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Things to do in Baltimore and DC

There's always a lot going on in the Baltimore/DC area, especially during the spring. The Baltimore Inner Harbor and Washington's National Mall (where the Smithsonian Museums are located) are perennial favorites. If you're looking for some specific events or exhibitions to go to while you're in town, here are some suggestions.


The Baltimore Orioles vs. the Kansas City Royals
Camden Yards, Baltimore
Saturday, May 3, 1:35pm
For those of you who wish to go to the game, Andy will be organizing a group outing for some ballpark hot dogs, beer, and hopefully a decent game. Please RSVP to Andy no later than Friday, April 25 by emailing him at or calling 1-202-223-8822. Tickets to the game will run around $10-$15 each depending on availability.

The National Aquarium
501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore (right on the harbor)
Current exhibitions:

  • Seahorses: Beyond Imagination
  • Breakfast with the Sharks (breakfast with shark researchers and learn about their work. May 4, 8:30am)

    Baltimore Museum of Art
    10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
    (Corner of North Charles and 31st Streets)
    Current exhibitions:

  • A Grand Legacy: Five Centuries of European Art
  • Art of the Ballets Russes
  • William Morris: The Reactionary Revolutionary

    Walters Art Museum
    600 North Charles Street, Baltimore
    Current exhibitions:

  • The Fabergé Menagerie (requires exhibit tickets)
  • Origins of the Russian Avant-Garde
  • Russian and Hungarian Art: El Lissitzky and Moholy-Nagy
  • Wondrous Journeys: The Walters Collection from Egyptian Tombs to Medieval Castles
  • Art of the Ancient Americas

    Washington DC

    National Gallery of Art
    On the National Mall, between Third and Ninth Streets at Constitution Avenue, NW
    Current exhibitions:

  • Thomas Gainsborough, 1727-1788
  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880-1938
  • Frederic Remington: The Color of Night
  • Sir Edmund Hillary: Everest and Beyond

    Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur Sackler Gallery
    1050 Independence Avenue, SW
    (just west of the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall)
    Current exhibitions:

  • Whistler in Venice: The Pastels
  • Auto*Focus: Raghubir Singh's Way into India (photography)

    Corcoran Museum of Art
    17th and E Streets NW, on the west side of the White House
    Current exhibitions:

  • Whistler and his Circle in Venice

    Phillips Collection
    1600 21st Street, NW
    (Near Embassy Row, Dupont Circle, and our apartment)
    Current exhibitions:

  • Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design, 1927-1936

    The National Zoo
    3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, near the Woodley Park metro
    Current exhibitions:

  • Elephant Training Demo, 11am each day
  • Meet the Giant Pandas, 9:3am-6pm each day
  • Seal or Sea Lion Training, 11:30am each day

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