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Mar­veling at tooth­pick ar­chi­tec­ture and other cool things to see and do

Art Mu­se­ums

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. “Matt Se­sow: Shock and Awe,” the D.C.based artist’s “raw, vis­ceral, good to the bone” paint­ings, through May 28.

“YUMMM! The His­tory, Fantasy and Fu­ture of Food,” 35 artists join­ing forces with in­di­vid­u­als from a wide spec­trum of fields, in­clud­ing science, agri­cul­ture, hu­mor and lit­er­a­ture, through Sept. 3. 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. 800 Key High­way, 410.244.1900 Map D8

ASIAN ARTS AND CULTURE CEN­TER— An on­go­ing col­lec­tion, ob­jects from Korea, China, Ja­pan and South­east Asia. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., dur­ing ex­hi­bi­tions. Free. www.tow­­narts. Fine Arts Build­ing, Tow­son Univer­sity, 8000 York Road, 410.704.2807

BAL­TI­MORE MU­SEUM OF ART— Hous­ing 95,000 ob­jects, an­cient mo­saics to con­tem­po­rary art. Cone Col­lec­tion fea­tures Renoir, Matisse, Gau­guin and Pi­casso. Dorothy McIl­vain Scott Amer­i­can Wing show­cas­ing 200 years of Amer­i­can artis­tic ef­forts, Tif­fany hall and sa­lon of Mary­land-re­lated works. African and Asian art gal­leries fea­tur­ing 85 works in the for­mer and more than 2,000 in the lat­ter.

“Front Room: Guer­rilla Girls,” 48 protest posters from the fem­i­nist col­lec­tive’s body of work from 1985 to 2012 demon­strat­ing how the art world marginal­izes women artists and artists of color, through March 12. “Oliver Her­ring: Ar­eas for Ac­tion,” 12 videos of daily pub­lic per­for­mances in a New York City gallery in 2010 show­ing 50 vol­un­teers get­ting joy­fully doused in messy things like glit­ter and food dye, through April 2.

“Shift­ing Views: Peo­ple & Pol­i­tics in Con­tem­po­rary African Art,” pho­to­graphs, prints and draw­ings from seven artists of­fer­ing their views on the con­ti­nent’s res­i­dents, through June 18. Sculp­ture gar­den with 34 mas­ter­works and Gertrude’s restau­rant for Ch­e­sa­peake fla­vors. Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 10 Art Mu­seum Drive, 443.573.1700 North of Map D1

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, plus a mu­seum on the 15th floor

with an­tique bot­tles and other ar­ti­facts from the com­pany’s his­tory. 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. bro­moseltzer­ 21 S. Eutaw St., 443.874.3596 Map C6

MARY­LAND ART PLACE— A non-profit con­tem­po­rary gallery at Power Plant Live! Registry of 1,600 re­gional artists. “Ab­hid­nya Ghuge & Heather Har­vey,” works by these in­stal­la­tion artists ex­plor­ing the in­ter­ven­tion of spa­ces and the use of var­i­ous ma­te­ri­als, Jan. 19March 11. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. www.mdart­ 8 Mar­ket Place, 410.962.8565 Map D5

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. “Wil­liam A. Chris­ten­berry: Lay­ing-by Time,” a look back at the late Amer­i­can painter’s work, in­clud­ing the rarely shown “Klan Room Tableau,” a dense mul­ti­me­dia piece il­lus­trat­ing Chris­ten­berry’s re­sponse to the vi­o­lence of the Ku Klux Klan, through March 12.

“Light and Shadow: Paint­ings and Draw­ings by Philip Koch from Ed­ward Hopper’s Stu­dio,” the MICA fac­ulty mem­ber’s ex­ten­sive work of the fa­mous painter’s Cape Cod stu­dio and its sur­round­ings, through March 25. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon5 p.m. Free. Fox Build­ing, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave., 410.669.9200 Map C1

THE 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.

