Maryland Science Center

Maryland Science Center Follow us on Twitter @MDScienceCenter and Instagram @marylandsciencecenter

Operating as usual

Attention secret agents and super spies! Your mission, should you choose to accept it—have the best night ever at MSC's ...
09/13/2021

Attention secret agents and super spies! Your mission, should you choose to accept it—have the best night ever at MSC's Super Science Sleepover: Secret Agent Overnight this Friday! Get ready for loads of top secret science activities, a special planetarium show, and much more. You won't want to miss this one. #LetsScience

Tickets: https://bit.ly/SecretAgentOvernight

Attention secret agents and super spies! Your mission, should you choose to accept it—have the best night ever at MSC's Super Science Sleepover: Secret Agent Overnight this Friday! Get ready for loads of top secret science activities, a special planetarium show, and much more. You won't want to miss this one. #LetsScience

Tickets: https://bit.ly/SecretAgentOvernight

Today in Science History: In 1956, IBM introduced the first supercomputer with a hard disk drive. The IBM 305 RAMAC weig...
09/13/2021

Today in Science History: In 1956, IBM introduced the first supercomputer with a hard disk drive. The IBM 305 RAMAC weighed more than a ton and could store up to 5MB of data. By comparison, the average smartphone holds 64GB of data...and it fits in your pocket.

Today in Science History: In 1956, IBM introduced the first supercomputer with a hard disk drive. The IBM 305 RAMAC weighed more than a ton and could store up to 5MB of data. By comparison, the average smartphone holds 64GB of data...and it fits in your pocket.

09/12/2021

After almost a full week of set up, it’s time to topple!!!

Domino Day is presented by Domino Sugar

09/12/2021
Domino Day 2021, Sneak-peek

Just a quick sneak-peek of the domino display that will be toppled at 2pm today at MSC! Come on in and join us in person or tune in right here to watch the livestream. #LetsScience

Today in Science History: In 1940, George Stibitz of Bell Telephone Lab used a Complex Number Calculator to demonstrate ...
09/11/2021

Today in Science History: In 1940, George Stibitz of Bell Telephone Lab used a Complex Number Calculator to demonstrate remote computing. He sent a series of math problems over a phone line to a computer and received an answer via teletype.

Today in Science History: In 1940, George Stibitz of Bell Telephone Lab used a Complex Number Calculator to demonstrate remote computing. He sent a series of math problems over a phone line to a computer and received an answer via teletype.

Plans tonight? There are still a few tickets available for the 9:00pm Music Under the Dome featuring Queen. Ticket price...
09/10/2021

Plans tonight? There are still a few tickets available for the 9:00pm Music Under the Dome featuring Queen. Ticket price includes the show, drinks, and access to our space exhibits before the show.

Tickets: https://bit.ly/MUDQueen

Plans tonight? There are still a few tickets available for the 9:00pm Music Under the Dome featuring Queen. Ticket price includes the show, drinks, and access to our space exhibits before the show.

Tickets: https://bit.ly/MUDQueen

Welcome back! The Maryland Science Center is open today and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this September. Who's rea...
09/10/2021

Welcome back! The Maryland Science Center is open today and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this September. Who's ready to science with us? Head to our website to plan your next visit. #LetsScience

Welcome back! The Maryland Science Center is open today and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this September. Who's ready to science with us? Head to our website to plan your next visit. #LetsScience

Planning on visiting the Maryland Science Center this weekend? All guests will enter through the Constellation Energy Le...
09/09/2021

Planning on visiting the Maryland Science Center this weekend? All guests will enter through the Constellation Energy Learning Entrance (that's the one on the back side of the building, facing Key Highway) from Friday, September 10 through Sunday, September 12 due to the giant domino display covering the floor of the harbor side lobby!

Do you have experience working with children? Would you like to engage our youngest visitors and their families in fun, ...
09/08/2021

Do you have experience working with children? Would you like to engage our youngest visitors and their families in fun, hands-on science? Join our team! We're looking for part-time help in our early childhood exhibit, the Kids Room. Head to our website to apply! #LetsScience

Do you have experience working with children? Would you like to engage our youngest visitors and their families in fun, hands-on science? Join our team! We're looking for part-time help in our early childhood exhibit, the Kids Room. Head to our website to apply! #LetsScience

09/08/2021
Kids Room Live: Problem Solving September

It's Problem Solving September this month in the Kids Room. Chemical engineers use problem solving skill s to create new materials and products. So, let's start thinking like chemical engineers and create some homemade play dough! #LetsScience

Today in Science History: In 1854, Dr. John Snow convinced a London council to remove the handle from a Soho water pump ...
09/08/2021

Today in Science History: In 1854, Dr. John Snow convinced a London council to remove the handle from a Soho water pump at Broad Street, halting a deadly cholera outbreak immediately. Snow had mapped the outbreak and traced it back to this communal water source.

