In June 2015, the National Youth Science Foundation took ownership of the former facilities of the Canaan Valley Institute and established the National Youth Science Center.

  • Research and Education Center: approximately 25,000 sq. feet, with 150 person conference space which may be divided into three smaller rooms seating 50 people each.
    • Library: Includes more than 500 volumes spanning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
    • MakerSpaceIT: Established as an interactive lecture hall, this space as the MakerSpaceIT. The MakerSpaceIT will have networked computers and software supporting creative endeavors in programming, remote control, robotics, collaborative learning, social networking, and technology-enhanced distance education.
    • MakerSpaceLAB: Established originally as a teaching laboratory emphasizing stream restoration and ecology, the MakerSpaceLAB will be outfitted with equipment and supplies supporting creative endeavors using electronics (micro-controllers, robots, and other electromechanical creations), textiles (cloth, vinyl, leather, rope and string, and wearable electronics), and 3D printing and scanning.
    • Natural Science Research Lab: accommodates up to 4 independent researchers, with standard equipment and supplies for conducting environmental studies.
  • Research Support Building
    • MakerSpaceSHOP: Established to support field research activities, the MakerSpaceSHOP will consist of areas dedicated to woodworking, metalworking, laser cutting, and CNC cutting.