The Hands-On Science Center

Lots of Fun!

Animals, Animals, Animals!!

Lots of Exhibits To See!

The Observatory

The Hands-On Science Center



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2-liter rocket competition rules

Summer camp schedule


About Us

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From Homeschool Day to science clubs to day camps... preschool storytime and field trips!


See what's coming up at the center!


Nothing is more challenging than finding the right combination of exhibits for our patrons. We believe we have a variety of exhibits to enhance the creative juices of all our supporters...young and old.

Birthday Parties

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