A Day at Camp - Kentucky Science Center
Kentucky Science Center is open 7 days a week, 9:30AM - 5PM. Advance tickets are recommended. Masks are required for all guests ages 2 and over.

A Day at Camp

A Day at Camp


Daily Schedule:
PreK- K K-8th grade
8:00 – 9:00 Registration/Drop off 8:00 – 9:00 Registration/Drop off
9:00 – 10:00 Classroom Activities 9:00 – 10:00 Classroom Activities
10:00 – 11:00 Exhibit Exploration 10:00 – 11:00 Exhibit Exploration
11:15 – 11:40 Lunch 11:15 – 11:40 Lunch
11:40 – 12:30 Rest Time 11:40 – 12:10 Recess/Demonstration
12:30 – 1:30 Classroom Activities 12:00 – 1:00 Classroom Activities
1:30 – 2:00 Recess 1:00 – 2:00 Exhibit Exploration
2:00 – 3:00 Classroom Activities/ Exhibit Exploration 2:00 – 3:00 Classroom Activities
3:00 – 4:00 Classroom Activities 3:00 – 4:00 Classroom Activities
4:00 – 5:00 Check out 4:00 – 5:00 Check out



Campers will have the opportunity everyday to enjoy 4 engaging activities in their classroom, 2 hours of time in the Kentucky Science Center exhibits, recess, a half hour for lunch, and Pre-K campers will have a rest period.



Arrival is from 8:00 – 9:00AM each day. On Monday morning please walk your camper to the main entrance of the Science Center. The registration process will take place in our main lobby.

We do have a supervised drop off service on Main Street on Tuesday- Friday of each Summer Camp week. Please follow the directions of our camp staff located outside the main entrance.

If you arrive after 9:00AM, walk your camper to the main entrance and check in with our front desk staff. Parents are expected to stay with their camper until a camp staff member arrives.



Pick-up is from 4:00 – 5:00PM each day. Two pick-up locations are available depending on where your camper’s classroom is located:

  • Science Education Wing – Pick-up for grades Pre-K, K-1 and 1-2 campers unless otherwise noted. Entrance located at 745 W. Main Street, immediately adjacent to the Kentucky Science Center.
  • Main Lobby at the bottom of the stairs by the Pendulum – Pick-up for all other grades.

A PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please make sure that anyone permitted to pick up your camper is listed on their health and permission form. Permitted pick-up contacts need to include camper parents/guardians.

If you plan on picking up your camper early, please let camp staff know at drop off. When you arrive, please check in with the front desk staff and tell them you are here for an early camp pick up. Allow 15-20 minutes for an early pick up. Early pick up ends at 3:45 P.M.to allow staff to prepare for a safe, secure pick up beginning at 4:00 P.M.

Note: If your child is not picked up by 5:00 P.M. an additional fee of $1 per minute after 5:00 PM will be applied.



The Science Center lot is located at Washington Street and Eighth Street. Please take a ticket upon arrival into the lot. There is a 30-minute grace period for the parking lot to bring your campers in to registration or pick up in afternoon. Beyond the 30-minute grace period you will be asked to pay.


  • A new camp t-shirt will be available every Monday during registration.
  • Each camper should bring a water bottle. Labeling water bottles with names can be helpful.
  • Each camper should bring a snack for both the morning and afternoon snack time. Labeling snacks can be helpful. Snacks are NOT provided by the Science Center. We are unable to allow the sharing of snacks, even with siblings so please pack lunches accordingly.
  • Each camper should bring a lunch. The Science Center does NOT provide lunch for campers, nor do we take the campers to Subway. We are unable to refrigerate or heat lunches and snacks. We ask that you be considerate of any common food allergies other campers and staff may have. Not all camps will eat lunch at the same time. We ask that each camper stay at their designated table for lunch.
  • For the safety and security of your camper, we recommend that you do not take your camper offsite for lunch.
  • Comfortable closed-toed shoes are highly recommended as the campers will be participating in daily experiments and walking throughout the science center each day.
  • In accordance with state guidelines, masks will be recommended for our campers but not required. Please note that any campers and staff who would still like to wear a mask are encouraged to do so.



We are requesting that your student leave any personal items (backpacks, purses, stuffed animals, blankets, toys, electronic games, etc.) at home.

We ask that your camper keep all electronic devices put away during the day, including during check-in and check-out. If your camper cannot keep their device put away, we reserve the right to hold onto the device until parents arrive for check out.

Kentucky Science Center does not allow campers to chew gum on the premises.


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