Family Attractions in Baltimore

Family Attractions in BaltimoreBeat the boredom and have some family fun as you explore Baltimore together. This friendly city is packed with activities and attractions that people of all ages can enjoy. Whether you are looking for some educational entertainment or just wanting to have a good time with your group, there are plenty of places to visit during your stay.

Maryland Science Center
Winner of several awards, the Maryland Science Center has been declared "Best Place to Take Kids" and named one of the "10-Best Science Centers for Families." Hands-on permanent exhibitions and attractions cover topics like dinosaurs, space, physical science and biology. The Science Center also houses a planetarium, observatory, and an IMAX theater.

Address: 601 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230 - MAP
Phone: (410) 685-2370
Web: www.mdsci.org

Adventure Park USA
Bring the family out to Maryland´s largest entertainment center. Adventure Park USA lives up to its name. From the Desert Oasis Miniature Golf Course to the Rock Wall to the Hang 'Em High Ropes Course, there are plenty of attractions and adventures suitable for the whole family.

Address: 11113 West Baldwin Rd., New Market MD 21774 - MAP
Phone: (301) 865-6800
Web: www.adventureparkusa.com

Urban Pirates
Bring the family aboard the adventure cruise of a lifetime. Urban Pirates offers pirate-themed tours of the Baltimore Inner Harbor. The knowledgeable, swashbuckling crew teaches their guests how to dress, talk, dance, sing, and play games like pirates. Arm the water cannons and prepare to search for lost treasure on this unique tour attraction.

Address: Ann Street & Thames St., Baltimore, MD 21231 - MAP
Phone: (410) 327-8378
Web: www.urbanpirates.com

Patterson Bowling Center
Bring the family out for some good, old-fashioned fun at the Patterson Bowling Center. The Duckpin bowing alley was created in 1927 and continues to grow in popularity. Found in the heart of Baltimore, this state-of-the-art facility offers two floors filled with bowling lanes.

Address: 2105 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21231 - MAP
Phone: (410) 675-1011
Web: www.pattersonbowl.com

Geppi´s Entertainment Museum
Experience pop culture at Geppi´s Entertainment Museum. Learn about the evolution of popular culture from the Pioneer Days to today at the eight themed galleries throughout the museum. Explore the exhibits, displays, and attractions to learn about how earlier generations viewed the world, or just reminisce about your own childhood as you go through the collection of pop culture collectibles.

Address: 301 W Camden St., Baltimore, MD 21201 - MAP
Phone: (410) 625-7060
Web: www.geppismuseum.com

National Great Blacks in Wax Museum
Visit one of the most dynamic cultural and educational institutions. The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum is one-of-a-kind, dedicated to preserving important figures in African American history and providing images of role models to motivate youths. The life-size, life-like wax figures highlight historical and contemporary personalities of African ancestry.

Address: 1603 E North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21213 - MAP
Phone: (410) 563-3404
Web: www.greatblacksinwax.org

Six Flags America
Located between Baltimore and Washington D.C., Six Flags America was originally founded as a wildlife center but evolved into its modern incarnation as a theme and water park in 1992. The amusement park offers hours of entertainment and attractions. Ride all eight roller coasters, slide down the dozens of water slides, or visit any of the numerous other rides.

Address: 13710 Central Ave., Bowie, MD 20721 - MAP
Phone: (301) 249-1500
Web: www.sixflags.com

Medieval Times
Travel back in time as you dine at Medieval Times. Feast on a delicious meal fit for royalty as you watch a jousting tournament and cheer for your section´s knight. This dinner presentation and attraction features a thrilling show of horsemanship and falconry that will amaze the whole family.

Address: 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover, MD 21076 - MAP
Phone: (866) 731-9313
Web: www.medievaltimes.com

Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School
Bring family members ages 7 and up to the Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School for an aerial forest adventure. Learn how to climb up to the treetop ropes course and ride along the zip lines. With 10 separate courses and over 150 unique challenges for every skill level, you will develop skills, endurance and confidence as you walk through the air at this treetop attraction.

Address: 16701 Norwood Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860 - MAP
Phone: (240) 389-4386
Web: www.sandyspringadventurepark.org

Port Discovery Children´s Museum
Children ages 2-10 will adore the worlds they find at Port Discovery Children´s Museum. With three floors of interactive exhibitions, attractions, and programs, the kids will have so much fun that they won´t even realize they are learning at the same time. Port Discovery will ignite their imaginations and nurture growth through play.

Address: 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 - MAP
Phone: (410) 727-8120
Web: www.portdiscovery.org

National Aquarium in Baltimore
Located in the Inner Harbor area, the National Aquarium in Baltimore brings the mysterious world of the ocean into this seaport city. This educational public aquarium has a collection of 16,500 specimens representing 660 species. Explore the aquarium's exhibits and attractions and watch the dolphins play and show off for visitors, learn about the wild world of Australia´s extreme animals and ecology, and see a rainforest on top of a building.

Address: 501 E Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202 - MAP
Phone: (410) 576-3800
Web: www.aqua.org

Maryland Zoo
Trade the concrete jungle for some time with the real wild animals at the Maryland Zoo. Open since 1876, the third oldest zoological park in the U.S. is home to over 2,000 animals and is an active participant in many conservation programs. See the animals in their exhibits, visit the petting zoo, and learn about these magnificent creatures through the park's many attractions.

Address: Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217 - MAP
Phone: (410) 366-5466
Web: www.marylandzoo.org