When it comes to fun at Bowlmor Lanes, folks aren't locked into just bowling, though there's plenty of that. Glow-in-the-dark lanes and banquette seating beckon players to try their hand at bowling or chill out and order drinks and snacks from lane-side servers. But for the pin-weary, there are other forms of entertainment including billiards, air hockey, and ping pong for purchase. These myriad amenities make Bowlmor Lanes a destination for group get-togethers such as birthdays and "No-Kevins-Allowed" club meetings.
Under the attentive supervision of one of Off the Wall's active and insured instructors, students learn the basics of underwater breathing using supplied scuba equipment. Off the Wall is owned by two longtime divers, bringing years of experience, SSI and PSAI ratings, and distinguished bubble-blowing skills. During the approximately two-hour intro class, a team member will help you get acquainted with aquatic gadgetry while teaching you what you need to know in order to be safe and confident before spending an hour in the water. Bring your Groupon to Off the Wall to get fitted for a wetsuit and schedule your class.
Bootcamp’s helicopter tours take passengers on soaring journeys through the Baltimore skyline. Pilot Robert "Bootcamp" Shapiro has logged over 1,700 hours in single and multi-engine sky-cycles and even more hours as a Baltimore native, making him the guide among guides for an elevated expedition through the city. As Bootcamp provides an informative aerial commentary, casual or crackerjack photosmiths can snap photos of prominent landmarks such as Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Francis Scott Key Bridge, as well as blimp-quality views of Camden Yards, Bank Stadium, and lively neighborhoods like Fells Point. Flights depart from Clarksville and take up to three passengers on 20-minute tours.
The Marshy Point Nature Center is enshrouded in nearly 3,000 acres of natural terrain from the combined Marshy Point Park and neighboring federal land. In this emerald oasis, a variety of wildlife including Barred Owls, Bald Eagles, and Red Fox make their home amongst the three miles of wooded trails and ponds. Hikers and birdwatchers can gather to see these creatures in their natural habitats or take a canoe out to the middle of the Dundee Creek and practice walking back to shore. Throughout the year, the Marshy Point Nature Center also runs activities including a spring festival with a muddy obstacle course and the Popsicle Plunge, which immerses swimmers into the Chesapeake Bay for the sake of charity or really sweaty tendencies.
That feeling of lifting off?right when the wheels leave the ground and the weightlessness of flight takes hold?is an unmatched one. That thrill is something most people only experience in the back of a commercial airliner, but the folks at DC Flying Lessons are out to change that. Under the tutelage of FAA-certified instructors, even the most inexperienced students can experience the thrill of flying a small plane. From start to finish, instructors provide helpful tips and knowledge, teaching students how to prepare for flight, pilot the plane in the air, and, when their mothers call them in for dinner, land.
Underneath all the bouncing, sliding, and laughing, Jumping Jamboree's staff has craftily disguised healthy exercise and the development of social skills. The 8,000-square-foot facility houses gigantic inflatable bounce stations, including separate areas for toddlers and younger visitors. But while kids scurry across this indoor playground, they're also interacting with others and using their intellect to solve challenges. Jumping Jamboree's experienced staff monitors play areas at all times, allowing parents to kick back with the facility's WiFi or sneak home and finally take their turn jumping on the beds.