Our Mission: Fostering Leadership in innovative science, technology,
engineering, and math education with programs that promote critical
thinking and the development of life and career skills.
Who We Are: Established in 1959, the Science Center was the first of its kind
in the United States and was the prototype for other centers in the nation. We
have become the premier science learning resource in the area. Students of all
ages participate in interactive, "hands-on" classes that teach them how to
hypothesize, discover, investigate, interpret and evaluate.
The Science Center is an independent nonprofit organization. Support from our
community plays a vital role in ensuring that the Science Center's education
programs continue to be available.
What We Do: STEM Extension: More than 32 thousand Pinellas County and private school students visited the Center last year on field trips that are interactive science workshops featuring well-trained teachers and unique facilities including a 600 gallon Marine Touch Tank, a wetlands area, a Bay News 9 weather station, and a state of the art Planetarium.
Mobile Outreach Program: We "deliver" hands-on science programs to private schools, nursing homes, ALFs, clubs and organizations.
Visitor Information: Get information on directions, hours, admissions and how to Get Involved with the Science Center by calling 727-384-0027 or visiting us on Facebook.