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.
The Children’s Science Center Lab is Northern Virginia’s first interactive museum where children, families and school groups can explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts through fun, engaging hands-on exhibits, activities and programs. In addition to four experience zones with changing exhibits and activities, the Lab includes a flex-space “Garage” for camps, classes, workshops, parties and mini expositions to showcase regional STEM talent in-action among area youth and families. The Children’s Science Center’s mission is to inspire a love of learning STEM by providing unique opportunities to explore, and create. The Children’s Science Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Learn more: www.ChildSci.org. Follow us on Twitter @ChildSci and Facebook /ChildrensScienceCenter.
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The Lab will be closed today.
12/25/2019

The Lab will be closed today.

School may be out for the year but YOU can be the spark to start a love of informal STEM learning by giving $10 for STEM...
12/24/2019

School may be out for the year but YOU can be the spark to start a love of informal STEM learning by giving $10 for STEM today! The Children's Science Center is a proud partner of area schools through Family Science Night, Science On Stage and other community programming. childsci.org/give #10ForSTEM #GivetoInspire

Stem holiday spirit! Open today until 2pm. ...#STEM #holidayseason #weloveourjob❤️ #christmaseve
12/24/2019

Stem holiday spirit! Open today until 2pm.
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#STEM #holidayseason #weloveourjob❤️ #christmaseve

Reminder:  The Lab will be closing at 2pm today and will be closed tomorrow.  We will reopen at 10am Thursday, December ...
12/24/2019

Reminder: The Lab will be closing at 2pm today and will be closed tomorrow. We will reopen at 10am Thursday, December 26.
www.childsci.org

You can help instill a love of STEM learning in Northern Virginia's future workforce leaders. Support the Children's Sci...
12/23/2019

You can help instill a love of STEM learning in Northern Virginia's future workforce leaders. Support the Children's Science Center with your $10 for STEM gift today and start the New Year knowing you've made a difference! childsci.org/give #10ForSTEM #GivetoInspire

Our upcoming holiday hours.  Please be sure to check our website for the most up-to-date information.  www.childsci.org
12/21/2019

Our upcoming holiday hours. Please be sure to check our website for the most
up-to-date information. www.childsci.org

Do you have a family memory from visiting a science center or a children’s museum? Creating special moments for children...
12/21/2019

Do you have a family memory from visiting a science center or a children’s museum? Creating special moments for children and families of all ages is at the core of the Children’s Science Center’s mission. The Lab is a go-to destination for fun, hands-on STEM experiences every day. Donate $10 for STEM today to ensure all of our region's families can create memories to last a lifetime! childsci.org/give
#10ForSTEM #GivetoInspire

Last day of school for the kids for two weeks!!  Not to worry, our Single Day Camps still have some spots left.  Sign up...
12/20/2019

Last day of school for the kids for two weeks!! Not to worry, our Single Day Camps still have some spots left. Sign up for one day or all four. Choose cool themes like the Abominable Snow Camp or Fun with Food! Learn more at www.childsci.org/camps

How can YOU make an impact in a child's life? Give them the opportunity to explore and create while inspiring a love of ...
12/19/2019

How can YOU make an impact in a child's life? Give them the opportunity to explore and create while inspiring a love of STEM learning. Join our dedicated STEM Champions by supporting the Children's Science Center with your $10 for STEM gift today. childsci.org/give #10ForSTEM #GivetoInspire

Last chance to win 4 tickets to our New Year's Eve Around the World  party on Dec. 31st.  Just guess what year the very ...
12/19/2019

Last chance to win 4 tickets to our New Year's Eve Around the World party on Dec. 31st. Just guess what year the very first Time's Square Ball Drop was in the comments below.
A winner will be chosen in a random drawing at noon today.

Did you know that the earliest "Time Ball Drop" was established in 1883 at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England? ...
12/17/2019

Did you know that the earliest "Time Ball Drop" was established in 1883 at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England? An orange ball has been dropped every single day at 1pm since then to enable passing ships to set their chronometers.

