MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS

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A cher­ished mo­ment that launched a ca­reer and now a show of im­ages

At 16, Neil Leifer sold his first pho­to­graph to Sports Il­lus­trated. Bal­ti­more­ans may re­call that iconic shot of Alan Ameche’s game-win­ning touch­down that made the Colts the 1958 NFL cham­pi­ons. The pho­to­graph, along with 53 other Leifer im­ages, stars in an ex­hi­bi­tion at the Sports Leg­ends Mu­seum (above). See page 22.— Rachel Chism

AMER­I­CAN VI­SION­ARY ART MU­SEUM Jim Rouse Vi­sion­ary Cen­ter with two floors of art cars, the Cabaret Me­chan­i­cal The­ater, ki­netic sculp­tures. Paint­ings from the Von Bru­enchen­hein Col­lec­tion. Hu­man, Soul & Ma­chine: The Com­ing Sin­gu­lar­ity!, the im­pact of tech­nol­ogy on 40+ artists through Aug. 31. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. $15.95, se­niors $13.95, stu­dents $9.95, 6 and un­der free. Gift shop and Mr. Rain’s Fun House for food. www.avam.org. 800 Key Hwy., 410.244.1900 Map D8

ASIAN ARTS AND CUL­TURE CEN­TER An on­go­ing dis­play of ob­jects from Korea, China, Ja­pan and SE Asia. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat. 1- 4 p.m. Free. www.tow­son.edu/asia­narts. Fine Arts Build­ing, Tow­son Univer­sity, 8000 York Rd., 410.704.2807

BAL­TI­MORE MU­SEUM OF ART Hous­ing 90,000-plus ob­jects, an­cient mo­saics to con­tem­po­rary art. Cone Col­lec­tion fea­tures Renoir, Matisse, Gau­guin and Pi­casso. Ger­man Ex­pres­sion­ism: A Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Spirit, work by Ger­man artists from move­ments, like Der Blaue Reiter ( The Blue Rider). On Pa­per: Fig­ure Draw­ings from the Thomas E. Be­nesch Memo­rial Col­lec­tion, vari­a­tions of the hu­man fig­ure by con­tem­po­rary artists like David Hock­ney both through Sept. 14. Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Free. www.artbma.org. 10 Art Mu­seum Dr., 443.573.1700 North of Map D1

MARY­LAND ART PLACE A non-profit con­tem­po­rary gallery at Power Plant Live! Reg­istry of 1,600 re­gional artists. Young Blood, works from Bal­ti­more­area Mas­ters of Fine Art grad­u­ates, through Au­gust 16. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.5 p.m. Free. www.mdart­place.org. 8 Mar­ket Pl., 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. Lo­cally Sourced, va­ri­ety of me­dia doc­u­ment­ing the in­ter­con­nected cul­tural land­scape of the

arts and entertainment district. Sept. 2-21. 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

SCHOOL 33 ART CEN­TER Ren­o­vated pub­lic school, now Bal­ti­more’s orig­i­nal al­ter­na­tive space for con­tem­po­rary galleries, stu­dio fa­cil­i­ties and class­rooms for ce­ram­ics and print-mak­ing work­shops. 35-33-35, 35th an­niver­sary ex­hibit of 35 artists who have made an im­pact with their ded­i­ca­tion and sup­port of S33 over the years, through Aug. 21. Wed.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. www.school33.org. 1427 Light St., 443.263.4350 S of Map C8

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. The Janet and Wal­ter Sond­heim Artscape Prize 2014 Fi­nal­ists, through Aug. 17. See­ing Mu­sic in Medieval Manuscripts, how mu­sic re­lated to phi­los­o­phy, re­li­gion and arts dur­ing the Mid­dle Ages through Oct. 12. Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. till 9 p.m. Free walk-in tours. Cafe. www. the­wal­ters.org. 600 N. Charles St., 410.547.9000 Map C3

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. Nar­rated boat tour, pre­sented from Key’s per­spec­tive through Sept. 30. Daily flag rais­ing at 9:30 a.m., low­er­ing at 4:20 p.m. Vis­i­tors cen­ter and fort 9 a.m.- 4:45 p.m., park 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $7, 15 and un­der free. www.nps.gov/fomc. E. Fort Ave., 410.962.4290 S 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: $6-14, four ships: $7-18; 5 and un­der free. www.his­toric­ships.org. 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. Sta­dium for 71,000 (119 suites and 8,196 club seats) west of the In­ner Har­bor. www.bal­ti­moreravens.com. 1101 Rus­sell St., 410.261.7283 Map B8

