General QuestionsWhat are your hours?
The Maryland Science Center’s current operating hours are as follows:
Monday – Wednesday: Closed
Friday: 10:00am –4:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 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.
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, 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. Right now, we’re working on creating a new exhibit space on the third floor, Exploring Math in Nature —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.