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Mega List of Fun Family Adventures in Maryland

Thinking about weekend plans and adding in something new and fun can be time-consuming - but not anymore!

Mega List of Fun Family Adventures Around Maryland F

Skip the browsing and check out our massive list of fun family adventures, perfect for animal lovers, adventure seekers, budding scientists, creative minds and history buffs! 

Spoiler Alert: Port Discovery is of course on our list - and great for kids who love a little bit of everything!

 For the Animal Lover

Located inside Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium features over 20,000 animals and is a great place for families to get an up-close look at sharks, dolphins, fish, and so much more! 

Lions, zebra, elephants, otters, and more! You can see lots of favorite zoo animals on this 135-acre park located in the historic Druid Hill Park in Baltimore City. 

Looking for a smaller zoo, with a more hands-on feel? Plumpton Park Zoo is a perfect day trip for you and your family. Located in Rising Sun and open 7 days a week, the zoo offers lots of opportunities to learn about animals and more. 

Walk the same grounds the dinosaurs did millions of years ago when you visit Dinosaur Park! Learn about fossils, the dinosaurs that once roamed Maryland and more through hands-on programs!

Over 1,000 exotic animals await you on this 50-acre park located in Fredrick County. Featuring a one-hour safari ride, Catocin Wildlife Preserve is a great family outing for animal lovers big and small!

For the Art Lover

The American Visionary Art Museum located in Baltimore City gives guests big and small the opportunity to explore the creative minds of artists from all over the world. Enjoy art exhibitions and more when you visit!


Located in Mount Vernon, The Walters Art Museum features 36,000 objects from around the world. Plus, general admission to The Walters Art Museum is always free!

The Baltimore Museum of Art is also another Museum you can visit free of charge, and features exclusive exhibitions, programs and events!


For the Budding Scientist

Located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the Maryland Science Center features hands-on opportunities for kids to learn about all things science! Explore three floors of science-filled interactives and more!

Discovery Station is a hands-on Museum located in Hagerstown that focuses on all things STEAM and helping children ignite a love for discovery. Enjoy exploring two floors of interactive and fun exhibits kids and parents will love. 


For the History Buff

O’ say can you see! Explore this historical fort located in Baltimore where Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner - walk the perimeter of the fort or explore exhibit areas. 

The Baltimore Museum of Industry provides a great way for people to learn about industries that built Baltimore through live demonstrations, engaging tours and hands-on activities! Located inside Baltimore City, the Baltimore Museum of Industry is a great indoor adventure for families looking to learn more about Baltimore.  

The B&O is a historical, national landmark that gives families an up-close look at railroad life, construction and more. Train lovers big and small will love this Museum!

Transport back to 19th Century life at sea when you visit the Historic Ships in Baltimore. Walk the decks, learn the ropes and explore these ships for yourself! 

Explore Maryland’s first European settlement and capital - St. Mary’s City as a family. Explore a colonial plantation, tall ship, a brick chapel and an Indian hamlet.


 For the Adventurer

Does your family love to get outside and explore? Explore one of Maryland’s scenic State Parks together! Plan a hike, enjoy a picnic or just a short walk together!

Camping, wild horses, beach life, marshes and more! There’s a lot to explore in Assateague Island, you might have to make a weekend of it! 

Enjoy sandy beaches, hiking trails, fossil hunting, and more when you visit Calvert Cliffs State Park! You never know what kind of fossils you might find when visiting!

Three floors of interactive exhibits, a four-story SkyClimber soaring into the air, endless opportunities for hands-on fun...Port Discovery has all kinds of adventures kids and families will love!

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