Longpoint 2019's venue sits between Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC. As such, we understand that some of you may wish to bring along significant others, and may need to accommodate children. You may even wish to make an extended trip out of visiting the nation’s capital! What follows is a list of attractions for adults and children.
Distinct in function and form, locals and visitors alike enjoy Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and the surrounding neighborhoods that offer a variety of fine dining, cultural experiences and exciting nightlife.
From breath-taking panoramic views of the skyline from the Observation Level of the World Trade Center to the up-close and personal experiences of street performances happening spontaneously at the waterfront, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor offers more to see and do than you might imagine.
The National Aquarium
Suitable for both adults and children, the National Aquarium in Baltimore features multiple aquatic exhibits, including a dolphin show, but also has a walk-through rainforest area with appropriate critters and IMAX experiences. Experience a 3-hour showcase of more than 16,000 animals including sharks, birds, frogs, turtles, dolphins, and jellies.
Maryland Science Center
Serving more than half a million visitors per year, the Maryland Science Center is one of Baltimore Inner Harbor’s main attractions. Entertaining and educational to the young and old alike, it is undoubtedly one of the city’s most exciting places to visit. With hands-on exhibits and spectacular displays in the wonderful world of science and technology, the Maryland Science Center is a great way to gain hands on experience and first-hand knowledge.
One of the oldest scientific institutions in the United States, the Maryland Science Center, commonly referred to as the Science Museum, is a reputable learning center for all ages and was originally a meeting place for an amateur scientific society where members would discuss papers on a variety of natural science topics.
At the Maryland Science Center you’ll find three floors of demonstrations to exercise your imagination and challenge your mind. See exciting combustible reactions, eye-boggling optical illusions and learn about lasers. Hands-on exhibits include a voyage through the human body and learning how microbes work for us. Traveling exhibits abound, so there’s always something new see and learn.
Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Port Discovery offers three floors of interactive, educational exhibits and ever-changing programs for children ages birth through 10. Toddle and crawl through Tot Trails. Get healthy and fit in Kick It Up!. Splish splash in Wonders of Water. Shop and pump gas at the Royal Farms Convenience Store and Fill’er Up Station. Cook and serve food in Tiny’s Diner or climb and slide through KidWorks, a 3-story urban treehouse.
White House Tours
Visit and tour the grounds and inside of the nation’s capitol.
Smithsonian Museums and Zoo
The Smithsonian Institution—the world’s largest museum and research complex—includes 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park. Most Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are free and open every day of the year. From Air and Space to Natural History and through Art Galleries, the Smithsonian Museums are a regular attraction for visitors.
Tour the National Monuments and Memorials