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Mess Fest

When: June 23, 2018 12:00 pm

Get ready to get messy! MSC’s fifth annual Mess Fest is sure to be ooey-er, gooey-er, gloppy-er, and sloppy-er than EVER before.

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Circuit Blocks

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members, Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: June 22 - 25 How Much? free with paid admission

Explore electricity by making sound, lights, and motion! Tinker around by making electrical connections

Friday Night Stargazing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: Fridays from 7:00pm - 10:30pm, weather permitting How Much? free

See the Moon, planets, and stars through our historic and computer controlled Alvan Clark & Sons 8″ refracting telescope.

MSC’s Greatest Hits

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: Every Saturday and Sunday in June How Much? free with paid admission

Now that’s what I call Science!  This June, we’ve jam-packed every weekend with some of MSC’s greatest scientific hits!

Mess Fest

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 23, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? free with paid admission

Get ready to get messy! MSC’s fifth annual Mess Fest is sure to be ooey-er, gooey-er, gloppy-er, and sloppy-er than EVER before.

“I Spy” Slime

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: June 23, 2018 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm How Much? free with paid admission

Test your seeking skills as you dive into the icky-sticky slimy fun.

Brunch with a View

Who: Adults, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 24, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm How Much? $35

Back by popular demand for the summer: Brunch With a View! Why go to brunch just anywhere, when you can see breathtaking views of the city skyline from your table?

Linkages

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members, Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: June 26 - 28 How Much? free with paid admission

Learn about moving objects and pivot points to make fun inventions! Extend scissors, draw circles and other shapes, and learn about how tools are engineered.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: June 28, 2018 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? free with paid admission

Stimulate those young minds and help develop early skills by enjoying music, rhymes, finger plays and more.

Coding Cuisine

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members, Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: June 29 - July 8 How Much? free with paid admission

Use Makey-Makey to explore circuits and find out about conductive foods!

Super Science Sleepover: Drippy, Slippy Science

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 29, 2018 5:30 pm - 9:30 am How Much? 40 for members, 45 for nonmembers

Slip and slide your way to the Maryland Science Center for our Super Science Sleepover: Drippy, Slippy Science.

Friday Night Stargazing: Planet Part Prelude 2

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: June 29, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm How Much? free

See the Moon, planets, and stars through our historic and computer controlled Alvan Clark & Sons 8″ refracting telescope. Our evening’s observations start with focusing on planet Venus, followed by Jupiter and then Saturn. 

Let’s Science Summer

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 30, 2018 How Much? free with paid admission

Let’s Science Summer! Each week, celebrate the summer with a different theme and help us heat things, freeze things, build things, take things apart, and even blow things up.

Let’s Science Summer

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: A new theme each week from June 30 - September 3 How Much? free with paid admission

Let’s Science Summer! Each week, celebrate the summer with a different theme and help us heat things, freeze things, build things, take things apart, and even blow things up.

Electro Etching

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members, Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: July 9 - 15 How Much? free with paid admission

Watch fizz and foam erupt as you etch metal using electricity and make your own work of art.

UV Screen Printing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members, Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: July 16 - 22 How Much? free with paid admission

Learn about this section of the light spectrum. Screen print using UV reactive paint. The paint will fluoresce under blacklight or UV flashlight.

Play Tent Workshop

Who: Adults, Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult), Educators, Members Where: The Shed When: July 21, 2018 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? 20 per person

Hone those woodworking skills and pick up some sewing know-how on Saturday, July 21 at the Maryland Science Center’s play tent workshop!

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: July 21, 2018 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? free with paid admission

Stimulate those young minds and help develop early skills by enjoying music, rhymes, finger plays and more.

Sand Molds

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members, Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: July 23 - 29 How Much? free with paid admission

Use damp sand to make molds! Pour melted wax into the mold to make your own object. Have fun in the sand!

Gingerbread Building

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members, Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: July 30 - August 5 How Much? free with paid admission

What a wonderful time of year! Make little houses, buildings, and more as you add to our gingerbread city scape.

Circuit Cardboard Carnival Games

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members, Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 6, 2018 How Much? free with paid admission

Make your own mini carnival games out of recycled materials and make them light up! What will you create?

Build it: Nature Playhouse

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members, Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 13 - 19 How Much? free with paid admission

It’s a treehouse, but inside. Cut tree limbs, bamboo, and scrap wood; use hammers, nails, and lashing to make a structure.

DIY Sidewalk Chalk

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members, Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 20 - August 26 How Much? free with paid admission

Mix and mold plaster and pigment to make your own chalk in your favorite combination of colors.

DIY Bouncy Balls

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members, Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 27 - September 2 How Much? free with paid admission

Make your own bouncy balls out of glue and a borax solution. Test out how different shapes bounce!

Back to Cool

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members, Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: September 3 - 9 How Much? free with paid admission

Make your own school supplies! Make a reusable lunch sack, a zipper pouch for out of recycled materials, and more.