Directions & Parking
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.
We validate parking at these nearby garages:
- 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 providing you with a flat rate of $15.00 for the day.
- Use the Gallery Garage, enter from Calvert Street or South Street. Bring your parking ticket and receive a voucher providing you with a flat rate of $9.00 for the day.
- Use Arrow Parking Garage, located at 11 E. Lee Street between Light Street and Charles Street. Bring your parking ticket and receive a voucher providing you with a flat rate of $12.00 for the day.
Vouchers for all garages can be picked up at the Security Desk located on Level One. Use our interactive map below to view parking locations. Click on the “P” symbols for garage name and information.
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 Please note, previous rules regarding free parking at metered spaces are no longer in effect.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.
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
You can view all Parking Panda options below:
The Maryland Science Center has partnered with Uber for rides on-demand at the tap of a button.
Special Customer Offer
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.
Please see the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA).
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.
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.
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.