You may feel like hibernating through the month of February but deals at Maryland attractions may tempt you to take your kids for some wintertime fun. From deep discounts to free admission, here are a few reasons to bundle up and do a bit of winter exploring.
Updated Feb. 2017
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is offering $10 admission through the month of February. Winter zoo hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Monday. This saves $8 off regular adult admission and $4 off a child’s admission.
If you are a zoo member, you can get deals at other attractions including free visits to the B&O Railroad Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Industry all month long. Zoo members also can visit Port Discovery Children’s Museum for half price.
The Baltimore Aquarium’s Maryland Mornings are winding up at the end of the month. But you still have this month to take advantage of the discounted admission for Maryland residents from Sunday to Friday before noon. Save $10 on adult tickets and $5 off children’s ticket. You just have to reference Maryland Mornings at the ticket window and show proof of residency to receive the special price. Note that the special is not offered on Feb. 19-20.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels is offering free admission Monday through Friday during the month of February, including President’s Day. Free admission covers access to the entire museum including the working boatyard and 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, as well as numerous permanent and changing exhibits along the waterfront campus.
“This winter, come and experience the Edna Lockwood restoration—our shipwrights and apprentices are now shaping the pine logs and it’s incredible to watch the transformation,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “We also have a great number of exhibitions for all ages to enjoy, and this time of year offers clear, underwater views of oyster beds, and abundant waterfowl and wildlife along our living shoreline and quiet waterfront.”
General admission is otherwise good for two consecutive days and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students with ID, $6 for ages 6-17, and free for museum members and children 5 and younger. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week.
By Betsy Stein