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Science. Everywhere.

A registered Florida nonprofit

in Bradenton & Sarasota.

100+ free public sessions each year

We are dedicated to serving our local communities in Sarasota, Bradenton, and St. Petersburg every single week. Find us at your local parks, playgrounds, outdoor malls, beaches, and other spaces! We are proud to be Southwest Florida's largest provider of free science & astronomy experiences in public spaces.


It started on a sidewalk in Savannah, Georgia.

I first created SSC to join the vibrant community and art scene in Savannah, where you'll find musicians and artists lining the streets and sidewalks of every square. SSC fit right in, finding a home amongst locals and tourists alike.


Even though we no longer call Savannah home, SSC thrives in Florida, where we actively host free science and astronomy sessions at the Bradenton Riverwalk and Sarasota Bayfront. We believe in providing opportunities for everyone to access educational tools and resources, and partner with local organizations to make that mission a reality.

Thank you for being a part of it. We have a future to create.

To all your endeavors,

Alex Martin

Founder & Executive Director

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Sidewalk Science Center is committed to serving local communities and partnering with local organizations. With 400 events and counting, we've held true to our mission by providing access to scientific tools and resources for tens-of thousands of people.

Mission Statement

To provide regular and reliable access to educational tools and resources in public spaces.



Resources in our Local Community

Our educators live and work in the

communities we serve.


Supporting Intellectual Growth

Education outside the classroom promotes lifelong learning skills.


Ensuring that All Voices are Heard

Participation and question-asking are encouraged at every event.