Here are four places in Baltimore that every member of your family will love to visit!

No matter what time of year it is, Baltimore, Maryland, makes a great setting for a family trip! And it's only a hop, skip, and a jump from Virginia! In Baltimore, you'll find numerous places to eat, hang out, and make memories. Grab your pen and paper because you'll find four attractions that the whole family can appreciate below!

National Aquarium

[caption id="attachment_9302" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Courtesy of National Aquarium (Facebook)[/caption] Where: 501 East Pratt Street Contact Information: Click here or call 410-576-3800 for more details The National Aquarium would be a perfect place for the future marine biologists or sea lovers in your family! You'd be able to view animals from Amazon Rainforest habitats to Atlantic Coral Reef habitats -- and that's not even counting all the habitats in between! Most of the exotic and local sea animals you and your loved ones dream of seeing up close can be found here. Be sure to wear your most comfortable shoes and plan another visit because you won't be able to satiate your curiosity in one day!

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

[caption id="attachment_9303" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Courtesy of The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (Facebook)[/caption] Where: 1 Safari Place Contact Information: Click here or call 410-396-7102 for more details If animals of any kind fill you and your loved ones with warm feelings, then stop by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore! You'll be thrilled by the sight of cheetahs, African penguins, chimpanzees, and many more! From amphibians and reptiles to mammals and birds, the zoo has something to see for every family member. Pro-Tip: keep tabs on their website to see what exciting upcoming events would fit into your trip schedule!

Port Discovery Children's Museum

[caption id="attachment_9304" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Courtesy of Port Discovery Children's Museum (Facebook)[/caption] Where:  35 Market Place Contact Information: Click here or call 410-727-8120 for more details Port Discovery Children's Museum is an interactive experience that will light up the young children's faces in your family! This unique museum gives kiddos the chance to play and learn at the same time. From finding a pharaoh's tomb and learning about ancient Egypt to discovering how humans interact with water, the Children's Museum will delight your kids and instill in them a lifelong love for learning.

Maryland Science Center

[caption id="attachment_9305" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Courtesy of Maryland Science Center (Facebook)[/caption] Where: 601 Light Street Contact Information: Click here or call 410-685-5225 for more details Open up your family's appreciation for science when you check out the Maryland Science Center! Explore interactive exhibits revolving around cells, dinosaurs, the body, aliens, and so much more! And what makes the Maryland Science Center even cooler is its features like the SciLab or The Shed where the family can gain new skills, create, and conduct experiments! Have you and your loved ones visited one of these places before? If so, which part was your favorite or your family member's favorite? Which attraction would you recommend to someone who plans on visiting Baltimore? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below! This article was originally written for Our Community Now -- Maryland -- by Kayelynn.

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