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12 Days of Science

When: December 22 - January 2

12 Days of Science begins December 22 and features a different theme every day through January 2. Drop in workshops, live demonstrations, and hands-on building will be happening throughout the Science Center while at home activities take over our website and social media.

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Bobsled Racers

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: December 6 - December 11 How Much? Free with paid admission

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.

Body Beats

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: December 7, 2016 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 Where: Kids Room When: December 8, 2016 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.

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.

Food Science Workshop Series: DIY Cookie Cutter

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 10, 2016 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per person

Have you ever hunted for a specific cookie cutter shape and just couldn’t find it? Learn how to make cutters of your own design in our Cookie Cutter workshop!

Coding and Decoding

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: December 13 - December 18 How Much? Free with paid admission

Worried about secure communications? Try out some cryptographic activities that show how messages can be scrambled and de-coded!

Body Beats

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: December 13, 2016 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 Where: Kids Room When: December 15, 2016 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 Where: Kids Room When: December 16, 2016 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.

Merry Tuba Christmas

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 17, 2016 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm How Much? Participant registration fee is $10

Baltimore’s 32nd Annual Tuba Christmas Celebration takes place on Saturday, December 17th at 3:30pm at the amphitheater at the Inner Harbor. Registration and practice are held at the Maryland Science Center. Registration begins at 12:30 at the Constellation Energy Entrance of the Maryland Science Center, located off of Key Highway.

Paper Engineering

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: December 20 - December 29 How Much? Free with paid admission

Celebrate the 12 Days of Science in the Shed with everything paper! Create all kinds of gears and gizmos. Add to our paper tower or make paper toys for your friends!

12 Days of Science

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 22 - January 2 How Much? Free with paid admission

12 Days of Science begins December 22 and features a different theme every day through January 2. Drop in workshops, live demonstrations, and hands-on building will be happening throughout the Science Center while at home activities take over our website and social media.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: December 22, 2016 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.

Club Shed

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: December 30 - January 3, 2017 How Much? Free with paid admission

Make some noise with us in the Shed to ring in the New Year!

Midnight Noon

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 31, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission, free for members

Does the ball drop after your bedtime? Not this year! Ring in the New Year at the Maryland Science Center with popular band Milkshake! Join us for our 9th annual New Year’s Eve celebration where children can enjoy the ball drop before bed time.

First Fridays

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: January 6, 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…

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…