Temporarily Closed - Now Offering Virtual Camps!


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 membership@childsci.org.

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. 

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 1, 2021
STEM Enrichment Series
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Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Makerspace Wednesdays - Squishy Structures
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Sunday, February 7, 2021
Sunday, February 7, Virtual Science Fair
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Spring Break Camps Coming Soon!

March 29 - April 2

Each day of virtual camp will consist of three hours of a structured Zoom session with fun science games, hands-on activities and an exciting science demonstration, animal encounter, or behind-the-scenes at the Lab experience led by our expert STEM educators.

Campers will receive a kit full of supplies for hands-on fun! Each kit will have all the materials necessary for the camp activities, along with additional fun activities and games to try on your own.

Any questions about this program, please contact us at virtualprograms@childsci.org.

Coming Soon

STEM Enrichment Series III

Begins February 1

This program is designed to help your child strengthen their connection to STEM as we cover specific topics from the 3rd - 5th grade Virginia State Standards of Learning. Each Monday, we will explore a different topic by experimenting, creating and building, all with materials prepared for them in a kit ready at curbside pickup on January 30th at the Children's Science Center Lab.

We know science is important and we want to help children continue to have fun learning about science and spark their interest and curiosity that will carry them through this school year.

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Makerspace Wednesdays

Begins February 3

Every Wednesday in February and March, join the Children’s Science Center for a hands-on and interactive tinker’s workshop! This after school club will focus on the engineering design process with a different fun build project each week. Explore the world of tinkering by creating designs using any materials you can find around your home!

This program is recommended for grades 1 – 5.  Siblings and caretakers are welcome; adult supervision is not necessary.  The cost for each week is $15 for a shared screen.  Join each week or drop in when you can!

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Science on the GO!

Serving Your Community

The Children's Science Center will bring science to you! Our mobile science show, Science on the Go, is available Monday through Friday. The Children's Science Center will provide 45 minutes of interactive science demonstrations and chemistry experiments and a whole lot of energy and fun! This is perfect for your learning pod, neighborhood friends, community centers, church groups, and homeschoolers!

You provide the kids and the backyard, cul-de-sac, or community center, and we'll provide the fun!

To learn more or schedule an event, please contact us.

For the Love of STEM Kit!

This kit was packed with love and all of the supplies you'll need besides water and scissors! Enjoy 6 activities with a Valentine's theme.

Supplies will be provided in individual activity kits and packaged in a box for your convenience. Kits are designed for elementary aged children and some activities require grown-up supervision. Fun for the whole family! Member discounts apply.

Reserve your kit(s) today! Contactless pick-up is offered every Saturday in February from 10 am - 12 pm.

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Are you looking for story time with your little ones Follow along our STEM Educators on our Budding Bookworms playlist!

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Check out our DIY Series playlist to recreate science experiments at home using household materials.

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Our Science Demos playlist is sure to wow you by bringing science into your home!

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