Children's Science Center

Children’s Science Center Lab is an interactive children's museum focused on science, technology, eng

Photos from Children's Science Center's post 12/05/2023

It was all celebrations for the STEM Chicas program last Friday! Students had the chance to explore the Lab at the end of their 8-week program. STEM Chicas aims to increase access and reduce barriers to STEM for young Latina girls. 🎉

12/03/2023

Sunday Silly! ❄️

12/02/2023

Another Kids' Night Out is NEXT WEEK! Enjoy all of the fun of a snow day with a STEM twist. Activities include building an igloo, creating a snowman out of slime, and engineering snowball cannons. Have YOU purchased tickets? ⛄❄️🌲

🎫 • childsci.org/events

12/01/2023

🔥 Win 4 tickets to the new Hot Wheels Champion Experience in Tysons Corner by participating in our Fun, Fast, Friction challenge!

1️⃣ Try this experiment with your family! (childsci.org/test/fun-fast-friction)
2️⃣ Post (and tag) OR DM the Lab in a picture/video doing the experiment!
3️⃣ Contest ends Sunday, December 10th at 11:59 PM! Winner will be randomly selected.

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The Hot Wheels Champion Experience is an exhilarating interactive 16,000-square-foot experience for the whole family based on the legendary Hot Wheels brand. Fans of all ages will imagine, create, and experience Hot Wheels in 8 immersive “phygital” exhibits. 🏎️

Tickets are on sale now! • hotwheelschampion.com • Opens Friday, December 15th!

Hot Wheels Champion Experience

TikTok · Children’s Science Center Lab 11/29/2023

Do you know about Susan La Flesche Picotte? Learn more about her for Native American Heritage Month! 🩺

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11/28/2023

When you grow up in a community of STEM enthusiasts, who do you become?

Thanks to YOU, we’re starting to find out! With eight years since the Children’s Science Center Lab opened, our once-youngest learners are stepping out into the world—and they’re making waves!

Aaraj started volunteering in the 7th grade before chairing our Youth Advisory Board in high school. The experiences he gained with us empowered him to spearhead William & Mary’s DisinfoLab, the first undergraduate research center in the nation to focus on disinformation. Wow! 🙌

We’re so grateful for our community that supports the scientists, leaders, and creators of tomorrow. 🎉

TikTok · Children’s Science Center Lab 11/27/2023

It's the perfect time to visit the Lab! Plan your visit now— 🔬

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11/27/2023

⚡ It's Cyber Monday! ⚡

Enjoy a $25 discount on your STEM-tastic membership and experience the Lab all year long!

Benefits include...
★ Unlimited admission for 2 adults & 2 children
★ Access to Member-Only events
★ Priority notice on programs
★ 10% discount on camps
★ 2 one-time guest passes
★ Museum reciprocity program

Bring your family of four for just $12.50 a month (instead of $60 a visit!)

⚡ childsci.org/membership

★ Use code 23CYBER at checkout ★

11/26/2023

We want to see more of you! ✨

Starting December 16th, the Lab will be open for 3️⃣ timed entry sessions. Tickets are available for purchase now!

★ 10 AM - 12 PM
★ 1 PM - 3 PM
★ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

🎫 childsci.org/tickets

11/26/2023

Sunday Silly! 🥧

11/25/2023

❄️ SAVE THE DATE ❄️

The Winter Wonder Lab opens December 9th— purchase tickets now for winter fun in the cozy indoors.

☃️ childsci.org/tickets

11/24/2023

Spring Intern applications close in ONE WEEK! Have you submitted your application?

⭐ childsci.org/internships

11/24/2023

Need last-minute plans for family in town this weekend? The Lab is open today for extra STEM fun!

✨ childsci.org/tickets

11/23/2023

Did you know Fibonacci Day is on November 23 every year? But who was Fibonacci and why were they important? Learn more about it through this activity!

🧩 Try this activity! • childsci.org/test/fibonacci-art

11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

There's a rumor that turkey makes you sleepy... fact or fiction? Find out the science behind post-meal drowsiness in this article.

P.S. The Lab is closed today!

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-does-turkey-make-you-sleepy/

11/22/2023

Did you know Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States? Wild turkeys are pretty big birds and are usually 3-4 feet tall and can weigh 8-20 pounds. They usually have 5000-6000 feathers. According to the National Wild Turkey Federation, the heaviest turkey on record was 31 pounds! Now, that’s a lot of turkey. 🦃

TikTok · Children’s Science Center Lab 11/22/2023

Happy Native American Heritage Month! Do you know about Jerry Chris Elliot High Eagle? 🌕🚀

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11/21/2023

Enjoy all the fun of a snow day with a STEM twist! ⛄❄️🌲

Activities include building an igloo, creating a snowman out of slime, and engineering snowball canons. Purchase tickets now!

