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40 Summers of Science

When: All Summer Long

On June 11, 1976 the Maryland Science Center opened its doors at 601 Light Street. Join us this summer as we celebrate 40 Summers of Science. Each and every day something different is bound to pop up as we weave a 40-themed celebration all summer long.

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40 Summers of Science

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members When: All Summer Long

On June 11, 1976 the Maryland Science Center opened its doors at 601 Light Street. Join us this summer as we celebrate 40 Summers of Science. Each and every day something different is bound to pop up as we weave a 40-themed celebration all summer long.

Summer Sungazing

Where: The Observatory When: Friday and Saturday Afternoons, 1:00-4:00pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Safely look at the Sun and its features, such as sunspots and prominences, through a special set of filters on our telescope.

Fridays After 5

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members 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.

Friday Night Stargazing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: Friday Nights, 7:00-10:30pm How Much? Free to the public

Venture out to our urban rooftop Observatory to view the night sky as our staff help you find planets and constellations. Stargazing is free and open to the public.

Summer STEAM Workshop Series: Bee Hotels

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: The Shed When: August 27, 2016 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per person

Build a shelter for solitary or migrating bees! Bees are important pollinators with rapidly decreasing habitats, so welcome these friendly insects into your garden and help the bee population. Advance registration and payment required.

Building with Biology

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 27, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Come take part in hands-on activities to learn more about synthetic biology and meet scientists who work in the field.

Dino Day

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: September 24, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? All activities are free with paid admission

Join us for a day of dinosaur mysteries, where you are the detective and learn about the giants that roamed the Earth millions of years ago.