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!


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Two Outstanding FREE Family Events  



 October 1, 2015
6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
STEM Night


May 22, 2016
6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Earth Day Celebration

 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  2015 Line Up*

Sept. 18: Journey to the Stars: Return to Tiwanaku (3rd Friday)

Oct. 9: Planet Detectives

Nov. 13: Andromeda and the Demon Star

Dec. 11: Alien Skies

Spring 2016 Line Up*

Jan 8: Susie's Snowflake

Feb 5: Celebrate Chinese Skies (1st Friday of Month)

March 11: Hello, Earth: Greetings from Endeavour

April 8: Songs from the Sky

May 13: Astin's Sky Adventure



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






  Would you like to quench your thirst for more in-depth astronomy?  Then try visiting Planetarium Patty's Plaza (P3), 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

October 23, 2015
Faces of Pluto 
( Presenter: Patty Seaton)
January 29, 2016
 Stars that Shine the Way
(Presenter: Michael Chesnes)
May 6, 2016
 Searching for Signs of Life
(Presenter: Jane Ulrich)


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