School's Out Science Camps - Kentucky Science Center
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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!

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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

Summer 2018 Camp Dates

Week 1: May 28 – June 1
Week 2: June 4 – 8
Week 3: June 11 – 15
Week 4: June 18 – 22
Week 5: June 25 – 29
Week 6: July 2 – 6
Week 7: July 9 – 13
Week 8: July 16 – 20
Week 9: July 23 – 27
Week 10: July 30 – August 3
Camp Favorites: August 6 – 10, 13 – 14

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

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Note: There are no refunds for camp purchases.

Pre-K to K:

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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Build It Up

Become a construction worker as you build with tubes, cubes, blocks, and more.
May 28 - June 1 • July 2 - 6

Become a construction worker as you build with tubes, cubes, blocks, and more. Discover the science and math of building while measuring, using tools, and completing challenges.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Space Cadets

Do Science that is out of this world.
June 4 - 8 • July 9 - 13

Do Science that is out of this world. Instill a love of astronomy and lay the early foundations for engineering by building your own rocket, designing a constellation, and exploring the mysterious stars, planets, and meteorites that make up the universe around us.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Storybook Science

From Carle to Seuss and everyone in between, each day we will study the science within the wonderful tales we know and love!
June 11 - 15 • July 16 - 20

From Carle to Seuss and everyone in between, each day we will study the science within the wonderful tales we know and love!

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Sensory Explorers

Learn to use scientific processes while you play, create, investigate, and explore.
June 18 – 22 • July 23 - 27

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 creatively.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Moving to the Music

Groove along with us as the study of sound bumps up against biology.
June 25 – 29 • July 30 – Aug 3

Get up and get moving! Groove along with us as the study of sound bumps up against biology. Learn all about music and movement: How do we hear? How is music made? How do our bodies dance along? Let’s find out!

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Camp Favorites

Join us for a day full of camp favorites as we close out our camp season!
Aug 6 - 10 • Aug 13 - 14

Join us for a day full of camp favorites as we close out our camp season! On these dates campers will enjoy flashy demos, science filled activities, and a theater experience.

  • Member Price
    $45
  • Non-Member Price
    $50
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Grade K-1:

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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Coding Unplugged

Explore the world of computer-free coding as you turn yourself into a robot!
May 28 - 1 • July 2 - 6

Explore the world of computer-free coding as you turn yourself into a robot! Design real world pixel art as you learn about computer graphics. Discover how to mock up your own website in this introduction to coding.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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LEGO® Imagineers

Put your imagination to the test as you build, design, and engineer using these favorite construction tools.
June 4 - 8 • July 9 - 13

Put your imagination to the test as you build, design, and engineer using these favorite construction tools. Pair your creations with Cubelets and add a robotic design twist!

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Grossology

Explore the gross part of science as we learn all about the human body.
June 11 - 15 • July 16 - 20

Explore the gross part of science as we learn all about the human body. Discover why blood is so important and why even boogers and snot are crucial for a healthy body.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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A Pirate’s Life For Me

Are pirate skills life skills? Find out, and find the treasure!
June 18 – 22 • July 23 - 27

Are pirate skills life skills? They are if you: engineer a cannon; learn what it takes to sink a ship; and master map-making. You will have to work as a team if you want to find the treasure!

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Puppetry 101

Experiment with movement, engineering, and design!
June 25 – 29 • July 30 – Aug 3

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.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Camp Favorites

Join us for a day full of camp favorites as we close out our camp season!
Aug 6 - 10 • Aug 13 - 14

Join us for a day full of camp favorites as we close out our camp season! On these dates campers will enjoy flashy demos, science filled activities, and a theater experience.

  • Member Price
    $45
  • Non-Member Price
    $50
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Grade 1-2:

Junkyard Art

Take everyday recyclables and design your own STEAM showcase.
May 28 - June 1 • July 2 - 6

Take every day recyclables and design your own STEAM showcase. Create simple machines, instruments, mosaic portraits, or sculptures. Have your creations on display in our 2nd floor World We Create Exhibit.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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LEGO® WeDO® