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Maryland Science Center

Address: 601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone Number: 410-685-5225
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Ranked #26 of 314 things to do 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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Dagsboro, Delaware
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166 reviews 166 reviews
61 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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 

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South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

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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.

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Odenton, Maryland, United States
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187 reviews 187 reviews
36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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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 

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Long Island, NY
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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
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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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159 reviews 159 reviews
29 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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41 reviews 41 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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