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School’s Out Science Camps

When school is out…
Science Camp is IN!

NOW ENROLLING FOR SPRING BREAK & SUMMER CAMP!

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!

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Science Camp Information Sheet
2015 Science Camp Health and Permission Form

Is your little scientist too young for our Pre-K camps?
Check out our Little Learners Family Camps!

Don’t live in Metro Louisville? We may be bringing camp to YOU!
Check our current offerings!

**If you are a Dual Member and do not have your Science Center member ID – please call 502.561.6100 to book a camp to receive your member discount.**

SPRING 2015 - SCHOOL'S OUT SCIENCE CAMPS

*HALF-DAY: 9:00 A.M. – 11:30 P.M.
Drop-Off: 8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Pick-Up: 11:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

FULL-DAY: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Drop-Off: 8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Pick-Up: 4:00 P.M. –  5:00 P.M.

*Only available for April 3, April 6 – 10 and May 19 camps.

*HALF-DAY: FOR PRE K ONLY
40% FULL DAY COST WITH DISCOUNT CODE: HALFD

FULL-DAY: $40/DAY – MEMBERS
$45/DAY – NON MEMBERS

*Only available for April 3, April 6 – 10 and May 19 camps.

April 3
April 6 – 10
May 19
May 29

APRIL 3

PRE K – K: EGG-CELLENT SCIENCE
Join us for an “egg-citing” day of camp as we learn all about the egg and
perform many “egg-speriments.”

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K – 1: UNDER THE SEA
Investigate the ocean’s waves, plant life, sea shells, and the colorful
creatures that call it home!

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2 – 3: POWER OF CODING
Combine this simple programming language with your imagination to create your own interactive stories, animations and games.

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4 – 6: ART EVOLUTION
Discover how science has inspired art and art has influenced science as you experiment with a variety of artistic creations!

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SPRING BREAK CAMP: APRIL 6 - 10

PRE K – K: WATER WONDERS
Come on in, the water’s fine! Join us for a splishy, splashy week of water discovery!

April 6 | April 7 | April 8 | April 9 | April 10

K – 1: STEM LAB
Use the power of STEM to solve science problems in this hands-on STEM-rich camp!

April 6 | April 7 | April 8 | April 9 | April 10

2 – 3: BIG SCIENCE
It’s the science of all things BIG! Explore massive structures, humongous animals and solve some of nature’s colossal mysteries!

April 6 | April 7 | April 8 | April 9 | April 10

4 – 6: MARINE BIOLOGY
Squids, crabs, and sharks! We may be far from the ocean, but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore creatures of the deep from around the world in this hands-on camp.

April 6 | April 7 | April 8 | April 9 | April 10

7 – 8: EGYPTOLOGY
Unearth the secrets of the past using modern scientific techniques and uncover the mysteries of Egypt.

April 6 | April 7 | April 8 | April 9 | April 10

MAY 19

PRE K – K: TWINKLE TWINKLE
Explore the stars and design rockets to blast off into space!

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K – 1: GROSSOLOGY
Explore the disgusting side of being human and learn to love the greatness of your grossness!

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2 – 3: CASTLES AND CATAPULTS
Travel back in time and dissect the legends behind your favorite castles,
weapons, and mythical creatures!

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4 – 6: PHYSICS FEATS
Will your design change the world? Test your skills as we experiment with a few feats of physics.

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MAY 29

Summer Camp Kickoff

Join us for a day full of camp favorites as we kick off our camp season! Campers will enjoy flashy demos, science filled activities, and a theater experience.

GRADES PRE K – K
GRADES K – 1
GRADES 2 – 3
GRADES 4 – 6

SUMMER 2015 - SCHOOL'S OUT SCIENCE CAMPS

CAMP RUN-TIME: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Drop-Off: 8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Pick-Up: 4:00 P.M. –  5:00 P.M.

SUMMER PRICING:

Full-Day: $195 MEMBER, $220 NON MEMBER
Specialty Camps: $245 MEMBER, $270 NON MEMBER (denoted by ∞ symbol)
STEAM Academy: $275 MEMBER, $300 NON MEMBER

SUMMER DATES:

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
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

GRADES PRE K - K

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!

WEEK 1 | WEEK 6

Let’s Build

Encourage your little builder with tubes, cubes, blocks, and more while they discover the science and math of building.

WEEK 2 | WEEK 7

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!

WEEK 3 | WEEK 8

Superheroes 101 

Grab your cape and mask and discover what it takes to save the world as we explore all things superheroes in this adventurous camp!

WEEK 4 | WEEK 9 

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!

WEEK 5 | WEEK 10

GRADES K - 1

Goggles and Goo! 

Grab your goggles as we ooze, goop, and glop in our messiest science-filled camp!

WEEK 1 | WEEK 6

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!

WEEK 2 | WEEK 7

LEGO® Imagineers

Put your imagination to the test as you build, design, and engineer using these favorite construction tools – Legos®!

WEEK 3 | WEEK 8

Flight Zone 

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.

WEEK 4 | WEEK 9

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!

WEEK 5 | WEEK 10

GRADES 1 - 2

Monster Makers 

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.

WEEK 1 | WEEK 6

Puppetry 101 

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.

WEEK 2 | WEEK 7

Magic Tricks

Now you see it, now you don’t!  Can you unlock the science hidden behind your favorite magic tricks?

WEEK 3 | WEEK 8

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!

WEEK 4 | WEEK 9

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!

WEEK 5 | WEEK 10

GRADES 2 - 3

Prehistoric Past

Dig deep to uncover ancient dinosaurs, explore real fossils, and create your own prehistoric beast!

WEEK 1 | WEEK 6

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.

WEEK 2 | WEEK 7

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!

WEEK 3 | WEEK 8

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!

WEEK 4 | WEEK 9

LEGO® WeDo® Robotic Playground

Challenge yourself to re-engineer the ideal playground using computer programming design and LEGO® WeDo® robotics.

WEEK 5 | WEEK 10

GRADES 3 - 4

Potter’s Potions

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.

WEEK 1 | WEEK 6

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 | WEEK 7

Kaboom 

Do you like to make some noise?  Be prepared to fizz, boom, and pop in this explosive, hands-on, chemistry-filled camp.

WEEK 3 | WEEK 8

Take Aparts 

Explore the world from the inside out.  From earth to electrons, elements to eyeballs, dismantle the inner workings to discover how things truly operate.

WEEK 4 | WEEK 9

Colorful Concoctions 

Get creative as you concoct your own works of art.  Explore the science behind making your own clays, pigments, and paper!

WEEK 5 | WEEK 10

GRADES 4 - 5

LEGO® Mindstorm® Robotics 

Learn about engineering, mathematics, design, and problem solving in this hands-on LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 robotics camp.

WEEK 1 | WEEK 6

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!

WEEK 2 | WEEK 7

Candy-ology ∞

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!

WEEK 3 | WEEK 8

Cardboard Creators

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.

WEEK 4 | WEEK 9

Spy Science 

Do you accept this mission? Decode clues and create amazing spy gear to help solve our top-secret caper!

WEEK 5 | WEEK 10

GRADES 5 - 6

Forensics

Put your investigative skills to the test as you analyze fingerprints, create cast molds, and extract your own DNA!

WEEK 1 | WEEK 6

Busting Myths 

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!

WEEK 2 | WEEK 7

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.*

WEEK 3 | WEEK 8

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.

WEEK 4 | WEEK 9

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!

WEEK 5 | WEEK 10

STEAM ACADEMY: GRADES 7 - 8

Microbiology 

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.

WEEK 2

STEAM Immersion

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.

WEEK 4

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?

WEEK 6

Coders!   

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!

WEEK 8

STEAM ACADEMY: AGES 13 - 15

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.

WEEK 2

AUGUST 10

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.

GRADES PRE K – K
GRADES K – 1
GRADES 2 – 3
GRADES 4 – 6

AUGUST 11

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.

GRADES PRE K – K
GRADES K – 1
GRADES 2 – 3
GRADES 4 – 6

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