Lovely views at an art mu­seum, an ob­ser­va­tory, and a Vic­to­rian pagoda

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AMER­I­CAN VI­SION­ARY ART MU­SEUM Unique in the U.S. for pre­sent­ing work by self-taught, out­sider artists. Jim Rouse Vi­sion­ary Cen­ter with art cars, the Cabaret Me­chan­i­cal Theatre, ki­netic sculp­tures. Paint­ings from the Von Bru­enchen­hein Col­lec­tion. “The Big Hope Show,” tran­scen­dent work by 25 artists, many “su­per sur­vivors” of myr­iad per­sonal trau­mas, through Sept. 4. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. $15.95, se­niors $13.95, stu­dents $9.95, 6 and un­der free. Sideshow gift shop and En­can­tada restau­rant. www.avam.org. 800 Key Hwy., 410.244.1900 Map D8 BROMO SELTZER ARTS TOWER The city’s tallest build­ing at the time of its 1911 con­struc­tion, built by Cap­tain Isaac Emer­son, in­ven­tor of the Bromo Seltzer headache rem­edy. Now a West­side icon hold­ing stu­dio space for more than 30 vis­ual and per­form­ing artists. Open house ev­ery Sat. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. with clock room tours ($5 do­na­tion) on the hour from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. www.bro­moseltzer­tower. com. 21 S. Eutaw St., 443.874.3596 Map C6 MARY­LAND IN­STI­TUTE COL­LEGE OF ART MICA Na­tion’s old­est fully ac­cred­ited, four-year, de­gree-grant­ing art col­lege with gallery for works by na­tional and in­ter­na­tional artists, fac­ulty and stu­dents. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Free. www.mica.edu. Fox Build­ing, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave., 410.669.9200 Map C1 WAL­TERS ART MU­SEUM Art, jew­elry, me­dieval ar­mor and Egyp­tian col­lec­tion (vir­tual au­topsy of a mummy). “Cham­ber of Won­ders,” the imag­i­nary gallery of a fic­tional 17th-cen­tury Flem­ish no­ble. Small sculp­tures from Me­soamer­ica. Au­dio tours. “A Re­nais­sance Orig­i­nal: Carlo Criv­elli,” high­light­ing the 15th-cen­tury Ital­ian artist’s il­lu­mi­nated paint­ings, through May 22. “Madame de Pom­padour, Pa­tron and Print­maker,” rare first-edi­tion etch­ings and other works by the royal mis­tress’ own hand, through May 29. “From Rye to Raphael: The Wal­ters Story,” art and ar­ti­facts il­lus­trat­ing the sto­ries be­hind the Wal­ters fam­ily’s gift col­lec­tion to the city es­tab­lish­ing the mu­seum, on­go­ing. Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. till 9 p.m. Free walk-in tours. Café. www. the­wal­ters.org. 600 N. Charles St., 410.547.9000 Map C3 EDGAR ALLAN POE’S GRAVE At West­min­ster burial grounds, fi­nal rest­ing place of Bal­ti­more’s most fa­mous poet. On Poe’s birth­day, Jan. 19, an un­known ad­mirer brought cognac and roses at dawn to his grave for years un­til 2009. Be­gin­ning this year, a new anony­mous “Poe Toaster,” cho­sen by Bal­ti­more­ans, re­vives the tra­di­tion. Tours first and third Fri­days (April-Nov.). 8 a.m.-