Today in Science History: In 1854, Dr. John Snow convinced a London council to remove the handle from a Soho water pump at Broad Street, halting a deadly cholera outbreak immediately. Snow had mapped the outbreak and traced it back to this communal water source.

Today in Science History: In 1819, Thomas Blanchard was issued a patent for a profile lathe capable of manufacturing irr...
09/06/2021

Today in Science History: In 1819, Thomas Blanchard was issued a patent for a profile lathe capable of manufacturing irregular forms.

Today in Science History: In 1819, Thomas Blanchard was issued a patent for a profile lathe capable of manufacturing irregular forms.

The Maryland Science Center wishes you a safe and happy Labor Day! We will reopen to the public on Friday, September 10 ...
09/06/2021

The Maryland Science Center wishes you a safe and happy Labor Day! We will reopen to the public on Friday, September 10 at 10am.

Our September hours will be:
Fridays 10am - 4pm
Saturdays 10am- 5pm
Sundays 10am - 5pm

The Maryland Science Center wishes you a safe and happy Labor Day! We will reopen to the public on Friday, September 10 at 10am.

Our September hours will be:
Fridays 10am - 4pm
Saturdays 10am- 5pm
Sundays 10am - 5pm

Today in Science History: In 1989 NASA launched the last Titan III rocket. The Titan III, which was replaced by the even...
09/04/2021

Today in Science History: In 1989 NASA launched the last Titan III rocket. The Titan III, which was replaced by the even more powerful Titan IV, was responsible for launching the Viking, Voyager, and Helios space probes.

Today in Science History: In 1989 NASA launched the last Titan III rocket. The Titan III, which was replaced by the even more powerful Titan IV, was responsible for launching the Viking, Voyager, and Helios space probes.

Don't stop us now! 'Cause we want to have a good time at Music Under the Dome next Friday, September 10. If you want to ...
09/03/2021

Don't stop us now! 'Cause we want to have a good time at Music Under the Dome next Friday, September 10. If you want to have a good time too, grab your tickets now!

There are still a few tickets available for both the 8pm and 9pm shows. In addition to the show, you'll have exclusive after hours access to our space exhibits while you enjoy a beverage or two, on us. https://bit.ly/MUDQueen

Don't stop us now! 'Cause we want to have a good time at Music Under the Dome next Friday, September 10. If you want to have a good time too, grab your tickets now!

There are still a few tickets available for both the 8pm and 9pm shows. In addition to the show, you'll have exclusive after hours access to our space exhibits while you enjoy a beverage or two, on us. https://bit.ly/MUDQueen

Will you take on this top secret mission? Join the Maryland Science Center on September 17 for our Secret Agent Overnigh...
09/02/2021

Will you take on this top secret mission? Join the Maryland Science Center on September 17 for our Secret Agent Overnight! This family friendly sleepover will challenge you to code cracking, send you on a search for hidden clues, and give you special access to our exhibits for nighttime exploration.

For more information, visit our website.

Will you take on this top secret mission? Join the Maryland Science Center on September 17 for our Secret Agent Overnight! This family friendly sleepover will challenge you to code cracking, send you on a search for hidden clues, and give you special access to our exhibits for nighttime exploration.

For more information, visit our website.

Today in Science History: In 1804, the asteroid Juno was discovered by Karl Ludwig Harding. Initially Juno was considere...
09/01/2021

Today in Science History: In 1804, the asteroid Juno was discovered by Karl Ludwig Harding. Initially Juno was considered a planet. It wasn’t until the 1850s that it was reclassified as an asteroid and minor planet.

Today in Science History: In 1804, the asteroid Juno was discovered by Karl Ludwig Harding. Initially Juno was considered a planet. It wasn’t until the 1850s that it was reclassified as an asteroid and minor planet.

Soak up these last days of summer with us! MSC is open today, September 1 through Sunday, September 5 from 10:00am - 5:0...
09/01/2021

Soak up these last days of summer with us! MSC is open today, September 1 through Sunday, September 5 from 10:00am - 5:00pm. #LetsScience

Soak up these last days of summer with us! MSC is open today, September 1 through Sunday, September 5 from 10:00am - 5:00pm. #LetsScience

Domino Day presented by Domino Sugar, is Sunday, September 12 from noon-4:00pm at the Maryland Science Center! Want to b...
08/30/2021

Domino Day presented by Domino Sugar, is Sunday, September 12 from noon-4:00pm at the Maryland Science Center! Want to be a part of the terrific topple? We're looking for volunteers to help build the domino display!

