Baltimore’s Top 10 for Kids
At the Baltimore Museum of Industry , kids can learn how the city’s fortunes (and the city itself) rose and fell during the past 200 years.
At the B&O Railroad Museum , little ones can play on huge iron locomotives, and even board a train for a three-mile trip.
Check out Fort McHenry National Monument , where, in 1814, U.S. troops held off a British invasion — and a flag above the fort inspired “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
The Maryland Science Center has plenty of experiments, dinosaurs, and gizmos for kids to energetically embrace.
Head to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (early to watch the animals wake up and eat their breakfast (families can also breakfast at the zoo on warm weekends).
Dive in to the National Aquarium in Baltimore , where options range from breakfast with the dolphins to overnight sleepovers.
Have a fun, crab-smashing dinner at Obrycki’s Crab House in Fell’s Point.
Unleash your kids into a world of exhibits about everything from nature to robots at Port Discovery Children’s Museum .
Take a land and water tour of town with Ride the Ducks , featuring DUKWs — big, lumbering amphibious vehicles.
On weekends, kids can sign up as “powder monkeys” on the U.S.S. Constellation , to learn what life was like for children working on a Civil War– era warship.