Who We Are
The Burlington Science Center, part of the Burlington Public School System, was established in September,1984 by the previous Director, John Papadonis. Wendy Pavlicek, the current Director, has been part of the Science Center since September 2000. Sean Musselman joined the staff as a Science Specialist in Fall of 2011. Focusing on grades K – 5, the Science Center’s goals are to make Science “come-alive” for both teachers and students and to support an active Science Curriculum.
Sean Musselman, Science Specialist, is responsible for the Center’s Physical and Earth Science Programs. Sean possesses a Geology degree from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and a Masters of Science Education from Cambridge College. As a former Earth and Space Science teacher, Mr. Musselman led three cohorts of students to Costa Rica as a part of his after school “EcoClub” program. He is also a technology enthusiast, frequently integrating classroom activities with new digital tools.
Charolette Hogan is the Science Center Assistant. She works at the Science Center, helping to maintain and upgrade kits, manage the office, fish tank maintenance and occasionally helps with school programs. She is also a Burlington resident and enjoys working throughout the schools.
John Papadonis (RETIRED) started the Burlington Science Center in 1984. Before starting the Science Center, he taught at the Marshall Simmonds Middle School in Burlington. Mr. Papadonis worked summers as a technical exhibit designer and course instructor for the New England Aquarium. He continues to teach Science as a professor at Cambridge College.
Anne Schleoder, MaryLou McQuinn and Diane Welch retired from the Science Center. We wish them well and they will be forever missed.
123 Cambridge St.
Burlington, MA 01803
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30-3:00