These Attractions are a short Water Taxi Ride or drive from the Maryland Science Center:
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
830 E. Pratt Street
The Lewis tells stories of African American heroes through its dynamic collection, programs and special exhibitions. The museum’s permanent galleries showcase the accomplishments of African Americans in Maryland, while its special exhibitions highlight stories of African Americans throughout the nation.
Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine
End of East Fort Avenue
During the War of 1812, the successful defense of this star-shaped fort inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner," which became our national anthem.
Fell's Point Maritime Museum
1724 Thames Street
Learn about the people of Fell's Point who built the world's fastest ships and became a part of history by sailing them.
Fell's Point Visitor Center and Robert Long House and Garden
808-812 South Ann Street
House tour and walking tours, including Ellis Island of Baltimore; GhostWalks; Maritime History; African American History; docent-led house/garden tours. Reservations required. Call for dates and times.
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
844 East Pratt Street
A National Historic Landmark, this was the home of Mary Pickersgill. She was commissioned during the War of 1812 to sew a 30' x 42' flag for Fort McHenry, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write the words that would become our national anthem.
Baltimore Civil War Museum/President Street Station
601 President Street
The 1849 train station houses an exhibition that addresses Baltimore during the Civil War, Maryland's railroad history and the building's role in the transportation of slaves escaping to the North.
B&O Railroad Museum
901 West Pratt Street
The B&O Railroad Museum is a fascinating, fun place for kids, families and lovers of history and American railroading. Free parking.
Baltimore Streetcar Museum
1901 Falls Road
Come enjoy streetcar rides, displays, tours and a video presentation that highlight Baltimore's streetcar history from 1859 to 1963.
The Great Blacks in Wax Museum
1601-03 East North Avenue
The nation's first and most comprehensive wax museum of African American history and culture has more than 150 life-size, lifelike wax figures displayed in dramatic historical scenes.
Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
The nation's leading regional Jewish history museum features changing exhibitions, a research library, museum shop, and the Lloyd Street and B'nai Israel Synagogues, built in 1845 and 1876-included in the National Register of Historic Places.
Maryland Historical Society
201 West Monument Street
The state's largest museum collection (over 6 million objects) is shared with the public through permanent and changing exhibitions and a research library. Highlights include Civil War memorabilia and the original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner.
The Washington Monument & Museum at Mt. Vernon Place
699 N. Charles Street
Designed by Robert Mills and begun in 1815, this is the country's first public monument to honor George Washington. Visitors can climb all 228 steps to the top for a truly breathtaking view of Baltimore!
The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA)
Art Museum Drive
North Charles & 31st streets
Home to the world-renowned Cone Collection of unparalleled work by Matisse and Picasso, the BMA showcases a dazzling collection from ancient mosaics to contemporary art, science sculpture gardens and the acclaimed Gertrude's restaurant. The BMA offers free admission for everyone, as well as special exhibitions and programs that may be ticketed. 410-332-0033
The Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street
The newly renovated Walters is a world-class museum whose collections span fifty-five centuries of art-from Egyptian artifacts to Medieval armor, Renaissance paintings, and Fabergé eggs. The Hackerman House, an adjoining 1850 mansion, contains the museum's impressive Asian collection.
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Druid Hill Park
The Baltimore Zoo's 161 acres are home to over 2,000 animals, including many threatened and endangered species. Don't miss the award-winning children's zoo. The Baltimore Zoo is open daily, year-round.
National Museum of Dentistry
31 South Greene Street
Sink your teeth into the nation's premier museum that provides an entertaining and educational look at dentistry through interactive exhibitions and engaging programs.
Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum
216 Emory Street
A National Shrine to Babe Ruth, the Birthplace presents the life and
times of George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Baltimore's native son who became America's first sports celebrity and an international icon.
Sports Legends at Camden Yards
301 W. Camden Street
Opened in 2005, Sports Legends at Camden Yards is Maryland's brand new sports museum! Located in historic Camden Station at the gateway to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the museum preserves and showcases Maryland's nationally known sports heritage. It features exhibits on Baltimore's Colts, Orioles, Ravens, and Blast; Orioles Hall of Fame; Negro League teams; the Preakness; the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame; regional college athletics; Locker Room—Kids' Discovery Zone; and so much more! With educational programs and special events, Sports Legends is an interactive experience for the whole family.