Maryland's long, rich past is accessible through the State's many museums. Some specialize in art, history, and culture or focus on the Chesapeake Bay, a dominant feature of Maryland life and landscape. Others highlight industry, technology, or science.
Besides its traditional museums, the State has museums with living-history and hands-on exhibits. Many historic houses, gardens, and buildings are open to the public year-round or seasonally. In Baltimore, both the Maryland Science Center and the National Aquarium host hundreds of school children every year and provide stimulating and fun excursions for families.
April 1, 2001
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