coronavirus dark 1200x800Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Due to health concerns associated with the Coronavirus and in cooperation with Gov. Eric Holcomb's stay-at-home order, Science Central has cancelled all programs, events and outreaches through Tuesday, April 21st.  Science Central will be closed to the public until further notice.

We did not make this decision easily. As a science-based, educational institution, the management team feels this action is in the best interest of our visitors, staff and volunteers. It is the responsibility of everyone to help reduce the spread of the virus.

If you were scheduled for any upcoming programs, we will contact you in a separate communication, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

We look forward to re-opening soon!

Updated 4/3/20.

Learn from home!

To foster science learning while everyone is home, Science Central is creating engaging online science content for parents and teachers to use.  Find more videos on Science Central's YouTube channel CLICK HERE

Educator Development Opportunities

Science Central can provide professional development for your staff or pre-service students in groups of 10 or more, onsite at our facility. Also, learn more about our teacher discounts.  Topics include:

GEMS LogoGreat Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS)

GEMS is designed to capture the student's imagination using essential science and math themes, concepts and methods.  Developed by the University of California/Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science, GEMS Teacher Guides utilize a child's natural curiosity about their environment to teach math, as well as reading, social studies and science.

Designed For:  Teachers
Group Size:  10 or more
Cost: $15.00 per teacher for 3 hours at Science Central.
$25.00 per teacher for 3 hours at your site plus mileage.
How to Register:  Choose the topics your group would like to explore, and then call Science Central's Education Director at 260.424.2400 ext. 442, for additional information.
Special Notes: Schedule one for your group today!

Flying Wild LogoFlying WILD

Flying WILD: A program of the Council for Environmental Education, introduces middle school students to bird conservation, utilizing standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects.  You can receive a copy of Flying WILD: An Educator's Guide to Celebrating Birds by attending and successfully completing a Flying WILD Educator Training.

Designed For:  Teachers
Group Size: Individuals or 10 or more
Cost:  $15.00
How to Register: Contact the Science Central Education Director at 260.424.2400, ext. 442.
Special Notes: TBA

Pre-Service Tours and Labs

Schedule your pre-service class for a tour of Science Central to learn about all the opportunities and resources we can provide in the classroom.
Designed For:  Classes of Pre-Service Teachers
Group Size:  10 or more
Cost: Admission Free, Labs $2.00 to $6.00 based on the Lab, $1.00 per Demonstration.
How to Register:  Choose the topics your group would like to explore and then call the Education Director at 260.424.2400 ext. 442.

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