Launch the Future

Northern Virginia’s Science Center


The Children’s Science Center is excited to announce Launch the Future a $75 million campaign to build a world-class interactive science center that ignites the curiosity in all of us.

The new 70,000+ square-foot science center will be located on donated land at the Kincora development in the heart of the Dulles Technology Corridor. It will feature:

  • Large-scale STEM-focused interactive exhibits for hands-on exploration for visitors aged 1 to 101
  • Themed experience zones, space for temporary exhibits, classrooms and gathering spaces that fill a gap in education accessibility in STEM learning
  • Highly efficient and visitor accessible centered design to showcase the community and identity of Northern Virginia as a technology hub
  • Direct access to nature, utilizing over 150 acres of parkland and nature trails

A pivotal public-private partnership with the Science Museum of Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Loudoun County, along with a leading gift from Northwest Federal Credit Union brings the expertise and resources that will enable significant growth and long-term sustainability.  Northern Virginia’s science center will be an extension of the Science Museum of Virginia, a state-wide organization, and will be a first-of-a-kind for the region, serving as a bridge to STEM accessibility and encouraging all visitors to look at the world through the lens of science. With partner contributions, $65 million of the total project cost has already been committed.


We invite you to Launch the Future with us!

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In the News

Design firms HGA, Roto selected for Children’s Science Center in Loudoun

Press Resources


Contact Information

Jenn Brunner, Director of Advancement

Margaret Cartier, Campaign Manager

Dorothy Ready, Director of Communications