science programs

***Sugar Sand Park Community Center is open Monday-Friday from 9am-8pm, and Saturday & Sunday from 9am-4pm for walk-in permit sales and customer service questions.

2020-2021 Beach, Boat, & Dog Permits are available NOW for purchase at City Community Centers. City beach, boat, and dog park/beach permit-holders are still encouraged to renew permits online. Facial coverings are required in all City facilities.

The Science Playground, Splash Pad, walking paths & outdoor basketball courts at Sugar Sand Park are open for public use. Athletic fields are open for individualized or family use only.

Please remember to practice #ResponsibleRecreation, and continue to utilize hand sanitizer, wear face masks, and keep physically distant while visiting our parks and facilities.

Please be advised that the Children's Science Explorium, Willow Theatre, Carousel, and Field House are currently closed.

Pavilions are not being rented at this time. They are available on a first-come first-serve basis, for ten people or less. Decorations are not permitted.***

Exhibits & Programs

The Children’s Science Explorium offers fascinating, interactive exhibits, programs and camps. Each is designed to enhance 5 to 12 year old explorers’ understanding of everyday physical sciences. Programs feature a variety of learning opportunities, from  Two boys performing a science experimentformal school programs, to informal drop-ins like our monthly Make & Takes. To find out more, follow the links. Drop in programs are listed in GREEN, while programs requiring pre-registration are listed in PURPLE. Remember, you can pre-register in person at the Community Center or on-line with the WebTrac system.

Boys doing a project

Programs for Kids:

CurbsideSTEAM                                                                                                                                                                      Explorium Science Squad
Early Afternoon Explorers
Camps (Winter, Spring & Summer Break, Great Escape Days)
Friday Night at the Museum
Scout Programs
Birthday Parties

Family Programs:

Eyes to the Skies
Make and Takes
FREE Weekend Science (Science Demos, Science Story Time)
Every Day in the Explorium

School Field Trips: *

* (Please note, schools must be located within the resident boundaries)