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Best Places To Take Your Kids On A Rainy Day

March 10, 2011 7:08 AM

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It’s raining, it’s pouring, but the kids are preventing the “old man” from snoring. On a rainy day, take your kids out for a day of fun at these locations in Baltimore.

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

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

Explore history and learn about life on the rails at the most important railroad collection in America at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum. Kids have been drawn to trains since the construction of the B & O railroad in 1829. The impressive smokestacks and powerful engines are all on display at the B & O Railroad Museum. Learn about the railroad’s historic timeline and historical references to the Industrial Age. Your children will enjoy watching the Smithsonian’s model train collection chug around the tracks.

Medieval Times

7000 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover, MD 21076
866-731-9313
www.medievaltimes.com

Enjoy a feast fit for a king, and watch a live show from the knights of old at Medieval Times. Featuring sword play, javelin throwing and jousting, Medieval Times returns the chivalry and courage of the 11th-Century. Hollywood special effects and accurate clothing and weaponry will make you feel like you have traveled back in time. Your kids will be talking about their visit for weeks and will want to reenact the battle scenes and romantic flair. Do not be a court jester on a rainy day, bring the family out to Medieval Times and treat them like royalty.

Baltimore Museum Of Industry

1415 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-727-4808
www.thebmi.org

Relive the industrial transformation of a port city at Baltimore’s Museum of Industry. The Industrial Revolution reshaped the United States, and Baltimore became one of America’s busiest ports. See a Baltimore-made WWII flying boat bomber, the 1937 Mini-Mariner, and look outside the museum at the only operating steam tugboat, the S.S. Baltimore. The museum offers programs for children of all ages complete with speakers and crafts. Find out what made Baltimore a unique city by visiting the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

Storyville

Baltimore County Public Library: Rosedale Branch
6105 Kenwood Avenue
Rosedale, MD 21237
410-887-0512
www.bcplstoryville.org

Visit a world created by imagination and storytelling, where your child’s ideas and characters come to life. The Baltimore County Public Library presents Storyville, a place for children up to five years old to explore. Colorful flowers, fluffy pillows, puppets and a playhouse encourage learning and growth in a fun-filled playtime environment. Storyville also has a post office, grocery store and movie theatre where kids can make believe. So, as the Cat in the Hat would say “when it is wet and the sun is not sunny, you can have lots of good fun that is funny!”

Pumpkin Theatre

8415 Bellona Lane
Batlimore, MD 21204
410-828-1814
www.pumpkintheatre.com

For over 40 seasons, Pumpkin Theatre has been providing family entertainment retelling the greatest stories and fables. Watch theater versions of favorite stories such as Hansel & Gretel, Cinderella and If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. Pumpkin Theatre’s plays feature solid acting, provoking sets and dramatic lighting that will be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages. There are also theatre classes for children who want to learn to write, act and perform in front of a live audience. When the weather outside has messed up your weekend plans, find a seat in front of the main stage at Pumpkin Theatre for splendid performances.

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