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Adventure Theatre - Cultivates new generations of audiences and artist by creating memorable theatre experiences in an intimate and interactive environment ages 1-12.

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theater and Children's Theater - Broadway musicals with live orchestra, comedies, mysteries, dramas. Delicious buffet featuring bakery items. Children's theater lunch matinees.

Belair Mansion and Stable Museum - Belair Stable was home to Gallant Fox and Omaha, father and son horses that won the Triple Crown, to Nashua, who was 'Horse of the Year' in 1955, as well as to many other well-known race horses. The Stable has been restored and is open as a museum.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - The Visitor Center offers children an opportunity to expand their imaginations with space science. Through exploring the history and evolution of Earth science, space science and technology, the center has developed interactive, hands-on activities for children to have fun and learn about the Space Program.

National Capital Trolley Museum - The collections consist of 17 streetcars from Washington D.C. and other cities. Many of these are operated on a one-mile demonstration railway. In addition, there is an O-scale model layout representing a Washington streetscape from the 1930's, a film program, and traditional exhibits of street railway artifacts and photographs.

Bowie Train Station Museum - Turn of the century depot, interlocking tower & 1920's Norfolk and Western caboose.

Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery - The museum's campus boasts four displays: a cross-section of a slaving Clipper ship, a slavery-era log cabin, an arts pavilion and great hall.

Community Bridge - The Community Bridge mural project transformed this plain concrete bridge in Frederick, near Washington D.C., into the stunning illusion of an old stone bridge. The entire structure was painted by hand by an artist and his assistants, using advanced trompe l'oeil ('deceive the eye') techniques.

Brookside Gardens - Themed formal and informal gardens including a rose garden and fragrance garden. Conservatories feature tropical plants and changing seasonal displays.

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center - Dedicated to artists, educators and audiences of the world. AFI Silver presents the richness of American and world cinema, exploring all forms of the moving image in the digital era.

Adventure Park, U.S.A. - Family entertainment center, miniature golf, go-karts, arcade, paint ball, laser tag, rock wall, ropes course, bumper boats. Group and birthday parties.

Brunswick Heritage Museum - Walk back in time to the 1890's when Brunswick was a sprawling, raucous town at the center of a regional railroad universe. Besides exhibits about the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, there are displays interpreting the way of life of the railroaders, baseball history of the town, and the C&O Canal.

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton - Beautiful religious, historical site. Basilica, visitor center, museum, historical houses.

Surratt House Museum - The country home of Mary Surratt, first woman to be executed by the United States government after being found guilty of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Today, the museum presents a variety of programs and events, recapturing the history of mid-19th century life and focusing on the fascinating web of the Lincoln conspiracy.

Washington Temple and Visitors Center - One of the largest Mormon Temples in the world and one of the principal landmarks of the Washington, D.C. area. The 57-acre Mormon Temple Grounds also offers an International Visitors Center.

The National Colonial Farm - A circa 1780 farm dwelling, an 18th century tobacco barn, smokehouse, necessary and out-kitchen. A public pier and riverside path provide visitors with scenic views along the edge of the Potomac River and a beautiful view of Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. An extensive garden features 18th century varieties of herbs, flowers, and vegetables.

Audubon Naturalist Society - Enjoy bird and nature walks. Headquarters in restored Georgian mansion with education center, nature trails, and bookstore.

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo - Wonderful adventures and exciting new animal friends await you. More than 400 animals on 30 beautiful acres; up-close educational shows and visits.

National Museum of Civil War Medicine - The center for the study and interpretation of the medical history of the War Between the States. These studies include understanding the impact of Civil War Medicine on modern practice. The Museum collects, exhibits and preserves medical artifacts, manuscripts, books, documents and other materials related to the period from 1861-1865.