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11/28/2020
Sci-Fi Friday: Tron

It's #SciFiFriday! Tonight we are watching Tron and making LED wearables. This science pairs well with a Gin & Tron-ic, a gin & tonic with a Sci-Fi twist. #LetsScience

Member shopping days starts today! Science Center members receive 20% off their entire Science Store purchase November 2...
11/27/2020

Member shopping days starts today! Science Center members receive 20% off their entire Science Store purchase November 27- 29 and December 4- 6! The store is stocked with dinosaurs, experiment kits, logic games, and more for science lovers of all ages.

Happy Thanksgiving! We don't usually recommend that you eat your science experiment, but there is a lot of #science that...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! We don't usually recommend that you eat your science experiment, but there is a lot of #science that goes into cooking our favorite holiday foods! Here's a little #kitchenchemistry experiment for you to try this Turkey Day. #LetsScience

https://bit.ly/MSCGoodGravy

Today in Science History: In 1976, Viking 1 radio signals from Mars helped prove the general theory of relativity. As Ma...
11/25/2020

Today in Science History: In 1976, Viking 1 radio signals from Mars helped prove the general theory of relativity. As Mars passed directly behind the Sun as seen from Earth, data collected confirmed that radar signals passing near a massive object take slightly longer to travel to a target than if the massive object were not present.

Feeling like you need to get out of the house? Take a field trip to the Maryland Science Center! We are open Fridays 10a...
11/25/2020

Feeling like you need to get out of the house? Take a field trip to the Maryland Science Center! We are open Fridays 10am -4pm and weekends 10am - 5pm. #LetsScience

Today in Science History: In 1889, the first jukebox went into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco, C...
11/23/2020

Today in Science History: In 1889, the first jukebox went into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco, CA. The device could play songs from a wax cylinder phonograph, but only if a nickel was inserted into the machine, earning it the nickname "the nickel-in-the-slot phonograph".

11/22/2020
MSC Explains: Porg Launcher

Today #MSCexplains the physics of flight with Porg launching brought to you by Northrop Grumman ! #LetsScience

Member Shopping Days will kick off this Friday! Members receive a full 20% off their entire purchase in the Science Stor...
11/22/2020

Member Shopping Days will kick off this Friday! Members receive a full 20% off their entire purchase in the Science Store on November 27- 29 and December 4- 6! This is a great time to check that science lover off your holiday gift list.

11/22/2020

This time on #LateNightWithMSC, we have a science trick that will help chill your beverage super fast! #LetsScience

Midnight Noon is on! This year the event will feature a live virtual performance by Milkshake and loads of fun party gam...
11/21/2020
Midnight Noon | Maryland Science Center

Midnight Noon is on! This year the event will feature a live virtual performance by Milkshake and loads of fun party games for you and your family to try! Attendance is limited, so reserve your tickets today. All the information you need can be found here: http://bit.ly/MSCMidnightNoon2020 #LetsScience

Everyone’s favorite New Year celebration is back! Celebrate the ball drop before bedtime with the Maryland Science Center and Domino Sugar at Midnight Noon. Join in on the socially -distanced festive fun before we rock out to a virtual performance by popular kids band, Milkshake. The entire scienc...

Today in Science History: In 2019, Tesla launched the electric Cybertruck. During the unveiling of the vehicle, Tesla fo...
11/21/2020

Today in Science History: In 2019, Tesla launched the electric Cybertruck. During the unveiling of the vehicle, Tesla founder Elon Musk threw a solid metal ball at the driver side window, accidentally shattering the touted "shatter proof" glass.

#SciFiFriday is taking a break this week, but we will be back next week with our next round of Sci-Fi inspired science a...
11/20/2020

#SciFiFriday is taking a break this week, but we will be back next week with our next round of Sci-Fi inspired science activities and beverage pairings! We'll be kicking it off with Tron-- so get ready for LED wearbables and Gin & Tron-ic!

Join the Facebook event for all the information you will need: https://bit.ly/MSCTron

You asked, we answered! We now have an 11:30 am show in the planetarium on Sundays. Join us this week for One World, One...
11/20/2020

You asked, we answered! We now have an 11:30 am show in the planetarium on Sundays. Join us this week for One World, One Sky!

All of our planetarium offerings and showtimes can be found on our website.
https://www.mdsci.org/explore/planetarium/

Did you know the Maryland Science Center offers hands-on, in person workshops on Friday mornings? Explore the lessons of...
11/19/2020

Did you know the Maryland Science Center offers hands-on, in person workshops on Friday mornings? Explore the lessons of the Lorax, discover strange new planets, solve a science mystery, try to balance-a-saurus, and so much more! Workshops are designed for ages 5- 12. #LetsScience

Check out our website for a complete menu of classes and to reserve a spot! https://bit.ly/FridayWorkshopsMSC

11/18/2020
MSC Explains: Stomp Rockets

Today #MSCexplains forces and motion with stomp rockets brought to you by Northrop Grumman! #LetsScience

Today in Science History: In 1923, astronaut Alan Shepard was born. Shepard was the first American in space and one of o...
11/18/2020

Today in Science History: In 1923, astronaut Alan Shepard was born. Shepard was the first American in space and one of only twelve humans to have walked on the moon. Happy Birthday, Alan Shepard!

