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Maryland Science Center
Based on 431 traveler reviews
Had to Force Her To Stop Playing
Mar 16, 2015 by: Heather W from
My 7 year old daughter loved it all!! It was a bit crowded with school groups so we missed some of her favorites, but she could have played much longer. I do wish there was a traveling exhibit! Guess we need to plan more time next trip.
Best Attraction at the Inner Harbor
Mar 02, 2015 by: Im-Batman1971 from Baltimore, Maryland
Most people gravitate towards the National Aquarium, and while that's a worthwhile see, the Maryland Science Center is much more interesting, interactive and in my opinion it's much more fun, especially for kids. There's everything from great exhibits, space exploration, the IMAX theater, a planetarium, and so on. If you're visiting from out of town with your kids, take a stroll to the far side of the harbor and visit the Science Center. Kids will not be disappointed.
A Baltimore must-see
Feb 28, 2015 by: Darstar81 from Baltimore, Maryland
I am a local and have been many times. I have so much fun every time. Be sure and make this a stop if visiting Baltimore. Bonus-its literally steps away from so many other great stops (aquarium, harborplace shopping, great restaurants), you can make this part of a great day.
Educational and Fun for the Whole Family
Feb 22, 2015 by: Ted S from Dagsboro, Delaware
This might not be the biggest science center I have attended but I was struck by the unusually thoughtful engagement on the part of kids I watched working their way through the exhibits. Too often kids will mindlessly push, pull, spin, and otherwise try to control anything their hands can grab without paying attention to what's happening and why. Somehow these exhibits are more effective than many at turning on the grey matter! Lots of variety is found here from dinosaurs to a fascinating exhibit on the wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay. The IMAX theater offered an excellent film on the Lemurs of Madagascar and the planetarium introduced the possibility of life in outer space. Take advantage of many hallway hands-on activities and the science shed for guided experiments. The lunch cafe had the slowest cooked hamburger ever seen in captivity but the opportunity to sit down was much needed. Plan to spend the day (take the time to understand the exhibits) and don't forget the excellent science store where you could stock up for birthdays and Christmases. The modern building is right on the famed Inner Harbor but be sure to get a map because the three story structure is confusing and easy to get lost in.
Educational with Hands on Opportunities
Feb 12, 2015 by: Shane L from South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
We visited the Maryland Science Center on a rather busy day with young children, so we did not really get to investigate all that it has to offer. However the exhibits we did see/use made for educational fun. My family and I had a great time.
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