Family Friendly Baltimore

If you’re raising young children in our neighborhood, surely you’ve come to know many of the kid-friendly offerings around town. We’ve recently come to learn about Wee Workers at the Baltimore Museum of Industry and Charm City Carousel Birthday Parties (to keep in mind for next year— the carousel has been closed for the winter and will reopen in April). If you haven’t heard about them yet, you’ll want to keep reading!

Wee Workers at the Baltimore Museum of Industry


Toddler fun at the museum!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – Bring your toddler to the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to participate in Wee Workers.

Recommended for children 2 to 5 years of age with parental supervision, Wee Workers explores Maryland history and technology through gallery tours, stories, songs and craft projects for your child.

Wee Workers activities support the Maryland Model for School Readiness and Countdown to Kindergarten, a statewide project that assists young children starting school.  Programs are $5.00 for adults.  Kids 5 and under are free.   Museum admission is included.  For a complete list of 2014 programs or to register your child contact Kelly Edelmann at 410-727-4808 ext. 132 or

About the Baltimore Museum of Industry     
Founded in 1977 as a project of the Mayor’s Office, the Baltimore Museum of Industry is a private, nonprofit organization established to celebrate the past, present and future innovations of Maryland industry and its people through dynamic educational experiences. The Museum is a leader in innovative education about Maryland industry and a major attraction for Baltimore, MD, and the Mid-Atlantic region. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Monday museum is closed.   The Museum is located at 1415 Key Highway, Inner Harbor South, Baltimore.  Parking is FREE.

30 Horses For Your Birthdaycarousel birthdays

Nothing says fun quite like a carousel, and nothing says being a kid like riding the “horsies” as much as you like.  On October 5, Charm City Carousel hosted their first children’s birthday.

“We already host birthdays at the other three carousels we operate on the Eastern Seaboard, so it was only natural that we would bring them to Baltimore too,” said Mark Rosenzweig, Vice President of Charm City Carousel.  “Childhood birthdays are some of those memories you hold onto for a lifetime, and our goal is to ensure that every child that spends their special day here has a great time,” he noted.

The parents who hosted the first birthday party at the carousel, Tom and Heidi Geyer, said, “Ava Lee said her 3rd birthday was magical at the carousel! It was fun for the toddlers as well as the adults! [It was] Well organized by the staff and literally stress free! I highly recommend the carousel for birthday parties. Priced right, pizza can be delivered, kids entertained, friendly and helpful staff, great ambience, tables and chairs provided with covered area, clean up was easy, parents and children’s dreams united at Charm City Carousel! Cheers to next year’s birthday party. We are coming back and with our army of toddler friends!”

The cost for one party is $249.  This provides the birthday child and 15 invited guests 2 hours of unlimited rides on the carousel and a private seating area adjacent to the ride.  Families are welcome to bring any outside cake, drinks, plates, cups, etc., to the site for their use.

“It has been a good first few months,” said Rosenzweig.  “We had a lot of support from the local communities, especially families in Federal Hill, Otterbein, Riverside and Locust Point.  Our goal next year is to work to bring tourists down to our side of the harbor.  We have found that many do not go past the Baltimore Visitor’s Center and we are looking at ways to change that.  In addition, we plan to be adding some food and beverage offerings to the site so families that stop by on a hot summer’s day can get some refreshment.  We did want to thank the city and Waterfront Partnership, as they worked together to ring the ride with benches for parents and grandparents in the fall.”

Charm City Carousel will be winterized until the spring of 2014, when it will reopen for weekends in April.

About Charm City Carousel Entertainment
Charm City Carousel Entertainment, LLC, is a private company that runs the carousel in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and part of a family of companies that own and operate amusement rides around the world.  It consists of staff with decades of amusement park experience and a passion for providing great experiences for Baltimore’s families and visitors.  Follow them at to see all of the exciting things going on this summer at the Charm City Carousel.