General QuestionsWhat are your hours?
The Maryland Science Center’s current operating hours through June 30, 2023 are as follows:
Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Friday: 10:00am –4:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
*Please note: MSC will be closed to the public on Saturday, June 24 to set up for our annual Solstice gala.
Beginning July 1, 2023, MSC’s hours will be:
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Strollers are permitted in much of the Science Center-including our main exhibit halls. However, strollers are not permitted in any of our theaters. There is stroller “parking” near these areas or you can leave your stroller in our Coat Room.
Groups of 15 or more receive discounts on admission. Visit our group admission page. If you’re coming with a school group, please visit our Field Trip Planner.
The Maryland Science Center is at 601 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230. The main number is 410-685-2370.
No eating or drinking is allowed on our exhibit floors. We have made the decision to discontinue food service at this time. Elements Café is open for seating for those who bring their own food and drinks and vending will be available for our guests. The Brown Bag Zone is closed to all guests.
What’s not! While we are constantly in the process of designing new demonstrations, interactive carts, hands-on activities and we also continue to update our permanent exhibits.
In 2021, we introduced two new exciting exhibits! On the third floor, Math in Nature explores the patterns that make up the world around us and the different ways that nature relies on math. On the second floor, we opened You–The Inside Story, presented by Johns Hopkins Medicine, our newest and largest exhibit at over 12,000 square feet. This exhibit is a hands-on exploration of a remarkable machine we know as the human body, taking an interactive look at our senses and our unique traits and features, and challenging both the mind and muscles.
Right now, we’re working on completely revamping and updating our space exhibits on the second floor to give guests a more interactive experience while learning about our universe. MSC is always up to something new!
Yes! MSC is easily navigated with a wheel chair. Ramps and elevators will help you get to each level, and there are multiple rest rooms with wheelchair access. Visit our accessibility page for more information.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Maryland Science Center and the use of e-cigarettes is strictly prohibited.
The Science Center currently partners with three nearby garages: 414 Light Street Garage, Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Garage, and Arrow Parking Garage, to validate parking. Garage locations and validation rates can be found on our directions & parking page.
We have a free unattended coat room available for use to all guests.
Absolutely! Aside from visiting our normal exhibits, we have a variety of programs made just for adults! From music shows in the planetarium to drinks with dinosaurs, there’s sure to be something for everyone.