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Maryland Day to Offer Hundreds of Family-Friendly Activities, Exhibits

Elmo creator Kevin Clash, health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer will be among the crowd at this weekend's open house.

Greenbelter Sheila Maffay-Tuthill says, "My family goes every year for the amazing offerings: free baby trees, police cars and helicopters for the kids to go in, multi-cultural activities, ice cream, horses and cows, moon bounces and much more!"

Where else can you pretend to be a firefighter, news anchor and crime scene investigator all in one day?

Do all this and more at the —the 's open house—this Saturday, April 28. The campus community and citizens from all over Maryland can participate in tours and observe exhibitions in six different topic areas: Ag Day Avenue, Arts Alley, Biz and Society Hill, Science and Tech Way, Sports and Rec Row and Terp Town Center.

Elmo creator Kevin Clash will be among the hundreds of demonstrators. Find him at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The UMd. dining services chef will feature healthy eating at the cooking stage on Hornbake Plaza. UMd. alum and nutrition expert Joy Bauer will jump in for one of the cooking sessions, too.

Want to break up the day with a little action on the field? Admission is free for the 1 p.m. lacrosse game, when UMd. hosts Bellarmine University at Capital One Field.

There's so much to do! Where do I start?
The Maryland Day website can help you to organize a schedule. Simply check the boxes of the activities you're interested in doing.

Sounds like fun, but I'm broke!
Admission is free, and parking is free.

I have no car.
Shuttle service is free too. The bus will run from the College Park Metro to campus.

I have no time.
The event runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., so you have six hours to squeeze in a visit.

How do I learn more?
The website is a good start. You can also get updates on the Maryland Day Facebook page and Twitter feed.

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