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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Rockville Science Day is Three Decades of Tradition

April 28 Marks 30 Years of Rockets, Robots, Chemistry and Coding

Rockville, Maryland, April 9 – The 30th annual Rockville Science Day offers a chance to experience science hands-on, with science and technology-related exhibits, activities, games and demos from over 90 local organizations and businesses.

This Rockville tradition is free and will be held from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Montgomery College-Rockville, 51 Mannakee St.

Activities and exhibits include building and launching rockets, telescopes, robots and backyard wildlife, ship models, microscopes, snakes, stream science, a pigeon release, Civil War medical practice, coding challenges, math puzzles, chemistry in action (including flames, explosions and other reactions), electric vehicle demos, quadcopters, archaeology mini-digs, 3-D printing and brain games.

Student Service Learning hours are available for students 16 and older who volunteer before or during the event. Learn more at

Can’t Wait for Science Day?

The Rockville Science Center sponsors a free Science Tuesday on the second Tuesday of the month, a Science Café on the third Tuesday of the month and summer camps at the Bullis School and at City of Rockville community centers.

For something a bit more hands-on, the center hosts activities at the Makerspace in the Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., in Rockville Town Square. Activities include programming, electronics, amateur radio license training and other high-tech projects. Find the Makerspace schedule at

Learn more about these and other upcoming events at

RSC is a nonprofit supported by the generous donations of its members and sponsors, including the City of Rockville. Visit to learn more.

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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication

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