Our Happy Halloween is over, though scary topics, from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to the Donna Brazile resignation, continue to dominate our news feeds. Fortunately, we have the good news of the Cubs’ World Series win to lift our spirits – and with cool fall temperatures and great weather on the way, it’s a good time to step away from our computers and head to downtown Baltimore for some family fun.

Port Discovery childrens museumPort Discovery Children’s Museum has all sorts of fun events happening in November. When school is out for Election Day 2016, the museum is hosting a special election of their own, allowing kids to vote for their favorite super hero. During the day, special guests from the Geppi Entertainment Museum will be on hand and admission is half price for kids dressed as super heroes. (That might be an excuse to break out the Halloween costume one more time.)

On Saturday, November 12, the museum celebrates the under 5 set, with Littles’ Day, a special day of programs designed just for the youngest museum guests. Events include dancing and sing-a-longs, face-painting and kids’ yoga. On Sunday, November 13, Baltimore County residents get an appreciation day of their own, with discounted admission for each child.

And consider planning ahead for Saturday November 19. During the day, kids are invited to build and launch their own rockets. That evening, the museum goes grown-up, with Hops & Vines, a Port Discovery fundraiser featuring fantastic local wines and beers.

national-aquarium-logoIt’s also a busy time at the National Aquarium, filled with daily educator talks, 4-D immersion films and Lecture Series events. On Thursday, November 10, photographer Jeff Mauritzen will take guests on a journey as a part of the Aquarium’s Lecture Series. His talk, titled “Looking at the World with Wonder: How Adopting a Child’s Perspective of the World Could Help Save It” is sure to be illuminating.

P_parkWhether you’re dropping in for a lecture or bringing the whole family down for a day at the museum, Harbor Park Garage is a smart parking choice. It is conveniently located at 55 Market Place – a short walk to Port Discovery, the Aquarium and much more – and its prices are very reasonable. Plus, if you have any questions at all, the friendly staff will be more than happy to help you.

baltimore_bike_shareGetting around downtown also just got a little easier. Harbor Park is also located near two pickup locations for Baltimore’s new bikeshare program. Park at the garage and walk just one block to the shot tower stop or the stop in front of the Aquarium, grab a bike, and make your way around the city!

Baltimore Bike Share