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Maryland Science Center, Baltimore

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#1 of 10 in Childrens Museums in Maryland
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The Maryland Science Center, located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, opened to the public in 1976. It includes three levels of exhibits, a planetarium, and an observatory. It was one of the original structures that drove the revitalization of the Baltimore Inner Harbor from its industrial roots to a thriving downtown destination. In 1987, an IMAX theater was added, but the museum continued to show its age as the end of the 20th century approached. In 2004, a large addition to the property was opened, and the modernized hands-on exhibits now include more than two dozen dinosaur skeletons. Subjects that the center displays include physical science, space, Earth science, the human body, and blue crabs that are native to the Chesapeake Bay.

Maryland Science Center won a 2006 Best of Baltimore award for "Best Place to Take Kids." In 2008 the Maryland Science Center was named one of the “10-Best Science Centers for Families” by Parent's magazine.
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  • Nice exhibits, plenty of space, a lot of different options. Our kids loved the lab space, planetarium show with Sesame Street characters and contraption mechanism in 1st floor. A world map painted... 
    Nice exhibits, plenty of space, a lot of different options. Our kids loved the lab space, planetarium show with Sesame Street characters and contraption mechanism in 1st floor. A world map painted...  more »
  • We got to Baltimore early on a Saturday morning when nothing else was open yet. With the 9 year old and 3 year old in tow, I thought this place sounded like a good idea. Both of them loved it, and.....  more
    We got to Baltimore early on a Saturday morning when nothing else was open yet. With the 9 year old and 3 year old in tow, I thought this place sounded like a good idea. Both of them loved it, and.....  more »
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  • An amazing place for kids to learn and experience history, nature, and inventions. Great for families. The interactive exhibits will keep your attention, and the events are great for learning. An overall great experience.
  • We loved this place and will now become members. I only wish the cafe was open for dining. Lots to do for kids on three levels. Parking is not great or convenient though but oh well.

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