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Birthday Parties

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Have your birthday party at the Maryland Science Center.  We have birthday parties down to a science!

Birthday parties for children of all ages can be booked on Saturdays or Sundays between the hours of 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance of the party date.

The DIY Party

Rent the Brown Bag Zone for your party.  This party space is yours for three (3) hours.
*Please note – due to Camp MSC, birthday parties are not available June 30 – August 1, 2014.

Cost: $185 non-members  $150 for members

  • Add Science Center tickets for your guests for $10 person adult or child
  • Add IMAX tickets for an additional $4 per person

Food Options

  • Bring your own food, drink, cake (no candles), plates, cups, utensils and decorations—your rental is for the space only, no other services are provided.
  • You may have your food delivered, there are many pizza, sub, and take-out restaurants close to the Science Center.
  • You may purchase food in Elements Café and bring it back to the party space
  • You can choose for a catered Birthday party.  The Maryland Science Center’s full-service in-house catering service can create a menu with any options that are sure to please your guests.  If you are interested in a catered event mention this option when you speak with the Event Sales Manager.

The Fine Print

  • A deposit of the full price of the room rental is required to hold your reservation.
  • Purchase tickets and IMAX on-site when you arrive.  Please have one person purchase tickets for everyone in your party.  Individual guests may not purchase individual tickets at the $10 rate
  • You must have a ticket to explore the Science Center, guests without tickets must stay in the Brown Bag Zone.
  • Children under the age of 2 are free. There is a 50 person maximum for all parties.
  • You must purchase Science Center tickets first in order to purchase IMAX tickets.
  • Planetarium admission is included in your Science Center ticket purchase.  All shows are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The Science Center does not have paper products or partyware for sale on-site, plan ahead.


If you have questions, would like to schedule an event or would like to request additional information, please contact us at the information below:

Meghan Jillson
Event Sales Manager
Direct: 410-779-1624
Fax: 410-545-5990