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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.

Apollo Moon Landing 50th Anniversary


Relive one of the greatest human achievements with Science Central this summer! July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing mission, so visit Science Central to learn more about this historic event.



DSC 0019cropExplore Behind The Scenes:

DSC 0018editWith Science Central's photo display visitors can look at all the major milestones of this mission, as well as some rarely seen photographs of the astronauts and the crew. Also, look for sets of the Apollo photos at these locations:

  • The History Center - Now through December
  • Hop River Brewery - End of June through August
  • University of St. Francis - End of August through mid-December


Engage With A Historian:

Science Central will host guest speaker David Schuster, an associate professor of history at Purdue University Fort Wayne, on July 20 to commemorate theboot print actual anniversary of the landing! He will make multiple presentations throughout the day about the historical significance of this event. This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Science on a Sphere Demonstrations:

During the month of July, catch a special demonstration in the AEP Foundation Science on a Sphere Theater about the Apollo 11 moon landing mission!








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