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Gadgets & Gears Day

When: February 25, 2017 12:00 pm

Celebrate National Engineers Week at the Maryland Science Center with robots, simple machines, remote controlled cars, and more. The day will be full of challenges and discovery related to the design process, the role of the engineer, and the future of different technologies in the field.

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Bridge Building

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: February 21 - February 26, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Learn about building sturdy structures, trusses, and stress by building bridges all across the Shed!

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: February 23, 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.

SOLD OUT – Whiskey in The Shed

Who: 21+ only, Adults Where: The Shed When: February 23, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm How Much? $60 per person ($55 for members)

Join us on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm for a night of science and whiskey. Led by the whiskey experts at Sagamore Spirit, enjoy a tasting of their American Rye whiskies and a few of their select American Rye Whiskey cocktails all while learning about the science behind the whiskey itself.

Friday Night Stargazing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: Friday Nights, 5:30-9:00pm How Much? Free

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

Gadgets & Gears Day

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: February 25, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Celebrate National Engineers Week at the Maryland Science Center with robots, simple machines, remote controlled cars, and more. The day will be full of challenges and discovery related to the design process, the role of the engineer, and the future of different technologies in the field.

Marble Run Challenge

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: February 28 - March 5, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Using different materials, engineer a ball run course across pegboards and surfaces around The Shed. Create, test out and adjust your course with tubes, cups, and other recyclables.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: March 2, 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: March 3, 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.

Flying Contraptions

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: March 7 - March 12, 2017 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.

Body Beats

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: March 8, 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: March 9, 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.

Science on Tap: RavenBeer

Who: 21+ only, Adults Where: Maryland Science Center When: March 9, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm How Much? $40 per person ($35 for members)

The evening will explore the ways in which science can be applied to the brewing process and will speak to the effects geographic location can have on the brewing process and flavor combinations.

Observe the Moon Night

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: March 10, 2017 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm How Much? Free

Join Maryland Science Center staff for a special edition of our weekly “Friday Night Stargazing” featuring 3 different telescopic views of Earth’s Moon.

How To Draw A Circle

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: March 14, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Celebrate Pi Day by exploring all the different ways to create and measure circles!

Pi(e) Day

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: March 14, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

If there are two things that should be paired together, it’s Party and Pi(e). March 14th, or 3.14, marks the celebration of the mathematical constant, Pi. The Maryland Science Center is ready to celebrate everything Pi, from eating pie to exploring its infinite possibilities.

Geoboards and String Art

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: March 15 - March 19, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

We will be using geometry skills and string to create some cool art. Make and measure different kinds of shapes.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: March 16, 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.

Balancing Act

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: March 21 - March 26, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Build big collaborative mobile sculptures out of various materials. Learn about balancing and gravity!

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: March 23, 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.

Cooking-Up Chemistry

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: March 24, 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.

Natural Dye Workshop

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: Maryland Science Center When: March 25, 2017 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $20 per person

In this workshop participants will learn about the history of cochineal dyeing and explore different ways of creating patterns on textiles through the dyeing process.

Printmaking

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: March 28 - April 2, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

How do we duplicate, reproduce and transfer images? Come find out in this workshop where we will be working with monotype and relief printmaking techniques to create artwork!

Body Beats

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: March 28, 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: March 30, 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.

Light Play

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: April 3 - 10, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

We will be exploring different ways of playing with light and shadow. Play with lenses, optics, and projection.