Named one of the top five children’s museums in the nation by Child magazine, Port Discovery features a profusion of exhibits and programs designed to entertain and engage children ages 2 through 10 (though all ages are welcome). Like earthworm petting zoos, the museum’s three floors of kid-focused fun are rooted in interactivity, with various permanent exhibits giving kids the chance to go shopping, erect structures, create artwork, solve mysteries, and more. The Wonders of Water exhibit introduces human tadpoles to water chimes, a stream table, a bubble hoop, and other vital imports from Atlantis, while KidWorks, a three-story urban tree house, gives them a chance to practice for the predominantly arboreal architecture of the future. Through January 2, 2011, Bob the Builder - Project: Build It! transports kids as though via enchanted monorail to Sunflower Valley, where they can bolster positive attitudes as they play with tools and work on projects that may directly lead to a cure for melty hands.
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The playtime professionals at Pump It Up maintain a menagerie of giant interactive inflatables sheltered beneath a private indoor arena. When clans arrive, safety officers inculcate each guest with an injury-repelling video before releasing little ones into their natural habitat. Soft slides carry cavorting youngsters from bounce house to floor while pillows of air thwart gravity's diabolical schemes. Labyrinthine obstacle courses sharpen wits, strengthen familial bonds, and induce unexpected states of physical fitness. Parents play for free and must accompany all sock-shod children and anthropomorphic animals. Though reservations are not required, grownups should peruse Pump It Up's calendar to select optimal attendance times. A list of frequently asked questions awaits interested parties on the website.
The Maryland Agricultural Resource Council works to keep farming communities flourishing. Efforts focus on supporting current growers and encouraging future farmers through seminars, activities, and educational programs. In addition to assisting more than 700 local agricultural enterprises, the group organizes events such as the annual Family Farm Day, which features livestock demonstrations and a farmers' market amid live bands and games.
Across 5,000 square feet and two levels of obstacle-laden territory, taggers crouch around corners, rain lightning from the towers, and blend in with the dense vapor of the king's electric fog machine. During each 15-minute round, young squires can defend the keep for themselves or align with fellow beam archers in the name of the queen, the fiefdom, or love. To the victor go the bragging rights and a seat at the round table at home for family taco night.
That Bounce Place enthralls energetic tykes with more than 13,000 square feet of space brimming with bouncy attractions and abundant games and activities. Feet shielded by mandatory socks launch into the air on bouncers, obstacle courses challenge puzzle-solving capacities, and a massive inflatable slide challenges Olympic luge records. A big-screen television broadcasts favorite shows, an air-hockey table officiates competitions with puck-smacking peers, and complimentary WiFi enables guardians to relax while their children play. An exclusive toddler arena opens the gates to its age-appropriate toys only for those who know the secret abridged version of the ABCs. That Bounce Place's party packages simplify birthday planning with perks such as time in a private room, party supplies, and pizza.