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Maryland Science Center
Based on 415 traveler reviews
Lots Not Working
Nov 12, 2014 by: Karen M from Baltimore, Maryland
If you go to this science center and find things that don't work do not be surprised. They probably won't be fixed if you go for a return visit. Glad I had a free pass as that nonsense gets old. Could be really nice but it is only fair. And don't get the popcorn or drinks at the IMAX. The popcorn is not made fresh daily and the sodas are warm. Yuck!
Very well done science center
Nov 10, 2014 by: Radeksgrl from Tampa, Florida
This is so much better than my local science center (MOSI). I really enjoyed all of the exhibits. I saw a few of the planetarium shows (We Are Aliens, Sky Live, and Universe Live) and enjoyed them all. The Sky Live and Universe Live are basically the same live presentation show, so in hindsight I really didn't need to see them both. I also liked Science on a Sphere planet presentations, it's very cool! I was lucky enough to be in the area for a couple of days, so I also got to look through the Observatory telescope on Friday night to see the moon and on Saturday day to see the sun.
Fine science center, and a good way to spend an afternoon playing hooky from a conference
Nov 09, 2014 by: AnnArborMiBob from Ann Arbor, Michigan
My wife and I spent an afternoon in this science center while there was not much going on that interested me at a conference in the nearby convention center. Like most science centers, it caters to kids (and thank goodness for that; we really need more places to excite the next generation about science and its value for our nation and the world), but there is lots here to interest those of us who may be a few decades past our childhood. My wife and I particularly enjoyed the permanent dinosaur exhibit and the observatory on the roof with its historic Clark refractor - amateur astronomers take note (but also note the limited hours). The center also has an IMAX theater and a planetarium for those who like to take in their science in theater seating, or just want a sit-down break from all the other exhibits.
Great for kids & adults
Nov 04, 2014 by: SecretsIdolRandy from Baltimore
This is a must see if you or your children are into science, or just plain curious as to how things work. The shows are fantastic, but you need to plan on spending the better part of the day here in order to see it all.
Fun! Fun! Fun!
Oct 27, 2014 by: Sharon G from Morris County, New Jersey
This reminded us of WonderWorks but with even more science, which we love. We spent hours here and our young son (12 years old at the time) had an excellent time. We did too! Great place for families, be prepared to be on your feet for many fun-filled hours.
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