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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.

GSK Science in the Summer 2019 GSK

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Science in the Summer is a free program developed by the Franklin Institute and funded by GlaxoSmithKline to teach kids in grades K-5th about science. Since 2015, Science Central has brought hands-on science education to the Allen County community through this program.

This year's topic covers the Science of Me! Kids will explore both the biological systems that make humans fundamentally alike, and the elements that interact to create a unique individual!

  • Part 1: Your Power Plant
  • Part 2: Your Delivery System
  • Part 3: Your Command Center
  • Part 4: Your Blueprint

2019 Locations:

Allen County Public Libraries (K-5th):

  • New Haven Branch (6 - 7 p.m.): June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • Pontiac Branch (1:30 - 2:30 p.m.): June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
  • Shawnee Branch (1 - 3 p.m.): June 18th & 25th
  • Woodburn Branch (10:30 - 11:30 a.m.): June 24th, July 1st, 8th, 15th
  • Little Turtle Branch (1 - 2 p.m.): July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
  • Aboite Branch (7 - 8 p.m.): July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
  • Hessen Cassel Branch (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.): July 29th & 31st
  • Tecumseh Branch (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.): Aug. 1st & 2nd

Young Explorers Summer Refugee Program at Prince Chapman Academy (K-5th)

Programs open to refugee students ONLY.

  • Session 1 (9 - 10 a.m.): June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 25th
  • Session 2 (9 - 10 a.m.): June 6th, 13th, 19th, 28th

Summer programs at the YMCA:

  • Camp Harris: July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 25th
    • K - 2nd Grade: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
    • 3rd - 5th Grade: 10:40 - 11:40 a.m.
  • Camp Kekionga: June 6th, 10th, 17th, July 11th
    • K - 2nd Grade: 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
    • 3rd - 5th Grade: 2 - 3 p.m.
      • Please note: On July 11th, K-2nd Grade will be 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. and 3rd-5th Grade will be 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Renaissance Pointe: June 7th, 14th, 21st, 27th
    • K - 2nd Grade: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
    • 3rd - 5th Grade: 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

For more information or questions, contact us at 260-424-2400 ext. 417 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..