Hands-on Fun for Families


Get your hands dirty with the little ones as you learn about things like the Atlantic shoreline, the art of making pizza, and maritime history.

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National Aquarium - Living Seashore 
About:"Our most interactive exhibit yet, Living Seashore features two touch pools and a variety of hands-on experiences, giving you the opportunity to explore the ever-changing Mid-Atlantic shoreline. This award-winning exhibit takes you beyond the boardwalk to the crashing waves, sandy beaches and shifting dunes of the beach you thought you knew. You’ll uncover the Mid-Atlantic shore’s myriad hidden treasures while developing a new understanding of the things you typically find in this unique habitat."

Address: 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $39.95- Adult, $24.95- Child (ages 3-11), $34.95- Senior (ages 65+), Free- Children under 3
Maryland Science Center - The Shed 
About: "The Shed is a part workshop, part laboratory that hosts daily drop in activities and special programs through-out the year. In The Shed, you can learn to sew, design jewelry + toys, to use power tools and much more."

Address: Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230

Cost: $24.95- Adult, $18.95- Child (3-12), $23.95- Seniors
Verde Pizza 
About: Savor the smells, flavors and tastes of authentic, Neapolitan wood oven pizza – without a passport! Head over to Verde, the city’s premiere Neapolitan pizza restaurant, and learn about traditional cooking methods and ingredients from a family who has brought the essence of Italy to Charm City.

Address: 641 South Montford Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21224

The Walters Art Museum Drop - In Family Art 
About: "Create innovative and artistic projects as a family each weekend from 11am to 4pm. Join museum educators in the studios of the Family Art Center as they help families create artwork related to themes with our collection and special exhibitions. Check out our monthly themes and visit often!"

Address: 600 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD

Cost: Free
Family Sunday at Baltimore Museum of Art 
About: "Join us every Sunday from 2pm-5pm for activities the entire family can enjoy. Explore your creative side with active hands-on art-making workshops in response to works on view."

Address: 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218

Cost: Free
Fort McHenry Flag Changing Ceremony 
About: "Flag Change Programs occur twice daily all year. Weather permitting, help a ranger raise/lower a reproduction of the Star-Spangled Banner flag." Occurs at 10:15am and 5pm during Summer, and at 9:30am and 4:30pm in the Fall, Winter, and Spring.

Address: 2400 E. Fort Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230

Cost: $10 for those over the age of 16, and free for those under
Port Discovery Children's Museum 
About: "Port Discovery Children's Museum offers three floors of educational and interactive exhibits, programs and activities for children ages birth to 10 years old. Ranked among the top five children's museum in the US by Forbes!

Address: 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: $14.95 for ages 2 and up, free for those under
Washington Monument 
About: "The first U.S. heroic and civic monument dedicated to George Washington was designed by Robert Mills who later also designed the Washington Monument in DC. The monument was recently restored by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy and reopened on its bicentennial, July 4, 2015. Climb the Monument's 227 marble steps for a great view of the city, or explore the interactive exhibits in the restored gallery space. Open Wed.-Sun."

Address: 699 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Cost: Monument Gallery - Free
Climb to the top - $6.35
Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum 
About: An African American heritage site, this museum and park recounts the history of Frederick Douglass, Isaac Myers and the first black-owned shipyard in the United States. Hands-on activities and boat building engage visitors.

Address: 1417 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Cost: $5.00- Adults, age 19 to 59, $4.00
Seniors, age 60+, $2.00
Students, age 6 to 18
Free- Children age 5 and under