- The Washington Times - Saturday, August 13, 2005

When you go:

Location: The Maryland Science Center is located at 601 Light St. in Baltimore.

Directions: From the Beltway, take Interstate 95 to Baltimore. Once in downtown Baltimore, take the exit for Interstate 395. Follow signs to the Inner Harbor. Make a right onto Conway Street. Make another right onto Light Street. Make a left onto Key Highway. The Maryland Science Center is on the left.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Parking: Limited metered street parking. Various pay parking options nearby.

Admission: $14.50 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 to 12 for the basic packages, which include exhibit halls, planetarium and demonstration stages. Additional charges apply for Imax movies and special exhibits, such as the current Titanic exhibit.

Information: 410/685-5225 or www.marylandsciencecenter.org.

Notes: The Maryland Science Center features frequent children’s events. General admission applies.

Upcoming August events:

• Preschool Storytime — 11 a.m. Tuesday and Aug. 23 and 30 and 2 p.m. Friday and Aug. 26. This event will feature stories, music, science activities and hands-on projects.

• Infant Storytime — 11 a.m. Thursday. This event is open to children up to 18 months old and will feature music, movement, stories and songs.

• Super Science Sundays — 2 p.m. today and Aug. 21 and 28. These events feature hands-on activities, including crafts and experiments. Today’s program, “Opposites Attract,” will explore magnets and their unique powers. On Aug. 21, “The Science of Fizz” will feature talks and activities about acids and bases, how they interact and react. On Aug. 28, “What Comes in Must Go out” revolves around food and the human body.

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