Maryland Family Readers' Choice Awards | The winners

November 05, 2013|By Kristine Henry,
The Baltimore Sun

The votes are in!
Here are the winners of the Maryland Family Readers’ Choice Awards 2013:

Best story time

Irvine Nature Center (Owings Mills)
explorenature.org

Honorable Mention:

Howard County Library Miller Branch (Ellicott City)
hclibrary.org

Howard County Library (general)
hclibrary.org

Best museum for families

Port Discovery (Baltimore)
portdiscovery.org

Honorable Mention:

National Aquarium (Baltimore)
aqua.org

B&O Railroad Museum (Baltimore)
borail.org

Best family day trip out of town

Hersheypark
hersheypark.com

Honorable Mention:

Washington, D.C.
washington.org

Ocean City
ococean.com

Best park/playground

Centennial Park (Ellicott City)
howardcountymd.gov/centennialpark.htm

Honorable Mention:

Rockburn Branch Park (Elkridge)
howardcountymd.gov/rockburnbranchpark.htm

Irvine Nature Center (Owings Mills)
explorenature.org

Best summer camp

Bricks 4 Kidz
(Howard and Baltimore counties)

bricks4kidz.com

Honorable Mention:

Irvine Nature Center (Owings Mills)
explorenature.org

Arabesque Dance Studio (Columbia)
livetodance.com       

Best little kids’ entertainment venue

Gymboree (multiple locations)
gymboreeclasses.com

Honorable Mention:

Pump It Up (multiple locations)
pumpitupparty.com

My Gym (multiple locations)
mygym.com

Best older kids’ entertainment venue

Monster Mini Golf (Jessup)
monsterminigolf.com

Honorable Mention:

Shadowland Adventures
(multiple locations)
shadowlandadventures.com

Red Zone Adventures (Timonium)
redzoneadventures.com

Best rainy-day fun

National Aquarium (Baltimore)
aqua.org

Honorable Mention:

Baltimore County Public Library Storyville (Rosedale and Woodlawn)
bcplstoryville.org

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