|FIRST THURSDAYS ON CHARLES STREET
The first Thursday of every month features excitement along Charles St., Mount Vernon Place and surrounding neighborhoods with live bands, themed activities, free admission to area attractions, art exhibits and in-store specials. 5:30 p.m.
THE BABE RUTH MUSEUM
The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Baseball Center. This National Historic Site houses the Baltimore Orioles Museum and a regional baseball archives. See rare photos, game action highlights, hear vintage radio broadcasts and all this right near Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Open daily 10-5, April - October. 10-7, Orioles' home games. 10-4, November - March.
216 Emory Street, Baltimore
BALTIMORE FARMERS' MARKET
Underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holiday and Saratoga Streets. An abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, organic foods, smoked meats, cheeses, crafts, and more fill the state's largest producers-only market.
Sundays, June 6-December 19
8:00 a.m. - sellout (usually noon)
BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY
Come the Baltimore Museum of Industry and experience the lives of the men and women who made Baltimore work. Make your own handbill on the 1880 job press, try the Kids' Cannery where children worked in an 1883 oyster cannery, or try your hands at the Children's Motorworks Assembly Line and make a cardboard replica of a 1914 truck. The BMI has been chosen as Baltimore's Best Hands-On Museum for kids by Baltimore Magazine. 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD
Over 2,000 animals live at the Baltimore Zoo. The Baltimore Zoo contains the #1 children's zoo with eight acres of hands-on fun. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended summer hours.
Closed one Friday in June for ZOOMERANG, the zoo's fundraising gala, and December 25. Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 410-366-LION
THE B&O RAILROAD MUSEUM
The Birthplace of American Railroading. Take a journey into America's past at the B&O Railroad Museum. This 37 acre site has 5 historic buildings and over 120 pieces of full size equipment to explore! Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m./ Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
Admission charges and directions: 410-752-2490
Excursions & group tours: 410-752-2393
Catered events: 410-752-2463
THE DR. SAMUEL D. HARRIS NATIONAL MUSIUM OF DENTISTRY
Discover the exciting world of teeth at the only museum of its kind, The National Museum of Dentistry. It is located on the campus of the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) at 31 South Greene Street. The museum building, erected in 1904, was the home of the dental school for 25 years. Fully renovated and opened as a museum in 1996, the building now houses collections of artifacts and entertaining educational exhibits representing a riveting historical mix of gear, gadgets and lore associated with dentistry and teeth. Hours: Wednesdays thought Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and major holidays. 410-706-0600. For group rates and to arrange tours, call 410-706-0052
THE FIRE MUSEUM OF MARYLAND
The Fire Museum of Maryland has been open since 1971, teaching children and adults about fire safety and fire prevention. You can see their collection of hand drawn, horse drawn and self propelled fire fighting equipment, plus a fire alarm telegraph network, historic fire apparatus, a High Pressure Pumping System, a colorful badge and fire uniform collection and films. Open weekends May through October, Wednesday through Sunday; June through August. Hours: Mon-Sat 11-4 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. closed July 4
1301 York Road, Lutherville, MD
410-321-7500 for more information.
||THE LACROSSE MUSEUM NATIONAL HALL OF FAME
Visit this museum and learn about the origins of America's oldest sport. See rare photographs and art, vintage equipment and uniforms, sculptures and trophies, memorabilia and artifacts. Open Monday-Saturday 10-3 p.m. 113 W. University Parkway, Baltimore 410-235-6882 ext. 122
THE MARYLAND SCIENCE CENTER
Located at 601 Light Street. Don't miss the current movie playing at IMAX, See the new film, Africa's Elephant Kingdom, where you are on the African savanna. Among the elephants, the largest of the clan is a hundred feet away. Call (410) 685-5225 for more information.
THE NATIONAL AQUARIUM
Located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. For ticket information call: 410-576-3800
Baltimore's Childrens Museum. This museum is the perfect experience of fun and learning. Loaded with hands-on exhibits for children, and adults, too. Tickets: $10 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 3-12, under 3 free Tickets can be purchased through ticketmaster at 410-481-SEAT. Market Place at Lombard Street. 410-727-8120
The Ripken Museum is located in City Hall of Aberdeen, Maryland. (The hometown of the Ripkens). The museum is filled with memorabilia from the careers of Cal, Sr., Cal, Jr., and Bill Ripken. The Ripken Museum is located in the Aberdeen City Hall at the intersection of U.S. Route 40 and Bel Air Avenue in downtown Aberdeen, Maryland. Just five minutes from Exit 85 off of I-95.
Admission: $3 for adults, $2 for Seniors (62+), $1 for students (6-18) and children under 6 are free.
Summer hours - Memorial Day Monday through Labor Day - open 7 days a week
Monday - Friday - Noon till 3:00
Saturday - 11:00 till 4:00
Sunday - Noon till 3:30
Winter hours - Labor Day through May 1 - open 4 days a week
Fri., Sun & Mon. - Noon till 3:00
Saturday - 11:00 till 4:00
Closed Tues., Wed & Thurs.
The Month of May - open 5 days a week
There, Fri, Sun, & Mon - Noon till 3:00
Saturday - 11:00 till 4:00
Call to confirm museum is open 410-273-2525
The Ripken Museum
P.O. Box 8
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Both Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the PSINet Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, invite you to tour their stadium.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
See the Orioles' dugout, club level suites, press box and scoreboard control room. Tours are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Tours are offered daily except on days of afternoon home games. Admission: Adults $5, Children (12 and under) $4, Seniors (55 and over) $4. Call 410-547-6234 for tour times and information.
PSINet Stadium Take a behind-the-scenes look at the press box, field level, locker rooms, and the luxury suite level. Tours last approximately 1 hour. Tours are offered daily except on the day of and the day prior to an event. Admission: Adults $5, Children (12 and under) $4, Seniors (55 and over) $4. Call 410-261-RAVE for tour times and information.
STAR-SPANGLED BANNER FLAG HOUSE
Visit the home of Mary Pickersgill, the woman who sewed, by hand, the American flag that flew over Ft. McHenry and inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem that became our national anthem. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10-4 p.m. 844 East Pratt St., Baltimore 410-837-1812