Kid Friendly Things To Do
They call Maryland “America in Miniature,” which makes sense, because Maryland is the perfect place to bring the little ones.
With world famous attractions like the National Aquarium and B&O Railroad Museum as well as local favorites like the Maryland Science Center, Port Discovery Children’s Museum and Ripley’s Believe it Or Not, Baltimore is a can’t miss family destination. Ocean City with its iconic boardwalk, historic rides and white, sandy beaches will take mom and dad right back to their own childhood.
Adventure Sports Center International (ASCI) in McHenry
Home to the 2014 Canoe Slalom World Championships, ASCI offers world-class instructors and a range of challenges from beginner to Olympian in their man-made white-water facility.
Chesapeake Children's Museum, Annapolis
Tucked away in more than five acres of land at the head of Spa Creek, this museum teaches kids all about the Chesapeake Bay. Peek at wildlife through the Bay Window or build a city in the Hard Hat area. The Underground Railroad Trail explains how runaway slaves depended on nature to survive in their quest for freedom.
Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons
Looking for a great family day trip in the Washington D.C. Metro Area? Then the Calvert Marine Museum is the place for you. Located in Solomons, Maryland, at the mouth of the Patuxent River, the museum offers fun, hands-on experiences in a beautiful setting.
Historic St. Mary's City, Southern Maryland
Colorful living history and amazing archaeology reveal the past at Maryland's first capital. Explore a colonial plantation, tall ship, a brick chapel and an Indian hamlet. Visitors can see archaeological excavations and get their hands-on history with a great experience for all ages.
Jolly Rogers Splash Mountain Waterpark in Ocean City
Splash in the Lost Lagoon Family Activity Pool, drift away on the 1000-foot-long Lazy River, blast down the 45-foot-tall drop on Stealth or thrill up and down the exhilarating Master Blaster water roller coaster.
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore may be one of the oldest zoos in the nation, but it combines that long tradition with exciting, cutting-edge exhibits like Penguin Coast, where the best-dressed animals at the zoo dive, swim and cavort in their naturalistic habitat complete with currents, waves and underwater view ports.
The National Aquarium in Baltimore
The beautiful National Aquarium in Baltimore has changed its mission to become one of the premier ocean conservation organizations in the country, but it remains a must-see for all families. From the beautiful Australia: Wild Extremes pavilion to the thrilling Blacktip Reef exhibit, the National Aquarium is fun you can sink your teeth into.
National Harbor’s Capital Wheel
Rise 180 feet into the air and take in the sights from one of the Capital Wheel’s climate-controlled gondolas. The fantastic view features the Potomac River and skyline of National Harbor out over to the Washington Monument in the Nation’s Capital. The Capital Wheel is a one-of-a-kind ride!
Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore
The main attraction for big kids and adults here is the three-story urban treehouse, called KidWorks. For the under-five crowd, Tot Trails encourages running and crawling, as well as digging for fossils. Check out the kid-sized Royal Farms Convenience Store, Fill’er Up Station, and Tiny’s Diner.
Rose Hill Manor Park and Children's Museum, Frederick
Guests can stroll the picturesque grounds, manor house, ice house, log cabin, carriage collection and two barns of Maryland’s first governor, Thomas Johnson. At the Children’s Museum, kids get a hands-on experience of Colonial America.