September 22, 2023
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A Haven of Cultural Destinations

Whether you’re a casual museum wanderer, a head-banging concert-goer, or a history buff, Downtown Baltimore has a little something for everyone.

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Downtown Discovery Days offers a chance for all families to explore Downtown attractions at a reduced cost, for for free. Learn More

Arts & Entertainment

Explore Downtown Museums and Galleries

You’ll never be hard pressed to find a museum to visit in Downtown Baltimore. Whether you’re into art, history, or science, Baltimore has a space celebrating those interests. Art collectives and galleries have also been on the rise in recent years, popping up in previously empty storefronts in many neighborhoods around Downtown.

American Visionary Art Museum

Specializing in original thematic exhibitions that seamlessly combine art, science, philosophy, humor and, social justice and betterment. Plan your visit.

B&O Railroad Museum 

The Birthplace of American Railroading and a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site. Plan your visit.

Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum

Perpetuating the historic legacy of Babe Ruth, Baltimore’s Orioles, Ravens and Colts, and local and regional sports at the amateur, collegiate and professional levels. Plan your visit.

Baltimore Museum of Art

Connecting art to Baltimore and Baltimore to the world, embodying a commitment to artistic excellence and social equity in every decision they make. Plan your visit.

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Telling the stories of Baltimore; how it came to be, how it continues to thrive, and how it will always press on. Plan your visit.

Current Space Gallery

Committed to showcasing, developing, and broadening the reach of artists locally and internationally. Learn more.

The Jewish Museum of Maryland

Finding, telling, and protecting the stories of Maryland’s Jewish communities. Plan your visit.

Maryland Art Place

Inspiring, supporting, and encouraging artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities. Learn more.

Maryland Center for History and Culture

Journey through Maryland history across 23,000 square feet of gallery space. Plan your visit.

Maryland Science Center

The Maryland Science Center celebrates the collective exploration that leads to a shared sense of discovery and prioritizes making science accessible to all. Plan your visit.

National Aquarium

Explore award-winning exhibits and meet 20000 animals at the National Aquarium, located on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Plan your visit.

The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture

Telling the whole story of the City by amplifying its communities’ voices, to help people everywhere see Baltimore in a new light. Plan your visit.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

The authentic voice of Maryland African American history & culture. Plan your visit.


Dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art and promoting creative collaboration in Baltimore. Learn more.

School 33 Art Center

Working to insure a vibrant future for contemporary art and artists in Baltimore. Learn more.

The Walters Art Museum

Bringing art and people together for enjoyment, discovery, and learning. Plan your visit.

Downtown Baltimore is a quietly thriving infrastructure of family-friendly organizations and attractions.

Urban living can be fun for everyone. Downtown features a growing number of incredible attractions where kids can play, learn, and grow.


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Young girl in front of aquarium tank, pointing at orange jellyfish.

The National Aquarium’s mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures.

Arts & Entertainment

Performing Arts Venues and Theaters

After over a year without concerts, plays, and movies, we’re more excited than ever to welcome patrons back to Baltimore. Downtown is home many performance venues for arts and entertainment enthusiasts. The performing arts bring meaningful content to our everyday lives, and we like to celebrate that.

An die Musik LIVE

409 N Charles St. •

Quaint venue specializing in jazz & classical performances.

Baltimore Center Stage

700 N Calvert St. •

Center Stage is the state theater of Maryland, and Baltimore’s largest professional producing theater.

Baltimore Soundstage

124 Market Place •

Intimate concert venue for nationally touring artists offering a general admission area or reserved seating.

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

7 S Calvert St. •

One of the twenty largest Shakespeare theaters in the United States.

Everyman Theatre

315 W Fayette St. •

Local performing-arts theater & education center with a resident ensemble of actors & artists.

Le Mondo

406 N Howard St. •

Artist-owned bar & performance venue for artists and art-lovers with diverse arts programming, artist studios, and event space.

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

1212 Cathedral St. •

Performing arts space home to the internationally recognized Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Hippodrome Theatre

12 N Eutaw St. •

Staple theatre of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center providing world-class entertainment and Broadway shows to downtown Baltimore.

Keystone Korner

1350 Lancaster St. •

Providing some of the best jazz music in the world for affordable prices in a cozy environment, with tasty food.

The Lyric

140 W Mt Royal Ave •

Non-profit performing arts center and live entertainment venue presenting a variety of music, dance, comedy, youth centric and educational programming to diverse audiences.

MECU Pavilion

731 Eastern Ave • Learn More

Warm weather waterfront venue located on Pier Six of the Inner Harbor, hosting national and international touring acts.

Rams Head Live

20 Market Place •

Concert venue with big-name bands & a bar open pre-and post-show with drink specials.

Royal Farms Arena

201 W Baltimore St. •

Baltimore’s largest indoor sports and entertainment facility, long been considered an anchor of growth and prosperity in the city.

A Creative Neighborhood

Downtown Partership and Baltimore City partnered to create the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District in 2012.

The creation of the district was born out of an economic development initiative to realize the area’s potential as a thriving downtown arts neighborhood.

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African American artist painting mural.
Events No Matter Your Taste

What's up, Downtown?

Artscape Baltimore Street Festival
Cultural Artscape

Artscape returns to Baltimore for its 38th year September 22-24, 2023. Art lovers, families, and tourists come together to celebrate art, culture, and performance.

September 23 @ 9:00 am More Info
Artscape Baltimore Street Festival
Cultural Artscape

Artscape returns to Baltimore for its 38th year September 22-24, 2023. Art lovers, families, and tourists come together to celebrate art, culture, and performance.

September 24 @ 9:00 am More Info
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Cultural Downtown Discovery Days

During Downtown Discovery Days, several of the region’s most popular attractions offer deals and discounts on admission, giving families and visitors the opportunity to visit museums and attractions at an affordable price.

January 2, 2024 More Info