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Maryland Science Center, Baltimore

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  • On the second floor there is an amazing space for a catered dinner. The museum's own food service catered the dinner and they do it well. The bartenders tried hard during the reception and the servers...  more »
  • If I was a kid I would stay in the science center for the whole day. As a grown up, I spent only the afternoon. But did return the next day. Amazing place.  more »
  • The science center focuses upon showing science through hands on exhibits that would best be called experiments. The younger children are excited by the hands on experiences. The older children try re...  more »
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  • We bought a membership here, because my daughter loved it so much. Great exhibits, lots of interactive games and tools to see how things work! Great location to tour the city after the museum!
  • I was a member here years ago and visited it regularly. Besides all of the informative displays, I really gravitated toward the hands-on stuff. It is often crowded during the school year due to class trips, but if you can stick it out, they leave in the early afternoon and things generally quiet down.
  • Eh! I cannot say I was very impressed, which was a disappointment. For the price of admissions ($100 for 1 adult and 2 children + parking), a number of the exhibits were old, or not in working order. So the kids became frustrated as they conducted the experiments, only to discover the darn thing was did not work in the first place. However, the planetarium was pretty nice. IMAX = Large screen, we know. Skip it and go for the shows in the planetarium. Now, for the staff. The more intellectual staff members were pleasant and obviously enjoyed their jobs; the "support" staff, not so much. Some were rude or completely unprofessional...sigh, so typical. So all in all, if you're a tourist family looking for something safe to do with the kids, and not have to worry about getting mugged on the streets of Baltimore, go for it. It's a wonderful idea, with great potential, but reflective of a crappy city, crappy management, and apparently a crappy Board of Trustees. ***Oh and another person here mentioned there were no hand sanitizer dispenser, and they are correct. For a "hands on" center, those are the details one would expect for $20 per person. Sheesh. ***
  • Lots of fun exhibits. Plenty for kids to do and see. My 10 year old had a real blast and my 2 year old had fun too just running around and looking at everything.
  • Great museum. We love the classes that my kids take there and all the rotating activity stations they have. I wish there was a better way to register for the homeschool classes, though. I have called at 10am on the day they start registering and between using two phones I get the answering machine three times, then one line rings for 3 min. before switching to a busy signal, then I sit with a busy signal on both lines, and finally at 10:07 I get through and put on hold. Five minutes later the hold music stops so I think my call is being answered only to be told four minutes later that I am number 10 in line. After another 20 minutes I get to register for the classes which fortunately haven't filled yet, but I wasn't so lucky before. However, the classes are so good that the wait doesn't deter me from registering every time.