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Maryland Science Center Turns 40

When: June 11, 2016

It’s been 40 years since the Maryland Science Center opened its doors at the Inner Harbor. Join us for a birthday celebration that includes live music and experiments, plus we’ll roll back admission pricing to what it was 40 years ago.

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Dowel Building

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 31 - June 6 How Much? Free with paid admission

Create large collaborative structures using wooden dowels. Attach them at any angle with rubber bands. What will you create?

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.

40 Summers of Science

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members When: All Summer Long

On June 11, 1976 the Maryland Science Center opened its doors at 601 Light Street. Join us this summer as we celebrate 40 Summers of Science. Each and every day something different is bound to pop up as we weave a 40-themed celebration all summer long.

Kiddie Collaborations

When: Every Week Day in June 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.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: Every Thursday in June at 11:00am 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 Where: Kids Room When: June 3, 2016 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.

First Fridays

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members When: June 3, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm How Much? $9.00

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

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.

Garden Games Workshop Series: Sew a Kite

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: The Shed When: June 4, 2016 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per person

Take your sewing skills to the next level and create your very own kite. This workshop will explore following a pattern and using grommets, as well as different ways of making seams. Advance payment and 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.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: June 6, 2016 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. June’s theme is ‘Construction’.

Balancing Act

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: June 7 - 13 How Much? Free with paid admission

Build big collaborative mobile sculptures and learn about different materials and gravity!

Storybook Nook

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: June 8, 2016 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.

Maryland Science Center Turns 40

Who: Families & Kids, Members When: June 11, 2016 How Much? $2.50 for adults; $1.00 for children (3-12)

It’s been 40 years since the Maryland Science Center opened its doors at the Inner Harbor. Join us for a birthday celebration that includes live music and experiments, plus we’ll roll back admission pricing to what it was 40 years ago.

Woodworking

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: June 14 - 17 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.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: June 15, 2016 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. June’s theme is ‘Construction’.

Closed for Solstice

When: June 18, 2016

The Maryland Science Center will be closed on Saturday, June 18 while we set up for our annual fundraiser, Solstice. We will reopen on Sunday at 11am.

Solstice

Who: Adults, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 18, 2016 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 Real Geniuses will be setting the musical scene for the evening.

Woodworking

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: June 19 - 20 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.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: June 20, 2016 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.

Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: June 21 - 27 How Much? Free with paid admission

Come in to make your own sidewalk chalk that you can bring home to create some stellar art outside!

Summer Sungazing

Where: The Observatory When: Friday and Saturday Afternoons, 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.

Fridays After 5

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members When: Friday Nights All Summer Long; 5:00-8:00pm How Much? $10.00

Admission for Fridays After 5 includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater. All visitors pay just $10 for admission during Fridays After 5.

Friday Night Stargazing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: Friday Nights, 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.

Garden Games Workshop Series: Build a Hula Hoop

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: The Shed When: June 25, 2016 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per person

Come twist and shout with us in The Shed and make your own hula hoop! Learn the anatomy of a circle, work with plastic tubing, and make this favorite pastime your very own with decorative tape. Advance registration and payment required.