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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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11:00 am - 5:00 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

This popular museum is located in Harborplace.

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Great place for kids

Fun exhibits for curious kids. I went along as a chaperone with my daughter's school. My favorite part was the session they had to create a piece of engineering with supplies... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun exhibits for curious kids. I went along as a chaperone with my daughter's school. My favorite part was the session they had to create a piece of engineering with supplies provided by the museum host.

Thank crm79
Brooklyn Park, Maryland
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a real treat for the entire family. all aspects of science. love all of it but save your money for eating and visit one of many places right behind it on light street

Thank Author T
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was hooked as soon as I walked in the front door and saw some kids launching a tennis ball in the air using air pressure. Check out the Gyroscope brief case on the first floor too! They've done a great job on the exhibits and help parents start to explain the world their children live in. For younger kids... More 

Oceanside, California
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155 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hope I visit here much earlier and more often; it's a amazing place to visit and so much to see and walking around. A great experience and location right at the Inner Harbor.

Thank adac1121
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's very easy to spend a fun 2 to 5 hours here with kids. Younger kids will love the water table and kids room, while older kids can do the various activities the staff have set up around the museum. One day admissions are a bit expensive, but there are often discounted memberships on daily deal sites and other places.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting. Rundown. Needs some inspired leadership, but unlikely to get it. Many exhibits inoperable. Volunteers valiantly try to make it a good experience. Movie theatre and Planeterium are great.

Thank WW2VET
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here on Sunday October 25 and had a great time. My daughter lived digging for dinosaur bones and the kids room. She really wanted to see starts and I hoped to take her to the planetarium but knew she wouldn't sit through a show. I liked the room with the earth near the planetarium. I was surprised at... More 

Thank amy n
Kingston, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This was my second visit to the science center, the last having been almost a decade ago. My wife and I visited the first time, and we both found the place lacking in experience, seeming more like a playground for toddlers. This time, I took my son, expecting the same. Boy, was I wrong!! They have upped the quality of... More 

Thank JamesBishop52
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Took my daughter and grandson. Spent a good amount of time playing with all the exhibits. Had lunch at facility also.

Thank SDSandiJ
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85 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Lots of traveling exhibits and permanent collection. Interactive exhibits and lots of special events. Went here for a New Year's celebration -all you can see and do for $25 several years ago. Left the Science Center to see the fireworks. Should have stayed inside the Center. IMAX films are great too.

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