Children's Science Center Lab

Indoor Play in Fairfax, VA | Outdoors | For Babies & Toddlers - Elementary Age

This Science Center inside Fair Oaks Mall is amazing! We finally went this summer and my kids and I had a blast! Park near the Dick's Sporting Goods entrance for the closest entrance. They have so many hands on experiments, live animals, demonstrations and the friendliest staff. My kids chose 3 experiments at the lab including making Galaxy Slime and Shark Tooth ID. Next in the Tinker Lab they could pick 3 more activities. All organized and with clear instructions, sometimes on an iPad. We also had a fun animal encounter with a Ball Python. The energetic and helpful staff were always there to help! My kids want to return again soon as they change their experiments often. There is a dedicated area for babies and young kids but I would say best for ages 3 - 9.

Science Center Fair Oaks Mall

Children's Science Center Fair Oaks Mall. Photo by FamilyTripGuides.

Hours & Tickets

  • Hours: 2 sessions on weekends, 10 AM to 12 PM and 2 - 4 PM.
  • Free or Paid: Paid
  • Cost: $15 Per Person Including Adults. Children Under 2 Are Free.
  • Buy Tickets in Advance: Yes
  • Website: Link


  • Restrooms: Yes
  • Parking Type: Lot
  • Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Science Center Fair Oaks Mall

Children's Science Center Fair Oaks Mall. Photo by FamilyTripGuides.

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