Located near Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the Maryland Science Center first welcomed visitors in 1976. It has an observatory, a planetarium, and three floors of displays. It was a pioneering building in the transformation of Baltimore's Inner Harbor from an industrial port to a bustling urban center.
The addition of an IMAX theater in 1987 didn't prevent the museum from showing its age as the 20th century wound down. More than a dozen dinosaur bones are on display in the updated, hands-on exhibits that debuted alongside a substantial expansion of the property in May 2004. Physical science, space exploration, and the human body are just a few of the topics showcased at the center.
The Maryland Science Center is an excellent family-friendly location, with three floors of displays covering a wide range of scientific disciplines, from astronomy and paleontology to the human body and physics. Live demonstrations, an IMAX cinema, the Davis Planetarium, and a rooftop observatory can all be found at this Inner Harbor facility. The science center is a great place to learn something new, whether you're a kid or an adult.
Included in the price of general admission are visits to the museum's display rooms, planetarium, and performance arena. During your visit, you can leave and re-enter the building as many times as you like as long as you have your wristband on. There is space for strollers, and if your group gets hungry, you may stop at the nearby café. Three garages in the area are set aside for parking.
Visitors can wander through a prehistoric landscape populated by more than a dozen life-size dinosaurs in the center's Dinosaur Mysteries exhibit, play with water in the Kids Room, learn about the solar system, and follow in the footsteps of Isaac Newton in the highly interactive Newton's Alley. Travel the stars and brave solar superstorms in the cozy and engaging planetarium.
Astrodon (Maryland's state dinosaur) and Acrocanthosaurus full-body replicas. There's even a part where people may pretend to be paleontologists and dig for an Iguanodon skeleton. The Newton's Alley display includes interactive demonstrations of physical science concepts, such as the Bernoulli blower and an inertia table.
Visitors to the 'Place in Space' learn about the solar system, the galaxy, and the cosmos from a variety of perspectives. It uses a brand-new piece of equipment called Science on a Sphere, which was developed by NOAA. Every day, the sphere hosts live presentations covering topics from Earth and beyond. The Davis Planetarium can be found inside this display as well.
Each year, the Maryland Science Center gives out scholarships and awards to deserving Glen burnie, Md citizens in recognition of their scientific research and academic accomplishments. A 2006 Best of Baltimore reader poll voted the Maryland Science Center the city's "Best Place to Take Kids." The Maryland Science Center was included on Parent's magazine's list of the "10 Best Science Centers for Families" in 2008. Check out North Arundel Aquatic Center.