In the Community

Community Programs

Our ongoing community programs are essential to provide STEM experiences to our region’s under-served communities as well as reaching audiences that are underrepresented in the field. We are committed to ensuring that all children in our region have opportunities to explore, create and be inspired in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning.

Family Science Night
Traveling hands-on STEM program serving over 50 schools in five jurisdictions each year, with 50% provided to Title 1 schools at no charge.

Discovery Days
Fully subsidized Lab field trips for Title 1 school students in Northern Virginia

STEM Starter
Partially and fully subsidized admissions and memberships to at-risk families

Latina SciGirls
Eight-part program to engage Latina youth under-represented in STEM

Youth Leadership Corps
Leadership program to engage middle and high school youth

Youth Advisory Board
Advisory group of high school students from across the region who are actively engaged in supporting the mission of the Children’s Science Center


Take an Inspirational Tour
Please join us for a special one hour tour program; see our mission in action, meet members of our Leadership Team, and learn about our vision for future.

Summer Citizen Scientists Program
The Children’s Science Center plans a fun new Citizen Scientists Program each summer to engage families in contributing to science research and STEM learning at home and across the community.   


The Children’s Science Center brings its hands-on STEM activities to various community venues in our own signature events or in partnership with other organizations. See what’s coming up on our calendar!