“Anne Arun­del County Pub­lic Schools Stu­dent Art Show,” high­light­ing works by lo­cal young­sters in the Sculp­ture Court, through March 26. “Fe­ro­cious Beauty: Wrath­ful Di­eties from Ti­bet and Nepal,” a dozen sculp­tures, paint­ings and rit­ual ob­jects depict­ing these at times in­tim­i­dat­ing spir­i­tual be­ings, through April 16.

“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.the­wal­ 600 N. Charles St., 410.547.9000 Map C3


BAL­TI­MORE CON­VEN­TION CEN­TER— In­ner Har­bor/downtown com­plex host­ing ex­pos and trade shows for in­dus­try folk and con­sumers alike. www.bc­cen­ 1 W. Pratt St., 410.649.7000 Map C6

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 to his grave for nearly 70 years un­til 2009. A new anony­mous “Poe Toaster,” cho­sen by Bal­ti­more­ans, re­vives the tra­di­tion. 8 a.m.-dusk. Free. 519 W. Fayette St., 410.706.2072 Map B5

EUBIE BLAKE NA­TIONAL JAZZ IN­STI­TUTE AND CUL­TURAL CEN­TER— Ex­hibits honor Bal­ti­more jazz artists Blake, Bil­lie Hol­l­i­day and Cab Cal­loway. See web­site for exhibition schedule, plus con­certs, classes and po­etry read­ings. Be Free Fri­days, po­etry read­ings last Fri­day of each month 7 p.m. Wed.Fri. 1- 6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun. by appt.). $5.­ 847 N. Howard St., 410.225.3130 Map C2

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 Star-Span­gled Ban­ner.” Vis­i­tors cen­ter has films and ex­hibits. Daily flag rais­ing at 10 a.m., low­er­ing at 4 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. 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.his­toric­ Pier 1, 301 E. Pratt St., 410.539.1797 Map D6

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. bal­ti­mor­ 1101 Rus­sell St., 410.261.7283 Map B8

MARY­LAND SCIENCE CEN­TER— Three lev­els of in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits. Live demos like “Di­nosaur Mys­ter­ies,” “Fol­low the Blue Crab” and new­est “Science & Main.” The Shed, DIY work­shop for all ages. 50-foot domed Davis Plan­e­tar­ium, an IMAX the­ater with five-story-high movie screens, show­ing films like “Born to Be Wild,” “Pen­guins,” “Star-Span­gled Ban­ner: An­them of Lib­erty.”

Tues-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. till 6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ( The Shed, Kids Room, SciLab close ear­lier.) $24.95, se­niors $23.95, chil­dren 3-12 $18.95, un­der 3 free. IMAX ex­tra. Dis­counted ad­mis­sion Fri­days af­ter 5 p.m. Gift shop and cafe.­ 601 Light St., 410.685.5225 Map C7

THE 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. New­est ad­di­tion: chee­tah broth­ers from San Diego Wildlife Sa­fari Park. “Af­ter Hours with the An­i­mals” on se­lect days when zoo stays open till 7 p.m. with $10 ad­mis­sion. (Jan.-Feb.) Fri.Mon. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., (March-April) daily 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. $18, se­niors $15, chil­dren $14, un­der 2 free. Free park­ing. www. mary­land­ Druid Hill Park, 443.552.5296 North of Map B1

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 260,000gal­lon 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. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Fri. till 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. till 5 p.m. $24.95-$39.95, un­der 3 free. Spe­cial tours vary. On­line pur­chase with timed en­try rec­om­mended. At the In­ner Har­bor. 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. Tours vary by day/game schedule. Check web­site for de­tails. $9, se­niors/chil­dren $6, 3 and un­der free. www.ori­ 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. Tours 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.­roll­mu­se­ 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.pim­ 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 wacky, 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.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. $17.99, chil­dren (ages 4-12) $11.99, plus fees for the­ater and maze. Combo tick­ets avail­able.­­ti­more. 301 Light St., 443.615.7878 Map C6

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.flag­ 844 E. Pratt St., 410.837.1793 Map D6

