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Community Programs and Special Events

Want to experience Da Vinci Science Center’s fun and engaging brand of interactive science at your community programs or special events? 

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About Community Programs

Community Programs & Special Events programming features 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

Community Programs Pricing

Program: $265
Additional Hour: $100

Pre-K Tabletop Activities

Pre-K

Bubble Wands

Engineer bubble wands of different shapes, sizes, and materials. How do you think this will change how your bubble looks or behaves?

This activity works best in outdoor spaces.

Pre-K

Bee Bot Coding

Program a bee robot to follow a maze or complete a task!


Grades K-2 Tabletop Activities

K-2

Color Creations

Unleash your students’ creativity and challenge them to think like scientists as we mix primary colors to create a rainbow and explore the physics of color!

K-2

KEVA

Students engage in games and exercises using KEVA planks to explore building in a new way. Build the tallest towers, connecting bridges, and even ancient structures with these hand-cut building blocks.

K-2

Wind Tubes

Float, hover, and fly! Students use everyday materials to build and test objects to launch inside a 6-foot wind tube.

*Requires electricity.

K-2

Bubble Wands

Engineer bubble wands of different shapes, sizes, and materials. How do you think this will change how your bubble looks or behaves?

This activity works best in outdoor spaces.

K-2

Plant Terrariums

Participants learn what helps a seed grow into plant by making their own terrariums to take home!


Grades 3-5 Tabletop Activities

3-5

Wind Tubes

Float, hover, and fly! Students use everyday materials to build and test objects to launch inside a 6-foot wind tube.

*Requires electricity.

3-5

KEVA

Students engage in games and exercises using KEVA planks to explore building in a new way. Build the tallest towers, connecting bridges, and even ancient structures with these hand-cut building blocks.

3-5

Circuits

Explore electricity with a series of design challenges that use raw electrical components to light up, spin, and buzz!

3-5

Composting

Participants make their own starter compost kit to take home!

3-5

Musical Proportions

Participants use Joia Tubes™ to explore how size and shape affects sound and create their own musical instrument!


Grades 6-12 Tabletop Activities

6-12

Syndaver

Reserve our SynDaver for your special event! SynDaver features complete and functional muscular, skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems – all made from materials that look, feel, and respond just like live tissue. 

6-12

Circuits

Explore electricity with a series of design challenges that use raw electrical components to light up, spin, and buzz!

6-12

Virus Modeling

Bioengineer an antiviral for a model virus. Can you lower the infection rate?


Helpful Hints

  • 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:
    • Up to 30 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.

Payment Policies

  • 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 :
    Da Vinci Science Center
    Attn: Reservations Office
    815 West Hamilton Street
    Allentown, PA 18101

Travel Fee Policy

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: $75
  • 76-100 miles round trip: $100
  • 101-125 miles round trip: $125
  • Rates vary for programs farther than 125 miles round trip.
  • Travel restrictions apply for The MEGA Brain programs.

Cancellation/Rescheduling

  • 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 $35 processing fee may be applied for rescheduling or cancelling a program.
  • A $75.00 rescheduling fee will be charged if an educator is traveling to the program’s location prior to receiving notification that a program needs to be rescheduled.
  • 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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