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Maryland Science Center

601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230
410-685-5225
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Ranked #22 of 157 attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Description: This popular museum is located in Harborplace.
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Demotte, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This place was way more than what I was expecting. Most of the museum is hands on and interactive, very neat place for kids to learn and have fun, and adults also! Planetarium was just your basic, look at the stars thing, but kids would still enjoy it. Be prepared to spend at least 3 hours here if your doing... More

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Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We've been to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, and the Maryland Science Center was just as great. Exhibits were very interactive and they had different interests for everyone. We weren't interested in the dinosaurs but there was a crowd of children in that area. The floor with the Human Body exhibits was of the most interest to my young... More

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Central, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

On our first family trip to the Inner Harbor we needed activities that kept everyone happy. Our family consists of three kids, ages 11, 8, and 3. After enjoying ourselves at "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" the Science Center popped up as an attraction on Google Maps - on my phone. We opted to check it out. We were not... More

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This museum is very kid/family oriented. They have an awesome dinosaur exhibit, which I spent a LOT of time in with my boyfriend. On the second floor, they have cool little interactive things that people can do like the whisper discs and little educational videos. They also have a planetarium and an IMAX theater. The third floor was closed when... More

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Rochester, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Lots to see and do after the obligatory dino exhibit! Cool human body/perception exhibits. Volunteers stationed about for daily activities you can drop into to participate. Like all crowded places - I'd avoid on busy days to enjoy this the most. In the space exhibit, they have weighed canisters that have been duct-taped. Why don't they just replace these? A... More

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harrisburg, pa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was a very fun way to spend a rainy day. The kids loved the dinosaur exhibit! There was a lot to do and if they participate in the Museum pass admission. If you buy a pass, you can visit various museums in the USA without having to pay for admission. Look into that before going!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We really enjoyed our Science Center Trip, so much so we became members and have gone back three times in the two months since joining. They allow you to bring your own food and have an area inside where you can consume it, or you can go outside to eat at the next door rash fiend, or just on the... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place should not be ranked in the 20s on trip advisor! It was fabulous!! My 9 year old loved it better than than the Smithsonian! 3 levels of interactive fun for kids and you can leave/return all day plus teachers are free!! From dinos to the science area to the human body to building in the shed, this place... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

With the Baltimore Aquarium taking center stage at the Inner Harbor (as it should) this museum is overlooked. It is on the far side of the Inner Harbor - walking distance. It is a terrific museum for children. There are life size dinosaur fossils, There is an area for preschool as well as school age children.You could spend the day... More

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Central PA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A great reason to take the kids to inner harbor. From physics to paleontology. Rotating exhibits keep it fresh if you return. Get a membership -- reciprocal privileges with other museums make it a bargain. IMAX, planetarium.

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