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Discounts & Promotions


Members visit free all year long. Plus they help the Maryland Science Center continue to be the best it can be through cutting edge exhibits, presentations, and large format films. And, your contribution is tax deductible. In addition to free exhibit hall admission, members enjoy discounts on IMAX film admission and admission to national touring exhibitions.

First Fridays

Every First Friday of the month from October – June the Maryland Science Center celebrates with discounted admission from 5:00-8:00pm. Admission for First Fridays includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during First Fridays. IMAX presentations are at 7:00pm, Planetarium presentations are at 6:00pm, and you will encounter live science during your visit.

PLEASE NOTE: The Kids Room, The Shed, and SciLab close at 6pm during First Fridays. Children under 3 are always free. Members are admitted to First Fridays free of charge. First Fridays hours are 5:00 p.m. – 8:00p.m. There are no advance ticket sales for this program. This program runs October – June.

Free Admission for Maryland Students

For the 2015-2016 school year Maryland school children are admitted to exhibit halls free of charge when visiting with their school group during the school year. In addition, field trip planners can add IMAX films, planetarium presentations, enrichment experiences and Observatory programs for very low additional fees. Click here to access our Field Trip Guide. Admission is by reservation only–phone 410-545-5929.