Mission, Vision, and Values
The Children’s Science Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and interactive museum where children, families and school groups can explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts through fun, engaging hands-on exhibits, activities and programs. We serve over 70,000 visitors a year at the Children’s Science Center Lab at Fair Oaks Mall and through our community programs delivered to schools, libraries and STEM festivals across Northern Virginia.
Is to inspire a love of learning STEM by providing unique opportunities to explore and create. Learn more about our mission-driven community programs.
Is to create a world-class interactive science center that ignites the curiosity in all of us. Learn more about our vision for the future science center.
Our Core Values
Are Community, Fun, Excellence, Innovation, and Leadership.
These core values serve as guiding principles for our employees, board of directors, advisors, and volunteers. We exemplify these values as we fulfill our mission, engage with our stakeholders, and recruit new employees and volunteers.
Join an upcoming Inspiration Tour to learn more about our work today, our vision for the future, and how you can help!