dusk. Free. 519 W. Fayette St., 410.706.2072 Map B5 FORT MCHENRY A strate­gic in­stal­la­tion pro­tect­ing the city dur­ing the Rev­o­lu­tion, War of 1812 and Civil War. War of 1812 bat­tle here in­spired Fran­cis Scott Key to pen the words of “The StarS­pan­gled Ban­ner.” Vis­i­tors cen­ter has films and ex­hibits. Daily flag rais­ing at 9:30 a.m., low­er­ing at 4:20 p.m. Vis­i­tors Cen­ter and Star Fort 9 a.m.- 4:45 p.m., park 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $10, 15 and un­der free. www.nps.gov/fomc. 2400 E. Fort Ave., 410.962.4290 South of Map F8 HIS­TORIC SHIPS IN BAL­TI­MORE The USS Con­stel­la­tion, from 1854, was the last Civil War-era ves­sel built by the Navy. Af­ter years of restora­tion, the 1,400-ton, 179-foot war­ship re­turned to the In­ner Har­bor in 1999. Other In­ner Har­bor ships to tour: Taney, the last sur­viv­ing war­ship of Pearl Har­bor; Torsk, a sub from World War II; Ch­e­sa­peake, a light­ship that guided early-1900s mariners across the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay. Daily from 10 a.m. Hours vary by month; call to con­firm. One ship: $5-$11, two ships: $6-$15, four ships: $7-$18; 5 and un­der free. www.his­toric­ships.org. Pier 1, 301 E. Pratt St., 410.539.1797 Map D6 MARY­LAND ZOO IN BAL­TI­MORE More than 1,500 an­i­mals on 160 acres. Rap­tor Gar­den, Gi­raffe Feed­ing Sta­tion, Po­lar Bear Watch and Chim­panzee For­est. Rise and Con­quer, of­fi­cial mas­cots of the NFL Ravens. “Pen­guin Coast,” a state-of-the-art ex­hibit recre­at­ing the South African water­side home of th­ese en­dan­gered birds, with up-close and un­der­wa­ter views. Daily 10 a.m.4 p.m. $18, se­niors $15, chil­dren $13, un­der 2 free. Free park­ing. www. mary­land­zoo.org. Druid Hill Park, 443.552.5296 North of Map B1 M&T BANK STA­DIUM Home of Bal­ti­more’s NFL fran­chise (and Su­per Bowl XLVII cham­pi­ons!) the Ravens since 1998. 71,000-ca­pac­ity sta­dium (119 suites and 8,196 club seats) west of the In­ner Har­bor. www. bal­ti­mor­eravens.com. 1101 Rus­sell St., 410.261.7283 Map B8 NA­TIONAL AQUAR­IUM Nearly 20,000 crea­tures housed in rain for­est, Aus­tralian river gorge and co­ral reef ecosys­tems. See jel­lies and an­i­mal feed­ings. 4-D Im­mer­sion The­ater and Har­bor Mar­ket Kitchen. On­go­ing ex­hibits like “Liv­ing Seashore” with two touch pools. “Black­tip Reef,” a 260,000- gal­lon Indo-Pa­cific co­ral reef ex­hibit with up-close views of sharks, stingrays and a 500-pound sea tur­tle. “Dol­phin Dis­cov­ery,” all-day ac­cess to dol­phins and ex­perts, fea­tur­ing train­ing, play, feed­ing times and more. Mon.-Thurs. and Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. till 8 p.m. $24.95-$39.95, un­der 3 free. Spe­cial tours vary. On­line pur­chase with timed en­try rec­om­mended. At the In­ner Har­bor. www.aqua.org. 501 E. Pratt St., 410.576.3800 Map D6 ORIOLE PARK AT CAM­DEN YARDS Home of Bal­ti­more’s MLB fran­chise, the Ori­oles, built in 1992, of­fer­ing be­hindthe-scenes tours with a peek at the dugout, score­board con­trol room and press box. Learn about the trans­for­ma­tion of a rail­road yard into a world-class ball­park. Tick­ets for tours at north end box of­fice near Gate H. Hourly tours Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun. noon3 p.m. $9, se­niors/chil­dren $6, 3 and un­der free. www.ori­oles.com. 333 W. Cam­den St., 888.848.2473 Map B6 PHOENIX SHOT TOWER Be­fore D.C.’s Wash­ing­ton Mon­u­ment, the tallest build­ing in the United States. Take a tour of this bul­let-pro­duc­ing site on the grounds of the Carroll Man­sion, for­mer res­i­dence of Charles Carroll, who signed the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence. Na­tional His­toric Land­mark. Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. $5, chil­dren/se­niors/stu­dents/mil­i­tary $4, un­der 6 free. www.car­roll­mu­se­ums. org. 800 E. Fayette St., at Pres­i­dent St., 410.605.2964 Map D5 PIM­LICO RACE COURSE Sto­ried home of the Preak­ness Stakes, sec­ond leg of the Triple Crown. Daily for simul­cast rac­ing, 350 bet­ting win­dows. Sun.-Tues. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Wed.-Thurs. till mid­night, Fri. till 1 a.m., Sat. till 1:30 a.m. Grand­stand/club­house ad­mis­sion $3, Sports Palace restau­rant seats $5, $3 af­ter 7:30 p.m. www.pim­lico.com. 5201 Park Heights Ave., 410.542.9400 North of Map B1 RI­P­LEY’S BE­LIEVE IT OR NOT! An 8,000-square-foot “odd­i­to­rium” for ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the weird, won­der­ful world of Ri­p­ley. Out­ra­geous and in­cred­i­ble ar­ti­facts from around the world, plus il­lu­sions in the Marvelous Mir­ror Maze and 4-D Mov­ing The­ater. Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 10 p.m., Sun. till 8 p.m. $17.99, chil­dren (ages 4-12) $11.99, plus fees for the­ater and maze. Combo tick­ets avail­able. www.rip­leys.com/bal­ti­more. 301 Light St., 443.615.7878 Map C6 TOP OF THE WORLD  I.M. Pei-de­signed, tallest pen­tag­o­nal build­ing (all an­gles be­ing equal) in the world with a 360de­gree view of the city from the 27th floor. Ob­ser­va­tion level mu­seum with ro­tat­ing art ex­hi­bi­tions. “When Worlds Col­lide,” art­works high­light­ing the plight of mi­gra­tory song­birds, through June 12. Wed.-Thurs. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. $6, se­niors/mil­i­tary $5, chil­dren (ages 3-12) $4, un­der 3 free. www. view­bal­ti­more.org. 401 E. Pratt St., 410.837.8439 Map D6 BULLE ROCK Named for Amer­ica’s first Thor­ough­bred. Pete Dye-de­signed, top-ranked course ap­prox­i­mately 30 miles north­east of Bal­ti­more. Five sets of tees on long and short holes. Club­house with restau­rant and views of Ch­e­sa­peake Bay. Full locker room ser­vice. Cad­dies avail­able. www.bulle rock­golf.com. 320 Blen­heim Ln., Havre de Grace, Md., 410.939.8887 THE CLUB AT TURF VAL­LEY A bent grass course with 36 holes, driv­ing range, prac­tice ar­eas, men’s and women’s locker rooms. For ev­ery level of player. Also spa, saunas, pools, ten­nis courts, Fair­way Lounge and Alexan­dra’s for din­ing. www.tur­f­val­ley.com/golf. 2700 Turf Val­ley Rd., El­li­cott City, Md., 410.465.1500 BAL­TI­MORE BASIL­ICA Na­tional Shrine of the As­sump­tion of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary. In 1806, Bishop John Carroll placed the cor­ner­stone of this land­mark site, Mother Church of Ro­man Catholi­cism. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. till end of mass. Guided tours Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Sun. noon. Gift shop: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun. noon-3 p.m. www. bal­ti­more­basil­ica.org. 409 Cathe­dral St., 410.727.3565 Map C4 THE NA­TIONAL SHRINE OF ST. ALPHON  SUS LIGUORI De­signed by ar­chi­tect Robert Cary Long in 1845 in South­ern Ger­man neo-Gothic style. Sun. Mass: Lithua­nian (8:30 a.m.), English (10 a.m.), city’s only Tri­den­tine Mass (11:30 a.m.). Mon.-Sat. Mass 7 a.m., 12:10 p.m. Call to ar­range tours. Gift shop: Mon.-Thurs.

