School's Out Science Camps - Kentucky Science Center
Programs & Camps

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!

Filter Camps by Grade Level

Click one or more grade levels to filter the camp list below. Note: Camps are based on the grade your child will be entering in the fall.

Pre-K to K

Grade K-1

Grade 1-2

Grade 2-3

Grade 3-4

Grade 4-5

Grade 5-6

Grade 7-8

Grade 9-10

Fall 2017 Camp Dates

October 6, 9, and 10, 2017
October 13, 16, 17, 19, and 20, 2017

Winter 2017-2018 Camp Dates

December 18 – 22, 2017
December 26 – 29, 2017
January 1 and 2, 2018
January 12 and 15, 2018
February 16 and 19, 2018

Camp Hours

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday — Friday
Drop-off: 8:00 AM — 9:00 AM
Pick-up: 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Camp Resources

2017 Summer Camp Guide
Science Camp FAQs
Summer Camp Information
Health and Permission Form

Note: There are no refunds for camp purchases.

Pre-K to K:

Machine Madness

Explore simple machines, gadgets and gizmos and uncover how they're designed to help our daily life.
December 18-22

Explore simple machines, gadgets and gizmos and uncover how they’re designed to help our daily life.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Build It Up

Encourage your little builder with tubes, cubes, blocks and more!
December 26-29

Encourage your little builder with tubes, cubes, blocks and more!

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Twinkle Little Star

Jump into the boots of an astronaut as you complete tasks using astronaut gear!
January 1-2

Jump into the boots of an astronaut as you complete tasks using astronaut gear!

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Cool as a Cucumber

No two snowflakes are alike. Join us as we discover the truth and learn all about the magical world of winter.
January 15

No two snowflakes are alike. Join us as we discover the truth and learn all about the magical world of winter.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Open Book Discovery

Learn about plants, animals and so much more as we explore the science behind our favorite stories!
February 16 • February 19

Learn about plants, animals and so much more as we explore th science behind our favorite stories!

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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I Like To Move It Move It

Get on up and get groovin' to the music all around you. Listen to Mother Nature rock out with tunes from animals, plants, and even water!
April 2-6

Get on up and get groovin’ to the music all around you. Listen to Mother Nature rock out with tunes from animals, plants, and even water!

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Have You Herd?

Discover how creatures big and small communicate within their natural environments.
May 4

Discover how creatures big and small communicate within their natural environments.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Sprouts

Let's go outside and investigate the hidden secrets of the world around us! You become a naturalist as you explore rocks, trees, plants, and water.
May 25

Let’s go outside and investigate the hidden secrets of the world around us! You become a naturalist as you explore rocks, trees, plants, and water.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Grade K-1:

Tinkering with Science

Take on real-life challenges that explore concepts in physics, architecture, and engineering.
Dec 18 • Dec 19 • Dec 20 • Dec 21 • Dec 22

Take on real-life challenges that explore concepts in physics, architecture, and engineering.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Lego Engineers

Design, construct, create! Develop engineering skills while building with everyone’s favorite classic construction tools: Legos.
Dec 26 • Dec 27 • Dec 28 • Dec 29

Design, construct, create! Develop engineering skills while building with everyone’s favorite classic construction tools: Legos.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Flight Zone

Test out your rocket design skills and explore the styles made for space travel.
Jan 1 • Jan 2

Test out your rocket design skills and explore the styles made for space travel.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Frozen Science

Do you want to build a snowman? Explore the snowy science behind your favorite frozen film.
Jan 15

Do you want to build a snowman? Explore the snowy science behind your favorite frozen film.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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A Pirate’s Life for Me

Welcome to Pirating 101! Prepare for a life on the high seas by learning the essential skills: how to engineer your own cannon, sink a ship, and create your own treasure map!
Feb 16 • Feb 19

Welcome to Pirating 101! Prepare for a life on the high seas by learning the essential skills: how to engineer your own cannon, sink a ship, and create your own treasure map!

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Grossology

Explore some of the ickier parts of science as we learn all about the human body. Discover why blood and boogers are necessary to life!
Apr 2 • Apr 3 • Apr 4 • Apr 5 • Apr 6

Explore some of the ickier parts of science as we learn all about the human body. Discover why blood and boogers are necessary to life!

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Fun on the Farm

Farming can be fun! Learn about the many different plants and animals that call the farm home!
May 4

Farming can be fun! Learn about the many different plants and animals that call the farm home!

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Backyard Science

Your own backyard holds an incredible hidden world! Does yours have trees, grass, or rocks; do the bugs in your backyard hop, crawl, or fly?
May 25

Your own backyard holds an incredible hidden world! Does yours have trees, grass, or rocks; do the bugs in your backyard hop, crawl, or fly?

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Grade 1-2:

No camps available for this group at this time.

