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Maryland Science Center

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Address: 601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230-3803
Phone Number: 410-685-5225
10:00 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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Better for kids

This is a better spot for kids than adults, but still a cool place to go and get some knowledge. They had the bodies exhibit there a few years back, which was cool but creepy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Lakewood, Washington
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Lakewood, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a better spot for kids than adults, but still a cool place to go and get some knowledge. They had the bodies exhibit there a few years back, which was cool but creepy. They also have an Imax theater.

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Baltimore, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From dinosaurs to modern rocketry, this is one of the best science centers around. iMax theater shows all sorts of good movies as well. Kids will love it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Standard big city science museum. Areas that were particularly good and different include section on space and the universe as well as a nice exhibit on Maryland crabs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent, interactive museum for kids of many ages. Science, animals, space, etc. it's all there and even the most crazy kid can bounce from one exhibit to the next, while the more focused ones can linger. Nice location along the Harbor so you can make a day of it with the other activities nearby if you wish.

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Baltimore, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Allow at least three hours for this attraction. Maybe more if you go to the planetarium and IMAX shows. You can also watch all the demos and touch the displays you can touch. So much to do and so much to learn.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every September we try to participate in their Homeschool Days where for a minimal cost they offer classes, IMAX movies, and more for homeschoolers. Advance registration is a must. The best part is that the guardian and child's admission is included in the cost of the classes. The classes are good depending upon who is teaching the class. Some of... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The science center knows how to keep kids entertained and the theatre has very interesting films. You can spend hours enjoying the Science Center.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Located right on the harbor this museum is filled with fun activities for kids of all ages. As soon as you walk in you the dinosaur exhibit which is not only cock filled with information and fossils, there are tons of hands on activities for the kids to learn and have fun. Throughout the museum, there is lots to learn... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Located at the Harbor, my kids enjoyed this more than the National Aquarium. Lots of hands on and not that crowded on a Sunday afternoon in August. Many of the same type of hands on experiments found at other science/discovery centers but with added bonus of kids (3rd grade and up) being able to conduct five 10-15 min science experiments,... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We hadn't planned on going to the Science Center but decided to at the last minute. It's definitely geared towards children, but we had a good time anyway. There are a lot of hands-on exhibits, including a miniature tornado and Maryland blue crabs you can look at up close! We stumbled upon the planetarium just as it was starting and... More 

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