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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02/21/2020
Science Museum of Virginia

Go Melissa!

That time WUSA 9’s Melissa Nord came for an interview and First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam convinced her to eat a bug! #wusa9weather

Spring Break is just around the corner!  Spots are going quickly so register today!www.childsci.org/camps
02/21/2020

Spring Break is just around the corner! Spots are going quickly so register today!
www.childsci.org/camps

It's Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day!  Do you know a young girl who is loves STEM?  Bring her to the Lab.  Our Tinke...
02/20/2020

It's Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day! Do you know a young girl who is loves STEM? Bring her to the Lab. Our Tinker Shop and Inspiration Hub is filled with hands-on challenges to spark her interest.

Proud to be sharing at the Bonner Leadership Program Open House today!
02/20/2020

Proud to be sharing at the Bonner Leadership Program Open House today!

Take advantage of our After School Discount this afternoon!  All the same STEM fun at half the price!www.childsci.org
02/20/2020

Take advantage of our After School Discount this afternoon! All the same STEM fun at half the price!

www.childsci.org

It's Nicolaus Copernicus' birthday!  Learn a bit about this famous astronomer and his Heliocentric Theory.  https://kids...
02/19/2020
Nicolaus Copernicus Facts for Kids

It's Nicolaus Copernicus' birthday! Learn a bit about this famous astronomer and his Heliocentric Theory. https://kids.kiddle.co/Nicolaus_Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus (19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was an astronomer. People know Copernicus for his ideas about the sun and the earth. His main idea was that our world is heliocentric (helios = sun). His theory was that the sun is in the middle of the solar system, and the planets go around it....

Not only was Thomas Jefferson a Founding Father and the 3rd President of the United States, he was an inventor!  He devi...
02/17/2020

Not only was Thomas Jefferson a Founding Father and the 3rd President of the United States, he was an inventor! He devised an ingenious way to send coded messages securely. Your family can make a Cipher Wheel modeled after Jefferson's!

https://rosieresearch.com/thomas-jefferson-science/

Fish Feeding Frenzy!   Today at 2:00 pm. Join us as we explore the world of the Coral Reef, show how different sea life ...
02/15/2020

Fish Feeding Frenzy! Today at 2:00 pm.
Join us as we explore the world of the Coral Reef, show how different sea life interact with one another, and how we take care of them.

02/14/2020

Hope your day is swimming along nicely!

Happy Valentines Day!  Join us for a special Budding Scientist program today at 11:00 am.  We will exploring the sense o...
02/14/2020

Happy Valentines Day! Join us for a special Budding Scientist program today at 11:00 am. We will exploring the sense of touch by creating a sensory hand.

Melissa Nord
02/14/2020
Melissa Nord

Melissa Nord

There will be 5 different planets visible this Valentine’s Day weekend!

Audubon's Great Backyard Bird Count starts tomorrow. Will your family become Citizen Scientists for the weekend? Learn H...
02/13/2020

Audubon's Great Backyard Bird Count starts tomorrow. Will your family become Citizen Scientists for the weekend? Learn How to participate at:
https://gbbc.birdcount.org/

Stop by the Lab to pick up your $5 off coupon for Disney on Ice - now through the 17th at the Capital One Arena.
02/12/2020

Stop by the Lab to pick up your $5 off coupon for Disney on Ice - now through the 17th at the Capital One Arena.

Join us this afternoon for STEM fun at a discount!
02/11/2020

Join us this afternoon for STEM fun at a discount!

Are you embracing Monday like our Ball Python Loki? ...#snakes #snakelife #mondayfunday #reptiles #nova #funinfairfax
02/10/2020

Are you embracing Monday like our Ball Python Loki?
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#snakes #snakelife #mondayfunday #reptiles
#nova #funinfairfax

Ask questions...we give answers! How does this work? Let me show you. #creatingcuriousity #chainreaction #teamwork #mond...
02/10/2020

Ask questions...we give answers! How does this work? Let me show you.
#creatingcuriousity #chainreaction #teamwork #mondayfunday

https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/unep-scientists-who-inspired-them?fbclid=IwAR2zYqOdCqCr3bEaBvfDc4aj...
02/10/2020
UNEP scientists: who inspired them?

https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/unep-scientists-who-inspired-them?fbclid=IwAR2zYqOdCqCr3bEaBvfDc4aj1xEflm7nnkjgD6ee7rTQccs1Jkl6nOc54j0

For centuries, women’s role in science was underplayed. X-rays, environmental movements and even the discovery of dark matter were all thanks to the work of female scientists, yet in most cases they received little recognition and were discriminated against by their male peers. These women fought ...

