The Da Vinci Science Center’s Outreach Programs and Shows inspire future scientists and have brought hands-on science fun to schools and community locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, New York, and Connecticut.
The Da Vinci Science Center’s standards-based classroom programs can be single-day, multiple-day, semester-long or summer experiences and can be held in schools or community locations.
Details and Pricing
There is a maximum of 30 students per program.
Programs offer inquiry-based hands-on science experiences for your students during the school day or any other time.
Programs are designed to encourage your students to think like and aspire to be future scientists.
Programs are 45-60 minutes long.
Customizable topics and scheduling are available to fit the needs of your program and students.
$225 per program.
A fee of $10 charged per each additional student for groups of more than 30 students.
Want to experience Da Vinci Science Center’s fun and engaging brand of interactive science at your community program or special event? The Center can customize any classroom program or demonstration for your event.
Details and Pricing
Expo-style tabletop experiments and demonstrations that engage your guests in hands-on science.
Programs last up to 2 hours. Additional hours available for a fee.
Customizable programs and schedules available to fit the needs of your event.
Programs are $225 each.
Travel fees start at $50.
Helpful Hints for Booking
We do our best to accommodate all requests. However, we recommend booking at least one month in advance to ensure program availability.
Outreach educators will arrive 15-20 minutes prior to designated program start time for classroom programs.
Outreach educators will arrive one hour prior to designated program start time for science shows.
Outreach educators will arrive 30-60 minutes prior to designated program start time for community programs and science celebrations.
Please remember to allow time for clean up when booking.
Billing through Paypal is available upon request.
Payment Policy: A $100 non-refundable deposit is required upon confirmation of reservation. Purchase orders are acceptable in advance only and will not be accepted on the day of the program. Final payments are not accepted on the day of the program. All final payments should be made two in advance of the first program date.
Rescheduling and Cancellation Policy: Please call us immediately if you need to reschedule. We will make every effort to accommodate your request. If you need to cancel your program, please contact us at least two weeks in advance. A $25 processing fee may be applied for rescheduling or cancellations.
Travel Fee Policy: A travel fee will be applied to programs that are held at locations more than 50 miles from the Da Vinci Science Center. A $50 fee will be applied for locations 51-75 miles round trip. A $75 fee will be applied for locations 76-100 miles round trip. A $100 fee will be applied for locations 101-150 miles round trip. Rates vary for programs farther than 150 miles round trip.
Checks: Make all checks payable to Da Vinci Science Center.
Mail Payments to: Guest Experience, 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103.
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Don't miss Polar Animals Weekend at the Da Vinci Science Center! See a bamboo shark from the Center for Aquatic Sciences from the Adventure Aquarium. Meet an African Penguin and friends from the Lehigh Valley Zoo. Come face to face with arctic sled dogs from Arctic Paws Dog Sled Tours. All shows are included with membership or admission. Reservation not required. For showtimes, visit http://bit.ly/2Dfr2g1.
Last call for young astronauts! Don’t miss your chance to register for “Out of this World” Day Camp on Monday, Feb. 19. During this stellar camp, learn about stars and planets and what it takes to travel there. Create star charts, moon craters, Mars rovers, and more. Day Camps are for students in grades K-5 and are held 9 a.m.-4p.m. Save $15 when you register for Spring Break Day Camps “More Bugs Galore” on Friday, March 30 and “Flora & Fauna” on Monday, April 2. For more information and to register today, visit http://bit.ly/2xL2GIs.
Meet sled dogs from Arctic Paws Dog Sled Tours on Monday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Learn how these adorable canines train, the different roles of the dog team and become a Musher! Included with admission or membership. Reservations not required. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2E5ypdT.
Are you a high-school student considering a career in medicine? Or an adult who wants to learn more about how the body works and how to keep it healthy? Expand your knowledge and sharpen your skills during St. Luke’s University Health Network Mini-Medical School starting March 3. Mini-Medical School is a free four-day hands-on educational experience that mimics the four-year medical school experience. Scheduled on Saturdays in March, two sessions will be held at the Da Vinci Science Center and two sessions will be held at Temple/St. Luke’s School of Medicine. This year’s theme is “A Gut Feeling: The Body’s Gastrointestinal (GI) System.” For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2nQCmbV.
Our first Science Social Club event is just days away! Purchase your tickets today to make sure you get a spot! On Feb. 15, sample great microbrews with Two Rivers Brewing Company and custom-made beer truffles from Chocodiem. Plus, enjoy live music from Sing, Bird of Prey and tasty treats from Aunt Jackie's Pierogi available for purchase. Buy tickets at http://bit.ly/2APFmcw.
Watch and learn about an African Penguin at the Da Vinci Science Center! The Lehigh Valley Zoo will teach audiences about this penguin and what makes it different from its South Pole cousin. The penguin won’t be alone; the Lehigh Valley Zoo will bring some of its friends too! Live shows on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2Dfr2g1.
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The Da Vinci Science Center’s Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Field Trip Days see special workshop programs and activities presented by female STEM professionals, college faculty members, and college students from the Lehigh Valley area.
On March 1-3 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., students in grades 5-8 will have opportunities to meet female STEM professionals, participate in hands-on labs, and a engage in wide variety of activities to inspire tomorrow’s women scientists and engineers. Perfect for school trips, scout groups, or a day out with the family! For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2GBZK4U.