The Tampa Bay area took a remarkable step forward in 1959 to meet and expand an interest in science. Forward thinking community members, including co-founders William Guild and Nell Rodgers Croley, founded The Science Center, the first science education facility of its type in the United States! This non-profit and privately owned facility is a 501(c)(3) organization funded through private donations, grants, corporate gifts and donations from people like you.
The Science Center is located on seven acres in west St. Petersburg. Each year the we provide hands-on STEM education and career development to over 6,000 of Pinellas County K-12 students. The Center operates year round and hosts field trips during the school year. A comprehensive day camp and education program keeps children engaged and active in STEM activities during the summer months.
Landmark Highlight Dates:
To inspire, motivate and stimulate innovative thinking in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, and career development for K-12 students; enhancing their lives through instruction, hands-on, and experiential education delivered through partnerships with schools, corporations, universities, and community.