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    Owens Building

    9601 Greenbelt Road
    Lanham, MD 20706  
    Tel: 301.918.8750
    Fax: 301.918.8753  

    Program Administrator
    Traketa Wray


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    Registration for the 2014-2015 school year is now available.  QUARTER 1 ONLINE REGISTRATION.  Click here for 2014-15 Quarter One  Descriptions.


  • Preparing Students for the 21st Century and Beyond!     Preparing Students for the 21st Century and Beyond!            Preparing Students for the 21st Century and Beyond!
  • 2013 Maryland Summer Center for Space Engineering: Robotics
    2013 Maryland Summer Center for Space Engineering: Robotics participants testing their Topobot.
    Planetarium Patty teaches in Italy
    Planetarium Patty teaches students from the province of Besica in Italy, April 2013.
    College Park Scholars
    College Park Scholars program, which involve the University of Maryland students who've volunteered time to help beautify the Howard B. Owen's Science Center's surrounding land areas.
    Owens Teacher at Honeywell Space Academy
    Virginia Casbourne, an Outreach Teacher at the Howard B. Owens Science Center, spends an exciting week at Space Camp.
    Owens Teacher Attends Environmental Camp
    Shari Sternberg, an Outreach Teacher, at the Howard B. Owens Science Center attended an Environmental Education class for 2 weeks this summer.
    HBOSC Staff Attend the Challenger Center Conference
    Treesa Elam-Respass, Program Administrator at the HBOSC, is pictured with Cheryl McNair, wife of Astronaut Ronald McNair.
    Planetarium Nights Set for the Spring
    HBOSC Schedules the Spring 2014 Planetarium Programs
    Robert Goddard French Immersion takes flight to Mars
    Robert Goddard French Immersion students flew a special Voyage to Mars mission at the Howard B. Owens Science Center's own Challenger Learning Center with many special guests.
    HBOSC Celebrates 35 Years of STEM Education with Students
    HBOSC celebrates 35 years of STEM education in Prince George's County Public Schools with over 200 families and friends on Oct 25, 2013.
    Alligators Up Close at Family Science Night
    Families get up close to an alligator, lizards and snakes during a mini-series of lectures and hands-on meetings called "Animals Up Close" offered at the January 16, 2014 Family Science Night at HBOSC.
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     The Howard B. Owens Science Center celebrated its 35th anniversary with a FREE Family Science Day on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Families of all ages were able to meet and touch live animals, participate in Challenger Missions, Planetarium programs, hands-on activities and more.  As part of the day, we continued our Animals Up-Close series with Turtles where participants could learn some facts about turtles and then have a picture taken with a favorite turtle.

    Animals Up- Close: Turtles

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  •  Celebrate the Life of  Terri Womack

    It is with great sadness that the Howard B. Owens Science Center announces the loss of one of its outstanding teachers, Terri Womack.  A memorial service was held on June 10, 2014. 

    Terri Womack

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    Thank you for another outstanding school year with us.  We look forward to seeing all of you again in the 2014-2015 school year.  Scheduling for first quarter programs will be available soon. 

     Summer Office Hours:

    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday

    All buildings are closed on Fridays starting the week of June 16 through August 8

    All buildings are closed July 4 and 5

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