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Art of Science

When: May 15 from Noon - 4pm; May 16 from 10:00am-1:30pm

Join the Maryland Science Center and selected artists from the community for a celebration of art and science. View artwork and participate in related activities that blend art, science, math, and technology.

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Marble Mazes

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 3 - 9 How Much? Free with paid admission

Make a cardboard maze for a marble. We will supply the materials and you create the challenge!

Kiddie Collaborations

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: Every Week Day in May at 11:00am and 2:00pm How Much? Free with paid admission

You never know what will happen when you show up at Kiddie Collaborations! It could be an Animal Antics, Itsy Bitsy Infants, Simply Scientists, or something from Storybook Nook.

Storybook Nook

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: May 4, 2016 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Look around a corner and you might find the Kids Room staff with a favorite story and related activity. Your children can help bring the story to life with the use of flannel boards, puppets, arts, or crafts.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: Every Thursday in May at 11:00am 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 When: May 6, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm How Much? $9.00

Admission for First Fridays includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during First Fridays.

Friday Night Stargazing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: Every Friday Night, 7:00-10:30pm 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. Stargazing is free and open to the public.

Sungazing Saturdays

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: Every Saturday, 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.

Transit of Mercury

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: May 9, 2016 10:00 am - 3:00 pm How Much? Free to the public

The innermost planet of our solar system, Mercury, will pass in front of the Sun and appear as a silhouette on the face of the Sun. Join MSC staff and guest scientist, Brett Denevi, at our rooftop Observatory for a safe viewing of this daytime phenomenon.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: May 9, 2016 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff to try your hand at an easy experiment or two. Young scientists can explore a different concept each month through hands-on science fun. May’s theme is ‘Eggs’.

Recycled Textiles

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 10 - 16 How Much? Free with paid admission

How can we turn old shirts, sheets and plastic bags into new textiles? Come find out in The Shed as we learn how to weave new textiles and demonstrate how to make rope!

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: The Shed When: May 13, 2016 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Join our staff in the Kids Room 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.

Art of Science

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members When: May 15 from Noon - 4pm; May 16 from 10:00am-1:30pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Maryland Science Center and selected artists from the community for a celebration of art and science. View artwork and participate in related activities that blend art, science, math, and technology.

Chain Reactions

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 17 - 23 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.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: May 18, 2016 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff to try your hand at an easy experiment or two. Young scientists can explore a different concept each month through hands-on science fun. May’s theme is ‘Eggs’.

Planet Party

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: May 20, 2016 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm How Much? Free to the public

It’s a planet party in the sky this month with Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn all visible in the evening sky. Join MSC staff for a special edition of Friday Night Stargazing, where we’ll have three telescopes available for viewing Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and one will be aimed at the Moon.

Plant Matter Workshop Series: Indigo Dyeing

Who: Ages 10+ (under 16 must be participating with an adult) Where: Rooftop at the Maryland Science Center When: May 21, 2016 10:30 am - 12:30 pm How Much? $15 per person

In this workshop participants will learn about the history of indigo dyeing and explore different ways of creating patterns on textiles through the dyeing process. Advance registration required.

Planet Party

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: May 22, 2016 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm How Much? Free to the public

It’s a planet party in the sky this month with Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn all visible in the evening sky. Join MSC staff for a special Sunday Stargazing event, where we’ll have three telescopes available for viewing Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and one will be aimed at the Moon.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: May 23, 2016 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join our staff in the Kids Room 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.

Shadow Play

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 24 - 30 How Much? Free with paid admission

Come play with us as we explore different ways to make shadows!

Storybook Nook

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: May 24, 2016 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Look around a corner and you might find the Kids Room staff with a favorite story and related activity. Your children can help bring the story to life with the use of flannel boards, puppets, arts, or crafts.

Planet Party

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: May 27, 2016 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm How Much? Free to the public

It’s a planet party in the sky this month with Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn all visible in the evening sky. Join MSC staff for a special edition of Friday Night Stargazing, where we’ll have three telescopes available for viewing Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and one will be aimed at the Moon.

Dowel Building

Who: Recommended for Grades 2+ Where: The Shed When: May 31 - June 6 How Much? Free with paid admission

Create large collaborative structures using wooden dowels. Attach them at any angle with rubber bands. What will you create?

Kiddie Collaborations

When: Every Week Day in June at 11:00am and 2:00pm How Much? Free with paid admission

You never know what will happen when you show up at Kiddie Collaborations! It could be an Animal Antics, Itsy Bitsy Infants, Simply Scientists, or something from Storybook Nook.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

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

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

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: June 3, 2016 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Join our staff in the Kids Room 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.