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This page is for sharing activities and events that either you plan or that are open to all of the public to attend, which would be of interest to homeschool families, we strive to make this a resource where we can come together enjoying activities and local events. Please be specific as to time, place, location including the county and if there is any cost associated with the event.  If there is a limit to a activity you are planning or a minimum number required please include this information also. This is also the place to post CLASSES you wish to offer to our  homeschool community please feel free to have time date and cost and length of session include other information such as city, county, etc... where the class is being offered.

List of Resources for Activities, Museums, Places of Interest, Movies

Seasonal Activities and Events


Patuxent Research Refuge Homepage  

Brookside Gardens

Howard community College

Play Wise Kids

Home School Days Registration Baltimore Museum of Industry

Homeschool Work Shop Museum of Art

Imagination Stage programs

Baltimore Zoo Homeschooler free

Baltimore Zoo homeschool Series

Goddard Space Center

Ice Skating at Piney Orchard

Ice Skating Tucker road Ice Rink

Homeschool Bowling

Programs at Patuxent Research Refuge

College Park Aviation Museum

GoCityKids | Washington DC Calendar,

Washington Parent: Party Guide

Earth Calendar


Brookside Gardens
Saturday Morning Story Time  Conducted by Brookside Gardens Volunteers
Children will love these fun, garden- and nature-related stories. Each week features a different story followed by a simple craft. Please note that some story times may be held outside.
Saturdays,  10a.m.-10:30a.m.; Repeated 10:30a.m.-11a.m.
Free; Ages 3- 6; no registration required.

Story time is held in the Visitors Center Children’s Classroom.


Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens is Montgomery County's incomparable, award-winning 50-acre public display garden situated within Wheaton Regional Park, at 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton MD, 20902. Phone: (301) 962-1400


Howard community College


ConEd Kids Home Schooling  Classes for homeschoolers at Howard community College Enrichment classes for Home schooled youth for ages 7 -15rs. Homeschoolers Winter classes 2005 schedule



Home School Days Registration Baltimore Museum of Industry

Baltimore Museum of Industry   call 410.727.4808 x132 

Space is limited and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Checks should be made payable to the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

I am registering my child/ren for the following date(s):

Home School Day!   It's that time of the year again folks! Time to begin registration for the
Baltimore Museum of Industry's HOME SCHOOL DAYS ! Come and join us for a fun
filled day of learning just for Home Schoolers! Participate in our hands on and
interactive programs. You can sample activities like the Kids Cannery,
Children's MotorWorks, and In My Neighborhood. Check out our website for more

information on our programs!
Baltimore Museum of Industry 1415 Key Highway Inner Harbor South  Baltimore, MD 21230    call 410.727.4808 x132 


Walters homeschool calendar of events Click for the entire list of events



Imagination Stage programs

BAPA Imagination Stage ! The teacher-artists at Imagination Stage are dedicated to nurturing the creativity of every student in a supportive classroom environment.  At the younger levels, every class uses a multidisciplinary approach which integrates music, movement, drama and the visual arts to help children express themselves, foster self confidence and interpersonal relationships.


BAPA's Imagination Stage offers classes to homeschoolers.  "Create a Character" for 2nd and 3rd graders,  Structure Course Calendar  Click here to view a PDF of our Fall  Course Schedule Registration Policies

Baltimore Zoo for Homeschoolers Free when you Re-register
The Baltimore Zoo is open to home-schoolers FREE, when you pre-register with them.  Simple procedure...Call Pat at the Baltimore Zoo Education Department 410-396-6164,  she will send you a registration form, you send it back to her with the planned date of your visit, she sends you the FREE admission pass. If it rains, you call, reschedule, and reuse your pass. This is a grant from the State so they need us to do the red-tape thing! I spoke to the zoo and this free offer is only week days . You may pre register more then one day and make copies of the form and give to a friend so you can meet up separately or combine them and meet at the gate. 

Baltimore Zoo homeschool Series

Baltimore Maryland Homeschool Series  :     Registration begins August 1st.

Contact information 410 396 6164 The Maryland Zoo Dept. of Education

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore offers a series of educational programs for Home School students. Sign up for as many sessions as you like, but be aware that space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration for these programs begins on August 1. Call to check on availability before mailing registration and payment.


The Goddard Space Flight Center will be opening its doors from 1000 AM -600 PM on Sat 31 Jul 04 for families to enjoy food, live entertainment, rocket and robotics demos, facilities tours, and hands-on educational opportunities.  Goddard's website is



Ice skating  at   Piney Orchards


Maryland Ice Skating - Piney Orchard  Call for Ice-skating schedule
We can offer "Learn To Skate Classes" that includes 30 minutes of instruction and rental skate. Each "Class Series" will be 5 session for $55 per student for the series. We can start the first Series on January 9th. Please let me know if your Home-schoolers would be interested in this program. Contact  
Linda Monney   410-672-7013

Gary Cremen  Piney Orchard  410-672-7013x101



Tucker Road Ice Rink

George R. Moxley Jr.  Enterprise Facility Manager
Tucker Road Ice Rink  (301)-265-(8)1525(office)  (301)-265-1526 (fax)


Tucker Road Ice Rink    No web link

Notice To All Home School Skaters

We are happy to announce that the home school skate at Tucker Road Ice Rink is being held every Thursday & Friday

The home school skate will be from 9:30am-11:30am.

