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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. Weather-permitting, Science Uncorked will take place under the stars on the rooftop terrace overlooking the harbor. Advance registration required.

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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: Rooftop at the 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. Weather-permitting, Science Uncorked will take place under the stars on the rooftop terrace overlooking the harbor. Advance registration required.

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D Opens in IMAX

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: October 3, 2014 How Much? $4 in addition to the general admission price.

Travel to the remote and lush land of Madagascar and discover lemurs, who arrived millions of years ago as castaways and have evolved into hundreds of various and beautiful forms.

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.

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.

Holiday Maker Series: Jams and Jellies

Who: Ages 12+ (Under 16 needs to participate with an adult) Where: Maryland Science Center When: October 4, 2014 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per person

This hands-on workshop will teach you the basics of home canning, an easy and fun way to savor seasonal flavors and support local farmers. Participants will leave with their own safely-canned jar of caramel apple jam. Advance 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. 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.

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!

Introduction to Soldering

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: October 11, 2014 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per soldering iron. Maximum 2 participants per iron.

This workshop is sold out. Participants will learn how to use a soldering iron and components for you to solder will be available. Participants will leave the workshop with their own practice circuit board.

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.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: October 14 & 28 How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Learning Lab for an animal story and 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.

Late Opening

Where: Maryland Science Center When: October 18, 2014

The Maryland Science Center will open at Noon on Saturday, October 18 after the conclusion of the Baltimore Marathon.

Simple Machines

Who: Recommended for ages 7+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: October 21 - 24 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.

Haunted Shed

Who: Families & Kids Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: October 25, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Come join us for spooky activities in The Shed.  We will be making creepy sound effects, drawings that glow in the dark and light reflective patches that will keep you safe at night.

Spooky Science

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: October 25, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Celebrate the chills and thrills of Halloween at our sixth annual Spooky Science, where creepy chemistry and mysterious science combine to provide a hauntingly good time!

Halloween Member Night

Who: Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: October 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Calling all Maryland Science Center Member Goblins, Ghosts, and Ghouls! Join us for an exclusive after-hours haunting.

Simple Machines

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: October 26, 2014 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.

PVC Building

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: October 28 - November 2 How Much? Free with paid admission

This week we will explore the many uses of building with PVC pipes! Come build your own structure with different parts or try out one of our prototypes.

Early Closing

Where: Maryland Science Center When: October 31, 2014

The Maryland Science Center will close at 4:00pm so we can prepare the building to host Halloween 2014.

Halloween 2014

Who: 21+ only When: October 31, 2014 8:00 pm - 1:00 am How Much? $30 Advanced GA / $65 Advanced VIP

Flying Dog Brewery and the Maryland Science Center present a craft beer bash and costume ball featuring four areas of music. Ages 21+ only, ticket required.