Upcoming Programs

We have a series of upcoming programs at Discovery Station to keep you busy. Come on in and learn something!


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May 21, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

24 Math Game

Children 9+ are invited to participate in Discovery Station's Third 24 Challenge Game Workshop!
This fun game that children love also helps children sharpen basic math skills such as computation, problem solving, number sense, critical thinking, and pattern sensing!
Although this program is free to the public, space is limited to just 20 children. Please RSVP at 301.790.0076.

May 28, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

DNA Extraction Experiment

You've probably learned or heard about DNA, but have you ever seen it? With the Strawberry DNA experiment, you'll extract, isolate, and observe the DNA of a strawberry in a matter of minutes. It sounds impossible, but thanks to special characteristics of strawberries, it's actually very possible… and simple. You don't have to be a geneticist. You don't need a microscope. This program is free and great for ages 12 and up!

June 4, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

Gliding Robot Craft Workshop

In this robot craft, children will color a robot and turn it into a gliding robot toy. This fun activity combines creativity with scientific thinking. Perfect for children ages 6-10!

June 11, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

Making Ice Cream With Science

Cool off in the hot heat with this fun and tasty science experiment.

Learn how to make your own homemade ice cream through endothermic reactions!

June 16, 2016 @ 10:30 a.m.

Movie Thursday: Big Hero 6

Join us at Discovery Station as we show "Big Hero 6". This fun movie is perfect for children who love robots!

Movie Fee:
Children: $3.00
Adults: $5.00

Light Snack is included.

Space is limited to 30 people. Please RSVP at 301.790.0076.

June 18, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hotwheels Fun and Collecting

This fun event is perfect for kids and adults. Visitors are invited to participate in Hot Wheels Racing - both on our Race Car Derby ramp and the traditional orange tracks! Docent Dave Hluchy will be leading this free program!

June 25, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

Geyser Explosion

The mad scientists at Discovery Station are bringing another fun-filled geyser program where kids and adults create their own explosions using Mentos and soda! This time the scientist will also test out their mentos rocket cars!

July 2, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

Hatching Dinosaur Eggs

Visitors of all ages can construct their very own dinosaur egg! This fun and educational activity is guaranteed to bring a smile to any Jurassic lover in your life. This free event is limited to 40 participants!

July 7, 2016 @ 10:30 a.m.

Movie Thursday: The Good Dinosaur

Join us at Discovery Station as we show "The Good Dinosaur". This fun movie is perfect for children who love dinosaurs!

Movie Fee:
Children: $3.00
Adults: $5.00

Light Snack is included.

Space is limited to 30 people. Please RSVP at 301.790.0076.

July 9, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m.

Under the Sea

Go under the sea with this fun ocean-themed children's workshop! There will be activities and crafts! Children will make jelly fish streamers, colorful fish, and whale friends.

Space is limited. Please RSVP at 301.790.0076

July 16, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m.

ACT Play

We are hosting the Authentic Community Theatre as they put on a live play for children in our Explorer Cafe!

For the third year in a row, The Authentic Community Theatre is creating their storytelling program around the Washington County Library's Summer Reading Club theme. This year, "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" is centered on fitness and friendly competition. Calling some classic children's fairy tale and fable characters to our memories, our story revolves around a race! Princess Rapunzel is outraged and panicked to learn that the king and queen are hosting a contest of speed and endurance to win the crown (and to marry the princess)... She will need as much help and advice as she can get to ensure a fair and endurable outcome to this race, which includes such runners as Jack Be Nimble, her favorite prince, and of course...the Tortoise and the Hare!

Who will triumph, and what skills and virtues will be most valued and rewarded?