Baltimore offers a museum for everyone no matter where your interest lies. The city is overflowing with all kinds of museum activities to see and do. Kids and grownups alike will love the Maryland Science Center which offers exhibits on outer space, dinosaurs, the human body, and even the life of the famous Maryland blue crab. Port Discovery is also a great place for kids with a three-story treehouse in the middle and tons of hands-on exhibits for kids of all ages. You won’t leave Port Discovery without taking along a creation (bug house, hand-make chewing gum, etc.) And the activities change often, so you can keep coming back to Port Discovery and discover something new!

For history buffs, the Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum, the B&O Railroad, and the Babe Ruth Museum (also great for sports fans), offer a glimpse into part of America’s history. These are only a few suggestions, many more historical-based museums can be found on the streets of Baltimore and the neighboring historical areas.

One of the most popular attractions in the Inner Harbor is the National Aquarium. It features a dolphin show, underwater feedings, and lots of live marine displays and information. The aquarium is often very full, but it does offer evening hours. If you mind crowds or want to spend a lot of time reading the information cards of each display, it may be to your benefit to wait until after 5 p.m. to enter the exhibits.

The Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Art Museum offer visitors a chance to please their cultural side. Both museums offer lots of collections to view and change their displays periodically throughout the year.

Tons of specialized museums exist in Baltimore including The American Visionary Art Museum, the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, the Public Works Museum, the Civil War Museum, Fort McHenry, the Streetcar Museum, Baltimore Maritime Museum, Baltimore Museum of Industry, and lots more. Below is a list to get your started, but be sure to check with your travel agent or at the Baltimore Visitor’s Center to plan the perfect museum itinerary to fit your interests.

Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
www.mdsci.org

Port Discovery
35 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
www.portdiscovery.com

National Aquarium in Baltimore
501 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
www.aqua.org

Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
www.artbma.org

The Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum
844 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
www.flaghouse.org

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
901 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21223
www.borail.org

Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum
216 Emory Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
www.baberuthmuseum.com

Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
www.thewalters.org