Maryland Science Center
Serving more than half a million visitors per year, the Maryland Science Center is one of Baltimore Inner Harbor's main attractions. Entertaining and educational to the young and old alike, it is undoubtedly one of the city's most exciting places to visit. With hands-on exhibits and spectacular displays in the wonderful world of science and technology, the Maryland Science Center is a great way to gain hands on experience and first-hand knowledge.
One of the oldest scientific institutions in the United States, the Maryland Science Center Science Center, commonly referred to as the Science Museum, is a reputable learning center for all ages and was originally a meeting place for an amateur scientific society where members would discuss papers on a variety of natural science topics.
At the Maryland Science Center you'll find three floors of demonstrations to exercise your imagination and challenge your mind. See exciting combustible reactions, eye-boggling optical illusions and learn about lasers. Hands-on exhibits include a voyage through the human body and learning how microbes work for us. Traveling exhibits abound, so there's always something new see and learn.
The Science Center has become such a spectacular experience that it's hard to believe it has been around since 1976. With a larger than life, five-story 3D IMAX Movie Theater, complete with surround sound and stadium seating, the objects seem to leap off the screen, looking real enough to touch and making you feel like you're IN the movie! Just put on your 3D glasses and prepare for an incredible adventure to fantastic places like the land of dinosaurs, the Nile or the Bayou. The IMAX Theater offers a variety of changing shows and features.
Maryland Science Center's Davis Planetarium features programs to explore the sky and discover space exploration. Travel the night sky to examine the sun and stars and learn astronomy to identify stars and constellations with the Sky Alive program or with friends from Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Or travel to distant galaxies in Beyond the Nine while relaxing in total comfort.
Planning a Visit to the Maryland Science Center
View planets and stars from the telescope in the observatory, dig for dinosaur bones, lay back and enjoy the night sky in the planetarium or become a DNA investigator. Let your senses and your mind wander as you get in on the many sights to see and activities to engage at the Maryland Science Center.
Visit the Maryland Science Center's plan your visit pages for hours, pricing, show times and exhibit offerings. Then be sure to add the Maryland Science Center to your Baltimore vacation planner.
Plan your trip!
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