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Backyard Science Days

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Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 16 & 17; Noon-4pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Science can happen in a lab, science can happen in space and science can happen in your own backyard!

Come to the Maryland Science Center’s 9th annual Backyard Science Days for a day of animal encounters and hands-on activities. Stomp on stomp rockets, race vegetables, build a beetle habitat, make seed bombs and much more. Scales and Tales will be here all weekend with their interactive display of live animals featuring birds of prey and reptiles. Come learn about the science that lives right outside your back door!

Step into the mysterious world of bats at Rob Mies’ famed Bat Encounters show. Visitors will come face-to-face with a Big Brown bat from North America, fruit bats from Africa and Asia and the world’s largest bat, a Flying Fox Bat from Malaysia with a 6-foot wingspan. Shows will be on our Atrium stage at 1:00pm and 3:00pm both days.

All activities are free with paid admission and completely free for members.

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