Grade 2-3:

Castles and Catapults

Investigate engineering and architecture by building bridges, castles, and catapults.
Dec 18 • Dec 19 • Dec 20 • Dec 21 • Dec 22

Investigate engineering and architecture by building bridges, castles, and catapults.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Aviation Academy

Imagine the world from a bird's-eye view! Learn about the aerial science that powers hot air balloons, rockets, and more.
Dec 26 • Dec 27 • Dec 28 • Dec 29

Imagine the world from a bird’s-eye view! Learn about the aerial science that powers hot air balloons, rockets, and more.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Mission to Space

This camp is out of this world! Fly to the moon and back, exploring stars, constellations, and meteors along the way.
Jan 1 • Jan 2

This camp is out of this world! Fly to the moon and back, exploring stars, constellations, and meteors along the way.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Survivor Science

Dive into the alien world of the Arctic. Discover unfamiliar animal habitats, freezing cold temperatures, and vital survival techniques.
Jan 15

Dive into the alien world of the Arctic. Discover unfamiliar animal habitats, freezing cold temperatures, and vital survival techniques.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Super Villian Science

Grab your capes and your dastardly plans! Superheroes get all the fame, but in this camp we uncover the high-tech genius behind those who cause mayhem.
Feb 16 • Feb 19

Grab your capes and your dastardly plans! Superheroes get all the fame, but in this camp we uncover the high-tech genius behind those who cause mayhem.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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To the Limit

Discover how your own body is pushed to the limit every day: this camp puts your mind and body to the test!
Apr 2 • Apr 3 • Apr 4 • Apr 5 • Apr 6

Discover how your own body is pushed to the limit every day: this camp puts your mind and body to the test!

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Maneaters

Take a bite out of science alongside the world's fiercest land and water animals from around the world. Learn about their characteristics, and why they’re considered “scary”!
May 4

Take a bite out of science alongside the world’s fiercest land and water animals from around the world. Learn about their characteristics, and why they’re considered “scary”!

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Our Trees, Our World

Did you know that one of the nation's largest urban forests is located right here in Louisville? Join us as we learn about the different types of forests in the world and the animals who call them home.
May 25

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

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Grade 3-4:

No camps available for this group at this time.

Grade 4-5:

Inventor’s Lab

Discover the ideas that sparked some of today’s technological advances, and try your hand at designing something new!
Dec 18 • Dec 19 • Dec 20 • Dec 21 • Dec 22

Discover the ideas that sparked some of today’s technological advances, and try your hand at designing something new!

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Cardboard Creators

It's the ultimate test of your creativity! Use engineering knowledge and your creativity to create a world of cardboard constructions.
Dec 26 • Dec 27 • Dec 28 • Dec 29

It’s the ultimate test of your creativity! Use engineering knowledge and your creativity to create a world of cardboard constructions.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Earth and Space

Boldly go where no camper has gone before, exploring strange new worlds to seek out new life and new civilizations!
Jan 1 • Jan 2

Boldly go where no camper has gone before, exploring strange new worlds to seek out new life and new civilizations!

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Polar Adventures

Explore the scientific properties of wintry weather, and the fat and fluffy animals who love the cold!
Jan 15

Explore the scientific properties of wintry weather, and the fat and fluffy animals who love the cold!

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Potter’s Potions

Consider this your “letter!” Crash your cart into Platform 9 ¾, hop on the train and head to the castle--it’s time to learn the "magic" behind your favorite wizarding world!
Feb 16 • Feb 19

Consider this your “letter!” Crash your cart into Platform 9 ¾, hop on the train and head to the castle–it’s time to learn the “magic” behind your favorite wizarding world!

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Medical Mysteries

New medical advances can explain certain genetic mutations, but can mutations give you superhuman abilities?
Apr 2 • Apr 3 • Apr 4 • Apr 5 • Apr 6

New medical advances can explain certain genetic mutations, but can mutations give you superhuman abilities?

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Marine Biology

Squids, sharks, gars, and turtles: explore the mysterious and beautiful creatures of the deep sea. Then, compare them to those found in our own rivers and ponds.
May 4

Squids, sharks, gars, and turtles: explore the mysterious and beautiful creatures of the deep sea. Then, compare them to those found in our own rivers and ponds.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Kentucky Unearthed

How well do you know your home state? What is unique to our area that you won't find anywhere else? Discover how your state's history can shape your future.
May 25

How well do you know your home state? What is unique to our area that you won’t find anywhere else? Discover how your state’s history can shape your future.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Grade 5-6:

No camps available for this group at this time.

Grade 7-8:

Project Engineers

If you can imagine it, you can create it. Tinker and toy with everyday objects to fabricate a creation of your own design.
Dec 18 • Dec 19 • Dec 20 • Dec 21 • Dec 22

If you can imagine it, you can create it. Tinker and toy with everyday objects to fabricate a creation of your own design.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Da Vinci’s Great Mind

From the 15th century to the present day, join us on an adventure to explore inventions, architecture, and design through the ages.
Dec 26 • Dec 27 • Dec 28 • Dec 29

From the 15th century to the present day, join us on an adventure to explore inventions, architecture, and design through the ages.

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Forensics

We have a crime, but no one to solve it! Put your investigative skills to the test as you analyze your finger prints, extract DNA, and create facial reconstruction!
Apr 2 • Apr 3 • Apr 4 • Apr 5 • Apr 6

We have a crime, but no one to solve it! Put your investigative skills to the test as you analyze your finger prints, extract DNA, and create facial reconstruction!

  • Member Price
    $40
  • Non-Member Price
    $45
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Grade 9-10:

No camps available for this group at this time.