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Members enjoy benefits reserved just for them. Your Membership Level specifies the number of visitors admitted into the museum per day eligible for the following benefits:


  • A significant tax-deduction off the purchase of any of our membership levels for the purchaser.
  • Free admission for a full year to all three levels of our hands-on permanent exhibits.
  • Free admission to the star-studded Davis Planetarium.
  • Free admission to the Crosby Ramsey Memorial Observatory.
  • Discounted admission to the IMAX Theater.
  • Discounted admission to family friendly events such as our annual fundraiser–Solstice and our annual New Year’s Eve celebration.
  • Discounts at the Science Store and Elements Café.
  • 25% Discount at the Royal Sonesta Harbor parking garage upon presentation of your MSC validated parking ticket.
  • Discounts with Zipcar
  • Discounts from a variety of organizations such as the Baltimore Orioles and Stroller Strides. For details, phone our Membership Office or click here for the Orioles discount information.
  • *A one year subscription to Popular Science magazine (12 issues – a $9.00 value).
  • Entry through Members’ Only ticket lines via our Harborside Entrance.
  • Invitations to Members Only Events, private mornings and evenings when the Science Center opens just for you, and offers free admission to the IMAX Theater’s all-time favorite classic films.
  • **Free or discounted admission to ASTC Passport participating science centers worldwide with reciprocal member’s benefits. For a list of participating museums, please visit:

We reserve the right to change our Membership Policies without notice.

*Maryland Science Center membership includes a yearlong subscription to Popular Science Magazine. The value of this magazine subscription is $9.00. If you do not wish to receive this subscription, a refund of $9.00 is available from the supplier. To refuse the subscription and request the refund, please mail a copy of your Maryland Science Center Membership Card attached to your welcome letter (you will receive this via the mail in 5-10 business days via the mail) to: Customer Service at Popular Science, PO Box 6364, Harlan, IA 51593

You must mail the required information to the above address, within 30 days of your membership purchase to receive your subscription refund. The Maryland Science Center does not process this request. Phone the membership office at 410-545-5981 if you have any questions regarding this process.

**Participants in the ASTC Passport Program set their own reciprocal admission policies and restrictions. Before visiting, consult the ASTC List or phone ahead.

Maryland Science Center Members Get Discounts on ZipCar

No matter where you live, when you join Zipcar under the Maryland Science Center affiliate for just $30 (50% off the first year annual membership fee), we’ll slide $30 in driving credit into your account (that’s over 3 free hours in a Zipcar)! You’ll have access to Zipcars in New York, DC, Las Vegas and more! Join now! (Applicants must be approved by the Maryland Science Center as an affiliate. New Zipcar members only. Enter promotional code bal11mdsci at signup. Not valid with any other promotions.)