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri. and Sun. till 1 p.m. www.stalphon­sus­balt.org. 114 W. Saratoga St., 410.685.6090 Map C4 ST. JUDE SHRINE A cen­ter of de­vo­tions to St. Jude, pa­tron saint of hope­less causes. Mass Sun. 8, 9, 11:30 a.m.; Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Fri. 7 a.m., noon; Wed. 7 a.m., 7:45 a.m., noon; Sat. 7:45 a.m., noon, 4:30 p.m. Check on­line for ad­di­tional ser­vices. www. stjudeshrine.org. 512 W. Saratoga St., 410.685.6026 Map B4 ST. MARY’S SPIR­I­TUAL CEN­TER & HIS­TORIC SITE Site of the first Catholic sem­i­nary in the United States (1791) and home of first Amer­i­can saint El­iz­a­beth Se­ton. Mon.-Fri. noon3:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-3 p.m. Call ahead dur­ing in­clement weather. Free. www. stmarys­pacast.org. 600 N. Paca St., 410.728.6464 Map B4 HOLO­CAUST ME­MO­RIAL Sculp­tor Joseph Shep­pard’s pow­er­ful bronze work pays trib­ute to the mil­lions killed in the Holo­caust. Cen­tral plaza is tri­an­gu­lar like the badges Jews were forced to wear. In­scribed plaques, sta­tion lamp posts and box­car sym­bols plus 1940s rail­road tracks lin­ing walks. www. josephshep­pard.com. 1009 N. Charles St., 410.752.1313 Map D6 WASH­ING­TON MON­U­MENT The 178-foot-tall col­umn (228 steps up), built in 1815, is one of the na­tion’s ear­li­est memo­ri­als for Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton. Ar­chi­tect Robert Mills also de­signed the mon­u­ment in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. Ren­o­vated mu­seum plus two time cap­sules with some items on dis­play at Mary­land His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. Wed.-Fri. 2-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. Re­serve on­line to climb steps. www.mvp­con­ser­vancy.org. 699 N. Charles St., 410.396.0929 Map C3 B&O RAIL­ROAD MU­SEUM Smith­so­nian In­sti­tu­tion af­fil­i­ate with the old­est, most com­pre­hen­sive col­lec­tion of rail­road ar­ti­facts in the Western Hemi­sphere. Site (40 acres) fea­tures the 1851 Mount Clare Sta­tion, 1884 Baldwin Round­house and first mile of com­mer­cial rail­road track in the United States. “The War Came By Train,” rail ar­ti­facts and lo­co­mo­tives com­mem­o­rat­ing the Civil War’s 150th an­niver­sary, on­go­ing.

Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.4 p.m. $18, se­niors (60+) $16, chil­dren $12, un­der 2 free. www.bo­rail.org. 901 W. Pratt St., 410.752.2490 Map A6 BABE RUTH BIRTHPLACE MU­SEUM The child­hood res­i­dence of Ge­orge Her­man Ruth Jr. show­cases Babe’s early years. Ex­hibits in­clude “Babe Bat­ted Here”; “Babe: Hus­band, Fa­ther, Friend”; and “’O’ Say Can You See: The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner in Sports.” Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gift shop. $7, se­niors $5, chil­dren (ages 4-16) $4, un­der 3 free. www.baberuth­mu­seum.com. 216 Emory St., 410.727.1539 Map B6 BAL­TI­MORE CIVIL WAR MU­SEUM Ex­hibits at his­toric Pres­i­dent St. Sta­tion. On April 9, 1861, the first blood­shed of the Civil War oc­curred when a Mas­sachusetts vol­un­teer mili­tia left this sta­tion to walk to the B&O’s Cam­den Sta­tion but was at­tacked by South­ern sym­pa­thiz­ers. Gift shop. Thurs.