Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore

Balancing everyday family activities is difficult enough, so when it comes time to think of things to do with kids in Baltimore, parents often find themselves stumped. But if you take the time to look, there are plenty of kid-friendly museums and activities worth trying. The links below can help you sift through all the kid-friendly things to do throughout the city.

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    Museums Kids Love

    Buildings at the waterfront, National Aquarium, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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    Kids love these Baltimore-area museums so much they won't even realize they're learning, too!

    • National Aquarium in Baltimore: An aquatic wonderland full of sea turtles, sharks, tropical fish, and more.
    • Port Discovery Children's Museum: Just a few blocks from the Inner Harbor, this children's museum has a three-level jungle gym and tons of interactive exhibits.
    • Maryland Science Center: Located in the Inner Harbor, this museum has science exhibits, an IMAX movie theater, and a planetarium.
    • Historic Ships in Baltimore: Kids will love climbing aboard these four historic ships that are permanently docked in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
    • American Visionary Art Museum: Kids will feel like they're in another world at this art museum full of bizzare, innovative art.
    • Ripley's Believe It Or Not!: Kids will love discovering the more than 500 "oddities" at this museum, and there's also a mirror maze and 4-D movie theater.
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    Other Family Attractions in and Around Baltimore

    Baltimore Cruises and Boat Tours - Urban Pirates
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    In addition to museums, there are plenty of other family attractions in Baltimore.

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    Seasonal Things to Do With Kids in Baltimore

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    No matter what the season, families can find fun things to do throughout Charm City. Let these seasonal guides spark some ideas for things to do with kids.

    • Fall Family Fun in Baltimore: From petting zoos to pumpkin picking, these Baltimore-area farms have fall activities for both kids and adults.
    • Winter Family Fun in Baltimore: Don't spend the winter months at home! Here are some fun-filled activities and ideas to get you and your family through the long winter months.
    • Summer Camps in Baltimore: Once school lets out for summer, make sure the kids are busy by enrolling them in one of these camps. Besides general day camps, there are also sports-, arts-, and science-themed camps for children with special interests or who are wanting to prepare for future careers.