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.
Follow the Blue Crab
Follow the Blue Crab — one of the region’s most important residents — and the spotlight of our exhibit focusing on the Chesapeake Bay and its relationship to Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic.
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.
Cells: The Universe Inside Us
Zoom into your own body to see the different cells that make up your heart, brain and bones. These trillions of cells are communicating with each other every moment of our lives.
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.
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.
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.
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, a brand new exhibit, introduces the electromagnetic spectrum, with an emphasis on visible light and its interactions with mirrors, motion, and time.
SciLab is a real laboratory environment where visitors become scientists — donning lab coats and safety goggles and conducting experiments at stations throughout the lab.
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.
Your Body: The Inside Story
Every ordinary day, extraordinary things are happening inside the human body. Your Body: The Inside Story explores a day in the life of the you, with an emphasis on the sounds, smells, sights, and sensations of everyday life.