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Top spots for educational fun

Worried about summer slide? No need! We’ve compiled a list of 5 spots in the Baltimore-Annapolis area to take the kids that are not only fun, but educational as well.

top spots for ed funSo keep the kids learning this summer by visiting one of these spots from our list of fun things to do every day this summer.

  1. Visit the Maryland Science Center — The kids will love all the opportunities for hands-on learning and activities. Become a paleontologist in the Dinosaur Mysteries exhibit, learn about the sky in the planetarium show “The Universe Live!”, visit the Kids Room for more hands on play and take in an IMAX movie.
  2. Take the kids to the Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport — Travel through space on a cool simulator at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, the National Air and Space Museum’s companion in Chantilly, Virginia. See many space and air craft including the space shuttle Discovery, visit the observation tower and watch real planes take off, watch an IMAX movie and much more.
  3. Take the kids to the National Zoo — Visit the orangutan exhibit to catch a glimpse of Redd, the zoo’s baby orangutan. See alpacas, cows, goats, donkeys and pigs at the Kids’ Farm. Dip your feet in the American Trail Tide Pool when you get hot. The zoo is a great free activity where kids can learn about all sorts of animals from around the world.
  4. Tour George Washington’s Home — Take a day trip to Mount Vernon, the home of America’s first president. Tour the mansion, check out a farm with animals and a visit the hands-on history room where kids can try on costumes and more.
  5. Go on a scavenger hunt at Patuxent Research Refuge — Take a wildlife scavenger hunt at the only national wildlife refuge established to support wildlife research. Start at the National Wildlife Visitor Center where you can check out a GPS unit and small backpack with instructions, binoculars and a few field guides to help you identify trees, plants and birds.

For more activities this summer visit our calendar of events.

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