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Mixology: The Science of Sake

When: May 1, 2014 7:00 pm

The Maryland Science Center’s science of adult beverage series focuses on mixology in May with a presentation in The Science of Sake, led by Tiffany Dawn Soto, Master Sake Sommelier. Advance registration required.

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Wind Tubes and Inflatables

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: The Shed When: April 21 - 25 How Much? Free with paid admission

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.

Friday Night Stargazing in the Observatory

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: Every Friday Night, 7:00-10:30pm, weather permitting 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.

Mini Mini Golf Challenge

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: The Shed When: April 26 & April 27 How Much? Free with paid admission

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.

Get to Know NOAA − A Saturday Series at the Maryland Science Center

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: April 26, 2014 11:00 am - 2:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Get to Know NOAA with a series of hands-on activities for ages 5 and up. In this session, explore the ocean floor and uncover the history of sunken ships. Try on dive gear, learn about using sound to locate shipwrecks, and solve maritime mysteries.

Sungazing Saturdays

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: Every Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm, weather permitting

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.

Textiles

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: The Shed When: April 28 - May 4 How Much? Free with paid admission

Textiles are all around us! Find out firsthand how they are produced, engineered and designed at different stations in The Shed.  Activities include creating a cardboard loom for weaving, felting, and hand sewing.

Gadget and Gizmo’s Puppet Science Show

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: 11:00am on May 1, 15 & 29

Join Gadget and Gizmo in the Learning Lab as they explore and discover a variety of science concepts. Enjoy music, dancing, movement activities, and more in this interactive puppet show. At the end of the show, make a project based on what you’ve learned. Designed for children 5 and younger with their adult caregiver.

Mixology: The Science of Sake

Who: Adults, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: May 1, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm How Much? $50 per ticket ($45 for members)

The Maryland Science Center’s science of adult beverage series focuses on mixology in May with a presentation in The Science of Sake, led by Tiffany Dawn Soto, Master Sake Sommelier. Advance registration required.

First Fridays

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: Every First Friday of the month; 5:00-8:00pm How Much? $8

$8 admission for First Fridays includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evening beginning at 5:00pm.

Shed City

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: The Shed When: May 5 - May 11 How Much? Free with paid admission

Join in building Shed City, a collaborative project created by visitors.  Participants will use recyclable materials such as cardboard, paper, plastic and packing materials to build structures, transportation and public spaces for the city.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: 11:00am on May 6 & 20

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.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: 10:30am on May 8 & 22

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.

Printmaking

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: The Shed When: May 12 - May 18 How Much? Free with paid admission

How do we duplicate, reproduce and transfer images? Come find out in this workshop where we will be working with monotype and relief printmaking techniques to create artwork!

Storybook Caravan

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: 2:00pm on May 14 & 28

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.

Cardboard Automata Competition

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: May 17, 2014 11:00 am - 1:00 pm How Much? Free to enter competition. Admission on competition day will also be free for participant.

Design, build, and test your own moving sculpture for our Cardboard Automata Competition. We will provide basic instruction, tips, and hints—you take care of the rest. To register for the competition, email your name to CardboardChallenge@marylandsciencecenter.org.

Woodworking

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: The Shed When: May 19 - May 25 How Much? Free with paid admission

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.

Stop Motion Animation

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: The Shed When: May 26 - June 1 How Much? Free with paid admission

Interested in making moving images? Find out how stop motion animations work and make your own zoetrope sequence, flip book or short animated production!

Get to Know NOAA − A Saturday Series at the Maryland Science Center

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: May 31, 2014 11:00 am - 2:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Get to Know NOAA with a series of hands-on activities for ages 5 and up. In this session, build and test your own buoy to learn how NOAA uses buoys to study oceans and estuaries. Then learn how to stay safe at sea and suit up in a bright orange survival suit.

Wind Tubes and Inflatables

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: The Shed When: June 2 - 8 How Much? Free with paid admission

Come engineer a flying object and create an inflatable sculpture out of household materials.

Storybook Caravan

Who: Families & Kids Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 4 & 18 at 2:00pm How Much? Free with paid admission

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.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: June 5 & 19 at 10:30am How Much? Free with paid admission

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.

Get to Know NOAA − A Saturday Series at the Maryland Science Center

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: June 7, 2014 11:00 am - 2:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Get to Know NOAA with a series of hands-on activities for ages 5 and up. In this session, join NOAA to celebrate World Ocean Day.

Papercraft

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: The Shed When: June 9 - 15 How Much? Free with paid admission

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.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: June 10 & 24 at 11:00am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Learning Lab for a visit from one of the Science Center’s resident creatures.

Sounds Like Fun

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: The Shed When: June 16 - 22 How Much? Free with paid admission

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.