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Science on Tap: The Craft Beer Movement

When: June 4, 2015 7:00 pm

The Maryland Science Center’s popular science of adult beverages series returns with a focus on beer in June with World of Beer Baltimore. The presentation will explore the craft beer movement and include sampling of various beer styles. Ticket required.

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Shadow Puppets

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 25 - 29 How Much? Free with paid admission

We will be exploring different ways of playing with light and shadow by creating shadow puppets.

Kiddie Collaborations

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: Every Week Day in May 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. Feel free to request the day’s activity.

Whisky in The Shed

Who: 21+ only, Adults, Members Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: May 28, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm How Much? $60 per person ($55 for members)

This event is sold out. Participants will discover the history and culture behind Japanese Whisky, the components and distillation processes, and taste four exceptional whiskys during this unique event.

Super Science Slumber Party

Who: Families & Kids Where: Maryland Science Center When: May 29, 2015 5:30 pm - 9:30 am How Much? $35 per person

Spend a night at our museum with the Super Science Slumber Party. Participate in hands-on activities throughout the building, watch movies, play in the Kids Room, craft and create in The Shed, roar with the dinosaurs, experiment in SciLab, and when it’s time to say lights out—sleep in the exhibit halls. Advance registration required.

Friday Night Stargazing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: Every Friday Night, 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. 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.

Balancing Act

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: May 30 - June 5 How Much? Free with paid admission

Test out your balancing skills in The Shed! Join us as we create different balancing toys and mobiles in our space.

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.

Kiddie Collaborations

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: Every Week Day in June 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.

Storybook Nook

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: June 3, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Look around a corner and you might find the Kids Room staff with a favorite story and related activity. Your children can help bring the story to life with the use of flannel boards, puppets, arts, or crafts. Learn about outer space, dinosaurs, our bodies, and more as we read some books from our collection.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

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

Help your child develop their earliest skills by enjoying music, rhymes, finger plays and more.

Science on Tap: The Craft Beer Movement

Who: 21+ only, Adults Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 4, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm How Much? $45 per person ($40 for Members)

The Maryland Science Center’s popular science of adult beverages series returns with a focus on beer in June with World of Beer Baltimore. The presentation will explore the craft beer movement and include sampling of various beer styles. Ticket required.

Rooftop Summer Kick Off

Who: Members Where: Rooftop at the Maryland Science Center When: June 5, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm How Much? $10 per adult, $5 per child (3-12), Free for children under 3

Kick off summer with food, drinks, and our science educators in action all while overlooking amazing views of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor from our rooftop terrace. A member exclusive event.

Woodworking

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: June 6 & 7 How Much? Free with paid admission

Learn how to use different woodworking tools such as saws, hammers and drills. We will have wood available for you to practice on and build your own project.

Structures

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: June 8 - 12 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.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: June 8, 2015 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff to try your hand at an easy experiment or two. Young scientists can explore a different concept each month through hands-on science fun.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: June 12, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Join our staff in the Kids Room for 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.

Geoboards and String Art

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: June 13 - 19 How Much? Free with paid admission

Make some geometric art! We will be exploring how line segments can connect and become different shapes!

Food Science Workshop Series: Fermented Foods

Who: Ages 13+ (Under 16 needs to participate with an adult) Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 13, 2015 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $25 per person

Uncover the microbial-magic, science, flavors and nutritional benefits of traditionally fermented foods. Participants will make sauerkraut as a group and each will take home their own jar. Discussion will also cover how to make kombucha tea. Advance registration required.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: June 17, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff to try your hand at an easy experiment or two. Young scientists can explore a different concept each month through hands-on science fun.

Closed for Solstice

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 20, 2015

Maryland Science Center will be closed today while we prepare for our annual fundraiser this evening, Solstice.

Solstice

Who: Adults, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 20, 2015 8:00 pm - 12:00 am How Much? $125 per person ($105 for members)

Dance the night away and celebrate the education and outreach programs of the Maryland Science Center. A moveable feast awaits as guests stroll from station to station sampling delicious food and signature libations. Spectrum will be setting the musical scene for the evening, so strap on your dancing shoes and get ready to party!

Circuit Blocks

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: June 21 - 26 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.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: June 22, 2015 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join our staff in the Kids Room for 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.

Storybook Nook

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: June 23, 2015 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Look around a corner and you might find the Kids Room staff with a favorite story and related activity. Your children can help bring the story to life with the use of flannel boards, puppets, arts, or crafts. Learn about outer space, dinosaurs, our bodies, and more as we read some books from our collection.

Humpback Whales 3D Opens in IMAX

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 26, 2015

Humpback Whales 3D is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young.