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Maryland Science Center

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Address: 601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone Number:
+1 410-685-5225
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

This popular museum is located in Harborplace.

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Fantastic multi-story, interactive science center. Staff are engaging and focused on making science fun and understandable for all ages. Do not miss the activity in the Shed if... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic multi-story, interactive science center. Staff are engaging and focused on making science fun and understandable for all ages. Do not miss the activity in the Shed if you have older elementary aged kids!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Group had fun with all the hands on exhibits and the Imax experience. Very good if you are looking for a rainy day activity at Inner Harbor..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had not heard any reviews from friends on this venue but decided to give it a try and I was pleasantly surprised. We took our 4 yr old twins and they had a blast. The hands on exhibits are plentiful! Lots to see and do!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a great operation going here. There is an IMAX showing for nearly every taste, and the place is full of hands-on things for kids and adults alike. It would be a good rainy day activity or something to do for a few hours. Classy.

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I just joined as annual members and did not want to leave. Our daughter and all of the other children were just amazed inside. Lots of science and other experiments to observe and interact with. Our daughters favorite was the medical lab when you actually got to conduct experiments and achieve the results as if you were... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This visit can be short to long but if you keep it short you will miss interesting interactive sites. Bring a camera and take pics of family members discovering.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first visit in 30+ years. The Science Center has changed as has the rest of Baltimore. Technology has influenced every thing. We went to see the Planetarium with the granddaughters. Digitization has greatly improved things

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not normally attracted to a museum of this sort, but I had the time and found it very engaging and time well spent. Quite impressive even for a non-museum guy like me.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

IMAX was not at all crowded. Hollywood films were $15 per adult. The experience was good though the film didn't stretch the length of the screen from top to bottom only from left to right. The sound was great the screen size still fantastic. The seating area was obviously well used with some broken seats.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You must visit the MD Science Center. It's located right at the Inner Harbor so you can really make it an all day event. It's great for good or bad weather. We actually joined as members because it's worth it if you go a couple of times. They even validate parking for two hotel parking garages (really a surprise), so... More 

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