News & Awards

Though our biggest reward is seeing the bright shining faces of inspired kids enjoying a STEM program we created, we have been fortunate also to have achieved the following:
 
  • Launched the Experiment Exchange, a  free database of hundreds of experiments for little scientists.  (September 2016)
  • 130,000+ kids in our science programs since opening in 2005.
  • Invited by the National PTA to produce science segments for their new website (2016).
  • Founder & President Mary Porter Green named to "The Women 100" by the Loudoun Business Journal (2016).
  • Nominated for Best Science & Tech Enrichment Program, D.C. Suburbs, Modern Mom Magazine (2015).
  • Founder and President Mary Porter Green named to "The Women 100" and "20 to Watch" by the Loudoun Business Journal (2015).
  • Curiosity Zone featured again as a top science program in Northern Virginia Magazine (2015).
  • 40+ live science segments aired monthly on ABC Newschannel 8 (2009-2014). Also featured live on Fox5 Morning News twice (2005, 2006).
  • Curiosity Zone featured as a top science program in Northern Virginia Magazine (2014).
  • Nominated again as Best Party Place and Best Indoor Activity Place by the readers of Washington Families Magazine (2012).
  • Selected by the Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater to produce an original science stage show and to provide hands-on science activities throughout the year (2011-12).
  • Nominee, Best Birthday Party Place, Modern Mom Magazine and Washington Families Magazine (2011).
  • Nominee, Best Day Camps, Washington D.C. Metro Area, Nickelodeon Parents’ Pick (2009).
  • Nominee, “Best for Families” Award, Washington Family Magazine (2009).
  • Curiosity Zone’s Swamp Stomp Boogie “science you can sing to” CD featured in USA Today as a recommended CD for kids (December 2008).
  • Selected by the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum to provide hands-on science activities for the launch of their early learning program (2008).
  • Winner, Best Indoor Play & Party Space, Washington D.C. Metro Area, Nickelodeon Parents’ Pick (2008).
  • Curiosity Zone featured in Loudoun County business marketing materials and on the cover of the small business guide to Loudoun County (2007-08).
  • Finalist, “Best Place for a Birthday Party,” Washington Family Magazine (2006).
  • Winner, Entrepreneur of the Year, Loudoun County (2005).
  • Featured on the front page of the Washington Business Journal (2005).
  • Featured by Fox 5 Morning News, Modern Mom Magazine, Loudoun Business and many, many more (2005-present).