6 Cheap or Free Activities to do with Kids in Baltimore and Annapolis This Summer

School's out for summer and the kids are itching for something to do! Keeping them occupied every day can get expensive so we've rounded up 6 activities that are cheap or free to keep them entertained this Summer!

1. Go Bowling

For 31.95 per child under the age of 15, you can purchase a pass that will allow the kids to bowl 3 games every single day this Summer! Its pays for itself in just 3 uses. Plus when the kids show their pass they can get a cookie for just a $1!

2. Go to the Movies

Cinemark, AMC and Regal are all offering specials on Summer movies. At Regal on Tuesdays and Wednesdays you and your kids can watch a special movie selection for just $1. At Cinemark, for $1 per show or $5 for all ten movies being shown this Summer, you can enjoy a variety of G & PG movies in June, July and August. Not to be left out, AMC is offering a Summer Movie Camp for $4 which includes not just the ticket but also a kid's popcorn, fountain drink, and FrootiTooti fruit snacks. Movies are shown there at 10am on Wednesdays.

2a. AVAM's Flicks on The Hill

If you're looking for some extra movie fun, how about enjoying an outdoor movie with the Inner Harbor as your backdrop? Venture over to American Visionary Arts Museum on Thursdays this summer and spread out your blanket on Federal Hill while you enjoy a selection of movies that highlight one of their exhibits. An experience only Baltimore could provide!

3. Visit the Baltimore Museum of Art

Bring a little Culture into your Summer with a trip to the always free, Baltimore Museum of Art. There are currently a variety of art types and genres on display including a light display, quilts, and other art from across the globe.

4. Vist a Water Park

Need to cool off but want a change from the neighborhood pool? Visit Baltimore's West Shore Park where you and your kids can enjoy the Baltimore Waterfront while getting your splash on in the Walter Sondheim Fountain (the big splash pad) in West Shore Park that has over 49 bouncing fountains in which to play.

5. Go Stargazing

Grab the kids for a Friday evening activity of stargazing at the Maryland Science Center. The Observatory is open to the public every Friday, 7:00pm-10:30pm, weather permitting. Friday admission to the Observatory is free (does not include access to the Museum). Phone 410-545-2999 after 5pm on Fridays to find out if the Observatory will be open that night.

6. Take Them on a Tour of Baltimore

From April through the fall, the Baltimore National Heritage Area offers tours along the city's oldest urban trail, the Heritage Trail. It leads visitors through three distinct areas of Baltimore: the Inner Harbor, Little Italy, and historic Jonestown. The route passes by the USS Constellation, Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, the Carroll Mansion, and the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Heritage Walk guided tours depart from the Baltimore Visitor Center at 401 Light Street at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Tours are offered daily.

Make the Summer a Summer of Adventure and let us know how many of these activities you participate in!