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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.

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.