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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.

Wish List Donations

Science Central is continually in need of donations of products and services that will benefit our education programs and facilities, therefore allowing us to keep expenses low. Science Central reserves the right to decline a donation based on our needs, but in general, all contributions are greatly appreciated and accepted.

Thank you in advance for your thoughtful generosity and helping us continue our Mission!


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Animal Related Items

  • Fish Aquariums, Animal Cages and Supplies
  • Large Guinea Pig Cage
  • Guinea Pig Chew Toys

Craft Supplies, etc.

  • Colored and White Copier Paper
  • Colored and White Card Stock
  • Crayons
  • Washable Markers
  • Stickers
  • Disposable Cups
  • Plastic Beverage Bottles
  • CDs (Used)
  • Yogurt containers, cleaned
  • Colored modeling clay
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Paint
  • Beads

IT Items, etc. (working, like new)

  • Bluetooth Wireless Headsets for phones
  • Flat-Panel TV's
  • Flat-Screen Computer Monitors (24" or larger)
  • Adjustable Computer Monitor Desk Mounting Arms
  • Computer Speakers
  • DVD Players
  • Memory Sticks/Flash Drives
  • Laptop Carrying Cases
  • Adjustable Standing Desks

Photo/Video Equipment (working, like new)

  • Video lighting kit
  • Tabletop shooting tent
  • Location audio equipment
  • Tripods
  • Full HD/4K camcorder
  • GoPro
  • Drone with camera
  • DSLR lens

Kids Toys, etc.

  • Thomas the Tank Engine Toys and Track
  • Large Floor Puzzles

Office Supplies, etc.

  • Office Furniture (File Cabinets, Bookcases, Table and Chairs, Mailboxes)
  • Currency Counter for Bills and Coins
  • Heavy-Duty Paper Shredder
  • Die-cut Machine with Stencils
  • Working, Washer and Dryer
  • Working, Dishwasher
  • Gas Cards
  • Dawn Dish Soap
  • Rubbermaid Roughneck Storage Totes
  • Plastic Bags

Science Related Items

  • Optical Illusion Posters
  • Science Posters
  • MC Escher Posters
  • Human Anatomy Models

Shop Tools, etc. (working)

  • Heavy-Duty Snow Blower
  • Used Hand Tools
  • Assorted Cordless Hand Tools
  • Assorted Shop Bench Tools
  • Carpeting

Science Central reserves the right to decline a donation based on our needs.