Outreach (Science4U)

The Outreach (Science4U) program provides hands-on programming in an exciting mix of traveling labs, demonstrations, assemblies and festivals delivered directly to your location! You choose the program, time and place that fits your needs.

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Labs are hands-on interactive workshops designed to motivate groups to ask questions, solve problems and explore science concepts. Led by Science Central's trained staff, they are a great introduction or follow-up to a particular topic of study. 

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Demonstrations are exciting, entertaining and educational audience participation sessions (30 minutes) designed to peak curiosity about a particular topic. Concepts are modified appropriately for age and audience.

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Afterschool Enrichment

Science Central offers hands-on science-based workshops for after-school programs. Each session is geared toward the participants' age level and needs. Workshops are led by two qualified and experienced staff for up to 32 participants for a one-hour session.

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Family Fun Fest

This self-guided festival can be a day or evening event. It is perfect for a science fair, carnival, parent night, or any other large group event. Each Family Fun Fest includes hands on, table-top activities covering 6-8 related topics. Participants explore these stations in a free-flow format, learning and having fun with peers and parents. A Science Central educator will bring all the materials to your location and train your volunteers to run the activities. You provide the tables, volunteers, and participants, and Science Central will provide the rest!

** Educators: A station rotation schedule is not recommended for this program. See Explorations Stations for more structured table-top events.

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Exploration Stations

This staff-guided program makes an excellent day time activity for an entire grade, school or group. You provide the volunteers and the students, and Science Central provides the rest. The exploration includes stations with fun educational hands-on tabletop activities. In a structured format, groups of no more than 80 students rotate through the stations per hour. Call for more details and specific pricing.

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Tabletop Science Activities are single activity workstations that permit exploration of individual applied science concepts. They are a great way to reinforce textbook concepts and nurture understanding through hands-on participation.

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These portable, space-related exhibits allow your site to be converted into a base for science exploration. 10-12 interactive exhibits, designed and built by San Francisco's famed Exploratorium, are guaranteed to inspire minds from ages 2-102 as they discover astronomy, space travel, and so much more. Outreach to Space exhibits are ideal for fairs, festivals, libraries, gymnasiums, and many other community-based events.

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Senior Science

Hands-on science is fun whether you are 2 or 102. Senior Science4U is geared for more mature audiences who want to keep their minds sharp and continue their science learning!

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