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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05/03/2020
Rock - paper - scissor - dinosaur? Take this classic game and put a prehistoric twist on it! Evolve from an egg into a r...
05/03/2020

Rock - paper - scissor - dinosaur? Take this classic game and put a prehistoric twist on it! Evolve from an egg into a roaring dinosaur with this fun family game.

Sesame Street in Communities
05/02/2020

Sesame Street in Communities

The Sesame Street friends are here to share the “do’s” and don’ts” of wearing a face mask to stay healthy in public! #CaringForEachOther #InItTogether

05/01/2020
ChildSci Critter Chitter Chatter - Snake Snack Time

WARNING: Snake feeding! Survival in nature is a constant race of predator and prey. Watch the many tools & tricks that snakes use to catch their prey. Experience up close their awesome power of swallowing their prey whole! https://youtu.be/sYsCZqUwYLs

Survival in nature is a constant race of predator and prey. Join us as we discover the many tools & tricks that snakes use to catch their prey. Experience up...

04/30/2020
Start time next week moved to 10:30am! Join us for one or two days, or the whole week!  Learn more and register at  http...
04/30/2020

Start time next week moved to 10:30am! Join us for one or two days, or the whole week! Learn more and register at http://ow.ly/Vmru50zr4Nr

Bath time! Do you like bubbles, fun, and more? Try out our DIY bathbomb activity to make bath time THAT much more fun!
04/30/2020

Bath time! Do you like bubbles, fun, and more? Try out our DIY bathbomb activity to make bath time THAT much more fun!

04/29/2020
Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

Need some cuteness today?

🐆🐾 Warning: This week's cheetah cub update tips the scales of cuteness. Go behind-the-scenes at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute to see keepers weigh all 4 cubs. 📽️ UPDATE: https://s.si.edu/3aNEp6p.
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Our keepers work diligently behind the scenes to ensure every animal receives the best care. Please help us continue our mission to save species by donating to our Emergency Fund. ❤️>>https://s.si.edu/3chMHo6.
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#NatZooZen #BringTheZooToYou #CheetahCubdates

04/29/2020

Who says you can't get in a good mid-week Wednesday workout? Our animal husbandry staff have found a way to stay fit while caring for our ambassador animals!

04/29/2020

“In every curving beach, in every grain of sand, there is a story of the Earth.” – Rachel Carson With celebrating Earth Day last week, let's focus on something our planet naturally creates for us – sand! But of course, we have to add it into our slime. http://ow.ly/RELz50zpZAv

Have you thanked a teacher today? Make your teacher's day!
04/28/2020
Virginia Lottery

Have you thanked a teacher today? Make your teacher's day!

Now more than ever, it’s time to Thank a Teacher. Send a digital thank you note, now through May 8. 💚💌

04/28/2020
Did you know you can make a robot.. with a toothbrush? Try out our artbot activity to make a robot that will do art for ...
04/28/2020

Did you know you can make a robot.. with a toothbrush? Try out our artbot activity to make a robot that will do art for you, using household supplies!

Our partners at the @VirginiaLottery are running their Thank a Teacher campaign during National Teacher Appreciation Wee...
04/27/2020
Virginia Lottery

Our partners at the @VirginiaLottery are running their Thank a Teacher campaign during National Teacher Appreciation Week. Perhaps now more than ever, public school teachers need to know we appreciate all they do for their community. Take a few minutes and send them a digital thank you note--your small gesture will make their day!

Now more than ever, it’s time to Thank a Teacher. Send a digital thank you note, now through May 8. 💚💌

Our dedicated staff is staying busy putting our 3D printer to work to provide PPE for Med Supply Drive . Big thanks to A...
04/27/2020

Our dedicated staff is staying busy putting our 3D printer to work to provide PPE for Med Supply Drive . Big thanks to Aartee Potnis for picking up the face shields and masks!

In the book we just read, "The Most Magnificent Thing" by Ashley Spires, we learned a lot about working hard to make som...
04/27/2020

In the book we just read, "The Most Magnificent Thing" by Ashley Spires, we learned a lot about working hard to make something special. We explored what it takes to design and build the most magnificent thing. Let’s continue exploring with this fun engineering challenge.

04/27/2020
Very cool!
04/26/2020

Very cool!

