Bring your homeschooler to MSC for hands-on STEM opportunities!
Homeschool Workshops take place twice a year—in September and January, and include opportunities such as enrichment programs, IMAX films, planetarium programs, and more. Admission to our exhibit halls is free to all homeschoolers on the day of the program with prepaid registration.
The January 2024 schedule is now available! Read more about each of these programs and start planning your schedule. Registration opens on Wednesday, December 13 at 10:00 am.
|Time||Wed 1/10||Thur 1/11||Fri 1/12|
|10:30||Beaks & Feathers, Ages 5-7||Fantastic Plastic, Ages 7-9||To the Moon and Back, Ages 6-8|
|Animate the Moon, Ages 9-12||Chesapeake Bay Science, Ages 14-18||Ziplock Chemistry, Ages 8-13|
|11:30||Practice the Process, Ages 4-5||Marvelous Me, Ages 4-5||Math Detectives, Ages 4-5|
|Beyond Your Backyard Sky, All Ages||Eclipsing the Sun, Ages 8-18||Shapes in the Night Sky, Ages 5-8|
|Funky Fungi, Ages 6-8||Botany Basics, Ages 7-8||Trees Through Time, Ages 10-12|
|Synthetic Biology, Ages 13-18||Nature Journaling, Ages 9-12||Wind & Waves, Ages 8-10|
|12:30||Backyard Wilderness 3D IMAX||A Beautiful Planet 3D IMAX||Extreme Weather 3D IMAX|
|Jitter Critters, Ages 12-14||Terrarium Ecosystems, Ages 7-9|
|Sudsy Science, Ages 5-6||The “Hole” Truth About Light, Ages 10-12|
|Family STEAM Festival|
|1:00||Family STEAM Festival|
|1:30||Family STEAM Festival|
|2:00||Family STEAM Festival|
Homeschool Workshop Pricing
Valid Wednesday-Friday Only, January 10 – 12, 2024
|Program||Students Ages 3-18||Chaperones|
|MSC Theater Programs||$8.50||N/A|
|Family Science Festival||$5.00||$5.00|
Everyone ages 3+ needs a ticket to get into the Planetarium, IMAX, MSC Theater, and Family Science Festival during Homeschool.
*Exhibits Only admission can be purchased in person at the door, no advance registration will be accepted. All same day sales will be charged the admission fee. All homeschoolers participating in additional programs with advanced paid registration will have free admission to the exhibits for that day.
Inclement Weather Policy: If the Maryland Science Center is closed during the original date of this program, the make-up date will be during the week of January 17th– 19th. Your program will happen on the same day of week and time of the original program. Should there a be a weather incident our website will be updated by 7am for that days’ programming. You will only receive a refund if we are closed during the make-up week.
Interested in visiting during another part of the school year?
Homeschool Co-ops are welcome to use our opportunities guide to book a field trip to the Maryland Science Center. The Maryland Science Center will also travel to you! Information on our Traveling Science Programs and Family Science Nights can also be found inside our opportunities guide. View Guide.
FAQsWhere is the Maryland Science Center?
We are located at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at the intersection of Light Street and Key Highway. Our physical address is 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230.
Homeschoolers attending the Homeschool event should use the Constellation Energy Learning Entrance located on the Key Highway side of the building. Do not use the main Harborside Entrance. Please note we will begin the check-in process at 10am.
We validate parking at three nearby garages. Vouchers for all garages can be picked up at the Security Desk located on Level One.
*Use the Royal Sonesta Garage, enter on Lee Street between Light Street and Charles Street. Bring your parking ticket and receive a voucher providing you with flat rate of $15.00 for the day.
*Use 414 Light Street Parking, enter on Conway 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.
*Use Federal 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. Please note that the Federal Parking Garage is cash only.
Yes, please print your tickets at home or save them to your electronic device. You will be checked into each program using your tickets or our computer-generated registration list.
Late comers will still be admitted into their programming with the exception of programs held in the Planetarium and MSC Theater. For your safety, you will not be able to re-enter the planetarium if you leave once the presentation starts. There are no refunds or exchanges on any portion of missed programming.
We currently do not have food services. Our café does have vending machines. You are welcome to bring your lunch or leave and return.
Due to capacity issues, we only have space for the students that are registered. Please note everyone attending the Davis Planetarium and IMAX Theater age 3 and up must purchase a ticket.
All programs are age specific. Children must be in age-appropriate programming and must be the age of their programming by September 30, 2023.
Yes! If you plan to just tour the exhibits only, and are not participating in any programs, you do not need to register in advance. You will, however, need to register on the day you come in to tour the exhibits. Exhibits only admission fee is $10 per person.
Any programming that is available on the day of your visit can be added at the door. The Exhibits only fee applies to all same day door sales.
If you are just visiting the exhibit halls you can use your membership. All homeschool programming: enrichment programs, IMAX, and planetarium shows are not available to the public and require special tickets.
If the Maryland Science Center is closed due to inclement weather during the original date of this program, the make-up date will be announced. Your program will happen on the same day of the week and time of the original program. Should there be a weather incident, our website will be updated by 7am for that day’s programming. You will only receive a refund if MSC has to close during the make-up week.
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