7701 22nd Avenue North,
St. Petersburg , FL 33710
PRE-VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS: Our short-term, customized workforce training courses are designed to meet the demand for specialized workers. In partnership with local employers, our training programs are integrated with work-based learning opportunities to give participants real-time knowledge of work environments and practices. Classes are taught by industry experts who are highly experienced in their profession. Click here to learn more.
STEM EXTENSION (STEME) PROGRAM: Students in grades K-3 take part in two 45-minute classes while 4th grade and up have a 90-minute session. Classes are divided by content area (life, physical, earth and space, and nature of science).
SCIENCE TO GO: We bring science to you! Our programs focus on students in grades 4th through 8th and range from six or seven week sessions depending on the program. Programs offered include: Forensics, Engineering, Rocketry, and Music.
SPRING, SUMMER, & WINTER CAMPS: Each year, the Science Center hosts themed camps for grades K-12 during Spring, Summer and Winter breaks. Campers participate in hands-on activities featuring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math!
PLANETARIUM: The Spirit of Columbia Theater & Planetarium features a state of the art Minolta MediaGlobe projector. This high powered machine transports children, adults and visitors to the outer realms of space and beyond. For show times or to arrange a class or private tour including a Planetarium Show, call the office.
CAROL SAMUELS OBSERVATORY: The observatory features a powerful Meade 16-inch telescope. The St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, in cooperation with the Center, opens the observatory to the public throughout the year, usually on the fourth Friday of the month. See EVENTS for viewing schedules.
MARINE ROOM: Featuring a 600 gallon Marine Touch Tank, the Margaret Ewell Dickins marine exhibit includes over ten species of marine life. Visitors and students also enjoy the displays representing Florida fish and shells and learn how they interact with humans.
WHITE GARDENS & MOSAIC WALK OF THE STATES: The White Gardens was the vision of Starley M. White, Chairman of the Board of the former National Bank. It was originally located at the former bank site on Tyrone Boulevard and was moved to the Science Center in 1971. The gardens include a Walk of States featuring mosaics depicting the bird, flower and shape of each state in the order of its admission into the union. Stones representing each state are also part of the display. The Walk of States was created by St. Petersburg artist Attillio Puglisi.