Baltimore offers students exciting educational opportunities in science, history, and the arts, as well as the convenient and fun surroundings of the Inner Harbor!
This morning, explore the habits and natural habitats of animals from around the globe at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Then, travel to the Inner Harbor for lunch on your own or at the Harborplace food court (vouchers are available to pre-purchase). This afternoon, visit the National Aquarium, where you can come face-to-face with sharks or be mesmerized by the new jellyfish exhibit. This spectacular aquatic adventure also features a Dolphin Show and
4-D Experience. Then, stroll around the harbor to the Maryland Science Center, where science rocks. Explore physics, astronomy, and, of course, dinosaurs, in dynamic, interactive ways. Enhance the excitement of your visit with an IMAX© film.
Take a break and then head to the Hard Rock Café for dinner. For evening fun, travel to Fell's Point for the chilling ghost tour or sail aboard the pirate ship Fearless with the Urban Pirates.
History happens in Baltimore. This morning, start the day aboard the Civil War ship, the USS Constellation, and visit other Historic Ships of Baltimore. Next, visit the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, where "the rockets red glare and the bombs bursting in air" inspired Frances Scott Key to pen the Star-Spangled Banner. Here your group can also participate in a National Park Service ranger-led program and flag-raising ceremony (when available). Enjoy lunch at one of the group-friendly restaurants throughout the city. This afternoon learn more about Baltimore's historic sports connections by touring the Babe Ruth Birthplace and the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. More into pop culture? Then Geppi's Entertainment Museum is a must with a grand collection of pop culture icons from the "Caped Crusader" to Star Wars.
This evening step back in time with dinner and show at Medieval Times or enjoy a dinner cruise with a DJ and dancing.
This morning explore the art and music of Baltimore with a visit to the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Walters Art Museum or the American Visionary Art Museum, followed by a session with a musician with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. You could also go back in time with a tour of the Museum of Industry or the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum or learn the fascinating stories of our African American legends at the one-and-only The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum before heading to your next destination.
Many of Baltimore's museums, historic sites and attractions offer educational modules and curricula for teachers.
Baltimore's annual events calendar features numerous parades, performances, places and spaces and special events for school bands and choirs.
Plan your trip!
- A Very Visionary Star-Spangled Sidewalk July 1, 2013 - September 1, 2014 | All Day
- The War Came By Train: American Civil War 150th Anniversary April 30, 2011 - December 31, 2015 | All Day
- Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War April 16, 2011 - December 31, 2015 | All Day
- Fell’s Point Haunted PubWalk March 1, 2014 - November 29, 2014 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause February 11, 2014 - September 1, 2014 | 10:00am - 5:00pm