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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 in-person 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. 

You and your child’s health and safety is always our first priority. In-Person Science Clubs at Da Vinci Science Center have extensive health and safety procedures and staff training in place every year. In light of COVID-19, the Da Vinci Science Center team has updated these procedures extensively, informed by current recommendations from local, state, and federal health officials, agencies and authorities, including CDC guidelines.

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

2021-22 Schedule

Date & TimeTypeGradesHolidayTitlePrice
Jan. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.In-PersonK-5Martin Luther King Jr. DaySub-Zero Science$75
Feb. 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.In-PersonK-5Presidents' DayTake Flight$75
Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.In-PersonK-5Presidents' DayCool Coders$75
March 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.In-PersonK-5Teacher In-ServiceJunior Medical School$75
April 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.In-PersonK-5Spring BreakUnder the Sea$75
April 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.In-PersonK-5Spring BreakEggcellent Engineers$75
April 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.In-PersonK-5Spring BreakGoing Green$75

Sub-Zero Science
Jan. 17, 2022

Come chill with us at Da Vinci Science Center for a super cool day of camp. Learn how chemical reactions can result in dramatic changes, as we study the properties of dry ice and the impact of temperature extremes on matter. We’ll think like chemists and physicists during our investigations and draw conclusions about sub-zero phenomena as we watch a performance of our fan favorite SuperCoolness live science show.

Take Flight
Feb. 18, 2022

Where might you travel if you had your own helicopter, hang glider, or rocket ship? Take flight with us as we embark on a journey of aeronautic engineering and discovery. Create functioning models of planes, rockets, and helicopters, and learn to think like Leonardo da Vinci as you create your very own flying machines. We can’t wait to watch you soar to new heights!

Cool Coders
Feb. 21, 2022

Join us as we tinker with technology in new and exciting ways and learn to think like coders. New to coding? No problem! Beginners will learn the basics of block coding using tablets and computers. More experienced coders will have the chance to build on their coding and problem-solving skills, with opportunities to work with a range of devices and challenges. Join us as we discover just how cool coding can be!

Junior Medical School
March 11, 2022

Welcome, Class of 2022 Junior Medical School students! Join us as we explore the field of health and medicine. We’ll learn to think like medical professionals as we come to know the body’s major systems and the ways we can support their healthy function. Create models, study with microscopes, test real medical equipment, and even get a one-of-a-kind experience with our synthetic cadaver, Cyndi!

Under the Sea
April 14, 2022

Join us for a day of undersea exploration as we celebrate the return of marine tank creatures to the Da Vinci Science Center! Take a deep dive with us, and discover what lies below the water’s surface as we investigate fascinating facts about our fish friends and the ocean environments they inhabit. Together, we’ll seek answers to questions about ocean life and ways we can protect it.

Eggcellent Engineers
April 15, 2022

Can you safely protect an egg from a 2-story drop? What about a collision? On this special day of camp, we’ll use the engineering design process to create solutions to egg-inspired problems. As we design and invent, we’ll think about the wider world of possibilities for our ideas, test prototypes, and see how many eggs we can protect from impact forces. We’ll think like engineers on this fun-filled day of unusual, and possibly messy, exploration!

Going Green
April 18, 2022

Explore the world of STEAM and sustainability on this day of environmental science and engineering. We’ll explore alternative energy and green architecture and consider the environmental impact of rising greenhouse gasses. Study plants and soil to see how we can best help plant-life thrive. Discover how small, eco-friendly changes in our behavior can help us protect the planet in big and impactful ways. Are you up for the challenge?

Camp Details

  • Masks are required for all staff, volunteers, and program participants.
  • The day includes a short snack break in the morning, a lunch and recess break, and another short afternoon snack.
  • We do not offer food service. All participants must bring a packed lunch.
  • 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 14 days prior to the start of camp.  This is a change to the standard policy which usually requires 3+ weeks advance notice.  We recognize that these are difficult times, yielding unpredictable situations.  We are happy to work with you.
  • Cancellations made 8-13 days before arrival date: 50 percent refund
  • Cancellations made 7 days or less before arrival date: No refund
  • Reservation adjustments: The Da Vinci Science Center understands that sometimes it becomes necessary to reschedule a summer 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.  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

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