Our Programs


TOTS, short for “Today’s Observers, Tomorrow’s Scientists,” is our program for children ages 3 to 6. Each session features engaging, age-appropriate activities designed to introduce young learners to the world of STEM.

Upcoming Program Dates

Full Schedule

Oct. 1 or Oct. 8

  • Topic: Physics – “What a Breeze”
  • Discover how wind works by playing! Make wind-related activities that will help you explore more at home.
  • Book: Kate, Who Tamed the Wind by Liz Garton Scanlon

Nov. 5 or Nov. 12

  • Topic: Biology – “From Seed to Tree”
  • Explore the world of trees. Get to know how these giants work!
  • Book: A Tree Is a Home by Pamela Hickman

Dec. 3 or Dec. 10

  • Topic: Engineering – “Coding, Unplugged”
  • Get an introduction to the world of coding through fun, unplugged activities!
  • Book: How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk

Jan. 7 or Jan. 14

  • Topic: Chemistry – “Glow in the Dark”
  • Take a closer look at things that glow! Explore how some chemical reactions can make things illuminate, even in animals!
  • Book: Glow: Animals With Their Own Night Lights by W. H. Beck

Feb. 4 or Feb. 11

  • Topic: Art – “All About Shapes”
  • Learn about shapes and color by making art.
  • Book: City Shapes by Diana Murray

March 4 or March 11

  • Topic: Geology – “The Ground Beneath Us”
  • Get to know the Earth by looking beneath our feet. Explore the soil and rocks in the ground.
  • Book: Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman

April 1 or April 8

  • Topic: Biology – “In Your Own Backyard”
  • Take a look at the plants and animals that you can find living in your backyard!
  • Book: Weeds Find a Way by Cynthia L. Jenson-Elliott

Program Details

Ages: 3-6

When: Monthly

  • First Tuesday
  • Second Tuesday (session repeats)

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m.

Registration Closes: One week before session date


  • $15 (covers one child + one adult)
  • $15 (each additional participating child)
  • $5 (each additional adult)

Become a Member

Deluxe members receive a discount on this program!

TOTS Survey

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Policies and Procedures

All participants must be registered at least seven days prior to each program date. This would be the Tuesday before the Tuesday program. You will receive an email confirmation containing barcoded tickets. Bring them on the day of your program.

If you need to cancel a registration, you must contact Science Central at least seven days prior to the program date. Refunds are only given seven days prior to event day.

Walk-ins will not be permitted on the day of an event.

All programs are subject to change at Science Central’s discretion.

TOTS check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. each month. Check-in takes place at the admissions desk in Science Central, where you will show your barcoded ticket to a staff member to scan. You will then proceed to Nature Nook on the center’s Top Level for the program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No. The Second Tuesday session is a repeat of the First Tuesday session. This repeat session is offered in order to meet the demand for TOTS seats.

Yes. Parents/guardians must remain with their children for the duration of the program.

Yes. Infant siblings, under the supervision of a parent/guardian, may be present during this program. There is no added fee.

Yes. Science Central can accommodate daycare or school-sized groups at TOTS.

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