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Legacy Giving

Just For Homeschoolers

Our 2019-2020 Homeschool Pass began on Monday, September 9! 

The Homeschool pass will be extended 3 months due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

We know homeschoolers school all year long, however, we know one of the benefits of homeschooling is to be where the crowds are not. Get up close and personal with our STEM Educators and ask as many questions about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that your students can come up with!

We invite homeschool families to become Homeschool Pass Holders of the Children’s Science Center Lab and to be a part of our community of support that is dedicated to creating a world-class Children’s Science Center in our region.  A Homeschool Pass gives your family access to fun, hands-on and educational activities focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Monday through Thursday, 10 am – 6pm, September 9, 2019, through May 21, 2020. To become a Homeschool Pass Holder, stop by the Children’s Science Center Lab, call (703) 648-3130, and present your Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) Card or paperwork stating all homeschool requirements of the state have been met.  Any questions, please send an email to

For only $99, this pass comes with admission benefits for the entire homeschool family, including two parents and all children living in the same household.  Passes are not transferable among families or children living in another household.  The Homeschool Pass does not offer the same benefits as a Base Family Membership.  Some restrictions apply. 

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Inspire a Love of STEM Learning for Future Generations

Become a Member of the Legacy Society

The scientific innovations of the future will dramatically transform the ways we live, work, and play. This future starts with inspiring today’s young learners to build a lifelong love of STEM. We invite you to be a STEM Champion and join our LEGACY SOCIETY.

Including the Children’s Science Center in your will or estate plans ensures that future generations will enjoy the wonder of hands-on STEM learning in their community. Your legacy gift is a significant investment, allowing the Science Center to provide high-quality, engaging experiences for the region’s children, students, and families, who will be equipped to meet the challenges and demands of the future.

Unless you prefer to remain anonymous, the Children’s Science Center will honor your gift with prominent recognition in our annual report and on our website.

Legacy Society Member Sheila Brennan and Her Grandson Christopher

"From my first visit to the Lab, watching children get so excited about science and ladybugs, I knew I wanted to be intimately involved with supporting the mission of the Children’s Science Center. Every child needs this resource.  I have been a teacher my whole life – just not in traditional classrooms. I’ve been a mother, a grandmother and now I’m a member of the Legacy Society. I am making a huge difference in so many children’s lives and I couldn’t be more proud!"
- Sheila Brennan

We welcome the opportunity to have a conversation,
confidentially and without obligation, about creating your legacy.

Please contact:

Jenn Brunner

Director of Advancement

If you have already included the Children’s Science Center in your will or estate plans, or are ready to do so now, please let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity and commitment. Email or complete and submit the non-binding gift intention form below. Thank You!

Gift Intention Form
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Including the Children’s Science Center in your will or estate plans is easy. Two of the most popular methods are:*

Include the Children’s Science Center as a beneficiary in your will.

“I devise and bequeath (percentage of my estate or residue, specific dollar amount, or property) to Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation dba Children’s Science Center Tax ID #90-0168625.”

Name the Children’s Science Center as a beneficiary for life insurance benefits, retirement plans, financial accounts, or donor advised funds.

Request a form from your account administrator and designate a percentage or a fixed amount of assets to Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation dba Children’s Science Center Tax ID #90-0168625.

*Not intended as tax, legal or financial advice. Please consult with your tax advisor to determine which estate plan is best for you.