Baltimore’s Best Stuff For Young Kids (5-8)

April 25, 2011 6:40 AM


No matter the age, kids want to be entertained. And with their incredible appetite for toys, games and fun, sometimes it can be challenging to keep up with them. To help you out, we’ve selected the best places around for the ultimate family trip or adventure. Check our top five locations. – Roxana Bardan
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Port Discovery Children’s Museum

35 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 727-8120
www.portdiscovery.orgRanked among the top five children’s museums in the United States by Child Magazine, Port Discovery Children’s Museum offers educational exhibits and programs for kids ages two to ten. Their permanent exhibitions include Adventure Expeditions in Egypt, Down at the Farm, Harvest Hill and even a music and karaoke studio. But this is not all; Port Discovery offers birthday parties and overnight adventures. Check website for upcoming exhibitions and events.

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Urban Pirates

(410) 327-8378 a blast among toothless, tattooed pirates, jump onboard of the Fearless ship for a “swashbuckling adventure.” The lively crew will teach your kids how to dress, play and act like real pirates, while blasting enemies with water cannons and discovering incredible treasures. Fearless? Then call or click today to embark on your next adventure. Urban Pirates offers many birthday packages, family specials and unique field trips.

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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
901 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21223
(410) 752-2490

Located in Baltimore City’s historic southwest neighborhoods, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum is universally recognized as the American railroading’s birthplace. The museum offers unique train rides Wednesday through Sunday, which makes it a great attraction for families and kids. Among historic train collections, locomotives and rolling stock, the B&O Railroad Museum organizes special rides for holidays, such as Halloween Bash, Breakfast with Santa and Thomas Viaduct Art Exhibit. Check their website for dates and other amazing events. All aboard!

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Barstons Child’s Play
86 Village Square
Village of Crosskeys
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 435-0804

Barstons Child’s Play is more than a typical kids’ store. Children of all ages are bound to be satisfied here with the toys and games, puzzles, trains, books, music, arts, crafts and party costumes that will enrich their imagination and universe. The store promises to assist you “never worry about a birthday present again!” So check their website for more information and hours of operation.

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American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 244-1900

Teach them to explore and fall in love with fantastic, unconventional art from a young age! To that end, the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore offers many exhibitions, visionary workshops and educational programs that will provide excitement and extraordinary art lessons for young kids. See their website for hours, exhibitions and much more.

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Toys “R” Us
825 Dulaney Valley Rd.,
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 825-1982

Toys “R” Us is a favorite destination for kids of all ages and parents alike. With large assortments of toys, games, electronics, sporting goods and much more, the brand store will make any kid happy. And if it’s toy time, then it’s Toys “R” Us time! Check their website for more info.

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