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Quality Time with Kids in Baltimore

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What to do with kids in tow? Baltimore touts family fun from A to Z.

A: Ask for the Artful Stories audio tour at the
Baltimore Museum of Art, and look for Henri Matisse’s dog Raudi, who signals the must-sees.

B: Board a train, explore the Choo Choo Blue station, and learn about America’s first working railroad at the
B&O Railroad Museum.

C: Chill out with a snowball—Baltimore’s favorite icy treat—at one of the ubiquitous roadside stands.

D: Discover superheroes in the Comic room and vintage toys in the 1960s Room at
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum.

E: Explore outer space and the deep sea with Mr. Potato Head at
Port Discovery’s new exhibit featuring that famous spud.

F: Flip for dolphin shows at the
National Aquarium, and get a peek behind the scenes while they train, feed and play.

G: Get close to more than 100 wax figures and scenes important to African-American history at the
National Great Blacks in Wax Museum.

H: Hang with polar bears, monkeys and baby zebras at the
Maryland Zoo.

I: Investigate the inside of the
U.S.S. Torsk, a World War II submarine that once docked at Pearl Harbor.

J: Join the purple-shirt fans at
M&T Bank Stadium for open practices by the NFL Ravens, through the summer and the season opener September 10.

K: Kayak, cruise or paddle in a dragon-shaped boat waiting at the harbor piers.

L: Learn the legends at the
Babe Ruth Birthplace/Museum, and see artifacts like Babe’s first catcher’s mitt.

M: Meet “Mary Pickersgill” at the
Flag House, where she sewed the original star-spangled banner in 1814.

N: Navigate a mirror maze, and take in spectacles (like a Hogwarts Castle built from 600,000 matchsticks) at the new
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium.

O: Overlook the city from the I.M. Pei-designed
Top of the World Observation Level and Museum, the world’s tallest pentagonal structure.

P: Picnic at
Patterson Park, where a Victorian pagoda provides an unexpected backdrop and photo ops.

Q: Quench a thirst for adventure with indoor and outdoor rock climbing at
Earth Treks Climbing Center (ages six and up).

R: Revel in colorful gardens, hear live jazz, and take guided nature tours of the sprawling grounds at
Cylburn Arboretum.

S: Satisfy a sweet tooth at
Wockenfuss Candies, a favorite stop for chocolate, fudge and candy since 1915.

T: Take in “outsider” 3D yarn paintings and a mosaic school bus at the
American Visionary Art Museum.

U: Uncover Baltimore’s spooky past with
Ghost Walks in Fells Point and Mount Vernon.

V: Visit
Fort McHenry, where re-enactors portray the defenders of Baltimore during the War of 1812.

W: Watch “knights” joust on horseback and save “damsels” during a four-course meal at
Medieval Times.

X: X-ray “Egyptian mummies,” stargaze with astronomers, and dig for dinosaur fossils at the
Maryland Science Center.

Y: Yell for the O’s at
Camden Yards, where Friday evening games mean $6 tickets for students with a school ID.

Z: Zip across the harbor via
Water Taxi for fun ride and photogenic views.