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The Maryland Science Center is conveniently located at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore. The Science Center is accessible from I-95 and I-295 from the south, I-95 and I-83 from the north, and I-70 to the west. Light rail and MARC Trains stop at Camden Yards, only four blocks away from the Science Center.

Parking

We validate at two nearby garages.

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.  Or use the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Garage, enter on Lee Street between Light Street and Charles Street. Bring your parking ticket and receive a voucher valid for 25% off your parking total.  Vouchers for both garages can be picked up at the Security Desk located on Level One.

Disabled Driver Parking Spaces

Rules for the use of Disability Placards have changed in Baltimore City.  Properly credentialed vehicles can use designated metered spaces throughout the city and must pay the meter assigned to the space.  For Science Center guests, the closest meters are on Key Highway, across the street from the Maryland Science Center.  Look for signs and individual blue meters to park your vehicle in these designated spaces.  Please note, previous rules regarding free parking at metered spaces are no longer in effect.  For more information, including maps of meter locations click here.

Parking Panda

The Maryland Science Center has partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking next to the Science Center. Space is set aside at each location so that parking for the day(s) you select is 100% guaranteed.

Special Customer Offers

$10 Off Parking at 11 E Lee St

MSC11

Enter promo code MSC11 at checkout to automatically receive $10 off parking at the 11 E Lee St parking garage, directly across the street from the Science Center.
Click here to reserve parking at 11 E Lee St

25% Off Parking at 30 E Lee St

MSC30

Enter promo code MSC30 at checkout to automatically receive 25% off parking at the 30 E Lee St garage, across the street from the Science Center at the Royal Sonesta hotel.
Click here to reserve parking at 30 E Lee St

Holiday Parking Deal

20% Off Reserved Parking

HOLIDAY20

Enter promo code HOLIDAY20 at checkout to automatically receive 20% off parking at any private parking garage or reserved parking space near the Maryland Science Center. This deal is only valid through 12/31/14
Click here to view parking locations and reserve today

You can view all Parking Panda options below:



Uber

The Maryland Science Center has partnered with Uber for rides on-demand at the tap of a button.

Special Customer Offer

Sign Up for Uber with Promo Code

MDSCI

Sign up using code MDSCI and your first ride will be free up to $20.
Click here to sign up with code MDSCI

 

 

 

 

 

More details available at uber.com/baltimore.

Additional Parking Options

Other 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.

We encourage you to use one of the recommended surface lots for parking during your stay. On-street parking is limited, and fines are increased in this area due to residential parking permits and frequent special events in the area. Vehicles in violation of local parking restrictions are subject to fines and/or towing.

The Downtown Parking Lots & Garages Map displays locations for all parking facilities. To view and print the map, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download for free.

Transportation Options

Please see the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA).

 

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Directions

Driving Directions
601 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

From the NORTH:

I-95 South to Baltimore. Once you pass through the Fort McHenry Toll Facility, go through the far right tube of the tunnel, and stay in right lane. Once you emerge from the tunnel, the Key Highway exit (#55) is immediately on the right. Take the exit and move to the right lane. Make a right at the traffic light onto Key Highway. Follow Key Highway to the Maryland Science Center, which will be on your right.

OR

I-83 South into Baltimore until the expressway ends. Turn right onto Lombard Street and follow it to Light Street. Turn left onto Light Street. Stay to the left and follow Light Street to the traffic light at Key Highway. Bear left onto Key Highway (it’s not a straight-across intersection). The Maryland Science Center will be immediately on your left.

From the SOUTH:

I-95 North to Baltimore. Follow the sign to Downtown Baltimore. Take the exit to I-395. Follow the signs to the Inner Harbor downtown area. Turn right onto Conway Street. Follow Conway Street to Light Street. Turn right onto Light Street, move to the furthest left lane, and follow to the traffic light at Key Highway. Bear left onto Key Highway (it’s not a straight-across intersection). The Maryland Science Center will be immediately on your left.

OR

I-295, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, North to Baltimore. In Baltimore this route becomes Russell Street. Russell Street past stadiums on your right. Turn right onto Pratt Street after you pass Camden Yards. Turn right onto Light Street. Move to the furthest left lane and bear to the left at traffic light at Key Highway (it’s not a straight-across intersection). The Maryland Science Center will be immediately on your left.