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Science Central recognizes that our Mission to be a regional resource that provides inspiring and fun hands-on science education for all people of all ages is as important as your health and safety.

As we begin making plans, with the goal of being able to reopen soon, Science Central is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff and our visitors, even as we navigate through this challenging time.

Upon reopening we would hope that your families and friends see us as a safe and engaging venue of informal science education. Let’s all use the best defense we have, knowledge. Let’s remember that the COVID-19 virus is still with us and just as concerning as before the state put into place a measured return to a ‘new’ normal. Join with us in fighting this international crisis.

We encourage our community to be aware of your behavior, be safe in your interactions and know what your choices are before engaging. Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Continue to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Clean and then disinfect frequently used surfaces
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Avoid touching your face

Learn more about staying safe and healthy at cdc.gov/covid19

Science Cenral Staff

UPDATE 5/18/2020:  Onsite Summer STEM Camps from June 8th through June 28th have been canceled, but we are offering new activities. These will include science kits you can do at home as well as live interaction with Science Central educators. If you are registered for any of these programs you will be contacted soon!


Updated 5/8/2020.

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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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 10-14 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, participants, and any large space (a gym or cafeteria work best), then Science Central will provide the rest!

*Large Space is required for the successful running of this event.

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


Two Hours Additional Consecutive Hours
$720 $240



Body Matters

Grades K-6
Get the inside story at this Family Fun Fest.  Explore the world of the human body, and find out how your eyes and ears work, use your skin to help you sort textures and find your fingerprints, and try out your nose with mystery scents!  Use your brain to make a neuron, and collect your own DNA.  It’s all about you – inside and out.

Space Quest (formerly Engineering In Space)

Grades K-6
Take a trip through the solar system and see how “central” our sun is!  Visitors will observe the orbits of the planets, our earth, and the moon, and how that moon’s orbit causes its phases.  Visitors will also learn about the order of the solar system, and even have a chance to discover more about life as an astronaut.  It will be an out-of-this-world experience.

Go Figure!

Grades K-6
What do you get when you cross science AND math? Fun...go figure! Blow giant table bubbles that you can measure. Make an endless circle with just 6 inches of paper. Try your hand at the estimation table; give it your best guess.

Science In Motion

Grades K-6
Have a great time creating motion with chemistry and physics. Blow up a balloon with the power of chemistry; balance a paper clown on one finger, or even your nose. Create two color polymers and watch as the colors collide and combine. Levitate magnets, move cars mysteriously and manipulate magnetic motion.

Wild Weather

Grades K-6
Rain or shine, students will have fun exploring wild changing weather.  Make an edible model of three types of clouds.  Learn about severe weather and how to prepare for it by observing severe weather conditions, and playing the Emergency Preparedness Game.  See how weather wears away land and mountains, and become part of the water cycle.  Create weather measurement tools, and learn how the air is super important in deciding the weather.  Here in Indiana, the weather is wild!

For more information or to register, contact 260-424-2400, Ext. 417.