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Midnight Noon

When: December 31, 2014 10:00 am

Does the ball drop after your bedtime? Not this year! Ring in the New Year at the Maryland Science Center with popular band Milkshake! Join us for our 7th annual New Year’s Eve celebration where children can enjoy the ball drop before bed time.

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Woodworking

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: December 21, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Create a constellation using woodworking tools!  We will be making constellations by hammering nails on a block of wood.

Celebrate the Solstice

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 21, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Explore the concept of light and shadow by creating your own shadow puppet and learn about the orbit of the Earth with spinning science activities and even take home your own spin art.

12 Days of Science

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 20 - December 31 How Much? Free with paid admission

12 Days of Science features a different theme every day through December 31. Drop in workshops, live demonstrations, and hands-on building will be happening throughout the Science Center while at home activities take over our website and social media.

Have Yourself a Scientific Holiday

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members When: December 22, 2014

Holidays are celebrated differently around the globe and today we are celebrating with science. Learn how to make a glowing snow globe—a festive decoration or unique gift.

Gingerboard Cardboard City

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: December 23, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Come help us build a city that’s almost good enough to eat. We will be using recyclable materials to build a model city in The Shed.

Building in a Winter Wonderland

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 23, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Get ready for big buildings, big challenges, and big holiday fun! There are no limits when building in a winter wonderland.

Early Closing

Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 24, 2014

The Maryland Science Center will close at 3pm on Wednesday, December 24.

Elf Day

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 24, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Become a tiny tinkerer and investigate the smaller side of science with micro and nano-scale experiments and demonstrations.

Mini Mini Golf

Who: Families & Kids, Members, Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: December 24, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Tee up for some tiny courses! Visitors will be building smaller than life golf courses to use with pencil putters.

Closed on Christmas Day

Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 25, 2014

The Maryland Science Center will be closed on Christmas Day.

Home for the Holidays

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members When: December 25, 2014

At home science! Over the holiday season you may end up with a few extra boxes and we have a challenge for you (and your boxes).

Jingle Bell Rock

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 26, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Get ready to rock, roll, and dance the day away by joining the Maryland Science Center band, where homemade instruments and noisemakers are the star of the show.

Cardboard Instruments

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: December 26, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Jam out to some music made by you!  We will be creating acoustic instruments out of cardboard.

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. 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.

Holiday Costume Creations

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: December 27 and 28 How Much? Free with paid admission

Create a festive getup for your seasonal events!  Use recyclable materials to construct a holiday wearable.

Kitchen Chemistry

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 27, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

We are making the holiday season extra sweet by combining two of our favorite things—food and science!

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.

Deck the Halls

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 28, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Join us for a day full of artistic experimentation and create some of your own art to take home.

Journey to the Arctic

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 29, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Bundle up for frozen fun and chilly demonstrations. Put on gloves and other gear used by Arctic researchers, experiment with ice cubes and dry ice and even build your own bobsled to race down our slope.

Bobsled Challenge

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: December 29, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Design and build your own mini bobsled to race down our slopes.

Open on December 29

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 29, 2014

Although normally closed on Mondays in the winter, the Maryland Science Center will be open on December 29 from 10am – 5pm.

Circuit Blocks

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: December 30, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

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

Festival of Lights

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 30, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Brighten up a dark winter day by participating in the Festival of Lights. Play around with shadows and test your creation on our light screen. Light up the night by creating a glow stick or building constellations.

Club Shed

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: December 31, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Club Shed is the most happening place to be during our annual Midnight Noon celebration! Join us as we turn The Shed into a dance floor with fun sound and light activities.

Midnight Noon

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 31, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Does the ball drop after your bedtime? Not this year! Ring in the New Year at the Maryland Science Center with popular band Milkshake! Join us for our 7th annual New Year’s Eve celebration where children can enjoy the ball drop before bed time.