When schools are closed, camp is in session at Da Vinci Science Center! Students in grades K-5 can join us for a full day of hands-on science fun. We will explore a different topic each day so you can join us every day for a new experience.
Camps start at $85 per person, per day.
Members save $5 per camp.
|Date & Time||Grades||Holiday||Title|
|Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Yom Kippur||Creative Contraptions|
|Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Indigenous People's Day||FrankenScience|
|Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Election Day||Try This at Home!|
|Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Thanksgiving Break||Computer Science Creations|
|Nov. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Thanksgiving Break||Art of Science|
|Dec. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Winter Break||Leo's Laboratory|
|Dec. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Winter Break||All About Bubbles|
|Dec. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Winter Break||Nature Explorers|
|Dec. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Winter Break||Structure and Sculpture|
|Dec. 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Winter Break||Mini Ice Cream Wars|
|Jan. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||MLK Jr. Day||Body Works|
|Feb. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Presidents' Day||Undercover Science|
|Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Presidents' Day||Earth Detectives|
|March 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Teacher In-Service||Wild Wonders|
|March 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Spring Break||Eggcellent Adventures|
|April 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Spring Break||Spring Fling|
Unlock the mysteries of life around you with interesting and in-depth explorations and laboratory investigations in the areas of chemistry, biology, Earth science, and more. Make observations and perform experiments as you learn to observe, think, and explore like scientists.
What’s so awesome about soap and water? BUBBLES! Investigate the properties of water and trapped gases and discover what makes them special. Experiment with making your own bubble solutions. Test exciting new ways you can create bubbles. Marvel at dramatic bubble displays, and even learn how to recreate your own bubble experiments at home!
Bring the outdoors indoors and explore with us as we investigate everything from the insects in the grass to the clouds in the sky! Special guests from Wildlands Conservancy inspire our day as we discover the wonders of nature found just beyond our window.
Enter a world where science, engineering, and art collide. Take a hands-on approach to designing and creating structures that are strong, durable, and also beautiful. Notable buildings from around the world inspire camper-designed constructions during this day of architectural exploration. Are you ready for the challenge?
Mini Ice Cream Wars returns! Culinary creativity meets innovative imagination for a fun-filled day of frozen delight. Spend the day measuring, mixing, and learning the fundamentals of food science, all in an effort to make the best ice cream ever!
The human body is an amazing thing, from head to toe. Study basic anatomy and body systems to get a better understanding of how we work on the inside, with our synthetic cadaver, Cyndi the SynDaver. Create models that explain how and why our bodies work the way that they do as we learn to think like medical professionals.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it: become the best super spy in the valley! Unlock your true potential as you practice picking real locks and cracking complex codes. Experiment with the latest tech gadgets and modern methods for uncovering the truth. Who knows what you’ll uncover on this day of undercover exploration!
Dig into the past as we ask questions and make discoveries about how the Earth formed. Examine REAL fossils, investigate archaeological phenomena, and marvel at the changes the Earth has undergone throughout time. Discover how scientists sift through the evidence left all over our planet to solve the mysteries of how and why our world behaves the way that it does.
Venture through the animal kingdom and explore the diversity and adaptability of the furry, feathered, and scaly creatures we find in our own backyard and beyond. From our own Da Vinci Pond to the forests and oceans, explore how animals behave and what we can do to help them thrive in their natural habitats.
Can you safely protect an egg from a two-story drop? What about a collision? Use the engineering design process to create solutions to egg-inspired problems on this very special day of camp. Design, invent, and think about the wider world of possibilities for your ideas. Test prototypes and see what it takes to protect an egg from impact forces. Work together to think like engineers on this fun-filled day of unusual, and possibly messy, exploration!
Fling your way into spring with an innovative day of physics and high-flying fun as you propel your learning to new heights. Dive into real-world engineering challenges that test your creativity and problem-solving skills. Work in teams to brainstorm, sketch, and prototype devices that can launch materials with precision and power. Gain hands-on experience in the exciting world of engineering, and have a blast with catapults and rockets!
School’s Out Science Camps are sponsored by