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Maryland Science Center

601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230
410-685-5225
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Ranked #16 of 153 attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Science Museums
Description: This popular museum is located in Harborplace.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
8 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You can spend all day here getting lost in the exhibits. It is a great place for kids. Sits in a great spot on the Harbor and short walk to Federal Hill, Harbor East or Fells Point. 3D IMax is great. The only thing that is lacking is a good restaurant. Food is terrible...fast food.

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Hampstead
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There is something for every age an interest. A crowd pleaser. Get the membership and enjoy science centers around the world at no extra cost!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

we are frequent visitors and highly recommend taking the kids, especially on days when all you can do is be indoors.

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Maryland
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136 reviews 136 reviews
38 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a well thought out and education institution for kids and adults alike, though a lot of the exhbiits are kid friendly so they can see how things work.

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Northfield, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We bought the Inner Harbor pass and this place was one of the places included. We were very disappointed on the number of exhibits that were broken.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Upon arrival we were greeted at the desk by a very rude and unhelpful employee. Although two different places, we were at the National Aquarium the day before and the employees there were incredibly polite, engaging and helpful. This was so not the case at the Science Center. All but one staff member made it seem like we were bothering... More

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Long Island
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A well designed but dated museum devoted to children. We were impressed at the numerous attempts to make science "hands-on" but several displays were broken. Pay extra for the planetarium - it was excellent. But get there early because the entire museum closes at 4 PM.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This museum is average at best. It is only enjoyable for kids under 12 and the exhibits have been the same for years. Combine that with the lack of staff and the uneconomical prices and you are in for one bad evening. There are many better things to do in Baltimore than this museum.

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

this is one of the best science center I have ever visited. My boys just love all of the hands on stuff to do. Definitely visit it if you are in Baltimore and happen to be in the Inner harbor which is right there next to the center.

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Selbyville, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Have trouble getting your child to not touch everything they see? This museum is built with the intent of letting children and adults have more of a hands on learning experience. There are exhibits for nearly every one of the sense and they are kid friendly. you may have trouble getting them to leave.

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