Aspen Science Center

At Aspen Science Center, our goal is to develop events and programs that cultivate critical thinking, STEM skills, and illustrate how science can be used to better understand our world.

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July 15th – The Art and Science of Musical Peak Performance

Join us for an evening of music and discussion to explore how science, technology, and engineering help musicians achieve and maintain their musical mastery. Present by the Aspen Science Center, Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen Music Festival And School, and Gorsuch.


  • Anton Nell, piano
  • Kathleen Winkler, violin
  • Timothy Pitts, double bass
  • Julie Glen, OT
  • Duncan Wells, Aspen Science Center Board Member
  • Jodi Lamiroult, SLP

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July 18th – The Science of Cycling Peak Performance

This series explores the intersection of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and optimal performance. This second annual event is focused on cycling and features coaches, athletes, and medical professionals. This series offers a unique opportunity to delve into how STEM impacts and informs our quest to achieve, sustain, or reclaim peak performance. Present by the Aspen Science Center, Aspen Valley Hospital, and Gorsuch.


  • Kylee Van Horn, RDN
  • Aaron Dallas, Owner Beespoke Cycling
  • Jordan Haffener, Senior Engineer Revel Bikes
  • Dean Hill, Owner and Head Coach, Aspen Pro Cycling
  • Joseph Ruzbarsky, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon
  • Matthew Michael, PT, DPT

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July 22nd – Science of Music – Neural Notes: Music and the Brain 

Join AMFS and the Aspen Science Center for an evening exploring the amazing interconnections between music and the brain. From music’s impact on cognitive development in young children to how the brain changes when one learns to play an instrument or sing a song, the panel will explore the interface of cognitive and neuroscience with music from the perspectives of musical composition, performance, and listening pleasure. Present by the Aspen Science Center and Aspen Music Festival And School.

Pick up a copy of “Every Brain Needs Music: The Neuroscience of Making and Listening to Music” by Lawrence Sherman from Explore Booksellers in Aspen prior to this evenings event or at Harris Hall that evening and Lawrence will sign your copy.


  • Heather Kendrick Stanton, Vice President Education and Community, AMFS
  • Lawrence Sherman, Ph.D, Professor, Oregon Health & Sciences University and Co-Author of “Every Brain Needs Music: The Neuroscience of Making and Listening to Music”.

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Youth Center

Summer of Science Camps 2024

Registration is now OPEN for our summer STEM camps! We have a variety of camps for children ages 3-13, from Glenwood Springs to Aspen. Click on the camps below for more information and to register, and please email with any questions.

Other Programs

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Hometown Science

Hometown Science Cafe

Youth Center

Youth Center Program

Library Programs

Library Programs

Find the Aspen Science Center at your local library from Aspen to Parachute! Check our Calendar here

School Programs

School Programs

The Aspen Science Center is proud to augment school curriculum with a variety of programs for local schools.