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Family Science Night

Family Science Night

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Family Science Night is celebrating its ninth year and remains the most popular and requested community outreach program. Whether in-school or virtual, the Family Science Night brings the school community together for family-learning that encourages children to continue pursuing STEM subjects through higher academic levels. This will continue during the 2021-22 school year while also maintaining a safe environment, following CDC guidelines and understanding schools' requirements. Due to the high demand for this program, schools are selected through a lottery. 

Applications for 2021-22 school year will be released in Spring, 2021.  If you have any questions, please email us.

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Programs like Family Science Night are made possible with generous support of our Premier Sponsor:

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And the help of our Program Partners:

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Family Science Night

The Children’s Science Center’s Family Science Night Program offers interactive and engaging activities designed to excite students and their families about STEM.  Family Science Night combines science learning and family bonding within the school community. Family Science Night is celebrating its eleventh year and remains the most popular and requested community outreach program today! Family Science Nights are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September through April.

The Family Science Night application usually opens in the winter of the previous school year. If you are interested in applying or would like more information, please read through to the bottom of the page to learn more and email us. Once selected, the school must return a signed Family Science Night agreement confirming compliance with all school obligations.

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The Children’s Science Center Lab has mastered the traditional in-person Family Science Night program which involves volunteer management, advertising, and transporting STEM activities to your school. This 90-minute event takes place in the school gym or cafeteria where we set up 12 hands-on activities for students and their families to move freely between at their leisure. Activities are most appropriate for families and children in grades K-6. Children’s Science Center Lab is making STEM tangible and exciting for our students, which will better prepare them for the workforce of the future.

Family Science Night accommodates up to 350 people although the room size will determine the largest attendance possible for any given school. Cost: $950 (Some schools may qualify for free programming).

Family Science Night is made possible by the generous support of United Bank!

How do I Apply?

The Application is Now Closed

The application for the 2024-25 school year is open from February 5, 2024 through April 8, 2024.

Read more about what's involved and the school's obligations here.

If you have any questions about the application or the Family Science Night program, please email us at