Tot Trails

Infants and toddlers have a great new place to learn through play in a whimsical exhibit that celebrates Maryland's heritage!

Tot Trails was created as a learning environment where young children can explore and learn about their world, parents can learn about their children through interaction and observation, and the community can learn how innovative play educates our youngest learners.

While exploring some very unique landmarks and landscapes of Maryland, children and their caregivers will engage in hands-on exploration in a space that sparks imagination and inspires curiosity. Children will delight in the joy of reading and singing, while building language skills as they engage in our Mother Goose on the Loose story times and Jingle Jangle Music Time with our Museum educators. Infants will develop their gross motor skills and balance coordination as they can crawl, roll, and wiggle through cushioned, mirrored "tidal pools" and "dune walk." Young toddlers will test their problem-solving skills as they maneuver their way through the Mountain Trail and Paw Paw Tunnel, while exercising their imaginations by digging for fossils and playing with puppets. Visit after visit, caregivers will be encouraged to play, interact, and observe their child as they discover new ways to connect learning and play.

Special Programs
Bring your infant and toddler to these special programs that take place in the Tot Trails exhibit!

Mother Goose on the Loose
Read … Rhyme … Sing… Dance… Laugh… Love… Enjoy! You are your child’s first and best teacher. Join us for Mother Goose on the Loose, a research based, early literacy program for parents and children from birth to 3 years.

Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:30 am
Sundays: 1:30 pm

Jingle Jangle Music Time Join us for a lively interactive music experience that teaches basic rhythm through singing, clapping, and shaking shakers!

Wednesdays and Fridays: 11:30 am; 12:15 pm; 1 pm
Sundays:2:30 pm; 3:15 pm; 4 pm

Tot Trails is generously sponsored by:

The Tot Trails Book Nook is generously sponsored by:  


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