The Science Place Inc

Hands-on science activities for children! Ages 4-15 can be dropped off for one hour, half day or fu

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Erupting glow volcanoes! What's better than that? DINOSAURS and volcanoes! That's what's happening next week at Earth Explorers. We'll be learning about fossils, geology, tar pits, saber-toothed tigers and more. There will be ooblek and many, many volcanoes😄


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Our space and ocean explorers shooting underwater video with an ROV.


Even the squid are wearing masks!


We still have spaces available in our Ocean Expedition programs next week (July 12-16) Choose from full day, half day, and full week programs!

Sea lion rookery 07/06/2021

Sea lion rookery

Sea lion rookery We got amazingly close to sea lions at La Jolla Cove in Southern California. In this video you see babies and females relaxing on the beach. A few minutes in, the tide starts to come up and you hear the males start barking and herding everyone higher on the shore, away from the incoming tide. Look f...


Join our summer field expedition to the Pacific Coast! Dr. B has been exploring the biology, geology and paleontology of Washington state, Oregon, and California and we’ll be learning all about this amazing part of the world during our Summer 2021 programs!


Hi everyone! We’re very happy to announce that we’re running both in-person and virtual programs this summer!

Our in-person programs will meet in Herndon, VA and start July 12th with a week of Ocean Expedition! Registration is now open on our website:


We're gearing up for Ocean Expedition next week!

Timeline photos 01/05/2017

❄️ Winter break is the perfect time for some science exploration! Join us for lots of hands-on learning as we discover the science behind our favorite winter things.

➤ Learn more and register your kids here:

We're available to take care of your kids December 19-23rd and 27-30th and offer full and partial day care.

Timeline photos 12/15/2016

🛍🎁 ATTN PARENTS: Do you need time to do holiday shopping this weekend?

Drop your kids off at our Clubhouse where they’ll learn about density, crystal formation and winter weather by crafting a crystal suncatcher and rock candy "ice cave" to grow at home. We’ll even make it snow indoors!

➤ Click to learn more:

☃️ Our STEM Clubhouse is perfect for children ages 5+ and is $15/hour this Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-5pm in the Springfield Saratoga Shopping Center, right next to the mall and Costco!

Claim your child’s spot by visiting our site or feel free to give us a call with any questions: 703-277-3400

Winter Science Ideas for Kids Indoor Winter Activities 12/15/2016

Winter Science Ideas for Kids Indoor Winter Activities

☃️ We love these ideas, especially making crystals since we offer that fun activity in our STEM Clubhouse! Thanks for sharing Little Bins for Little Hands!

Winter Science Ideas for Kids Indoor Winter Activities Easy and simple to set up winter science ideas for kids to try this season. With few materials, these winter science ideas will keep kids busy on snow days!

Kids Use Math, Science Skills to Solve One-Minute Mysteries 12/15/2016

Kids Use Math, Science Skills to Solve One-Minute Mysteries

[LOCAL NEWS via Voice of America - VOA]

🍳 There are eggs in the refrigerator but some are hard-boiled and others are raw...and they look the same. How can the kids tell which is which without cracking them open?

The students in the fifth grade science class at Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. have to think scientifically to solve the mystery.

Read more and replicate the experience for your kids:

Kids Use Math, Science Skills to Solve One-Minute Mysteries Every single mystery is written with characters that are children facing real world situations that they need to solve using their background knowledge on math and science

Why do we put salt on icy roads? - Ice & Snow Video, Fun Science for Kids 12/15/2016

Why do we put salt on icy roads? - Ice & Snow Video, Fun Science for Kids

❄️ Watch this great video with your child on the science behind using salt to help icy roads!

Why do we put salt on icy roads? - Ice & Snow Video, Fun Science for Kids On those cold winter mornings, why do we add salt to icy road surfaces? Find out by watching this snow and ice chemistry video. Directly heating the roads isn’t an easy option so adding salt (sodium chloride) is a much better idea, it manages to lower the freezing point considerably. Calcium chlorid...

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Saratoga Shopping Center, 8060 Rolling Road
Springfield, VA

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Monday 9am - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm

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