MARY­LAND SCIENCE CEN­TER Three lev­els of in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits. Live demos like Di­nosaur Mys­ter­ies and Fol­low the Blue Crab. 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. Closed Mon. $18.95, se­niors $17.95, chil­dren 3-12 $15.95, un­der 3 free. IMAX ex­tra. First Fri­days, $8 ad­mis­sion 5- 8 p.m. to ex­hibits, plan­e­tar­ium and IMAX. Gift shop and cafe. www.md­sci.org. 601 Light St., 410.685.5225 Map C7

MARY­LAND ZOO IN BAL­TI­MORE More than 1,500 an­i­mals on 160 acres. Rap­tor Gar­den, Gi­raffe Feed­ing Sta­tion, Po­lar Bear Watch un­der­wa­ter view­ing area and Chim­panzee For­est. Rise and Con­quer, of­fi­cial mas­cots of the NFL Ravens. Sat-Sun: Break­fast with the an­i­mals, buf­fet-style break­fast and an­i­mal feed­ing be­fore Zoo opens, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. through Sept. 20. Daily 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. $17.50, se­niors $14.50, chil­dren $12.50, un­der 2 free. Free park­ing. www.mary­land­zoo.org. Druid Hill Park, 443.552.5296 North of Map B1

NA­TIONAL AQUAR­IUM More than 16,000 creatures housed in rain for­est, ma­rine mam­mal pav­il­ion, river gorge and co­ral reef ecosys­tems. See jel­lies and an­i­mal feed­ings. 4D Im­mer­sion The­ater and Har­bor Mar­ket Kitchen. On­go­ing ex­hibits like An­i­mal Planet Aus­tralia. Black­tip Reef, a 260,000gal­lon Indo-Pa­cific faux co­ral reef for up-close views of sharks, stingrays and a 400-pound sea tur­tle. Dolphin Dis­cov­ery, all-day ac­cess to dol­phins and ex­perts, fea­tur­ing train­ing, play, feed­ing times. Daily from 9 a.m. Hours vary by month; check on­line. Re­served tick­ets rec­om­mended. All-Aquar­ium ad­mis­sion $34.95 (Fri­days af­ter 5 p.m. $12), se­niors $29.95, chil­dren $21.95, un­der 3 free. www.aqua.org. 501 E. Pratt St., 410.576.3800 Map D6

ORI­OLE PARK AT CAMDEN YARDS A be­hind-the-scenes tour 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. noon-3 p.m. $9, se­niors/chil­dren $6, 3 and un­der free. www.ori­oles.com. 333 W. Camden St., 888.848.2473 Map B6

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, open Sun, noon- 6 p.m. www.pat­ter­son­park.com. Eastern and Pat­ter­son Park aves. Map G5/6

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, signer of 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. 801 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. Mon.-Tues. 11:00 a.m.- 6 p.m., Wed.-Thurs. till 11:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11:45 p.m., Sun. till 8:30 p.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

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 4D Mov­ing The­ater. Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m. $17.99, chil­dren (ages 4-12) $11.99, plus fees for the­ater and maze. www.rip­leys.com/bal­ti­more. 301 Light St., 443.615.7878 Map C6

TOP OF THE WORLD I.M. Pei-de­signed, 423-foot ob­ser­va­tion level and mu­seum. Tallest pen­tag­o­nal build­ing in the world with a 360-de­gree view of the city from 27th floor. 9/11 Mary­land Memo­rial Ex­hibit through Dec. 31. Wed.-Thurs. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. $5, se­niors/ mil­i­tary $4, chil­dren $3, un­der 3 free. www.view­bal­ti­more.org. 401 E. Pratt St., 410.837.8439 Map D6

U. S. NAVAL ACADEMY Col­lege of the U.S. Navy. Guided walk­ing tours daily; Ages 16 and older must bring photo ID. Gift shop. $9.50, se­niors $8.50, stu­dents $7.50, un­der 5 free. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. www.navy­on­line.com. 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.west­min ster­hall.org. Fayette & Greene sts., 410.706.2072 Map B5

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