Come join a workshop at the Children’s Science Center Lab!  We offer a variety of sessions on various STEM topics so check back often to see what is planned. Here are our current and upcoming workshops:

Workshop Participant Benefits: Workshop participants and one parent/caregiver are invited to explore the Children’s Science Center Lab after their session. Additional family members may purchase their General Admission ticket at the door or in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult while enjoying the Lab exhibit areas.


Stop Motion Animation 

Debunk the mechanics of how movie making happens in this family-style workshop for children in grades 2-5! Discover how stop motion animation works, and challenge your creative side with this simple, hands-on technology. Easily achievable for both younger and older children, stop motion animation encourages problem solving through the creative constraint of the medium, necessitates project planning, iteration, and experimentation through trial and error, and supports storytelling and narration as a means of scientific learning. Families will narrate and create their own stop motion animation movie using their own portable, handheld smart device. Devices must be Internet capable.
$25 per child/adult pair

For children in Grades 2-5

Saturday, March 11, 10:30 am – 11:30 am 

Saturday, March 25, 10:30 am – 11:30 am 


Sewing Circuits 

Experiment with a battery, conductive thread, conductive tape, and an LED light to learn how to connect a circuit, and design a unique, artistically crafted item, such as a pillow, a stuffed bear, or even a superhero’s shield! Tools such as pliers, scissors, and sewing needles will help to affix the necessary components together, and a metal snap will connect the circuit in order to light up your creation!
$25 per child/adult pair
For children ages 6 and up
Saturday, April 1, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Saturday, April 22, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Science Magic! 

Be amazed by feats of hydro-magic steeped in science! This hands-on family workshop is full of activities and experiments dedicated to water, color mixing, and superabsorbent polymers. Make water disappear, engineer a leak-proof cup, make ice cubes vanish, and experiment with test tube rainbows! “Science Magic!” provides budding scientists with scientific explanations for outcomes that seem as mystifying as magic.
$25 per child/adult pair
For children ages preK – grade 2
Saturday, April 8, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Saturday, April 29, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Have an idea for a Workshop your child would like?

Workshop & Class Refund Policy:  We require written notice if you need to withdraw from a class or workshop. Please send written notice by email requesting the withdrawal. A full refund will be provided less a $5 administrative fee if cancellation is requested with two weeks advance notice.  No refunds will be processed within two weeks of your class or workshop start day.Inclement Weather Policy:   The Center will schedule make-up classes as needed when the Lab is closed due to inclement weather.

Class Make-up Policy:  The Children’s Science Center will make best efforts to accommodate make-ups by allowing a child to attend an alternative session during the same week of class (Monday – Saturday).  If you know that you will need to miss a day, please contact with as much notice as possible to make arrangements.  

If you have any problems registering for workshops or classes, please email us or telephone 703-648-3130.