Groups of 50 or more people who are interested in a Da Vinci Science Center camp-in but cannot participate in a scheduled date can request a private camp-in on a date of their choice featuring one of the following exciting hands-on topics.*
DSC Crime Lab Patch
A crime has occurred at the Center. Learn how to use forensic science to discover “whodunnit”. Everyone is a suspect on this mysterious night of fingerprints, DNA, and forensic chemistry.
DSC Art of Science Patch
Leonardo da Vinci was a great artist and scientist. Learn how his creative mind helped him to excel in both fields with activities inspired by Leonardo’s life. Follow in his footsteps by exploring the science of optical illusions, engineer a catapult, and get creative by molding and casting your own work of art.
DSC Wizarding World
Discover a world where magic and science meet! On this special night, discover the link between science and magic as we experiment with troll boogers and frozen dragon’s breath. Build castles and protect them from invading dragons!
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Join the Maker Movement by participating in this one-of-a-kind Da Vinci Science Center program! Learn about circuits, robotic programming, and more. This program includes a Da Vinci Maker badge rocker and a scribble-bot to take home!
Groups can make their own camp-in by choosing from the list of activities below. The number of activities available depends on the size of the camp-in group.
- Slime Science: Who doesn’t love Slime? Create and explore two different slimes by using the scientific method.
- Wind Tubes: The sky’s the limit as we engineer a contraption that will fly in the Center’s wind tubes.
- Wacky Weather: Ever see lightning inside a room? How about a cloud in a bottle? See these things and more as they learn about the science of storms.
- Fun with Dry Ice: The title says it all. There is nothing more sublime to explore than sublimation.
- Colorology: Create all of the colors of the rainbow using only the primary colors and learn how a rainbow is created using light.
- Thrill Ride: Become roller coaster engineers as they team up to design a coaster that can go upside down.
Programs Just for Scouts!
We are able to do up to two different programs for your group of scouts in one night (with a minimum of 25 people in each program). Each program is developed with the requirements for the scout award in mind and most can fulfill all requirements in one night and come with a badge!
- Daisies – Between Earth and Sky Journey, Three Cheers for Animals Journey
- Brownies – Wonders of Water Journey, Home Scientist Badge, and Inventor Badge
- Juniors – Get Moving Journey, Flowers Badge, and Entertainment Technology Badge
- Cadettes – Woodworker Badge, Digital Movie Maker Badge, and Special Agent Badge
- Tigers – Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries Belt Loop
- Wolves – Digging in the Past Belt Loop, Motor Away Belt Loop
- Bears – Super Science Belt Loop, Robotics Belt Loop
- Webelos/Arrow of Light – Earth Rocks! Pin, Adventures in Science Pin, and Movie Making Pin
Boy Scouts – Space Exploration Merit Badge, Electricity Merit Badge
*Based on availability. Requires $2000 minimum spend.
Request a Private Camp-in
Contact @DSC: Suzanne Horst, 484.664.1002, Ext. 123