Support STEM in the RFV

Aspen Science Center

Support science and STEM education today!

The Aspen Science Center (ASC) is the only non-profit organization focusing specifically on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and engagement for the greater Roaring Fork Valley. We serve children, families, adults; residents and visitors alike; with high-quality, hands-on programs and events from Aspen to Parachute. Through partnerships with our communities, schools, and local organizations, the ASC provides accessible and inclusive bilingual STEM experiences Valley-wide.

Support STEM today and help us to reach increasingly more youth, adults, and families in the Roaring Fork Valley with memorable, hands-on science events. 

ASC so far in 2023

  • 3,308 youth engaged with hands-on STEM experiences
  • 1,946 adults enriched through STEM education
  • Hundredes of paid intern hours for high school and college students
  • 160 events from Parachute to Aspen
  • 29 partnerships with local businesses

Consider a recurring donation to Aspen Science Center. For the price of one cup of coffee or one lunch per month, you can make a difference for science!

By mailing a check, the ASC will be able to keep 100% of your donation. Mail your check to:

The Aspen Science Center, 520 S. Third Street, Suite 9, Carbondale, CO 81623

All donations are gratefully accepted however you choose to donate. Thank you!

What people say about the Aspen Science Center

“…this is one of the few opportunities in the valley that I know of for extracurricular and enrichment in science that is known or available.” – Glenwood Springs Parent

“…I am raising two children in the Valley, and I want them to have the opportunities that bigger cities provide with their museums here in our small valley.” –  Basalt Parent

“…Science is important to understand physically, spiritually, and as a human in this world. A world without science is easily misled.” – Aspen Parent

“Our son enjoyed his robotics/physics course that he attended [at the ASC]. He continued to tinker with similar materials to build future robotics. He also joined the Lego Robotics team at his school this fall.” – Glenwood Springs Parent

“The Aspen Science Center has allowed me to be able to recommend local programs of interest in the sciences to students.” – Aspen Teacher

“My toddler LOVES learning [with the ASC] EVEN at a young age” – Rifle Parent

“Starting up the Baby STEM program at the Pitkin County Library last winter has increased interest in STEM for young families. The program continues with a strong following of our youngest patrons.” – Aspen Library Coordinator