Family Science Night

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

2017-2018 Family Science Night Overview

Schools are asked to provide a minimum of 18 volunteers for their event. The Children’s Science Center provides all supplies and equipment. There is a nominal fee to host a Family Science Night; however, this fee is waived entirely for Title I Schools.

Due to an abundance of interest in the Family Science Night program, a blind drawing is held each spring to select the 50 lucky schools that will host a Family Science Night event.

The 2018-19 Family Science Night application will be available on March 1, through April 30, 2018. Please send any questions to

We welcome volunteers to help staff Family Science Nights.

2016-17 Family Science Night Sponsors