Special Programs & Events

Kids’ Night Out is Back

Make new friends who share a love of science!  Focus on all the things we love about summer including fireflies and other things that glow in the dark! Engage in special summer science night activities and create items to take home. Enjoy dinner, movies, and exclusive access to all of the exhibit areas, including the Discovery Zone!

Pizza, fruit, drinks and dessert will be served in the Garage while enjoying science related movies. Our experienced, knowledgeable team will then place your child on a team of explorers, rotating through each gallery and hands-on activity.

$40 per child; $35 second child with promo code: LIGHT

 

Children in grades Rising K  and up

Saturday, August 12,  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm



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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.gs-shot

$12/scout. Scouts are invited to explore the Lab before or after program with a $5 additional cost per scout.

Badges offered:

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.

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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.

The first series will be held each Friday evening beginning February 3, 2017, at the Children’s Science Center Lab, with a concluding family celebration held at the Lab for participants and their families on Friday, March 31, from 6 to 8 pm.

Please note the February, 2017 session is full and registration is now closed.  Please feel free to sign up on our wait list and we will contact you if space becomes available.


The second series will be held each Friday evening beginning September 15, 2017 at 6:00-8:00 p.m., 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 6:00-7:00 p.m. A pizza dinner will be provided on Friday evenings, and limited transportation is available.

Registration for the Fall session opens January 4, 2017.

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 primera serie se llevará a cabo los viernes por la noche en Children’s Science Center Lab empezando 3 de febrero ,2017, terminando con una celebración en el laboratorio para los participantes y sus familias el 31 de marzo a las 6pm asta las 7pm.

La sesión de febrero ya esta lleno y la registración esta serado. Por favor, siéntase libre de registrarse en nuestra lista de espera y nos pondremos en contacto con usted si hay espacio disponible.

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.
La inscripción comenzará el 4 de enero de 2017.


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:

Margaret Dominguez
Optical Engineer, NASA Goddard
Ingeniera óptica, NASA Goddard

Silvia Jaramillo-Regalado
Computer Engineer and Co-Founder, Culture Tech Cadets
Ingeniero informático y Co-fundador, Cultura Tech Cadetes

Amelia Gandara
Chemical Engineer and Undergraduate Researcher, Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research
Ingeniero químico y licenciada investigadora, Conn Center para Investigación de Energía Renovable

Alicia Santiago
Developmental Neurobiologist and Latino Outreach Specialist, Twin Cities Public Television
desarrollo neurobiólogo y Alcance Latino Especialista, Twin Cities Public Television