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Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation dba Children's Science Center

The Foundation's mission is to inspire a love of learning STEM by providing unique opportunities to explore and create.

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Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates the Children's Science Center Lab at Fair Oaks Mall and STEM programs traveling to schools and other community venues. These experiences develop children's critical thinking skills and inspire curiosity for science and the world around them.

As the region's primary resource for informal STEM learning, the Foundation is proud to have delivered mission-based programs to 480,000 children, families, and visitors since 2010. This includes unique and engaging educational experiences at both public and private schools across seven jurisdictions: Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Falls Church, and Manassas. To ensure equity of access to STEM, the Foundation offers subsidized programs to Title I elementary schools and a diverse group of social service partners.

The Foundation is also developing the Northern Virginia Science Center in Dulles, VA, a world-class, interactive regional science center for families, students and learners of all ages made possible through a pivotal public-private partnership. With substantial support from partners across the region, the Science Center is expected to serve over 300,000 curious minds each year.

Fairfax, VA
Mid-sized organization
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN 90-0168625

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