At the Maryland Science Center, all Maryland schools visit for FREE!
At the Science Center, our hands-on exhibits form the core of our educational initiatives and are the foundation of our school enrichment programs. Our three exhibit floors provide unique learning experiences that can’t be recreated in the classroom. All Maryland schools can explore our general exhibits for FREE (non-Maryland schools for a discounted rate).
Check out the 2020-2021 Field Trip Guide today!
This guide includes everything you need to know to book a field trip for your school or schedule a visit by our Traveling Science Program. To schedule field trips, call 410-545-5929! Just make sure you have the following information handy so that our reservationists can help you quickly:
- Intended date of trip
- Alternate date (just in case!)
- Class size
Or, fill out our field trip request form. The form must be filled out using Adobe Reader. And remember: there must be 1 chaperone per every 10 students.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Relate exhibits, shows, and programs at the Maryland Science Center back to the classroom through our Next Generation Science Standards guide.
Free General Admission Access
Your free admission gets you access to all our general admission exhibits! Some of our favorites include:
An interactive exhibit filled with the phenomena of physics
Your Body: The Inside Story
Sights, sounds, smells, and sensations come together to show the science of everyday life
Dinos roam and roar as you and your fellow paleontologists explore excavation sites and dig pits
Book your field trip today! You can book a field trip by calling the MSC reservations office Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm at 410-545-5929. Reservations are accepted by phone only and must be made at least FOUR WEEKS before your visit. The Maryland Science Center does not admit groups without reservations. A confirmation will be mailed to you prior to your scheduled visit. You will pay upon arrival with cash, check, or credit card. Checks should be made payable to the Maryland Science Center. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. We will not accept purchase orders from, nor will we invoice, out of state groups.
For more information on planning your reservation, please view our 2020 Opportunities Guide.