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Maryland Science Center

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This popular museum is located in Harborplace.
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601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230-3803
+1 410-685-5225
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Center caters to children because they have a large area of hands on activities. They didn't have many films or planetarium shows.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank amysG8179GO
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I had a couple of hours left before I headed for Dulles Airport so visited Maryland Science Centre in Baltimore. Lots of science stuff for kids and big kids like me (grandma age). The highlight was a real bed of nails to try out, surprisingly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christina J
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Lots of hands on exhibitions and plenty of staff around to enhance the experience. We brought an 8-year-old and some of it seemed overly simple----but he loved being there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Went with my 6 and 9 year old boys. It was a fantastic experience. We were there from open to close and maybe could have been there longer. Really enjoyed Newton's alley and the planetarium. Another unexpected highlight was the individual carts that were in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark Y
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Interactivity is what this museum is all about. Great science, well presented, this is a good half day activity for families, large groups or singles of any age.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Drbrooks4337
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I had been to Baltimore so many times and I finally went into this place. Some may find it disappointing as there are things you can see at other museums, but I thought that it was good. I enjoyed the IMAX movie about the National...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We love this museum and go every few months. As my kids grow and change , they always find new things that interest and fascinate.Currently, we love the planetarium, human body, paper airplane flying and the building areas. The dino area is great also, we've...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank wannatravelalways
Reviewed August 15, 2018

The Maryland Science Center is wonderful! You are able to make a heart beat; have your height measured from a "laser" above your head; see how your eyes work, your lungs work; make electricity...and on and on! Another wonderful feature is that it is free...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank kaypsu76
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We went as a family with one teenager, a ten year old and a two year old. There were so many interactive things for all ages. There was an area for younger kids with water tables and they supply aprons so they don’t get soaked....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank familyhunter77
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I accompanied our daughter and young granddaughter to the Maryland Science Center. As elementary school teachers (one retired and one soon to be retired) we were both very impressed with the interactive exhibits, children’s room, and staff. The only down side was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from dpec421 | Reviewed this property |
I went with 2 adults and 1 child and we all enjoyed it. It comes down to how invested are you in participating in all the offerings. I did it all and loved it as much as my 12 year old. There is plenty for adults to do and... More
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Response from Kristine412 | Reviewed this property |
My kids were 7 and 10 when we went and they both had fun. I didn't find this science center to be as interactive as others that we have been to around the country but the kids still enjoyed it. Unless your boys are very... More