11/17/2020
MSC Bakes for National Homemade Bread Day!

Fun fact – many of us here at MSC love to watch The Great British Baking Show, and becasue today is #nationalhomemadebread Day, we couldn't help getting in on the fun!

What do you think of our sour dough skill? #LetsScience

Thanks to everyone who came out to Flight Fest this past weekend! We had so much fun testing different forms of flight, ...
11/16/2020

Thanks to everyone who came out to Flight Fest this past weekend! We had so much fun testing different forms of flight, chatting with the Chesapeake Bay RC Club, and learning about birds of prey with Irvine Nature Center. If you missed it, you can still participate by checking out Flight Fest online!

https://bit.ly/FlightFestOnline

Today in Science History: In 1841, inventor Napoleon Guerin obtained a patent for the first life preserver made of cork.
11/16/2020

Today in Science History: In 1841, inventor Napoleon Guerin obtained a patent for the first life preserver made of cork.

Today is America Recycles Day--a day to promote recycling for a more sustainable society! Why not celebrate by building ...
11/15/2020

Today is America Recycles Day--a day to promote recycling for a more sustainable society! Why not celebrate by building your own self-watering planter out of materials headed for your recycling bin? #LetsScience

https://bit.ly/MSCSelfWateringPlanter

11/14/2020
Flight Fest Online: Egg Drop

Get ready for egg drop! How many will be survivors? How many will end up scrambled? #LetsScience 🥚🍳

Today in Science History: In 1971, Mariner 9 entered orbit around Mars, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit another p...
11/14/2020

Today in Science History: In 1971, Mariner 9 entered orbit around Mars, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit another planet.

11/14/2020

It's time for some more #SciFiFriday fun! Go ahead and pop those aviator sunglasses on, this week we've been inspired by Captain Marvel and have a paper plane flight challenge for you to try! #LetsScience

11/13/2020

#LetsScience some chemical reactions with our educator, Brian.

11/12/2020

Today #MSCexplains gas expansion with our liquid nitrogen rocket! #LetsScience

11/11/2020
MSC Staff Competition: Egg Drop Challenge

Flight Fest is this Saturday, November 14 at the Maryland Science Center! We have so many fun activities planned, live birds for you to meet, and model planes for you to explore. This past week, some of our educators tried out the Egg Drop Challenge. Think you can build a better cushioning device? Try it out for youself this weekend! #LetsScience

Today in Science History: In 1851, Alvan Clark received a patent for his telescope. This was not the first telescope, bu...
11/11/2020

Today in Science History: In 1851, Alvan Clark received a patent for his telescope. This was not the first telescope, but Clark located flaws in previous telescope lenses and was able to develop an improved design.

Today in Science History: In 1994, the chemical element darmstadtium was developed and by a team of scientists at the In...
11/09/2020

Today in Science History: In 1994, the chemical element darmstadtium was developed and by a team of scientists at the Institute for Heavy Ion Research in Germany. Darmstadtium is a highly radioactive metal which has only been used for research purposes.

Today is National STEM Day! We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to develop a strong foundation in scien...
11/08/2020
Science at Home | Maryland Science Center

Today is National STEM Day! We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to develop a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, and math. That is why the Maryland Science Center strives every day to provide fun and engaging experiences that celebrate science education for all ages through our exhibits, educational programs, and free online resources—like our "Science at Home" activities. #LetsScience

Search through our archive of experiments for science that you can do in your classroom or in your home. The below DIY experiments feature step-by-step instructions and use everyday household items.

There is still time to register for our Girl Scouts Robotics Workshop for Juniors, taking place on November 15! In this ...
11/07/2020
Girl Scout Robotics Workshops | Maryland Science Center

There is still time to register for our Girl Scouts Robotics Workshop for Juniors, taking place on November 15! In this virtual program, your Girl Scout can earn all three Robotics badges in one afternoon! 🤖 #LetsScience

Follow the link to register and to learn more about all of our Girl Scouts Robotics Workshop offerings.

All levels of girl scouts are invited to earn all three of your robotics badges at the Maryland Science Center’s online workshop!

Today in Science History: In 1631, French astronomer Pierre Gassendi made the first observation of the transit of a plan...
11/07/2020

Today in Science History: In 1631, French astronomer Pierre Gassendi made the first observation of the transit of a planet. Using a Galilean telescope, he observed Mercury move across the Sun by projecting the Sun's image on a screen of paper.

11/07/2020

Happy #SciFiFriday! *Come with me if you want to*...science! We're watching The Terminator and making paper robotic hands. #LetsScience

Groupon is back just in time for the gift giving season! For a limited time, our memberships for a family of four are 50...
11/05/2020
$75 for One Adventurer Annual Family Membership for Four People at Maryland Science Center ($150 Value)

Groupon is back just in time for the gift giving season! For a limited time, our memberships for a family of four are 50% off! Membership includes a full year of unlimited access to our three floors of hands-on exhibits, planetarium and observatory, and discounts on family-friendly events. #LetsScience

The wonders of science are showcased through interactive experiences for people of all ages

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