Our Mission

Leading community science education through impactful programs and diverse learning opportunities to effectively engage people of all ages and backgrounds, despite their economic circumstances or geographic location.

The Nevada Science Center (NSC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to delivering science education and learning opportunities to the public by integrating active research with engaging educational programs. NSC is invested in developing an inspired, knowledgeable community, despite economic circumstances or geographic location, connected to science, technology, and the natural world, while building personal confidence, core values, and a better understanding of the world around.

Our Values

To educate the community, while connecting people together, offering hands-on practical and virtual experiences, along with sharing knowledge of scientific discoveries, innovations, and the development of Nevada’s past, present, and future. Nevada Science Center helps to build a successful community with accessible quality educational programming, despite economic circumstances or geographical location, to inspire future prosperous citizens.

Our Vision

A key feature of a successful community is access to quality education which in turn drives development and prosperity. Nevada leads the nation in growth but lacks access to quality, educational enrichment programming, which could contribute to Nevada’s struggling education system. To address Nevada’s education shortcomings, the Nevada Science Center (NSC) envisions becoming a leader in community science education by offering impactful programs and diverse learning opportunities to effectively engage people of all ages and backgrounds, despite their economic circumstances or geographic location. In addition to the approximately 500,000 students enrolled in public schools in Nevada, which are in need of supplemental educational programming, there are thousands more in early education, homeschool, and private schools. In addition, adult community members would also benefit in informal continuing education. By developing programs that engage people of all ages and backgrounds, the NSC would enrich and inspire the public through education and awareness, presenting a wide range of science topics. What sets the Nevada Science Center apart, is bringing innovative, community based, educational experiences directly to the public, thus investing in Nevada’s future. By making scientific connections to Nevada’s melting pot of rural and urban communities, like the Basin and Range, it brings everyone together– making Nevada home.

JOIN US AND HELP US BY DONATION

Your donation to the Nevada Science Center is greatly appreciated.

As a new Science Center, your donation will go 100% back into the new Nevada Science Center. You can make your donations directed to our education department, research department, or to our facility. We are also accepting in-kind donations, please contact us for questions. Thank you, Nevada Science Center

Meet Our Team

As researchers and educators passionate about our careers in paleontology in the state of Nevada, we envisioned the Nevada Science Center fun, engaging science topics to communities across the state. As a new nonprofit, we are committed to create a community-based science center to share our love of the state and the natural sciences.