At the Lab


The leaves are falling and at times the temperatures too. We have a ton of hands-on fun planned this month. Check out the calendar of events for everyday in the Lab!

Special Hours of Operation:

Please note special times on a few days this month

~ Thursday, October 5, the Lab will open at 1 pm due to an extra large field trip.

~ Saturday, October 21, the Lab will close at 3 pm for a private event.

~ Tuesday, October 31, the Lab will close at 5 pm for a private event.


Members Only Hours!

Members are welcome to join us Saturday, October 7, from 8:30 am – 10 am for exclusive time in the Lab! Meet other members, spend quality time with our experienced STEM educators, and enjoy hands-on activities and exhibits without the crowd.  Light refreshements will be served!

If you’re interested in becoming a member, learn more on the membership page.


Dine and Donate!

On the 16th of October join On the Border as they will be holding an event where 20% of sales will be donated to the Children’s Science Center. Make sure you print and bring this flyer with you when you go!



Haunted Lab!


Spooky science is our specialty. Join us Saturday, October 28- Tuesday, October 31, 10 am – 6 pm, for a fun, costumed, decorated Lab. Not so scary at all, but with a Halloween twist. This is a spooktacular good time to visit the Lab! Costumes welcome!



Family  Costume Party! 

Visit the Lab after dark and join us for a costume party! Music, games, prizes and of course, spooktacular science! To register and learn more, visit our special events page!


What’s up at the Experiment Bar? 


Just in time for Halloween, it’s SPOOKY SLIME! Don’t miss this kid-pleasing science experiment that demonstrates what happens when you combine two polymers. Work with a STEM Educator to create a one-of-a-kind creepy cobweb of slime.



Tinker Shop! 

In the Tinker Shop this month, we’ve placed a Maker in Residence team and they need your help building a 3D Printer! This is your chance to learn more and explore 3D printers and how they work starting with the basics of putting one together. Everyday 2-4 pm. All ages with an adult are welcome!
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.


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.






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