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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.

The Weekly Experiment

Weekly Experiement NIPR

NIPR and Science Central are teaming up to present “The Weekly Experiment,” a short radio program that will air each Saturday on WBOI 
(89.1 FM) during “Science Friday.” The program will be broadcast at about 2:03 p.m. Each week, Science Central Executive Director, Martin S. Fisher, will conduct a brief mini-experiment, explaining in a radio-friendly way, interesting scientific facts and theories. The Weekly Experiment is produced by WBOI Programming Director Katy Anderson.


“What better way to teach science to the citizens of northeast Indiana than a partnership between the region’s only science center, the people who know how to create fun science content, and the region’s only public radio station, the people who know how to produce and transmit community programming?” asked Martin.


“WBOI already has a commitment to science education. This new collaboration with Science Central expands that effort still further, and has the added bonus of being produced in our community for the benefit of local listeners” commented Peter Dominowski, NIPR President/General Manager.