| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:19 PM
By the end of September, Maryland Science Center visitors will be able to stop by The Shed for lessons on bicycle repair or a tutorial on soldering or some other hands-on class.
They'll have a chance to sit under a state-of-the-art digital sky in the...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:38 AM
It's not a prince, but a puffin.
Amid the craze surrounding the royal birth this week in Britain of Prince William and Kate Middleton's son, the National Aquarium in Baltimore on Wednesday put out a cheeky announcement of another birth — a new...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Two years after the Obama administration relaunched an effort to get rid of surplus federal buildings, almost all of the excess property identified in Maryland remains in government hands, a review by The Baltimore Sun has found.
Red tape, lack of...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:37 PM
As a blazing sun beat down on the city Tuesday, Rock Island — the moated exhibit at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore where African penguins zip through cool, shallow waters — seemed a good place to be.
But the Druid Hill Park enclosure is...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I am writing to respond to recent letters to the editor regarding City Council Bill 12-0239 and to express support for amendments to put forth by Councilwoman Rikki Spector ("Council fumbles Ticketmaster fees," July 5). The Greater Baltimore Cultural...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Make the most of your beach vacation by volunteering for a good cause.
Join the National Aquarium for the Annual Maryland Dolphin Count on Friday in Ocean City. The free event takes place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and uses volunteers to help determine...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Dolphin sightings off Maryland's Atlantic beaches have rebounded after a dismal tally last summer.
Volunteers and staff of the National Aquarium spotted 113 of the marine mammals during their annual count Friday, up from just 31 seen this time last...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:18 AM
In the video for their breakthrough hit, "What Makes You Beautiful," the five Brit heartthrobs of One Direction cavort on the beach, looking wind-swept, clean-cut and ink-free.
Yet, there they were — well, three of them, anyway — on a recent...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Malik Carter, 17, shared a slice of pizza with his 20-month-old son Makai, who was perched on his dad's lap during the pre-Father's Day celebration this week at the Bon Secours Community Support Center in Southwest Baltimore.
As part of the festivities,...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Hurry up and finish, willya?
That's becoming almost a rallying cry on the Baltimore arts and entertainment scene, as filmgoers, theater lovers, lounge lizards, even merry-go-round riders wait eagerly for new and refurbished venues to open.
| Apr 6, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Three endangered sea turtles that spent the winter in Baltimore departed Saturday evening, joining a caravan of at least 43 others bound for Florida's warm waters and a return to their natural habitat.
The three turtles — Chet, Biff and Two-Bit ...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The National Aquarium's new $12.5 million "Blacktip Reef" exhibit, a replica of an Indo-Pacific coral reef that replaces the "Wings in the Water" exhibit, will open July 10, officials announced Monday.
Once it is completed, visitors will be able to view...