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    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!
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    Transit of Mercury
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    Concert Under the Stars
  • 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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  • Upcoming Events    
  •  Planetarium Offerings:

    Friday Night Public Programs

    Chinese New Year
    Friday, February 3 (1st Friday of the month) 
    Celebrate the moon! Did you know that the Chinese New Year corresponds to the new moon between January 21 and February 22?  Read more!   Doors open at 7:00 PM for special activities prior to the 7:30 PM planetarium presentation.

    Figure It Out! (Women's Contributions to Astronomy)
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    Women in all fields have worked behind the scenes, their contributions to society often overlooked. This is true in the case of science as well. Tonight, we look at women’s contributions to the field of astronomy, from historical figures to women actively working today. Doors open at 7:00 PM so you can walk through some of their stories prior to the planetarium program at 7:30 PM. 

    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)

    Family Science Night:

    Mark you calendars now for our spring family STEM night scheduled for March 24, 2017!