-Mon. 10 a.m.4 p.m. $3, chil­dren (ages 12-18) $2, un­der 12 free. www.civil­war­balti­more. com. 601 S. Pres­i­dent St., 443.220.0290 Map E7 BAL­TI­MORE COUNTY HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY MU­SEUM In a 19th-cen­tury stone build­ing, manuscripts, photos, ledgers and clip­pings doc­u­ment the county’s his­tory. Fri. noon- 4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5. www.hsobc.org. 9811 Van Buren Ln., Cock­eysville, Md., 410.666.1878 BAL­TI­MORE MU­SEUM OF IN­DUS­TRY On water­front site of 1865 oys­ter can­nery, theme gal­leries like “phar­macy” and “ma­chine shop.” Ar­ti­facts: a Lino­type, a steam pump and 1930s spice grinder used to con­coct Old Bay sea­son­ing. “Then & Now,” Bal­ti­more Gas & Elec­tric his­toric photos of the city paired with crowd­sourced pics from to­day to il­lus­trate how the city has changed, through Jan. 1, 2017. “Video Game Wizards,” in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibit al­low­ing aspir­ing “wizards” to cre­ate their own com­puter game through 2019. Ma­chin­ery work­shops and ex­hibits. Pop­u­lar with school groups. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.4 p.m. $12, se­niors $9, stu­dents $7, un­der 6 free. www.thebmi.org. 1415 Key Hwy., 410.727.4808 South of Map D8 CARROLL MAN­SION Home of Charles Carroll, only Catholic signer of Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence. Ded­i­cated to his­tory of Bal­ti­more and Jon­estown. Tours (also to Phoenix Shot Tower). Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. (last tour starts

3 p.m.). $5, chil­dren/se­niors/stu­dents/ mil­i­tary $4, un­der 6 free. www.carroll mu­se­ums.org. 800 E. Lom­bard St., 410.605.2964 Map E6 ENOCH PRATT FREE LI­BRARY Crown jewel of the city’s pub­lic li­brary sys­tem and one of the old­est in the country, dat­ing from 1882. Fea­tur­ing soar­ing ar­chi­tec­ture as well as cozy read­ing nooks. Bene­fac­tor Pratt man­dated that the li­brary serve both rich and poor of all races. Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. till 5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. www.prat­tli­brary.org. 400 Cathe­dral St., 410.396.5430 Map C4 EV­ER­GREEN MU­SEUM & LI­BRARY Am­bas­sador John Work Gar­rett’s 48-room Gilded Age man­sion. Art, rare books, op­u­lent fur­nish­ings, Léon Bakst decor. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. Tours on the hour, fi­nal tour 3 p.m. $8, se­niors $7, stu­dents/ chil­dren $5, un­der 5 free. www. mu­se­ums.jhu.edu. 4545 N. Charles St., 410.516.0341 North of Map D1 FIRE MU­SEUM OF MARY­LAND  Bells, flash­ing lights, an­tique ve­hi­cles and an en­gine to climb plus 250 years of fire­fight­ing his­tory. Ex­hibits like “Life of a Fire­man” and “The Great Bal­ti­more Fire of 1904.” Gift shop. Sat. 10 a.m.4 p.m. Closed in Jan. $14, se­niors/ fire­fight­ers $12, ages 2-18 $6, un­der 2 free. www.fire­mu­se­ummd.org. 1301 York Rd., Lutherville, Md., 410.321.7500 FRED­ER­ICK DOU­GLASS ISAAC MY­ERS MAR­ITIME PARK Ded­i­cated to the African-Amer­i­can ship­builders who, like or­a­tor Dou­glass, toiled on the docks of Fells Point. Gallery space with learn­ing cen­ters, ship restora­tion work­shop. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. $5, se­niors $4, stu­dents $2, 5 and un­der free. Guided group tours $8. www.dou­glass­my­ers.org. 1417 Thames St., 410.685.0295 Map E8 GE­ORGE PE­ABODY LI­BRARY The noted phi­lan­thropist built li­brary, a cel­e­brated ar­chi­tec­tural achieve­ment, in 1866 with five tiers of cast iron bal­conies ris­ing to a stun­ning stained-glass sky­light in main hall. More than 300,000 vol­umes, mostly from 18th to early 20th cen­turies. Tues.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. till 3 p.m. www.peabodyevents. li­brary.jhu.edu. 17 E. Mount Ver­non Pl., 410.659.8179 Map C3 GEPPI’S EN­TER­TAIN­MENT MU­SEUM A his­tory of pop cul­ture ex­plored