All volunteers must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and available for building sessions taking place between September 7 and September 12. Send us a DM with your name, age, and preferred email address for more volunteer information.

To plan your Domino Day visit, drop by our website. #LetsScience

Today in Science History: In 1979, the comet Howard-Koomen-Michels collided with the Sun. This was the first recorded co...
08/30/2021

Today in Science History: In 1979, the comet Howard-Koomen-Michels collided with the Sun. This was the first recorded comet to collide with the Sun.

Today in Science History: In 1979, the comet Howard-Koomen-Michels collided with the Sun. This was the first recorded comet to collide with the Sun.

08/29/2021
MSC Explains: Newton's Third Law

Modern math and science would not be the same without the contributions of Sir Isacc Newton. In this #MSCExplains, presented by the Northrop Grumman Corporation, we'll use a science toy to take a closer look at Netwon's Third of of Motion . #LetsScience

Today in Science History: In 1993, the Galileo spacecraft took pictures of asteroid Ida as it flew past on its way to Ju...
08/28/2021

Today in Science History: In 1993, the Galileo spacecraft took pictures of asteroid Ida as it flew past on its way to Jupiter. Ida is heavily cratered, mostly grey, and has its own moon named Dactyl.

Today in Science History: In 1993, the Galileo spacecraft took pictures of asteroid Ida as it flew past on its way to Jupiter. Ida is heavily cratered, mostly grey, and has its own moon named Dactyl.

Get your tickets while you still can! Music Under the Dome featuring Queen is just over two weeks away. Grab a drink, ex...
08/25/2021

Get your tickets while you still can! Music Under the Dome featuring Queen is just over two weeks away. Grab a drink, explore hands-on science in our space exhibits, and then blast off on a galactic adventure to tracks like Killer Queen, Somebody to Love, and Under Pressure.

https://bit.ly/MUDQueen

Get your tickets while you still can! Music Under the Dome featuring Queen is just over two weeks away. Grab a drink, explore hands-on science in our space exhibits, and then blast off on a galactic adventure to tracks like Killer Queen, Somebody to Love, and Under Pressure.

https://bit.ly/MUDQueen

Today in Science History: In 1835, the first article in a six part series known as the Great Moon Hoax was published in ...
08/25/2021

Today in Science History: In 1835, the first article in a six part series known as the Great Moon Hoax was published in The Sun, a NY newspaper. The articles described the supposed discovery established civilizations on the moon and falsely attributed observations to famed astronomer John Herschel.

Today in Science History: In 1835, the first article in a six part series known as the Great Moon Hoax was published in The Sun, a NY newspaper. The articles described the supposed discovery established civilizations on the moon and falsely attributed observations to famed astronomer John Herschel.

Explore the Science Center in your PJs at the Teddy Bear Pajama Party on Friday, October 15 from 5:00-8:00pm. This eveni...
08/24/2021

Explore the Science Center in your PJs at the Teddy Bear Pajama Party on Friday, October 15 from 5:00-8:00pm.

This evening event is stuffed with hands-on learning for ages 5+ and their favorite plush pal. Design a parachute for your favorite stuffed animal and watch them sail to the floor below. Take Teddy on a scavenger hunt all around the exhibits. Cuddle close while gazing up at the stars in the planetarium, and more!

https://bit.ly/MSCPJParty

Explore the Science Center in your PJs at the Teddy Bear Pajama Party on Friday, October 15 from 5:00-8:00pm.

This evening event is stuffed with hands-on learning for ages 5+ and their favorite plush pal. Design a parachute for your favorite stuffed animal and watch them sail to the floor below. Take Teddy on a scavenger hunt all around the exhibits. Cuddle close while gazing up at the stars in the planetarium, and more!

https://bit.ly/MSCPJParty

Hello teachers! Our 2021-2022 Opportunities Guide is now available. This is your resource for everything that you need t...
08/23/2021

Hello teachers! Our 2021-2022 Opportunities Guide is now available. This is your resource for everything that you need to know about booking field trips, outreach experiences, and virtual programming. #LetsScience and make this school year, the best school year!

Check out what we have to offer: https://bit.ly/OppGuide21-22

Hello teachers! Our 2021-2022 Opportunities Guide is now available. This is your resource for everything that you need to know about booking field trips, outreach experiences, and virtual programming. #LetsScience and make this school year, the best school year!

Check out what we have to offer: https://bit.ly/OppGuide21-22

Today in Science History: In 1904, Harry D. W**d was issued a patent for tire chains to help make driving safer during i...
08/23/2021

Today in Science History: In 1904, Harry D. W**d was issued a patent for tire chains to help make driving safer during inclement winter/ muddy weather. It is said that he developed the idea after seeing drivers wrap rope and vines around tired to increase traction.

