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Maryland Science Center
Based on 328 traveler reviews
Dec 03, 2013 by: Anthony S from Key West
Definitively a place for school groups, but to go in an enjoy it as an adult or a small family is somewhat useless. Everything is scattered with no real..."flow" and the majority is centered around kids. Spent two hours but only because the times of the only two adult things (IMAX and an exhibit) were time regulated and we had to wait which was annoying. We ended up sitting with the only other adult couple and talking while we waited for our exhibit times. If not we would have been out in 20min. We did most everything downtown during our visit and would recommend skipping this and hitting the Ripley's museum and the Aquarium as the two high points in the harbor area. These you can def get your money's and education worth.
We went expecting a spectacular exhibit and were disappointed.
Nov 30, 2013 by: gavin m from Baltimore, Maryland
Our family decided to take a Sunday to explore the new Mummies exhibit, hoping to be enlightened with a great exhibit. While there were some new entries into the already has been, been seen museum repertoire that is Mummies, they could have made it much more interesting. I have seen Mummies since childhood and come on, Mummies have been around for thousands of years and hundreds in museums. A new approach is needed and this one failed. The Mummy displays were fine but written details were bland and not easy to read. Black globes were placed next to large written and image displays but played no role in the display, were not lighted and we could not figure out their purpose. One of the most disturbing things was the display of human infants and fetuses. A written mention would have sufficed. The entry fee was excessive for what was presented. The other science related displays in the Museum need cleaning, repair and updating also. We will wait until the museum decides to spend some money on improvements before returning.
Mummies, Dinosaurs & More!
Nov 27, 2013 by: sarleo from Mays Landing, New Jersey
My husband & I enjoyed exploring the fantastic mummy exhibit which was well worth the additional money. The IMAX movies we wanted to see were not showing that day. Make sure you check the IMAX schedule to determine when you plan to visit. The planetarium was interesting as was the dinosaur exhibit. The whole building was very crowded with children on school trips, making it difficult to hear and get near certain areas. I think children young & old would have a great time!
Gotta love science
Nov 25, 2013 by: Terpsrule1 from Forest Hill, Maryland
Fan of science and fun...then stop by here. Great iMax theater there with excellent films and rotating exhibits throughout the year. Also great location at the inner harbor.
Mummies are incredible
Nov 22, 2013 by: Cordial1 from
Okay, I will admit I was totally intrigued with the notion of seeing and learning more about mummies. This was my first visit to the Science Center. I loved the Mummy Exhibit and highly recommend it. Get the hand held audio; it adds to the experience by describing facts not mentioned in the written signs. The only negative about the audio was that it was completely out of order and one display was missing entirely. (This makes it difficult if you would like to follow the displays chronologically with the audio.) I did pay extra to see the IMAX movie as well, but the film does not hold a candle to the exhibit and audio tour.
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