through col­lectibles, toys, mu­sic and more at Cam­den Sta­tion (near Cam­den Yards). “Bal­ti­more Heroes,” the city’s cul­tural pi­o­neers; “A Story in Four Colors,” comic books in pop cul­ture; “Ex­tra! Ex­tra!,” news­pa­per comics as so­cial com­men­tary; “Rev­o­lu­tion,” rock and roll’s im­pact on Amer­i­can cul­ture from 1961 to 1970. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.6 p.m. $10, se­niors (55+) $9, stu­dents $7, un­der 4 free. www.gep­pis­mu­seum. com. 301 W. Cam­den St., 410.625.7060 Map C7 HOME­WOOD MU­SEUM Built in 1801 on a cam­pus of Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity, the Pal­la­dian-style, Fed­eral-pe­riod man­sion was a wed­ding gift from Dec­la­ra­tion signer Charles Carroll to his son. Fur­nished to re­flect life in early 19th-cen­tury Bal­ti­more. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. Tours on the half hour, last at 3:30 p.m. $8, se­niors $7, stu­dents/chil­dren $5, un­der 5 free. www.mu­se­ums.jhu.edu, 3400 N. Charles St., 410.516.5589 North of Map C1 IR­ISH RAIL­ROAD WORK­ERS MU­SEUM Visit this pair of 1848 row houses to learn about the Ir­ish rail­road work­ers who helped build the Bal­ti­more & Ohio Rail­road. One house re-cre­ates the life of a fam­ily of eight (plus one boarder), while the other serves as a trib­ute to Bal­ti­more’s Ir­ish. Mu­seum open Fri.Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun. 1- 4 p.m. Tours (by re­quest) in­clude Lem­mon Street, St. Peter’s Church and the Hollins Street Mar­ket. Reg­is­ter on­line or by phone. Free. www.irishshrine.org. 1325 Bolton St., 410.669.8154 Map A6 JOHNS HOP­KINS AR­CHAE­O­LOG­I­CAL MU­SEUM More than 700 ob­jects housed in ren­o­vated univer­sity build­ing’s atrium. In­te­rior fea­tures draw­ers for cu­nei­form tablets, stamped bricks from Rome and more. On loan: Goucher Col­lege’s Egyp­tian mummy. Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. First Sat. of month noon- 4 p.m. Free. ar­chae olog­i­cal­mu­seum.jhu.edu. 150 Gil­man Hall, 3400 N. Charles St., 410.516.0383 North of Map C1 MOUNT CLARE MU­SEUM A 1760s Ge­or­gian man­sion, home of Charles Carroll and Mary­land’s first house mu­seum. Views of city sky­line, 18thand 19th-cen­tury fur­nish­ings, sil­ver, china, jew­elry plus Mount Clare Li­brary. Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (through April 30), Fri.-Sun. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (start­ing May 1). Fi­nal tour 3 p.m. $8, se­niors $7, chil­dren $6. Train ride from B&O Rail­road Mu­seum to Carroll Park ($5, chil­dren $4). www.mount­clare.org. 1500 Wash­ing­ton Blvd., Carroll Park, 410.837.3262 East of Map A7 NA­TIONAL MU­SEUM OF DEN­TISTRY Ob­jects like Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton’s den­tures shown within the world’s first den­tal col­lege. Films, his­toric teeth, tooth­brushes through time, in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits that let kids play den­tist. “The Oper­a­tory of the Fu­ture” and “Amer­i­can Col­lege of Den­tists’ Mace and Torch,” sym­bols of the found­ing of the col­lege. Open by ap­point­ment only; call to sched­ule a tour. $7, se­niors/ stu­dents $6, ages 3-12 $5, un­der 2 free. www.den­tal­mu­seum.org. 31 S. Greene St., 410.706.7461 Map B5 NA­TIONAL ELEC­TRON­ICS MU­SEUM Ap­prox­i­mately 10,000 ar­ti­facts cel­e­brat­ing sci­ence and engi­neer­ing. Nike Ajax, radar, ra­dios, vac­uum tubes, manuscripts. Among the gal­leries: Cold War, Early Radar and Un­der Seas. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.2 p.m. $5, stu­dents/se­niors $3, 5 and un­der free. www.na­tional­elec­tron­ics mu­seum.org. 1745 W. Nurs­ery Rd., Linthicum Heights, Md., 410.765.0230 PORT DIS­COV­ERY Ranked among top five U.S. chil­dren’s mu­se­ums, three lev­els of ac­tiv­i­ties to ed­u­cate and en­ter­tain. Kids get soaked (slick­ers and Crocs pro­vided) in Won­ders of Wa­ter (daily ex­cept Mon.) “Here We Grow!” sounds, in­ter­ac­tive el­e­ments (test your milk­ing skills!) teach the im­por­tance of agri­cul­ture, con­ser­va­tion and sus­tain­abil­ity, through May 8. “Heart and Seoul: Grow­ing Up in Korea,” in­ter­ac­tive in­stal­la­tions like “Restau­rant,” “Apart­ment” and “Korea K-Pop Stars Stu­dio” bring the cap­i­tal city to Bal­ti­more, June 4-Sept. 5. Tues.