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Maryland Science Center
Based on 397 traveler reviews
Alot of hands on fun!
Jul 23, 2014 by: KaryIN from Demotte, Indiana
This place was way more than what I was expecting. Most of the museum is hands on and interactive, very neat place for kids to learn and have fun, and adults also! Planetarium was just your basic, look at the stars thing, but kids would still enjoy it. Be prepared to spend at least 3 hours here if your doing all the hands on activities, it was a really fun time!
Jul 22, 2014 by: blondieinohio from Ohio
We've been to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, and the Maryland Science Center was just as great. Exhibits were very interactive and they had different interests for everyone. We weren't interested in the dinosaurs but there was a crowd of children in that area. The floor with the Human Body exhibits was of the most interest to my young teen friend.
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?).
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