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Maryland Science Center

601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230
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Ranked #25 of 157 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Description: This popular museum is located in Harborplace.
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Memphis, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We have a bunch of grandchildren in various parts of the US and have visited children's museums in at least 10 different cities. This museum has great potential (it could be excellent) but it is very disappointing that so many of the educational exhibits are non-functional. The many exhibits and hands-on activities that are not working properly should be removed... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I have been to over twenty science museums, and this in my opinion is the best. I can see why it is rated as one of the top five museums in the country. It is spacious, (one never feels crowded), Exceptionally clean, and every exhibit is in working order, unlike some of the other museums I have been to. They... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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599 reviews 599 reviews
472 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This is a relatively small museum but great for when you don't have all day. It has a lot of interesting exhibits that are cool to see and for me that's what a museum is all about

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My wife and I were wandering the IH and figured what the heck lets see..... bottom line is if you have a ten year old gofor it... otherwise keep you $ in your pocket. The planetarium was the highlight of the visit....

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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

You will enjoy this museum. Something for every age! I bring my 3&7 year here all the time. Dinosaurs, kid room, electricity, etc.

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Frederick, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The good... 1) Very family oriented with hands-on exhibits tailored for children 2) Courteous, interactive staff members 3) Interesting live presentations (we stayed for a presentation on liquid nitrogen during our visit) 4) Small children are admitted for free The bad... 1) The admission price is a little hefty ($18.50 per adult), even though small children are free 2) Some... More

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Salisbury, Maryland, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My daughter (age 8) loved this place! My son on the other hand (age 12) was pretty bored. Exhibits seem to be focused for younger children.

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Baltimore, Maryland
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great, hand on experiences for kids of all ages to learn and have fun. Right on the harbor, easy walk to other attractions. My kids have been many times and always enjoy it. Great planetarium also.

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Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I'm not particularly interested in this type of attraction but took my son and his wife to pass some time. I wanted to run out the door almost immediately when I saw the ridiculous admission fee! I believe it was $18.50PP. We went through the exhibits and I wondered who put them together. To me they seemed very amateurish...for children...not... More

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Washington, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

As many of the reviews note, the Science Center is a very nice visit for a wide range of ages, perhaps 5 to adult. We were there with our two grandchildren, ages 11 and 13 and we spent 4 hours touring the facility, leaving at closing time at 6 PM. I was somewhat surprised by how much I enjoyed it... More

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