TOP OF THE WORLD— Sweep­ing city views from the 27th floor of the I.M. Pei-de­signed World Trade Cen­ter, the tallest pen­tag­o­nal build­ing (all an­gles be­ing equal) in the world. Ob­ser­va­tion level mu­seum with ro­tat­ing art ex­hi­bi­tions. 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. view­bal­ti­ 401 E. Pratt St., 410.837.8439 Map D6

U. S. NAVAL ACADEMY— Col­lege of the U.S. Navy. Guided walk­ing tours daily; Ages 18 and older must bring photo ID. Gift shop. $10.50, se­niors $9.50, chil­dren $8.50, un­der 5 free. Daily 9 a.m.4 p.m. Check web­site for tour schedule. 52 King George St., An­napo­lis, Md., 410.293.8687

WEST­MIN­STER HALL AND BURY­ING GROUND— A re­stored his­toric church sur­rounded by one of Bal­ti­more’s old­est ceme­ter­ies. Plots hold many pub­lic fig­ures, in­clud­ing Edgar Allan Poe. Burial grounds daily 8 a.m.-dusk. $5, se­niors/chil­dren $3. www.west­min­ster­ 519 W. Fayette St, 410.706.2072 Map B5

His­toric Re­li­gious Sites

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: Mon.Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m., Sun. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. www.bal­ti­more­basil­ 409 Cathe­dral St., 410.727.3565 Map C4

LLOYD STREET SYN­A­GOGUE— Mary­land’s first syn­a­gogue in 1845, now the third-old­est in the coun­try, built by Bal­ti­more He­brew Con­gre­ga­tion and de­signed by Robert Cary Long Jr. Site of the Jewish Mu­seum of Mary­land. Gift shop and li­brary. Guided tours Sun. 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. 3 p.m. $10, se­niors $8, stu­dents $6, un­der 12 $4, un­der 4 free. 15 Lloyd St., 410.732.6400 Map E5

THE NA­TIONAL SHRINE OF ST. ALPHON­SUS 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.stalphon­sus­ 114 W. Saratoga St., 410.685.6090 Map C4

OLD ST. PAUL’S CHURCH— The Angli­can com­mu­nity’s “Mother Church of Bal­ti­more” founded in 1692. Cur­rent build­ing, one of the city’s ar­chi­tec­tural gems, dates to 1856. Sun­day ser­vices (8:30 and 10:30 a.m.) plus Wed. noon. Eucharist ser­vice. www. stpauls­bal­ti­ 309 Cathe­dral St., 410.685.3404 Map C5

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. Check on­line for ad­di­tional ser­vices. 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. stmarys­ 600 North Paca St., 410.728.6464 Map B4

Mon­u­ments & Memo­ri­als

BAT­TLE MON­U­MENT— The city’s of­fi­cial em­blem. A 39-foot me­mo­rial for the 39 Bal­ti­more­ans who died in the War of 1812 de­signed by French­man Max­imil­lian Gode­froy and be­decked with sculp­tures (Lady Bal­ti­more and griffins) by An­to­nio Capel­lano. A con­crete replica re­places the orig­i­nal “Lady” who now re­sides in the Mary­land His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. www.bal­ti­ Calvert & E. Fayette sts. Map C5

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.josephshep­ 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. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Re­serve on­line to climb steps. $6, un­der 13 $4. Mu­seum free. www. mvp­con­ser­ 699 N. Charles St., 410.396.0929 Map C3

Mu­se­ums & Li­braries

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.­ 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.” ( Through March) Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.5 p.m. (Be­gin­ning April) Daily 10 a.m.5 p.m. Gift shop. $7, se­niors $5, chil­dren (ages 4-16) $4, un­der 3 free. www.baberuth­mu­ 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.civil­war­balti­ 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. 9811 Van Buren Lane, 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. “He­len Delich Bent­ley Trib­ute,” four gar­ments and 12 hats from the pi­o­neer­ing re­porter and elected of­fi­cial’s wardrobe dat­ing from the 1960s-1970s demon­strat­ing her civic pride, through April 30.

