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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.

Three Rivers Festival 22nd Annual Egg Drop

No yolk! This event at Science Central is going to be an Eggs-travaganza! We'll be debating which came first, the chicken or the egg, as we celebrate a variety of activities dedicated to both!

Join in the festivities for the Design Collaborative Egg Drop Competition, beginning at 1 p.m. Eggs will fly from the roof of Science Central to the ground below in contraptions specially designed to protect the eggs. It's anything goes, as contestants prepare flying machines ranging from melons loaded with eggs, to sky diving chutes, to giant pinwheels.


Event Details

Where: Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton Street Fort Wayne, IN
Date: Sunday, July 12, 2020
Time: Competition Check-In: 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.; Competition starts at 1:00 p.m.DSC 0028crop
Ages: All ages welcome.
Cost to Watch: Free! 
Pre-registration: Pre-registration will be June 11 - July 11. The cost to register is free, and pre-registered entrants will receive a free pass to Science Central for future use.

Prizes: Age group awards will be given for successful drops; awards will be given for:
• Most creative device.
• Most scientific device.
• Most devastating crash.
• Most devastating crash to survive!


Official Egg Drop Rules


Presented by Design Collaborative and Science Central.

Chicken Dance