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Science Central recognizes that our Mission to be a regional resource that provides inspiring and fun hands-on science education for all people of all ages is as important as your health and safety.

As we begin making plans, with the goal of being able to reopen soon, Science Central is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff and our visitors, even as we navigate through this challenging time.

Upon reopening we would hope that your families and friends see us as a safe and engaging venue of informal science education. Let’s all use the best defense we have, knowledge. Let’s remember that the COVID-19 virus is still with us and just as concerning as before the state put into place a measured return to a ‘new’ normal. Join with us in fighting this international crisis.

We encourage our community to be aware of your behavior, be safe in your interactions and know what your choices are before engaging. Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Continue to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Clean and then disinfect frequently used surfaces
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Avoid touching your face

Learn more about staying safe and healthy at cdc.gov/covid19

Science Cenral Staff

UPDATE 5/18/2020:  Onsite Summer STEM Camps from June 8th through June 28th have been canceled, but we are offering new activities. These will include science kits you can do at home as well as live interaction with Science Central educators. If you are registered for any of these programs you will be contacted soon!

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Updated 5/8/2020.


SUMMER STEM CAMPS and COVID-19

UPDATE 5/18/2020:
Summer STEM Camps From June 8th through June 28th have been canceled. If you are registered for any of these programs you will be contacted soon!

In order to assure the health and safety of our campers and staff, we have limited our registrations, resulting in some camps reaching this new lower capacity.  We intend to proceed with camps at this time while adhering to any current or future governmental guidelines.  We look forward to welcoming you back into our building safely!


Summer STEM Camp 2020

Channel your child's inner astronaut, doctor, architect, scientist, engineer or detective at Science Central's popular Summer Camps! Help stop "summer brain drain," and keep your child engaged and involved in learning when you enroll them in one of our many summer camp offerings. There are a wide variety of subjects to interest your child, and you'll find Science Central Summer Camps are some of the most affordable camps around! group3gogglesmentos
Camps start the week of Monday, June 10, and continue through the week of Friday, August 9, 2019 (No camps July 1-5 and July 8-12).

Check out everything we have to offer this year:

Special Notes:

  • Walk-ins will not be permitted on the day of the event.
  • Must provide lunch for all day campers.
  • Registration deadline is 10 a.m., 7 days BEFORE each full week of camp.

Full Day STEM Camps 

At Science Central, we’ve got summer camp fun tailored to fit your schedule!

Each single day camp is a stand-alone event; you can register for just a day, or your child can enjoy a full week! You’ll have flexibility to schedule family appointments and vacations, while keeping your child learning throughout the summer.

Camp Information:

  •  Ages: 5-11 years old
  •  Time: Check-in (8:30 - 9 a.m.), Program (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  •  Cost per day: $30/Non-Member, $25/Deluxe Member

summerOutJune 8-12 Summer Sampler Platter No longer available for registrations

Get your summer off to a great start with a variety of science topics!

rocks2Monday, June 8
Dig It! Full

Become an honorary geologist and dig into rocks and minerals!

Art in the Cosmos1Tuesday, June 9
To the Stars! Full

Traverse the galaxy and explore the planets in our system and beyond!

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Water, Water Everywhere
Full

Dive under the sea to investigate fish, sharks, and more! How can bugs walk on water? Jump in and find out!

AnatomyThursday, June 11 Science of Sports
Full

Test how biology and physics contribute to making a great athlete while we play sports and games to get our bodies moving!

thingsBoomFriday, June 12
Fizzes and Booms
Full

Cook up some bubble trouble! This camp is the messy kid’s dream. Learn why some concoctions bubble and others go boom!

 

 

a potionJune 15-19
The Science in Sci-Fi

Bring your favorite characters from fiction and fantasy to life! Join the Avengers in investigating the science behind superpowers. Examine germs and DNA while we explore a zombie outbreak, help Harry, Ron and Hermione brew magical potions, and even master the Force! 

 

DangerNoticeJune 22-26
Don’t Try This At Home!

Join us at Science Central and dive into the heart-stopping side of science! Play with fire and extreme cold, see what it’s like to be inside a bubble, create messy concoctions, and drop things from great heights! All this and more explosive fun awaits!

 

 

Mythbuster skyscraperJuly 13-17
Mythbusters

Have you ever wondered (but been too scared to test) what happens when you eat PopRocks and Coke? What would happen if you dropped a penny from a skyscraper? Join the next generation of Mythbusters as you blow apart urban legends and popular beliefs. Use science to test out myths and decide: are they plausible or BUSTED?

 


Into the wild KingSJuly 20-24 
It’s Wild!