“Video Game Wizards,” in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibit al­low­ing as­pir­ing “wizards” to cre­ate their own com­puter game, on­go­ing. 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. 1415 Key High­way, 410.727.4808 South of Map D8

CAR­ROLL MAN­SION— Stately res­i­dence of Charles Car­roll, only Catholic signer of Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence, pre­served in its 19th-cen­tury grandeur. Ded­i­cated to his­tory of Bal­ti­more and Jon­estown. Tours (also of nearby Phoenix Shot Tower). Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. (last tour starts 3 p.m.). $5, chil­dren/ se­niors/stu­dents/mil­i­tary $4, un­der 6 free.­roll­mu­se­ 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.prat­tli­ 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 dé­cor, plus the­ater. “Seventeen Men: Portraits of Black Civil War Sol­diers,” Cap­tain Wil­liam A. Prickitt’s photo al­bum of the men who saved his life, passed down through gen­er­a­tions with draw­ings and re­search by Michi­gan artist Shayne David­son flesh­ing out the sto­ries of these men, through June 4.

“Bakst Reimag­ined,” rarely seen items from the mu­seum’s col­lec­tion in­clud­ing cos­tume and set de­signs from his “The Sleep­ing Princess,” on­go­ing. 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. mu­se­ 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.­mu­se­ 1301 York Road, 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.dou­glass­my­ 1417 Thames St., 410.685.0295 Map E8

GEORGE PE­ABODY LI­BRARY— The noted phi­lan­thropist built this 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.­ 17 E. Mount Ver­non Place, 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.gep­pis­mu­ 301 W. Cam­den St., 410.625.7060 Map C7

HAVRE DE GRACE MAR­ITIME MU­SEUM— Items like a replica of a shad shack tell the story of the port’s his­tory. Also home to Ch­e­sa­peake Wooden Boat Builders School, which teaches con­struc­tion and restora­tion of wooden crafts. “Be­yond Jamestown: Life 400 Years Ago,” a jour­ney back in time with Capt. John Smith and crew in the New World, on­go­ing. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Sug­gested do­na­tion $3. www.hdg­mar­itimemu­ 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, Md., 410.939.4800

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. “A Win­ter’s Res­i­dence: Charles Car­roll of Home­wood’s Town­houses, 18001816,” new works il­lus­trat­ing what life was like for the Car­roll fam­ily as they moved be­tween their coun­try res­i­dence, Home­wood, and their city town­houses, through Feb. 15. 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. mu­se­ 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. 1325 Bolton St., 410.669.8154 Map A6

JEWISH MU­SEUM OF MARY­LAND— One of the largest Jewish mu­se­ums in the coun­try. Two gal­leries with ex­hibits, li­brary, re­search cen­ter con­tain­ing more than 1.1 mil­lion doc­u­ments, ar­ti­facts and pho­tos. Three-build­ing com­plex in­cludes the B’nai Is­rael Syn­a­gogue built in 1876. “Re­mem­ber­ing Auschwitz: His­tory, Holo­caust,

Hu­man­ity,” four ex­hi­bi­tions com­bined dis­play­ing archival pho­to­graphs and art­works to pro­vide a com­pre­hen­sive look at the no­to­ri­ous death camp, March 5-May 29. $10, se­niors (65+) $8, stu­dents with ID $6, chil­dren (4-12) $4, un­der 4 free. Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.jew­ish­mu­se­ 15 Lloyd St., 410.732.6400 Map E5

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 olog­i­cal­mu­ 150 Gil­man Hall, 3400 N. Charles St., 410.516.0383 North of Map C1

MARY­LAND HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY— A 150-plus-year-old so­ci­ety with more than 100,000 ar­ti­facts and a li­brary of nearly 7 mil­lion items, in­clud­ing orig­i­nal man­u­script of “The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner” and the orig­i­nal Lady Bal­ti­more statue from the Bat­tle Mon­u­ment, the city’s of­fi­cial em­blem. Pe­riod fur­ni­ture, sil­ver, toys, paint­ings.

“What & Why: Col­lect­ing at the Mary­land His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety” with more than 50 items span­ning four cen­turies of do­na­tions to the mu­seum, in­clud­ing in­flu­en­tial African Amer­i­can jazz mu­si­cian Eubie Blake’s prac­tice pi­anos, a wool ta­pes­try of George Wash­ing­ton and a sign from re­cently closed LGBTQ venue Club Hippo, through June 30.

