Thankfully, at Scarborough FairBed & Breakfast, we get many more families than you might expect. Perhaps most surprising of all is not how much we love having the little ones stay with us, but how greatly they enjoy staying in a B&B! Some boys have said it is like being in a Harry Potter Book; other tikes have loved staying here so much because they simply felt what the adults feel, incredibly and completely comfortable. Having hot cocoa and cookies at the ready every afternoon certainly doesn’t hurt either.
One of the most often asked questions from our family guests is what we suggest for is to do in the city. Below are our top picks for kids’ activities in Baltimore City.
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore: www.marylandzoo.org/.
Who doesn’t love seeing thousands of animals? Feed giraffes, groom the goats, enjoy a scavenger hunt trough the park and even chat it up with real zookeepers! Sounds like a day full of learning and fun to us!
The National Aquarium in Baltimore: www.aqua.org/.
Learn about and watch thousands of aquatic creatures, big and small. Walk through an Australian river gorge. Explore the Black Tip Sharks as they swim in their small school around beautiful coral. Discover unusual varieties of jellyfish. And this is just a bit of what awaits you in this amazing aquarium.
Port Discovery Children’s Museum: www.portdiscovery.org/.
Here they invite you to “Play with Purpose.” What better way for the little ones to learn than by experiencing this first hand. With an array of permanent exhibits and fantastic visiting exhibits, children will have so much fun learning they won’t even realize all the knowledge they are soaking up! Port Discovery, the Children's Museum in Baltimore offers three floors of educational and interactive exhibits, programs and activities for children ages birth to 10 years old. Ranked among the top five children's museum in the United States.
Maryland Science Center: www.mdsci.org/.
The planetarium, IMAX Theater, Science Encounters, exhibits and much more. This is another great way to entertain their brain with the added bonus of fun.
The Walters Art Museum: www.thewalters.org/family/.
Teach your kids about the importance of creativity, history and other cultures with a visit to this astounding museum. They offer several special ways to heighten your children’s experiences to get the most out of your next visit. Experience 55 centuries of art featuring Egyptian mummies, medieval armor, illustrated manuscripts, Asian art and European masterpieces, plus an audio tour and Saturday children’s activities.
Fort McHenry: www.nps.gov/fomc/index.htm.
Explore where the Star Spangled Banner was written and the history behind our National Anthem.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture: www.rflewismuseum.org/.
A major Inner Harbor tourist destination, this museum highlights the history and accomplishments of Maryland’s African American community.