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Midnight Noon

When: December 31, 2014 10:00 am

Does the ball drop after your bedtime? Not this year! Ring in the New Year at the Maryland Science Center with popular band Milkshake! Join us for our 7th annual New Year’s Eve celebration where children can enjoy the ball drop before bed time.

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Textiles

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: November 22 & 23 How Much? Free with paid admission

Textiles are all around us! Find out firsthand how they are produced, engineered and designed at different stations in The Shed.  Activities include creating a cardboard loom for weaving, felting, and hand sewing.

Simple Machines

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: November 25 & 26 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.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: November 11 & 25 at 11:00am 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.

Closed on Thanksgiving Day

Where: Maryland Science Center When: November 27, 2014

The Maryland Science Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Pixel Party

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: November 28 - 30 How Much? Free with paid admission

Join us this weekend as we create pixel art in different ways!

Friday Night Stargazing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: Every Friday Night, 5:30-9:00pm 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.

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.

Member Holiday Shop Week

Who: Members Where: The Science Store When: November 30 - December 7

Members (corporate, family, and individual members) are invited to check out all the new fun science items available in the Science Store. From November 30 – December 7 all members will receive a generous 20% discount on terrific gifts for their holiday needs.

Member Breakfast

Who: Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: November 30, 2014 8:30 am - 11:00 am How Much? Free for active members

Maryland Science Center members are invited to a spend a morning at the museum with shows, activities, and shopping just for you! RSVP required.

Circuit Blocks

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: December 2 - 5 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.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: December 4, 2014 11:00 am - 11:30 am 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.

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.

Dollar Days

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids When: December 6 & 7 How Much? $1

The Maryland Science Center is once again participating in Dollar Days on December 6 and 7.  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.

Water Drop Art

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: December 6 & 7 How Much? Free with paid admission

Color mixing with water! Use pipettes to create different shades, tones, colors and patterns with dyed water.

Flying Contraptions

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: December 9 - 12 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.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: December 9, 2014 11:00 am - 11:30 am 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.

Papercraft

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: December 13 & 14 How Much? Free with paid admission

Draw on it, fold it, tear it, cut it up – there are so many possibilities when working with paper! Try out the different activities for papercraft that involve science, engineering and design.

Holiday Maker Series: Paper Circuits and Pop Up Cards

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: December 13, 2014 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per person

This workshop is sold out. 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.

PVC Building

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: December 16 - 19 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.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: December 17, 2014 11:00 am - 11:30 am 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 Animals in Winter.

Tinker, Hack, Make

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 20, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to discover new skills and make something great! We will provide all the materials you need to create and build all around the Science Center.

Woodworking

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: December 20, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Learn how to use different woodworking tools such as saws, hammers and drills.

12 Days of Science

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 20 - December 31 How Much? Free with paid admission

12 Days of Science features 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.

Woodworking

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: December 21, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Create a constellation using woodworking tools!  We will be making constellations by hammering nails on a block of wood.

Celebrate the Solstice

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 21, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Explore the concept of light and shadow by creating your own shadow puppet and learn about the orbit of the Earth with spinning science activities and even take home your own spin art.