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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.

Afternoon Science

The Afternoon Science program is designed to offer homeschool students an opportunity to spend an afternoon together participating in a scientific lab, a demonstration and exploring the exhibits.  Be sure to make your reservations early because these popular programs fill quickly!

Afternoon Science is structured similarly to Science Central’s STEM camps and Coding Club programs, with a drop-off and pick-up portion. Parents simply check in their student and then come back at the end of the program to sign out their student. Parents are no longer required to remain in the building for the program. Please make sure to read through the Program Policy and Frequently Asked Questions pages!

Ages: 5-16
Time: Check-in: 1:45 - 2 p.m.; Program: 2 - 3:15 p.m.;  Check-out: 3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Program Cost:  $6/Student (Non-dissection Labs), $7/Student (Dissection Labs).

Special Notes:

  • All course registrations close the week before the Wednesday event at 10:00 AM.
  • Walk-ins on the day of the event will not be permitted. All course registrations close the week before the Wednesday event at 10:00 AM.
  • Programs will not be delayed for late arrivals.
  • Programs are subject to cancellation or change at Science Central's discretion. 


AstronomyWednesday, October 9th
“Solar System Science” Demonstration

Ages 5-8: Planets & Constellations
Ages 9-12: Impact Craters!
Ages 13-16: Solar Science

PhysicsWednesday, November 13th
“Amazing Air Pressure” Demonstration

Ages 5-8: Tower Power Lab
Ages 9-12: Newton Cars Lab
Ages 13-16: Visible Light Spectrum

ElectricityWednesday, December 11th
”Shocking Science” Demonstration

Ages 5-8: Electricity in a Snap Lab
Ages 9-12: Frog, Volts, and Vinegar
Ages 13-16: Just Add Water Lab

BiologyWednesday, January 8th  Filled, no openings
”Oh Bee Hive” Demonstration

Ages 5-8: Shark Dissection  Filled, no openings
Ages 9-12: Shark Dissection  Filled, no openings
Ages 13-16: Shark Dissection  Filled, no openings

ChemistryWednesday, February 12th
“Electrical Extravaganza”Demonstration

Ages 5-8: Slimeology  Filled, no openings
Ages 9-12: Chromatography Lab  Filled, no openings
Ages 13-16: Measure Up Lab

AnatomyWednesday, March 11th
”Body Matters” Demonstration

Ages 5-8: Liquid Explorations Filled, no openings
Ages 9-12: The Case of the Confused Chemist  Filled, no openings
Ages 13-16: Chemical Reactions

Nano ScienceWednesday, April 8th
Nano Science
"Good Vibrations" Demonstration

Ages 5-8: Thin Films  Filled, no openings
Ages 9-12: Nano Lab  Filled, no openings
Ages 13-16: DNA Lab

Notes: Programs are recommended for age groups based on the level of difficulty in content and developmental appropriateness. Please use discretion when registering your child for a program out of his or her age range. Programs are subject to cancellation or change at Science Central’s discretion.  Due to the popularity of some programs, Science Central sometimes needs to separate age groups into different classes.