It’s Day 2 of The 7-Year-Old’s Fabulous Spring Break Staycation and we were all about The Maryland Science Center.
We headed out a little before 10 a.m. and the boys were ready!
The Science Center is in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area. It’s actually a cinch to get to and in a pedestrian friendly area. This is our second time there but it’s been a few years.
Our first stop was the dinosaur area.
Then we headed upstairs to the kids’ area.
Max age here is 8. It’s really designed for the little ones with train tables, water play, and other interactive displays.
The thing I love most about the Science Center is its high level of interactivity. There’s rarely a display that the kids don’t interact with in some way.
They cover Earth Science, Life Science, Physics and Space. One of my favorites is the Body Exhibit.
We explored most of the center in a few hours, spending more time in some areas than others.
The views from the upper floors are fun, too.
We hung out by a window and enjoyed the snacks we packed. That’s when I ATTEMPTED to take a family shot.
Note to self: Next time you are taking a photo with the 2-year-old don’t say, “look up!”
When we left, I would have loved to take the boys on a stroll through the harbor,
but it was just too darn cold, and honestly, the boys were too tired.
It was really a great day. I would honestly recommend The Science Center as a family stop in Baltimore City. Overall, it makes for a fun afternoon. I really only have 2 complaints:
- A few of the interactive kiosks are in need of repair.
- Some of the employees are unfriendly. Thankfully you don’t need to communicate with them much.
As for the cost, the base ticket price is $17 for adults and $14 for kids with the little ones under 3 being free. Not too too bad when you only have one kid to pay for. But I forgot about parking! That put today’s daily total to $56, way over my daily budget.
Staycation total cost so far is $89 leaving only $61. I’m going to be cutting it close with my $150 budget!