Summer Fun—Day: 15 American Visionary Arts Museum

If your family likes arts, culture and fun wrapped in one, the Visionary Art Museum is a must-visit on your next trip to Baltimore.

avamLocated in Baltimore's Federal Hill neighborhood, the Visionary Art Museum is a fantastic way to spend time with your family by taking a walk through astonishing artwork with hands-on experiences and educational offerings.

The museum showcases artists who are self-taught and have used their natural abilities to create something extraordinary without formal training. Every piece of art you will see in the museum is full of creativity and personal vision.

There are two buildings, both featuring multiple rooms full of paintings and sculptures made by outside talent. The artwork is unique, and there are tons of 3-D pieces, and others that feature bright colors and interesting use of depth perception, not to mention everything from quirky to dark to just plain fun. Encantada, the restaurant located on AVAM's third floor, features local Chesapeake cooking and supports regional farms, ranches, and aqua-culture. 

The American Visionary Art Museum also hosts a ton of fun activities for kids, from yoga classes to fun craft classes like shrinky dink making, and seasonal craftwork. The museum also hosts an outdoor movie series during the summer. Included in the 2018 series are "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "Casablanca," "Clue" and "The Birds."

Tikets are $15 for adults; free for children 6 and under; Free for active military and their families. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sundays, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

American Visionary Arts Museum Baltimore ca. 2005

American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore
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