Who We Are
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.
Aspen Science Center Mission
Advancing public understanding of science through lifelong discovery, exploration, and education.
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