February 21st, 2020
It’s almost Science Day! Science is important every day, but Science Day is celebrated annually on February 28th to commemorate the discovery of the Raman effect. The holiday has Indian roots and a different theme every year, with this year’s theme being Women in Science.
The Maryland Science Center is less than a mile walk from Zenith and is not just for kids! The Science Center will be hosting plenty of fun events for adults, including movie showings on Science Day, and adults only events in the upcoming months.
Science Day Events
Friday Night Stargazing
Look up at the stars and enjoy the beautiful view from the Observatory at Friday Night Stargazing from 5:30-9pm. Admission to the Observatory is free, and stargazing is a great way to spend Science Day! If you cannot make it on Science Day, you can stargaze at the Observatory any Friday.
IMAX Movies Showing on Science Day
Dream Big: Engineering Our World 3D (11:30am)
Dream Big: Engineering Our World will take you behind the creation of some of the most unique structures in the world. With awe-inspiring visuals from the Great Wall of China to a bridge through the clouds, the imagery is stunning, and the stories are inspiring.
Superpower Dogs (2:30pm)
Dogs aren’t just man’s best friend; they can also be heroes. Learn about all of the incredible things that your furry friend can do at the showing of Superpower Dogs. Take an adventure around the world to see just how much dogs are capable of, including aiding in natural disaster relief efforts, and becoming rescue experts.
Extreme Weather (1:30pm)
National Geographic’s Extreme Weather will get you up close to some of the most astounding weather phenomena from tornados, to wildfires and ice shearing off of glaciers demonstrating the effects of climate change and how each event is interconnected. With the effect of viewing it in 3D IMAX you’ll feel like you are right there in the middle of the stunning scenes that surround you!
Backyard Wilderness (12:30pm, 3:30pm)
Nature is all around you, and you will discover the wonders of nature during Backyard Wilderness. Follow the adventures of a young girl and her family as they explore all of the beauty that nature has to offer right in their own backyard. The film shows that you never know what you may find right around your own home.
Flight of the Butterflies (10:30pm)
Everyone knows that butterflies fly, but learn about their flight journey and the Monarch butterfly migration. Flight of the Butterflies tells two powerful stories about the Monarch butterfly migration and the scientist who devoted his life to studying the migration.
Adults Only Events at the Science Center
Under the Dome 80s New Wave
Want a unique way to enjoy your favorite 1980’s New Wave songs? The Maryland Science Center offers Music Under the Dome, March 6 from 7-10 pm. Immerse yourself in the music of the Cure, Devo, New Order and other 80’s alternative bands, as it mixes with 360-degree visuals on the planetarium dome. To enhance your trip through the galaxy, you can also grab a drink and check out the space exhibits while you’re there.
Field trips were the best part of school when you were a kid, so why not go on an adult field trip to see the dinosaurs? Come to the Science Center for Jurassic Party, co-hosted by Peabody Heights Brewery, on Friday, March 27 at 7:30 pm. Enjoy field trip activities such as extracting DNA, getting up close with some life-size dinosaurs and their claws and discovering if a T-Rex can play Jenga. There will also be themed cocktails, wine and beer, photo ops and more! Tickets are going fast so grab yours now! All proceeds benefit the educational programs at the science center.
IMAX Throwback Apollo 13
On April 10, the Maryland Science Center will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 space mission with an IMAX screening of the classic 1995 space suspense movie, Apollo 13. Before settling into the theater to watch Tom Hanks try to save the mission and all those on board, there will be a happy hour where you can grab a drink and participate in activities including the duct tape engineering challenge, rocket launches and creating your own reentry craft.
Join the Maryland Science Center on the eve of the Summer Solstice for the annual Solstice fundraiser, held on Saturday, June 20 from 8pm-12am this year. Stop on by for an incredible night of live music, silent auction, signature drinks, a moveable feast, and of course celebrating the start of summer! All proceeds benefit the education and outreach programs at the science center.