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School’s Out Science Camps

Want a fun, hands-on experience for your kids? School’s Out Science Camps offer exciting educational experiences for little scientists! Join us for unique topics designed to inform, engage and entertain!

Fall/Spring Camps: Camps:

HOURS:
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Drop-off:
 8 A.M. to 9 A.M.
Pick-up: 
 4 P.M. to 5 P.M.

DATES: Listed below.

RATES:
$45 for non-members

$40 for members

*Please note there are no refunds for Camp purchases* 

 

Pre-K - K Fall/Spring Camps: Camps:

HABITAT EXPLORERS – OCTOBER 17, 2016


Sprouts – Come ready to get your hands dirty as we delve into the science of plants. We’ll find out where grass comes from and what it takes to make a flower grow. Can you dig it?

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SCIENCE THROUGH STORIES – NOVEMBER 7 & 8, 2016


Eric Carle Science – Learn about plants, animals, and so much more as we explore the science behind some of our favorite Eric Carle stories.

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November 7 | November 8

CHEMISTRY – DECEMBER 19 – 23, 2016


Cool Chemistry – Get ready to get slimed! Explore all things that ooze, bubble, and splatter as you create gak, floam, and other cool concoctions.

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December 19 | December 20 | December 21 | December 22 | December 23

BIOLOGY – DECEMBER 26 – 30, 2016


Scales and Tails – Investigate animal diversity and discover why animals eat, move, and live the way that they do!

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December 26 | December 27 | December 28 | December 29 | December 30

ANATOMY – JANUARY 2, 2017

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes – How does your body work? Find out as we explore our body from the inside out!

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CHARACTER DAY – JANUARY 16, 2017

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

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COLD SCIENCE – FEBRUARY 17, 2017

Winter Wonderland – They say no two snowflakes are alike. Join us as we discover the truth and learn all about the magical world of winter.

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SCIENCE OF THE STRANGE- FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Mysterious Monsters – There are some that slither, some that soar, and some that stomp. Discover these monstrous creatures and learn what makes them so mysterious.

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ATMOSPHERE AND AQUASPHERE- MARCH 31, 2017

Water Wonders – Come on in, the water’s fine. Join us for a splashy, splashy day of water discovery.

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PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING – APRIL 3-7, 2017


Eric Carle Science – Learn about plants, animals, and so much more as we explore the science behind some of our favorite Eric Carle stories.

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APRIL 3APRIL 4 | APRIL 5 | APRIL 6 | APRIL 7

MAKER – MAY 5, 2017

Mighty Makers – If you can dream it, you can make it. Put your engineering skills to the test as you create your own inventions.

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ART & SCIENCE – MAY 25-26, 2017

Get messy as you explore the world of art! Create artwork using everything from bubbles to spaghetti, and even toy cars!

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MAY 25 | MAY 26

Grades K - 1 Fall/Spring Camps:

CODING – SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

Lego® WeDo® Robotic Playground – Challenge yourself to reengineer the ideal playground using computer programming design, Lego® WeDo® robotics, and playground physics.

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AIR AND SPACE – OCTOBER 3 & 4, 2016


Out of this World – Fly to the Moon and back as we explore stars, constellations, and meteors.

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October 3 | October 4

HABITAT EXPLORERS – OCTOBER 17, 2016


Backyard Science – Come along as we explore the incredible world of our own backyard. Does yours have trees, grass, or rocks? Learn which bugs crawl and which fly. Explore how to make the best of a sunny or rainy day.

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SCIENCE THROUGH STORIES – NOVEMBER 7 & 8, 2016

Tall Tales – Build toppling towers and magnificent castles. There’s no tale too tall as we discover the science behind your favorite fairy tales.

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November 7 | November 8

CHEMISTRY – DECEMBER 19 – 23, 2016

Who’s ready to make a mess? Experiment with chemistry as we make super slime, fizzy rockets, and Oobleck.

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DECEMBER 19 | DECEMBER 20 | DECEMBER 21 | DECEMBER 22 | DECEMBER 23

BIOLOGY – DECEMBER 26 – 30, 2016


A Bug’s Life – Do you have what it takes to be a bug expert? Observe some of nature’s coolest critters as we explore the life of insects.

