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Maryland Science Center

601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230-3803
+1 410-685-5225
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This popular museum is located in Harborplace.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“imax theater” (37 reviews)
“bed of nails” (27 reviews)
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601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230-3803
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+1 410-685-5225
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"imax theater"
in 37 reviews
"dinosaur exhibit"
in 36 reviews
"bed of nails"
in 27 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 35 reviews
"kids room"
in 22 reviews
"all ages"
in 60 reviews
"water table"
in 7 reviews
"inner harbor"
in 86 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 23 reviews
"blue crab"
in 9 reviews
"great for kids"
in 27 reviews
"third floor"
in 16 reviews
"school groups"
in 13 reviews
"older kids"
in 13 reviews
"family membership"
in 12 reviews
"rainy day"
in 15 reviews
"special events"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

we hadn't visited here in 15 years and loved our return visit. Very updated and interesting. We especially enjoyed the space section. It's a must visit place.

Thank Lori P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come to baltimore a lot and this was the first time I had been there! Absolutely loved it! My 1 year old had plenty to do and she loved it! the kid play room was an awesome addition although the water part was gone...More

Thank Melissa A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took my 10 year old son and had a blast. Though the price was expensive, there were a lot of hands on activities. We did not get the imax, but went to 2 shows in the planetarium. Place was not over crowded during the...More

Thank Blueiz1977
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interactive and well put together museum. It’s easy to find and right on the water. The kids were very engaged and the gift shop was great. They even had a penny press! Nice staff too! The only downside is parking is...More

Thank Devon B
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This is a great family place. There are lots of different activities and hands on exhibits for kids. The planetarium plays kid-friendly shows and is included in the exhibit fee. The IMAX is great as always, but it's not included in the exhibit fee, and...More

Thank Crangis M
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is a great place to visit with the family. There are a lot of nice exhibits and a gift shop. Once you are finished with the tour, you can stop by the food court for lunch or venture out to enjoy a meal downtown.

Thank Live_Luv2Travel
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

My eight year old son has fun using the hands on exhibits. It is a wonderful education experience. The regular events are good, but the special events are a little unorganized. We specifically traveled to the science center for a special event day they were...More

Thank Kenny S
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Visited with my daughters. The science exhibits were educational and fun. We enjoyed the planetarium show very much. We loved the science experiment show about polymer chemistry. Worth seeing. We spent three hours there and didn’t even do the IMAX.

1  Thank zachary p
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We visit here with our 18 month old and she has a blast! There are tons of interactive exhibits to explore and they don’t feel outdated or busted. There are plenty of self directed things and also places where educators mediate the activities and assist...More

1  Thank Brittany P
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

My 7 and 9 year old daughter and son love this place. We have maintained a family membership for several years. The regular exhibits are still holding our interest, but as they have gotten older, we have also appreciated the shed activities and the science...More

Thank BaltoThirtiesCouple
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Response from dpec421 | Reviewed this property |
I went with 2 adults and 1 child and we all enjoyed it. It comes down to how invested are you in participating in all the offerings. I did it all and loved it as much as my 12 year old. There is plenty for adults to do and... More
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2 July 2017|
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Response from Kristine412 | Reviewed this property |
My kids were 7 and 10 when we went and they both had fun. I didn't find this science center to be as interactive as others that we have been to around the country but the kids still enjoyed it. Unless your boys are very... More
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