Science Center honors Banneker with a free day on Friday

November 07, 1990

FRIDAY IS A free day at the Maryland Science Center.

In honor of Benjamin Banneker's birthday, the science center will drop its admission fee and extend its hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Visitors will be able to see the new IMAX film, "Blue Planet," the Davis Planetarium show, "Worlds of Wonder" and the special exhibit, Gorilla, along with the science center's regular displays. The staff of the Goddard Space Center will present "The Past, Present and Future of the Space Program" at 1 and 3 p.m.

Benjamin Banneker was born in Baltimore in 1731. A mathematician, astronomer, inventor and writer, Banneker was known for a wooden striking clock that kept precise time and for his almanacs of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

For more information about Friday's events, phone the science center at 685-5225.

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