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DECEMBER 26 | DECEMBER 27 | DECEMBER 28 | DECEMBER 29 | DECEMBER 30

ANATOMY – JANUARY 2, 2017

Human Yuckology – Explore the disgusting side of being human and learn to love the greatness of grossness!

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CHARACTER DAY – JANUARY 16, 2017

Yo Ho Let’s Go – Join your favorite pirate pals in this swash buckling adventure! Make maps, sink ships, and uncover the secret pirate treasure.

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COLD SCIENCE – FEBRUARY 17, 2017

Frozen Science – Do you want to build a snowman? This icy camp is jam-packed with chilly activities. Explore the properties of ice and discover what it’s like in arctic temperatures.

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SCIENCE OF THE STRANGE- FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Science or Magic? – Now you see it, now you don’t! You won’t believe your eyes as we uncover the secrets behind your favorite magic tricks.

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ATMOSPHERE AND AQUASPHERE- MARCH 31, 2017

What lives under the sea? Investigate mysterious underwater worlds and the creatures who call it home.

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PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING – APRIL 3-7, 2017


Lego Design Challenge – Test your building skills in this construction design challenge using your favorite Legos®.

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APRIL 3 | APRIL 4 | APRIL 5 | APRIL 6 |APRIL 7

MAKER – MAY 5, 2017

Monster Makers – Monsters shouldn’t always get a negative rap! Bring to life a creature of your own as you dig into the monster world.

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ART & SCIENCE – MAY 25-26, 2017

Junkyard Band – From jugs to tubs, anything can make music with the right science behind it! See what you can create in this jam session!

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MAY 25 | MAY 26

Grades 2 - 3 Fall/Spring Camps Camps:

CODING – SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

Scratch ® Coding – Create your own story in Scratch 2.0 ® and discover how programmers use the engineering design process.

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AIR AND SPACE – OCTOBER 3 & 4, 2016

Soaring Aviation – Imagine the world from a bird’s-eye view while you discover the aerial science behind hot air balloons, rockets, and more.

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October 3 | October 4

HABITAT EXPLORERS – OCTOBER 17, 2016


Our Trees, Our World – Did you know that one of the nation’s largest urban forests is located in Louisville? Join us as we learn about the different types of forests in the world and the animals who call them home.

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SCIENCE THROUGH STORIES – NOVEMBER 7 & 8, 2016

Potter’s Potions – Crash your cart into Platform 9 ¾ and head to the castle to learn the “magic” behind your favorite wizarding world.

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November 7 | November 8

CHEMISTRY – DECEMBER 19 – 23, 2016


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

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DECEMBER 19 | DECEMBER 20 | DECEMBER 21 | DECEMBER 22 | DECEMBER 23

BIOLOGY – DECEMBER 26 – 30, 2016

Maneaters – Take a bite out of science and explore the world’s fiercest land and water animals.

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DECEMBER 26 | DECEMBER 27 | DECEMBER 28 | DECEMBER 29 | DECEMBER 30

ANATOMY – JANUARY 2, 2017

Medical Mysteries – Discover the medical advances that explain the occurrence of twins, bionic body parts, and why it’s so important for surgeons to scrub-in.

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CHARACTER DAY – JANUARY 16, 2017

Super Villain Science – Superheroes get all the recognition! Discover the high-tech genius behind the ones who cause the mayhem. Delve into the scientific secrets of a few famous super villains and see how they challenged their super-powered foes.

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COLD SCIENCE – FEBRUARY 17, 2017

Wild Arctic – Dive into the wide world of the Arctic. Explore animal habitats, freezing cold temperatures, and survival techniques. Let’s learn more about this chilling place.

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SCIENCE OF THE STRANGE- FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Big Science – It’s the science of all things BIG! Explore massive structures, humongous animals, and solve some of nature’s colossal mysteries.

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ATMOSPHERE AND AQUASPHERE- MARCH 31, 2017

Weather or Not – We’re not in Kansas anymore! Explore weather patterns of epic proportions—from hurricanes to tornadoes!

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PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING – APRIL 3-7, 2017


Engineering Extremes – Take on real-life engineering challenges that explore concepts of physics, architecture, mechanical, and structural engineering.

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APRIL 3 | APRIL 4 | APRIL 5 | APRIL 6 | APRIL 7

MAKER – MAY 5, 2017

Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle – What can you make out of something you would normally recycle? Find out as we help keep the earth clean and make items we can use.

