At the Maryland Science Center, all Maryland schools visit for FREE!
Science Beyond the Classroom, Powered by Constellation provides free admission to all Maryland students, teachers and chaperones who visit the Science Center on field trips. 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). Free admission support is also provided by the Maryland Department of Education, The Kahlert Foundation, Transamerica Foundation, Delaplaine Foundation, The John J. Leidy Foundation, Goldsmith Family Foundation, and our generous donors.
Check out our 2022-2023 Field Trip Guide!
Our Field Trip Guide includes everything you need to know to book a field trip to the Maryland Science Center for your school. Field Trip reservations for the 2022-2023 school year are now open.
To schedule field trips, give us a call and 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.
Contact our Reservation Office to book your field trip!
- Call us at 410.545.5929
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Current Reservations Office hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
Book your field trip for the 2022-2023 school year today! You can book a field trip by contacting the MSC reservations office by phone Wednesday-Sunday from 10am-4pm or by email. Please note the offices are closed Monday and Tuesday and reservations 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.
Don’t miss out on all of MSC’s other opportunities we have for school groups!
Check out our complete 2022-2023 Opportunities Guide.
Field Trip Resources for Educators
Make your students’ field trip one they will never forget! Check out all of our resources meant to supplement and support a field trip to the Maryland Science Center, including Scavenger Hunts, a Dino Challenge Tornado Modeling Challenge and more!
Relate exhibits, shows, and programs at the Maryland Science Center back to the classroom through our Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Maryland Early Learning Standards, and Maryland College and Career-Ready Math Standards (MCCR) guides.
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.
You – The Inside Story
Take a look at our senses, unique traits and features, and take on challenges for both the mind and muscles.
Dinos roam and roar as you and your fellow paleontologists explore excavation sites and dig pits.