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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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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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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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Claude Moore Colonial Farm

703-442-7557

6310 Georgetown Pike
McLean VA 22101

Price: $2/child & senior; $3/adult

Age: All ages

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Claude Moore Colonial Farm recreates life on an 18th century tenant farm in colonial Virginia. See volunteers dressed in period clothes talk about tobacco farming, animal husbandry and life on the farm. Children of all ages enjoy learning at the...

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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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Culpeper Museum

540-829-1749

113 S Commerce St.
Culpeper VA 22701

Price: Free for Culpeper Residents; $5 others

Age: All ages

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The Culpeper Museum, situated in downtown Culpeper, offers an extensive vision of the history of the area.  In addition to Native American village sites and tool, ruins of a 19th centural canal system, trenches, fortifications and artifacts, they...

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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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Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

703-425-9225

11200 Fairfax Station Road, PO Box 7
Fairfax Station VA 22039

Price: $3/adult; $1/child (Special events may be more)

Age: All ages

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The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum is a step back in time to the Civil War area. Make a visit and see the role it played during the Civil War.

Northern Virginia NTRAK has a permanent N scale layout in the caboose. In addition to the...

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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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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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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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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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Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum

571-258-3800

21668 Heritage Farm Lane
Sterling VA 20164

Price: $5/adult; $4/seniors & military; $3/child

Age: All ages

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Loudon County has a long and important agricultural heritage, and the new Loudon County Farm Museum documents it all through exhibits, photos, and oral histories. The museum takes on some of the down notes including slavery, sharecropping, war,...

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Maryland Science Center

410-685-5225

601 Light Street
Baltimore MD 21230

Price: $13.95 and up (members free)

Age: All ages

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An Our Kids favorite and must-do!

Dinosaurs, Fossils, Outer Space, Your Body, and Newton's Alley are among the MSC's exhibits. There is also a hands-on Kid's Room, and a must see, a huge mechanical Blue Crab ("now that's a Jumbo!" said one...

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National Capital Trolley Museum

301-384-6088

1313 Bonifant Road
Colesville MD 20905

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"Ride the Electric Cars" through scenic Northwest Branch Park at the National Capital Trolley Museum. Trolley rides, exhibits and displays tell the story of Washington's streetcars. In addition to the traditional indoor Museum exhibits and...

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National Museum of American History

14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20001

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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Popular kids' exhibits at the National Museum of American History include early cars, trains, printing, and musical instruments. See a collection of Teddy bears (originally named for Theodore Roosevelt), Dorothy's ruby slippers, a five-story doll...

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National Museum of Natural History

202-633-1000

10th St. & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20560

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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At the Museum of Natural History, popular kid destinations include the O. Orkin Insect Zoo, Hall of Gems and Minerals, Discovery Room, and Dinosaur-Fossil Hall (closed until 2019). The largest (stuffed) African bush elephant in the world is...

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