Family Science Night

Family Science Night is an evening program for elementary schools designed for parents to self-guide their students through 12 engaging, hands-on STEM activities. The activities are aligned with the Virginia Standards of Science Learning.

2018-19 Family Science Night Overview

  • The Children’s Science Center provides all supplies and equipment.

  • Schools are asked to provide a minimum of 18 volunteers for their event.

  • There is a nominal fee to host a Family Science Night. The fee is waived for Title I Schools.

  • Due to an abundance of interest, a blind drawing is held each spring to select the 50 lucky schools that will host a Family Science Night event. The selection drawing will be conducted the first week of May, 2018.

  • Schools may submit applications for the 2018-2019 school year between March 1, 2018 and April 30, 2018.

  • Please send any questions to


Outreach Programs like Family Science Nights are made possible with the generous support of:

Applied Materials                                                Aramco Services
Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation            Henry Foundation
Kinder Morgan                                                    Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce
Maximus Foundation                                         Micron Foundation
Prasad Family Foundation                                Ruth and Louis Harris Family Foundation
Tegna Foundation                                               Volkswagen Group of America
Wells Fargo
We welcome volunteers to help staff Family Science Nights.