One of the oldest scientific institutions in the US, the Maryland Science Center has been attracting visitors of all ages since 1976. Also known as the MSC, the site features three floors of exhibits, hands-on activities and demonstrations designed to get folks excited about science. Highlights include more than a dozen full-size dinosaurs, a unique journey through the human body and an exhibit on blue crabs that focuses on the ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay.
A mix of educational flicks and Hollywood blockbusters play daily on the 400-seat, five-story 3D IMAX Theater. The Davis Planetarium offers programs featuring everything from the night’s sky to shows aimed at young kids featuring popular Sesame Street characters.
The Maryland Science Center is located at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. If you are coming by car, the MSC is accessible from numerous highways including I-95 and I-295 from the south, I-95 and I-83 from the north, and I-70 to the west. The Maryland Science Center also validates at two nearby garages. If you are looking for public transportation options, Light rail and MARC Trains stop four blocks away at Camden Yards.