Star-Spangled Banner: Anthem of Liberty explores the origins of the War of 1812 and the British torching of Washington, DC, the White House, and Capitol. Francis Scott Key's ode to the bombardment of Ft. McHenry, and his sighting of Mary Pickersgill's flag still flying, help weave a tale of how the national anthem came to be.Learn More
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every First Friday of the month from October – March the Maryland Science Center celebrates with discounted admission from 5:00-8:00pm.
Before sunrise on October 8, the Moon will darken from view as it moves through Earth’s shadow in space. Join MSC staff to watch this early morning eclipse from our rooftop and Observatory.
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!