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Rockets to Robots, Snakes to Stream Science — Rockville Science Day Offers Something for All

Explore rockets, robots, chemistry, reptiles and more at Rockville Science Day on Sunday, April 21. This Rockville tradition, now in its 33rd year, will be held from noon-5 p.m. at Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St.

The free event offers individuals and families a chance to experience hands-on science and technology-related exhibits, activities, games and demonstrations from 100 local organizations and businesses. Activities and exhibits include building and launching rockets and exploring telescopes, robotics, backyard wildlife, microscopes, snakes, stream science, Civil War medical practice, coding challenges, math puzzles, chemistry in action, electric vehicles, quadcopters, archaeology mini-digs, 3-D printing, brain games and much more.

As with admission, parking is free. Food will be available for purchase. The event will be held rain or shine. Volunteers are needed. Student Service Learning hours are available for students 16 and older who help with exhibits on Sunday and/or with setup on Saturday. To learn more, including to register an exhibit or volunteer, visit

Can’t Wait for Science Day? The Rockville Science Center sponsors online science presentations the second and third Tuesday of every month.

For something more hands-on, the center hosts classes for all ages and engaging activities, such as Numberphiles math club and a family chess club. Activities are held in the center’s storefront at 36C Maryland Ave. and in the Rockville Makerspace at 33F Maryland Ave. RSC also hosts afterschool and homeschool classes, winter and spring break programs, and summer camps. Learn more about these and other upcoming events at

The Rockville Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by the generous donations of its members and sponsors, including the City of Rockville. Learn how to support RSC at

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