Why Give?

When you give a gift to the Children’s Science Center, you are helping to bring an essential resource to the children in our community.

Early STEM experience not only influence career choices, but invite children to imagine lives—and worlds—they’d never thought possible, and to reimagine their own potential. Through these experiences, children learn how self-esteem –and skyscrapers—are built; that success can both follow equations, and defy expectations; and that while the laws of physics may be fixed, their futures contain endless possibilities. They begin to ask questions. They begin to imagine. And then they begin to build.

This is the power of science that we must foster in children’s minds and lives. Yet throughout Northern Virginia, even great schools can struggle to instill a love of science. For children from disadvantaged backgrounds—including the 30 percent in the Northern Virginia region who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch programs— a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics can feel especially out of reach.

We need places like the Children’s Science Center Lab and the full scale Children’s Science Center that open the world of STEM subjects to all children—supporting their natural curiosity, igniting their imaginations, and showing them just how much space they have in which to dream.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, we depend on the charitable gifts from individuals, businesses, foundations and community organizations to ensure we fulfill our mission to instill a love of learning STEM in all children by providing unique opportunities to explore, create and be inspired.

Join in the effort to make this vision a reality! Children’s Science Center appreciates your charitable contribution of any size. We are a 501 (c)(3) organization and your gift is fully tax deductible.

You can make an online donation now using our secure online donation button below.

Hear about our vision first-hand at one of our Inspiration Tour events.

We invite you to email donations@childsci.org or call (703) 648-3130 for further information about donations, sponsorship, and other recognition opportunities.