The NYC Ball drop tradition started a bit later. GUESS THE CORRECT YEAR OF THE FIRST TIMES SQUARE BALL DROP and you will be entered in a drawing to win 4 tickets to our very own New Year's Eve - STEMtastic Ball Drop.

Post the correct answer in the comments below before noon on Thursday, Dec 19 and we will notify 1 family via Facebook Messenger. Learn more about this family friendly way to ring in the new year at www.childsci.org/events

When you support the Children’s Science Center, you are opening vital doors for thousands of children in our region, and...
12/17/2019

When you support the Children’s Science Center, you are opening vital doors for thousands of children in our region, and inspiring a lifelong love of science, technology, engineering, math, and more. Donate $10 for STEM today! childsci.org/give #10ForSTEM #GivetoInspire

Who are you calling Dumpy??  Please welcome our two new White's Tree Frogs, Discover and Explore!  Also known as Dumpy t...
12/16/2019

Who are you calling Dumpy?? Please welcome our two new White's Tree Frogs, Discover and Explore! Also known as Dumpy tree frogs, they have enormous toe pads that help them stick and grip to almost any surface. These amphibians are found living in wet environments and can be seen enjoying time in pools of water collected on leaves and in trees.

Join us for a kid-friendly New Year's Celebration your whole family will love!  Kid engineered noise makers and confetti...
12/15/2019

Join us for a kid-friendly New Year's Celebration your whole family will love! Kid engineered noise makers and confetti throwers, STEM experiments, a sparkling cider toast and countdown to a balldrop. . . all the makings of a great NYE without waiting up until Midnight!
https://childsci.org/events-programs/special-programs-events/

2:00 PM Today!  Join us for Fish Feeding Frenzy and meet the newest addition to our Coral Reef Family;  3 Bangaii Cardin...
12/14/2019

2:00 PM Today! Join us for Fish Feeding Frenzy and meet the newest addition to our Coral Reef Family; 3 Bangaii Cardinal Fish. These small black and white fish can be found swimming among the spines of sea urchins in order to hide from predators. In the wild, these fish are threatened due to exploitation and over collection so breeding them in captivity is a way to reduce stress on wild populations.
www.childsci.org

Today we kick-off our 2019 Give to Inspire year-end campaign. Make your $10 for STEM gift today and be the spark of insp...
12/13/2019

Today we kick-off our 2019 Give to Inspire year-end campaign. Make your $10 for STEM gift today and be the spark of inspiration for future leaders and innovators of our region and beyond. https://childsci.org/give
#10ForSTEM #GiveToInspire

Still looking for the perfect gift?  Membership to the Children's Science Center Lab is a great Experience Gift for you ...
12/13/2019

Still looking for the perfect gift? Membership to the Children's Science Center Lab is a great Experience Gift for you and the kids! It isn't going to be the wrong size, it won't break, and doesn't have any calories!
Check out our Family Memberships at www.childsci.org/join

Introducing . . . Cuddles!  Isn't his name perfect?! Cuddles is an 8 legged fury arachnid, a Chilean Rose Tarantula, and...
12/12/2019

Introducing . . . Cuddles! Isn't his name perfect?!
Cuddles is an 8 legged fury arachnid, a Chilean Rose Tarantula, and the newest member of the Children's Science Center family. This calm and docile tarantula gets its name from the rose hued hair covering its body. Visit the Lab to meet him and other critters.
www.childsci.org

12 Days til Christmas! Still looking for that perfect gift? Try the gift of experience! https://leesburg.macaronikid.com...
12/12/2019
Experience Gifts for Kids in Loudoun County

12 Days til Christmas! Still looking for that perfect gift? Try the gift of experience! https://leesburg.macaronikid.com/guides/5dd2ce2541b23b7ffd8984b6/experience-gifts-for-kids-in-loudoun-county

The holiday season is magical for many reasons and receiving gifts is at the top of the list for kids of all ages. Spread the magic beyond the morning of the 25th and create lasting memories by giving Experience Gifts this year to the kids on your list. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites e...

