Free Admission For All Maryland Students
For over forty years any Maryland school student visiting the Science Center on a school field trip has been admitted free of charge. For many Marylanders, a field trip to the Science Center is a familiar rite of passage. Due to Covid-19 and online learning, there are few, if any, opportunities for schools to visit on a field trip. But we do not want students to miss their chance to visit our educational exhibits and be a part of our signature brand of science education.
Beginning this winter, all Maryland students will be admitted free of charge on any day we are open. Free admission is granted to any Maryland student (Pre-K – 12), including public, private and homeschool, showing proof of residency. Students can visit with friends or family, they do not have to be part of a school group. To receive free admission you must sign up using the button below. Please note student free admission has limited daily capacity and may not be available at the door.
Free admission is for students pre-K – 12th grade only.
Free Virtual Field Trips
Can’t come to the Maryland Science Center? Let the Science Center come to you with two free online field trips to choose from. These programs are turnkey science block content for the classroom, at-home instruction, or any educational setting.
From Head To Toe—35 minutes
Take a virtual tour of the Science Center’s exhibit Your Body: The Inside Story. This pre-recorded journey through the human body exhibit shows the extraordinarily cool (and sometimes gross) things your body does every day. Suggestions for follow up activities are also included in this online field trip.
Newton’s Playground—45 minutes
Take a virtual tour of MSC’s fan-favorite Newton’s Alley exhibit in this pre-recorded program. Study basic principles of physics like force and motion as staffers conduct a series of experiments. Suggestions for follow-up activities are also included in this online field trip.
Sign up for virtual field trips by downloading and emailing the form linked below below and receive instructions on how to access the program in your confirmation email or call 410-545-5929.