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Home School FAQs


Where is the Maryland Science Center?
We are located at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at the intersection of Light Street and Key Highway. Our physical address is 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230.

Where do we enter?
Homeschoolers attending the Homeschool event should use the Constellation Energy Learning Entrance located on the Key Highway side of the building. Do not use the Main Harborside Entrance.

Where do we park?
We validate at the Arrow Parking Garage, located at 11 E. Lee Street between Light Street and Charles Street.  Bring the parking ticket and receive a voucher providing you with a flat rate of $9.00 for the day.  We also validate at the Royal Sonesta Garage.  Enter on Lee Street from Light Street.  Bring your parking ticket and receive a voucher valid for 25% off your parking total.  You can pick up your voucher at the Security Desk located on Level One. Parking lots and pay spaces on Light Street and Key Highway are within walking distance of the Science Center. Metered spaces along Light Street and Key Highway are also available.

What happens if we are late or can’t make our event?
Late comers will still be admitted into their programming with the exception of programs held in the Planetarium. There are no refunds or exchanges on any portion of missed programming. In case of a weather incident, please refer to the weather incident policy.

Where can we eat?
The Science Center offers delicious, nutritious meals and snacks in Beakers Café. We also offer a Brown Bag Zone for those who wish to bring their own food. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can I sit in a program with my child?
Parents are permitted to attend programming with their children and sit in the back of the class. Please be considerate to others enjoying programming and remove any younger siblings that may pose as a distraction.

My child is advanced, can he/she attend a program with older children?
All programs are age specific. Children must be in age appropriate programming and must be the age of their programming by January 31, 2015.

Can we come in without doing programs?
Yes! If you plan to just tour the exhibits only, and are not participating in any programs, you do not need to register in advance. You will, however, need to register on the day you come in to tour the exhibits. Exhibits only admission fee is $4.00 per person.

Can we add programming at the door?
Any programming that is available on the day of your visit can be added at the door.