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Domino Day

When: November 15, 2014 12:30 pm

Witness over 12,000 dominoes of different sizes and colors zigzag, spiral, climb up stairs, across tables, fall in collapsing pyramids and much more.

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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.

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.

Scope Out the Night

Who: Families & Kids Where: Robinson Nature Center When: November 1, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm How Much? $24 per family (up to five members)

Join MSC staff at the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, MD for a telescope themed evening that includes a planetarium program, a make-and-take Galileoscope (one per family) and the chance to hold a real meteorite and “tour” the night sky.

Shadow Puppets

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: November 4 - 7 How Much? Free with paid admission

Create your own shadow puppet! We will be using simple materials to engineer puppets that can move and dance across a screen.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: November 5 & 19 at 11:00am 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 colors.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: November 6 & 20 at 11:00am 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.

New Hours – Friday Night Stargazing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: November 7, 2014 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm How Much? Free to the public

Friday Night Stargazing will begin winter hours today. Hours are now 5:30-9:00pm through the spring. 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.

Metalworking

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: November 8 & 9 How Much? Free with paid admission

Wire bending and metal stamping! Come explore some metalworking techniques to create a unique sculpture piece.

Holiday Maker Series: Candle Making

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: November 8, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm How Much? $15 per person

This workshop is sold out. Participants will be guided through the process of candle making from pouring the wax to working with dyes and fragrance oils. Each participant will leave the workshop with their own set of custom tea light candles.

Sound and Light

Who: Families & Kids Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: November 11, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Visitors will explore the concepts of sound and light through different activities in The Shed. Stations around the room will feature activities such as contact mics and shadow play.

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.

Structures

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: November 12 - 14 How Much? Free with paid admission

Learn and use engineering and architectural skills to build different structures in The Shed.  Assemble different types of materials together to make constructions.

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.

Chain Reactions

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: November 15 & 16 How Much? Free with paid admission

Using popsicle sticks, we will set off a series of chain reactions in The Shed.

Domino Day

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: November 15, 2014 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Witness over 12,000 dominoes of different sizes and colors zigzag, spiral, climb up stairs, across tables, fall in collapsing pyramids and much more.

Cardboard Architects

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: November 18 - 21 How Much? Free with paid admission

What do you want to build? This week we will be creating different cardboard structures to form a model city.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.