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Maryland Science Center

Address: 601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone Number: 410-685-5225
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Ranked #24 of 133 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: This popular museum is located in Harborplace.
Attraction details
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This popular museum is located in Harborplace.

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240 reviews 240 reviews
70 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I go to science museums everywhere I travel. I am from Chicago so the absolute gold standard (for me) is the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. This falls short of that, it is smaller and can easily be seen in a 2 hour session. There is an iMax theater that shows the usual plus some hollywood films (Night... More 

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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The exhibits cater to kids which is a science rarity today. I love the IMAX and the planetarium shows. The only negative thing is that it's so far from the rest of Inner Harbor. But then, we usually go for long weekends in March or December to celebrate birthdays. That's a long, cold walk but a very pleasant way to... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you go to this science center and find things that don't work do not be surprised. They probably won't be fixed if you go for a return visit. Glad I had a free pass as that nonsense gets old. Could be really nice but it is only fair. And don't get the popcorn or drinks at the IMAX. The... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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227 reviews 227 reviews
139 attraction reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is so much better than my local science center (MOSI). I really enjoyed all of the exhibits. I saw a few of the planetarium shows (We Are Aliens, Sky Live, and Universe Live) and enjoyed them all. The Sky Live and Universe Live are basically the same live presentation show, so in hindsight I really didn't need to see... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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372 attraction reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My wife and I spent an afternoon in this science center while there was not much going on that interested me at a conference in the nearby convention center. Like most science centers, it caters to kids (and thank goodness for that; we really need more places to excite the next generation about science and its value for our nation... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a must see if you or your children are into science, or just plain curious as to how things work. The shows are fantastic, but you need to plan on spending the better part of the day here in order to see it all.

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Morris County, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

This reminded us of WonderWorks but with even more science, which we love. We spent hours here and our young son (12 years old at the time) had an excellent time. We did too! Great place for families, be prepared to be on your feet for many fun-filled hours.

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Massapequa, New York, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

You can spend hours in this science center. My daughter is 10 and we all had a wonderful time. I think we were there 4 hours and wish we had more time to spend there. There are demonstrations in the lobby that were quick and fun as you walk around the place. Just wonderful.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
66 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place is seriously awesome. GREAT place to take your kids. There are a million things to do. A ton of different activities. Everything is educational but it is not the boring educational stuff (I am a kid at heart), it is really fun. I would definitely recommend and definitely go back.

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

yes, I have not been here in a long while.... So I noticed that there are more stuff here than what I remembered them having. My son had a blast doing all the interactive stuff.. IMAX is a must...It was during the summer months so they had exploding trash can experiment and bubble for kids to play with, and the... More 

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