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Science Clubs

Make new friends. Explore your interests. Have the most fun with science.

Science clubs at Da Vinci Science Center are all about having the most fun with science!  Each meeting, participants will explore different sciences, tinker with modern technology, and build new skills that will help them navigate life in the 21st century. Science Center educators are actively involved in making sure everyone works together, practices good communication techniques, and remains focused on the day’s objective.

You and your child’s health and safety is always our first priority. 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.

Creative Contraptions

Grades 6-8, Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Jan. 26-March 16, $195

Our Creative Contraptions Club is all about accomplishing simple tasks in the zaniest and most complicated ways imaginable! Students will use common, everyday materials to build chain-reaction contraptions that trigger sequential events in fun and surprising ways. Throughout the course of the club, they will rely on the engineering design process to complete challenges, as they build, test, revise, and improve their contraptions in unusual and novel ways. Learn the importance of teamwork and goal-setting in a fun and engaging environment, and create some contraptions with us!

Please Note: 

  • Masks are required for all staff, volunteers, and program participants. 
  • Class sizes will be limited to align with CDC guidelines.
  • Each participating child must be registered for the program; discounts on registering multiple children or for multiple clubs automatically apply during checkout.

STEAM Club: Manufacturing Your Future

Grades 3-5, Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Jan. 26-Feb. 16, $99

Explore the many ways science, technology, engineering, art, and math work together to power the world of manufacturing and engineering! Through exploration of Mack Trucks’ manufacturing processes, students will brainstorm, design, construct, and troubleshoot their way through the engineering design process. Together, we’ll work with real tools, experiment with electricity, and tinker with an actual Mack Truck dashboard straight off the production line!

This program is made possible through the generous support of Mack Trucks.

Please Note: 

  • Masks are required for all staff, volunteers, and program participants. 
  • Class sizes will be limited to align with CDC guidelines.
  • Each participating child must be registered for the program; discounts on registering multiple children or for multiple clubs automatically apply during checkout.

STEAM Club: Bits and Bytes Coding Club

Grades 3-5, Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Feb. 23-March 16, $99

Dive into the language of computers through the world of coding! Through programming games and challenges, students will combine science, technology, engineering, art, and math know-how to strengthen their creative problem-solving skills. They’ll discover the steps necessary to create fun and engaging digital projects, while also developing skills necessary for them to thrive in our technology-driven world.

Please Note: 

  • Masks are required for all staff, volunteers, and program participants. 
  • Class sizes will be limited to align with CDC guidelines.
  • Each participating child must be registered for the program; discounts on registering multiple children or for multiple clubs automatically apply during checkout.

STEAM Girls

Grades 6-8, Sundays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Jan. 23-March 13, $195

Calling all girls with a passion for science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Da Vinci Science Center invites you to join us for a program exclusively for middle school GIRLS! You’ll connect with like-minded peers to learn new skills, make new friends, and discover how to work together to change the world. Explore the fields of chemistry, physics, biology, and more as we collaborate to creatively solve real-world problems while learning to think like scientists and engineers.

Please Note: 

  • Masks are required for all staff, volunteers, and program participants. 
  • Class sizes will be limited to align with CDC guidelines.
  • Each participating child must be registered for the program; discounts on registering multiple children or for multiple clubs automatically apply during checkout.

Registration has closed.

Young Inventors: Patent Lab

Grades 5-8, Sundays, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Starting 1/23, $245

After you’ve honed your problem-solving skills in Idea Lab, develop your idea into something worthy of a U.S. patent! Students will be invited to participate in this program based on the ideas, work ethic, and maturity they showed in Idea Lab. Over the course of 9 sessions, they will learn basic patent-drafting skills via a mock invention. They then have the opportunity to apply those lessons to the patent draft of their own idea.  Concepts focused on in this club include patent writing and patent preparation. Registrants must complete the Idea Lab program before beginning Patent Lab. An early-bird discounted rate of $195 is available to advance registrants through November 30 with discount code PATENT22. 

Please Note: 

  • Masks are required for all staff, volunteers, and program participants. 
  • Class sizes will be limited to align with CDC guidelines.
  • Each participating child must be registered for the program; discounts on registering multiple children or for multiple clubs automatically apply during checkout.

Registration has closed.

STEAM Club: Let’s Bee Coders
SOLD OUT

Grades K-2, Sundays, 10-11:30 a.m., Jan. 23-Feb. 13, $99

Introduce your child to the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math through the joy of coding. Each week, participants will work in teams to create code for our much-loved Bee-Bot® programmable floor robots. Through a variety of games and challenges, your child will develop analytical thinking skills, as they problem-solve, set goals, and work collaboratively with Bee-Bots® to maneuver through mazes, produce art, and tell stories.

Please Note: 

  • Masks are required for all staff, volunteers, and program participants. 
  • Class sizes will be limited to align with CDC guidelines.
  • Each participating child must be registered for the program; discounts on registering multiple children or for multiple clubs automatically apply during checkout.

STEAM Club: The World Around Me
SOLD OUT

Grades K-2, Sundays, 10-11:30 a.m., Feb. 20-March 13, $99

Explore the wonders of the world around us as we investigate the tremendous diversity of our Earth’s natural environments together. We’ll learn how ecosystems function and what can be done to support and protect them as we discover creatures from across the far reaches of the earth, from mountain forests to ocean depths. Learn how we can protect our precious planet – it’s the only one we have!

Please Note: 

  • Masks are required for all staff, volunteers, and program participants. 
  • Class sizes will be limited to align with CDC guidelines.
  • Each participating child must be registered for the program; discounts on registering multiple children or for multiple clubs automatically apply during checkout.

Club Refund Policies

  • Registration can be cancelled or transferred with a full refund and no charge up to 14 days prior to the start of the club.  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 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.

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