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Location

The Maryland Science Center is located at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor—our address is 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230.

Status

The Science Center is a 501(c) (3) private non-profit organization.

Governance

The Maryland Science Center is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of approximately 30 individuals from the corporate, educational, medical, and scientific communities. Board members serve on a volunteer basis for a three-year renewable term. The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring proper ethical and legal compliance with regulatory laws. The Board also approves and supports the mission of the institution and is ultimately responsible for upholding the regional and national reputation of the Maryland Science Center within the community it serves.

A Scientific and Educational Council, comprised of individuals from the scientific and educational communities, advises the staff on matters of scientific accuracy and educational appropriateness of programmatic initiatives. Members of the Scientific and Educational Council, representing numerous scientific disciplines, advise the staff on presenting and teaching science at all educational levels.

Staffing

  • 79 full time staff
  • 111 part time staff
  • 201 active volunteers

Participating Organizations

The Maryland Science Center is an active member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers.

Square Footage

170,000 square feet