Special Programs & Events
Drop off the kids for a night of fun, hands-on detective work! They’ll collaborate with their own forensic team led by our experienced staff and discover clues to discover the culprit!
Dinner and exploring the Lab is included. The Lab will be closed to the general public for this event.
~ Fingerprint Analysis
~ Exploring Ph Levels
~ Glitter Grabber
Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $40 for first child; $5 off additional children
This event is currently sold out.
To join the wait list in the event of cancellations, please register below. There is no cost to join the wait list.
Saturday, October 28
Register your troop for our new Girl Scout Programs available beginning in January! These 2 hour workshops designed exclusively for Girl Scouts of America invite scouts to the Lab for hands-on engagement toward the successful completion of a Girl Scout badge. Workshops are designed with specific badges in mind.
Badge workshops are offered Monday – Thursday, 4-6 pm and Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm. Minimum of 8 scouts needed for reservation, maximum of 16 scouts. We require two chaperones per troop, with no charge for the first two chaperones.
$12/scout. Scouts are invited to explore the Lab before or after program with a $5 additional cost per scout.
Detective – Mystery at the Lab! Can you solve a “who done it?” puzzle using powers of observation, code-breaking skills, and even fingerprint analysis? At the Children’s Science Center Lab, Junior Scouts are hands-on super sleuths, learning skills to earn the Detective Badge and solving the Mystery at the Lab.
Home Scientist – How can you use everyday ingredients to create science magic? At the Children’s Science Center Lab, Brownie Scouts conduct hands-on experiments to explore the worlds of static electricity, chemical reactions, and properties of matter to reveal the scientific secrets behind seemingly innocent everyday items.
More badge programs coming soon!
For reservations and all inquiries, please email us at Programs@childsci.org or call 703-648-3130.
Latina SciGirls is an 8-week series of STEM-focused classes offered specifically for Latina girls in grades 3-6 in partnership with PBS SciGirls.
This program will be held each Friday evening beginning September 15, 2017, at the Children’s Science Center Lab, with a concluding family celebration held at the Lab for participants and their families on Friday, November 10, from 6 to 8 pm.
Please note the September, 2017 session is full and registration is now closed.
Latina SciGirls es una serie interactiva de 8 semanas de clases enfocadas de Ciencias, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas (STEM) específicamente para niñas latinas en los grados de 3-6 en asociación con PBS SciGirl.
La segunda serie se llevará a cabo los viernes por la noche en Children’s Science Center Lab empezando 15 de septembre,2017, terminando con una celebración en el laboratorio para los participantes y sus familias el 10 de noviembre a las 6pm asta las 7pm.
No fee is incurred by participants.
Los participantes no pagan.
Our distinguished mentors serving the Latina SciGirls program include:
Nuestros mentores distinguidos que sirven el programa Latina SciGirls incluyen:
Optical Engineer, NASA Goddard
Ingeniera óptica, NASA Goddard
Computer Engineer and Co-Founder, Culture Tech Cadets
Ingeniero informático y Co-fundador, Cultura Tech Cadetes
Chemical Engineer and Undergraduate Researcher, Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research
Ingeniero químico y licenciada investigadora, Conn Center para Investigación de Energía Renovable
Developmental Neurobiologist and Latino Outreach Specialist, Twin Cities Public Television
desarrollo neurobiólogo y Alcance Latino Especialista, Twin Cities Public Television