BALTIMORE (WJZ) — With spring break right around the corner, many city attractions are hoping families do a stay-cation and enjoy what Baltimore has to offer.

Andrea Fujii reports on what Marylanders can see in their own backyard.

Interactive science experiments are just some of the activities kids can enjoy this spring break at Port Discovery Children’s Museum.

“We do a lot of fun things for children to help them realize that science is really fun,” said Nora Moynihan, Port Discovery.

With high gas prices, thousands of Maryland families are expected to stay put during their vacation.

“There’s just great opportunities to be a local tourist, there’s no reason to leave town,” said Tom Noonan, Visit Baltimore.

Spring break is always a popular time for the National Aquarium and with tens of thousands of visitors every day, they say reserve tickets online to avoid the crowds and make a weekend out of it.

“We also have great partner hotels that have special discounts that you can actually spend the night downtown and spend the day with us,” said Charles Myers, National Aquarium.

At Port Discovery, they say memberships are the best deal.

“Based on how many people are in your family you can come unlimited amounts of times on one membership and it pays for itself after a few visits,” said Moynihan.

Staying local means spending local.

“A good spring break means a good summer,” said Myers.

Many Marylanders may just stick around for the summer for big events like the Lacrosse Final Four and the Baltimore Grand Prix.

Find a list of activities and specials at Port Discovery and the National Aquarium.


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