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Backyard Science Days

When: August 15 & 16; Noon-4pm

Science can happen in a lab, science can happen in space and science can happen in your own backyard! Come to the Maryland Science Center’s 10th annual Backyard Science Days for a day of animal encounters and hands-on activities.

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Kiddie Collaborations

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: Every Week Day in August 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.

Flying Contraptions

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 3 - 7 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.

Storybook Nook

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: August 5, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Look around a corner and you might find the Kids Room staff with a favorite story and related activity. Your children can help bring the story to life with the use of flannel boards, puppets, arts, or crafts. Learn about outer space, dinosaurs, our bodies, and more as we read some books from our collection.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: Every Thursday in August at 11am How Much? Free with paid admission

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

Pub Science

Who: 21+ only Where: The Wharf Rat at 801 S. Ann Street, Baltimore When: August 6, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm How Much? Free

Join the Maryland Science Center for some science with your socializing. We’ll be freezing things, smashing things, experimenting with chemicals, crafting a DNA cocktail, and we’ll even let you do some of the science if you want.

Fridays After 5

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: Friday nights from 5:00-8:00pm How Much? $9.00

Admission for Fridays After 5 includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After 5.

Patio Party

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 7, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm How Much? Free

Join the Maryland Science Center this summer for Patio Parties. Bring the family, neighbors, and your friends for adult beverages, family-friendly live bands and light fare outside on the Science Center’s waterfront patio.

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. Stargazing is free and open to the public.

Woodworking

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 8 & 9 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.

DIY Workshop: Soldering

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: The Shed When: August 8, 2015 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per soldering iron. Maximum two participants per iron

This workshop is sold out. Workshop provides instructions for using a soldering iron and components for you to solder will be available. Participants will leave the workshop with their own practice circuit board. Advance registration required.

Marble Mazes

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 10 - 14 How Much? Free with paid admission

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

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: August 10, 2015 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff to try your hand at an easy experiment or two. Young scientists can explore a different concept each month through hands-on science fun. August’s theme is ‘Beachy Science’.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: August 14, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Join our staff in the Kids Room for 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.

Patio Party

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 14, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm How Much? Free

Join the Maryland Science Center this summer for Patio Parties. Bring the family, neighbors, and your friends for adult beverages, family-friendly live bands and light fare outside on the Science Center’s waterfront patio.

Seed Planting

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 15 & 16 How Much? Free with paid admission

It’s not too late to get your garden growing! Join us to plant some seeds that would be great for an indoor herb garden.

Backyard Science Days

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 15 & 16; Noon-4pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Science can happen in a lab, science can happen in space and science can happen in your own backyard! Come to the Maryland Science Center’s 10th annual Backyard Science Days for a day of animal encounters and hands-on activities.

Printmaking

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 17 - 21 How Much? Free with paid admission

How do we duplicate, reproduce and transfer images? Come find out in this workshop where we will be working with monotype and relief printmaking techniques to create artwork!

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: August 19, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff to try your hand at an easy experiment or two. Young scientists can explore a different concept each month through hands-on science fun. August’s theme is ‘Beachy Science’.

Circuit Blocks

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 22 - 28 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.

DIY Workshop Series: Circuit Board Etching

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: The Shed When: August 22, 2015 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per project, maximum two participants per project

Ready to take your DIY electronics skills to the next level? In this workshop, participants will learn how to etch their own circuit board. A basic understanding of electronics and soldering is recommended. Advance registration required.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: August 24, 2015 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join our staff in the Kids Room for 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.

Storybook Nook

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: August 25, 2015 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Look around a corner and you might find the Kids Room staff with a favorite story and related activity. Your children can help bring the story to life with the use of flannel boards, puppets, arts, or crafts. Learn about outer space, dinosaurs, our bodies, and more as we read some books from our collection.

Clay Creations

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 29 - 30 How Much? Free with paid admission

Knead it, pinch it, coil it, mold it! Try out different techniques with clay to make a container, sculpture, or creation!

Back to Cool

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 31 - September 7 How Much? Free with paid admission

Ready for school? Swing by The Shed to make your own school supplies! Put together a notebook, roll up a pencil and sew a pouch to store all the things you need for an A+ year.

Kiddie Collaborations

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: Every Week Day in September 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.