advancing public understanding
of science through lifelong discovery,
exploration, and education.

Aspen Science Center’s COVID-19 Response

As a result of the continued uncertainties regarding health and safety due to COVID-19; strong recommendations from the scientific community for continued strict distancing, mask-wearing, and other health-focused restrictions; as well as the hands-on nature of the Aspen Science Center’s programs and events, the ASC will continue to postpone all in-person programming through the end of 2020.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may create and look forward to returning in 2021 with many of our signature hands-on and in-person programs.

While this action is the safest response to the pandemic, it has resulted in a significant financial impact to the ASC. To-date, in 2020, the ASC has experienced a budget shortfall of over $75,000 in fee-based income and program-specific sponsorships.  This makes donor support even more important to the future success of the ASC.  If you are able to do so, please consider making a contribution to the Aspen Science Center at this time.

Click on one of the “Donate” links on our website to make an online donation or mail your check to: Aspen Science Center PO box 4669 Aspen, CO 81612

We appreciate your support, especially now!

New Resources for Early Learners and Families 

In October of 2020 ASC launched a new, innovative take-home activity delivery program under our Early STEM banner.  Working with Pre-schools and Daycare Centers throughout the Valley, ASC is delivering pre-packaged hands-on activity packets complete with a small interactive object like a ball or a hand magnifier, and instruction cards in both English and Spanish, to facilitate parent and child exploration and discovery at home.  While currently supported by our generous Early STEM donors, additional financial resources will help the ASC accelerate expansion of this timely offering well into 2021.

Please enjoy a safe and healthy holiday season and keep listening to what the scientists have to say!

For additional fun, reliable STEM education resources for your family during the summer, visit our Resources page for tip sheets for parents and links to a few of our favorite resources. Enjoy!


Aspen Science Center’s programs actively engage individuals of all ages in scientific inquiry, discovery, creative problem solving and design. They are accessible, relevant, understandable, and fun!



The mission of the Aspen Science Center is to Advance public understanding of science through lifelong discovery, exploration, and education. The Aspen Science Center serves communities and schools throughout the Roaring Fork Valley with a range of programs and events for schools, families, and individuals of all ages.

Science is an indispensable tool for understanding our world, becoming an informed citizen, and enriching people’s lives.