Educational/Science-related Activities


Penguins, jellyfish, dinosaurs and shrunken heads – oh my! The activities at these places are so much fun you won’t even notice you’re learning.

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Maryland Science Center 
About: "Located at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, has three levels of hands-on exhibits waiting to be explored. Save time for an IMAX film, Planetarium show or catch some live science on the Demo Stage."

Address: 601 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230

Cost: $24.95- Adult, $18.95- Child (3-12), $23.95- Seniors
Ripley's Believe it or Not! Baltimore 
About: "Ripley’s features hundreds of unbelievable interactive exhibits, a 4-D moving theater and the Marvelous Mirror Maze."

Address: 301 Light St. Light St. Pavilion, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $17.99- Adult, $11.99- Child
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore 
About: "Baltimore's wildest attraction! The zoo is home to 1,500 exotic mammals, birds and reptiles in a historic 180-acre setting."

Address: 1876 Mansion House Drive Druid Hill Park,, 1876 Mansion House Dr., Baltimore, MD 21217

Cost: $18- Adult, $15- Senior (65+), $13- Child (2-11), Free- Children under 2
National Aquarium 
About:Located in the heart of the Inner Harbor, your family can spend hours exploring Black Tip Reef where the sharks, sea turtles and exotic fish live, or Living Seashore where you can touch jellyfish, stingrays and horseshoe crabs. You can even go behind the scenes for a tour.

Address: 501 E. Pratt St. Pier 3, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $39.95- Adult, $24.95- Child (ages 3-11), $34.95- Senior (ages 65+), Free- Children under 3
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens  
About: "Enjoy year-round displays of plant material in five distinct areas of the facility: the 1888 Palm House, the Orchid Room, Mediterranean House, Tropical House and Desert House."

Address: 3100 Swann Dr. in Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217

Cost: Free, but $5 donation per person is encouraged