At the Lab


Spring into STEM! The flowers are in blooming and the kids are growing! Bring them to the Lab to foster their love of STEM.



April 1 is April Fool’s Day! We’re celebrating by offering 10% on all membership levels and that’s no joke! Buy a Premium Membership to gain the ASTC reciprocity to other centers throughout the country if you’re traveling for spring break! Visit for more details.


April 2 we joined “Wake Up Washington” on WUSA9! Watch Executive Director Nene Spivy, along with STEM Educator Scott Dietrick, who will be making Magnetic Slime for Melissa Nord, host of the show. This weekly show runs from 7am – 9am every Sunday.


Spring Break is here – and so is Camp!

Single Day Camp — Engineering Adventures

For children Grades 1 – 3
Friday, March 24, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Learn about the story of Garrett Brown; the 2013 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee who created the SteadiCam Camera Stabilizer and the SkyCam Flying Camera System used in rock concerts, national football games, and movies.  Work collaboratively to simulate the very experiment that helped Brown to achieve the “A-ha!” moment for his invention.  Children will engage in games and storylines that provide narratives to help solve hands-on engineering challenges and apply their math intuition and number sense to create prototyped inventions for their solutions.


Make sure you check out the Calendar of Events for extended hours, special programs and events, workshops, camps and more!

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What’s up at the Experiment Bar?  April 2017 Experiment Bar

At the Experiment Bar, you’ll want to try out this month’s addition “Bubble-ology” experiment which explores the concepts of surface tension, basic solutions and trial and error to determine how bubbles can last longer and be stronger.


Tinker Shop!

Tinker Shop April 17In the Tinker Shop, you’ll enjoy DIY Kaleidoscopes. Gain an understanding of how reflections, angles and ordinary objects work together to make beautiful forms.
Check out the calendar of events for all upcoming activities, workshops, and special events!  Every month, the Children’s Science Center Lab offers a new experiment on the menu at the Experiment Bar and a new challenge in the Tinker Shop!



Preschool Programs:

The Discovery Zone is open to children aged 5 and under! This is the perfect place for exploring, building, perfecting fine motor skills, and making new friends! Imagination runs wild here and there’s plenty of ways to engage with your child.

Budding Scientist Program! This is a program specifically designed for the visitors 2-5 years old and their engaged adult! This program is offered at 11am  – 12 pm, facilitated by a STEM Educator followed by an activity. The activity is offered again at 2:30 pm, facilitated by one of our Team Members.


Budding Bookworms is here!  Story time is now @ the Lab! Bring your preschooler to listen and enjoy an engaging story you both can talk about all day long together! Meet your friends and make new ones at this program included with a same day General Admission ticket.

Both of these are held in the Discovery Zone this summer to accommodate our summer camp program!


GiveChoose logo Give Choose is a 24-hour online fundraising event sponsored by the Community Foundation for Loudoun on May 2 to raise support for local non-profits.  The idea is to inspire the whole community to come together for one day to give as much as possible to our local non-profits. The Children’s Science Center is participating this year because of our community outreach to Loudoun County schools, along with our vision to build a full-scale science center in Loudoun County.  The event begins at midnight on May 2 and ends at midnight on May 3.  Please visit for more information. We appreciate your support!