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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.

Registering multiple children or for multiple school holidays?
Multi-session and multi-camper discounts activate automatically during checkout.

Spend all school year with us and save even more!
Book 10+ School’s Out Science Camps in one transaction for MAXIMUM SAVINGS!¹

¹Registering for 10+ camps unlocks over $100 in savings.

Save $5 per camp if you register by Sept. 30 with promo code EARLY.
Members save $5 per camp² with promo code MEMBER.

²Member discount cannot be combined with early bird discount.

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

2022-23 Schedule

Date & TimeGradesHolidayTitle
Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Yom KippurWatershed Wonders
Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Indigenous People's DayFood Science Explorers
Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Election DayWhimsical Wizardry
Nov. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Thanksgiving BreakCareer Connections
Nov. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Thanksgiving BreakWild Things
Dec. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Winter BreakLight and Sight
Dec. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Winter BreakMicroscopic Marvels
Dec. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Winter BreakTrailblazing Tech
Dec. 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Winter BreakCreative Contraptions
Dec. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Winter BreakLeonardo's Laboratory
Jan. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5MLK Jr. DayExpedition Milky Way
Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Presidents' DayLights, Camera, Animation!
March 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Teacher In-ServiceJunior Medical Lab
April 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Spring BreakPhysics of Fun
April 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Spring BreakFabulous Forces
April 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.K-5Spring BreakSplash, Fizz, Pop!

Watershed Wonders
Oct. 5, 2022

Turtles and Fish and Snails, oh my! Come introduce yourself to all the creatures of the Da Vinci Pond.  We’ll dive into learning about what makes our watershed so special and what steps we can take to help protect it.   

Food Science Explorers
Oct. 10, 2022

Take a trip with us around the world as we explore the science behind foods of various cultures. From Chile to Korea and India to the Philippines, campers will discover different kinds of cooking techniques used across the globe to create unique dishes.

Whimsical Wizardry
Nov. 8, 2022

Join us as science and magic collide at Da Vinci Science Center. Experiment with chemistry in potions class, engineer a snitch to see how far it will fly, and study creatures like a magizoologist. Master your skills to become the next STEAM Wizard Champion!

Career Connections
Nov. 25, 2022

What do you want to do when you grow up?  Work with animals?  Make video games?  Build airplanes or sculpturesSTEAM careers are for everyone!  Join us to investigate some of the many career paths that STEAM learning can lead you to. 

Wild Things
Nov. 28, 2022

There’s a wild and wonderful world right outside your window, waiting to be discovered. Swim in the seas and swing from the trees with us as we explore all things wild in the animal kingdom. We’ll welcome special guests from the Wildlands Conservancy for an up close and personal experience as we investigate habitats, adaptations, and conservation strategies to learn how to be allies to our animal friends. 

Light and Sight
Dec. 26, 2022

Light gives us so much opportunity to explore. Have fun with the physics of light as we trick our sight with optics and illusions.   From circuitry to shadows and the electromagnetic spectrum, campers will develop their own personal perspective on light through art.  

Microscopic Marvels
Dec. 27, 2022

There’s more to this world than meets the eye.  The tiny, hidden, and otherwise undetected often play a large role in our lives.  Campers will hone their observation skills as they use scientific tools to uncover and investigate some of these unseen phenomena. 

Trailblazing Tech
Dec. 28, 2022

Join us for a day of trailblazing technology explorations where you’ll get to code robots, create video game experiences, and investigate evolving technologies.  Campers will experience an exciting combination of on and off-screen activities to learn the basics of computer programming, robotics, and more! 

Creative Contraptions
Dec. 29, 2022

Come see how you can transform simple tasks into zany, complicated, and creative contraptions! From basic chain reactions to complex, team-oriented building, we’ll work like architects and engineers to create out-of-this-world interactive machines on this day of investigation and experimentation. 

Leonardo’s Laboratory
Dec. 30, 2022

From exciting experiments to thrilling science shows, campers will take part in some of our Science Center favorites.  Mix and study matter to make sticky slime, tinker with tech to create shocking discoveries, and complete design and building challenges to test your engineering skills. And of course, join us for a show using super cool materials like liquid nitrogen! 

Expedition Milky Way
Jan. 16, 2023

3, 2, 1, Blast Off!  Join us for an expedition across the Milky Way galaxy. Build models of rovers and rockets to help us gather data and investigate. Map out the solar system as you learn new and interesting facts about the planets.  It’s not rocket science; register today! 

Lights, Camera, Animation!
Feb. 20, 2023

Learn the building blocks of what it takes to be an animator as we discuss the art and science of stop motion.  Then, set the stage with LEGO® bricks and mini figures to create the ultimate story.  You may just be the next big film director! 

Junior Medical Lab
March 10, 2023

The human body is a pretty amazing thing.  Study anatomy, system by system to see just how much our bodies really do.  Cyndi the Syndaver will make a visit to give everyone an up-close look at the body’s internal structures.   

Physics of Fun
April 6, 2023

Discover the physics of fun! You’ll learn all about Newton’s Three Laws of Motion, experiment with rollercoaster design, work in teams to create carnival games, and so much more. Come see just how much fun you can engineer with us! 

Fabulous Forces
April 7, 2023

What would come of a world without friction? Come see how animals and plants adapt to and use friction every day and how those adaptations inspire engineers and scientists. Experiment with interlocking structures, look to the natural world for bioinspiration, and become a friction expert as you investigate this important force of nature. 

Splash, Fizz, Pop!
April 10, 2023

The wonderful world of water has so many possibilities.  We drink it, swim in it, and bathe with it.  Join us as we investigate some of the other really cool things that water can do. From mixing solutions to making bubbles, this day of camp will make you say H-2-WOAH! 

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/transferred with a full refund/no charge up to 30 days prior to the start of camp.
  • Cancellations made 15-29 days before arrival date: 50 percent refund
  • Cancellations made 14 days or less before arrival date: No refund
  • Reservation adjustments: The Da Vinci Science Center understands that sometimes it becomes necessary to reschedule a 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.  Additional changes to the reservation date will incur a $25 processing fee.  Funds can only be used on Summer Camp, School’s Out Science Camps, or Science Clubs.  They cannot be applied to Admission, Membership, Field Trips, Curiosity Shop purchases/credits, or any other service/program offered at Da Vinci Science Center.

For More Information

Contact: camps@nulldavincisciencecenter.org

School’s Out Science Camps are sponsored by

REACH

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