Join us in building a city out of recyclable materials.
Join Gadget and Gizmo in the Learning Lab as they explore and discover a variety of science concepts.
The Maryland Science Center is ready to celebrate everything Pi, from eating pie to reciting Pi, to exposing the secrets of Pi. Dangerously Delicious Pies has donated pies for the party, but save a little room for the pie eating contest!
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.
To celebrate the arrival of this new exhibit, March 15th and 16th will be Power Up Weekend with an energy-themed weekend including energy related activities throughout the building and a special show on electricity in the MSC Theater adjacent to the exhibit.
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.
Maryland Science Center members are invited to spend the morning at the museum exploring the newest exhibits, seeing a free IMAX film, and having breakfast in Beaker’s Cafe. RSVP required.
Learn to use different woodworking tools to build your own project.
Join the Kids Room staff in the Learning Lab 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. In the Kids Room.
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. Enjoy music, rhymes, finger plays, and more.
Registration for this event is now full. Design, build and test your very own car in our Green Prix race! We provide the free car kit, instructions, tips, and race day – you take care of the rest. Reserve your kit today!
Join Blue Water Baltimore as you help build your very own rain barrel. Learn how a simple food-grade barrel can be converted into a water-collecting and Bay-saving machine. Advance registration required.
Explore different printmaking techniques to create a piece of artwork.
Join the Kids Room staff for storybook science. We’ll read a book suited to the exhibit in which we are located and then dive into some hands on investigations.
Explore the miniscule world of atoms and molecules and find out why the next big thing is super small!
Using different materials, visitors will engineer a ball run course across pegboards and surfaces around The Shed. Create, test out and adjust your course with tubes, cups, and other recyclables.
$8 admission for First Fridays includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evening beginning at 5:00pm.
Join MSC staff at the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, MD for a telescope themed evening that includes telescope observing, a planetarium program and a make-and-take Galileoscope (one per family).
Draw on it, fold it, tear it, cut it up – there are so many possibilities when working with paper! Try out the different activities for papercraft that involve science, engineering and design.
Join the Maryland Science Center in The Shed for an Introduction to Soldering Workshop. Soldering is the process of melting a metal into other metal components in order to bind them. Learn this basic skill that can be applied to a wide range of projects like jewelry making and electronic assembly and repairs.
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.
Very early on April 15, the Moon will darken from view as it moves through Earth’s shadow in space. A lunar eclipse only happens during a full Moon, when the Moon is opposite the Sun from Earth. Join MSC staff to watch this early morning eclipse from our rooftop and Observatory on April 15, 2:00-5:30am.
Start your summer garden at The Shed today! We will be using egg cartons and soil to create seed starters. A variety of herb, flower, and vegetable seeds will be available for you to choose from to get your garden going.
All about air! Come engineer a flying object out of familiar materials to test in our wind tubes or design an inflatable sculpture using plastic bags.
Design your own smaller than life miniature golf course today using cardboard, popsicle sticks, and other familiar materials. Test it out to see if you can get a hole-in-one with a pencil putter and marble ball.