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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.

Charitable Requests

Due to the high number of requests received, we cannot guarantee to grant your request. We will do our best to process your request in a timely manner, but note that Science Central is committed to our mission of science education. The time it takes us to process all of these requests takes us away from our mission. Please be considerate.

Donation Guidelines

Because of the hundreds of donation requests we receive annually, we ask that you review these guidelines before making your request.

  • Only one request per organization per year.
  • Only online requests will be considered. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
  • All requests must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to your event, preferably more.
  • Science Central will consider making donations for the following.
    • Tax-exempt nonprofit organization event
    • School fundraisers (schools must be registered and officially recognized by the states of Indiana, Ohio or Michigan)
  • Science Central WILL NOT consider making donations for the following.
    • Cash donations
    • Individuals or families, including participation in events or fundraisers for pageant participation, adoptions, travel programs or medical expenses
    • Sports teams, travel and equipment fundraisers
    • Organizations outside of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio or Kentucky

Science Central is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. We too are dependent on fundraising for the support of our organization and also hold annual fundraising events with silent auctions. What can you provide for our events? Can you help sponsor us? If so, please note it when making your request.