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The Maryland Science Center: A Fun and Educational Gem for Families

The Maryland Science Center: A Fun and Educational Gem for Families

Right on Baltimore's Inner Harbor! 


Maryland Science Center 



Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230


24 hours recorded information:  410-685-5225

Operator  9:00 am to 5:00 pm:  410-685-2370

Link:  Maryland Science Center Events


Fridays After Five!

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Maryland Science Center
Cost: $8
Who should attend: Everyone
When: Every Friday evening in July and August

PLEASE NOTE: The Kids Room closes 
at 6pm during Fridays After 5.

Prices Take a Dive Fridays After Five!

Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5:00pm. Every Friday evening in July and August the Maryland Science Center is just $8 for admission during Fridays After Five.

One low price covers everything except national touring exhibitions. IMAX presentations are at 7:00pm, Planetarium presentations are at 5:40pm, and you will encounter live science during your visit.

Children under 3 are always free. Members are admitted to Fridays After 5 free of charge. Fridays After 5 hours are 5:00 p.m. - 8:00p.m. There are no advance ticket sales for this program.


 Patio Parties

Time: 5:00-8:00pm

Location: Maryland Science Center

Cost: Free to participate in the party

Who should attend: Families, Adults

When: July 12 & 19; August 9 & 16

Join the Maryland Science Center this summer for our Patio Parties! Patio Parties take place during select Fridays After Five promotions. Bring the family, bring the neighbors, bring your friends for adult beverages, family-friendly live bands and light fare outside on the Science Center’s waterfront patio. Plus, you’ll get all three levels of hands-on exhibits, IMAX, and a Planetarium show, for just $8 per person (under 3 free) and completely free for Members. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks and food available for purchase at happy hour prices. Admission to participate in the party is free. Event is rain or shine! In case of inclimate weather, performance and activities will be moved indoors.


Band Schedule:

July 12 - Rockin’ surf band Garage Sale

July 19 - Kick off Bubble Days Weekend with Kelly Bell Band, blues band.

August 9 - Beatles tribute band The Lovely Rita's

August 16 - New age indie-rock band Yo No Say



Stargazing Fridays

See the Moon, planets, and stars through our historic and now computer controlled Alvan Clark & Sons 8" refracting telescope.

Come See the Stars

The Observatory is open to the public every Friday from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm, weather permitting. Friday admission to the Observatory is free (does not include access to the Museum).

Phone 410-545-2999 after 5:00 PM on Fridays to find out if the Observatory will be open that night.


The Observatory is on the roof of the Maryland Science Center. On Fridays, enter through the Harborside Entrance on the northern side of the building facing the Inner Harbor. (The Group Entrance, on the southern side, is for Camp-In only.)

Additional Information

The Observatory is open to the outdoors, so please dress appropriately. If a large group (20-plus people) plans to visit, please notify us at least a week ahead of time.


Bubble Days

Time: Noon - 4:00pm
Location: Maryland Science Center
Cost: Free with paid admission
Who should attend: Parents and kids of all ages
When: Sat, July 20 & Sun, July 21

Join us for the Maryland Science Center’s 8th Annual Bubble Days. The fun will be bubbling up all over the building—and outside too as we celebrate the art and science of bubbles.  Throughout the day, you’ll learn the secret science behind how bubbles are made and have the chance to take home some of your very own bubble solution.  Participate in games and contests for a chance to win great prizes and join our workshops for some bubbling experiments.  Bubbles come in all shapes and sizes, and there will be something bubbling for all of our visitors—everybody loves bubbles!

Our feature event is internationally famous bubble artist Casey Carle who performs his bubbly brand of humor and artistry in BUBBLEMANIA. We promise--you'll be amazed at what Casey can do with seemingly ordinary soap bubbles. Performances will be on our Atrium Stage at Noon, 2:00, and 4:00.



Location: Maryland Science Center
Cost: Free with paid admission
Who should attend: Recommended for Age 8+

What is it? It’s Thing-a-ma-jigs—a chance to pretend you’re MacGyver and solve the problem with found objects and quick thinking. Thingamajigs are engineering challenges where MSC staffers define the task, provide parts, and let you design the contraption that solves the problem.


Tuesday, July 8; 2:00-4:00pm
Design a sculpture that can balance on a single point.

Tuesday, July 16; 2:00-4:00pm
Design a marble roller coaster with hills, rolls, twists, and loop-d-loops.

Monday, July 22; 2:00-4:00pm
Build a tower out of unusual materials and test it on the earthquake table.

Wednesday, July 24; 2:00-4:00pm
Create a seed-carrying contraption that won’t fly too high but will float just right.

Check back to see what challenges will take place during Thing-a-ma-jigs later this summer.


Dates include:
July 30 and August 2, 6, 8, 14, 20, 23; 2:00pm-4:00pm


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