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  • Local teens’ cool summer experiences

    Not all teenagers spend their summer playing video games or hanging out at the mall. Some manage to find time for other pursuits — helping children in Third World countries, for example, or complex scientific research. As you start thinking about what your kids might do this summer — check out the Read More
  • 8 traveling exhibits worth taking the kids

    By Karen Stysley There is nothing like a traveling exhibit to bring new excitement to a museum, and the Maryland area has many museums with cool traveling exhibits right now. This month Port Discovery in Baltimore gets something that has been on its wish list for quite awhile and local Read More
  • Dine by a cozy fireplace

    Do chilly nights make you yearn for a meal in front of a cozy fireplace? Try warming up at one of these Annapolis area restaurants, known for their unique food and drink specialties and a crackling hearth. Adam's RibsLocals gather at Adam's in Eastport at the busy bar or in Read More
  • Get an early peek at new Aquarium exhibit

    There is a chance to check out the National Aquarium's new Living Seashore exhibit before it even opens to the public. The new Living Seashore exhibit is scheduled to open in May and will allow visitors to touch a jellyfish or see a stingray up close among other things. In Read More
  • Do babies with pacifiers end up teens with braces?

    Are you pondering the bill for future braces every time you put a pacifier in your baby's mouth? There's no need. Most dentists agree that pacifiers are fine for babies as long as the habit doesn't go on for too long. "I am a very pacifier friendly dentist," says Dr. Read More
  • One-night getaways for moms and dads

    By Katie Riley If you are looking for a romantic getaway just a short distance from Annapolis or Baltimore, there are plenty of options. My husband and I recently had the pleasure of taking a weekend away on our own, a feat made possible through the help of grandparents, aunts Read More
  • A camp planning lifesaver for Maryland parents

    By Karen Alley Are you new to planning for summer camp and wondering where to start? We have plenty of great tips for you, but Lauren Gruelich's story might give you the inspiration you need to get started on the camp hunt. Lauren had so much fun at day camp Read More
  • 1 Local teens’ cool summer experiences
  • 2 8 traveling exhibits worth taking the kids
  • 3 Dine by a cozy fireplace
  • 4 Get an early peek at new Aquarium exhibit
  • 5 Do babies with pacifiers end up teens with braces?
  • 6 One-night getaways for moms and dads
  • 7 A camp planning lifesaver for Maryland parents

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With the weather we've had these past few weeks, it's likely parents are tired of being stuck in the house with antsy kids. If you are looking for activities to help them burn off some energy, these Maryland businesses offer great ways for kids to have fun indoors.

Be With Me Playseum, Bethesda, MD

  • Indoor children's museum where parents can learn and create with their kids. Activities range from decorating cupcakes in the bakery to making home-made toothpaste in the dentist office.
  • Admission: $7 per person

  • All ages

  • For hours and more information: 301-807-8028 or

Jump!Zone, Columbia, MD

  • Indoor play area with seven large inflatables and a pirate ship treehouse

  • Open play hours available on Wednesday,Thursday, and Friday

  • Sign up for their e-mail club, Club JZ, to instantly receive a two for one pass to an open play session

  • Ages 12 and under

  • For more information: 410-309-5966 or

North Arundel Aquatic Center, Glen Burnie, MD

  • Indoor pool and water park with two water slides, a splash down area, water buckets and a waterfall

  • Ages 2 and up (Must be potty trained – no swim diapers allowed)

  • For hours and information: 410-222-0090 or Department of Parks and Recreation