From astronomy to paleontology, the human body to physics and phenomena, the Science Center is packed with innovative exhibits that demonstrate the wonders of scientific discovery with a focus on open-ended exploration.
In the Dinosaur Mysteries exhibit you're the paleontologist. Walk under, over, and through a landscape filled with over a dozen full-size dinosaurs, dig pits, a field lab, excavation site and other areas of discovery.
Enter the Kids Room; a space dedicated to young children and learning through play. Splish and splash in water play, operate the fish cam in the submarine, dress-up like a turtle, and send messages through a pneumatic tube on the ceiling.
Life Beyond Earth
Are we alone in the Universe? Is there other life on distant planets or moons? Explore new discoveries of extreme life on Earth and how they suggest where life might exist on planets and moons in our Solar System.
Math in Nature
Dive into one of our newest exhibits to explore the different ways that nature relies on math. Recreate and demonstrate the very same patterns that show up in the natural world in Exploring Math in Nature.
Walk into Newton’s Alley, and you’ll quickly see why this is one of the Science Center’s most popular exhibits. Pull yourself up to the stars in a chair. Play a string-less harp. Touch a cloud. See sound. Everything in Newton’s Alley is driven by people power.
It takes an amazing combination of intricate elements to make turning on the light switch as commonplace as tying your shoes. Power Up! Is the Science Center’s exhibit on everything electric.
Science & Main
Take a walk down Main Street and disover how science interacts with your everday life. Wander past iconic Baltimore landmarks while solving puzzles, exploring physics, and completing engineering challenges.
Science Aglow introduces the electromagnetic spectrum, with an emphasis on visible light and its interactions with mirrors, motion, and time.
Participate in a real laboratory environment where visitors conduct experiments to investigate chemical and biological phenomena.
Through different interactive experiences you may make a model of a crater, discover the ingredients of a comet, understand the vacuum of space, and simulate experiments done by NASA probes and rovers.
Come see what we’re making today! Learn a new skill, create an invention and find a solution to a design challenge through drop-in activities each day as well as different event and programs throughout the year.
You – The Inside Story
Discover the story of the incredible machine that is your body! Take a look at our senses, unique traits and features, and take on challenges for both the mind and muscles.