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ART & SCIENCE – MAY 25-26, 2017

Chem-Artistry – Get creative as you concoct your own works of art. Explore the science behind making your own chalk and Play-Dough.

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MAY 25 | MAY 26

Grades 4 - 5 Fall/Spring Camps Camps:

CODING – SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

Animation and Storyboards – Design an animated story or video game using programming language and your own storyboard.

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AIR AND SPACE – OCTOBER 3 & 4, 2016

Mission to Space – Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no one has gone before.

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October 3 | October 4

HABITAT EXPLORERS – OCTOBER 17, 2016


Kentucky Unearthed – Uncover all things Kentucky as you investigate our regional flora, fauna, and amazing geological formations.

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SCIENCE THROUGH STORIES – NOVEMBER 7 & 8, 2016

Sports Science – From beginner to all–star, this camp is sure to bring your favorite storybook MVP to life. How does air pressure affect the bounce of a basketball? What is the best way to recover from an injury? Learn this and more as you suit up for this champion of camps.

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November 7 | November 8

CHEMISTRY – DECEMBER 19 – 23,  2016


Chemistry Quest – What is the difference between chemical and physical reactions? How are elements sorted? How can you create art using chemistry? Find out the answers to these questions and you uncover all things chemistry.

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DECEMBER 19 | DECEMBER 20 | DECEMBER 21 | DECEMBER 22 | DECEMBER 23

BIOLOGY – DECEMBER 26 – 30, 2016

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.

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DECEMBER 26 | DECEMBER 27 | DECEMBER 28 | DECEMBER 29 | DECEMBER 30

ANATOMY – JANUARY 2, 2017

Forensics – Put your investigative skills to the test as you try your hand at blood-typing, forensic anthropology, and extracting your own DNA!

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CHARACTER DAY – JANUARY 16, 2017

Zombies – Would you survive a zombie attack? Take a bite out of Hollywood’s favorite craze as you investigate what could really happen and create your own Zombie Survival Guide!

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COLD SCIENCE – FEBRUARY 17, 2017

Polar Adventures – Explore the wintry properties of weather, animals that love the cold, and their arctic habitats.

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SCIENCE OF THE STRANGE- FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Weird Science – Uncover science’s greatest mysteries! From dragons to aliens…who knew real science could be so bizarre?

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ATMOSPHERE AND AQUASPHERE- MARCH 31, 2017

Wetlands – Uncover the rich diversity of ecosystems in lakes, streams, ponds, and rivers.

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PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING – APRIL 3-7, 2017

Amusement Park Physics – With zooming coasters and whirling wheels, investigate the physics behind your favorite amusement park ride.

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APRIL 3 | APRIL 4 | APRIL 5 | APRIL 6 | APRIL 7

MAKER – MAY 5, 2017

Maker Unplugged – If you think it, make it. Explore the maker movement with the use of tools and new technologies such as 3D printers. Experience engineering and innovation while learning how to create and tinker with everyday objects and fabricate a maker craft of your own design.

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ART & SCIENCE – MAY 25-26, 2017

Cardboard Creators – It’s the ultimate test of your creative prowess. Push your architectural skills to the limit by creating a variety of cardboard feats and explore the mechanics and design behind cardboard artistry.

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MAY 25 | MAY 26

Grades 6 - 8 Fall/Spring Camps Camps:

CHEMISTRY – DECEMBER 19 – 23, 2016


Cooking with Chemistry – Step into the kitchen with us and learn how important chemistry and mathematics are as we explore the art of cooking.

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DECEMBER 19 | DECEMBER 20 | DECEMBER 21 | DECEMBER 22 | DECEMBER 23

BIOLOGY – DECEMBER 26 – 30, 2016


Microbiology – Who is Patient Zero? Investigate the world from a microscopic perspective.  Are you prepared for an epidemic? Find out as you solve an outbreak by searching for Patient Zero and identify the responsible microbe.

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DECEMBER 26 | DECEMBER 27 | DECEMBER 28 | DECEMBER 29 | DECEMBER 30

PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING – APRIL 3-7, 2017

DaVinci’s Great Mind – Join us as we learn all about Leonardo DaVinci. Explore some of his inventions, art, and even take a look at how he made some of his discoveries about the human body.

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APRIL 3 | APRIL 4 | APRIL 5 | APRIL 6 | APRIL 7