The Maryland Science Center’s operating hours starting from September 8 – March 24 are as follows:
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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.
The Maryland Science Center is at 601 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230. The main number is 410-685-2370.
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 on a first-come, first-served basis.
What’s not! While we are constantly in the process of designing new demonstrations, interactive carts, and lobby spectacles, we also continue to update our permanent exhibits. In the summer of 2018 we introduced two new exciting exhibits. On the second floor, Science Aglow introduces the entire electromagnetic spectrum with interactive activities about visible (and invisible!) light. In the Kids Room we opened a completely redone state-of-the-art water table that continues to be the gem of the 8-and-under area. Now through March 2019, we are undergoing exciting renovations to our IMAX theater–BIG changes for our GIANT screen!
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 two nearby garages, the Gallery 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.