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Maryland Science Center

601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230
410-685-5225
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Ranked #26 of 157 Attractions in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Description: This popular museum is located in Harborplace.
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

yes, I have not been here in a long while.... So I noticed that there are more stuff here than what I remembered them having. My son had a blast doing all the interactive stuff.. IMAX is a must...It was during the summer months so they had exploding trash can experiment and bubble for kids to play with, and the... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

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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618 reviews 618 reviews
488 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Hampstead
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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
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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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