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Science on Tap: The Craft Beer Movement

When: April 30, 2015 7:00 pm

The Maryland Science Center’s popular science of adult beverages series returns with a focus on beer in April with World of Beer Baltimore. The presentation will explore the craft beer movement and include sampling of various beer styles. Ticket required.

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Simple Machines

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: April 20 & 21 How Much? Free with paid admission

Levers, ramps, pulleys, screws, wheels, and wedges – simple machines are used all around us! Come learn all about them and use everyday materials to create a chain reaction around The Shed.

Kiddie Collaborations

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: Every Week Day in April 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. Feel free to request the day’s activity.

Recycled Textiles

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: April 22, 2015 How Much? Free with paid admission

How can we turn old shirts, sheets and plastic bags into new textiles? Come find out in The Shed as we learn how to weave new textiles and demonstrate how to make rope!

EcoBash

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: April 22, 2015 10:00 am - 1:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Celebrate Earth Day at the Maryland Science Center’s EcoBash with wind turbines, infrared cameras, native plant species and more!

Simple Machines

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: April 23 - 26 How Much? Free with paid admission

Levers, ramps, pulleys, screws, wheels, and wedges – simple machines are used all around us! Come learn all about them and use everyday materials to create a chain reaction around The Shed.

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. 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.

Spring Clean and Green Workshop Series:
Seed Starting

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: Maryland Science Center When: April 25, 2015 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per person

In this hands-on workshop led by Baltimore Free Farm, you will learn how to start annual flowers, vegetables and herbs, prepare growing/soil media, water, provide proper temperature and lighting, and transplant. Participants will plant several containers of a variety of plants to take home. 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. 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.

Structures

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: April 27 - May 1 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.

Science on Tap: The Craft Beer Movement

Who: 21+ only, Adults Where: Maryland Science Center When: April 30, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm How Much? $45 per person ($40 for Members)

The Maryland Science Center’s popular science of adult beverages series returns with a focus on beer in April with World of Beer Baltimore. The presentation will explore the craft beer movement and include sampling of various beer styles. Ticket required.

Kiddie Collaborations

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: Every Week Day in May 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. Feel free to request the day’s activity.

Mini Mini Golf Challenge

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: May 2 & 3 How Much? Free with paid admission

Design your own smaller than life miniature golf course today using cardboard, popsicle sticks, and other familiar materials. Test it out to see if you can get a hole-in-one with a pencil putter and marble ball.

Circuit Blocks

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 4 - 8 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.

Shed Press

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 9 & 10 How Much? Free with paid admission

Be your own writer and publisher today at The Shed! Learn how to bind a book and come make a zine, a homemade publication, about your favorite skills.

Linkages

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 11 - 17 How Much? Free with paid admission

Join us as we engineer mechanical joints, links and movements using different materials!

Indigo Dye Workshop

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: Maryland Science Center When: May 16, 2015 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per person

In this workshop participants will learn about the history of indigo dyeing, how to create an indigo dye vat, and explore different ways of creating patterns on textiles through the dyeing process. Each participant will receive fabric and a tote bag to dye. Advance registration required.

Flying Contraptions

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 18 - 22 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.

Textiles

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 23 & 24 How Much? Free with paid admission

Textiles are all around us! Find out firsthand how they are produced, engineered and designed at different stations in The Shed.  Activities include creating a cardboard loom for weaving, felting, and hand sewing.

Shadow Puppets

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 25 - 29 How Much? Free with paid admission

We will be exploring different ways of playing with light and shadow by creating shadow puppets.

Whiskey in The Shed

Who: 21+ only, Adults, Members Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: May 28, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm How Much? $60 per person ($55 for members)

Discover the history and culture behind Japanese Whiskey, the components and distillation processes, and taste four exceptional whiskeys during this unique event. Advance registration required, 21+ only.

Super Science Slumber Party

Who: Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: May 29, 2015 5:30 pm - 9:30 am How Much? $35 per person

Spend a night at our museum with the Super Science Slumber Party—a member exclusive event. Participate in hands-on activities throughout the building, watch movies, play in the Kids Room, craft and create in The Shed, roar with the dinosaurs, experiment in SciLab, and when it’s time to say lights out—sleep in the exhibit halls. Advance registration required.

Balancing Act

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: May 30 - June 5 How Much? Free with paid admission

Test out your balancing skills in The Shed! Join us as we create different balancing toys and mobiles in our space.

Woodworking

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: June 6 & 7 How Much? Free with paid admission

Learn how to use different woodworking tools such as saws, hammers and drills. We will have wood available for you to practice on and build your own project.

Structures

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: June 8 - 12 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.

Geoboards and String Art

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: June 13 - 19 How Much? Free with paid admission

Make some geometric art! We will be exploring how line segments can connect and become different shapes!