H/STEAM Team Specialty Programs

STEAM Team Specialty Programs

STEAM Team Specialty Outreach Programs provide teachers and students with unique access to the Science Center’s interactive healthcare exhibits, SynDaver and The MEGA Brain. These programs allow students to take a deep dive into the anatomy and functions of the body in fun and engaging ways.

SynDaver (Synthetic Cadaver) 

Presented by Highmark Blue Shield

Cyndi, our SynDaver (synthetic cadaver), and our knowledgeable staff will help to answer your questions about the human body, how it works, and how to keep it healthy. SynDaver features complete and functional muscular, skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems – all made from materials that look, feel, and respond just like live tissue. These hour-long experiences explore different systems of the body through a series of experiments and dissections. 

SynDaver Pricing

  • Base Program: $750
  • Additional Program: $225

Choose from one of the following themes: 

  • Digestive System Lab 
  • Cardiopulmonary Lab 

Add on a dissection (additional hour needed): 

  • Dissection: $100 per class 

Please Note: A travel fee will be applied for programs held at locations more than 50 miles round trip from Da Vinci Science Center.  

What we do: 

Participants will view our SynDaver up close as they explore the look, feel, and location of features within the human body! Students then rotate through a series of hands on stations where they’ll diagnose patients, observe real organs, and learn about the functions of major body systems.  

Cyndi the SynDaver is presented by Highmark Blue Shield. 

Reserve a SynDaver Program

The MEGA Brain 

Presented by St. Luke’s University Health Network

STEAM Team educators travel with The MEGA Brain to events across the Lehigh Valley and deliver hands-on science programs for curious minds of all ages. This 12-foot walkthrough inflatable brain is sure to add some unforgettable neuroscience to any event. Book an event for your school, scout or youth group, or community organization.  

 What we do: 

Participants enter through the frontal lobe, which is responsible for personality and higher cognitive functions, and exit through the cerebellum, the portion of the brain that controls balance and coordination. Along the way, they learn about: 

  • Stroke, addiction, and other common brain conditions 
  • How to keep your brain healthy 
  • The latest medical treatments for brain trauma and disease 

 Participants will also explore hands-on animal brain dissections led by STEAM Team educators. 

The MEGA Brain Pricing

  • Base Program: $750 (2 hours)  
  • Additional Hours: $100 

Travel restrictions apply. 

The MEGA Brain is presented by St. Luke’s University Health Network. 

Reserve a MEGA Brain Program

Make a Reservation

Call: 610-841-1391

  • We do our best to accommodate all requests. However, we recommend booking at least one month in advance to ensure program availability.
  • Outreach educators will arrive:
    15-20 minutes prior to designated program start time for Classroom Programs.
    One hour prior to designated program start time for Science Shows.
    30-60 minutes prior to designated program start time for Community Programs and Science Celebrations.
  • Please remember to allow time for clean up when booking.
  • Billing through PayPal is available upon request.
  • Purchase orders are acceptable in advance only and will not be accepted on the day of the program.
  • Final payments are not accepted on the day of the program.
  • All final payments should be made two weeks in advance of the first program date.
  • Make all checks payable to Da Vinci Science Center
  • Mail Payments to :

Guest Experience
3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass
Allentown, PA 18103

A travel fee will be applied to all programs held at locations more than 50 miles round trip from the Da Vinci Science Center.

  • 51-75 miles round trip: $50
  • 76-100 miles round trip: $75
  • 101-125 miles round trip: $100
  • Rates vary for programs farther than 125 miles round trip.
  • Travel restrictions apply for The Mega Brain programs.
  • Please call us immediately if you need to reschedule.  We will make every effort to accommodate your request.  If you need to cancel your program, please contact us at least two weeks in advance.  A $25 processing fee may be applied for rescheduling or cancelling a program.
  • Delivery of programs is weather dependent. Weather-related cancellations can be rescheduled to a new date within the current school year with no penalty. Weather-related cancellations that are not rescheduled to a new date within the same school year will be refunded. 

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