 Tucker Road Ice Rink 1770 Tucker Road Ft. Washington, MD 20744 301--265-1525


Homeschool Bowling



 8246 Telegraph Road Odenton, MD 21113 Phone: (410) 551-7100

Time: 1:00  - 4:00PM  mist be finished by 4 pm  1 and 3 Tuesdays of the month 


Programs at Patuxent Research Refuge


Patuxent Research Refuge Public Programs   For monthly calendar of events please check their web site . I'm no longer going to be posting each months  programs I will forward the list to the MHRN yahoo group.  Thank You Tuesdi 


Aviation Museum

College Park Aviation Museum The museum includes an open 1˝ story exhibit area which highlights a display of unique aircraft and objects relating the history of early aviation at the College Park Airport. The museum regularly updates its exhibits and offers new programs every day. Events include model and kite-making workshops, aviation crafts, a Santa Fly-In, Flight Night for Halloween and the Peter Pan Club for three to five year olds. Adults enjoy regularly scheduled lectures by aviation experts and the Hollywood Flyers Film Series. The museum houses a non-circulating library available to visitors for research and browsing during regular museum hours. Sign in at the front desk for access.

 The College Park Aviation Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm (except major holidays)



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List of Resources for Activities, Museums, Places of Interest, Movies

Movies Search  Just place your zip code and find any theater playing the movie your looking wanting to see. Check show times and get preview rating information.


John Fishback Nature Programs Home Page


 Irvine Nature Center: Stevenson, MD


National Museum of the American Indian  Grand Opening September 21

 InterAct Story Theatre: performances, workshops for children, staff development, educational products, after-school programs,


Toby's Dinner Theatre

 5900 Symphony Woods Road
Columbia, MD 210


Maryland Science Center


IMAX  Theaters and Einstein Planetarium National Museum of Natural History


National Air and Space Museum  - Albert Einstein Planetarium  Air and Space Museum


Maryland - Welcome Calendar of tourism and events in MD.


Wild Life and Wild Places at The Baltimore Zoo


Patuxent Research Refuge Homepage 


Smithsonian  Environmental Research Center Educational Programs

Environmental education On Site...Explore the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and the surrounding wetlands and forests with our hands-on education programs. For more information about each program, visit our website at or contact Jane Holly at or 443-482-2216. 


Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature Adventures Join us for exciting fossil collecting and nature adventures! Collect fossils with real paleontologists- some of whom are world renowned Attend nature trips led by scientists and naturalists. Trips are great for adults without children, and for families with
children ages 5 and up.


The Goddard Space Flight  The Visitor Center at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center offers many unique programs, special events and presentations that highlight Goddard's contributions to America's Space Program. Goddard Space Flight Center contributes to the knowledge of the Earth and the universe through scientific discovery from space to enhance life on Earth. Come visit us to hear lectures, see exciting model rocket launches, and participate in one of our fun filled children's programs. We offer something for every one... The Goddard Visitor Center hours are from 9am - 4pm, Monday through Friday. To schedule an educational program click here.Bring the excitement of NASA science into your learning environment through the vast variety of materials and workshops available at NASA Goddard Education Resource Center (ERC).The ERC at Goddard offers a wide variety of opportunities for educators at all levels of instruction including the primary, secondary, and university levels. The ERC provides educators with NASA related instructional materials suitable for use in the classroom. Much of the material is free. Resources include: curriculum materials, classroom activities, lesson plans, computer programs, posters and publications. Find out more!


Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Highway Inner Harbor South  Baltimore, MD 21230

 call 410.727.4808 x132  Parking on site and free 50% off admission to classes after

12:30  PM groups 10 or more Call for details 410.727.4808 x132History Alive , In My Neighborhood , Assembly Line , Kids’ Cannery ,Needles & Threads ,Design-It


Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Home Page


Welcome to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore


Visit the Zoo - National Zoo/ FONZ


Wild Life and Wild Places at The Baltimore Zoo


Port Discovery Kids museum


Participants in SERC’s  (PDF) education programs include a wide variety of groups, including school groups and homeschoolers, Boy and Girl Scouts, conference participants, nature organizations, and tourists interested in the local environmental and the Chesapeake Bay. We look forward to welcoming your group. SERC has experience providing programs for visually impaired and deaf and the programs and facilities are generally handicapped accessible. We encourage all persons and groups with disabilities to make use of the SERC facility and enjoy our programs. Please contact us to discuss how we can meet your special needs.


