Why is Science Central important to the Fort Wayne community? Sure, it’s a fun place to bring the kids when the weather is rotten. But at its core, Science Central is much, much more than just a place to play. Science Central is a catalyst for learning, and it’s a catalyst for learning the most important subjects that employers will need our kids to know to perform work in the future – science, technology, engineering and math, or as they are commonly called, STEM. Careers in STEM are among the fastest growing fields in the nation. However, the United States is trailing behind the rest of the world when it comes to preparing students for success in these fields.
Located in a former powerplant called City Light & Power, hence the colored smokestacks, Science Central is an exciting mix of hands-on learning and engaging fun! We bring the excitement of science and technology to nearly 140,000 children and adults annually. We have served over 1.5 million people since opening!