Student Tour Opportunities
All hands on deck! Situated at the top of the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore is first and foremost a maritime city with nautical roots, awash in opportunities to get your group out on the water. Whether you search for treasure aboard the Urban Pirates beaut of a pirate ship, dine on the high seas on a Spirit Cruise, cruise the Inner Harbor and beyond on Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark® or hop aboard a chartered sailboat to explore the Patapsco River and adjacent Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore offers your group a multitude of choices when it comes to seafaring experiences.
Master Classes and the Performing Arts
Give student performers an educational experience they will never forget with the opportunity to enjoy a hands-on session with world-class musicians followed by a performance by the world renowned, Grammy Award-winning Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Highly personalized one-on-one attention makes this a truly inspiring opportunity for young performers. Student musicians at 5th grade level and above interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the personalities, timing and preparation that go into a live symphony concert may also take part in an Open Dress Rehearsal with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra followed by a Q&A session with the musicians, conductor or guest soloists. Let the staff and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra assist you in arranging these inspiring learning experiences for your student musician group.
Give student musician groups visiting Baltimore the opportunity to showcase all they have learned by scheduling a performance in the heart of the Inner Harbor. The Harborplace Ampitheater and the Gallery at Harborplace are ideal venues for showcasing your group’s performance skills and are available to groups visiting Baltimore. Love a parade? Hit the street and let your group wow the crowds at any of several annual Baltimore City parades commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Celebration, Preakness Festival, Columbus Day or St. Patrick’s Day. Let our staff help you coordinate your Baltimore debut with the appropriate city agencies.
Sleepover Immersion Programs
Several of Baltimore’s most exhilarating Inner Harbor attractions offer your group the exciting opportunity to actually spend the night immersed in a world of wonder. From science and wildlife to history and maritime life, your group will thrill at the chance to get a behind-the scenes look at these amazing attractions while submerging themselves in the learning experience and having the adventure of a lifetime! Contact our staff for information on setting up your own overnight adventure! The following Inner Harbor attractions offer Sleepover Immersion Programs for students. Some age and minimum/maximum capacity regulations apply.
- Coast Guard Cutter Taney
Become the crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Taney the last surviving warship present at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Through interactive learning stations, you will experience first hand what it would have been like to serve aboard this historic vessel.
- Maryland Science Center
Camp-in at the Maryland Science Center! Partner with the staff at Maryland Science Center to plan your group’s night at the museum, including three sciencebased, hands-on workshops, a planetarium show, an Imax film, time to explore exhibits and - of course - the chance to spend a night in the museum!
- The National Aquarium in Baltimore
Sleepover with the Sharks! This unforgettable overnight sleepover is the ultimate shark-lover’s experience! Take part in hands-on activities in the Shark Discovery Lab and crafts station. With an expert guide, take a nocturnal prowl through the Aquarium’s behind-the-scenes areas, including a visit to the food-prep area to learn how they care for and feed the sharks and rays and then sleep in the underwater viewing area with the sharks swimming close by.
- USS Constellation
All hands on deck for an immersive, 19th-century, hands-on experience with a 20th-century applicability that encourages teamwork, problem solving, and learning. Walk in the footsteps of sailors and learn about life aboard the only Civil War-era vessel still afloat. Through tours, hands-on-activities, Civil War-era meals, and a night in a hammock on the berth deck, overnight recruits develop both a working nautical vocabulary and a familiarity with the basics of life aboard a man-of-war.
- USS Torsk
Spend the night aboard the Submarine USS Torsk which sank the last enemy vessel of World War II. Through interactive learning stations, you will experience first hand what it would have been like to serve aboard this historic vessel.
Student-friendly Accommodations and Dining
Baltimore boasts a wide array of hotels and restaurants eager to serve your student group. Most major national hotel chains are well represented in the region and throughout downtown, just steps from the attractions and events that will make your trip to Baltimore a very special experience. Dining opportunities for the young – and young at heart – abound from Hard Rock Café, Phillips Harborplace Restaurant, Dick's Last Resort and countless other Inner Harbor eateries. Step out of the city to joust over dinner at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament.
Spirit Cruises Offers High-Energy Cruises Turn Every Student Outing Into A Fun And Festive Event
The new Spirit Cruises in Baltimore is the coolest destination for your upcoming school outing if you’re looking for something fun and different to do. You’ll feast on sumptuous buffets, be entertained by our interactive DJ, or take an educational scenic tour of the historic Inner Harbor and see great views of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor through panoramic windows.
Their ships have two climate-controlled decks for comfort in any season and can accommodate groups up to 400 guests. It’s the perfect party destination with the largest outdoor open-air deck in Baltimore. They’ll even provide balloons in your school colors.
- Educational (And Fun!) Field Trips
- School Dance Parties & Proms
- College & University Events
- Faculty, Alumni, Staff Events
Plan your trip!
- Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! October 5, 2013 - August 31, 2014 | All Day
- Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy June 9, 2013 - June 9, 2014 | All Day
- Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause February 11, 2014 - September 1, 2014 | 10:00am - 5:00pm
- A Very Visionary Star-Spangled Sidewalk July 1, 2013 - September 1, 2014 | All Day
- In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland during the War of 1812 June 10, 2012 - December 31, 2014 | All Day