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Gadgets & Gears Day

When: February 25, 2017 12:00 pm

Celebrate National Engineers Week at the Maryland Science Center with robots, simple machines, remote controlled cars, 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.

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Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: January 24 - January 29, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Try out making mechanical systems out of rigid rods and pivot points. Come engineer some fun!

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: January 26, 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.

Cooking-Up Chemistry

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: January 27, 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.

Friday Night Stargazing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: Friday Nights, 5:30-9:00pm How Much? Free

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

Simple Machines

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: January 31 - February 5, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

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.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: February 2, 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.

First Fridays

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: February 3, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm How Much? $10.00

Every First Friday of the month from October 7 – June 2 (except December 2, due to a private event) the Maryland Science Center celebrates with discounted admission from 5:00-8:00pm. Admission for First Fridays includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater. All visitors pay just $10 for admission during First Fridays. IMAX presentations are at 7:00pm, Planetarium presentations are at 6:00pm, and you will encounter live science during your visit. PLEASE NOTE: The Kids Room, The Shed, and SciLab…

Inflatables

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: February 7 - February 12, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Create an inflated sculpture using recycled materials and our high speed fans. Try out how air makes things inflate.

Body Beats

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: February 8, 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.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: February 9, 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.

Paper Circuits & Pop Up Cards Workshop

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: The Shed When: February 11, 2017 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per person

In this workshop, participants will learn how to make paper circuits using copper tape and electronic components. LEDs and other simple electronics can be added together to create greeting cards that light up and buzz.

Shadow Puppets

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: February 14 - February 20, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Explore light and shadow by creating characters with movable parts.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: February 16, 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.

Cooking-Up Chemistry

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: February 17, 2017 3:00 am - 3:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

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

Cooking with S.T.E.A.M. Power Workshop

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: Maryland Science Center When: February 18, 2017 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $20 per person

Join the Maryland Science Center and Chef Egg to learn how science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts effect how we grow, cook, and gain energy from our food. In this workshop Chef Egg will demonstrate the effects of heat on food and explore the science behind nutrition for space travel.

Bridge Building

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: February 21 - February 26, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Learn about building sturdy structures, trusses, and stress by building bridges all across the Shed!

Body Beats

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: February 21, 2017 11:00 am - 11:30 pm 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.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: February 23, 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.

Whiskey in The Shed

Who: 21+ only, Adults Where: The Shed When: February 23, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm How Much? $60 per person ($55 for members)

Join us on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm for a night of science and whiskey. Led by the whiskey experts at Sagamore Spirit, enjoy a tasting of their American Rye whiskies and a few of their select American Rye Whiskey cocktails all while learning about the science behind the whiskey itself.

Gadgets & Gears Day

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: February 25, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Celebrate National Engineers Week at the Maryland Science Center with robots, simple machines, remote controlled cars, 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.

Marble Run Challenge

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: February 28 - March 5 How Much? Free with paid admission

Using different materials, 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.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: March 2, 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.

Flying Contraptions

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: March 7 - March 12 How Much? Free with paid admission

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.

Body Beats

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: March 8, 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.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: March 9, 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.