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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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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: This popular museum is located in Harborplace.

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Great museum

Great learning experience. My son loves it here. He was nine when we went and he learned so much at this museum. He even got to do lab experiments in their lab. Would def... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Stratford, New Jersey
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Stratford, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great learning experience. My son loves it here. He was nine when we went and he learned so much at this museum. He even got to do lab experiments in their lab. Would def recommend for kids 5 and up.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I like to go to science museums with the kids and fortunately have experienced quite a bit of them. that is why this was.why it was just a bit disappointing. Since we were on our way to Virginia we stopped here as a mid point rest. I have teens and it was really for younger kids. It looked like a... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Fun science museum. Kids kept moving from one exhibit to another, exploring the museum. Not great depth (I'm not sure how much content they actually learned), but they had a good time. Great views of the harbor. Fun to climb Federal Hill afterwards.

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Three levels of fun, interactive activities for all to enjoy. We took our 9 year old son here & he loved it so much we bought a Family membership which payed for itself after just three visits. We spent about 5 hours on our first visit & still couldn't see and do everything. We've visited 5 times now and still... More 

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Telford, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Coming from an area with great Science Centers, I know may be picky, but this Science center needs to update and refurbish some of the hands-on exhibits. The space exploration, Planetarium, Sci Lab and dinosaur exhibits were the best parts and looked the most presentable. The IMAX area, bathrooms and upper-level snack area need a lot of work and cleaning.... More 

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Northern Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

While the Science Center seems to be set up mainly for kids, our group ranged in age from 5 to 62 and EVERYONE found fun things to do. The hand-on activities are inviting, easy to figure out (9/10ths of my group was English-language learners) and fun. On a busy Sunday afternoon there was good traffic flow and no waiting at... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

So we came on a weekday during spring break, so no school groups. Before entering they brought out huge bins of bubbles which was a great way to attract attention. We didn't arrive until 2pm, knowing the museum closed at 5 but the woman at the front assured us we could see the imax and all the exhibits in the... More 

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Near Lake Placid NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Spent 4 hours in the science center and didn't see it all. The experiment area was well run, not just a massive herd of children fighting to see the same thing. This was the highlight of spring break for my daughter.

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Tucson
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Wonderful science museum that will delight the whole family. Thoughtful and well maintained exhibits highlight science, nature and discovery. Kids of all ages will enjoy visiting and the views of the inner harbor are just lovely. Great place and worth taking the time to visit.

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maryland
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118 reviews 118 reviews
29 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We got there right as the doors opened and got right in. Soon afterward, busloads of school kids swarmed the place. We then decided to start on the opposite route by going to the 3rd floor first and then work down while they worked up. It sort of worked...maybe should have went 2nd, 3rd then 1st....to keep ahead of the... More 

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