Pretty much all of Baltimore's best museums offer distinct, creative programs for children. The Walters Art Museum (600 N. Charles St.,  547-9000, thewalters.org) has weekly drop-in art activities, usually tied to its exhibits, and a basement where toddlers can dress up like medieval knights and put on puppet shows. Exhibits featuring giant insects and reptiles or suits of armor and swords are guaranteed kid favorites. The Baltimore Museum of Art (10 Art Museum Drive,  573-1700, artbma.org) hosts Family Sundays, when the BMA has special family projects and tours. The American Visionary Art Museum (800 Key Highway,  244-1900, avam.org) has occasional programs for kids, like the annual sock monkey-making workshop, but its exhibits, wildly creative and often outlandish (like the giant ship made out of toothpicks on the first floor), are inherently kid-friendly. The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum (1601-03 E. North Ave.,  563-3404,greatblacksinwax.org, $11-$13) is another inherently kid-friendly place and a mecca for class trips during which students can see an historically accurate, life-sized representation of a slave ship and also pose with lifelike representations of everyone from Jackie Robinson to Barack Obama.