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Pi(e) Day

When: March 14, 2016 10:00 am

If there are two things that should be paired together, it’s Party and Pi(e). March 14th, or 3.14, marks the celebration of the mathematical constant, Pi. The Maryland Science Center is ready to celebrate everything Pi, from eating pie to exploring its infinite possibilities.

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Upcoming Events

Kiddie Collaborations

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

Printmaking

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: February 9 - 12 How Much? Free with paid admission

Explore different printmaking techniques to create a piece of artwork!

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: February 12, 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.

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. Stargazing is free and open to the public.

Screen Printing

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: February 13 & 14 How Much? Free with paid admission

Explore how screen printed images are made and pull some prints!

DIY Maker Workshop: Block Printing – SOLD OUT

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: The Shed When: February 13, 2016 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per person

This workshop is sold out. Participants will learn about different block printing tools, carve a block, and print their own images. Advance registration required.

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.

Open on Presidents’ Day

Where: Maryland Science Center When: February 15, 2016

Although typically closed on Mondays in the winter, the entire Maryland Science Center will be open on Monday, February 15 from 10am – 5pm.

Flying Contraptions

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: February 16 - 21 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.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: February 17, 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. February’s theme is ‘Rockets’.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

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

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

Science of Chocolate: Cocoa-ology – SOLD OUT

Who: 21+ only, Adults Where: Maryland Science Center When: February 18, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm How Much? $45 ($40 for Members)

This event is sold out. The Maryland Science Center’s science of adult beverage series focuses on chocolate in February with a presentation in Cocoa-ology. The presentation will feature chocolate pairings with wines and liqueurs as well as a mild dose of history and science facts.

Dowel Building

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: February 23 - 28 How Much? Free with paid admission

Create large collaborative structures using wooden dowels. Attach them at any angle with rubber bands. What will you create?

Storybook Nook

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: February 23, 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.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: February 24, 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.

Papercraft

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: March 1 - 6 How Much? Free with paid admission

Draw on it, fold it, tear it, cut it up – there are so many possibilities when working with paper! Try out the different activities for papercraft that involve science, engineering and design.

Kiddie Collaborations

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

Storybook Nook

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: March 2, 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 March at 11:00am How Much? Free with paid admission

Help your child 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 first Friday of the month from 5:00-8:00pm How Much? $9.00

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

DIY Maker Workshop: Backstrap Weaving

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: The Shed When: March 5, 2016 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per person

Participants will learn how to set up a loom as well as different ways to weave, and come away with an attractive sampler of techniques and supplies to continue at home. Advance registration required.

Downhill Racers

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: March 8 - 13 How Much? Free with paid admission

Design and build a bobsled that can race down our tracks! We will be exploring concepts of aerodynamics and friction as we engineer our racers.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: March 8, 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. March’s theme is ‘Bubbles’.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: March 11, 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.

How to Draw a Circle

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: March 14, 2016 How Much? Free with paid admission

Celebrate Pi Day by exploring all the different ways to create and measure circles!