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Start­ing May 30: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon5 p.m. $14.95, mil­i­tary/un­der 2 free. www.port­dis­cov­ery.org. 35 Mar­ket Pl., 410.727.8120 Map D6 REGI­NALD F. LEWIS MU­SEUM The ex­pe­ri­ences and con­tri­bu­tions of Mary­land African Amer­i­cans from the past to the present. Three gal­leries, a the­ater for shows and talks, oral his­tory record­ing stu­dio, class­rooms and cafe. “BMORE Than the Story,” lo­cal stu­dents shar­ing their ex­pe­ri­ences dur­ing the 2015

un­rest, through Aug. 28. “Ques­tion Bridge: Black Males,” video in­stal­la­tion of African Amer­i­can men ask­ing and an­swer­ing provoca­tive ques­tions about race and iden­tity, through Sept. 30. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., third Thurs. 5-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $8, se­niors/ chil­dren/stu­dents $6, un­der 6 free. Gift shop. www.lewis­mu­seum.org. 830 E. Pratt St., 443.263.1800 Map D6 THE STARSPAN­GLED BAN­NER FLAG HOUSE Home of Mary Pick­ers­gill, who sewed the flag that in­spired Fran­cis Scott Key’s lyrics to “The StarS­pan­gled Ban­ner.” Pe­riod fur­ni­ture, war ar­ti­facts and a glass replica of the ban­ner. Dis­cov­ery gallery for kids. Ori­en­ta­tion film. Self-guided tours Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Do­cent tours Wed., Thurs. Sat. $8, se­niors (55+)/ mil­i­tary $7, stu­dents $6, un­der 6 free. www.flag­house.org. 844 E. Pratt St., 410.837.1793 Map D6 CYLBURN AR­BORE­TUM Busi­ness­man Jesse Tyson’s 1863 man­sion, now with a 207-acre park, 20 themed gar­dens, wooded trails and the Na­ture Mu­seum hold­ing bird spec­i­mens, nests, eggs, fos­sils, skulls and seashells. Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Na­ture Mu­seum, Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. Man­sion, Tues.-Fri. 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (closed June 13-July 18). Grounds Tues.-Sun. 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Self-guided or cell tours. Free. www.cyl­bur­nas­so­ci­a­tion.org. 4915 Green­spring Ave., 410.367.2217 North of Map B1 DRUID HILL PARK On the Na­tional Reg­is­ter of His­toric Places, the city’s first mu­nic­i­pal park. Druid Hill Lake and Howard Peters Rawl­ings Con­ser­va­tory, the country’s sec­ond-old­est Vic­to­rian struc­ture of its kind. Walk­ing trails, ath­letic courts. www.druid­hill­park.org. 900 Druid Park Lake Dr. North of Map A1 RAWL­INGS CON­SER­VA­TORY & BOTANIC GAR­DENS In Druid Hill Park since 1888, com­plex grew from five-story glass, wood and steel Palm House to three green­houses, two dis­play pavil­ions and out­door gar­dens. Or­chids, flower shows. “Plants and Peo­ple” pro­gram ev­ery Sun­day (1:30-3:30 p.m.). Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. $5 sug­gested do­na­tion. www.rawl­ingscon­ser­va­tory. org. 3100 Swann Dr., 410.396.0008 North of Map A1

Mary­land Science Cen­ter This smart play­ground fea­tures in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits, plus an ob­ser­va­tory (above) for sky-gaz­ing. Free Fri­days; $20.95 Sun­days with mu­seum en­try. www.md­sci.org. 601 Light St., 410.685.5225. Map C7

Pat­ter­son Park One of the city’s old­est parks be­gan as a six-acre do­na­tion in 1827. Now, the green space spans 137 acres with a lake, pool and even a Vic­to­rian Pagoda (above). Free. www.pat­ter­son­park.com. East­ern & Pat­ter­son Park aves. Map G5/6

Bal­ti­more Mu­seum of Art Un­til June 19, “Art Quilts” takes cloth ta­pes­tries from the bed to the wall (Michael James’ “Meta­mor­pho­sis,” above). Free. www. artbma.org. 10 Art Mu­seum Dr., 443.573.1700. North of Map D1

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