Today in Science History: In 1904, Harry D. W**d was issued a patent for tire chains to help make driving safer during inclement winter/ muddy weather. It is said that he developed the idea after seeing drivers wrap rope and vines around tired to increase traction.

Have you ever wanted to become part of the Maryland Science Center team? Would you like to help us further our mission t...
08/23/2021

Have you ever wanted to become part of the Maryland Science Center team? Would you like to help us further our mission to inspire, empower, and engage? MSC is currently seeking an Assistant Director of Development, Annual Giving and a Development and Volunteer Associate.

Current part-time positions include Kid's Room staff in and Housekeepers. Head to our website for more information. #LetsScience

Have you ever wanted to become part of the Maryland Science Center team? Would you like to help us further our mission to inspire, empower, and engage? MSC is currently seeking an Assistant Director of Development, Annual Giving and a Development and Volunteer Associate.

Current part-time positions include Kid's Room staff in and Housekeepers. Head to our website for more information. #LetsScience

08/22/2021
MSC Explains: Bioplastics

Did you know that there are some plastic products made from renewable resources? This #MSCExplains presented by the Northrop Grumman Corporation is all about bioplastics. Check it out! #LetsScience

Today in Science History: In 2017, the continental US experienced a total solar eclipse for the first time in nearly 40 ...
08/21/2021

Today in Science History: In 2017, the continental US experienced a total solar eclipse for the first time in nearly 40 years. The band of totality stretched diagonally across the country from South Carolina to Oregon.

Today in Science History: In 2017, the continental US experienced a total solar eclipse for the first time in nearly 40 years. The band of totality stretched diagonally across the country from South Carolina to Oregon.

That's a wrap! Today was our final day of Camp MSC 2021, and what a camp it was! We got messy, we crafted with nature, w...
08/20/2021

That's a wrap! Today was our final day of Camp MSC 2021, and what a camp it was! We got messy, we crafted with nature, we explored science of the unseen, and so much more over the past seven weeks. Thank you to all of the campers and their families who made this one extra special. #LetsScience

Summer may be winding down, but there's still plenty of time to discover your new favorite cocktail and learn a little s...
08/20/2021

Summer may be winding down, but there's still plenty of time to discover your new favorite cocktail and learn a little science! A few tickets are still available for Let's Science Happy Hour next Friday, August 27 from 6:00-8:00pm.

Follow the link for details: https://bit.ly/LSHH27

Summer may be winding down, but there's still plenty of time to discover your new favorite cocktail and learn a little science! A few tickets are still available for Let's Science Happy Hour next Friday, August 27 from 6:00-8:00pm.

Follow the link for details: https://bit.ly/LSHH27

08/19/2021
Simple Machines: Wheel and Axle

Welcome to Simple Machines! Today we will focus on the wheel and axle. To explore along with us grab a box of markers or colored pencils, and something small with wheels (toy car, skateboard, Legos, etc.) #LetsScience

Attention Scouts and Scout Leaders! Registration is open for in-person badge-earning workshops at the Maryland Science C...
08/19/2021

Attention Scouts and Scout Leaders! Registration is open for in-person badge-earning workshops at the Maryland Science Center. Workshops include Girl Scouts Robotics, Girl Scouts Mechanical Engineering, and Scouts BSA Robotics. Head to our website to explore your options. #LetsScience #Scouts

Attention Scouts and Scout Leaders! Registration is open for in-person badge-earning workshops at the Maryland Science Center. Workshops include Girl Scouts Robotics, Girl Scouts Mechanical Engineering, and Scouts BSA Robotics. Head to our website to explore your options. #LetsScience #Scouts

Would you like to be part of the Domino Day building team this year? Volunteer and learn from the masters! Send us a DM ...
08/18/2021

Would you like to be part of the Domino Day building team this year? Volunteer and learn from the masters! Send us a DM with your name, age, and email address to join the team. Volunteers should plan to be available for building September 7-12. More information to follow.

*Please note that all volunteers must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Would you like to be part of the Domino Day building team this year? Volunteer and learn from the masters! Send us a DM with your name, age, and email address to join the team. Volunteers should plan to be available for building September 7-12. More information to follow.

*Please note that all volunteers must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Address

601 Light St
Baltimore, MD
21230

We validate at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Garage, 414 Light Street Garage, and Arrow Parking Garage. Visit our website for a complete list of options and rates, plus a parking map.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

(410) 685-2370

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Maryland Science Center posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Videos

Category