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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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Exploration Stations

This staff-guided program makes an excellent day time activity for an entire grade, school or group. You provide the tables, volunteers, participants, and any large space (a gym or cafeteria work best), then Science Central will provide 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.

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


Exploration Stations Time Group Size First Consecutive
Basic 50-60 Min. 1 to 80 $370 $170



Body Matters

Grades K-6
Get the inside story at this Exploration Station.  Students will explore the human body by discovering how their eyes and ears work, using their skin to detect different objects from the world around them, and using their nose to detect smells from smelly slime.

Science Standards:  Covers: 1.PS.3, 3.PS.3, 3.LS.3, 5.LS.3  Touches On: K.PS.1, K.LS.3, 1.LS.2, 3.PS.4, 4.LS.3

Space Quest (formerly Engineering In Space)

Grades K-6
Take a trip through the solar system and see how “central” our sun is!  Observe the orbits of our earth, and the moon, and how that moon’s orbit causes its phases.  Learn about which planets orbit the sun, and order them correctly to take home.  It will be an out-of-this-world experience.

Discussed Standards: K.PS.3, K.ESS.2, 1.ESS.1, 4.ESS.1, 5.ESS.1, 6.ESS.1, 6.ESS.2, 6.ESS.3, SEPS.1, SEPS.2, SEPS.3, SEPS.4

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.

Science Rocks!

Grades K-6
You will “dig” this Exploration Station as you delve into geology. Students will have a chance to “be Earth” as they form different rocks!  Students will create models of the main 3 rock types, and even have a chance to be detectives as they discover the difference between rocks and minerals.  In this Exploration Station, science isn’t just cool.  It rocks!

Science Standards: 3.ESS.3, 3.ESS.4, 7.ESS.1

Wild Weather

Grades K-6
Become a meteorologist and learn about the weather around us.  Students will learn about clouds with an edible cloud model, severe weather and preparation for it with anemometer pinwheels, and how weather wears away land and mountains over time.  In Indiana, the weather is wild!

Science Standards: Covers:  K.ESS.3, 2.ESS.2, 2.ESS.3, 3.ESS.1, 4.ESS.3, Touches On: 2.ESS.1.

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