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Spring Clean and Green Workshop Series:
Homemade Cleaners

When: April 11, 2015 10:30 am

Participants will discover how common pantry items can be used to create greener alternatives to household cleaning supplies. This workshop will include the opportunity to create and test out a tub/tile cleaner, wood polish, glass cleaner, stain remover, and a cleaner for pots and pans. Advance registration required.

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Marble Mazes

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: March 28 & 29 How Much? Free with paid admission

Make a cardboard maze for a marble! We will supply the materials and you create the challenge!

To See The Stars

Who: Recommended for Ages 16+ Where: Davis Planetarium at the Maryland Science Center When: March 29, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm How Much? Free (advance registration required)

Join the Maryland Science Center, the LUNAR Ensemble and The Hubble Music Project for a special event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Tornado Alley 3D Opens in IMAX

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members When: March 30, 2015

Tornado Alley follows Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the scientists of VORTEX2, the largest tornado-research project ever assembled, on their epic missions to witness the birth of a tornado.

Cardboard Architecture

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: March 30 - April 5 How Much? Free with paid admission

What do you want to build? This week we will be creating different cardboard structures to form a model city.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: March 17 & 31 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. From tarantulas to opossums, each encounter will feature a different guest star.

Kiddie Collaborations

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: Every Week Day in April at 11:00am and 2:00pm How Much? Free with paid admission

You never know what will happen when you show up at Kiddie Collaborations! It could be an Animal Antics, Itsy Bitsy Infants, Simply Scientists, or something from Storybook Nook. Feel free to request the day’s activity.

Friday Night Stargazing

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.

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.

Circuit Blocks

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: April 6 - 10 How Much? Free with paid admission

Tinker and experiment with circuit blocks to make electrical connections! Link different electronic components together to create simple or complex circuits.

Seed Bombs

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: April 11 & 12 How Much? Free with paid admission

Does your backyard have barren patches? Portable and fun to make, seed bombs are a great way to get plants growing all around you!

Spring Clean and Green Workshop Series:
Homemade Cleaners

Who: Adults, Families & Kids Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: April 11, 2015 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per person

Participants will discover how common pantry items can be used to create greener alternatives to household cleaning supplies. This workshop will include the opportunity to create and test out a tub/tile cleaner, wood polish, glass cleaner, stain remover, and a cleaner for pots and pans. Advance registration required.

Flying Contraptions

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: April 13 - 17 How Much? Free with paid admission

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

Woodworking

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: April 18 & 19 How Much? Free with paid admission

Join us in this hands-on workshop and learn how to use different woodworking tools such as saws, hammers and drills.

Simple Machines

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: April 20 & 21 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.

Recycled Textiles

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: April 22, 2015 How Much? Free with paid admission

How can we turn old shirts, sheets and plastic bags into new textiles? Come find out in The Shed as we learn how to weave new textiles and demonstrate how to make rope!

EcoBash

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: April 22, 2015 10:00 am - 1:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Celebrate Earth Day at the Maryland Science Center’s EcoBash with wind turbines, infrared cameras, native plant species and more!

Simple Machines

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: April 23 - 26 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.

Spring Clean and Green Workshop Series:
Seed Starting

Who: Adults, Families & Kids Where: Maryland Science Center When: April 25, 2015 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per person

In this hands-on workshop led by Baltimore Free Farm, you will learn how to start annual flowers, vegetables and herbs, prepare growing/soil media, water, provide proper temperature and lighting, and transplant. Participants will plant several containers of a variety of plants to take home. Advance registration required.

Structures

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: April 27 - May 1 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.

Science on Tap: The Craft Beer Movement

Who: 21+ only, Adults Where: Maryland Science Center When: April 30, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm How Much? $45 per person ($40 for Members)

The Maryland Science Center’s popular science of adult beverages series returns with a focus on beer in April with World of Beer Baltimore. The presentation will explore the craft beer movement and include sampling of various beer styles. Ticket required.

Kiddie Collaborations

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: Every Week Day in May at 11:00am and 2:00pm How Much? Free with paid admission

You never know what will happen when you show up at Kiddie Collaborations! It could be an Animal Antics, Itsy Bitsy Infants, Simply Scientists, or something from Storybook Nook. Feel free to request the day’s activity.

Mini Mini Golf Challenge

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: May 2 & 3 How Much? Free with paid admission

Design your own smaller than life miniature golf course today using cardboard, popsicle sticks, and other familiar materials. Test it out to see if you can get a hole-in-one with a pencil putter and marble ball.

Circuit Blocks

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 4 - 8 How Much? Free with paid admission

Tinker and experiment with circuit blocks to make electrical connections!  Link different electronic components together to create simple or complex circuits.

Shed Press

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 9 & 10 How Much? Free with paid admission

Be your own writer and publisher today at The Shed! Learn how to bind a book and come make a zine, a homemade publication, about your favorite skills.

Linkages

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 11 - 17 How Much? Free with paid admission

Join us as we engineer mechanical joints, links and movements using different materials!