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Total Lunar Eclipse

When: September 27, 2015 9:00 pm

Join MSC staff in the Observatory to see a total lunar eclipse.

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Kiddie Collaborations

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

Circuit Blocks

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 22 - 28 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.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

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

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

Fridays After 5

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: Friday nights from 5:00-8:00pm How Much? $9.00

Admission for Fridays After 5 includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After 5.

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. Stargazing is free and open to the public.

Clay Creations

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 29 - 30 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!

Back to Cool

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 31 - September 7 How Much? Free with paid admission

Ready for school? Swing by The Shed to make your own school supplies! Put together a notebook, roll up a pencil and sew a pouch to store all the things you need for an A+ year.

Kiddie Collaborations

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: Every Week Day in September 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.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 1, 2015 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. September’s theme is ‘Bugs’.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 3, 2015 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

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

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 4, 2015 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. From tarantulas to opossums, each encounter will feature a different guest star.

Closed for Annual Maintenance

When: September 8 - 11

All Maryland Science Center exhibits halls and theaters will be closed September 8 – 11 for annual maintenance.

Structures

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: September 12 - 18 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

Kiddie Collaborations

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: Every Week Day in September 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, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 16, 2015 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. Learn about outer space, dinosaurs, our bodies, and more as we read some books from our collection.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 17, 2015 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

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

International Observe the Moon Night

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: September 18, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm How Much? Free

Join MSC staff and guest scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab to enjoy a view of Earth’s Moon and other related activities.

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. Stargazing is free and open to the public.

Geoboards and String Art

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: September 19 - 25 How Much? Free with paid admission

Use geometry skills and string to create some cool art.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 23, 2015 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. September’s theme is ‘Bugs’.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 24, 2015 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

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

Storybook Nook

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 25, 2015 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. Learn about outer space, dinosaurs, our bodies, and more as we read some books from our collection.

Simple Machines

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: September 26 - October 2 How Much? Free

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.

Total Lunar Eclipse

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: September 27, 2015 9:00 pm - 12:00 am How Much? Free

Join MSC staff in the Observatory to see a total lunar eclipse.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 30, 2015 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.