The Maryland Science Center’s science of adult beverage series focuses on chocolate in February with a presentation in Cocoa-ology. The presentation will feature chocolate pairings with wines and liqueurs as well as a mild dose of history and science facts. Advance ticket purchase required.Learn More
Learn and use engineering and architectural skills to build different structures in The Shed. Assemble different types of materials together to make constructions.
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.
This workshop is sold out. Join the Maryland Science Center in The Shed for Introduction to Block Printing. This workshop is a basic course and will cover the carving and printing process. Participants will learn about different block printing tools, carve a block, and print their own images.
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.
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.
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.
Every First Friday of the month from October – March the Maryland Science Center celebrates with discounted admission from 5:00-8:00pm.
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.
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. From tarantulas to opossums, each encounter will feature a different guest star.
Meet Baltimore native and NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman at the Maryland Science Center. Reid has recently returned home after spending six months aboard the International Space Station. You’ll have the chance to ask a real astronaut all of your questions about space, and even see videos from his space missions!
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 Ice and Cold.
Be your own writer and publisher today at The Shed! Learn how to bind a book and come make a zine, a homemade publication, about your favorite skills.
Although typically closed on Mondays in the winter, the entire Maryland Science Center will be open on Monday, February 16 from 10am – 5pm.
Design and build a bobsled that can race down our tracks! We will be exploring concepts of aerodynamics and friction as we engineer our racers.
The Maryland Science Center’s science of adult beverage series focuses on chocolate in February with a presentation in Cocoa-ology. The presentation will feature chocolate pairings with wines and liqueurs as well as a mild dose of history and science facts. Advance ticket purchase 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.
This workshop is sold out. Join the Maryland Science Center in The Shed and learn the basics of Woodworking. Participants will learn how to plan out a project and use different tools, such as hammers, saws, and clamps, to create a custom box that can be used as a toolbox or planter for the upcoming season to take home.
What do you want to build? This week we will be creating different cardboard structures to form a model city.
Worried about secure communications? Try out some cryptographic activities that show how messages can be scrambled and de-coded!
Get ready to put your engineering skills to the test in our Bridge Building Challenge. Teams of up to four people will pick up their kits when they arrive and bridge construction will take place beginning at 11:00am at the Maryland Science Center. Advance registration required.
Celebrate National Engineers Week at the Maryland Science Center with robots, drones, radio controlled cars, 3D printing, nanotechnology, and more. The day will be full of challenges and discovery related to the design process, the role of the engineer, and the future of different technologies in the field.
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 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 Plants.
Join us in this hands-on workshop and learn how to use different woodworking tools such as saws, hammers and drills.
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.