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Who: Adults, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 17, 2017 8:00 pm - 12:00 am How Much? $125 per person ($105 for members)

Solstice, the Maryland Science Center’s Annual Fundraiser is held on the Saturday closest to the Summer Solstice. This year marks the 40th annual celebration, and the event will be on Saturday June 17, 2017. Dance the night away and celebrate the education and outreach programs of the Maryland Science Center.

Event Highlights

  • Saturday June 17th, 2017: 8:00pm until Midnight
  • Moveable feast, signature cocktails, live music, silent auction
  • Valet parking included
  • The Science Center’s annual event to benefit its education and outreach programs

Eat, Drink, Dance

A moveable feast awaits as guests stroll from station to station sampling delicious food and signature libations. The Adrian Duke Project will be setting the musical scene for the evening, so strap on your dancing shoes and get ready to party!  Plus, this year take in stunning views of Baltimore City from our rooftop terrace while enjoying cocktails and vintage soul beats by DJ Soul Party.

Silent Auction

Bid on vacations, sports memorabilia, jewelry, artwork and more! Bid from anywhere using an app on your mobile device or a web browser from any lap top, phone, or tablet. You can also create an account before the event to save time and be the first to see the items. Get started by downloading the Handbid App on your smart phone and search for Solstice 2017 or by visiting and click on register.

No smartphone? No problem. Bid at home on your desktop or use the bidding stations set up at the event.


Individual tickets are $125 per ticket or $105 per member. The event takes place throughout the Maryland Science Center exhibit halls. To purchase tickets over the phone, please call 410-545-5943.  Members must purchase tickets over the phone to receive their member discount.  Non-member tickets can be purchased using our online ticket center.

What to Wear

Cocktail party attire suggested—jackets encouraged, ties optional, and of course, dresses that impress.

Please click here to view photos from Solstice 2016

The Maryland Science Center is a charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organization under IRS Regulations and gifts are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

A copy of the current financial statement of The Maryland Science Center [registered as the Maryland Academy of Sciences] is available by writing 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 or by calling (410) 685-2370. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also
available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401, (410) 974-5534.

For additional information about the event, phone 410-545-5960.