Aspen Science Center


To advance the public understanding of science through lifelong discovery, exploration and education.


ASC will be a premier institution for public understanding of science by:

  • Providing scientific learning and experiences for all ages;
  • Public outreach, including interactive exhibits and programs;
  • Establishing world-class facilities in the Roaring Fork Valley;
  • Fostering learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.


To enrich the knowledge, involvement, and enthusiasm of the local community in science – to catalyze the interest of young people in the Roaring Fork Valley in scientific inquiry by providing science programs and resources that are cutting-edge, entertaining, accessible, relevant, and understandable.

Guiding Principles

Science is an indispensable tool for understanding our world, becoming an informed citizen, and enriching people’s lives. In today’s world, each citizen must have a solid base in the understanding of, and appreciation for, scientific concepts and their essential role in the betterment of humankind.

The Aspen Science Center was formed to offer teachers, students, and the larger community a vital center of instruction in and exploration of science, and a resource for science literacy.


In Education, our goal is to bridge the gap between research, education, and passion for sound science. This understanding will enhance every aspect of our lives.

In Outreach, our goal is to provide innovative, immersive experiences that enhance the community’s understanding of, and appreciation for, good science.

The Aspen Science Center is a 501 (c)(3) organization founded to bring science into our lives in a compelling way and use the power of good science to create a better future for all of us.

The Aspen Science Center will enter into partnerships with local science-based organizations, schools, libraries, arts organizations, and others to foster learning and creativity throughout the area.