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.
(67)

07/13/2020

Budding bookworm “Boy + Bot” by Amemv Dyckman

Studies have shown that word search and other puzzles can help improve memory, focus, vocabulary, and overall mental acu...
07/12/2020

Studies have shown that word search and other puzzles can help improve memory, focus, vocabulary, and overall mental acuity!

07/11/2020
ChildSci Science Demo - Iodine Clock Reaction

Do you know what a Clock reactions is?
It's a science term meaning two chemicals react to cause a physical change after a predictable time interval. Watch our Lab staff demonstrate an Iodine Clock Reaction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMhxyQobFOI

Check out this exciting demonstration of an iodine clock - using chemistry to create a specific reaction time! For this demonstration, we used potassium iodi...

More information on the matter! #sciencewillwin
07/10/2020
Blog | Question Your World: How does science support wearing masks?

More information on the matter! #sciencewillwin

Science is often a great way to find solutions to modern-day issues. We've figured out how to easily communicate with folks around the world, 3-D print parts for a space station and, through many contributions, have increased the quality of life in many places around the globe. The novel coronavirus...

07/10/2020

Happy Friday! We will be doing an experiment called InpHlatable Colors this morning! Learn all about pH and learn how we can inflate a bag with just citric acid and baking soda. 🍋

With the heat we have been having, I bet it would be nice to be a Polar Bear in the Arctic right now!  😀Explore how Pola...
07/09/2020

With the heat we have been having, I bet it would be nice to be a Polar Bear in the Arctic right now! 😀
Explore how Polar bear's manage to keep warm in some of the coldest weather on the planet.

What do stylish frogs wear?A jumpsuit! 😂🐸Our frogs, Discover and Explore don't wear jumpsuits but their skin does change...
07/08/2020

What do stylish frogs wear?
A jumpsuit! 😂🐸

Our frogs, Discover and Explore don't wear jumpsuits but their skin does change color. Learn more about them in today's Creature Feature.

Keep your kids engaged this summer with our Virtual Camps.  With 8 STEM themes, plenty of activities and convenient time...
07/07/2020

Keep your kids engaged this summer with our Virtual Camps. With 8 STEM themes, plenty of activities and convenient times, we are a fantastic choice for your child.

www.childsci.org/camps

Did you join us for our Facebook Live Budding Bookworms yesterday?  We read, "Why Oh Why Are Deserts So Dry" by Tish Rab...
07/07/2020

Did you join us for our Facebook Live Budding Bookworms yesterday? We read, "Why Oh Why Are Deserts So Dry" by Tish Rabe Books . Do this simple one page activity with your child and learn more about how plants and animals adapt in the hot desert.

07/06/2020

We are reading "Why oh Why are Deserts Dry" by Tish Rabe this morning! Join the Cat in the Hat as we learn all about the diverse life that live in desert environment! 🌵

Looking for a fun and easy STEM activity with your young scientist? How about this cool Build a Constellation activity?
07/05/2020

Looking for a fun and easy STEM activity with your young scientist? How about this cool Build a Constellation activity?

Stay safe and have fun this Independence weekend! Did you know that fireworks are chemical reactions? All fireworks cont...
07/04/2020

Stay safe and have fun this Independence weekend! Did you know that fireworks are chemical reactions? All fireworks contain an oxidizer, a fuel, and metals made of different elements that add awe-inspiring colors. Specific elements produce specific colors when they burn. Check out this cool post from Compound Interest
https://www.compoundchem.com/2013/12/30/the-chemistry-of-fireworks/

07/04/2020

Looking for fireworks? Look no further! Download the app TotalAR and you'll have your very own Virtual Fireworks in the palm of your hand from 9-12 midnight! Try it out! #ARFireworks

07/03/2020

Happy Birthday to the Lab! We are so thankful to the community of volunteers, members, visitors and donors who helped us open our doors 5 years ago! Please stay positive and remember #ScienceWillWin

07/03/2020

Join us to learn all about density with our experiment, floating rainbow! 🌈

07/03/2020
Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

Thought about lunch yet?

🍽️Getting ready to enjoy favorite summertime meal? 🐛Grab a grub with Dogo, our 12-year-old meerkat! Keepers feed him live insects to stimulate his natural forging behaviors. 🔎🐛 Here he’s munching on mealworms as part of his dinner! 😋 #NatZooZen #BringtheZootoYou #ClosedButStillCaring

No need to postpone birthday parties! Check out our virtual birthday parties! Childsci.org/birthday-parties
07/02/2020

No need to postpone birthday parties! Check out our virtual birthday parties! Childsci.org/birthday-parties

07/01/2020
Science Museum of Virginia

Make some time for this cool, live astronomy show tomorrow!

Space was cool before it mattered... Don’t miss another LIVE virtual astronomy show this Thursday @ 2 pm on Facebook!

Great travel tips for you!
07/01/2020

Great travel tips for you!

Taking a trip this weekend to celebrate the holiday or planning a longer summer vacation soon? While this COVID-19-induced quarantine period has made travel more difficult, it certainly isn’t impossible. Packing and planning might look a little different this year so we've compiled the science to help you figure out what you shouldn't leave home without. If you follow these tips, your trip can still be memorable and fun without contributing to the spread of the novel coronavirus. www.smv.org/learn/blog/post/vacation-travel-tips-time-covid-19 #science

We're celebrating 5 years this week! Where were you? #FabulousFive
07/01/2020

We're celebrating 5 years this week! Where were you? #FabulousFive

Can you sssee our red eyes and orange and yellow patterned scales? We are albino Corn snakes, this means our color is li...
07/01/2020

Can you sssee our red eyes and orange and yellow patterned scales? We are albino Corn snakes, this means our color is lighter than other Corn snakes. We don't eat corn as our species name may suggest, we prey on mice. We are often found near cornfields to find their next sssnack!