Medieval Times   Dinner & Tournament

7000Arundell Mills Circle                       Contact Kevin Burlace

Hanover, MD 21076                                  443 822  8195  for  Matinee and school group


Live at the Weinberg  Center for the Performing Arts

20 West Patrick Street

Fredrick. MD.21701


Textile Museum


Maryland Science Center

601 Light St. 
Baltimore, MD  21230 


The Walters Art Museum


Washington County Museum of Fine Arts


Audubon Naturalist Society 
8940 Jones Mill Road 
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Montgomery County 


Patuxent Research Refuge Homepage


Maryland: National Park Guide by State


Irvine Nature Center: Stevenson, MD  410 484 2413


B & O Railroad Museum 
901 West Pratt Street 
Baltimore, MD 21223 Baltimore City 


Baltimore Children's Theatre


Soccer Dome Howard County's Premier Indoor  Soccer  Facility   They also have a homeschool Soccer program  contact them as to the details.  ADULTS MONDAY THRU FRIDAY NOON TO 2 P.M. WITH ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PIZZA


Climbing Gym

City of Rockville Department of Recreation and Parks Climbing Gym

Call Rockville Recreation and Parks Department



Earth Treks, Columbia and Timonium Maryland: Mountaineering Expeditions and Indoor Climbing Gyms   7125-C Columbia Gateway Drive   Columbia, Maryland 21046    (410) 872-0060    1930 Greenspring Drive   Timonium, Maryland 21093    (410) 560-5665   Email:  (800) CLIMB-UP     Fax: (410) 872-0064


The Red Caboose Motel  . P.O. Box 175 Strasburg, PA 17579 717-687-5000

Toll free: (888) 687-50


Strasburg Rail Road


Brookside Gardens  Children  Programs seeds, how seed travel, Every plant has a habitat, Trees a treasure hunt , Plants eat too, Saturday morning story time.  Even  A fairy garden  Phil and Rhoda have planted a garden for the wee folk! It's a garden for fairies and elves! Walk with care as you travel the enchanted path. Along the way look for mystical clues. If you are lucky you might see a fairy, elf, or two!  Cicely Mary Barker's flower fairy pictures and songs are featured as well as fairy signs and trinkets hidden throughout the garden. A children's interpretive brochure with a garden game compliments the garden.


Brookside Gardens Visitors Center Children's Classroom
1800 Glenallan Avenue Wheaton, MD 20902


Open Space Arts community arts center, Reisterstown, Maryland

16 Hanover Road

 Reisterstown MD 21136 



the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Address: 705 Main Street

Reisterstown, MD 21136



Activities for kids On line State wide listing : Just type your state or zip code  Find of activates for kids from Birthday parties , Education and Classes,  Just for fun, Camps, Sports and Instructions, Places to go, Children Production, Children Services, Clubs and Extra Curricular,  and Government Links


Factory Tours USA


Seasonal Activities and Events


The Skipjack Rebecca T. Ruark –– cell phone 410-829-3976



Sail aboard the oldest working skipjack on the Chesapeake Bay, built in 1886. Enjoy nautical tales and ecology stories from 5th-generation and world-renown Capt. Wade H. Murphy, Jr.Skipjack Rebecca T. Ruark


Whitewater Rafting Outdoor Adventures - Ohiopyle Pennsylvania


Pirate Cruises: Watermark Cruises -- Annapolis MD boat tours and party yacht charters


Skipjack H.M. Krentz Chesapeake Bay Sailing Charters


**** New**** Welcome to the Maryland Renaissance Festival


Pirate Adventures!  Come aboard for a 75 minute cruise on the Severn River with views of the Naval Academy and Annapolis. Imagine your child enjoying life as a pirate while you relax and enjoy the ride. Kids get their faces painted, dress up in pirate garb, and even get tattooed! They’ll learn about the history of shipping and piracy on the Chesapeake Bay while reading a map to find sunken treasures. But watch out, we may need to fire the water cannons to ward off enemy pirates!


Pick your own fruit and vegetables at Larriland Farm

2415 Woodbine

Road Woodbine, MD. 21797

Exit 73 on RT 94

East of Mt. Airy near Lisbon

Baltimore  ph # 410 422 2605

Washington ph# 301085406110


12300 Gallahan Road
Clinton, Maryland 20735
Farm Hotline 301-292-1928


Westmoreland Berry Farm

to1235 Berry Farm Ln,

Oak Grove, VA 22443

 Call 804.224.9171 or 800.997 BERRY


Maize Quest @ Maple Lawn Farms: The Original Corn Maze Adventure  7 different maize's hay rides miner dirt orchards apple picking so much more really a nice field trip 




Nixons Farm  mystery games, ghost stories, hay rides ,bond fires, theme parties, holiday and special events ,catering . There is a lot there for kids as well as adult to do.

Crystal Grottoes Cavern 
19821 Shepherdstown Pike 
Boonsboro, MD 21713





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