The Around the Inner Harbor column in yesterday's editions...

AROUND THE INNER HARBOR

December 10, 1993|By Karen Zeiler

The Around the Inner Harbor column in yesterday's editions should have said the National Aquarium's "Dollar Day" does not include dolphin shows.

The Sun regrets the errors.

SKATE WITH SANTA

Put on some mittens and a pair of thick socks and head to the Inner Harbor Ice Rink at Rash Field tomorrow. As you work on perfecting your figure-eights, be careful not to collide with the pudgy guy in the red-and-white suit.

Yep, that would be Santa, gliding on the ice from 10 a.m. to noon. (He'll make a second appearance at the same time next Saturday, Dec. 18.) Skaters can rest their tired feet and enjoy a snack at the rink's concession stand, where hot chocolate, coffee, pizza, and hot dogs will be for sale.

FOR THE RECORD - CORRECTION

Of course, you can skate daily, too -- with no pudgy guy in red.

Admission: $3.75. Children under 4 skate free. Skate rental is $1.75. Hours: Noon to 2 p.m., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 pTC p.m. Sundays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays. The rink will be open through March 6. Information: 385-0675. Kids clamoring to see Santa? Skip the lines at the local mall and take them to the B&O Railroad Museum, where they can climb up on Santa's lap while chugging along aboard a train. Holiday trains will run every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 19.

The 30-minute, three-mile round trip aboard the Santa Express is $2 with museum admission, which is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for kids 5 to 12. Children 4 and under are admitted free and ride the train free also. The museum is at 901 W. Pratt St. Trains depart at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. All passengers receive a free candy cane. If you don't make it there before the holidays, the B&O Railroad Museum offers train rides every weekend, departing at the same times.

PICK UP SOME GIFTS

Score points with the baseball lover in your family -- get him or her an autographed baseball, poster or book at the "Holiday Shopping and Signing Day" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Babe Ruth Museum, 216 Emory St.

Orioles outfielder Sherman Obando and former O's shortstop Tim Nordbrook will sign autographs. Signing books will be Rex Barney ("Thank Youuuu: Fifty Years in Baseball from Brooklyn to Baltimore"), Linda Geeson and David Pugh ("The Book of Baltimore Orioles Lists") and William B. Mead and Paul Dickson ("Baseball: The President's Game"). Sample holiday cookies as you browse through the museum gift shop. Admission: $4.50 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for children 5 to 16. Information: 727-1539.

SEE A TRAIN GARDEN

Recapture the wonder you remember feeling as a child while creating some magical Christmas memories for your own little ones at the Peale Museum's "Make-Believe World of Christmas," which runs through Jan. 16.

Kids will be fascinated by the miniature world of the 1950s Chapman Family Christmas garden, where two sets of model trains snake their way around tiny houses and trees. The exhibit also features 26 black-and-white photographs of home and firehouse Christmas gardens that are apt to stir some warm memories. Hand-made models of streetcars and trolley cars are also on display. The Peale is at 225 Holliday St.

Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $1.75 adults, $1.25 for seniors and students, 75 cents for children 6 to 18 and children under 6 are admitted free. Family rate is $5. Admission is free every Saturday.

GET IN FOR A BUCK

The National Aquarium will have its 12th annual "Dollar Day" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow. Visitors will see the new ImaginOcean exhibit, which uses sophisticated laser technology to create animated sea creatures, dolphin shows and other aquatic life forms.

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