• Registration Information 

    Registration for the 2014-2015 school year is now available.

    QUARTER 4 ONLINE REGISTRATION.   Click here for 2014-2015 Quarter Four Program Descriptions.

  • Contact Us


    Owens Building

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

    Program Administrator
    Traketa Wray


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  • Quick Links

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  • 2015 Maryland Summer Center for Space Engineering: Robotics
    Applications now being accepted for the 2015 Maryland Summer Center for Space Engineering: Robotics.
    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.
    Planetarium Nights Set for the Year
    HBOSC 2014-2015 Planetarium  Friday Night Line Up Announced
    MD BioLab Partners with PGCPS
     Dr. Shawn Joesph and Mr. Brian Gaines sign a Memo of Understanding to cement the partnership between Prince George's County Public Schools and Maryland BioLabs in a special celebration held at the Howard B. Owens Science Center on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
    Happy 35th Anniversary HBOSC
    HBOSC finishes year-long 35th anniversary with a Free, Family Science Day on May 3, 2014.
    Owens Teacher Finalist for $100,000 Grant
    Vote for Virginia Fulton, an outreach teacher at HBOSC at Thankamilllionteachers.com, so she can win $100,000 grant for a space engineering robotics program.
    Planetarium Patty interviews on TV show
    HBOSC's own Planetarium Patty appears on the local Prince George's County Public TV show, "The Launch Pad".
    RELA, Math and Science Teachers Team Up at Owens
    7th and 8th grade RELA, Science and Math teachers teamed up for a day of exploration and connections at the HBOSC Planetarium and Challenger Learning Center.
    SPRING into STEM at Owens
    Fred Kramer appears in silhouette as plays his sax under the stars of the planetarium as part of the HBOSC family STEM night on March 20th.
  • Calendar of Events

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  • Upcoming Events    
  •  Maryland Summer Center for Space Engineering: Robotics: 

    July 6- 21 (Mon- Thurs only) 

    Accepting applications now for rising TAG 7, 8 and 9th graders looking for an exciting summer opportunity, read more.

    Planetarium Program:

    Special Announcement change in program order due to presenter illness: Looking Over Our Shoulder will be moved to May 8 and Unlocking the Solar System will be offered this Friday, April 17th.


     May 8, 2015:  Looking Over Our Shoulder

    Mankind has long wondered what our home, the earth, looks like from space. Come with us
    on a journey of discovery of science and scenery from the first views above the atmosphere
    to the real-time HD of today. (Presenter: Liz Suckow) 

    All programs start at 7:30 PM, doors open at 7:15 PM

    Cost $5/Adult and $3/Student or Senior


      Planet Plaza clip
       Got an Appetite for Astronomy
      Quench your thirst for more in-depth astronomy at 
    Planetarium Patty's Plaza.

    All programs start at 7:30 PM, doors open at 7:15 PM
    Cost $5/Adult and $3/Student or Senior
    June 5, 2015
    Encounter Pluto

    Presenter: Patty Seaton
    Read more