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Children's Science Center

Children's Science Center Children’s Science Center Lab is an interactive children's museum focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Located at Fair Oaks Mall.
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Last night, students of Annandale Terrace Elementary School worked together to design, experiment and re-engineer adapta...
10/05/2018

Last night, students of Annandale Terrace Elementary School worked together to design, experiment and re-engineer adaptations using friction and drag to slow down a speeding car. #FamilyScienceNight #FamilyFun

#FamilyScienceNight is underway! Annandale Terrace ES, FCPS
10/04/2018

#FamilyScienceNight is underway! Annandale Terrace ES, FCPS

World class thanks for all of the support shown last night for a future world class museum in our region by our communit...
10/04/2018

World class thanks for all of the support shown last night for a future world class museum in our region by our community and business leaders! Special thanks to The Trustees and Chief Wonder Officer Rich Conti from the Science Museum of Virginia along with our hosts. See more pictures [email protected]/albums/72157702047506905" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157702047506905

Beautiful night at the Tower Club - Tysons Corner where business and community leaders gathered in support to bring a fu...
10/04/2018

Beautiful night at the Tower Club - Tysons Corner where business and community leaders gathered in support to bring a future world class science center to our region.

10/02/2018

Help! The castle doors are stuck and people inside are getting hungry. The students of McAuliffe Elementary will use catapults and trebuchets to launch supplies at their #FamilyScienceNight #FamilyFun #FSN

Congratulations to Donna Strickland, the first woman in 55 years to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics!
10/02/2018
Nobel Prize in Physics shared by first woman in 55 years

Congratulations to Donna Strickland, the first woman in 55 years to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics!

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Arthur Ashkin, and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland "for their groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics."

Flint Hill Elementary School students will find out tonight how magnets are used to sort comingled recycled materials an...
09/27/2018

Flint Hill Elementary School students will find out tonight how magnets are used to sort comingled recycled materials and even to help capture fingerprints at #FamilyScienceNight! #FSN #FamilyFun

Children's Science Center's cover photo
09/26/2018

Children's Science Center's cover photo

09/26/2018
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Special hump day guests today! Come by and learn all about the Sulcata Tortoise. Open until 6pm.

More #FamilyScienceNight fun with Laura Major from 100WomenStrong of Loudoun County, Virginia is here!
09/25/2018

More #FamilyScienceNight fun with Laura Major from 100WomenStrong of Loudoun County, Virginia is here!

#UnitedBank employees volunteering at #FamilyScienceNight!
09/25/2018

#UnitedBank employees volunteering at #FamilyScienceNight!

Sterling Elementary will be participating in a mock dig! Come to #Family Science Night tonight and sort fossils! #Family...
09/25/2018

Sterling Elementary will be participating in a mock dig! Come to #Family Science Night tonight and sort fossils! #FamilyFun #FSN Thanks to United Bank for their generous support and time tonight!

Mickey's Search Party starts Oct 3 and we're searching for pictures of your family interacting with our activities and e...
09/24/2018

Mickey's Search Party starts Oct 3 and we're searching for pictures of your family interacting with our activities and exhibits! Follow us, post a picture and tag us to enter to win 4 Free Tickets! Drawing Sept 30, 6pm. Must be able to pick up tickets at the Lab. Showtimes vary thru Oct 7. See more details at childsci.org/this-week-the-lab/

Latina SciGirls Educator and Intern training today!
09/23/2018

Latina SciGirls Educator and Intern training today!

09/20/2018

Graham Road Elementary students expanded their early money recognition skills last night at #FamilyScienceNight! Shout out to United Bank for their help and generous support. #FSN

Mickey's Search Party starts Oct 3 and we're searching for pictures of your family interacting with our activities and e...
09/18/2018

Mickey's Search Party starts Oct 3 and we're searching for pictures of your family interacting with our activities and exhibits! Follow us, post a picture and tag us to enter to win 4 Free Tickets! Drawing Sept 30, 6pm. Must be able to pick up tickets at the Lab. Showtimes vary thru Oct 7.

