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Let’s Science Summer

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Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: All summer long; July 1 - September 1 How Much? Free with paid admission

Let’s Science Summer!  Each week let’s take a look at a different summer theme and build things, heat things, freeze things, take things apart, and blow things up.  A different summer theme kicks off each week starting on Saturdays and continues all week long, all summer long!  You never know what will be in store on the day you visit but here’s a look at Let’s Science Summer week by week……

Kick it off With a Bang

July 1st-7th
The science of sound and explosions.  Build DIY fireworks glasses for the July 4th fireworks.  Play a tune on the giant PVC xylophone, witness awesome hydrogen balloon explosions and more in a celebration of summer sounds.

Summer Food

July 8th-14th
Cook with the power of the Sun, try some liquid nitrogen ice cream, watch what happens when calcium carbide meets a watermelon and more in this salute to summer gastronomy.


July 15th-21st
The week kicks off with Bubble Days on Saturday and Sunday—everyone’s favorite soapy spheroid celebration.  Plus, drop water balloons, build a boat for our mini boat regatta and more during this watery week.


July 22nd-28th
Dissect baseballs to see what’s inside, launch objects with our pitching machine, make DIY chewing gum and more as we discover the science behind America’s favorite pastime.


July 29th – August 4th
Ah, the great outdoors!  Make your own DIY flashlight, watch fire turn colors as different chemicals are added, navigate an orienteering course, explore tent engineering, and more in a week dedicated to one of summer’s most popular activities.

Ice and Cool

August 5th-11th
We waited for the dog days of August to explore ice and cool things this summer. Liquid Nitrogen and Dry Ice play a huge role in this week of frozen fun.  Plus, design a snowball launcher and think about snow during the hottest days of the year.

Creepies and Crawlies

August 12th-18th
Backyard Science Days kick off this week of creature features.  Meet live bats and other backyard animals during our annual Backyard Science Days celebration plus, build a butterfly feeder and get a closer look at other backyard creatures all week long.

Sun and Heat

August 19th-25th
Make eclipse viewers for the upcoming solar eclipse, create art using the power of the Sun, bake cookies in a car and check out thermo slime as things really start to heat up.

Back to School

August 26th – September 1st
Say it isn’t so!  Turn your brain on as we get ready to head back to class after an awesome Summer.  Lots of cool science experiments are part of this week along with different engineering challenges, make your own bookmarks, and DIY activities.

Let’s Science Summer also includes activities in the Kids Room and The Shed that match the weekly themes.