On­go­ing: “In­vent­ing a Na­tion: Mary­land in the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Era”; “The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner Gallery”; “Di­vided Voices: Mary­land in the Civil War.” Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $9, se­niors $7, stu­dents/ chil­dren $6, un­der 3 free. First Thurs. of month free. 201 W. Mon­u­ment St., 410.685.3750 Map C3

NA­TIONAL CRYPTOLOGIC MU­SEUM— From the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Agency, ex­pla­na­tions of Amer­ica’s cryptologic his­tory with code-mak­ing and code­break­ing ar­ti­facts. High­lights: WWII Enigma ci­pher ma­chine, mu­seum li­brary and the 60 Years of Cryptologic Ex­cel­lence ex­hibit. Gift shop and li­brary. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. First and third Sat. of month 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Free. 20 miles south of Bal­ti­more, NSA, off Route 32. 9800 Sav­age Road, Ft. Meade, Md., 301.688.5849

NA­TIONAL ELEC­TRON­ICS MU­SEUM— Nearly 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. na­tional­elec­tron­ic­smu­ 1745 W. Nurs­ery Road, Linthicum, Md., 410.765.0230

NA­TIONAL GREAT BLACKS IN WAX MU­SEUM— Tableaux of 100 fig­ures: civil rights lead­ers, ath­letes, African cit­i­zens, min­is­ters, politi­cians and no­ta­bles like Langston Hughes and Bal­ti­morean Bil­lie Hol­i­day. Ex­hibits on slav­ery and the Mid­dle Pas­sage. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mon. Sept.-Oct.), Sun. noon- 6 (till 5 p.m. Sept.-Oct.) p.m. $13, se­niors/stu­dents $12, ages 3-11 $11, un­der 3 free. www. great­blacksin­ 1601- 03 E. North Ave., 410.563.3404 North of Map E1

NA­TIONAL MU­SEUM OF DEN­TISTRY— Ob­jects like George Wash­ing­ton’s dentures shown within the world’s first den­tal col­lege. Films, 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. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; call to schedule a tour. $7, se­niors/stu­dents $6, ages 3-12 $5, un­der 2 free. www.den­tal­mu­ 31 S. Greene St., 410.706.7461 Map B5

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.). “Thomas & Friends Ex­plore the Rails!,” a climbable Thomas and hands-on Is­land of Sodor toy rail­way for ex­plo­ration, plus Sodor Steam­works where chil­dren dress up as con­duc­tors and fix an en­gine, through May 7. Tues.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $14.95, mil­i­tary/un­der 2 free. www. port­dis­cov­ 35 Mar­ket Place, 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. “Sons: See­ing the Mod­ern African Amer­i­can Male,” pho­to­graphs chal­leng­ing vis­i­tors to com­pare per­cep­tions of black men to re­al­ity, through March 1. “Now That’s Cool!,” more than 40 ob­jects dis­played for the first time, in­clud­ing a signed pho­to­graph of abo­li­tion­ist and or­a­tor Fred­er­ick Dou­glass, through Dec. 31. 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.lewis­mu­ 830 E. Pratt St., 443.263.1800 Map D6

Parks & Gar­dens

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, Man­sion. Hours vary by sea­son and month. Check web­site for de­tails. Self-guided or cell tours. Free. www. cyl­bur­nas­so­ci­a­ 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, and The Mary­land Zoo in Bal­ti­more. Walk­ing trails, ath­letic courts. www.druid­hill­ 900 Druid Park Lake Drive North of Map A1

PATTERSON PARK— One of the city’s old­est parks be­gan as a six-acre do­na­tion in 1827 and now spans 137 acres with lake, ice rink in win­ter, ball fields, pool and tennis courts. Vic­to­rian Pagoda. www.pat­ter­son­ Eastern and Patterson Park aves. Map G5/6

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.rawl­ingscon­ser­va­ 3100 Swann Drive, 410.396.0008 North of Map A1

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