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Special Events

Haunted Lab - October 1st - 31st

Upcoming Special Events

Special Events

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Mock Science Fair

Jan 11, 2020 3:30 AM

If your school conducts a science fair give your students a chance to practice! Students from Kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to take part in a “Mock Science Fair” at the Children’s Science Center Lab!

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Cherry Blossom STEM Day at the Lab

Mar 29, 2020 10:00 AM

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Party for the Planet

Apr 11, 2020 1:00 PM

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with special activities and STEM exploration.

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Supporting Your Child in a Virtual World Webinar

Aug 26, 2020 12:00 PM

Join Joann and Carly for an hour of tips, suggestions, and resources as we brave the new world of virtual learning together! Our seasoned educators will teach you ways to help your elementary student(s) navigate the social and emotional components of online learning as well as organizational and time management skills for a successful start to the school year.

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Supporting Your Child in a Virtual World Webinar

Aug 29, 2020 10:00 AM

Learn ways to help your elementary student(s) navigate the social and emotional components of online learning as well as organizational and time management skills for a successful start to the school year.

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Supporting Your Child in a Virtual World Webinar

Sep 1, 2020 7:30 PM

Learn ways to help your elementary student(s) navigate the social and emotional components of online learning as well as organizational and time management skills for a successful start to the school year.

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Monday Funday!

Oct 12, 2020 1:00 PM

Want to put some FUN back into Mondays? Join us on Indigenous Peoples’ Day as we explore inventions and creations and build some of your own, too!

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Spooky Science Show

Oct 31, 2020 11:00 AM

Celebrate one of our favorite times of the year! Although the Haunted Lab is temporarily closed, you can still join us for our virtual LIVE Spooky Science Show! 

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Vote for STEM

Nov 2, 2020 1:00 PM

Registration is FREE for this Monday School Holiday Program, designed for students K - 5th. Space is limited.

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DIY Workshop: Cookie Cutter Creation

Dec 5, 2020 10:00 AM

Get into the holiday STEM spirit and explore the world of 3D design to create your very own cookie cutter!

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Holiday PJ Party!

Dec 12, 2020 10:00 AM

Start your weekend by staying in your Pajamas, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and join us for some COOL science!

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Noon Year’s Eve Party!

Dec 31, 2020 11:00 AM

Zoom into the New Year with the kids during our Noon Year's Eve Celebration! Our team will meet you in a secured Zoom party room to make a celebratory confetti popper, engage in science demonstrations, count down to 12 o'clock - noon and ring in the New Year with a BANG! Toast in 2021 with your child's favorite beverage of choice and the Children Science Center!

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Monday Fun Day - MLK Day

Jan 18, 2021 3:30 PM

This 2 hour event will explore the science inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Monday Fun Day - Creature Feature

Jan 25, 2021 1:30 PM

2 hour engaging Virtual event that explores ectothermic animals and their adaptations.

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Winter Weather Workshop with Topper Shutt

Feb 13, 2021 11:00 AM

Join us as WUSA9 Chief Meteorologist Topper Shutt returns for our annual Winter Weather Workshop!

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Monday Fun Day - We Heart STEM

Feb 15, 2021 1:30 PM

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by getting up close and personal to dissect an animal heart! Learn all about the heart and how it works to pump blood throughout your body by witnessing a virtual dissection of a preserved animal heart.

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Reptile Round Up

Feb 27, 2021 11:00 AM

This 45 minute interactive Animal Encounter allows you to meet some of our reptile Animal Ambassadors.

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Monday Fun Day - Viruses and the Victory of Vaccines!

Mar 8, 2021 1:30 PM

Look at famous vaccines in history and explore the science behind how viruses replicate DNA.

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Pi Day

Mar 14, 2021 10:00 AM

Celebrate Pi Day in a morning full of Math FUN!

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Monday Fun Day - The Amazing World of Chain Reactions

Apr 5, 2021 2:00 PM

Crash, bang, boom! What makes a clock tick? Or a volcano explode? Come find out and put the FUN back into Mondays with Monday Funday! Enjoy the day off from school by exploring the Amazing World of Chain Reactions!

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Monday Fun Day - Online Design

Apr 12, 2021 2:00 PM

Put the fun back into Mondays! Join us for a day of creative creations – all online!

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Earth Day Celebration

Apr 18, 2021 2:00 PM

Earth Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate it than the Children Science Center’s Earth Day Extravaganza! Join us for an exciting virtual opportunity on April 18th to have a blast while learning about the Earth!

