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Maryland Science Center

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Address: 601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone Number: 410-685-5225
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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This popular museum is located in Harborplace.

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This place is great!! I can't wait to get back to Baltimore to go again! The kids loved going there and the aquarium so we will have lots to do on our next trip!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great!! I can't wait to get back to Baltimore to go again! The kids loved going there and the aquarium so we will have lots to do on our next trip!!

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Thank Azriel S
Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a non-holiday weekday with a 9-year-old. There were only a few other visitors -- mostly school class trips. It cost about $20 per person. What a disappointment. At least a fourth of the hands-on exhibits were broken or out of order. The labels didn't explain any scientific principles. Even in the 'new' section, Science and Main, at least... More 

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1 Thank Spadina2
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only part that was amusing to my 5-6 year olds was the dinosaur part Other exhibits were outdated and didn't properly explain the experiments. Younger children would like it better

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Thank Cnmommy
San Diego, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hands on learning! Mini science experiments throughout. We did some magnet experiment and saw what X-rays look like. Also a gravity demonstration. Best genetics area and space area. My daughter made a space station, and a rover. Lots of fun!

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1 Thank Kathleen J
Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been to Baltimore dozens of times over the years - concerts, O's opening day, football games, concerts, socializing, Tall ships, zoo, aquarium, etc - I had never been to the Maryland Science Center before. Actually didn't even know where it was! So bummed I missed this.... This "science center / museum" is AWESOME!!! There is so much to do... More 

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1 Thank COTraveller33
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This museum was great. I never found myself bored. This is not only a great place for kids, but teens and adults as well. I recommend a trip to the science lab, where you can try hands on science experiments. Had lots of fun!

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Thank Hannah O
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We had a great time here while visiting Baltimore. The Science Center participates in the ASTC Travel Passport program; perfect for travelers. The planetarium was a great feature that not all children's and science museums offer. Really enjoyed it. The staff was helpful and eager to teach my kids about the planets. The museum also boasts many small hands-on exhibits... More 

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Thank adventurer478
New Castle, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

So much to see and experience here. There was more than enough to please the entire family, both the older and younger groups. If you're ever in the area looking for a family outing, especially on a rainy day, I would definitely recommend the Science Center.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I hadn't been here in over 20 years and now that my daughter is almost 4 and really into space and planets, I thought this would be a fun day trip for us. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and there are 3 floors of exhibits. First of all, the admission price was much more reasonable (about $58 for... More 

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Elkton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I haven't visited here since October 2011, so please disregard the visit date. This is a great museum. It was my husband's and my first date when we first started dating.

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