Future Science Center Vision


We are developing a full-scale, world-class science center for visitors all ages.  It will be constructed on donated land at the Kincora development in Dulles, Virginia on Route 28 at the Gloucester Parkway exit, approximately 4 miles north of Dulles Airport. The master plan allows for a 70,000+ square foot museum facility which will be built in phases over time.

Great science centers and museums are reflections of their communities, both as they exist and their aspirations for the future. Our plans reflect those hopes, dreams, and ambitions, being a plan that was developed with the input of hundreds of citizens of Northern Virginia, including corporate and community leaders, educators, parents, and children.

Our vision is rooted in our core purposes:

  • INSPIRE a love of learning science, technology, engineering and mathematics that fuels the next generation workforce.
  • SHOWCASE our community and the identity of Northern Virginia as a technology hub — actively demonstrating what our region is and aspires to be.
  • PROVIDE high-quality interactive, hands-on experiences for families, schools, and learners of all ages to explore, create, and be inspired.
  • FILL a major gap—Northern Virginia is the largest metro area in the nation without a children’s museum or science center.

As we grow we will expand our impact, reach and perspective. We will engage over 300,000 visitors annually and inspire audiences ages 1 to 101. We will explore topics beyond the traditional view of science, and use science as a lens through which we look at the world as curious, creative and critical thinkers. As a part of this transformative process, we will unveil a new name and brand identity for Northern Virginia’s future science center.
Come to an Inspiration Tour to learn more about our work today and our vision for the future!