Cool places to visit in the last days of summer

NatChildMuseumAre you looking for something to do to keep the boredome at bay these last days of summer vacation? Here are some great ideas of places to check out that the kids will love from Baltimore, to Washington D.C. to Annapolis.


Fun activities for kids from Batimore to Annapolis

The Walters Art Museum
The Walters is the place to be for creative families. There are drop-in art activities every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No registration is required, just drop-in and create innovative and artistic projects as a family.
600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-547-9000.

National Children's Museum
Specifically for kids 8 and younger, there are hands-on exhibits where kids can learn through play.
151 St. George Blvd., National Harbor. 301-392-2400.

Monkey Kate and Dave's
Check out this inside playground with bounce houses, inflatable slides and more open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays until 8 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. There's also Teen Night the second Friday of every month from 7 to 10 p.m.
10406 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk. 443-964-6483.

Ultimate PlayZone
Over 17,000 square feet of fun with inflatable play stations and wonder centers including a castle and pirate ship. Summer open play hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
1120 Benfield Blvd., Suite H-K, Millersville. 410-729-PLAY.

Westfield Annapolis
With the new food court sporting cool fish tanks and a play area the kids will love this might be the perfect spot to get a break from the heat.
2002 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis. 410-266-5432.

Roger Pip Moyer Community Recreation
There's a Ballocity indoor playground for the little ones and a 31 foot rock climbing wall and a basketball court for the older kids. Drop in prices for children under 17 are $6 for Annapolis residents and $7 for others; adults are $8 for Annapolis residents and $10 for others.
273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis, 410-263-7958