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Let's Science Summer

When: All summer long; July 1 - September 1

Let’s Science Summer! Each week let’s take a look at a different summer theme and build things, heat things, freeze things, take things apart, and blow things up.

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Upcoming Events

Creepy Catapults

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 15 - 21, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Design your own bug and launch it into its new home as we turn The Shed into an insectarium.

Creepies and Crawlies

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 12 - 18 How Much? Free with paid admission

Backyard Science Days kick off this week of creature features. Meet live bats and other backyard animals during our annual Backyard Science Days celebration plus, build a butterfly feeder and get a closer look at other backyard creatures all week long.

Let’s Science Summer

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: All summer long; July 1 - September 1 How Much? Free with paid admission

Let’s Science Summer! Each week let’s take a look at a different summer theme and build things, heat things, freeze things, take things apart, and blow things up.

Summer Sungazing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: Friday and Saturday Afternoons, 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.

Fridays After 5

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: Friday Nights All Summer Long; 5:00-8:00pm How Much? $10.00

Admission for Fridays After 5 includes the permanent exhibit halls, Planetarium, and IMAX Theater. All visitors pay just $10 for admission during Fridays After 5.

Friday Night Stargazing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: Friday Nights, 7:00-10:30pm How Much? Free

See the Moon, planets, and stars through our historic and now computer controlled Alvan Clark & Sons 8″ refracting telescope.

Sun and Heat

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 19 - 25 How Much? Free with paid admission

Make eclipse viewers for the upcoming solar eclipse, create art using the power of the Sun, bake cookies in a car and check out thermo slime as things really start to heat up.

Cyanotyping Workshop

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: The Shed When: August 19, 2017 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $20 per person

Explore making photographs with sunlight as we close out our Let’s Science Summer week focusing on all things sun and heat.

Sun Fun: Eclipse

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: August 21, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

A narrow path of totality will sweep across the US while Baltimore will see a partial eclipse with 80% of the Sun covered by the Moon. Join MSC staff for safe solar views and sun themed activities on the roof.

Solar Circuits

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 22 – 28, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Explore making connections between electronic components and building solar-powered circuits!

Sun Shield

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: August 23, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

It’s hot out there. Come inside and find out how sunblock protects us from the sun’s harmful rays. This event starts at 11am and 2pm and lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: August 24, 2017 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

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

Back to School

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 26 - September 1 How Much? Free with paid admission

Turn your brain on as we get ready to head back to class after an awesome Summer.

School Slime

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: August 28, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Start thinking about school while mixing up our favorite non-Newtonian fluid, oobleck. This event starts at 11am and 2pm and lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Back to Cool

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: August 29 - September 4, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Ready for school? Swing by the Shed to make your own school supplies!

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: August 31, 2017 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

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

Circuit Board Games

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: September 9 - September 14 How Much? Free with paid admission

Design your own board game and make it come to life with lights and simple circuits.

Cooking-Up Chemistry

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 13, 2017 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Learn how mixing stuff together can be the exciting beginning of a science adventure.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 14, 2017 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

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

Screen Printing

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: September 15 - September 21 How Much? Free with paid admission

Mix colors, and pull prints as we turn the Shed into a screen printing workshop.

Body Beats

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 15, 2017 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the learning lab where we will learn all about our bodies and how they work and grow.

Super Science Sleepover: Science After Dark

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: September 15, 2017 5:30 pm - 9:30 am How Much? $45 per person ($40 per member)

Spend a night at our museum with the Super Science Sleepover. 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.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 21, 2017 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

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

Homopolar Motors

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: September 22 - September 24 How Much? Free with paid admission

Use magnets, copper wire, and batteries to make objects that move.

Cooking-Up Chemistry

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 22, 2017 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Learn how mixing stuff together can be the exciting beginning of a science adventure.