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FAQs

 

What are your hours?
The Maryland Science Center’s current operating hours are valid through April 6, 2014.  They are as follows:
Mondays: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm

Can I bring in a stroller?
Strollers are permitted in much of the Science Center-including our main exhibit halls. However, strollers are not permitted in any of our theaters. There is stroller “parking” near these areas or you can leave your stroller in our Coat Room.

Can I bring my group?
Sure, groups of 15 or more receive discounts on admission. Visit our group admission page. If you’re coming with a school group please visit our Field Trip Planner.

What is the phone number and street address?
The Maryland Science Center is at 601 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230. The main number is 410-685-2370

Can I eat in the building?
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 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can I just see an IMAX film or just go to the traveling exhibit?
Most Science Center ticket options begin with base admission to the Science Center. IMAX films and traveling exhibitions are add-on options that are specially priced and packaged along with base admission for your convenience. Premium IMAX films, which are best known as the Hollywood Blockbuster films, may be purchased separately and are a different cost than a Classic IMAX film. With so much to see and do at the Maryland Science Center—and new IMAX films and exhibitions on their way—why not make a day of it? Or consider membership—base admission is free for members and IMAX films and traveling exhibitions are available at a discount. The Science Center does offer Classic IMAX Only tickets after 4:00 pm on certain days of the week.

What’s New at the Science Center?
What’s not! The Science Center is completely transformed and doubled in size. Since re-opening in May of 2004 the Science Center has welcomed hundreds of thousands of guests into its new exhibit halls, and theaters. Three levels of all new exhibits in bright, open, sunlit galleries, new eating options, easy ticketing in a massive new atrium, and seating throughout the building have completely remade the Science Center experience. On floor explainers, constantly changing IMAX films and traveling exhibits, and special events and promotions mean that a visit to the Science Center is always different.

Is the MSC wheelchair accessible?
Yes! The MSC is easily navigated with a wheel chair. Ramps and elevators will help you get to each level, and there are multiple rest rooms with wheelchair access. In addition, the individual in a wheelchair may be dropped off at the Key Highway entrance (stop in our bus lane to help them inside), and then you may park your car. Please note that any car with a handicap placard or plate may park in a metered space in Baltimore City for double the allotted time printed on the face of the meter (not to exceed four hours). Example: if the meter is a one hour meter, you may park for two hours; if the meter is an four hour meter, you may park for eight hours.