• Registration Information 

    Fall into STEM at the Science Center. Early bird registration is now available for First Quarter Programs.

    First Quarter Program Descriptions
    First Quarter Registration

    All four quarters will be available for registration starting in mid-August.


  • Professional Development 

    Check here for great  professional development opportunities for PGCPS teachers.

    To attend any of these PD events, unless otherwise stated, 

    • you must be a current PGCPS teacher
    • you must register in ERO

  • 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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  • Preparing Students for the 21st Century and Beyond!     Preparing Students for the 21st Century and Beyond!            Preparing Students for the 21st Century and Beyond!
  • Planetarium Patty Receives Distinguished Service Award
    Six Flags Volunteers Spend Day at Owens
    Ozobots at HBOSC
    Visiting 4th grade students participating in the Science Center’s NEW “Ozobot Bit Computer Science Engineering Program” will learn about remote sensing robotic platforms and basics of program coding.  Register Now!
    Teachers Encounter Pluto! New Horizons Science
    Teachers make Telescopes at HBOSC
    Transit of Mercury
    Pluto Palooza
    FREE Event at HBOSC on June 10
  • Calendar of Events

  • Upcoming Events    
  • Planetarium Offerings:

    Patty's Planetarium Plaza(P3)

    Something new this year- Patty's Planetarium Plaza has moved to Monday nights and it is now Free!  

    Step up to the plaza for some more in-depth astronomy! Planetarium Patty’s Plaza offers a few special planetarium nights designed to take you deeper into specific astronomical topics of interest. These nights are geared towards anyone with an interest in astronomy, structured as a lecture/Q&A session with some bonus night sky features! 

    The first P3 night will be September 26, 2016, Where the Extraordinary is now the Ordinary! Read More!

    Concert Under the Stars Series

    Songs of the Night: Featuring the College Park Chamber Singers
    Friday, September 30
    7:30 PM- 8:30 PM - admission is free 

    Friday Nights at the Planetarium

    Step Up to the Myth
    Friday, Oct. 14

    The constellations tell stories of many cultures. Tonight, we’d like to focus on the Greek myths, and make you a part of the story! Read More!

    Unless otherwise specified, doors open by 7:15 PM; programs begin at 7:30 PM.
    Cost: $5/adult; $3 for students/seniors/teachers/military (cash/check only)