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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.

Help Bring The Region's Only Public Planetarium To Science Central!

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Imagine walking into Fort Wayne’s only public planetarium and being able to see the Earth from space, view each planet in our Solar System, peer into our Milky Way Galaxy, fly past a black hole, observe planets revolving around other suns, or even approach the very edge of the known universe! Using the classic star projector from the University of Saint Francis paired with a modern digital system, you will be able to see these images… and more!

Planetarium Sponsorship Levels:

Click the amount below to donate.

All donations of $50 or more will be recognized with a star-shaped plaque.

For any donations of more than $10,000, please contact Executive Director Martin S. Fisher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you would prefer to mail your donation, please send to:

Science Central
Attn: Planetarium
1950 N. Clinton St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

If donation is over $50, please indicate how you would like to be acknowledged on your plaque.


 Project Information:

• The only public planetarium in the region
• Legacy optical-mechanical starball from the University of Saint Francis
• Modern, state-of-the-art digital fulldome equipment
• Earth-based skies and deep space imagery
• A permanent 1,500-sq. foot exhibit
• Not a stand-alone experience; integrates with hundreds of other STEM exhibits, programs and activities
• Correlates with the Science On a Sphere gallery
• Science Central’s largest capital campaign since opening in 1995
• Supports Science Central’s Vision to be the premier gateway for informal science education in the region