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Agricultural History Farm Park

301-948-5053

18400 Muncaster Road
Derwood MD 20855

Price: Free

Age: All ages

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The Agricultural History Farm Park is open year-round, sunrise to sunset.  The park offers a small insight into Montgomery County's farming heritage.  There is an original farmhouse, bank barn and various outbuildings.  The park has annual events...

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American Visionary Art Museum

410-244-1900

800 Key Highway
Baltimore MD 21230

Price: $9.95 and up

Age: 5 and up

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You ask "What is Visionary Art?"  The AVAM says it "refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself."  Unlike...

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B&O Railroad Museum

410-752-2490

901 West Pratt Street
Baltimore MD 21223

Price: Free (members); $16/adult; $10/child ages 2 to 12

Age: All ages

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Make the B&O Railroad Museum your next stop. Take a nostalgic journey into America's past at the oldest continuously operated railroad facility in the world. Five historic buildings, more than 150 pieces of full size equipment on 37 acres,...

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Baltimore Museum of Art

443-573-1700

10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore MD 21218

Price: Free

Age: 5 and up

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BMA features the Cone Collection (20th Century art including Matisse and Picasso and lots more - thanks ladies!), American Paintings and Decorative Arts, European Paintings and Sculpture, Arts of Africa, Asia, The Americas and Oceania, Modern and...

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Brunswick Heritage Museum

40 West Potomac St.
Brunswick MD 21716

Price: $7/adult; $4/child

Age: All ages

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The Brunswick Heritage Museum tells the story of a town built by the B&O railroad at the turn of the 20th century.   Read up on the history of the area, play in the dress-up center and see the miniature trains, which are fully interactive for...

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Calvert Marine Museum

410-326-2042

14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons MD 20688

Price: $2/ages 5 to 12; $7/adults

Age: 5 and up

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The Calvert Marine Museum is a great day-trip for families in the greater DC metro area.  Located in Solomons, Maryland, they have a plethora of hands-on activities for all ages.  Kids will learn about all things maritime - from exploring dugout...

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Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum

4155 Mears Avenue
Chesapeake Beach MD 20732

Age: All ages

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The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum depicts life in this small town when it was famous for its amuseument park created by Otto Mears.  It was a shoreline resort with railroad service from Washington and Baltimore.  The museum houses various...

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Chesapeake Children's Museum

410-990-1993

25 Silopanna Road
Annapolis MD 21403

Price: $4/person

Age: All ages

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Visit the Chesapeake Children's Museum where kids can discover the world around them through a variety of exhibits, hands-on activities and outdoor activities. Admission is only $4 for children ages 1 and up and they also offer memberships (basic...

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College Park Aviation Museum

301-864-6029

1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive
College Park MD 20740

Price: $4/adult; $2/child

Age: All ages

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The College Park Aviation Museum is a family-friendly, hidden gem with over 27,000 square feet of interactive exhibits.  They tell the story of the College Park Airport, the world's oldest continuously operating airport. Features changing...

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Dinosaur Park

301-627-1286

13201 Mid-Atlantic Boulevard
Laurel MD 20708

Price: Free

Age: All ages

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Walk the same ground the dinosaurs did millions of years ago and discover the secrets of Maryland's pre-historic past at Dinosaur Park in Laurel, Maryland.   The park preserves a rare deposit of fossils from the early Cretaceous period and is...

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Discovery Station

301-790-0076

101 West Washington Street
Hagerstown MD 21740

Price: $6/ages 4 to 17; $7/adults

Age: All ages

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Discovery Station at Hagerstown offers a space with hands-on learning opportunities with interactive exhibits on science, technology and history.  Exhibits include: Early Childhood Gallery, Space & Beyond Exhibit, Dinosaurs (a full size...

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Fire Museum of Maryland

410-321-7500

1301 York Road
Lutherville MD 21093

Price: $12/adult; $10/seniors & firefighters; $5/child; under 2 free

Age: All ages

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The mission of the Fire Museum of Maryland is to "collect, preserve, display and interpret historically significant apparatus and related artifacts, memorabilia and records of the fire service of the United States, and to educate the public about...

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Gaithersburg Community Museum

301-258-6160

9 S Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg MD 20877

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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The City of Gaithersburg Museum is in the restored 1884 B&O Railroad Station and features educational exhibit plus lots of information about the City's history.

They are open Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

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Goddard Space Flight Center

301-286-3978

8800 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt MD 20771

Price: Free admission

Age: 5 and up

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Established in 1959, Goddard was NASA's first Space Flight Center.

Children's programs, model rocket launches, an interactive "Science on a Sphere," rocket and space capsule displays, and "the nation's largest organization of scientists...

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Hammond-Harwood House

410-263-4683

19 Maryland Avenue
Annapolis MD 21401

Price: $7/adult; $4/child

Age: 5 and up

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Hammond-Harwood House is the Jewel of Annapolis, the grandest Colonial house in town, preserved intact since 1774. It was the last project of the renowned architect William Buckland. In addition to its magnificent, perfectly preserved...

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Historic St. Mary's City

800-762-1634

P.O. Box 39
St. Mary's City MD 20686

Price: $10/adult; $6/ages 6 to 18; under 5 free

Age: All ages

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Historic St. Mary's City, site of the 4th permanent settlement in British North American is also home to the birthplace of religious toleration and Maryland's first capital. Visitors will see living history and archeology on their visit to this...

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Howard B. Owens Science Center

301-918-8750

9601 Greenbelt Road
Lanham MD 20706

Price: $3 and up

Age: All ages

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The Howard B. Owens Science Center is a 27,500 square foot facility owned and operated by the Prince George's County Public Schools. They offer programs for public schools as well as a variety of other programs for the general public.

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Jewish Museum of Maryland

410-732-6400

15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore MD 21202

Price: $8/adult; $4/student; $3/under 12

Age: Elementary-age and up

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Founded in 1960 to save the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue, the Jewish Museum of Maryland bills itself as America's leading museum of regional Jewish history, culture and community. Two galleries present changing exhibits of objects and...

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KID Museum

6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda MD 20817

Price: $8 admission

Age: 6 to 14

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KID Museum in a new kind of museum serving children and families in the Washington, DC area. KID Museum offers unique, interactive experiences for elementary and middle school-aged children that integrate hands-on science, technology, engineering...

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King Barn Dairy Mooseum

301-528-6530

18028 Central Park Circle
Boyds MD 20841

Price: Free

Age: All ages

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The King Dairy Barn was formerly the James & Macie King Farm. Sold to the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) it has become a MOOseum, a dairy museum educating people about dairy farming and more.

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