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Mess Fest

When: June 24, 2017 12:00 pm

Mess Fest is back at MSC for its fourth annual year. Break out your old clothes and dirty sneakers because this one is sure to be the messiest yet!

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Friday Night Stargazing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: Friday Nights, 7:00-10:30pm How Much? Free

See the Moon, planets, and stars through our historic and now computer controlled Alvan Clark & Sons 8″ refracting telescope.

Downhill Racers

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: June 20 - 26, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Design and build a vehicle that can race down our tracks! We will be exploring concepts of aerodynamics and friction as we engineer our racers.

Bubbly Chalk-Paint

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: June 24, 2017 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Learning Lab as we mix up some chalk paint and experiment with our results. Learn how to make different colors and find out what makes our paint bubble as we bring science and messy together today.

Mess Fest

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 24, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Mess Fest is back at MSC for its fourth annual year. Break out your old clothes and dirty sneakers because this one is sure to be the messiest yet!

SOLD OUT: Brunch With a View

Who: Adults, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 25, 2017 11:00 am - 2:00 pm How Much? $30 per person

Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet and bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s on our rooftop. All for just $30.

Make It Fly!

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: June 27 - July 3, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Come join us as we build aerodynamic objects such as kites and airplanes and test out different materials in our wind tubes.

Let’s Science Summer

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.

Kick it off With a Bang

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: July 1 - 7 How Much? Free with paid admission

The science of sound and explosions.

Mosaic Garden Stone Workshop

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: Maryland Science Center When: July 1, 2017 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $20 per person

Learn about mixing, pouring, and casting concrete to make a paving stone for your yard, and decorate it by embedding recycled ceramics and glass into the wet concrete. Advance registration and payment required.

Build It: Wood

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: July 4 - 10, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Explore different woodworking tools such as saws, hammers and drills in this hands-on workshop. We will work together to build a kid-sized house!

Alka-Seltzer Rockets

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: July 4, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Kick off summer with a bang as we set some alka-seltzer rockets off into the stars.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: July 6, 2017 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Help your child develop their earliest skills by enjoying music, rhymes, finger plays and more.

Summer Food

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: July 8-14 How Much? Free with paid admission

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. Check out the entire Let’s Science Summer

Clay Creations

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: July 11 - 13, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Knead it like dough, coil it like spaghetti, or pinch it like dumplings! Try out different techniques with clay to make your own vessel or sculpture!

Feathered Friend Feeders

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: July 12, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Summer food isn’t just for people. Join us as we make some bird feeders for our feathered friends.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: July 13, 2017 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Help your child develop their earliest skills by enjoying music, rhymes, finger plays and more.

Cooking Heats Up With Chef Egg

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: Maryland Science Center When: July 13, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? $20 per person

In this hands-on workshop Chef Egg will teach you about the physical and chemical changes that happen to food when it meets heat and you’ll have the chance to taste your finished dish.

DIY Bubble Wands

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: July 14 - 16, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Explore shapes and celebrate Bubble Days! We will be using different materials to create bubble wands.

Fridays After 5

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: Friday Nights All Summer Long; 5:00-8:00pm How Much? $10.00

Admission for Fridays After 5 includes the permanent exhibit halls, Planetarium, and IMAX Theater. All visitors pay just $10 for admission during Fridays After 5.

Gas Giants Night

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: July 14, 2017 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm How Much? Free

Join Maryland Science Center staff for a special edition of our weekly “Friday Night Stargazing”. After 8 pm we will feature the two biggest planets, Jupiter and Saturn.

Water

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: July 15 - 21 How Much? Free with paid admission

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.

Bubble Wrap Paintings

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: July 15 & 16 from 12pm-3pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Learning Lab as we make some unique paintings using bubble wrap. Mix up shapes and colors in order to create your very own original masterpiece.

Mold Making and Casting

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: July 17 - 20, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Learn about best practices in mold making and use recycled materials to make a mold and cast small objects.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: July 20, 2017 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Help your child develop their earliest skills by enjoying music, rhymes, finger plays and more.

Urban Design

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: July 21 - 27, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Help us build a city out of recycled materials! You get to be the civil engineer and city planner as you help our city expand. What will you create?