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School’s Out Science Camps

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.

Scholarships are available for School’s Out Science Camps through our Linny Fowler STEAM Scholarship Fund.

2023-24 Schedule

Date & TimeGradesHolidayTitle
Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Yom KippurCreative Contraptions
Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Indigenous People's DayFrankenScience
Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Election DayTry This at Home!
Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Thanksgiving BreakComputer Science Creations
Nov. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Thanksgiving BreakArt of Science
Dec. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Winter BreakLeo's Laboratory
Dec. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Winter BreakAll About Bubbles
Dec. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Winter BreakNature Explorers
Dec. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Winter BreakStructure and Sculpture
Dec. 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Winter BreakMini Ice Cream Wars
Jan. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5MLK Jr. DayBody Works
Feb. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Presidents' DayUndercover Science
Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Presidents' DayEarth Detectives
March 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Teacher In-ServiceWild Wonders
March 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Spring BreakEggcellent Adventures
April 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Spring BreakSpring Fling

Leo’s Laboratory
Dec. 22, 2023

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. 

All About Bubbles
Dec. 26, 2023

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! 

Nature Explorers
Dec. 27, 2023

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.

Structure and Sculpture
Dec. 28, 2023

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 explorationAre you ready for the challenge? 

Mini Ice Cream Wars
Dec. 29, 2023

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!

Body Works
Jan. 15, 2024

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. 

Undercover Science
Feb. 16, 2024

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! 

Earth Detectives
Feb. 19, 2024

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.

Wild Wonders
March 8, 2024

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. 

Eggcellent Adventures
March 29, 2024

Can you safely protect an egg from a two-story dropWhat 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! 

Spring Fling
April 1, 2024

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!

Camp Details

  • The day includes a short snack break in the morning, a lunch and recess break, and another short afternoon snack.
  • Lunch and snack options are available for an additional cost. Participants may also bring a packed lunch and snack.
  • Morning drop-off begins at 8:45 a.m.
  • Morning care activities from 7:30-9 a.m. may be added for an additional $10.
  • Afternoon care activities from 4-5:30 p.m. may be added for an additional $10.

Camp Reservation
and Refund Policies

  • Registration can be cancelled or transferred with a full refund and no charge up to 10 days prior to the start of camp. 
  • Cancellations made 6-9 days before arrival date: 50 percent refund
  • Cancellations made 5 days or less before arrival date: No refund
  • Reservation Adjustments:  The Da Vinci Science Center understands that sometimes it becomes necessary to reschedule a camp session after your reservation has been made.  The Science Center will be happy to accommodate a one-time reservation transfer at no cost if there is availability on the new date and you are requesting the transfer 2 weeks in advance of your current reservation. Additional changes to the reservation date will incur a $25 processing fee. 

For More Information

Contact: camps@nulldavincisciencecenter.org

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