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Dino Day

When: September 24, 2016 12:00 pm

Step into the shoes of a paleontologist and join us for a day of dinosaur mysteries. Learn about the dinosaurs that roamed the Earth millions of years ago.

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Balancing Act

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: September 24 - September 30 How Much? Free with paid admission

Build big collaborative mobile sculptures and learn about balancing and gravity!

Kiddie Collaborations

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: Every weekday in September at 11am 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 September at 11:00am How Much? Free with paid admission

If you’re happy and you know it, you will certainly be clapping your hands along with the Kids Room staff as you and your children sing and dance along to some favorite songs.   Stimulate those young minds and help develop their earliest skills by enjoying music, rhymes, finger plays and more.

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.

Shed City: Space is the Place

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: October 1 - October 7 How Much? Free with paid admission

Come build a model space city with us in The Shed! Use recyclable materials such as cardboard, paper, and packing materials to build structures, transportation and public spaces for the city. What kind of spaces and places will our new city need? Use your imagination!

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: Every Thursday in October at 11:00am How Much? Free with paid admission

Help your child 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: October 7, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm How Much? $10.00

Every First Friday of the month from October 7 – June 2 (except December 2, due to a private event) the Maryland Science Center celebrates with discounted admission from 5:00-8:00pm. Admission for First Fridays includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater. All visitors pay just $10 for admission during First Fridays. IMAX presentations are at 7:00pm, Planetarium presentations are at 6:00pm, and you will encounter live science during your visit. PLEASE NOTE: The Kids Room, The Shed, and SciLab…

International Observe the Moon Night

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: October 7, 2016 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm How Much? Free

Join MSC staff and guest scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab to enjoy a view of Earth’s Moon and other family friendly related activities.

Textiles

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: October 8 - October 9 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.

Screen Printing

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: October 11 - October 16 How Much? Free with paid admission

Come pull some prints! Learn how screen printed images are designed and produced with us in The Shed.

Sound It Out

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: October 18 - October 23 How Much? Free with paid admission

We will explore how different sounds and noises are produced and amplified. Let’s make, listen, and play with sound!

Wearables

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: October 25 - October 30 How Much? Free with paid admission

Try your hand at creating paper hats, masks, and other objects you can wear.

Cooking-Up Chemistry

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: October 28, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

The Kids Room staff will show you a few of our favorite chemistry experiments that actually start (and sometimes end) with some of the foods, oils, or soaps found in the kitchen.

Spooky Science

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: October 29, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission, free for members

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

First Fridays

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: November 4, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm How Much? $10.00

Every First Friday of the month from October 7 – June 2 (except December 2, due to a private event) the Maryland Science Center celebrates with discounted admission from 5:00-8:00pm. Admission for First Fridays includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater. All visitors pay just $10 for admission during First Fridays. IMAX presentations are at 7:00pm, Planetarium presentations are at 6:00pm, and you will encounter live science during your visit. PLEASE NOTE: The Kids Room, The Shed, and SciLab…

First Fridays

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: January 6, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm How Much? $10.00

Every First Friday of the month from October 7 – June 2 (except December 2, due to a private event) the Maryland Science Center celebrates with discounted admission from 5:00-8:00pm. Admission for First Fridays includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater. All visitors pay just $10 for admission during First Fridays. IMAX presentations are at 7:00pm, Planetarium presentations are at 6:00pm, and you will encounter live science during your visit. PLEASE NOTE: The Kids Room, The Shed, and SciLab…

First Fridays

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: February 3, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm How Much? $10.00

Every First Friday of the month from October 7 – June 2 (except December 2, due to a private event) the Maryland Science Center celebrates with discounted admission from 5:00-8:00pm. Admission for First Fridays includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater. All visitors pay just $10 for admission during First Fridays. IMAX presentations are at 7:00pm, Planetarium presentations are at 6:00pm, and you will encounter live science during your visit. PLEASE NOTE: The Kids Room, The Shed, and SciLab…