One of the great places to go in Annapolis is the Chesapeake Children's Museum that is a fantastic entertaining and learning facility for the kids. The museum was started by an idea in 1992 when a group of locals decided they needed a facility to hold activities and events for children in the area. From a variety of local events, the seed was planted and an excellent museum for children blossomed and grew into the facility it is today. Over a thousand visitors come every week to see the special programs and events such as: • Be sure to see the Bay Window that features wildlife from the land and sea that are indigenous to this Chesapeake Bay area. • The Hard Hat area teaches children about construction and transportation and is one of the most interesting – and fun – for the preschoolers. • Body Works teaches the kiddos about the body including all the internal organs, and kids can even play 'dentist' with a real dentist's chair. • The Everything Under the Sun is an exhibit by NASA that teaches children about the stars and the planet. • Kids love being outdoors, and there are a number of activities that are scheduled outside including the Herb Garden, the Nature Trail and the Underground Railroad Trail, as well as the outdoor classroom. When parents need to a great place to entertain and educate the kids, the Chesapeake Children's Museum is one of the best places for them to learn and play.