Maryland Educational Excursions
Afford your child the best chance to learn by taking field trips to different locations that encourage learning and curiosity. The locations listed below are wonderful tools in reinforcing the ideas taught in the classroom while having fun!
Port Discovery, the Children's Museum in Baltimore provides experiences that ignite imagination, inspire learning and nurture growth through play.
***SPECIAL NOTE TO MARYLAND CALVERT FAMILIES: PORT DISCOVERY IS FREE ON FRIDAYS IN SEPTEMBER!***
Ranked by Child Magazine as one of the top ten children's museums in the United States, Port Discovery in Baltimore, MD offers educational, hands-on exhibits and programs for children ages 2-10. Imagine! Play! Learn! Grow!
Address: 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art-including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world. Throughout the Museum, visitors will find an outstanding selection of European and American fine and decorative arts, 15th- through 19th-century prints and drawings, contemporary art by established and emerging contemporary artists, and objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of 20th-century sculpture that is an oasis in the city.
Address: 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218
The Walters Art Museum
Walters' programs are designed to stimulate curiosity, invite participation, and encourage reflection about art as an important aspect of history and human discovery. Above all, our programs are designed to make the Walters historical collections accessible and relevant to our lives today.
Address: 600 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Maryland Science Center
The Mission of the Maryland Science Center is to create awareness in everyone of the importance of science to our everyday lives by engaging them with exciting educational experiences. It is also to motivate our youth to pursue careers in science and technology through community collabortation with academia, government and industry.
The Maryland Science Center offers home school programs throughout the year. Enrichment experiences, topic-specific IMAX films, planetarium programs, and other activities are produced for home school students. Program listings and information on how to register is posted mid-Summer prior to the beginning of the traditional school year.
Address: 601 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230
Phone: 24 hours recorded information 410-685-5225, Operator 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 410-685-2370
National Aquarium in Baltimore
The National Aquarium in Baltimore seeks to stimulate interest in, develop knowledge about, and inspire stewardship of aquatic environments.
A member of the Baltimore community, Maryland's leading tourist attraction, and an international icon, the Aquarium provides cultural, recreational, and educational experiences that meet the needs of diverse communities. We are committed to contribute substantially to the economic development of the local region by conducting a financially stable business in a way that demonstrates an awareness of community needs.
Address: 501 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore Maryland 21202
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's mission is to inspire and educate people to join with it in the active support and conservation of wild life and wild places. The Zoo is committed to serving its communities by engaging people with the wonder of the living world through personal encounters that foster lifelong harmonious relationships with nature.
Address: Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217
Chesapeake Children's Museum
The mission of Chesapeake Children's Museum is to create an environment of discovery about oneself, the peoples, the technologies, and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay area for all our children and for the children in us all.
Address: 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis, MD 21403
The Salisbury Zoological Park is committed to enhancing our quality of life by providing a friendly, relaxing environment where educational and recreational opportunities come together through participation and interaction. With its animals, staff, volunteers, and park-like setting, the zoo encourages an appreciation of wildlife and inspires conservation of our natural world.
Address: 755 South Park Drive, PO Box 2979, Salisbury, MD 21802-2979
Phone: (410) 548-3188
Fax: (410) 860-0919