| Dec 7, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Six-year-old Rey Powell sat next to his father, nose pressed against the window on the MARC train Saturday as he headed from Union Station in Washington to Penn Station in Baltimore aboard one of the system's first weekend trains.
The two planned to grab...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:36 AM
There are still tickets left for Mermaid Kiss: Oyster Fest 2013, the Oyster Recovery Partnership's Oct. 1 fundraiser at the National Aquarium.
The event is a showcase of cuisine prepared by members of the organization’s Shell Recycling Alliance....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Endangered sea corals seized several months ago by federal border agents in Florida are now being used as educational tools in the National Aquarium's new blacktip reef shark exhibit.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the illegal shipment...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Masonville Cove, a reclaimed stretch of South Baltimore's industrial waterfront, has earned a new distinction -- the nation's first "urban wildlife refuge partnership."
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe was to announce the designation...
| 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 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 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 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 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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Rafael Mation came to the United States four years ago from Brazil with a degree in accounting and an interest in pursuing a career in English.
But somewhere along the way, the 27-year-old Anne Arundel Community College student and Roland Park...