The Maryland Science Center’s popular science of adult beverages series focuses on wine in October with a presentation in Science Uncorked, led by Joe and Mary Barbera, co-owners of AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar. The future of wine is the topic with an overview on the latest trends in wine-making and delivery systems. Weather-permitting, Science Uncorked will take place under the stars on the rooftop terrace overlooking the harbor. Advance registration required.Learn More
In this workshop, we will explore how different sounds and noises are produced and amplified. Different stations around The Shed will feature activities, such as making a sound sandwich, contact mics, and digital instruments.
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.
Knead it, pinch it, coil it, mold it! Try out different techniques with clay to make a container, sculpture, or creation!
Celebrate the 4th annual Drive Electric Week with the Maryland Science Center. Experience the fun of riding in or driving an electric car!
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.
Explore the art of origami! Learn how to fold a simple sheet of paper into complex shapes to create animals, objects and more!
This experience is designed for children 5 and younger with their adult caregiver. Join Gadget and Gizmo as they explore and discover a variety of science concepts. Enjoy music, dancing, movement activities and more in this interactive puppet show. Our puppet show for September will be all about Baltimore.
Be your own writer and publisher today at the Shed! Learn how to put different types of books together.
Get hands on with the Maryland Science Center for our Soft Circuit Competition! Soft circuits blend the use of conductive materials and electrical components with craft materials and fabrics to make exciting art pieces, clothing, and toys. We will provide tips, hints, and a kit of LEDs, batteries, battery holders, and conductive thread—you take care of the rest. Advance registration required.
Join us in this hands-on workshop and 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.
The Maryland Science Center’s popular science of adult beverages series focuses on wine in October with a presentation in Science Uncorked, led by Joe and Mary Barbera, co-owners of AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar. The future of wine is the topic with an overview on the latest trends in wine-making and delivery systems. Weather-permitting, Science Uncorked will take place under the stars on the rooftop terrace overlooking the harbor. Advance registration required.
Every First Friday of the month from October – March the Maryland Science Center celebrates with discounted admission from 5:00-8:00pm.
This hands-on workshop will teach you the basics of home canning, an easy and fun way to savor seasonal flavors and support local farmers. Participants will leave with their own safely-canned jar of caramel apple jam. Advance registration required.
Participants can try out different types of tools to assemble pegboards and foam pieces.
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.
Before sunrise on October 8, the Moon will darken from view as it moves through Earth’s shadow in space. Join MSC staff to watch this early morning eclipse from our rooftop and Observatory.
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 water.
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.
In conjunction with Cardboard Day of Play, we will have a cardboard challenge. Try your hand at mini mini golf, create a brush bot maze and more!
Join the Maryland Science Center in The Shed for an Introduction to Soldering Workshop. This workshop will provide instructions for using a soldering iron and components for you to solder will be available. Participants will leave the workshop with their own practice circuit board. Advance registration required.
Tinker and experiment with circuit blocks to make electrical connections! Link different electronic components together to create simple or complex circuits.
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.
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.
Celebrate the chills and thrills of Halloween at our sixth annual Spooky Science, where creepy chemistry and mysterious science combine to provide a hauntingly good time!
Flying Dog Brewery and the Maryland Science Center present a craft beer bash and costume ball featuring four areas of music. Ages 21+ only, ticket required.