VASCSC started as a facility where people concerned about quality of science education could come together to try out new ideas and methods for teaching Science. It originated as 'Group for Improvement of Science Education (GISE)' in 1963 from Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad.
Community Science Centre (CSC) became functional as an independent working space at the current location in 1966. Later it was renamed as 'Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC)', to associate its name with the founder, after his demise in 1971.
VASCSC focuses on spreading Joy of Science by reaching out different segments of the community. This is well illustrated by the Centre's Logo.VASCSC's logo has five arrowheads representing different groups- teachers, students, research workers, administrators and community. VASCSC is represented by Delta, the mathematical symbol for change. VASCSC aims to bring about change by providing a common platform to all these groups.