How to Reach and Enjoy Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Getting There On weekday mornings and evenings, you can take the MARC train's Camden line from Washington to Baltimore's Camden Yards station; the MARC Penn Line stops at Baltimore's Penn Station ( On weekends, Amtrak goes to Penn Station (, 800-USA-RAIL). The aquarium is also accessible via the Charles Center metro station, the Convention Center light rail stop and MTA bus lines No. 7 and 10.

You can walk between the Maryland Science Center and National Aquarium, or take the water taxi, which stops at both. (A one-day pass is $9 for adults, $4 age 10 and younger; 800-658-8947,

To drive, take Interstate 95 north to Exit 53 (Downtown I-395).

What to Do "Chinasaurs" at the Maryland Science Center (601 Light St., 410-685-5225, is open through Sept. 27. It costs $22.70 for adults, $16.70 for ages 3-12, $21.70 for seniors and military, which includes access to all the museum's permanent exhibits and learning spaces. Until June 21, the museum is open weekdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; afterward, Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

"Jellies Invasion: Oceans Out of Balance" will be open indefinitely at the National Aquarium in Baltimore (501 E. Pratt St., 410-576-3800, The exhibit is free with the price of a general admission ticket ($24.95 for adults, $14.95 ages 3-11, $23.95 age 60 and older); the dolphin show and 4-D movie cost extra. The aquarium is open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with later closings in July and August.

Catch a classic B-movie at the West Shore Park, adjacent to the science center, for free on Wednesday nights in July, starting at 9 p.m. Visit for a schedule of events.

For More Information For Amtrak discounts, hotel packages and "Waterfront Invasion"-related events, visit

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