🎫 • childsci.org/events

11/20/2023

Need something to do with family this holiday weekend? Visit the Lab for STEM fun!

🌟 childsci.org/tickets

TikTok · Children’s Science Center Lab 11/20/2023

Think STEM is boring? The Lab will change your mind! 🧪

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Special Events | Children's Science Center 11/19/2023

Winter is coming— save the dates for your favorite Lab events! ❄️

https://ow.ly/T9f050Q8jXu

Special Events | Children's Science Center Join the Youth Advisory Board for an out of this world experience! Guests will have the chance to learn about space with hands-on activities led by local high school students!

11/19/2023

Sunday Silly! 🌽

11/18/2023

Did you know the Lab has a 3D Printer? 🤖 🦿 🦾

Stop by the Inspiration Hub to see the 3D Printer Experience presented by AWS InCommunities and Bionic Pets in action!

Amazon Web Services
Bionic Pets

11/16/2023

NEW at the Experiment Bar this Month: Avian Adaptations 🐦

Identify a mystery bird using the scientific process of classification!

🐦 Open weekends • 10 AM & 2 PM
🐦 childsci.org/tickets

Photos from Children's Science Center's post 11/16/2023

It's National Family Engagement Month! The Lab is the perfect place to grow family engagement and collaborate in fun, hands-on STEM activities! 🔬🧪🧬

Fairfax County Public Schools

TikTok · Children’s Science Center Lab 11/15/2023

Happy Native American Heritage Month! This month we'll be celebrating STEM leaders— learn more about Andrea Delgado-Olson! 🧡

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11/15/2023

The American bison used to roam over most of North America including central Canada. However, their population declined in the 1800s because of human intervention. Now they live in national parks, like Yellowstone National Park, and migrate for food resources and breeding. Their migration is not strictly north and south, but following behind plant growth. 🐃

11/14/2023

❕ NEW EVENT ALERT ❕

It's the season for another Kids' Night Out! Enjoy all of the fun of a snow day with a STEM twist. Activities include building an igloo, creating a snowman out of slime, and engineering snowball cannons. Purchase tickets now! ⛄❄️🌲

🎫 • childsci.org/events

Photos from Children's Science Center's post 11/13/2023

It was an exciting weekend at the Lab!

The Youth Advisory Board put on their one-day event, Astro Adventures! Guests learned how to pack a telescope and used BeeBots to explore hand-drawn terrain. 🚀🌌🪐

11/12/2023

Sunday Silly! 🧡

11/12/2023

Happy Deepavali to those who celebrate! Deepavali, or Diwali, is the festival of lights celebrated mainly by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs. Celebrations include lighting lamps, fireworks, shopping, gifts, and feasts. To learn more about this holiday, check out this article! ✨

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Diwali/390119 #:~:text=The%20name%20Diwali%20comes%20from,late%20October%20or%20early%20November.

11/11/2023

It's Veterans Day! 🎖️

This holiday recognizes veterans, or people who served in the U.S. military. To learn more about this holiday, check out this article!

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Veterans-Day/399637

11/10/2023

Did you know a catapult is a type of lever? There are three different types of levers based on where the fulcrum, load, and force are in the lever. The fulcrum is where the lever moves. A catapult is a class three lever!

⚙️ Try this activity! • childsci.org/test/build-a-catapult

11/09/2023

❗ THIS SUNDAY ❗

Join the Youth Advisory Board for this ONE-DAY event to learn about space with hands-on activities and a guest expert— 🌌✨🪐

🚀 Purchase tickets at childsci.org/tickets

11/08/2023

Happy First Generation College Celebration Day! Are you a first-generation college student or graduate? Comment below what that means to you! 🎓

11/08/2023

The palm warbler is a small bird that migrates in the spring and fall. They migrate south from Canada down to Florida. These birds are awake and active during the day, however they migrate at night. Since they travel at night, lights can become distracting and confusing, keeping them from where they are trying to go. We can help by turning off lights we aren’t using and covering windows. 🐦

11/07/2023

It's Election Day! Don't forget to head to the polls to make your voice heard. 🗳️

*Polls close at 7 PM— As long as you are in line by 7 PM, you will be able to vote! Visit vote.elections.virginia.gov for more information on polling locations.

11/06/2023

It's a school holiday! Need last-minute plans? Visit the Lab!

✨ childsci.org/tickets

11/05/2023

Sunday Silly! 🥇

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