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Domino Day

When: November 15, 2014 12:30 pm

Witness over 12,000 dominoes of different sizes and colors zigzag, spiral, climb up stairs, across tables, fall in collapsing pyramids and much more.

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Haunted Shed

Who: Families & Kids Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: October 25, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Come join us for spooky activities in The Shed. Using different materials, we will be making creepy crawly bugs and insects which then will be launched into our giant spider web.

Spooky Science

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: October 25, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Celebrate the chills and thrills of Halloween at our sixth annual Spooky Science, where creepy chemistry and mysterious science combine to provide a hauntingly good time!

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. The Observatory is open to museum visitors every Saturday, weather permitting, and admission is included in general Science Center admission. Please phone 410.545.2999 before your visit to check on viewing conditions.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: October 28, 2014 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Learning Lab for an animal story and 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.

Scope Out the Night

Who: Families & Kids Where: Robinson Nature Center When: November 1, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm How Much? $24 per family (up to five members)

Join MSC staff at the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, MD for a telescope themed evening that includes a planetarium program, a make-and-take Galileoscope (one per family) and the chance to hold a real meteorite and “tour” the night sky.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: November 5 & 19 at 11:00am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Learning Lab to try your hand at an easy experiment. Young scientists can explore a different concept each month through hands-on science fun. This month’s concept is colors.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: November 6 & 20 at 11:00am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Room to Grow for a program designed for our smallest scientists, 0 to 24 months with their adult caregivers. Stimulate those young minds and help 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: Every month on the first Friday until March 6, 2015 How Much? $9.00 admission

Every First Friday of the month from October – March the Maryland Science Center celebrates with discounted admission from 5:00-8:00pm.

New Hours – Friday Night Stargazing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: November 7, 2014 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm How Much? Free to the public

Friday Night Stargazing will begin winter hours today. Hours are now 5:30-9:00pm through the spring. Stargazing is free and open to the public, admission to the Science Center is not required. Please phone 410.545.2999 before your visit to check on viewing conditions.

Sound and Light

Who: Families & Kids Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: November 11, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Visitors will explore the concepts of sound and light through different activities in The Shed. Stations around the room will feature activities such as contact mics and shadow play.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Kids Room When: November 11 & 25 at 11:00am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Learning Lab for an animal story and 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.

Friday Night Stargazing

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: Every Friday Night, 5:30-9:00pm 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. The Observatory is open every Friday night, weather permitting. Stargazing is free and open to the public, admission to the Science Center is not required. Please phone 410.545.2999 before your visit to check on viewing conditions.

Domino Day

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: November 15, 2014 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Witness over 12,000 dominoes of different sizes and colors zigzag, spiral, climb up stairs, across tables, fall in collapsing pyramids and much more.

Itsy Bitsy Infants

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: December 4, 2014 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Room to Grow for a program designed for our smallest scientists, 0 to 24 months with their adult caregivers. Stimulate those young minds and help develop their earliest skills by enjoying music, rhymes, finger plays and more.

Dollar Days

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids When: December 6 & 7 How Much? $1

The Maryland Science Center is once again participating in Dollar Days on December 6 and 7.  Admission is just $1.00 to see our permanent exhibit halls, a planetarium show, demo stage, and the Observatory (weather permitting, Saturday only).  IMAX is not included.

Animal Antics

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: December 9, 2014 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Learning Lab for an animal story and 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.

Simply Scientists

Who: Families & Kids Where: Kids Room When: December 17, 2014 11:00 am - 11:30 am How Much? Free with paid admission

Join the Kids Room staff in the Learning Lab to try your hand at an easy experiment. Young scientists can explore a different concept each month through hands-on science fun. This month’s concept is Animals in Winter.

Club Shed

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: The Shed at the Maryland Science Center When: December 31, 2014 How Much? Free with paid admission

Club Shed is the most happening place to be during our annual Midnight Noon celebration! Join us as we turn The Shed into a dance floor with fun sound and light activities.

Midnight Noon

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: December 31, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

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 7th annual New Year’s Eve celebration, Midnight Noon, where children can enjoy the ball drop before bed time.