Evolution

About-Us

Science Central Timeline

1908:  Location of an earlier, smaller power plant

1929:  Construction of this building, City Light & Power

1975:  City Light & Power ceased generation of electricity

1981:  Started as a volunteer group; Solar Collective of Northeast Indiana

1982:  Filed for non-profit status with the IRS

1987:  Changed the name to Science Collective of Northeast Indiana

1989:  Changed the name to Science Central

1990:  Granted non-profit status from the IRS as Science Central

1991:  City of Fort Wayne provides this building

1992:

Started science outreach programs into the community
Developed the first two logos
First President, Mary Louise Majewski

1995:

Science Central opens.
Started scout overnights and school field trips

1996:  First Doctor’s Day, Festival of Trains, Bridge-Building Competition

1997:  

First Countdown To Noon
Second President, Ann Fumarolo

2000:  Installed “Sera the Triceratops”

2003:  First First Lego League Competition

2005:

One millionth visitor
Celebrated the 10th year

2007:

Installed “Fred the Mastodon”
Third President, Martin S. Fisher

2009:  First Egg Drop Competition

2013:

Developed the third, current logo
Opened Science On a Sphere

2014:  Two millionth visitor

2015:  Celebrated the 20th year