School’s Out Science Camps
When school is out…
Science Camp is IN!
Want a fun, hands-on experience for your kids? School’s Out Science Camps offer exciting educational experiences for children in grades Pre K-10! Join us for unique topics designed to inform, engage and entertain!
|Louisville Summer Camps:
Kentucky Science Center offers 10 full-weeks of summer camp fun! From Lego engineering to the science of candy, our camps are designed to meet the interests and educational goals of all our campers. Click the above link, or the links below, for more details and registration information.
|Fayette County Summer Camps:
Join us for 2 full-weeks of science excitement at Lexington’s STEAM Academy. Click the link above for more details and registration information.
|Bowling Green Summer Camps:
Kentucky Science Center will be hosting camp a week-long camp at Western Kentucky University that is sure to excite! Click the link above for details & registration.
Is your little scientist too young for our Pre-K camps?
Check out our Little Learners Family Camps!
Week 1: June 1-5
Week 2: June 8-12
Week 3: June 15-19
Week 4: June 22-26
Week 5: June 29-July 3
Monday – Friday
9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Full-Day: $195 MEMBER,
$220 NON MEMBER
Specialty Camps: $245 MEMBER,
$270 NON MEMBER (∞ symbol)
STEAM Academy: $275 MEMBER,
$300 NON MEMBER
Kentucky Science Center
727 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Week 6: July 6-10
Week 7: July 13-17
Week 8: July 20-24
Week 9: July 27-31
Week 10: August 3-7
Drop-Off: 8 A.M. – 9 A.M.
Pick-Up: 4 P.M. – 5 P.M.
I Like To Move It, Move It
Get on up and get groovin’ to the music all around you. Listen to Mother Nature rockin’ out with tunes from animals to plants – even water! ($195/member, $220/non-member)
Encourage your little builder with tubes, cubes, blocks, and more while they discover the science and math of building. ($195/member, $220/non-member)
Sensory Explorers ∞
Join us as we use sensory play to naturally encourage your camper to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate, and explore. Each day will focus on a variety of sensory experiences to help them develop cognitively, linguistically, and creatively. Campers will even bring home a recipe book at the end of the week to continue their hands-on sensory experiences at home! (Speciality Camp- $245/member, $270/non-member)
Grab your cape and mask and discover what it takes to save the world as we explore all things superheroes in this adventurous camp! ($195/member, $220/non-member)
Open Book Discovery
From Carle to Seuss and everyone in between, each day we’ll study the storytellers who’ve created the wonderful tales we know and love! ($195/member, $220/non-member)
Goggles and Goo!
Grab your goggles as we ooze, goop, and glop in our messiest science-filled camp! ($195/member, $220/non-member)
Yo Ho, Let’s Go!
Join your favorite pirate pals in this swash buckling Neverland Adventure! Make maps, sink ships, and uncover the secret pirate treasure! ($195/member, $220/non-member)
Put your imagination to the test as you build, design, and engineer using these favorite construction tools – Legos®! ($195/member, $220/non-member)
Imagine the world from a bird’s eye view as you discover the aerial science behind hot air balloons, rockets, airplanes, and more. Put on those aviator wings as your own designs take flight. ($195/member, $220/non-member)
When I Grow Up ∞
No sense in waiting – Test out the coolest jobs in the grownup world as you meet some amazing professionals like zoologists, artists, puppeteers, firemen, and even paleontologists! Step into their shoes and shadow their jobs to uncover what makes these careers the best around and discover how you can join their ranks! (Speciality Camp- $245/member, $270/non-member)
Monsters shouldn’t always get a negative rap! Use science to shed light on what makes them smell, stomp, and growl. Bring to life a creature of your own as you dig into the monster world. ($195/member, $220/non-member)
Experiment with movement, engineering, and design! Explore puppetry through body movements, shadows, and simple machines found in nature to create a puppet showcase of your own.
Now you see it, now you don’t! Can you unlock the science hidden behind your favorite magic tricks?
Adventures in Goldie Blox ® ∞
Time to empower our creative girls! Day-by-day we’ll journey with GoldieBlox® and learn strategies for mechanical engineering. Supporting concepts and real-world applications will be explored as we solve problems through engineering and design. Even take home your own set of GoldieBlox® to continue the creativity at home!
LEGO® Star Wars
A long time ago in a Science Center not far from you….Become a LEGO® Jedi master and build your own galactic creations to save the universe!
Dig deep to uncover ancient dinosaurs, explore real fossils, and create your own prehistoric beast!
Super Villain Science
Superheroes get all the fame! Discover the high-tech genius behind those that cause mayhem! Delve into the scientific secrets of a few famous super villains and see how they challenge their super powered foes.
Wild Animal Science ∞
From big bugs to reptiles, get up-close and personal with some of our favorite critters that call the Science Center home. Meet a variety of animal husbandry professionals and discover how you can get involved in animal conservation locally and globally. Don’t forget the best part – we’ll be visiting the Louisville Zoo for even more hands-on animal fun and career exploration!
