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Maryland Science Center
Based on 395 traveler reviews
Eductional and Fun
Jul 22, 2014 by: SFRHED from Central, PA
On our first family trip to the Inner Harbor we needed activities that kept everyone happy. Our family consists of three kids, ages 11, 8, and 3. After enjoying ourselves at "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" the Science Center popped up as an attraction on Google Maps - on my phone. We opted to check it out. We were not sorry. My kids spent a good hour alone on the dinosaur fossils and exhibits. Though looking a little dated, the information was still displayed in a way that it kept the attention of the kids of today. Could use a little modernizing as it is a "science museum". We traversed the whole Center, took in a show; "The Stars in the Sky" at the Davis Planetarium, laid on a bed of nails, and just enjoyed a few hours there - right up til 10 minutes of closing. Good value and great entertainment for the kids.
If you have kids, go here!
Jul 21, 2014 by: Hand_Drawn_Hearts from Lebanon, Pennsylvania
This museum is very kid/family oriented. They have an awesome dinosaur exhibit, which I spent a LOT of time in with my boyfriend. On the second floor, they have cool little interactive things that people can do like the whisper discs and little educational videos. They also have a planetarium and an IMAX theater. The third floor was closed when we got there, it closes at 6 but it's another interactive, kids' floor. It was fun but it's definitely a kid's museum.
Tweens and adults liked this museum - hands on
Jul 19, 2014 by: secondmoon95 from Rochester, New York
Lots to see and do after the obligatory dino exhibit! Cool human body/perception exhibits. Volunteers stationed about for daily activities you can drop into to participate. Like all crowded places - I'd avoid on busy days to enjoy this the most. In the space exhibit, they have weighed canisters that have been duct-taped. Why don't they just replace these? A display swatch of 7 layers of a space suit have layers torn out? Why not replace these too with fabric from Joann fabric? So in this regard, where the displays were cool, the facility did show evidence of inattention, layers of dust, etc. Best enjoyed by older children (over age 6?).
Very Fun & Kids Loved Dinosaurs!
Jul 16, 2014 by: klc88 from harrisburg, pa
This was a very fun way to spend a rainy day. The kids loved the dinosaur exhibit! There was a lot to do and if they participate in the Museum pass admission. If you buy a pass, you can visit various museums in the USA without having to pay for admission. Look into that before going!
Fun for the Family
Jul 15, 2014 by: Richard L from Baltimore, Maryland
We really enjoyed our Science Center Trip, so much so we became members and have gone back three times in the two months since joining. They allow you to bring your own food and have an area inside where you can consume it, or you can go outside to eat at the next door rash fiend, or just on the inner harbor promenade. And then get back in with the wrist bands. They also have a reasonably priced restaurant inside with decent food (much better tasting and cheaper than the aquarium restaurants). They also have a great children's area, with a staffed door so you don't have to worry as much about your children running out. Inside that area they have another area for kids under 2! The museum itself has many nice and educational displays that kids of all ages and adults can learn from. The areas remain interactive to keeps the kids attention, even outside of the children's play room. They also have rotation exhibits as well and special mornings and nights for members. I highly recommend this museum to any family with children of any age. Its probably the best inner harbor attraction in terms of price and cheap parkings prices (just $9).
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