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Welcome to LIGO's Science Education Center. The image above is the largest exhibit, the Wave Wall.

Science Education Center

LIGO's Science Education Center seeks to use the cutting edge science and engineering happening at LIGO to inspire the scientist in every visitor.  Whether you're a teacher, student or a member of the surrounding community we are here to help you discover your inner scientist. 

LIGO's Science Education Center offers fun educational activities for visitors of all ages, but we are only open to the public with advance appointments, or on our Science Saturdays.  LIGO's Science Education Center conducts the following activities (click on the links for more information) -  all FREE of charge.

  • Science Saturdays: Science Saturdays are still cancelled due to the pandemic.  Science Saturdays are still cancelled due to the pandemic.  Public tours are not expected to resume prior to mid-2022
  • School Field TripsSpring 2022 field trips on-site are not available at this time.  We offer a virtual field trip experience with activity options.  Link is below to submit a Virtual Field Trip request.
  • HomeSchool Field Trips:  Homeschool field trips are not available at this time.
  • Tours:   Tours are still suspended due to the pandemic.  Public tours are not expected to resume prior to mid-2022.
  • School Visits:  School visits are not available at this time. 
  • Virtual Field TripsLIGO Science Education Center now offers virtual field trips.
  • Teacher Workshops:  LIGO is very interested in helping teachers teach science, engineering, and mathematics through hands on methods.  We are involved in a variety of programs with other universities and school districts, and would be happy to work with your particular group to conduct a teacher workshop!