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.
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|Date & Time||Grades||Holiday||Title|
|Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Yom Kippur||Watershed Wonders|
|Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Indigenous People's Day||Food Science Explorers|
|Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Election Day||Whimsical Wizardry|
|Nov. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Thanksgiving Break||Career Connections|
|Nov. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Thanksgiving Break||Wild Things|
|Dec. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Winter Break||Light and Sight|
|Dec. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Winter Break||Microscopic Marvels|
|Dec. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Winter Break||Trailblazing Tech|
|Dec. 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Winter Break||Creative Contraptions|
|Dec. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Winter Break||Leonardo's Laboratory|
|Jan. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||MLK Jr. Day||Expedition Milky Way|
|Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Presidents' Day||Lights, Camera, Animation!|
|March 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Teacher In-Service||Junior Medical Lab|
|April 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Spring Break||Physics of Fun|
|April 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Spring Break||Fabulous Forces|
|April 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.||K-5||Spring Break||Splash, Fizz, Pop!|
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.
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.
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!
What do you want to do when you grow up? Work with animals? Make video games? Build airplanes or sculptures? STEAM careers are for everyone! Join us to investigate some of the many career paths that STEAM learning can lead you to.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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