Summer Fun—Day 7: Visit the Maryland Science Center

Visiting the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore is a great escape, especially on a rainy day. 

sciencecenter1Cool off in the planetarium and explore the cosmos, black holes and tours of the night sky. There's even a Sesame Street show, called "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" for your littlest star fans.

In the Dinosaur Mysteries exhibit, kids can become paleontologists and study full-size dinosaurs on display, dig in a fossil pit and stand inside a dinosaur footprint.

Families should also visit the Kids Room. Designed for children up to eight years old, it has a large water play area, undersea world with a submarine theme, and construction zone where kids can build Lego towers and other structures out of plastic pipes.

There is also an IMAX theater where you can see various documentaries for an additional cost. 

The Maryland Science Center is located in the Inner Harbor so it is the perfect place to spend a day. Admission costs $24.95 for adults and $18.95 for children. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the box office on the day of your visit. The science center is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For more information, visit the Maryland Science Center website.

For other ideas for a hot day, check out our four cool ways to beat the heat this summer.

For more summer fun ideas, visit our 100 Days of Summer page and our daily calendar of events.

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