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Power Up Weekend

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Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: March 15 & March 16 How Much? Free with paid admission

Power Up!, a new exhibit which focuses on all things energy, joins The Shed and The Kids Room as a part of Level Three this March. Power Up! is highly interactive and includes a human powered generation station, energy distribution challenges, and a look at alternative energy sources. To celebrate its arrival, March 15th and 16th will be Power Up Weekend with an energy-themed weekend including energy related activities throughout the building and a special show on electricity in the MSC Theater adjacent to the exhibit. All activities are free with paid admission—completely free for members.

Exclusive Membership Deal

Current Maryland Science Center Members can renew their Maryland Science Center Membership over this weekend at a 25% discount. Memberships purchased or renewed at this event also receive an additional 3 months of Membership! See any ticket agent onsite for details.  Offer available in person only March 14, 15 and 16, 2014.

Power Up Weekend Activities

Check out electrical activities including drawable circuits, water wheels, and much more.
1st floor lobby; 2nd and 3rd floor landings
Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Delve into the war of the currents with demonstrations of our Tesla coil, Jacob’s ladder, and generators.
MSC Theater
Saturday 11:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm and Sunday 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Use recyclables to design and engineer a city from the ground up, and then add power to your creation!
The Shed
Saturday 10:00 – 4:45pm and Sunday 11:00am – 3:45pm

Discover the fuels of the future!  Find out more about alternative energy. TerraLink
Saturday and Sunday 11:00am – 3:00pm

Harness the power of the sun to make solar rovers zoom!
SpaceLink
Saturday and Sunday 11:00am – 3:00pm

The sun is hot, bright, and one of the strongest sources of power in the solar system.  Find out more about what is behind the sun’s energy and how we can harness its power.
Science on a Sphere
Saturday, 2:40pm

Little hands become powerful tools in the Kids Room as they generate electricity, build circuits, and use the power of static electricity for levitation.
Kids Room Learning Lab
Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm, and Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm

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