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Maryland Science Center

Address: 601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone Number: 410-685-5225
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Ranked #27 of 148 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
Hours:
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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Long Island, NY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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.

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Brambleton, Virginia, United States
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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.

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Westminster, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

After looking at the website and remembering fond memories of visiting the Air and Space Museum in Washington and the Franklin Institute of Science in Philadelphia I was sure that this would be an amazing experience. How wrong I was! First we went over to the dinosaur exhibit because I have always been wild about dinosaurs. There was one on... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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150 reviews 150 reviews
29 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I got the 6 person membership for my family as a Christmas gift. We went for the "Countdown to Noon" on New Year's Eve, and then I took my oldest daughter again later in the week. The Countdown to Noon was cool for the kids since they had a band called Milkshake, and the kids thought the ball dropping was... More 

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Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

With one day to sightsee we chose the Science Center over other inner harbor options. A little more price sensative....we were able to spend a half day checking out outer space, dinosaurs, learning about leverage (via tug of war), and a nice planetarium show. We still didn't see the whole place. My kids are 9 and 11. Each had a... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

This museum has it all for kids just learning to walk to adults. The kids room has an underwater cave with simulated submarine, water table and toddle room. Newtons Alley has everything gravity. Then of course the dinasaurs room! There is a planetarium and a tons of special events. What really impressed me is volunteers (?) all over the place... More 

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Honolulu
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253 reviews 253 reviews
76 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
62 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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229 reviews 229 reviews
140 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 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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