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Science Uncorked

When: October 2, 2014 7:00 pm

The Maryland Science Center’s popular science of adult beverages series focuses on wine in October with a presentation in Science Uncorked, led by Joe and Mary Barbera, co-owners of AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar. The future of wine is the topic with an overview on the latest trends in wine-making and delivery systems. Advance registration required.

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Closed for Annual Maintenance

Where: Maryland Science Center When: September 2 - 5

The Maryland Science Center will be closed for annual maintenance September 2-5.  We will reopen on September 6 with normal operating hours.  View our hours here.

Friday Night Stargazing in the Observatory

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.

Structures

Who: Recommended for ages 7+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: September 6 - 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.

Fall Hours Begin

Where: Maryland Science Center When: September 6, 2014

Beginning Saturday, September 6, the Maryland Science Center hours of operation will change.

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.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: September 9, 2014 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Learning Lab 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. From tarantulas to opossums, each encounter will feature a different guest star.

Needle Felting

Who: Recommended for ages 7+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: September 13 - 14 How Much? Free with paid admission

This weekend we will be exploring the art of needle felting to sculpt wool roving into different felted shapes! Come learn this fun skill and explore different ways we use wool.

Sounds Like Fun

Who: Recommended for ages 7+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: September 16 - 19 How Much? Free with paid admission

In this workshop, we will explore how different sounds and noises are produced and amplified.  Different stations around The Shed will feature activities, such as making a sound sandwich, contact mics, and digital instruments.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: September 18, 2014 11:00 am - 11:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Room to Grow for a program designed for our smallest scientists, 0 to 24 months with their adult caregivers. Stimulate those young minds and help develop their earliest skills by enjoying music, rhymes, finger plays and more.

Clay Creations

Who: Recommended for ages 7+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: September 20 - 21 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!

National Drive Electric Week

Who: Adults, Families & Kids Where: Maryland Science Center When: September 20, 2014 11:00 am - 4:00 pm How Much? Free

Celebrate the 4th annual Drive Electric Week with the Maryland Science Center. Experience the fun of riding in or driving an electric car!

Origami

Who: Recommended for ages 7+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: September 23 - 26 How Much? Free with paid admission

Explore the art of origami! Learn how to fold a simple sheet of paper into complex shapes to create animals, objects and more!

Gadget and Gizmo’s Puppet Science Show

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: September 25, 2014 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

This experience is designed for children 5 and younger with their adult caregiver. Join Gadget and Gizmo as they explore and discover a variety of science concepts. Enjoy music, dancing, movement activities and more in this interactive puppet show. Our puppet show for September will be all about Baltimore.

Bookbinding

Who: Recommended for ages 7+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: September 27 - 28 How Much? Free with paid admission

Be your own writer and publisher today at the Shed! Learn how to put different types of books together.

Soft Circuit Competition

Who: Families & Kids Where: Maryland Science Center When: September 27, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm How Much? Free to register and admission on the competition date will be free for participant and up to 3 team members.

Get hands on with the Maryland Science Center for our Soft Circuit Competition! Soft circuits blend the use of conductive materials and electrical components with craft materials and fabrics to make exciting art pieces, clothing, and toys. We will provide tips, hints, and a kit of LEDs, batteries, battery holders, and conductive thread—you take care of the rest. Advance registration required.

Woodworking

Who: Recommended for ages 7+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: September 30 - October 5 How Much? Free with paid admission

Join us in this hands-on workshop and 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.

Science Uncorked

Who: 21+ only, Adults Where: Maryland Science Center When: October 2, 2014 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 focuses on wine in October with a presentation in Science Uncorked, led by Joe and Mary Barbera, co-owners of AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar. The future of wine is the topic with an overview on the latest trends in wine-making and delivery systems. Advance registration required.

First Fridays

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: Every month on the first Friday until March 6, 2015 How Much? $9.00 admission

Every First Friday of the month from October – March the Maryland Science Center celebrates with discounted admission from 5:00-8:00pm.

Toolbox Basics

Who: Recommended for ages 4+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: October 7, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Participants can try out different types of tools to assemble pegboards and foam pieces.

Flying Contraptions

Who: Recommended for ages 7+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: October 8 - 10 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.

Total Lunar Eclipse

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: October 8, 2014 5:00 am - 7:00 am How Much? Free

Before sunrise on October 8, the Moon will darken from view as it moves through Earth’s shadow in space. Join MSC staff to watch this early morning eclipse from our rooftop and Observatory.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: October 8 & 22 How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Learning Lab to try your hand at an easy experiment.  Young scientists can explore a different concept each month through hands-on science fun. This month’s concept is water.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: October 9 & 23 How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Room to Grow for a program designed for our smallest scientists, 0 to 24 months with their adult caregivers.  Stimulate those young minds and help develop their earliest skills by enjoying music, rhymes, finger plays and more.

Cardboard Challenge

Who: Recommended for ages 7+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: Ocotber 11 - 12 How Much? Free with paid admission

In conjunction with Cardboard Day of Play, we will have a cardboard challenge.   Try your hand at mini mini golf, create a brush bot maze and more!

Circuit Blocks

Who: Recommended for ages 7+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: October 14 - 19 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.