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Best Children’s Museums In Maryland

April 9, 2012 8:00 AM

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Are you looking for a fun Saturday activity to do with your children? Here are five of the best museums in Maryland.

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B&O Railroad Museum

901 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 752-2490
www.borail.org

The B&O Railroad Museum offers train rides ($2 tickets for adults; $1 for children). There are also plenty of activities like train sets and toy trains for children.  Check the website to learn about upcoming special events. For example, Santa visits the museum from time to time in December.

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College Park Aviation Museum

1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 864-6029
www.collegeparkaviationmuseum.com

At the College Park Aviation Museum, children can fly in a simulator or play with one of the many outdoor planes. They can dress like a pilot and sit in the cockpit of a 1939 Taylorcraft. These are everyday activities, but there are also special events. Check the website for more information.

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Fire Museum Of Maryland

1301 York Road
Lutherville, MD 21093
(410) 321-7500
www.firemuseummd.org

At the Fire Museum, children can see over 50 firetrucks and learn more about fire safety and prevention. Children can climb on a fire engine, build their own miniature fire engine and work together to do a simulated archaeology dig through remains of a fire.

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Maryland Science Center

601 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 685-5225
www.marylandsciencecenter.org

There are many things to do at the Maryland Science Center. Children can visit the planetarium and learn to identify the stars. There are exhibits—including one about pirates—and a variety of IMAX movies you can see.

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Port Discovery

35 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 727-8120
portdiscovery.org

Port Discovery has 14 permanent exhibits. While there, you and your child can do things like learn about farm life, explore a three-story treehouse, solve a mystery or play soccer indoors. There are also visiting exhibits and special events; check the website for more information.

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