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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

Saturday, December 5, 2020
DIY Workshop: Cookie Cutter Creation
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Monday, December 7, 2020
STEM Enrichment Series
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Monday, December 7, 2020
DIY Facebook Live Series
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Winter Break Virtual Camps

Single Day Camps with Kits!

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.

Kits will be available for contactless pick up Friday, December 18 from 4pm to 6pm and Saturday, December 19 from 10am to 12pm. If you are joining us from out of town, we will provide a list of easy to locate ingredients that can be purchased online or at your local stores.

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STEM Fun Club II

After School Activity

Keep it FUN with our STEM After-School Club! Dive deep into the science of Space Exploration.

STEM After-School Club consists of a weekly one-hour Zoom session focused on one topic for 4 weeks.

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

Space Exploration Wednesdays
Each week we will discover a different Space technology through hands-on-activities, simulations, games, and more. Build a space telescope, a mars rover, or a rocketship!

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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.

Winter Wonder Lab STEM Kit!

Enjoy six ❄ Cool ❄ science experiments designed for elementary aged kids with some adult supervision. This kit has everything you’ll need to for cold, wintry weather fun like Candy Cane Slime and Snowball Launcher to name just a few.

Supplies will be provided in individual activity kits and packaged in a box for your convenience. You just need to provide water, ice, and a few everyday household materials.

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 Friday and Saturday in December!

Order by December 17 to pick up before Christmas.

This kit will be available through December 24 for pick up on December 26.

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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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