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Maryland Science Center, Baltimore: 4 reviews and 7 photos

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The MSC is a wonderful place for children, and is the focus of many field trips during the school year (keep this in mind when you go - there were many school children there when we went).

When we visited, my daughter had a cold and was finding it a bit hard to keep up with her very active toddler. That's why we did the IMAX, which is really a bit much for a child of 2 or 3.

We ate at the Museum Cafe, and then I'm pretty sure we concentrated on two areas (quoting from the website) - On the third floor:

"The Kids Room for children birth through 8 years of age with an adult chaperone
Please Note: the Kids Room closes one hour before the museum.

"Here you can send boats down the river channel in water play, operate the fish cam in the submarine, dress-up like a turtle, and send messages through a tube on the ceiling, plus lots of other fun in the Kids Room, a permanent space dedicated to young children and learning through play."

And the Science Arcade
"Dozens of hands-on experiments to touch, push, pull, and turn provide insight into light, magnetism, mechanics, sight, and sound in this exhibit. "

Museum: Adult $12.00
Child (3-12) $8.00
Senior (60+) $11.00

IMAX $7.50

Adult $15.50
Child (3-12) $10.50
Senior (60+) $14.50

Hours of Operation
Museum Hours* (effective September 3, 2003 - May 28, 2004):

Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Please note: September 8th, 2003 to May 28th, 2004, non-holiday Monday operating hours are temporarily suspended due to construction.

Address: 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD
Directions: Take I-95 S. to Ft McHenry Toll booth, go to the far right tunnel tube, stay in the right lane. Key Highway exit (#55) is immediately on the right after tunnel. Take exit & move to the right. Go right at light -follow Key Hwy to the MSC on your right.
Phone: 410-685-5225
Website: http://www.mdsci.org/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 4, 2003
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