Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – AWS Special Abilities Day, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Through the generosity of the AWS Foundation, Science Central will present Special Abilities Day on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. The popular science center will welcome visitors by providing a variety of activities and programming designed to stimulate and enhance learning for those with special abilities. Pre-registration is required.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 – Lunch with an IPFW Scientist ("Reefs through Time" featuring Dr. Benjamin Dattilo) 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Dattilo will discuss modern and fossil reefs while exploring the different plants and animals that build or live around them. Participants will get a chance to discuss how reefs are changing with new environmental conditions. Cost is $2 for Science Central members or $10 for non-members. Lunch will not be provided by Science Central. Pre-registration is required.
Now – May 10, 2015 – "Expedition Earth" Touring Exhibition
Based on the popular book series, Adventures of Riley®, "Expedition Earth" invites visitors to experience life as a scientist on location at one of three featured biomes: grasslands, tundra, and forests. Visitors will experience first-hand the habitats, ecosystems, wildlife, diversity, and adaptations within each unique environment and learn techniques used by real scientists to help save the planet’s ecosystems. "Expedition Earth" was created by NRG! Exhibits and Eaglemont Press.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – Half-Pint Science, 10-11:30 a.m.
Join us for an underwater adventure! We will discover sea stars, find Nemo in the anemone, and build our own ocean in a bottle! Cost is $12 for one child and one adult for non-members, $8 for members. Pre-registration is required.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – Afternoon Science, 2-4 p.m.
Afternoon Science programs are designed to offer home school students an opportunity to spend an afternoon together participating in a scientific lab, a demonstration and exploring the exhibits. The May program will feature a technology/electrical extravaganza demo, "Junior Robotics" lab will be held for ages 5-8; and ages 9-12 will participate in "Lego Robotics" lab; and ages 13-16 will participate in the new "EV3 Lego Robotics" lab. Pre-registration is closed.
May 23 – September 13, 2015 – "The Evolving Universe" Touring Exhibition
The Evolving Universe allows visitors to take a journey from our Earth to the far reaches of space. Explore how stars and galaxies – and even the universe itself – change from birth to maturity to death. Full color, high-resolution photographs, interpretive explanation from illustrated text panels, and unique video captures the awe-inspiring beauty of the cosmos as seen through high-powered terrestrial and orbiting telescopes. The exhibition is an exciting introduction to all we know today about cosmology – and the amazing technologies we use to attain that knowledge. The Evolving Universe was organized by The Smithsonian Institution.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 – The Science of Honey Bees
Maraiah Russell from the Northeast Indiana Beekeepers Association will be at Science Central to give a special presentation on all things honey bee. It’s a great opportunity to learn about our friendly neighborhood honey-makers. Free with paid admission.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 – Last Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Science Central will offer half-price admission to visitors as part of the Downtown Improvement District’s Last Saturday event on May 30th. Science Central’s normal admission cost is $8 per person, 3-65; $7 ages 66+; and free for ages 2 and under. On "Last Saturday," admission will be just $4 per person; $3.50 for ages 66+.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 – 12th Annual Science Central Golf Classic
Tee it up for science at Science Central’s 12th Annual Golf Classic presented by CH2M Hill, Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Pine Valley Country Club. Science activities and golf will go together to raise operating funds for Science Central. Pre-registration is required.
Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 26 – Science Central Summer Science Camps
Channel your child’s inner astronaut, doctor, architect, scientist, engineer or detective at Science Central’s very popular Summer Science Camps! Help stop "summer brain drain," and keep your child engaged and involved in learning when you enroll them in one of our many summer camp offerings. Science Central offers a variety of half-day, full-day and week-long camps depending on topic and age group. Pre-registration is required.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 – Summer Hours Start
On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Science Central will begin summer operating hours, offering extended days and times for visiting the popular hands-on science center. Science Central will be open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays from 12 noon-5 p.m. through September 7, 2015. The science center will also be open every Monday in July.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 – Field Trip Roadshow
Come and check out what Fort Wayne has to offer for field trip opportunities with this bus tour. The day begins at Science Central at 8:00 a.m. and stops along the day include the Fort Wayne Youtheatre, Botanical Conservatory, the History Center, the Embassy Theatre, Fox Island, McMillen Center for Health Education, Little River Wetlands, and Parkview Field. Lunch will be provided. Each registrant will receive a goodie bag and the opportunity to win prizes!
Saturday, June 27, 2015 – Last Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Science Central will offer half-price admission to visitors as part of the Downtown Improvement District’s Last Saturday event on June 27th. Science Central’s normal admission cost is $8 per person, 3-65; $7 ages 66+; and free for ages 2 and under. On "Last Saturday," admission will be just $4 per person; $3.50 for ages 66+.