Practice cancelled? We’re open until 6pm. #makethemostofarainyday
09/17/2018

Practice cancelled? We’re open until 6pm. #makethemostofarainyday

09/13/2018

Jumping with excitement for our first 2018-19 Family Science Night tonight! Claude Thompson Elementary here we come! Fauquier County Public Schools

Florence head shot!
09/12/2018

Florence head shot!

Absolutely Incredible -- A Snapshot of Florence from Space.

Taken by ISS Astronaut Alex Gerst.

Association of Children's Museums
09/12/2018
Association of Children's Museums

Association of Children's Museums

As families prepare for Hurricane Florence, Sesame Street in Communities and The Weather Channel have teamed up to teach kids about storm safety--with help from Elmo!

Come see us at the George Mason University Service Fair today! #weloveourvolunteers
09/11/2018

Come see us at the George Mason University Service Fair today! #weloveourvolunteers

Come see us at the George Mason University Service Fair today! #weloveourvolunteers
09/11/2018

Come see us at the George Mason University Service Fair today! #weloveourvolunteers

09/09/2018
WUSA 9

WUSA 9

BREAKING: Florence strengthens into a hurricane with U.S. impact imminent. Melissa Nord has more on track. We're also tracking Sunday's flood threat in DC.

09/09/2018
TRAVEL INSIDER

How many of these places have you visited?

These 12 vacation spots are perfect for science nerds. 🔬 🌎

How will you celebrate? We're giving them free admission with a child's ticket purchase!
09/08/2018

How will you celebrate? We're giving them free admission with a child's ticket purchase!

09/08/2018

Members only event is underway! A special presentation on weather safety just in time for possible incoming special weather! #weloveourmembers

Linda’s Lab
09/06/2018

Linda’s Lab

This business owner turned SIX today! And how does a scientist celebrate her birthday? At the Children's Science Center, of course! 💕🔬

The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington
09/06/2018
The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington

The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington

Each year over 70,000 visitors are inspired to explore, create, and build 21st-century skills at the Children's Science Center. Mobile programs deliver fun, interactive STEM experiences to schools, libraries, and festivals across Northern Virginia. Learn how you can support: https://bit.ly/2og4cyd

Making plans for Grandparents Day? We've got an idea! Join us for hands-on fun and bring in your Grandparent for Free!
09/06/2018

Making plans for Grandparents Day? We've got an idea! Join us for hands-on fun and bring in your Grandparent for Free!

's cover photo
09/05/2018

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The Lab will be closed both Tuesday & Wednesday for routine maintenance and cleaning after a busy summer season! See you...
09/04/2018

The Lab will be closed both Tuesday & Wednesday for routine maintenance and cleaning after a busy summer season! See you all Thursday, September 6, at 10am!

Happy Labor Day! We are open today 10am-6pm. Budding Bookworms today at 11am for preschoolers.
09/03/2018

Happy Labor Day! We are open today 10am-6pm. Budding Bookworms today at 11am for preschoolers.

Our Build-A-Thon is underway! Join the fun today and tomorrow until 2pm. Build to win a set of your own Imagination Play...
09/01/2018

Our Build-A-Thon is underway! Join the fun today and tomorrow until 2pm. Build to win a set of your own Imagination Playground. Contest provided by Imagination Playground

08/31/2018

Question: What rock band has four men but never sings?
Answer: Mount Rushmore!
#funnyfridays
#laughtogether
#STEM
#novakids

Welcome back Fairfax County Public Schools! Have a great year!
08/28/2018

Welcome back Fairfax County Public Schools! Have a great year!

Shout out to our Education and Program Manager, Laahiri Chalasani! We are so proud of you! http://www.astc.org/professio...
08/27/2018
ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows Program - Association of Science - Technology Centers

Shout out to our Education and Program Manager, Laahiri Chalasani! We are so proud of you! http://www.astc.org/professional-development/conference-fellows/

In October 2001, ASTC’s Board launched a field-wide Equity and Diversity Initiative to attempt to bring balance in the disparity between the diversity of our society and the diversity of professional staff, audience, and board members of the science center field. The primary activity for addressin...

Prince William County Public Schools are back in session! Have a great year!
08/27/2018

Prince William County Public Schools are back in session! Have a great year!

Address

11948 Fair Oaks Mall
Fairfax, VA
22033

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(703) 648-3130

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