Discovery Days

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Discovery Days at the Lab brings students from Title I elementary schools in Northern Virginia to the Children’s Science Center Lab for a field trip at no cost to the school.

In this program, an entire grade of elementary school students from a Title I school and their chaperones will visit the Lab in a fully funded field trip for a hands-on learning experience of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program includes the cost of Lab admission and bus transportation for approximately 150 students per school.

2017-18 Discovery Days Overview

Due to an abundance of interest in the Discovery Days at the Lab program, a blind drawing is held each spring to select the lucky schools who will participate in the program. To enter the drawing, please submit an application below.

Applications for the 2017-18 academic year will be available on this site beginning on March 1, 2017.  Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on April 30, in order to be included in the drawing. The drawing will take place on May 1, 2017 and selected schools will be notified via email.

2017 Discovery Days are sponsored by: