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Find out more about the Discovery Center at Water's Edge

For over 100 years, the people of Northeastern Maryland have developed world-changing technologies. Many of these technologies trace their roots to Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), the Army’s technology “mega-base.”.

The Discovery Center will be a place where new worlds are discovered, and connections are made. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the past, present, and future of technology, such as computing, power and energy, 3D printing, agricultural technology, and much more.

Coming soon to Harford County

A World-Class Science & Technology Center

Ingenuity will skyrocket as visitors of all ages explore the APG Discovery Center's exhibits about technology past, present, and future.

Exhibits

Ingenuity will skyrocket as visitors of all ages explore the Discovery Center’s exhibits about technology past, present, and future.

K-12 students will interact with STEM programming that is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.

STEM Programming

K-12 students will interact with STEM programming that is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.

For 100 years, APG has been home to some of the most brilliant minds in science and technology. Their inventions have changed how people live, work, and play around the globe. The APG Discovery Center will tell their stories

History

For 100 years, APG has been home to some of the most brilliant minds in science and technology. Their inventions have changed how people live, work, and play around the globe. The Discovery Center will tell their stories.

The APG Discovery Center will feature science and technology speakers and events for the whole community. Also, facilities will available to community groups for events and programming.

Community Resource

The Discovery Center will feature science and technology speakers and events for the whole community. Also, facilities will available to community groups for events and programming.

Students will discover a new world of ideas as they engage in the hands-on experiences at the APG Discovery Center.

Discovery

Students will discover a new world of ideas as they engage in the hands-on experiences at the Discovery Center.

APG is home to some of the most advanced technology in the world. Visitors to the Discovery Center have a chance to explore this new technology in exciting ways.

New Technology

APG is home to some of the most advanced technology in the world. Visitors to the Discovery Center have a chance to explore this new technology in exciting ways.

The Discovery Center enjoys support from the following organizations and numerous individual contributors. Find out how to become a founding member.

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A Vision

for a place where students of all ages explore, play, innovate, and discovery

Phase I

In late summer of 2021, the Discovery Center will open Phase One where visitors will peruse several full-size exhibits both indoors and out.

Phase II

A 10,000-SF facility will open in 2023 featuring 12-15 hands-on exhibits, an Imax auditorium, flex space, large classroom, and a small store.

Phase III

The Discovery Center at Water’s Edge will triple in size with the construction of a 35,000 SF permanent facility and be able to accommodate over 100,000 visitors a year.

Plan for 2023

In 2023, Phase II is set to open with a 10,000 sq.ft. exhibit space featuring 12 to 15 hands-on exhibits, and IMAX auditorium, large flexible space, classroom, and small store.

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Join & Give

to build the Discovery Center at Water's Edge

There are many ways you can join with the Discovery Center planning team. Choose an enriching volunteer activity, donate to the capital campaign, and join our mailing list to keep abreast of new developments.

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