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Ice Cream Science!

Children’s Science Center Director of Education Lori Ann Terjesen will be a guest on Let’s Talk Live on News Channel 8 on July 9 airing at 11:00 a.m.  Download the Ice Cream Science activity sheet to try making ice cream at home.  If you miss the live show, we will post the online link to the segment soon.

Celebrate Fireflies with us at Operation Firefly Finale:

Operation Firefly is a summer program that invites children and families to become Citizen Scientists to help track fireflies throughout Northern Virginia.  We are celebrating fireflies and summer science with a free, family event on August 3 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Fair Oaks Mall.  Join us for hands-on activities and entertainment! View our Operation Firefly Finale Media Advisory for more information. Learn more about Operation Firefly at our Operation Firefly microsite.

Children’s Science Center Announces Sites and Development Plans
The Children’s Science Center announced sites and phased development plans for a 5,400-square-foot first operating site to be located at Fair Oaks Mall, in Fairfax, Virginia and a 53,000-square-foot world-class children’s science center to be located at the Kincora development in Dulles, Virginia.Read all about this exciting news: press release | press kit | fact sheet | renderings | vision

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Early Childhood Hands-On Science (ECHOS):

The Children’s Science Center has a new program focused on some of our youngest learners — ECHOS (Early Childhood Hands-On Science). The program was developed to enrich, engage and excite pre-school children in STEM learning through the use of an educational, interactive, hands-on medium. Read our press release. See program overview and application.

Summer Mini Labs:

Summer Mini Labs showcase a “mini” series of our popular Mobile Labs Family Science Night events during the summer. Open to libraries, scouting groups, homeschooling groups, and other organizations, Mini Labs are a one-hour event featuring four hands-on, science-based activities. Mini Labs activities are most appropriate for families and children in grades K-6. Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2014. See program overview and application.

Many of our Summer Mini Labs are open to the public. See our online event calendar to check for upcoming public Summer Mini Labs events.

Imagine Their Future:

The Children’s Science Center is hosting special events entitled “Imagine Their Future”. Guests get an exciting look at our mission and value of bringing an interactive children’s science center to Northern Virginia. Join us for our next program!