Kids from Fairfax homes delve into the realm of science. At the Children’s Science Center exhibits based on the science, technology, engineering and math blend with youngster’s imaginations. Learning is easy when it is fun and guests become engaged as soon as they walk through the center’s doors.
In the Lab Bar science comes to life. Step up and into the role of chemist, biologist and physicist. The Inspiration Hub houses the very popular Armstrong Robotic Arm. Lines form for taking a turn at operating this incredible machine. Uncover the magic of the seas with Aquatic Life and Symbiotic Seas. These exhibits highlight the ocean’s amazing creatures such as lined seahorses, clown fish, sea anemone and sea urchins. Lucky spectators may even get a glimpse of a seahorse feeding.
Imaginations Flow Freely when Living in Fairfax
Special events are always marked on the calendar. Early learning programs open up new worlds for preschoolers from Fairfax homes. Story times stimulate the minds and "budding bookworms" adds elements of science into their tales. A new theme is showcased every week for "budding scientists" and their parents. Family Science Nights get the whole family thinking. These are memory making moments that won’t soon be forgotten.
The Children’s Science Center is devoted to the local community. As part of an effort to give back, field trips provide no cost visits for qualifying schools. The Latina SciGirls program offers classes based in STEM principles to Latina girls in grades 3rd to 6th. Affordable summer and winter day camps keep kids occupied while they are out of school. Other community programs include NOVA STEM day, Malloween, Kids Nights Out and Noon Year’s Eve.
Hours to the center are 10 to 6 everyday making spontaneous trips a reality. General admission is only $13.00 with discounts for seniors and active members of the military. Children under 2 years of age are admitted for free. Many young families living in Fairfax take advantage of the museum's resources by becoming members. Memberships feature complimentary admission, member only hours and events as well as additional discounts.