This Month @ the Lab


Summer has kicked off and we have an incredible summer ahead at the Lab! Join us all summer long for new programs, experiments, camps, celebrity scientists, demonstrations, scavenger hunts and more!

Become a Citizen Scientist this summer! We’ve partnered with the Ornithology Lab at Cornell University and the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia to engage you in a summer of flight! Observe birds in your area for at least three days for 10 minutes and report your data. Get involved and support their project.  Learn more!


Print out a schedule and keep handy so you don’t miss any of these fun opportunities!

Kids Night Out:  Neon Night!

Saturday, June 16, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Lab will be closed to the general public to allow our young guests to experience a night of STEM Neon fun! Register your child (grades K-6) for a night of collaboration, Chemistry, and Lab exploration!
Read more about it and register today!


What’s up at the Experiment Bar? 

As we celebrate urban birds all summer in our Citizen Scientist project, you’ll find many activities tied to the bird theme. Try your best as a detective in our new experiment, Fowl Forensics. Put your critical thinking skills to the test!


Tinker Shop! 

Check out the calendar of events for all upcoming activities, workshops, and special events!  Every month, the Children’s Science Center Lab offers a new experiment on the menu at the Experiment Bar and a new challenge in the Tinker Shop!


Preschool Programs:

The Discovery Zone is open to children aged 5 and under! This is the perfect place for exploring, building, perfecting fine motor skills, and making new friends! Imagination runs wild here and there’s plenty of ways to engage with your child.


Budding Bookworms

Story time is now @ the Lab! Bring your preschooler to listen and enjoy an engaging story you both can talk about all day long together! Meet your friends and make new ones at this program included with the same day General Admission ticket. This program is offered at 11 am, facilitated by a STEM Educator, followed by an activity.

The theme for June is Dinosaurs!


Budding Scientist Program

27391590842_6fdc6b2053_zThis is a program specifically designed for the visitors 2-5 years old and their engaged adult! This program is offered at 11 am, facilitated by a STEM Educator, followed by an activity.

The theme for June is Dinosaurs! Come learn all you can about these amazing pre-historic creatures every Friday at 11 am.





Make sure you check out the Calendar of Events for extended hours, special programs and events, workshops, camps and more!