Children’s Science Center Lab is located at 11948 Fair Oaks Mall Fairfax, VA. 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.
The Lab is focused on children aged two through 12 and also offers summer camp, birthday parties, field trips, and other group visits. The Lab has four experience zones offering dynamic content to inspire all learners:
- Experiment Bar: Order from a rotating menu of experiments that demonstrate the wonders of
- Inspiration Hub: Hands-on exhibits demonstrating real-world applications of STEM; future
museum prototyping zone
- Tinker Shop: A space for making, creating, building based on open-ended engineering design
- Discovery Zone: Hands-on learning designed for budding scientists aged five and under
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 instill a love of learning STEM in all children by providing unique opportunities to explore, create and be inspired.