We couldn’t be more excited to share a one-of-a-kind learning experience for students and educators, in honor of Earth Day #50: a 360 degree view of the James River like you’ve never seen it before! Check out our underwater Scavenger Hunt and see if you can find all six creatures and habitats featured – there’s even a lesson plan to learn about how these organisms survive and thrive when the James is its healthiest! This is just a sneak preview of a longer Virtual Reality video coming down the pike… stay tuned, and thanks to Capitol Interactive for helping bring the James to (virtual) life!

https://thejamesriver.org/360-degree-scavenger-hunt/

04/26/2020

Meet each of our Red lionfish up in our story! They all have their own distinct personalities which makes caring for them uniquely individual #redlionfish #aquariumcare

Morning Word Search! Comment below the first word you see!
04/26/2020

Morning Word Search! Comment below the first word you see!

04/25/2020
In Their Own Words

In NASA’s “In Their Own Words” video, NASA Astronaut Dan Tani talks about seeing Earth from the International Space Station. Very few people have this unique perspective so take a moment to experience the awe through Mr. Tani’s eyes. Enjoy as we finish up our Earth Day week virtual celebration!

04/24/2020
Axolotl - Keeper Talk

Is it a fish? Is it a lizard? It's an Axolotl! Learn more about this endangered amphibian in this weeks Keeper Talk. https://youtu.be/I4R_ITHPPPM

Is it a fish? Is it a lizard? It's an Axolotl! This unique amphibian is also called a Mexican walking fish for having both legs and a tail. Watch to learn mo...

Science Museum of Virginia
04/24/2020

Science Museum of Virginia

Parents: help your future scientists explore and connect to nature in your backyard. Here's some inspiration for keeping the Earth Day mindset going! #rva #MuseumFromHome #MuseumAtHome #BackyardScience #BackyardNature #STEM

04/23/2020

Learn about the five main layers of Earth's atmosphere by making a density column from household liquids! Share how fun it was building your own "atmosphere" below in the comments! #EarthDayExtravaganza

Come with your questions ready at 1pm! In this special “Ask Me Anything” live talk, discover our animal artifacts with o...
04/23/2020

Come with your questions ready at 1pm! In this special “Ask Me Anything” live talk, discover our animal artifacts with our animal husbandry staff.

Cool activity to root your own vegetables! Soon you'll have your own indoor garden! #EarthDayExtravaganza
04/23/2020

Cool activity to root your own vegetables! Soon you'll have your own indoor garden! #EarthDayExtravaganza

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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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Cognitive Signal Processing ( dyslexia , astigmatism ) Distant Deep Teaching In order to protect the health of parents and children in response to COVID -19 our NeuromusicLab proposes to replace face-to-face music training with distance deep learning. We would like to share a technological resource that can reduce the risk of severe disease. Transition to Remote e - learning will require efforts related to break up the generally accepted musical stereotype so it would be logical to apply stage by stage musical training in digital format in oder a child could learn independently. Numeric Cognition 3345. 5432. 1123. 3020. 3345. 5432. 1123. 2010. Ode to Joy Ludvig van Bethoven 3330. 3330. 3512. 3000. 4444. 4333. 3223. 2050. 3330. 3330. 3512. 3000. 4444. 4333. 3554. 2010. Jingle Bells Formatted lessons give an equally valuable positive result, regardless of the platform, both interactive and online lesson The above should not be understood as a rejection of generally accepted music trainig in the classrooms but to protect the health of children and adolescents, online learning technology will be effective and successful. The future of effective learning is combined with pattern recognition technology. Digital Key Technology is designed to deepen our understanding of cognitive abilities and improve the child's memory capabilities. The Project " Reflection " is aimed at studying the somatosensory integration of nerve signals in the main functional systems of the child’s organism : the central nervous system, auditory , muscular , visual , using electrophysiology measurement techniques - ENG, EMG, EEG,Audiometry. Method EEG allows to research the difference of the integrated synaptic signals , to make the comparative diagrams of dynamics of initiated spikes while percepting music characters and digital patterns, plus the time of fatigue of synaptic structures and cells - neurons of cortex is determined . Method ENG - EMG completes one another, joints the visual analyzer with the neuro-motor function of fingers and proves ,from scientific point of view , the development of muscular fatigue in hands depending on the quantity of eyeballs’ fluctuations. Method Audiometry allows to research the increment of sensitivity to the functional sounds ( pure-tone ,high - low pitched, brain waves, beta range) plus the behavioral audiometry. Innovative technology raises the topic of the need for using a Digital Key in Primary Music Education and the Music industry. We are ready to help children master musical skills through Intelligence Technology. https://lnkd.in/gdUvDRS NeuromusicLab Reflection Ukraine
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Registration is now open for AWS (Amazon Web Services) Girls’ Tech Day. It is a free event for girls in 3-12 grade designed to inspire them to pursue careers in technology. www.awsgirlstechday.com
Hello, do you have a Boy Scout Program? I see only Girls Scout Program on the website. Is there a reason not to have a program for BOYS only?
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