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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.

Educator Development Opportunities

Science Central can provide professional development for your staff or pre-service students in groups of 10 or more, onsite at our facility. Also, learn more about our teacher discounts.  Topics include:

GEMS LogoGreat Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS)

GEMS is designed to capture the student's imagination using essential science and math themes, concepts and methods.  Developed by the University of California/Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science, GEMS Teacher Guides utilize a child's natural curiosity about their environment to teach math, as well as reading, social studies and science.

Designed For:  Teachers
Group Size:  10 or more
Cost: $15.00 per teacher for 3 hours at Science Central.
$25.00 per teacher for 3 hours at your site plus mileage.
How to Register:  Choose the topics your group would like to explore, and then call Science Central's Education Director at 260.424.2400 ext. 442, for additional information.
Special Notes: Schedule one for your group today!

Flying Wild LogoFlying WILD

Flying WILD: A program of the Council for Environmental Education, introduces middle school students to bird conservation, utilizing standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects.  You can receive a copy of Flying WILD: An Educator's Guide to Celebrating Birds by attending and successfully completing a Flying WILD Educator Training.

Designed For:  Teachers
Group Size: Individuals or 10 or more
Cost:  $15.00
How to Register: Contact the Science Central Education Director at 260.424.2400, ext. 442.
Special Notes: TBA

Pre-Service Tours and Labs

Schedule your pre-service class for a tour of Science Central to learn about all the opportunities and resources we can provide in the classroom.
Designed For:  Classes of Pre-Service Teachers
Group Size:  10 or more
Cost: Admission Free, Labs $2.00 to $6.00 based on the Lab, $1.00 per Demonstration.
How to Register:  Choose the topics your group would like to explore and then call the Education Director at 260.424.2400 ext. 442.

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