CSW member sites

Mission Science Workshop : MSW

Mission Science Workshop operates three bilingual community science centers that provide hands-on science enrichment activities to underserved youth from low-income communities, their schools and families. We work with public schools, organizations and individuals in our communities to provide programs that enrich and empower students’ lives through science.

Mission Site:
3750 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-1240

Mission Science Workshop : Excelsior

Proudly a part of the Mission Science Workshop, the Excelsior location serves to expand access to Community Science Workshop programs. These programs engage our students’ sense of curiosity and wonder to create authentic learning experiences. Mission Science Workshop wants to bring California’s most underserved youth the best teacher. That teacher is curiosity. Our method is science.

Excelsior Site:
4458 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 594-9165

Greenfield Community Science Workshop

Greenfield’s mission is to inspire kids and communities with the wonders of nature and the physical world through a free public space full of tools, materials and fascinating exhibits. We are a dynamic and innovative resource for learning with diverse paths to access. We are proud to offer this world-class resource to our community and others who would like to create similar spaces. 

Greenfield Site:
45 El Camino Real
Greenfield CA 93927
(831) 540-9830

Free Science Workshop

Free Science Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in Ithaca, NY that provides a supportive, community-based space for low-income and under-represented youth to explore their world, and expand their capabilities, through science and creativity. Free Science Workshop is dedicated to equity in science engagement; we provide a free access, community-based space with a wealth of resources enabling low income and under-represented youth to explore their world and expand their capabilities.

Free Science Site:
210 Hancock St, Ste. 1
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 288-2826

Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop

The Environmental Science Workshop is a a unique community resource that engages in hands-on science concepts, while gaining an appreciation for how surplus materials can be kept out of the landfill and re-used in creative and exciting ways.  The Workshop creates environments where young people explore science by tinkering and becoming authors of their own educational experiences. Materials and tools are provided and the program is free.

Watsonville Site:
120 Second Street
 Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 768-3256

Fresno Community Science Workshop

The Fresno Community Science Workshop offers after school opportunities to “hang out with a purpose.” Parents are strongly encouraged to drop in and participate in their children’s learning. The Fresno Science program has been in existence in excess of 25 years. Over hundreds of thousands of students have been impacted by our programming. Generations of students have gone on to become young professional scientists with careers in the medical, engineering, and physics fields of study.

Fresno Headquarters:

Address Coming Soon

(559) 569-7704

Pittsburgh Community Science Workshop

At the Pittsburgh Science Workshop, we believe science enrichment should be free, joyful, meaningful, and easily accessible for everyone! Our mission is to empower young people from low-income and under-served communities to grow academically, and expand their confidence, through hands-on science and creative ingenuity. We believe that through experiments, tinkering, and building, children can develop a genuine interest in learning and a positive relationship with the world around them.

Pittsburgh Community Science Workshop:

1901 Brighton Rd
Pittsburgh PA

Salinas Community Science Workshop

Salinas is one of the newest CSW sites, established in May 2021 and ready to serve kids as they emerge from their COVID seclusion. We’re putting non-virtual science construction magnificence in front of Salinas kids using mostly scrap and recycled materials, and with that putting them in charge of their own educations. We’ll also work with neighboring schools and slowly expand our offerings of programs and events. 

Salinas Community Science Workshop:

El Sausal Middle School
1155 E Alisal St. 
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 228-9861