• Contact Us


    Owens Building

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

    Program Administrator
    Treesa Elam-Respass



  • Animals Up Close     

  • 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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    FREE Family Science Day on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Meet and touch live animals, participate in Challenger Missions, Planetarium programs, hands-on activities and more.  Come out and join us!  It is fun for the whole family.

    "Animals Up Close" was a series of presentations featuring some of our favorite animals at Owens during our recent free, family science night on January 16, 2014.  Click on the link to find your picture if you chose to have your picture taken with one of the animals.

    Alligator Up Close

    Lizards of Australia Up Close

    Snakes Up Close

  • Planetarium Program    
  • Pioneer: Journey to the Outer Worlds

    Friday, April 25, 2014 (4th Friday of the Month)

    Time: Doors open at 7:00 PM for special pre-program activities

    Cost: $5/adult; $3 for students/seniors/teachers/military

    Children 3 and under are Free

  • Registration Information Registration for the 2013-2014 school year is available NOW!  Click here for 2013-14 Program Descriptions and Registration.

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