100 Things to Do in Maryland with Kids

100 Things to Do in Maryland with Kids

100 Things to Do in Maryland with Kids

There’s always something to do in the great state of Maryland. Many cities are full of rich history and have much to offer visitors and natives. When making a list of things to do with the family, don’t forget to check in your own backyard :). We’ve explored many parks, taken train and boat rides, visited one of the nation’s greatest aquariums but that is only the tip of the iceberg. We’ve gathered a list of 100 things to do in Maryland with kids, you’re welcome! Now get out and go!

  1. Check out the Peter Pan Club at the College Park Aviation Museum
  2. Movies on the Potomac at the National Harbor
  3. Free Summer Movies at Xscape Theaters
  4. $1 Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas
  5. Go on a pirate adventure in Baltimore or the National Harbor
  6. Have a Tea Party
  7. Launch model rockets at NASA Goddard (monthly)
  8. Play all day at Summers Farm
  9. Meet animals and princesses at Clark’s Elioak Farm
  10. Take a train ride on the Walkersville Southern Railroad
  11. Heavy Metal Playground
  12. Explore the B&O Railroad Museum 
  13. Take on a play date or evening adventure with Port Discovery
  14. Enjoy an interactive fishing experience with Family Fishing Adventures in Annapolis
  15. Go paddle boating in Solomons Island with Ruddy Duck Adventures
  16. Travel the waters by canoe at The American Chestnut Land Trust in Prince Frederick
  17. Imagine the life at sea at the Calvert Marine Museum
  18. Uncover secrets along the trials at Jefferson Patter Park and Museum
  19. Get up close and personal with the animals of the Maryland Zoo
  20. National Aquarium (half price on Friday nights)
  21. See all sorts of strange things at Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum in Baltimore
  22. Grab a bucket and pick fruit at these farms
  23. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
  24. Check out the Imagination Playgrounds throughout Prince George’s County
  25. Play in the Garden at AnneMarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
  26. PAX Museum
  27. PowerPlant Live! Family Day in Baltimore
  28. Skating Rinks (each county has one)
  29. Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Hanover
  30. Outdoor Go-Kart racing in Bladensburg, Crofton or White Marsh
  31. Suit up for indoor Go-Kart racing on the Autobahn
  32. Jam to your favorite tunes during Bobby Mckey’s Family Days
  33. Cabin John Regional Park
  34. Hop on a roller coaster at Six Flags America
  35. National Capital Trolley Museum
  36. Chesapeake Beach Water Park
  37. Aerial Adventure Forest at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
  38. ZavaZone
  39. Lasertag fun at ShadowlandLand Adventures
  40. Enjoy special family events at Bowie Baysox Stadium all year long
  41. Puppet show and carousel ride at Glenn Echo Park
  42. Adventure Theater
  43. Downtown Silver Spring
  44. Be with Me Museum
  45. Go back in time with Dinosaurs in Laurel
  46. Ice-skate year round at Capital Clubhouse, Wheaton Ice, Bowie Ice Arena and many more.
  47. Watkins Park trains, tennis bubble and Wizard of Oz playground
  48. Feed the Ducks around Allen Pond
  49. Splash Down Water Park in Columbia
  50. Water Works at the La Plata Town Hall
  51. Deep Creek Lake
  52. Oxon Hill Farm
  53. Imagination Stage Children’s Theater
  54. Mommy and Me at Tanger Outlets
  55. Go Ape! Treetop Adventure Park
  56. Sugarloaf Mountain
  57. View the mountains from a different angle with a ride on the Western Maryland Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
  58. Spend the weekend in Ocean City
  59. Hike along the trails at Great Falls
  60. Water water everywhere at many splash parks
  61. Friendship Farm Park
  62. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
  63. Purse State Park
  64. Bike on the Indian Head Trail
  65. Get a bird’s eye view of the city on the Capital Wheel
  66. Blacks in Wax Museum
  67. Cove Point Park and Pool
  68. Tour the Lighthouse at Lookout State Park
  69. Night Hike with a naturalist at Smallwood State Park
  70. Maryland Science Center
  71. Reginald F. Museum in Baltimore
  72. Explore the wild outdoors at Camp Jellystone in Hagerstown
  73. See amazing art sculptures at the American Visionary Art Museum
  74. Capture the beauty of Chincoteague ponies, bald eagles and migratory seabirds on the Assateague Island National Seashore
  75. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
  76. See a collection of Chesapeake Bay artifacts, exhibitions, and vessels at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
  77. Learn about pop culture in 16,000 square feet at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore
  78. Experience old classic amusements at Trimper’s Rides
  79. Catoctin Wildlife Preserve 100-acre zoo and wildlife preserve
  80. Drop in for a free kids workshop at Walters Art Museum
  81. Hop on a water taxi at National Harbor
  82. Visit Maryland’s largest family entertainment center Adventure Parks USA
  83. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway and The Tubman Visitor Center
  84. Cruise around by boat at see some of Baltimore’s most popular attractions
  85. Storyville (especially for babies and toddlers)
  86. Minigolf (there’s almost one in every county)
  87. iFly in Baltimore and Gaithersburg
  88. Indoor Rock Climbing at Climb Zone
  89. Visit Badlands nature inspired play space
  90. Ice Cream at the Maryland Farm
  91. Camp and enjoy a hike at Rocky Gap State Park
  92. Ride the Mountain Coaster in Deep Creek Lake
  93. Baltimore Street Car Museum
  94. Go see a baseball game
  95. Learn the process of creating a video game at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
  96. National Air and Space Museum’s companion in Chantilly, Virginia
  97. Go on a scavenger hunt at Patuxent Research Refuge
  98. Wings of Fancy Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside Botanical Gardens
  99. Find Maryland’s Best Ice Cream on the Ice Cream Trail
  100. Jump and flip at SkyZone’s indoor trampoline park in Gaithersburg, Columbia or Waldorf

Help me add to the list and let me know you favorite Maryland destinations!