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Spooky Science

When: October 25, 2014 12:00 pm

Celebrate the chills and thrills of Halloween at our sixth annual Spooky Science, where creepy chemistry and mysterious science combine to provide a hauntingly good time!

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Simple Machines

Who: Recommended for ages 7+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: October 21 - 24 How Much? Free with paid admission

Levers, ramps, pulleys, screws, wheels, and wedges—simple machines are used all around us!  Come learn all about them and use everyday materials to create a chain reaction around The Shed.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: October 23 at 11:00am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Room to Grow for a program designed for our smallest scientists, 0 to 24 months with their adult caregivers. Stimulate those young minds and help develop their earliest skills by enjoying music, rhymes, finger plays and more.

Friday Night Stargazing in the Observatory

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: Every Friday Night, 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. The Observatory is open every Friday night, weather permitting. Stargazing is free and open to the public, admission to the Science Center is not required. Please phone 410.545.2999 before your visit to check on viewing conditions.

Haunted Shed

Who: Families & Kids Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: October 25, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Come join us for spooky activities in The Shed. Using different materials, we will be making creepy crawly bugs and insects which then will be launched into our giant spider web.

Spooky Science

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: October 25, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Celebrate the chills and thrills of Halloween at our sixth annual Spooky Science, where creepy chemistry and mysterious science combine to provide a hauntingly good time!

Sungazing Saturdays

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: Every Saturday, 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. The Observatory is open to museum visitors every Saturday, weather permitting, and admission is included in general Science Center admission. Please phone 410.545.2999 before your visit to check on viewing conditions.

Halloween Member Night

Who: Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: October 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Calling all Maryland Science Center Member Goblins, Ghosts, and Ghouls! Join us for an exclusive after-hours haunting.

Simple Machines

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: October 26, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Levers, ramps, pulleys, screws, wheels, and wedges – simple machines are used all around us! Come learn all about them and use everyday materials to create a chain reaction around The Shed.

PVC Building

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: October 28 - November 2 How Much? Free with paid admission

This week we will explore the many uses of building with PVC pipes! Come build your own structure with different parts or try out one of our prototypes.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: October 28, 2014 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Learning Lab for an animal story and a visit from one of the Science Center’s resident creatures. Learn about how they move, eat, and adapt to thrive in their diverse environments.

Early Closing

Where: Maryland Science Center When: October 31, 2014

The Maryland Science Center will close at 4:00pm so we can prepare the building to host Halloween 2014.

Halloween 2014

Who: 21+ only When: October 31, 2014 8:00 pm - 1:00 am How Much? $30 Advanced GA / $65 Advanced VIP

Flying Dog Brewery and the Maryland Science Center present a craft beer bash and costume ball featuring four areas of music. Ages 21+ only, ticket required.

Scope Out the Night

Who: Families & Kids Where: Robinson Nature Center When: November 1, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm How Much? $24 per family (up to five members)

Join MSC staff at the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, MD for a telescope themed evening that includes a planetarium program, a make-and-take Galileoscope (one per family) and the chance to hold a real meteorite and “tour” the night sky.

Shadow Puppets

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: November 4 - 7 How Much? Free with paid admission

Create your own shadow puppet! We will be using simple materials to engineer puppets that can move and dance across a screen.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: November 5 & 19 at 11:00am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Learning Lab to try your hand at an easy experiment. Young scientists can explore a different concept each month through hands-on science fun. This month’s concept is colors.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: November 6 & 20 at 11:00am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Room to Grow for a program designed for our smallest scientists, 0 to 24 months with their adult caregivers. Stimulate those young minds and help develop their earliest skills by enjoying music, rhymes, finger plays and more.

First Fridays

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: Every month on the first Friday until March 6, 2015 How Much? $9.00 admission

Every First Friday of the month from October – March the Maryland Science Center celebrates with discounted admission from 5:00-8:00pm.

New Hours – Friday Night Stargazing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: November 7, 2014 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm How Much? Free to the public

Friday Night Stargazing will begin winter hours today. Hours are now 5:30-9:00pm through the spring. Stargazing is free and open to the public, admission to the Science Center is not required. Please phone 410.545.2999 before your visit to check on viewing conditions.

Metalworking

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: November 8 & 9 How Much? Free with paid admission

Wire bending and metal stamping! Come explore some metalworking techniques to create a unique sculpture piece.

Holiday Maker Series: Candle Making

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: November 8, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm How Much? $15 per person

Participants will be guided through the process of candle making from pouring the wax to working with dyes and fragrance oils. Each participant will leave the workshop with their own set of custom tea light candles. Advance registration required.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: November 11 & 25 at 11:00am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Learning Lab for an animal story and a visit from one of the Science Center’s resident creatures. Learn about how they move, eat, and adapt to thrive in their diverse environments.

Structures

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: November 12 - 14 How Much? Free with paid admission

Learn and use engineering and architectural skills to build different structures in The Shed.  Assemble different types of materials together to make constructions.

Friday Night Stargazing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: Every Friday Night, 5:30-9:00pm 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. The Observatory is open every Friday night, weather permitting. Stargazing is free and open to the public, admission to the Science Center is not required. Please phone 410.545.2999 before your visit to check on viewing conditions.

Chain Reactions

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: November 15 & 16 How Much? Free with paid admission

Using popsicle sticks, we will set off a series of chain reactions in The Shed.

Domino Day

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: November 15, 2014 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Witness over 12,000 dominoes of different sizes and colors zigzag, spiral, climb up stairs, across tables, fall in collapsing pyramids and much more.