When you visit the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, you
will find lots of things to see and do. To help launch your
adventure in "Charm City", here are (2) of the most popular
sites you will want to visit with great attractions for both kids
and adults alike.
At one end of the harbor is the Baltimore Aquarium. The
Aquarium receives more than 1 million visitors annually from
around the world. This popular attraction contains five
levels and two impressive pyramids made of glass which
showcase the more than 5,000 species of fish, marine
mammals, birds, reptiles that make their home here. There is
also an entertaining seal pool, a tropical rain forest
complete with piranhas, and the ever-changing "special
Daily scheduled dolphin shows are among the aquarium's
popular events. Be prepared to get wet if you are lucky
enough to get a front row seat. You will be amazed at their
brilliance and intelligence. This is a show that everyone
one will leave with a HUGE smile on their face..
A short walking distance away on the opposite side of the
harbor stands the Maryland Science Center. The Maryland
Science Center is a private, non-profit organization that
attracts more than half a million visitors a year. The
Science Center has received many awards including the best
Indoor Family Recreation Spot which makes this perfect for a
family outing. The Center is known for its interactive
exhibits, which provides for fun and interesting hands-on
learning for kids of all ages.
There are various "showcase" exhibits, such as the Titanic
exhibit and the Dinosaur Exhibit, that stop at the Science
Center for a month or two, which keeps the museum offerings
fresh. The staff is also very friendly and knowlegeable
about what is going on in the Center.
While you are exploring the Science center make sure to take
in one of the IMAX films. It's a motion picture experience
that will totally immerse you. With a screen 4 stories high,
and a state of the art sound sytem, the IMAX Theater
experience is so realistic that viewers feel as if they are
part of the film. Some of the latest shows have been 3-D and
give you an experience of being in the movie itself.
The Planetarium, which is located in the Science Center is
another must-see. It's a wonderful way for anyone from kids
to seniors to learn all about the magical world of
astronomy. This show is chock full of information about our
skies which will have you leaving the show, asking for more
and wondering where the time went.
There are lots of restaurants within walking distance
featuring menus filled with the best local seafood in the
area. And if you are not a fish fan, you will be thrilled to
find other cuisines from burgers and pizza to Indian fare
and everything else in-between. Make sure you leave room for
dessert, as you will find mouth-watering pastry shops and
even see fudge made right before your eyes.
Baltimore has transformed its waterfront into one of the
most visited destinations in the country. The Inner Harbor
has something for everyone's interests. Timewise, plan on
spending the whole day, or more if possible. The Inner
Harbor is a FUN and entertaining place for the whole family
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