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Solstice

When: June 17, 2017 8:00 pm

Dance the night away and celebrate the education and outreach programs of the Maryland Science Center. A moveable feast awaits as guests stroll from station to station sampling delicious food and signature libations. The Adrian Duke Project will be setting the musical scene for the evening.

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Construct It!

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 22 - 28, 2017 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.

Body Beats

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: May 24, 2017 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the learning lab where we will learn all about our bodies and how they work and grow.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: May 25, 2017 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.

Friday Night Stargazing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: Friday Nights, 7:00-10:30pm How Much? Free

See the Moon, planets, and stars through our historic and now computer controlled Alvan Clark & Sons 8″ refracting telescope.

Screenprinting

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 29 - June 5, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Collage shapes, mix colors, and pull prints as we turn the Shed into a screen printing workshop. What will you create?

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: June 1, 2017 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.

First Friday

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 2, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm How Much? $10.00

Every First Friday of the month from January 6 – June 2 the Maryland Science Center celebrates with discounted admission from 5:00pm-8:00pm. All visitors pay just $10 for admission.

Brunch With a View

Who: Adults, Members Where: Rooftop at the Maryland Science Center When: June 4, 2017 11:00 am - 3:00 pm How Much? $30 per person

Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet and bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s on our rooftop. All for just $30.

Chain Reactions

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: June 6 - 12, 2017 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.

Body Beats

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: June 7, 2017 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the learning lab where we will learn all about our bodies and how they work and grow.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: June 8, 2017 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.

Super Science Sleepover

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 9, 2017 5:30 pm - 9:30 am How Much? $45 per person ($40 per member)

Spend a night at our museum with the Super Science Sleepover. 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.

Gas Giant Night

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: June 9, 2017 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm How Much? Free

Join Maryland Science Center staff for a special edition of our weekly “Friday Night Stargazing”. After 8 pm we will feature the two biggest planets, Jupiter and Saturn, with Saturn at its best for this year.

Linkages

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: June 13 - 15, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Explore our gears and gadgets and try out making mechanical systems out of rigid rods and pivot points. Come engineer some fun!

Hand Sewing

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: June 16 - 19, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Textiles are all around us! Find out firsthand how they are produced, engineered and designed by making your own.

Cooking-Up Chemistry

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: June 16, 2017 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Learn how mixing stuff together can be the exciting beginning of a science adventure.

Solstice

Who: Adults, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 17, 2017 8:00 pm - 12:00 am How Much? $125 per person ($105 for members)

Dance the night away and celebrate the education and outreach programs of the Maryland Science Center. A moveable feast awaits as guests stroll from station to station sampling delicious food and signature libations. The Adrian Duke Project will be setting the musical scene for the evening.

Downhill Racers

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: June 20 - 26, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

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

Body Beats

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: June 20, 2017 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the learning lab where we will learn all about our bodies and how they work and grow.

Sun Fun: Eclipse Countdown

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: June 21, 2017 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Count down the months to a solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Join MSC staff for safe solar views and sun themed activities on the roof.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: June 22, 2017 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.

Bubbly Chalk-Paint

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: June 24, 2017 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Learning Lab as we mix up some chalk paint and experiment with our results. Learn how to make different colors and find out what makes our paint bubble as we bring science and messy together today.

Mess Fest

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 24, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Mess Fest is back at MSC for its fourth annual year. Break out your old clothes and dirty sneakers because this one is sure to be the messiest yet!

Make It Fly!

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: June 27 - July 3, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Come join us as we build aerodynamic objects such as kites and airplanes and test out different materials in our wind tubes.

Mosaic Garden Stone Workshop

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: Maryland Science Center When: July 1, 2017 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $20 per person

Learn about mixing, pouring, and casting concrete to make a paving stone for your yard, and decorate it by embedding recycled ceramics and glass into the wet concrete. Advance registration and payment required.