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 Upcoming Events

Aug 17:  Super Science Saturday -             Space S.T.E.A.M. (Part 2:  Technology)

Sept 05:  Open House for Simply Science, Studies, and S.T.E.A.M.

Sept 09:  Simply Science Begins

Sept 10:  Simply Studies Begins

Sept 11:  Simply S.T.E.A.M. Begins

Sept 21:  Super Science Saturday -    Space S.T.E.A.M. (Part 3:  Engineering)

Oct 19:  Super Science Saturday -       Space S.T.E.A.M. (Part 4:  Art)

Nov 02:  Annual Auction and Benefit           Dinner - Bid It to Win It!

Nov 16:  Super Science Saturday -       Space S.T.E.A.M. (Part 5:  Mathematics)

Dec 21:  Super Science Saturday -             A Dinosaur Christmas





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We depend on the dedicated support of our community

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As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we depend on the dedicated support of our community and sponsorship from individuals and local businesses. If you are interested in supporting the Science Center in a simple yet practical way, please check out the opportunities below!


2018 Matching Grant Challenge!


Last year, we had a generous donor agree to match every dollar donated from the end of the auction through the end of the year. Thanks to your incredible generosity, we raised over $7,000 which, with the matching grant challenge, became over $14,000 of support for science education!!

Our donor has once again agreed to match every dollar donated from now through the end of the year, up to $10,000, DOUBLING the impact of your gift! We were blown away by the support and generosity of our community last year and are so excited to see what you can accomplish this year.

Thank you, so much,  for your dedicated support of critical thought, hands-on science exploration, and fun, safe, education. We are only able to do what we do because of you.

If you would like to participate in the 2018 Matching Grant Challenge, you can click the button below to donate online, call us at 330-665-3466, or stop by in person on Saturdays from 10am-5pm. Remember, every dollar you donate will be DOUBLED! We came so close to our $10,000 goal last year, let’s make it happen in 2018!

The 2018 AFSC Matching Grant Challenge begins…NOW!!!





2018 Annual Auction & Benefit Dinner: Bid It to Win It!

Saturday, November 3

Admission: Pay what you can! (mimimum $1.00). A generous donor has agreed to MATCH all admissions paid! So, whatever you choose to pay will have DOUBLE the impact!!

It's time once again for Akron Fossil & Science Center’s annual auction and benefit dinner! On November 3, in addition to our traditional spaghetti dinner, silent auction, and live auction featuring exciting items from all over the nation, the evening will be filled with fun games based off of your favorite game shows!

During dinner, we’ll see if our panel can stump you and your family in the quiz show “Tell Me a Story”. At the end of the night, we’ll pick two lucky families to play our very own Akron Fossils version of “Family Feud” to compete for an amazing prize!

So, if you would like to be the next contestant on the Akron Fossils & Science Center Bid it to Win it Dinner and Silent Auction Game-Show Themed Fundraiser, then COME ON DOWN!!! 

Date: Saturday, November 3

Time: 4:30-8:30pm        

Location: Copley High School

3807 Ridgewood Rd, Copley, OH, 44321


All proceeds will go to support both branches of Akron Fossils & Science Center,  helping us to continue to bring fun, hands-on science education to the community! 




Matching Grant Challenge!


The matching grant has come to an end and all we can say is WOW and THANK YOU! Thanks to  your generous donations, we were able to raise over $7,000, which means more than $14,000 in funds for Akron Fossils & Science Center in 2018! We are so encouraged and thankful to have the funds to continue providing more hands-on, local science for the Akron community. THANK YOU!

If you missed the deadline for the matching grant challenge, but would still like to support Akron Fossils & Science Center in 2018, you can head over to our Supporter page to learn about all the ways you can join with us in our mission to provide fun science education to the community!



2017 Annual Auction & Benefit Dinner: Adventures in Candy Land

Saturday, November 4

Its nearly time for our annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction! This event is the largest, single fundraising event that helps us create new displays and continue with programming that brings quality, hands-on science to the community.

We have an extra sweet treat in store for auction goers this year- our 2017 Annual Auction and Benefit Dinner theme will be Candy Land! This year’s auction will feature all of the baskets, drawing, skits, and antics of years past with a sugary twist. Last year’s auction proved to be our most successful to date, with tickets selling out and with $12,000 raised in funds to help Akron Fossils & Science Center continue providing quality hands-on science education for the Akron/Copley community.

We hope you will join us on at Rittman United Methodist Church (located at 211 N Metzger Ave, Rittman OH) November 4th to have fun and raise funds to support another year of local, hands-on science education. Doors open at 4:30pm!

Be sure to reserve tickets today for you and your family to join us on an Adventure in Candy Land!





 2016 Annual CLUE Auction and Benefit Dinner


Its once again time for our annual Auction and Benefit Dinner! This year on November 05, 2016, we will be reprising our fun "CLUE" Mystery Night theme which generated the center's most successful auction to date in 2015.

This benefit is the largest single fundraising even that helps us create new displays and continue with programming that brings quality, hands-on science education to the community!





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