Prince George's County Public Schools




Special Events and Activities at the Science Center


 Mark Your Calendar Now     

Join us this year for great activities including special events, planetarium programs and free, family science nights!


family science
Two Outstanding FREE Family Events  



 October 30, 2014
6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
A STEM Spooktacular 


March 20, 2015
6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
"Spring into STEM"

 Come out and join us and bring the entire family!  Special features include planetarium programs, Challenger missions, hands-on STEM activities, live animals, special guests and more.
Friday Planetarium Nights       

Friday Night Planetarium Programs are Back!  


Planetarium shows usually occur on the 2nd Friday of each month. 

Cost is $5 for adults; $3 for teachers/seniors/students and children under 3 are free.

Fall  2014 Line Up*

Sept. 5: Battles in the Sky (1st Friday)

Oct. 10: Heroes of the Sky

Nov. 14: The Rainbow Universe: Looking at the Sky in a Different Light

Dec. 12: Terrible Teddy

Spring 2015 Line Up*

Jan 9: Venus & Mars- Meet at Sunset

Feb 20: Skywatchers of Africa (3rd Friday of Month)

March 13: The Little Star That Could

April 17: Looking Over Our Shoulder (3rd Friday)

May 8: Night of the Fireflies



*for more information about each event be sure to download our flyer.


 Got an Appetite for Astronomyp3
  Would you like to quench your thirst for more in-depth astronomy?  Then try visiting Planetarium Patty's Plaza, 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 a lecture/Q&A session with some bonus nigh sky features.  
Times for all programs are: 7:30 PM, doors open by 7:15 PM
Cost: $5/Adult, $3/Student or Senior

Jan 30, 2015
The Mystery of Mercury's Orbit 
( Presenter: Michael Chesnes)
April 24, 2015
Gamma-Rays and the Energetic Universe
(Presenter: Bryce Carpenter)
June 5, 2015
Encounter Pluto!!!
(Presenter: Patty Seaton)