more fun, be sure to check out our full Calendar of Events!

 

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