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Backyard Science Days

When: August 16 & 17; 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 9th annual Backyard Science Days for a day of animal encounters and hands-on activities.

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DIYSci
Summer—made by you

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: July - Labor Day How Much? Free with paid admission

Put your brain on manual in July and August with DIYSci—a summer-long celebration of hands-on science. Everywhere you go, the Science Center will be featuring activities, crafts, and engineering challenges throughout the building—and every day it changes.

Fridays After Five

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: Every Friday 5-8pm July 11 through August 29 How Much? $9 admission, including an IMAX ticket

Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5:00pm. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five.

Patio Party

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 1, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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.

Friday Night Stargazing in the Observatory

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. 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.

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.

Patio Party

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 8, 2014 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.

Tiny Boat Regatta

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 9, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm How Much? Boat builders receive free admission, plus free admission for 3 boat crew members.

Join the Maryland Science Center as we cheer on our Tiny Boat Regatta participants! Participants have picked up a kit from us and designed a boat to race down our 10 foot track. Please note that advance registration was needed to receive a boat kit and enter in the competition. The competition is now full.

Soft Circuit Competition Registration Opens

Who: Families & Kids Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 11, 2014 How Much? Free to register and admission on the competition date will be free for participant and up to 3 team members.

Get hands on with the Maryland Science Center for our Soft Circuit Competition! Soft circuits blend the use of conductive materials and electrical components with craft materials and fabrics to make exciting art pieces, clothing, and toys. We will provide tips and a kit of supplies—you take care of the rest. Advance registration required.

Forensics Friday

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 15, 2014 11:00 am - 3:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

From fingerprints to facial recognition, DNA to drones—Forensic Science plays an increasingly important role in our everyday lives. Forensics Friday at the Maryland Science Center brings together real science, real technology, and the real people who use the tools of forensic science.

Backyard Science Days

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: August 16 & 17; 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 9th annual Backyard Science Days for a day of animal encounters and hands-on activities.

Soft Circuit Competition

Who: Families & Kids Where: Maryland Science Center When: September 27, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm How Much? Free to register and admission on the competition date will be free for participant and up to 3 team members.

Get hands on with the Maryland Science Center for our Soft Circuit Competition! Soft circuits blend the use of conductive materials and electrical components with craft materials and fabrics to make exciting art pieces, clothing, and toys. We will provide tips, hints, and a kit of LEDs, batteries, battery holders, and conductive thread—you take care of the rest. Advance registration required.