The Maryland Science Center is located in Baltimore, Maryland's inner harbor and is the oldest scientific institution in Maryland, one of the oldest in the United States. It was founded in 1797 as an amateur scientific society where distinguished members of society would discuss and research the natural sciences (i.e. astronomy, botany, zoology).
These meetings were fairly informal, irregular, and held in a small nearby museum. In 1897, a fire destroyed the majority of the museum's collection including its library and most of its records for the past 100 years, the organization reformed as "The Maryland Academy of Sciences".
Some of the most famous and distinguished families in Baltimore were a member of the Academy at this time and the organization saw unprecedented expansion and advancement. The Academy was able to engage the public and heavily increase membership by building an observatory and hosting weekly lecture series.
2.Permanent Educational Exhibits
4.Attractions and Shows
5.Ongoing Programs and Community Education
6.Planning your Visit
Things to Do in Baltimore: Maryland Science Center
- Permanent Educational Exhibits
- More Exhibits
- Attractions and Shows
- Ongoing Programs and Community Education
- Planning your Visit
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