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40 Summers of Science

When: All Summer Long

On June 11, 1976 the Maryland Science Center opened its doors at 601 Light Street. Join us this summer as we celebrate 40 Summers of Science. Each and every day something different is bound to pop up as we weave a 40-themed celebration all summer long.

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40 Summers of Science

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members When: All Summer Long

On June 11, 1976 the Maryland Science Center opened its doors at 601 Light Street. Join us this summer as we celebrate 40 Summers of Science. Each and every day something different is bound to pop up as we weave a 40-themed celebration all summer long.

Cardboard Architecture

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: July 26 - August 1 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.

Kiddie Collaborations

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: Every Week Day in July at 11:00am and 2:00pm 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.

Summer Sungazing

Where: The Observatory When: Friday and Saturday Afternoons, 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.

Fridays After 5

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members When: Friday Nights All Summer Long; 5:00-8:00pm How Much? $10.00

Admission for Fridays After 5 includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater. All visitors pay just $10 for admission during Fridays After 5.

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.

Patio Party

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 5, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm How Much? Free

Join the Maryland Science Center this summer for Patio Parties. Bring the family, neighbors, and your friends for adult beverages, family-friendly live bands and light fare outside on the Science Center’s waterfront patio.

Patio Party

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 12, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm How Much? Free

Join the Maryland Science Center this summer for Patio Parties. Bring the family, neighbors, and your friends for adult beverages, family-friendly live bands and light fare outside on the Science Center’s waterfront patio.

Backyard Science Days

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 13 & 14; Noon-4pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Maryland Science Center for our 11th annual Backyard Science Days on August 13 & 14. Build a custom nature racer, meet live backyard animals native to Maryland, start seedlings, and much more.

Summer STEAM Workshop Series: Colorful Fire Starters

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) When: August 13, 2016 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per person

Create your own colorful fire starters and turn your next campfire into your own personal light show. Each participant will have the opportunity to create wax patty and dipped pinecone fire starters. Advance registration and payment required.

Science on Tap: Grain to Glass

Who: 21+ only Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 25, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm How Much? $45 per person ($40 members)

Join Diamondback Beer and explore the science behind brewing the world’s favorite adult beverage, beer. Plus sample a variety of craft brews. Advance registration required.

Summer STEAM Workshop Series: Bee Hotels

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: The Shed When: August 27, 2016 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per person

Build a shelter for solitary or migrating bees! Bees are important pollinators with rapidly decreasing habitats, so welcome these friendly insects into your garden and help the bee population. Advance registration and payment required.