Coronavirus precautions are affecting facilities and activities across the region. Please call ahead before visiting a site.
Pre-Kindergarten - Green Elementary School - Yellow Pre-K and Elementary - Purple
Middle School - Orange High School - Red Middle and High - Light green
All ages - Families - Cyan Teachers - Pink
While many STEAM activities and locations remain closed or with limited access due to the COVID pandemic, there are still many activities online. Please see the list below for virtual activities and resources for kids of all ages.
Updates to services available at all locations for in-person visits as of June 5, 2021:
Curbside services continue to be offered Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.– 4 p.m at all branches as well as Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at regional branches. (Learn more about curbside services.)
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You can find resources and programs in your community by zip code, age of participant, program type or area of special interest. The map is a starting point for program information—please contact the individual organization for event or program details including dates and times, fees, and to register for programs.
This map continues to be in development with programs being added regularly.
All icons are located in the top right corner on the black bar unless otherwise stated.
NEAR ME: To find programs near your home, school or work, type the address into the Find STEM Programs widget on the left. All sites and programs within a two-mile radius will be displayed. To expand the radius, adjust the slider on the widget.
STEM TOPICS: To find a certain type of activity, such as Makerspace or creative arts technology, click on the filter widget and select the topic. The icons remaining on the map offer the programs you’re looking for.
AGE-APPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES: To find activities for a child’s age, do as above, but select the appropriate age/grade category.
FREE ACTIVITIES: To find free activities, do as above, but select the No fee category.
For additional information:
Click the layers icon to see the geographies available, such as ZIP Codes.
Click the legend icon to see a list of organization types on the map.
The information icon displays more information on how to use the map.
SITE LAYERING: If some site icons are too close together to select only one to view, click the zoom button , upper left corner, a few times to zoom in and the site icons will separate for easier selection. You may have to drag the map to reposition it. Hold down the left mouse button and drag.
Clicking on the tab at the bottom of the screen opens a spreadsheet listing the current site selections. Under Options, this spreadsheet can be exported to a CSV file and printed.
To take the map back to its original view, click the home icon .
Park Authority offers a variety of STEM-STEAM camps for kids of all ages.
Various activities and locations: FairfaxFCPA - Programs And Special Events (usedirect.com)