The US Geological Survey (USGS)
The US Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific government organization that provides information about the Earth, such as mapping, natural disasters, water and natural resources.
The large Reston office is mostly where hundreds of scientists work, but it also has a visitor's center that is open to the public for tours and hands-on exhibits. It is a popular spot for school field trips and scout groups.
The USGS also partners with Reston Association for science camp for children ages 8-12 each summer.
- Hours: Visitors center: Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm.
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- What makes this community special?: Community access to scientific information.
- Parking: Free lot
- Public restrooms: Yes