From museums to malls and spots in between, how familiar are you with places big and small that have all kinds of fun things to do indoors with kids? Are you a road warrior, eager to pack up and go, who knows almost every museum, attraction and place to go? Or do you need a little push to explore somewhere new?
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Find out more about these — and other — fun places to go when it’s too hot or too cold, too wet or too snowy, to play outside. Check out the links below the quiz.
National Aquarium, Baltimore
Touch Atlantic stingrays, clearnose skates, horseshoe crabs, moon jellies and more at the Living Seashore exhibit at the National Aquarium. The multi-level aquarium houses almost 20,000 animals and more than 750 species. Srollers are not allowed, but the aquarium provides front and back child carriers. Check out a mom’s perspective on the new exhibit here.
Port Discovery, Baltimore
With a three-story tall climbing tower to get from floor to floor (if you’re up for the challenge) and spaces that encourage kids to be active and make noise, Port Discovery is a great spot for families with kids from toddler to tween. A new exhibit, Here We Grow!, open through May 2016, helps kids learn about farming, food and agriculture. Find out more about Port Discovery in Visiting Baltimore with Kids.
Maryland Science Center, Baltimore
Find out about all the fun at the Maryland Science Center plus other indoor museums to visit. Read what two young boys enjoyed at the Science Center in the blog Mesmerized by the Maryland Science Center and check out the latest new exhibit, Science & Main.
B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore
Kids can explore train cars and investigate several hands-on exhibits at the B&O Railroad Museum. For train lovers, it’s a dream come true. Little ones can explore an enclosed play area just for them and toddler story times. And everyone will appreciate the impressive, historic roundhouse. Find out more in All Aboard at the B&O.
Arundel Mills, Hanover
Arundel Mills in Hanover is just one of several indoor play areas in malls, community centers or museums that are kind to the family budget. Other than the temptations from window shopping or a special snack, it’s free to enjoy. Check out the other great indoor play areas that are free or low-cost.
North Arundel Swim Center and Columbia Swim Center
These are just two of five indoor water parks and pools with slides, spray areas, water obstacle courses and even a lazy river. Some are even heated to 82-84 degrees, perfect for warming up on a cold day. There’s lots to enjoy when the weather’s not nice outside at these five winter water parks.
Storyville at Woodlawn Branch Library
One of our bloggers with two young boys went to the library in Woodlawn just to visit Storyville, a special interactive area just for children age 5 and younger. With a train car, tree with spiral staircase, mini grocery store, puppet theater, playhouse and even a little library of its own, she found it well worth the drive from Crownsville. Find out what moms and tots will love at Storyville.
National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
While not as well-known as the Smithsonian museums along the Washington Mall, the National Building Museum is a gem for families with kids of all ages. A construction play space has a room just for kids ages 2-6 with blocks of every kind. Older kids can build structures in the Play, Work, Build exhibit. Find out more in Maryland’s Best Indoor Play Areas on the Cheap.