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Backyard Science Days

When: August 15 & 16; Noon-4pm

Science can happen in a lab, science can happen in space and science can happen in your own backyard! Come to the Maryland Science Center’s 10th annual Backyard Science Days for a day of animal encounters and hands-on activities.

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Kiddie Collaborations

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: Every Week Day in July 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.

Fridays After 5

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: Friday nights from 5:00-8:00pm How Much? $9.00

Admission for Fridays After 5 includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After 5.

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.

Kiddie Collaborations

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: Every Week Day in August 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: August 5, 2015 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. Learn about outer space, dinosaurs, our bodies, and more as we read some books from our collection.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

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

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

Patio Party

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 7, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm How Much? Free

Join the Maryland Science Center this summer for Patio Parties. Bring the family, neighbors, and your friends for adult beverages, family-friendly live bands and light fare outside on the Science Center’s waterfront patio.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: August 10, 2015 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. August’s theme is ‘Beachy Science’.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: August 14, 2015 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.

Patio Party

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 14, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm How Much? Free

Join the Maryland Science Center this summer for Patio Parties. Bring the family, neighbors, and your friends for adult beverages, family-friendly live bands and light fare outside on the Science Center’s waterfront patio.

Backyard Science Days

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 15 & 16; Noon-4pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Science can happen in a lab, science can happen in space and science can happen in your own backyard! Come to the Maryland Science Center’s 10th annual Backyard Science Days for a day of animal encounters and hands-on activities.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: August 19, 2015 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. August’s theme is ‘Beachy Science’.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: August 24, 2015 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.

Storybook Nook

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: August 25, 2015 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. Learn about outer space, dinosaurs, our bodies, and more as we read some books from our collection.

Kiddie Collaborations

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: Every Week Day in September 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.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 1, 2015 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. September’s theme is ‘Bugs’.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 3, 2015 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.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 4, 2015 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. From tarantulas to opossums, each encounter will feature a different guest star.

Storybook Nook

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 16, 2015 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. Learn about outer space, dinosaurs, our bodies, and more as we read some books from our collection.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 17, 2015 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.

International Observe the Moon Night

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: September 18, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm How Much? Free

Join MSC staff and guest scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab to enjoy a view of Earth’s Moon and other related activities.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 23, 2015 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. September’s theme is ‘Bugs’.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 24, 2015 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.

Storybook Nook

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: September 25, 2015 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. Learn about outer space, dinosaurs, our bodies, and more as we read some books from our collection.

Total Lunar Eclipse

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: September 27, 2015 9:00 pm - 12:00 am How Much? Free

Join MSC staff in the Observatory to see a total lunar eclipse.