Great field trip with Arlington Science Focus School.  Christian is engaging the students by teaching children about how...
12/10/2019

Great field trip with Arlington Science Focus School. Christian is engaging the students by teaching children about how animals have evolved to blend into their habitat.

Did you know that the Children's Science Center Lab is a great place to buy holiday gifts?  We offer a selection of STEM...
12/09/2019

Did you know that the Children's Science Center Lab is a great place to buy holiday gifts? We offer a selection of STEM gifts for children of all ages on your giving list.
www.childsci.org

PLEASE NOTE:We are closing at 4 pm today for the Member & Donor Only Event. To learn how your family can become members,...
12/08/2019

PLEASE NOTE:
We are closing at 4 pm today for the Member & Donor Only Event. To learn how your family can become members, visit us at: www.childsci.org/join

Our popular New Year's Eve Celebration is back again this year, with 3 times to choose fromchildsci.org/special-programs...
12/07/2019

Our popular New Year's Eve Celebration is back again this year, with 3 times to choose from
childsci.org/special-programs-events/

People say that the Inuits have the most words in their language for snow.  Find out if that's true in this article. (hi...
12/06/2019

People say that the Inuits have the most words in their language for snow. Find out if that's true in this article. (hint: it's not!)
And did you know the Science Center has the most fun STEM activities for Snow?
Sign your child up for our Kids Night Out Program December 14 and let them discover for themselves!
https://k-international.com/blog/which-language-has-the-most-words-for-snow/

Fantastic press event today to announce a $10 Million gift from @nwfcu to help us launch the future!....#partnership #co...
12/04/2019

Fantastic press event today to announce a $10 Million gift from @nwfcu to help us launch the future!
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#partnership #community #transformativegift
#launchthefuture

https://www.loudountimes.com/entertainment/loudoun-s-future-children-s-science-center-receives-m-gift/article_18416ae8-1...
12/04/2019
Loudoun's future Children's Science Center receives $10M gift from Northwest Federal Credit Union

https://www.loudountimes.com/entertainment/loudoun-s-future-children-s-science-center-receives-m-gift/article_18416ae8-16c4-11ea-856d-5b3a835b083b.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

The forthcoming Children's Science Center in Loudoun County came one step closer to fruition today as project officials announced that Northwest Federal Credit Union has committed a $10 million gift

12/04/2019

Press event

12/03/2019

Giant hermit crab displaying its foraging eating habits! Are you ready for dinner?
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#animals #animalhusbandry
#STEM #Critterchitterchatter
#dinnertime #feedingtime

Melissa Nord
12/03/2019

Melissa Nord

These are some of my favorite photos from our Winter Weather Workshop before Thanksgiving at Children's Science Center. This is a great organization to think about for Giving Tuesday. They make hands-on STEM learning available to so many children in Northern Virginia!

Have you tried the new VROOM app?  Get brain building tips designed just for your child's age sent right to your phone. ...
12/01/2019

Have you tried the new VROOM app? Get brain building tips designed just for your child's age sent right to your phone. Use those tips to engage with your baby or toddler and give them tools to thrive. Also check out the tips in our Discovery Zone - geared for children under 5 Vroom

Timeline Photos
11/28/2019

Timeline Photos

It's only 2 days until Thanksgiving and we are all thinking about food!  Our Kitchen Science day camp, Fun With Food, is...
11/26/2019

It's only 2 days until Thanksgiving and we are all thinking about food! Our Kitchen Science day camp, Fun With Food, is booking up quickly! Make Boba bubbles, cook up Glow In the Dark Noodles and more. Sign your child up for a Winter Break STEM camp today!
https://childsci.org/camp/

Before the tryptophan kicks in be sure to register for our Family Fun Day, Friday, November 29.  Purchase $5 tickets and...
11/25/2019

Before the tryptophan kicks in be sure to register for our Family Fun Day, Friday, November 29. Purchase $5 tickets and enjoy 2 hours of STEM fun for everyone! This is a substantial discount off of our General Admission pricing as Thank You to our community.

Address

11948 Fair Oaks Mall
Fairfax, VA
22033

General information

Open 7 days a week from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

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

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(703) 648-3130

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