Until May 4 2020, Mission Science Workshop's programs, including our tinker times and Saturday open houses, are suspended in accordance with the policies of San Francisco Unified School District and the San Francisco Department of Public Health. We deeply regret not being able to serve our community at this time. Please stay tuned for updates and please contact us with questions. We look forward to reopening as soon as possible.
Keep looking up!
-The Mission Science Workshop Staff.
Micro Documentaries short on Mission Science
Plan your visit to our workshops!
Tinker with circuits, meet live snakes, and express your inner-builder! These free, drop-in programs will run through the end of the school year:
Tinker Time, every Monday from 3 to 5pm
Third Saturdays from 10am to 3pm
Tinker Time, every Wednesday from 3 to 5pm
Second Saturdays from 10am to 3pm
Mission Science Workshop wants to bring California's most underserved youth the best teacher. That teacher is curiosity. Our method is science.
Free, community drop-in hours at Mission and Excelsior workshop sites
School and group visits to Mission and Excelsior Science Workshops
Find out more about the wide variety of programs we offer...
We believe that through experiments, tinkering, and construction activities children and youth will gain the confidence to grow academically, as they also develop a genuine interest in the world around them.
Our two SF neighborhood science centers offer programs to 11,000 underserved students and their families throughout the year, and offer 1,400 workshops annually with 41 public schools and dozens of community partner groups.
Mission Science on PBS
Dan Sudran, director and founder of the Mission Science Workshop in San Francisco tries to inspire kids with science. Here he talks about the guiding educational philosophy of the organization with Spencer Michels of the PBS News Hour.
Program attendees can take home a tadpole. Grow your own frogs!
MSW’s two bilingual community science centers in San Francisco provide hands-on science to youth from low-income households, their schools, and families.
Artwork by Laurie Wigham
MSW’s mission is to provide hands-on science activities to help children from low-income communities gain confidence and grow academically, while also developing a genuine interest in the world around them. For 28 years, we have partnered with Title 1 public schools, community-based organizations, and individuals to provide programs that empower students and enrich their lives through engaging science education. We currently serve 41 public schools and annually impact approximately 12,000 individual students and their families.