Afternoon Science                             NEW FORMAT! PLEASE NOTE CHANGES!

The Afternoon Science program is designed to offer homeschool students an opportunity to spend an afternoon together participating in a scientific lab, a demonstration and exploring the exhibits.  Be sure to make your reservations early because these popular programs fill quickly!

This year, Afternoon Science will have a BRAND-NEW FORMAT, structured similarly to Science Central’s camp and Coding Club programs, with a drop-off and pick-up portion where parents simply check-in their student and then come back at the end of the program to sign-out their student. Parents are no longer required to remain in the building for the program. Since Science Central’s Afternoon Science will be different (and more convenient!) than previous years, please make sure to comb thoroughly through the Day of Program and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page!

Ages:  All ages 5-16
Time:  Check-in 1:45 p.m.; Program between 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.  Check-out: 3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Program Cost:  $6/Student (Non-dissection Labs), $7/Student (Dissection Labs).

Special Notes:

  • All course registrations close the week before the Wednesday event at 10:00 AM.
  • Walk-ins on the day of the event will not be permitted. All course registrations close the week before the Wednesday event at 10:00 AM.
  • Programs will not be delayed for late arrivals.
  • Programs are subject to cancellation or change at Science Central's discretion. 


SoundVibsWednesday, October 10th
Physical Science
“Good Vibrations” Demonstration

Ages 5-8: Hands-Off Lab
Ages 9-12: Sound Science Lab
Ages 13-16: Energy Transfers 

Storm2Wednesday, November 14th (please note this date)
Earth & Space Science
“Wild Weather” Demonstration

Ages 5-8: Storm Science Lab SOLD OUT
Ages 9-12: Earth Processes Lab SOLD OUT
Ages 13-16: Climate Change SOLD OUT

worm gears 500x500Wednesday, December 12th
”Experimenting the Process” Demonstration

Ages 5-8: Engineering the Process
Ages 9-12: Engineering the Process
Ages 13-16: Engineering Project: Design Windmills

crayfishWednesday, January 9th
Anatomy & Life Science
”Telemetry” Demonstration

Ages 5-8: Crayfish Dissection SOLD OUT 
Ages 9-12: Crayfish Dissection SOLD OUT
Ages 13-16: Crayfish Dissection

KeyBoardWednesday, February 13th
Computer Science & Technology
“Electrical Extravaganza”Demonstration

Ages 5-8: Binary Code
Ages 9-12: Error Detection & Correction
Ages 13-16: Test and Modify Windmills

chemistryWednesday, March 13th
”What’s the Matter?” Demonstration

Ages 5-8: Liquid Explorations SOLD OUT
Ages 9-12: The Case of the Confused Chemist
Ages 13-16: Chemical Reactions SOLD OUT

Notes:Programs are recommended for age groups based on the level of difficulty in content and developmental appropriateness. Please use discretion when registering your child for a program out of his or her age range. Programs are subject to cancellation or change at Science Central’s discretion.  Due to the popularity of some programs, Science Central sometimes needs to separate age groups into different classes.