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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
Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.In-PersonK-5Indigenous Peoples' DaySilly, Spooky Science$75
Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.In-PersonK-5Election DayClaws and Paws$75
Nov. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.In-PersonK-5Thanksgiving BreakGrossology 1$75
Nov. 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.In-PersonK-5Thanksgiving BreakGrossology 2$75
Dec. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.In-PersonK-5Winter BreakScience of Sweets 1$75
Dec. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.In-PersonK-5Winter BreakScience of Sweets 2$75
Dec. 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.In-PersonK-5Winter BreakScience of Sweets 3$75
Dec. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.In-PersonK-5Winter BreakScience of Sweets 4$75
Dec. 31, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.In-PersonK-5Winter BreakScience of Sweets 5$40

Silly, Spooky Science
Oct. 11, 2021

Kickstart your Halloween festivities with a day of spook-tacular STEAM exploration. You’ll uncover the mysteries that lie within our special exhibition, Jack-O-Lantern Lane. Spend the day exploring, investigating, experimenting, and creating. You’ll have a silly and spooky time, full of encounters with optical illusions, circuitry and illumination, and creepy chemistry and physics. It’s scary how much you’ll learn!

Claws and Paws
Nov. 2, 2021

Come discover the secrets that our favorite furry, feathered, and scaly animal friends hold. Explore these creatures’ fascinating adaptations that allow them to survive their environments. Campers will study behavior, anatomy, and habitats to get a well-rounded look at various types of animals. Meet some of these friends up close and personal with a visit from our very special guests, The Wildlands Conservancy.

Grossology 1
Nov. 26, 2021

The world is an amazing (and gross) place. You can find the gross, bizarre, and icky everywhere – even inside our own bodies! Join us as we try out all of the best gassy, gurgly, and downright messy experiments we can come up with. Based on Sylvia Branzei’s popular children’s book series, this very sticky, super slimy, extra smelly, day of exploration is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about gross stuff.

Participation in one day of this program is not a pre-requisite for joining the other.

Grossology 2
Nov. 29, 2021

The world is an amazing (and gross) place. You can find the gross, bizarre, and icky everywhere – even inside our own bodies! Join us as we try out all of the best gassy, gurgly, and downright messy experiments we can come up with. Based on Sylvia Branzei’s popular children’s book series, this very sticky, super slimy, extra smelly, day of exploration is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about gross stuff.

Participation in one day of this program is not a pre-requisite for joining the other.

Sarah making ice cream

Science of Sweets 1
Dec. 27, 2021

There’s more to cooking and baking than just recipes and ingredients. Join us as we use food to experiment with chemistry and states of matter, uncovering fun and exciting scientific concepts all along the way. We’ll perform some pretty sweet investigations together and even taste test some of them! You’ll be surprised by all the discoveries that await you in the world of food science.

Participation in certain days of this program is not a pre-requisite for joining the other days.

Science of Sweets 2
Dec. 28, 2021

There’s more to cooking and baking than just recipes and ingredients. Join us as we use food to experiment with chemistry and states of matter, uncovering fun and exciting scientific concepts all along the way. We’ll perform some pretty sweet investigations together and even taste test some of them! You’ll be surprised by all the discoveries that await you in the world of food science.

Participation in certain days of this program is not a pre-requisite for joining the other days.

Science of Sweets 3
Dec. 29, 2021

There’s more to cooking and baking than just recipes and ingredients. Join us as we use food to experiment with chemistry and states of matter, uncovering fun and exciting scientific concepts all along the way. We’ll perform some pretty sweet investigations together and even taste test some of them! You’ll be surprised by all the discoveries that await you in the world of food science.

Participation in certain days of this program is not a pre-requisite for joining the other days.

Science of Sweets 4
Dec. 30, 2021

There’s more to cooking and baking than just recipes and ingredients. Join us as we use food to experiment with chemistry and states of matter, uncovering fun and exciting scientific concepts all along the way. We’ll perform some pretty sweet investigations together and even taste test some of them! You’ll be surprised by all the discoveries that await you in the world of food science.

Participation in certain days of this program is not a pre-requisite for joining the other days.

Science of Sweets 5
Dec. 31, 2021

There’s more to cooking and baking than just recipes and ingredients. Join us as we use food to experiment with chemistry and states of matter, uncovering fun and exciting scientific concepts all along the way. We’ll perform some pretty sweet investigations together and even taste test some of them! You’ll be surprised by all the discoveries that await you in the world of food science.

Participation in certain days of this program is not a pre-requisite for joining the other days.

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

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