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Science of Chocolate: Cocoa-ology

When: February 19, 2015 7:00 pm

The Maryland Science Center’s science of adult beverage series focuses on chocolate in February with a presentation in Cocoa-ology. The presentation will feature chocolate pairings with wines and liqueurs as well as a mild dose of history and science facts. Advance ticket purchase required.

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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.

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.

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.

Meet NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: February 11, 2015 11:30 am - 1:30 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Meet Baltimore native and NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman at the Maryland Science Center. Reid has recently returned home after spending six months aboard the International Space Station. You’ll have the chance to ask a real astronaut all of your questions about space, and even see videos from his space missions!

Gadgets & Gears Day

Who: Adults, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: February 28, 2015 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

Celebrate National Engineers Week at the Maryland Science Center with robots, drones, radio controlled cars, 3D printing, nanotechnology, and more. The 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.

Friday Night Stargazing – New Hours

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: The Observatory When: March 13, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm How Much? Free to the public

As the sun sets later, our observing hours get later. Please note the new time which will continue through summer. Venture out to our urban rooftop Observatory to view the night sky as our staff help you find planets and constellations.

Pi(e) Day

Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: March 14, 2015 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission

If there are two things that should be paired together, it’s Party and Pi(e). March 14th, or 3.14, marks the celebration of the mathematical constant, Pi. The Maryland Science Center is ready to celebrate everything Pi, from eating pie to reciting Pi, to exploring different ways to draw a circle. Dangerously Delicious Pies has donated pies for the party, but save a little room for the pie eating contest!

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. 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.

NanoDay

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: March 28, 2015 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm How Much? Free with paid admission.

Explore the miniscule world of atoms and molecules and find out why the next big thing is super small!

Tornado Alley 3D Opens in IMAX

Who: Adults, Educators, Families & Kids, Members When: March 30, 2015

Tornado Alley follows Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the scientists of VORTEX2, the largest tornado-research project ever assembled, on their epic missions to witness the birth of a tornado.