It’s the most wonderful time of the year to discover new skills and make something great! We will provide all the materials you need to create and build all around the Science Center.
12 Days of Science features a different theme every day through December 31. 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.
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.
Explore the concept of light and shadow by creating your own shadow puppet and learn about the orbit of the Earth with spinning science activities and even take home your own spin art.
Holidays are celebrated differently around the globe and today we are celebrating with science. Learn how to make a glowing snow globe—a festive decoration or unique gift.
Get ready for big buildings, big challenges, and big holiday fun! There are no limits when building in a winter wonderland.
Become a tiny tinkerer and investigate the smaller side of science with micro and nano-scale experiments and demonstrations.
Tee up for some tiny courses! Visitors will be building smaller than life golf courses to use with pencil putters.
At home science! Over the holiday season you may end up with a few extra boxes and we have a challenge for you (and your boxes).
Get ready to rock, roll, and dance the day away by joining the Maryland Science Center band, where homemade instruments and noisemakers are the star of the show.
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.
We are making the holiday season extra sweet by combining two of our favorite things—food and science!
Join us for a day full of artistic experimentation and create some of your own art to take home.
Bundle up for frozen fun and chilly demonstrations. Put on gloves and other gear used by Arctic researchers, experiment with ice cubes and dry ice and even build your own bobsled to race down our slope.
Although normally closed on Mondays in the winter, the Maryland Science Center will be open on December 29 from 10am – 5pm.
Brighten up a dark winter day by participating in the Festival of Lights. Play around with shadows and test your creation on our light screen. Light up the night by creating a glow stick or building constellations.
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.
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 where children can enjoy the ball drop before bed time.
Every First Friday of the month from October – March the Maryland Science Center celebrates with discounted admission from 5:00-8:00pm.
Although normally closed on Mondays in the winter, the entire Science Center will be open from 10:00am-5:00pm.
Calling all engineers, builders, and inventors! Celebrate National Engineers Week at the Maryland Science Center with robots, drones, radio controlled cars, 3D printing, nanotechnology, and more. Gadgets and Gears Day will be full of challenges and discovery related to the design process, the role of the engineer, and the future of different technologies in the field.