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Incredible Children's Museums

By Laura Farmer

Let your kids’ imaginations work overtime at Maryland museums made just for them.

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Show the kids that museums are anything but boring at these family-friendly spots. Find interactive exhibits where you can do everything from build your own city, become a real scientist with hands-on experiments, zip down a super slide, and so much more!

College Park Aviation Museum
boys at aviation museum

Pre-schoolers will enjoy a flight-inspired story in the Peter Pan Club, and Afternoon Aviators (kids ages 5 and up) learn how to build a paper airplane and play airplane bingo. Older kids can join the Rib-Making Workshops and even learn how to construct their own 1909 Wright Rib Wing.

Port Discovery Children's Museum
Port Discovery Children's Museum in Baltimore
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Fresh off a massive renovation and reimagining, Port Discovery thrills kids and parents alike with the massive, four story SkyClimber and its amazing Super Slide. Lose yourself in the fun and fascinating new Port exhibit. And enjoy hands on crafts, interactive exhibits and more. One thing’s for sure, this Baltimore museum serves up a heaping helping of fun!

Chesapeake Children's Museum
Chesapeake Children's Museum

Tucked away on more than five acres of wooded parkland at the head of Spa Creek in Annapolis, the Chesapeake Children's Museum teaches kids all about the Chesapeake Bay. Peek at wildlife through the Bay Window or build a city in the Hard Hat area. The Underground Railroad Trail explains how enslaved people depended on nature to survive in their quest for freedom.

Rose Hill Manor Park and Children's Museum
Rose Hill Manor

Guests can stroll the picturesque grounds, manor house, ice house, log cabin, carriage collection and two barns of Maryland’s first governor, Thomas Johnson. At the Children’s Museum, kids get a hands-on experience of Colonial America. They can grate spices, play with antique toys and pretend they lived in another era in Frederick.

Calvert Marine Museum
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Looking for a great family day trip in the Washington D.C. Metro Area? Then the Calvert Marine Museum is the place for you. Located in Solomons, Maryland, at the mouth of the Patuxent River, the museum offers fun, hands-on experiences in a beautiful setting.

Maryland Science Center
Maryland Science Center in Baltimore
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Interactive exhibitions are on all levels of the Maryland Science Center, and a hall showcasing dinosaurs and earth sciences is a big hit with the kids. The IMAX Theater has 3D film technology for an immersive experience. Kids will be astonished watching amazing experiments throughout the day.

Discovery Station
Town Park at Discovery Station in Hagerstown
Discovery Station

Discovery Station is dedicated to STEAM—science, technology, engineering, art and math—and making learning fun for kids at this two-floor museum in downtown Hagerstown. Among the fun ways to learn are putting together Legos, visiting the Little Sprouts Grocery and finding out what it takes to program a robot.

B&O Railroad Museum
B&O Railroad
B&O Railroad Museum

The B&O Railroad Museum brings alive the magic and adventure of railroading every day! This historic national landmark allows you to see, touch, hear and explore the most important railroad collection in America. Start your journey with a visit today!