07/01/2020

#FabulousFive #HappyBirthday #Fair Oaks Mall

Guess who's turning 5 years old? The Children's Science Center Lab opened 5 years ago! We've loved being a part of the c...
07/01/2020

Guess who's turning 5 years old? The Children's Science Center Lab opened 5 years ago! We've loved being a part of the community and miss celebrating in-person with you! To help us celebrate, print out and color this birthday page. Post it in the comments for a chance to win $25 off lunch or dinner at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina at Fair Oaks Mall

#STEMforkids #5thbirthday #itsyourbirthday #FabulousFive #highfive #DullesMoms #NoVakids #Fairfaxfamilyfun #VisitFairfax

We're celebrating 5 years this week! Where were you? #FabulousFive
06/30/2020

We're celebrating 5 years this week! Where were you? #FabulousFive

Our Facebook Live Budding Bookworms yesterday was Magnet Max by Monica Lozano Huges.  If you missed it, you can find it ...
06/30/2020

Our Facebook Live Budding Bookworms yesterday was Magnet Max by Monica Lozano Huges. If you missed it, you can find it our Facebook Feed and then do this simple experiment with your child to learn all about the properties of magnets.

06/29/2020

Join us while we read "Magnet Max" by Monica Loanzo Hughes! Learn all about magnets and what they attract 🧲

Guess who's turning 5 years old? The Children's Science Center Lab opened 5 years ago! We've loved being a part of the c...
06/28/2020

Guess who's turning 5 years old? The Children's Science Center Lab opened 5 years ago! We've loved being a part of the community and miss celebrating in-person with you! To help us celebrate, print out and color this birthday page. Post it in the comments for a chance to win $25 off lunch or dinner at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina at Fair Oaks Mall

#STEMforkids #5thbirthday #itsyourbirthday #FabulousFive #highfive #DullesMoms #NoVakids #Fairfaxfamilyfun #VisitFairfax

06/27/2020
ABC 7 News - WJLA

This is fun to watch!

"It makes more sense that dolphins and whales are the hippos closest living relatives after watching this." - Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

06/26/2020

Join us while we make our own tearable and sharable soap! Washing your hands is very important, so why not make it fun! 🧼

Think about it. Makes sense!
06/26/2020

Think about it. Makes sense!

Hey, science lovers: here's a tip ... treat your mask like underwear! What does that mean? Here you go. #rva #science #WearAMask #MaskScience #STEM #va #MaskTips

Do you know about Friction?  It can be such a drag!!  😂😂But here at the Children's Science Center, we make it fun!  Lear...
06/25/2020

Do you know about Friction? It can be such a drag!! 😂😂
But here at the Children's Science Center, we make it fun! Learn about Friction in this simple experiment you can do at home your kids.

Meet Onyx, our Mali uromastyx!
06/24/2020

Meet Onyx, our Mali uromastyx!

06/24/2020
Science Museum of Virginia

Join in and be a part of this LIVE show!

Shuttle up! Don’t miss another LIVE virtual astronomy show this Thursday @ 2 pm on Facebook!

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

Telephone

(703) 648-3130

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Children's Science Center posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to Children's Science Center:

Videos

Nearby museums


Comments

NOW CASTING NICKELODEONS CREATIVE CRAFT CHRISTMAS COMPETITION "TOP ELF" SEASON 2 (USA ONLY) Nickelodeons hit holiday craft & creative competition is back! Does your child love to draw, design, build, sew and let their imagination run wild? Are they outgoing and charismatic? Ages 9-13 and must be six hours driving from Atlanta or Los Angeles. If so, Nickelodeon and Mystic Art Pictures are seeking creative and holiday loving kids for Top Elf Season 2 to compete for charity of their choice!!! ***Will not film until safely approved due to Coronavirus, we are simply casting now and auditions will be held remotely*** ***Please reference myself (Ben Baldwin) as point of contact*** ***Parents must be present for remote auditions and all conversations*** Please apply by reviewing flyer or go to mysticartpictures.com and go to NOW CASTING
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
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
This is really cool!
What age range is your center geared towards? I have a 10, 13, and 15 yr old.
I am interested in purchasing a yearly membership for a friend and his two boys. What age range is the center good for? Be honest.
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?
The Autism and Neurodevelopment Disorders Institute(ANDI) is running a learning project for kids 2-5 years of age. All eligible participants are compensated: $50.00 + Water Wow coloring book. Participants also get the To learn more and Schedule 20min phone screening please have parents by providing their phone number and preferred time and date in an email to [email protected] Please Note: The institute runs participants daily during the week and every second weekend of the month! We look forward to seeing you in the lab! - TEAM ANDI
It's that time of year again! If you have littles in your life, you'll want to save the date for the 6th Annual Virginia Touch-a-Truck! We're thrilled to bring Virginia's most popular touch-a-truck event to a new location this year - StoneSprings Hospital Center! It's fun for the whole family - meet Redskins legend Gary Clark from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, climb on the big trucks, race a pinewood derby car with the Cub Scouts, visit the kid-friendly food trucks, and much more! Saturday, April 6th, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (first hour horn-free for sensitive ears) $5/person, children 12 months and under free The first 300 children receive a free die-cast car with paid admission. www.virginiatouchatruck.com
We are a screening location for the National Geographic's SCIENCE FAIR movie. Educators can attend for free on Sunday, December 2 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at the LAB. There is limited seating so be sure to register: