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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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Kiddie Collaborations

When: Every Week Day in June 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.

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.

Structures

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: June 28 - July 4 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.

Kiddie Collaborations

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

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.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: July 1, 2016 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.

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.

Looking and Lenses

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: July 5 - 11 How Much? Free with paid admission

In the spirit of pre-photographic technology like the camera lucida and magic lantern, learn to draw just by looking and then play with projections using different materials to refract light.

Storybook Nook

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: July 6, 2016 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.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: Every Thursday in July at 11:00am How Much? Free with paid admission

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

Patio Party

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: July 8, 2016 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.

Clay Creations

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: July 12 - 14 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!

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: July 12, 2016 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. July’s theme is ‘Camping’.

DIY Bubble Wands

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: July 15 - 17 How Much? Free with paid admission

Make bubble wands out of household materials in all kinds of geometric shapes!

Summer STEAM Workshop Series: Mosaic Garden Stones

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

Bubble Days

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: July 16 & 17, Noon-4pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Come see the sudsiest spectacle of the summer at the Maryland Science Center’s 11th annual Bubble Days. The fun will be bubbling up all over the building—and outside too!

Pixel Art

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: July 18 - 25 How Much? Free with paid admission

Create pictures, characters, and scenes by moving around our magnetic pixels! Think about how pixels make up every image on a computer screen.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: July 18, 2016 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.

Science on Tap: Cider Insider

Who: 21+ only Where: Maryland Science Center When: July 21, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm How Much? $45 per person ($40 members)

The evening will feature an exploration into the science behind traditional methods of fermenting cider. Explore the centuries-old barrel fermenting process and the use of locally available ingredients to make a rustic cider. Plus drink a variety of Millstone’s classics.

Storybook Nook

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: July 22, 2016 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.

Patio Party

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: July 22, 2016 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.

Cardboard Architecture

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: July 26 - August 1 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.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: July 27, 2016 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. July’s theme is ‘Camping’.

Pub Science

Who: 21+ only, Adults Where: The Wharf Rat at 801 S. Ann Street, Baltimore When: July 28, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm How Much? Free

Drink in the science with the Maryland Science Center at The Wharf Rat. We will be uncovering the science behind some of your favorite beers along with other not to be missed demonstrations.