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In-Person 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. 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.

In addition, we are also offering Virtual Science Clubs.

Scholarships are available for Science Clubs through our Linny Fowler Science Inquiry Fund.

STEAM Club (K-5)

Grades K-5, Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Starting 3/3, $100

Have you ever created your own fog using dry ice? Or engineered your own rollercoaster? Have you identified fingerprints using forensics in order to catch a culprit? STEAM Club gives students in grades K-5 the chance to explore a TON of different areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), just like Leonardo da Vinci! Students will design and test their own experiments, with help from one of our professional educators, and make new friends, all while having the most fun with science!

Please Note: 

  • All other spaces and exhibits will NOT be available, due to COVID-19.   
  • Masks are required for all staff, volunteers, and program participants. 
  • Temperature checks are required for all staff, volunteers, and program participants. 
  • Classrooms will be limited to 9 students.  
  • Each participating child must be registered for the program; discounts on registering multiple children or for multiple camps automatically apply during checkout.   
  • Each student will work with their own materials at tables separated by at least 6 feet. 

Student programming a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot.FIRST® LEGO® League: Explore

Grades 2-4, Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Starting 3/4, $150

FIRST® is a not-for-profit organization that encourages kids to explore science and technology through collaboration with mentors and teammates. In the spirit of the mission and values of FIRST®, our programs focus on building self-confidence and STEM skills by providing kids with an inclusive and respectful environment.

FIRST® LEGO® League: Explore is designed for students in 2nd-4th grade. Classrooms will be limited to no more than 10 students and 1 educator.  This program is being offered continually through the 2020-2021 season in 4-week segments.  Each segment will build upon the prior knowledge of the students in that class.  

Small teams of students will investigate real-world challenges and learn about how scientists are tackling them.  After exploring the many ways science can be used to solve these problems, students build and program a motorized LEGO® model using the LEGO® WeDo 2.0 to present their findings in a virtual showcase.  This year’s theme is all about finding new ways to play and be active outdoors!  For more information please see the official FIRST® kickoff video at: https://youtu.be/BgppkHC57xM. 

Please Note: 

  • All other spaces and exhibits will NOT be available, due to COVID-19.   
  • Masks are required for all staff, volunteers, and program participants. 
  • Temperature checks are required for all staff, volunteers, and program participants. 
  • Classrooms will be limited to 10 students.  
  • Each participating child must be registered for the program; discounts on registering multiple children or for multiple camps automatically apply during checkout.   
  • Each student will work with their own materials at tables with their teammate separated by 6 feet.

FIRST® LEGO® League: Challenge

Grades 4-8, Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Starting 3/4, $175

FIRST® is a not-for-profit organization that encourages kids to explore science and technology through collaboration with mentors and teammates. In the spirit of the mission and values of FIRST®, our programs focus on building self-confidence and STEM skills by providing kids with an inclusive and respectful environment.

FIRST® LEGO® League: Challenge is designed for students in 4th-8th grade. Classrooms will be limited to no more than 8 students and 1 educator.  This program is being offered continually through the 2020-2021 season in 4-week segments.  Each segment will build upon the prior knowledge of the students in that class.  

Small teams of students will investigate real-world challenges and learn about how scientists are tackling them.  After exploring the many ways science can be used to solve these problems, students build and program a motorized LEGO® EV3 that must navigate a challenge mat while successfully completing various tasks and then virtually present their final research project to a panel of judges.  This year’s theme is all about finding new ways to play and be active outdoors!  For more information please see the official FIRST® kickoff video at: https://youtu.be/IxpXg5J5WdY. 

Please Note: 

  • All other spaces and exhibits will NOT be available, due to COVID-19.   
  • Masks are required for all staff, volunteers, and program participants. 
  • Temperature checks are required for all staff, volunteers, and program participants. 
  • Classrooms will be limited to 8 students.  
  • Each participating child must be registered for the program; discounts on registering multiple children or for multiple camps automatically apply during checkout.   
  • Each student will work with their own materials at tables with their teammate separated by 6 feet.

Club Refund Policies

  • Cancellations made 7 or more days before start date: Full refund minus $10 processing fee
  • Cancellations made less than 7 days before start date: 50 percent refund

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