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Maryland Science Center
Based on 417 traveler reviews
Nice science museum
Dec 04, 2014 by: Cardiotron from Honolulu
I go to science museums everywhere I travel. I am from Chicago so the absolute gold standard (for me) is the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. This falls short of that, it is smaller and can easily be seen in a 2 hour session. There is an iMax theater that shows the usual plus some hollywood films (Night at the Museum 3) and Wednesday Workshops. This is a very hands on place there are lots of exhibits where you can interact with the science. There is even a cafe if you want to grab lunch.
Nov 23, 2014 by: cjs17257 from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
The exhibits cater to kids which is a science rarity today. I love the IMAX and the planetarium shows. The only negative thing is that it's so far from the rest of Inner Harbor. But then, we usually go for long weekends in March or December to celebrate birthdays. That's a long, cold walk but a very pleasant way to spend 2-3 hours.
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.
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