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Classroom Programs

Standards-based classroom programs can be single-day, multiple-day, semester-long, or summer experiences held in schools or community locations.

  • Inquiry-based hands-on science experiences for students during the school day or any other time.
  • Designed to encourage your students to think like and aspire to be future scientists.
  • Customizable topics and scheduling are available to fit the needs of your program and students.
  • Base rate covers up to 30 students per program.
    Additional Students: $10 per student
  • Programs are 45-60 minutes long.
Classroom ProgramsGrades
STEAM Club
Pre-K
Ready, Jet, Go!K-2nd
Science Alive
K-2nd
STEAM Club
K-2nd
Light up the Night3rd – 5th
Robotics & Coding
3rd – 5th
STEAM Club
3rd – 5th
Outbreak Alert!
6th – 8th
Mack Manufacturing
6th – 8th
STEAM Club
6th – 8th
Medical Lab
9th – 12th
Science Café9th – 12th

STEAM Club  

$250 per session

Schedule one lesson for an in-school classroom session or schedule up to six lessons for an after-school STEAM series!

Explore the intersection of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics in this crosscutting series.  Let your students decide what to explore!  Students and their instructors may choose to investigate the colors of the rainbow, the capabilities of water, or the awesome effects of wind.  What will you discover?

Choose from one or more of the following lessons:

KEVA, Color Creations, Science Magic, Wind Tubes, Splish Splash, Animal Secrets

Register for STEAM Club

Ready, Jet, Go!  

$250 per session

Available as a six-week series.

Blast off into science and engineering during this multi-week series based on the PBS Kids curriculum, “Ready, Jet, Go!”  Students use powers of observation, prediction, collaboration, and creativity to solve engineering challenges as they prepare for a simulated space launch!  These astronauts in training design a spacesuit, test rockets, and explore the planets in the multimedia approach to the engineering design process.

Register for Ready, Jet, Go!


Science Alive!  

$255 per session

Available as a six-week series.

Can insects see colors?  What’s inside an owl pellet?  What type of animal am I?  In this multi-session exploration of life students will uncover what makes something “alive” and investigate what has allowed certain organisms to adapt and evolve with the Earth’s changing conditions.  Science Alive! Participants will investigate the variety and abundance of living things found here on Planet Earth.

 

Register for Science Alive!


STEAM Club  

$250 per session

Schedule one lesson for an in-school classroom session or schedule up to six lessons for an after-school STEAM series!

Explore the intersection of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) in this multi-week series. Students and their instructors may choose to investigate the colors of the rainbow, build the strongest wooden bridge, or design experiments with a superCOOL substance.

Choose from one or more of the following lessons:

KEVA, Brain Freeze, Cubelets, Wind Tubes, Color Creations, Animals Secrets, Science Magic, Animation

Register for STEAM Club

Light up the Night  

$250 per session

Available as a six-week series.

Join India and Jacob - a fictional, world-traveling brother and sister duo - on an adventure in Iceland and help design a display for the annual Light Festival!  Participants in this multi-week series will take part in a variety of engineering activities as they explore everything from basic circuits that can turn on LEDs, to how different materials change the appearance of light.  Students will use their creativity and knowledge of electrical engineering to design a light display that replicates the colors and patterns of the Northern Lights.

Register for Light up the Night


Robotics & Coding  

$250 per session

Available as a six-week series.

Students become code masters over several sessions while exploring various robotics platforms.  Students learn how to build and program robots to accomplish a goal and observe how robots interact with the world around them.

Robotics can be used to help students learn about a variety of topics including literacy, art, manufacturing, biology, and math!

 

 

Register for Robotics & Coding


STEAM Club  

$250 per session

Schedule one lesson for an in-school classroom session or schedule up to six lessons for an after-school STEAM series!

Explore the intersection of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics in this multi-week series.  Students and their instructors may choose to create a scribbling machine, trap a cloud inside a bottle, or determine which ingredients make the bounciest slime.  What will you discover?

Choose one or more of the following lessons:

KEVA, Brain Freeze, Thrill Ride, Cloud in a Bottle, Slime Science, Circuit Kits, Maximum Voltage, Scribbling Machines, Chemical Excitement

Register for STEAM Club

Outbreak Alert!  

$250 per session

Available as a six-week series.

Can you engineer a solution to a biomedical challenge?  In this multi-session program, participants learn about the engineering design process and careers in medicine and biology.  They will learn how biomedical engineers solve healthcare problems and work together to improve the field.  Explore how diseases spread, engineer an antiviral for a contagious virus, create public service announcements, and consider how to prevent an outbreak from becoming a pandemic.

Register for Outbreak Alert!


Mack Manufacturing  

$225 per session

Available as a six-week series.

Do you have what it takes to build the biggest rigs on the road according to the standards of real Mack Truck technicians and engineers?  Participants in this multi-session program will work alongside Science Center educators to try recreating the components found in Mack Trucks using Little Bits electronics.

Take on the role of an industrial engineer and develop ways to make the process faster and better!

 

Register for Mack Manufacturing


STEAM Club  

$250 per session

Schedule one lesson for an in-school classroom session or schedule up to six lessons for an after-school STEAM series!

Explore the intersection of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics in this multi-week series.  Students choose their own adventure through STEAM subjects in a student-driven, flexible curriculum.  What will you discover?

Choose one or more of the following lessons:

KEVA, Brain Freeze, Thrill Ride, Cloud in a Bottle, Slime Science, Circuit Kits, Maximum Voltage, Scribbling Machines, Chemical Excitement

 

Register for STEAM Club

Medical Lab  

$275 per session

Available as a six-week series.

Calling all future medical students!  Here is an adventure designed just for you.  The Medical Lab after-school program explores many aspects of the medical profession, including microbiology, epidemiology, anatomy, and clinical practice.  In this multi-session program, participants take part in dissections and will even get a chance to take a look inside a human body as they explore digestion with Cyndi our Synthetic Cadaver!

 

SynDaver is presented by Highmark Blue Shield.

Register for Medical Lab


Science Café  

$250 per session

Available as a six-week series.

Science Café is a student led program that allows participants to explore special interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in a casual setting.  Science Café creates a space for students to voice their opinions, meet new friends, and explore their interests.  What topics will your students want to discuss?  Bioethics? Geology? Forensics?  Gather your students and Science Center Educators will lead a discussion to get you started.

Register for Science Café

Make a Reservation

Call: 610-841-1391

  • 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.
    One hour prior to designated program start time for Science Shows.
    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.
  • 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 weeks in advance of the first program date.
  • Make all checks payable to Da Vinci Science Center
  • Mail Payments to :

Guest Experience
3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass
Allentown, PA 18103

A travel fee will be applied to all programs held at locations more than 50 miles round trip from the Da Vinci Science Center.

  • 51-75 miles round trip: $50
  • 76-100 miles round trip: $75
  • 101-125 miles round trip: $100
  • Rates vary for programs farther than 125 miles round trip.
  • Travel restrictions apply for The Mega Brain programs.
  • 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 cancelling a program.
  • Delivery of programs is weather dependent. Weather-related cancellations can be rescheduled to a new date within the current school year with no penalty. Weather-related cancellations that are not rescheduled to a new date within the same school year will be refunded. 

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P: 484.664.1002
D: 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103
H: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.
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