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Maryland Science Center

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Address: 601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone Number:
+1 410-685-5225
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

This popular museum is located in Harborplace.

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Dinosaurs to Science Lab

The kids like the dinosaur area (they first went there on a school trip). They like the geophysics/meterorology. The Science Lab was for kids in intermediate grades and offers... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hollister, California
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Hollister, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids like the dinosaur area (they first went there on a school trip). They like the geophysics/meterorology. The Science Lab was for kids in intermediate grades and offers experience in doing experiments (test for unknowns-acid or base, or find blood types)..The younger one liked the aerodynamics (paper airplanes). Even younger kids like the building with blocks...Lots to do for... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes - we've been back a few times now, and although it's great for kids (especially rainy days).... it's also great for adults.. And we finally hit the "harbor room" - the one that faces out over the Inner Harbor from the second floor; and more of Newton's Room. This room is good for the 3-7 yr olds, as it's... More 

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Brunswick, Md.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had heard a LOT about the Science Center. We were not too thrilled with our experience, and especially for the expensive price. It would be GREAT for those with smaller children.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently returned to the Maryland Science Center after several years. Our teenage daughters happily spent over 2 hours exploring all the displays. We were surprised at how few visitors there were during Christmas break. It made for a very pleasant visit with no wait time. A few displays were out of order, but the majority were functional. The topics... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A great place to introduce your family of all ages to basic scientific concepts in a fun hands on environment. If you think you may go more than once, buy a membership as it pays for itself in two visits. Also a little know, fabulous benefit of membership is that your membership will allow you free entry to over 90... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I go to the inner Harbor a lot, and I have never noticed this place. We were with friends who are members of the Richmond science center and they were able to get free admission here, so we joined them. Within 20 minutes, my 14-year-old told me, "I could spend all day here." We saw an IMAX show and two... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We took our five year old with cousin and friend for a fun-filled adventure. We made it through maybe half of what the Science Center had to offer and the kids can't wait to go again! Lots of fun for the kids and parents alike :) The location is spectacular! I could really see us making a day out of... More 

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Hurley, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Bought a family membership for son's family and they use it regularly. Our 2 1/2 yer old grandson dragged us around the museum. He never gets tired of going there. Lots of hands on activities for kids of many ages. The pass gives the ability for guests to go on the same card so when grandparent visit, they can take... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Like the Franklin Museum in Philly, this is a hands-on place where kids get to explore and learn. If you are with two kids in the 4-6 range, figure on 3 hours, but get them something to eat mid-way. There are plenty of rooms large and small to visit and they don't even realize that they are learning. And neither... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I went there with my almost 3-year old son, husband and his parents. Everyone enjoyed it. Right when you enter, there are many hands on exhibits to test scientific principles. We all split up into our own little area and spent at least 20 minutes right there! Before heading elsewhere. The planetarium is free with admission and they have a... More 

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