Observe creatures that crawl, swim, fly, or creep! If you like animals and/or bugs, then this is the camp for you!

 

 

Archae and PaleoJuly 27 - 31
Science of the Past

Dig into archaeology and paleontology! Examine ancient civilizations like Egyptians and Native Americans. Then unearth some Jurassic dinosaurs!

 

 

a potionAug. 3-7
The Science in Sci-Fi (REPEAT)

Bring your favorite characters from fiction and fantasy to life! Join the Avengers in investigating the science behind superpowers. Examine germs and DNA while we explore a zombie outbreak, help Harry, Ron and Hermione brew magical potions, and even master the Force! (This is a repeat camp from earlier.)

 

 

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Full Day, Week-Long Tech Camps

  • Time: Check-in (8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.), Program (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Cost per week: $150/Non-Member, $135/Deluxe Member

Engineering TechJune 22-26
Engineering Tech
Ages 10-13

Explore engineering with the use of technology! Use technology to advance the physical creations you’ll build. Then, complete challenges with your creations and by the end of the week, become master engineers!

 

3DprinterJuly 20-24 No longer available for registrations
S.T.E.A.M. Tech
Ages 10-13

Dive into the artistic side of science and technology! Use your imagination and creativity and delve into the science behind film making, explore 3D technology, and create movies and 3D objects to entertain and delight! Notes: Bring a USB flash drive if you want to save your work.

 

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Half Day, Week-Long Tech Camps

  • Ages 6-13 (varies by camp)
  • Cost for the week: $125/Non-Members, $115/Deluxe Members
  • Morning Session: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Afternoon Session: 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Junior LEGO Robotics JuneJune 8-12 Morning Session
Junior LEGO Robotics
Ages 6-8

In this junior version of our popular LEGO robotics camp, you will learn basic computer programming to teach your robot to sing, dance, navigate a maze, and more! The last day of camp includes an epic sumo wrestling battle! Note: Campers do not get to keep the robot.

 

LegoIntroJune 8-12 Afternoon Session
a LEGO Boy and BotCropIntroduction to LEGO Robotics
Ages 8-11 

Using basic principles of engineering and computer programming, campers will design, build, and program a robot to perform different tasks. The last day of camp includes an epic sumo wrestling battle! Note: Campers do not get to keep the robot.

 

Intro to Gaming 6 8June 15-19 Morning Session
Introduction to Gaming
Ages 6-8 

Create your own animated video and computer games. Construct characters and stories as you progress from learning the drag-and-drop programming method to writing your own commands. At the end of the week, you may save your programs to continue at home and to show your friends! Note: Bring ear buds if you would like to cut down on outside noise, and a USB flash drive if you want to save your program.

Intro to Gaming 8 11June 15-19 Afternoon Session
Introduction to Gaming
Ages 8-11 

Create your own animated video and computer games. Construct characters and stories as you progress from learning the drag-and-drop programming method to writing your own commands. At the end of the week, you may save your games to continue at home and to show your friends! Note: Bring ear buds if you would like to cut down on outside noise, and a USB flash drive if you want to save your games.

Junior LEGO Robotics JulyJuly 13-17 Morning Session
Junior LEGO Robotics
Ages 6-8 

In this junior version of our popular LEGO robotics camp, you will learn basic computer programming to teach your robot to sing, dance, navigate a maze, and more! The last day of camp includes an epic sumo wrestling battle! Note: Campers do not get to keep the robot.

 

EV3Lego 8 11July 13-17 Afternoon Session
Introduction to EV3 LEGO
Ages 8-11 

Using basic principles of engineering, computer programming, and the newest LEGO robotics technology, you will design, build, and program an EV3 robot to perform different tasks. The last day of camp includes an epic sumo wrestling battle! Note: Campers do not get to keep the robot.

 

campgogglesJuly 27 - 31 Morning Session
Half-Pint Science Sampler!
Pre-K (Ages 3-5)  

Campers will explore the different sides of science in a hands on way. Campers will experience everyday science from observing animal habitats to having fun with the science of water.

 

Intro to EV3 LEGO 6 8July 27 - 31 Afternoon Session
Introduction to EV3 LEGO
Ages 6-8 

Using basic principles of engineering, computer programming, and the newest LEGO robotics technology, you will design, build, and program an EV3 robot to perform different tasks. The last day of camp includes an epic sumo wrestling battle. Note: Campers do not get to keep the robot.

 

a Computer ProgrammingAug. 5-9 Morning Session
Junior Computer Programmer
Ages 8-13 

Dissect a computer and explore the hardware that makes advanced computer technology possible. Then delve into the software side and uncover language through writing your own codes!

 

 

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