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Science Saturday - May Day Robotics!

May 1, 2021 10:00 AM

May Day! May Day! Calling all coders! We need YOUR help to design a robot to help save the world! Have the whole family join us for an hour of hands-on robotics fun on Science Saturday!

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Science Saturdays - Chemistry 101

May 15, 2021 10:00 AM

Chemicals, color changes, bubbles, oh my! Have the whole family join us for an hour of hands-on chemistry fun on Science Saturday!

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Cicada's Don't Bug Me Preschool Budding Bookworm

Jun 7, 2021 11:30 AM

Author read Budding Bookworm on Facebook Live

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Ocean Chemistry Facebook Live

Jul 16, 2021 10:00 AM

Join us as we create a model that demonstrates the effects of an aquatic rich environment.

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General Admission - Labor Day Weekend

Sep 3, 2021 10:00 AM

The Lab is open to the public this Friday, September 3 - Monday, September 6, for 2 hour timed-entries.

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General Admission - Labor Day Weekend

Sep 4, 2021 10:00 AM

The Lab is open to the public this Saturday, September 4 - Monday, September 6, for 2 hour timed-entries.

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General Admission - Labor Day Weekend

Sep 5, 2021 10:00 AM

The Lab is open to the public this Friday, September 3 - Monday, September 6, for 2 hour timed-entries.

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General Admission - Labor Day Weekend

Sep 6, 2021 10:00 AM

The Lab is open to the public this Friday, September 3 - Monday, September 6, for 2 hour timed-entries.

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First Robotics Team Demonstration

Oct 24, 2021 2:00 PM

Combing the excitement of sports with the rigors of Science and Technology, FIRST Robotics is a national organization based at middle and high schools. A local team will be demonstrating several of there competition ready robots. Learn more about how the robots are designed and how they compete.

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New Year's Eve Around the World

Dec 31, 2021 10:00 AM

Ring in 2022 in STEM style with kid-engineered noise makers and confetti throwers for a celebration your whole family can enjoy!

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STEM Career Connections Event

Feb 5, 2022 2:00 PM

Join us for STEM Career Connections included with your Timed Entry to the Lab! Our Youth Advisory Board will be inviting local STEM experts in various fields to lead special pop-up activities and engage with families about careers in their field.

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Virtual 3D Design Workshop

Feb 20, 2022 10:00 AM

Kick off National Engineering Week with a 3D design workshop with the Children’s Science Center Lab!

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Author Book Reading - Who Is a Scientist?

Feb 26, 2022 10:30 AM

Meet local author Laura Gehl as she reads her book Who Is a Scientist?. This book introduces readers ages 4-9 to fourteen scientists in a variety of disciplines---from meteorology and mechanical engineering to paleontology and agroecology.

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Kids' Night Out - PJ Party!

Mar 19, 2022 6:00 PM

Drop the kids off at the Lab for an extra special Kids Night Out PJ Party! Kids will enjoy having the whole Lab to explore! Make a glowing bouncy ball, build a fort big enough for you and your friends, and meet one of our nocturnal animal ambassadors.

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Earth Day at the Lab! - 2 Hour Timed Entry

Apr 23, 2022 10:00 AM

Our earth is amazing! Join us to celebrate our planet on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Lab. Included with your Timed Entry Admission, don’t miss the opportunity to try out some hands-on activities to learn more about why plants are so amazing and what they need to survive!

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A Day of Innovation with Benjamin Franklin

May 7, 2022 10:00 AM

Hosted in partnership with WETA, guests will explore the incredible inventions of Benjamin Franklin with special activities, electrifying demonstrations, and a visit from Ben himself!

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STEM-Tastic 7

Jun 18, 2022 10:00 AM

It's our Birthday! Help us celebrate 7 years of the Lab with hands-on STEM fun and free party favors for guests (while supplies last)

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Unfold the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope

Aug 6, 2022 10:00 AM

Join us for 2 hours of STEM fun at the Lab while celebrating the James Webb Space Telescope! This community event is included with your timed-entry ticket at 10AM & 2PM and offers special space activities.

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Kids Night Out - In Space

Sep 16, 2022 6:00 PM

This is a fun-filled night to make new friends who share a love of science! Create your own nebula, go on a moon adventure, and create a Mars rover for an out-of-this-world experience. Participants may sign up with siblings or friends.

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Family Costume Party

Oct 22, 2022 5:00 PM

Spooky Science Fun!

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