The Children’s Science Center Lab is launching new programs and continuing old favorites in the 2021-2022 school year! We are offering a variety of options to cover various needs and changing circumstances this year – with virtual and in-person programs. We are excited to welcome back students and teachers this
Field Trips are available Mondays through Fridays during the school year. They are designed for Pre-K to 6th grade levels in school classes, day schools, homeschool groups, learning pods, and other educational organizations that desire a structured itinerary.
In-person field trips are scheduled between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and include up to 100 students at $12 per student and parent-chaperones. Students will explore 4 experience zones throughout the Children’s Science Center Lab.
Virtual field trips are scheduled between 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and include up to 30 students together or on separate devices. Virtual field trips are $150, or choose an Animal Encounter for $175, A new field trip offered as of January 2022 will be a Plant or Animal Dissection for $200.
The Children's Science Center Lab will bring field trips to your location! Our Science on the Go program is available Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Instead of bringing your students to the Lab, we will bring the Lab and two STEM Educators to your organization.
This one-hour program is for up to 30 students per session.
This interactive science show is 45 minutes full of color and exciting demonstrations designed to provide children with a fun and engaging way to learn about chemistry, states of matter, chemical properties and reactions.
Available Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Science on Stage (in-person) is $750 for one show; $1150 for two shows on the same day.
Science on Screen (virtual) is $275 for one show.
Designed for the entire school, or any grade level for an assembly stage show, or 100 screens
This program was created in conjunction with ChildSci STEM Educators, a STEM Education Professor at George Mason University, and local public school 5th grade teachers to identify specific topics of struggle for students in the Virginia Science Standards of Learning. The hands-on activities and experiments in the program will give students experience with topics they see on their standardized testing in a fun and interactive way.
This series program can be done in anywhere from 4-7 weeks with 7 NGSS/SOL themes to select at the time of the reservation. Themes include Sound, Light, Friction & Force, the Solar System, Plant Systems, Geology & Rock Cycles, and Electricity & Matter. Each class lasts one hour for up to 30 students at a time.
Cost: $600 (for 4 in-person NGSS/SOL themes per class of 30 students); $400 for 4 virtual NGSS/SOL themes; $100 each additional NGSS/SOL theme (in-school or virtual).
The Children’s Science Center’s Family Science Night Program offers interactive and engaging activities designed to excite students and their families about STEM. Whether in-school or virtual, Family Science Night combines science learning and family bonding within the school community.
In-school Family Science Nights are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm from September through April.
Virtual Family Science Nights are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm from September through April.
The application is open for the 2022-23 school year. Apply now!
Latina SciGirls is an 8-week series of STEM-focused classes offered specifically for Latina girls in grades 3-6 through a partnership with local Title I elementary schools. Programming made possible by PBS SciGirls©.