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FAQs

How do I register for Homeschool Programs?

Registration information for Fall 2019 Homeschool Programs coming soon!

Where 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.

Where do we enter?

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.

Where do we park?

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 a flat rate of $15.00 for the day.
  • Use the Gallery Garage
    • Enter from Calvert Street or South Street. Bring your parking ticket and receive a voucher providing you with a flat rate of $9.00 for the day.
  • Use Arrow Parking Garage
    • Which is 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 $15.00 for the day. Please note that the Arrow Parking Garage is cash only.
What happens if we are late or can't make our program?

Late comers will still be admitted into their programming with the exception of programs held in the Planetarium. There are no refunds or exchanges on any portion of missed programming. In case of a weather incident, please refer to the weather incident policy.

Where can we eat?

The Science Center offers delicious, nutritious meals and snacks in Elements Café. We also offer a Brown Bag Zone for those who wish to bring their own food. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can I sit in a program with my child?

Parents are permitted to attend programming with their children and sit in the back of the class. Please be considerate to others enjoying programming and remove any younger siblings that may pose as a distraction.

My child is advanced. Can they attend a program with older children?

All programs are age specific. Children must be in age appropriate programming and must be the age of their programming by January 31, 2019.

Can we come in without doing programs?

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 $5.00 per person.

Can we add programming at the door?

Any programming that is available on the day of your visit can be added at the door.

What happens in the case of inclement weather?

If the Maryland Science Center is open for business in the event of inclement weather, you will not receive a refund and or be able to exchange your tickets. In the event the Maryland Science Center is closed, your cancelled programs will automatically be rescheduled to the week of Tuesday, January 22nd – Friday, January 25th. Your programs will take place the same day of the week as originally scheduled. No refunds will be issued if you cannot attend the rescheduled programs. Call the Maryland Science Center’s home school line after 7am for any closing or scheduling updates at 410-545-5945.