Textiles are all around us. Find out firsthand how they are produced, engineered and designed at different stations in The Shed.
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.
Help your child develop their earliest skills by enjoying music, rhymes, finger plays and more.
Admission for First Fridays includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during First Fridays.
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.
Learn about color mixing and surface tension by creating a work of art.
The Maryland Science Center is once again participating in Dollar Days on December 5 and 6. Admission is just $1.00 to see our permanent exhibit halls, a planetarium show, demo stage, and the Observatory (weather permitting, Saturday only). IMAX is not included. Arrive early, space is limited and subject to sell-out.
Safely look at the Sun and its features–such as sunspots and prominences–through a special set of filters on our telescope.
Create large collaborative structures using wooden dowels. Attach them at any angle with rubber bands. What will you create?
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.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to make paper circuits using copper tape and electronic components. LEDs and other simple electronics can be added together to create greeting cards that light up and buzz. Advance registration required.
Make a cardboard maze for a marble. We will supply the materials and you create the challenge!
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 aquatic life, transportation, math, and more as we read some books from our collection.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year to discover new skills and make something great! Wear an ugly sweater, build a gingerbread house, or construct a toboggan. It’s also the opening weekend of our newest exhibit Science & Main.
12 Days of Science returns this holiday season featuring a different theme every day through December 31. Drop in workshops, live demonstrations, and hands-on building will be happening throughout the Science Center while at home activities take over our website and social media.
Celebrate the first day of winter and learn how the tilt of the Earth affects our changing seasons with this at home experiment.
Liven up a dark winter day and join us for a day full of festive circuits and noisemakers. Winter break just got a little brighter at the Maryland Science Center.
What do you want to build? This week we will be creating different cardboard structures to form a model city. We’ll have different challenges every day to help celebrate the 12 Days of Science!
We are making the holiday season extra sweet by combining two of our favorite things—food and science! This is one chemistry class you won’t want to miss.
Flex your elf muscles—we’re making toys! Investigate the science behind some of your favorite pastimes.
Think like a competitive luge athlete and understand the physics behind the sport. Using materials commonly found around the house you will build a luge track and put friction to the test by racing various materials.
Go for the gold this winter in the Maryland Science Center’s indoor Olympic Games. Compete in our indoor biathlon, test your skills in human curling, and much more. Don’t wait another three years for the Winter Games, join us today!
Engineer the perfect snow day with a flurry of activities. Construct a snow fort and igloo, warm up with hot cocoa or cool down in our pool of insta-snow. Just like a snow day at home—it’s OK to wear your pajamas to our snow day too.
Melt away your winter woes and get ready for some flip-flopping fun. Build sand structures, excavate sea shells and use the power of the sun to create unique prints.
Bundle up for frozen fun and chilly demonstrations. Experiment with ice cubes, ice cream, dry ice, and get ready for a day of really cool science.