Temporarily Closed - Now Offering Virtual Camps!

Virtual Events

The Lab may be temporarily closed, but we are open for STEM fun and learning from a safe distance. We understand that virtual learning may be more challenging, but our expert STEM Educators have gained valuable experience serving over 350 children successfully through virtual field trips, camps, birthday parties, member only events and animal encounters!

Check out the list of our virtual programs and fall in love with STEM with us!

STEM Enrichment Series

Join the Children's Science Center Lab for our STEM Enrichment Series, a 6-week program designed for 3rd through 5th grade students to apply concepts they learn in school to project-based challenges using critical thinking, research, and data sharing.
This online, limited capacity series begins on September 14 and runs through October 26th with an optional "Fun Day" on Monday, October 12 (Indigenous Peoples' Day and school holiday).  

Our program reinforces Virginia State Science Standards of Learning (SOLs) through exciting demonstrations, hands-on experiments, engineering projects, and group discussion!  This series was specifically developed to keep kids on track with science through distance learning.

Cost: $295 for 6 weeks. Second or more children are at a discounted rate of $270.

STEM Fun Club

Keep it FUN with our STEM After-School Club! Dive deep into the fun of science topics from chemistry to 3D printing with our experienced STEM Educators from the Lab!  STEM After-School Club consists of a weekly one-hour Zoom session focused on one topic for 4 weeks in a row!

Connect with other science loving kids from 4pm - 5pm each week to develop community and teamwork while maintaining physical distance and safety. This program is designed for 2nd - 5th graders.

Cost: $300 for all three subjects for 4 weeks. $125 for specific subjects for 4 weeks.

Virtual Birthday Parties

Virtual birthday parties come with a selection of demonstrations to choose from, two STEM party hosts and a birthday kit for the guest of honor which can be picked up curbside. Kit includes the activity supplies, Child Sci T-shirt and 1 free admission to the Lab. A list of supplies is included with the invitation link, so friends can follow along from a safe distance. These one hour sessions are structured to include singing Happy Birthday and offered on weekends at 1pm or 3 pm.

Cost: $125 Classic Birthday Party

$175 for Birthday Party Animal (includes animal encounter)

Virtual Field Trips

Children’s Science Center field trips, animal encounters, and assemblies are now virtual! Contact fieldtrips@childsci.org to check availability.

Over the summer of 2020, the Children’s Science Center provided hundreds of students LIVE, STEM based virtual field trips, animal encounters, and assemblies. Our 45-minute virtual programs continue this school year allowing students to explore STEM concepts through interactive, fun, and engaging activities led by our STEM Educators. These virtual programs are designed for Pre-K to 6th grade students and are offered Monday through Friday, at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. For information on availability and pricing, please email fieldtrips@childsci.org.