Your trip to Baltimore, Maryland can be both fun and educational for the whole family! There are various Baltimore Museums that can ensure just that. They range from mainly educational to mainly fun, so that there is something for everyone of all ages to do and learn about!
If you are planning to take a trip to Baltimore, Maryland, then here are a few of the many Baltimore Museums you can check out and consider visiting. This list will include information on each museum.
Baltimore Civil War Museum.
The Baltimore Civil War Museum is located at 601 South President Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. The prices to get in are $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $3 for children ages 13 to 17, and free for any children under the age of 13. You can learn about Baltimore, Maryland during the Civil War through the exhibits at this museum. This museum is actually located in one of the oldest train stations in the country, the 1849 train station. In addition to learning about the Civil War’s effect on Baltimore, Maryland, you can also learn about how this particular train station played a role in the slaves escape through the underground railroad.
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum.
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum is located at 901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD, 21223. The prices to get into the museum are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for children between the ages of 2 and 12, and free for all B&O members. At this museum, you can learn about the B&O railroad’s locomotive and rolling stock, the 19th century steam locomotives, and more. For a few dollars more ($2 per person at the most), your family can also go on a train ride on the first commercial railroad track in America! It is almost like becoming a piece of history!
Edgar Allen Poe House & Museum.
“Quote the Raven….nevermore!” came the words of the famous writer Edgar Allen Poe. You can learn all about him in the Edgar Allen Poe House & Museum. This museum is located at 203 North Amity Street, Baltimore, MD 21223 and there is a small charge for admission. At this house and museum, you can get a glimpse of some of the furniture left in the house, as well portraits, videos, and more, all relating to the life and death of the famous Edgar Allen Poe.
National Aquarium, Baltimore.
Do you love learning about the sea life? Then this is just the museum for you! The National Aquarium Baltimore is located at 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202. The prices to get in are $29.95 for adults (ages 12-59), $28.95 for seniors (60+), and $24.95 for children (3-11). At the National Aquarium in Baltimore, you can learn about the various animals of the sea, such as fish, sharks, jelly fish, octopus, crabs, reptiles, birds, and more. Watch the amazing dolphin show or walk through the rain forest! There is something here for everyone to see and do!
Maryland Science Center.
You can learn about science hands-on at the Maryland Science Center! The Maryland Science Center is located at 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD, 21230. The prices to get range from $4.00 to $18.95 per person, depending on the ages of those going and what they would like to do. You can see various hands-on science exhibits and displays (meaning you can actually touch some of them, be sure to double check first). These exhibits and displays will teach you about electricity, dinosaurs, space, the human body, and more! You can learn about outer space by visiting the Planetarium or watch a documentary or movie in the I-Max Movie Theater!
Port Discovery Children’s Museum.
The Port Discovery Children’s Museum is located at 35 Market Place Baltimore, MD, 21202. The price to get in is $12.95 for ages 2 and up, and children under the age of 2 get in for free! This museum is hands-on and designed for children, so that they can discover as they play! The many kid-friendly exhibits allow children to climb around, participate in arts and crafts, play with water, learn about science and insects, and more!
There you go, six of the many Baltimore Museums that you can visit to learn about various fun topics, ranging from Baltimore history to science and sea animals! You can have a little fun and discover something new at the same time!
Sources and more information:
Baltimore Civil War Museum (Google Maps)
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
Edgar Allen Poe House & Museum
National Aquarium, Baltimore
Maryland Science Center
Port Discovery Children’s Museum