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Old 01-09-2003, 02:11 PM
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The place to go if you have a train fanatic in your family. It is located in America's first passenger and freight station at 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore. Exhibits show the evolution of the train from stagecoaches with iron wheels to early diesels to a H.O. model train layout. It is open daily from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Admission: $6.50 for 13 and over, $4 for kids 3-12, and free for kids 2 and under. 410-752-2490.


Kids can see one of the largest collections of fire fighting apparatus on the East Coast.Located at 1301 York Road, Lutherville, the museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. and Sunday from 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for kids 4-15, free for kids under 4. 410-321-7500.

****NEWSEUM ****

It is the first interactive museum of news. Sound boring? It's not. Your kids can be a television news anchor, radio announcer and on the cover of a magazine. There is a 126-foot wall that displays the news from around the world as it is happening. See the front pages of newspapers from around the world. There is a Family Activity Guide to help your enjoy the Newseum to its fullest. The Newseum is at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, only 2 blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. 703-284-3544 or 800-NEWSEUM.


The interactive galleries explain the basic principles of air and space flight. A wind tunnel demonstrates the forces of lift. Thrust, gravity, stability and control are only a few of the more than 50 hands-on activities. An amphitheater-style area features "Explainers" performing demonstrations. The Air and Space Museum is located at Sixth Street and Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. It is an easy walk from the Smithsonian Metro stop. 202-357-2700.


On Mill Street in St. Michaels has miniature sized boats for kids to climb on. It was recently named one of the top 6 maritime museums in the country and frequently has programs planned just for families. 410-745-2916.

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