Angry Bird Engineers
While you’re catapulting those angry birds at those annoying piggies, keep in mind that there’s science behind that screen! Explore the physics, engineering, and programming behind your favorite video game!
LEGO® WeDo® Robotic Playground
Challenge yourself to re-engineer the ideal playground using computer programming design and LEGO® WeDo® robotics.
Crash your cart into the Platform 9 ¾ wall as you head to the castle to learn the “magic” behind our favorite wizard world. From Potions to Herbology, test your skills and earn house points competing in the Wizarding Science Cup.
MineCraft® 101 ∞
Get a look inside everyone’s favorite game. Explore engineering, program with redstone, and learn tips and tricks about in-game architecture. Play collaboratively in a map of Louisville and take a copy of the world home to play with your friends!*Please note, campers are required to have a Minecraft® Login and Password before the start of the camp and will need to bring a USB Drive to take home their work.*
WEEK 2 – SOLD OUT | WEEK 7 – SOLD OUT | WEEK 9
Do you like to make some noise? Be prepared to fizz, boom, and pop in this explosive, hands-on, chemistry-filled camp.
Explore the world from the inside out. From earth to electrons, elements to eyeballs, dismantle the inner workings to discover how things truly operate.
Get creative as you concoct your own works of art. Explore the science behind making your own clays, pigments, and paper!
LEGO® Mindstorm® Robotics
Learn about engineering, mathematics, design, and problem solving in this hands-on LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 robotics camp.
Inside the Lab
Take a look behind the beakers as you master our favorite labs and research techniques. Each day we’ll explore one of our favorite hands-on labs where you’ll learn how to track diseases, prepare a few Non-Newtonian solutions and even defy gravity!
Willy Wonka doesn’t get to have all the fun! Get hands-on with the gooey, sticky, and delicious side of science! Experiment with a variety of your favorite candies and try your hand at making your own amazing edible creations! We’ll even tour one of the oldest local candy factories in the area and get to meet some local candy confectioners!
In the ultimate test of engineering prowess, push your architectural skills to the limit by creating a variety of cardboard feats and explore the mechanics and design behind cardboard artistry.
Do you accept this mission? Decode clues and create amazing spy gear to help solve our top-secret caper!
Put your investigative skills to the test as you analyze fingerprints, create cast molds, and extract your own DNA!
You have heard them all, but do you really believe all those myths? Can you break into a building with antacids? Can you really walk on eggshells? Are there more germs on your toothbrush than in your toilet? Challenge each myth to see if they can be BUSTED!
LEGO® Mindstorms NXT Advanced
Designed for our LEGO Mindstorms NXT pros! Take a deeper dive into the world of robotics and coding in this elevated version of our LEGO Mindstorms camp.*Please note students must be familiar with basic LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0.*
Mission to Space
These are the voyages of the Mission to Space summer campers! Your five-day mission is to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where no one has gone before. Campers will also complete the “Rendezvous with a Comet” Mission at the Challenger Learning Center – Louisville.
Mysteries of the Museum
Since our building opened in the late 1800s, there have been plenty of mysteries inside our walls. Apply science to unlock the myths and secrets found in museums from all around the world!
Who is Patient Zero? Investigate the world from a microscopic perspective as you step into our BioLab. Are we prepared for the next epidemic? Find out as you solve an outbreak by searching for patient zero and identify the responsible microbe.
Our science immersion program is designed to give middle school students a behind the scenes look at what it means to work in a STEAM field. Each day, students will focus on a particular area or career. They will visit labs, interact with professionals and discover what it takes to pursue a STEAM career.
Journey Through the Cosmos
Uncover the universe and worlds unseen with a scientific exploration of black holes, space-time coordinates, solar flares, and galactic collisions. Expand your horizons with behind the scenes stories of the heroic scientists on their quest of discovering the unknown. Will your story be next?
Hello World! Want to try your hand at computer lingo? Dive into a variety of practical applications using coding: game development, 3D modeling, robotics, and more! No need to be tech-savvy—just clever and willing to take on a challenge. We’ll guide you through the problem-solving & design techniques necessary for line-by-line success!
STEAM Leadership and Collaborative Skill Building – 21st Century Skills
Using 21st Century Skills High School students will explore a variety of institutions along Museum Row to research careers, practice project management, and develop the tools necessary to work collaboratively with peers. The team building and leadership aspects of this program introduces students to what it means to excel in STEAM fields, while becoming responsible and engaged citizens capable of working well in groups. Through age-appropriate activities, talks, and discussions, students will learn how flourish in these careers.
Summer Camp Closeout
Join us for a day full of camp favorites as we say goodbye our summer camp season! Campers will enjoy flashy demos, science filled activities, and a theater experience.