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.
SIDEWALK SCIENCE CENTER
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,
Founder & Executive Director
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.
What people say about our
science & astronomy experiences
"Last night was very informative and fun. I can't believe in the short time Alex was here, we were able to align my telescope and see the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Mizar, and Polaris. Now I'm really energized to do more on my own. I really appreciate you."
1-hour Telescope Training Service
October 18, 2023
"So happy my daughter made us go! Absolutely amazing and fun! We learned so much! Alex really went out of his way to show us the most amazing sights. Seeing the red spot on Jupiter the rings on Saturn all the moons.... really impressive and exciting! Thank you for spending so much time with us!"
Sidewalk Science Center at Bayfront Park in Sarasota, FL
December 8, 2021
"We had the best time at our daughters 7th birthday! The kids were super interested in seeing the moon and planets. Alex was extremely responsive and organized. The kids loved him and his alien friend! I would highly recommend this experience for a kids party. Educational and fun!!"
1-hour Astronomy Night event
November 19, 2021