The Dyslexic Edge
02/10/2020

The Dyslexic Edge

"The Children's Science Center 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. Laahiri Chalasani is Program Manager at the Children's Science Center in Fairfax, VA. She has developed her expertise in informal education through growing different programs that support various communities in Northern Virginia. Her coursework at George Mason University fueled her to create inclusive experiential programming for people of all backgrounds. Her favorite programs, Latina SciGirls and Family Science Nights, have enabled her to integrate herself as a community member."

Check out who else will be presenting on March 21, 2020 at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA! https://www.thedyslexicedge.org/speakersv2

Get your tickets today! https://www.thedyslexicedge.org

Do you have a budding young Naturalist?  Check out this great scholarship opportunity.  The award recipient (between the...
02/09/2020
Craig Tufts Scholarship | National Wildlife Federation

Do you have a budding young Naturalist? Check out this great scholarship opportunity. The award recipient (between the ages of 8 and 18) will get to attend a week-long summer outdoor educational adventure camp in the majestic coastal redwood region of northern California with a parent or guardian!
http://ow.ly/r57550yfzdU

Apply for an outdoor adventure through the Craig Tufts Educational Scholarship Fund. The award funds a week-long nature experience for students ages 8 to 18.

Another great #inspiration tour at Kincora where the future science center will be. If you want to learn more or attend ...
02/07/2020

Another great #inspiration tour at Kincora where the future science center will be. If you want to learn more or attend a tour visit Launchthefuture.org

Jane Goodall is a primatologist and considered the world's expert on chimpanzees.  Learn more about her story at:https:/...
02/07/2020

Jane Goodall is a primatologist and considered the world's expert on chimpanzees. Learn more about her story at:
https://www.janegoodall.org/our-story/about-jane/

Join us tomorrow for our Women in STEM event 2pm - 4pm. Meet local STEM professional Melissa Nord Meteorologist with WUSA 9. Tell us the name of your favorite woman scientist and receive $3 off admission.

Learn about Patricia Cowlings, an aerospace psycho-physiologist, who was the first African American woman scientist to b...
02/06/2020

Learn about Patricia Cowlings, an aerospace psycho-physiologist, who was the first African American woman scientist to be trained as an astronaut by NASA. Join us for Women in STEM event Saturday, Feb 8, 2-4pm. Tell us your favorite woman scientist and get $3 off admission.
http://ow.ly/sK5s50yfxME

Grace Hopper, a pioneer in the Computer Science field, was the lead developer on the first Compiler and eventually reach...
02/05/2020

Grace Hopper, a pioneer in the Computer Science field, was the lead developer on the first Compiler and eventually reached the rank of Rear Admiral in the US Navy. Join us Saturday from 2-4pm to meet local women in STEM. Tell us the name of your favorite woman scientist at guest services and receive $3 off admission.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-38677721

#WomeninSTEM #gracehopper
#STEM #WUSA9 #robotics
#engineering #womeninengineering

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER!CONTEST CLOSING AT NOON TODAYDisney on Ice is coming and we have tickets to give away!Disney On Ice...
02/05/2020

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER!
CONTEST CLOSING AT NOON TODAY
Disney on Ice is coming and we have tickets to give away!

Disney On Ice, Celebrate the Memories will be at the Capital One Arena February 13 – 17. To enter to win a Family 4 Pack of tickets, comment below with your favorite Children’s Science Center memory! Haven’t had a chance to visit the Lab lately? Tell us your favorite scientist or science teacher.

Winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, February 5 and notified via Messenger. Winner must be available to pick the vouchers up at our Fair Oaks Mall Lab location. Vouchers will need to be taken to the Box Office to be redeemed

02/04/2020
Melissa Nord

Melissa Nord

We have heavy rain likely later this week and this could lead to flooding. This is a teachable moment that you can repeat with the kids -- how soil moisture and rain rates impact our flood potential. https://bit.ly/36TdHqY

Gertrude Elion was a noted Biochemist and Pharmacologist who won the Nobel Prize in 1988 for her discoveries of importan...
02/04/2020

Gertrude Elion was a noted Biochemist and Pharmacologist who won the Nobel Prize in 1988 for her discoveries of important new work in "rational drug design". Learn more about her in the link below and join us this Saturday, Feb 8 for our Women in STEM event, 2pm - 4pm.
Meet and ask questions with several local women scientist including Melissa Nord , Meteorologist with Wusa9, Environmentalist Erika Cuevas with Loudoun Water and Robotics Engineer Mary Jarrat.
http://ow.ly/ICAH50ydhT0

Big thanks to @UnitedBank for their continued support!
02/04/2020

Big thanks to @UnitedBank for their continued support!

In anticipation of our Women in Science event this coming Saturday, February 8 from 2pm - 4pm, we would like to highligh...
02/03/2020
Jackson, Shirley Ann - National Women’s Hall of Fame

In anticipation of our Women in Science event this coming Saturday, February 8 from 2pm - 4pm, we would like to highlight some remarkable women in STEM. Today is about Shirley Ann Jackson, one of the first two African American women to receive a PhD in Physics. In 1995, President Clinton appointed Jackson as the Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and in 2014, she was awarded the National Medal of Science.
https://www.womenofthehall.org/inductee/shirley-ann-jackson/

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, a visionary scientist, educator and public policy innovator, has broken barriers and blazed trails throughout her life. Dr. Jackson was one of the first two African-American women to receive a doctorate in physics in the United States and was the first African-American woman...

02/03/2020

Lunch time! What are you eating?
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#animals #reptilesofinstagram #critterchitterchatter #animalambassador

Honored to be supported by the Business Women's Giving Circle at the Community Foundation of Northern VA
02/03/2020

Honored to be supported by the Business Women's Giving Circle at the Community Foundation of Northern VA

ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS TO ENTER:Disney on Ice is coming and we have tickets to give away!  Disney On Ice, Celebrate the Me...
02/01/2020

ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS TO ENTER:
Disney on Ice is coming and we have tickets to give away!

Disney On Ice, Celebrate the Memories will be at the Capital One Arena February 13 – 17. To enter to win a Family 4 Pack of tickets, comment below with your favorite Children’s Science Center memory! Haven’t had a chance to visit the Lab lately? Tell us your favorite scientist or science teacher.

Winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, February 5 and notified via Messenger. Winner must be available to pick the vouchers up at our Fair Oaks Mall Lab location. Vouchers will need to be taken to the Box Office to be redeemed.

01/31/2020
Why Groundhogs Supposedly Predict The Weather On Groundhog Day

Have you ever wondered WHY we look to the Groundhog to provide weather forecasting? Check out this fun video and don't forget to bring you Preschooler to our special Budding Scientist program at 11am on Sunday, Feb 8 (included with general admission)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDFy7_DM_qQ

On Groundhog Day, a bunch of men, wearing suits and top hats, pull a groundhog out of a hole in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. They then read a scroll the groun...

Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
01/31/2020
Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

We are sad to share that Clint, our elderly Mariana crow at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute has died. He was 25 years old and he was the only Mariana crow living outside of Rota Island. There are about 150 Mariana crows living on Rota. Mariana crows and other species of birds, bats and reptiles have been hunted to extinction or near extinction on Guam due to the invasive brown tree snake. Guam Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources is working with partners, including SCBI, to repopulate Mariana crows in areas free of the brown tree snake. #WeSaveSpecies #MarianaCrow #Guam #Ornithology

What are you doing this afternoon?
01/30/2020

What are you doing this afternoon?

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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