We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Maryland Science Center

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone Number: 410-685-5225
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: This popular museum is located in Harborplace.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 431 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 226
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Most recent review
Had to Force Her To Stop Playing

My 7 year old daughter loved it all!! It was a bit crowded with school groups so we missed some of her favorites, but she could have played much longer. I do wish there was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Heather W
Add Photo Write a Review

431 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My 7 year old daughter loved it all!! It was a bit crowded with school groups so we missed some of her favorites, but she could have played much longer. I do wish there was a traveling exhibit! Guess we need to plan more time next trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Most people gravitate towards the National Aquarium, and while that's a worthwhile see, the Maryland Science Center is much more interesting, interactive and in my opinion it's much more fun, especially for kids. There's everything from great exhibits, space exploration, the IMAX theater, a planetarium, and so on. If you're visiting from out of town with your kids, take a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I am a local and have been many times. I have so much fun every time. Be sure and make this a stop if visiting Baltimore. Bonus-its literally steps away from so many other great stops (aquarium, harborplace shopping, great restaurants), you can make this part of a great day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dagsboro, Delaware
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
62 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This might not be the biggest science center I have attended but I was struck by the unusually thoughtful engagement on the part of kids I watched working their way through the exhibits. Too often kids will mindlessly push, pull, spin, and otherwise try to control anything their hands can grab without paying attention to what's happening and why. Somehow... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We visited the Maryland Science Center on a rather busy day with young children, so we did not really get to investigate all that it has to offer. However the exhibits we did see/use made for educational fun. My family and I had a great time.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oxford, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

There was so much to do & see. Great for all ages. Best part was that my family played together & explored together.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Odenton, Maryland, United States
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
38 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I chaperoned a school trip & was pleasantly surprised. There are plenty of activities for the kids to interact with-in a vast array of areas of study. The only drawback is that the kids need to take the time to read the displays & they are too busy having fun to do so. The exhibits are colorful, interesting & informative.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We love this place. We have a family membership and usually spend a weekend day when we are in town. We've been 5 or 6 times and we still haven't seen it all. One of our favorites is the kid's room on the top floor. There are plenty of activities for younger kids. We also like try the different activities... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Island, NY
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

This was a nice place to go. It doesn't take more than two hours to go through so it leaves plenty of time for other attractions in inner harbor. It is worth the visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brambleton, Virginia, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Family loved the IMAX railroad movie and the planetarium show on black holes. Excellent location near the inner harbor with other things to do and places to eat in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Maryland Science Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Maryland Science Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?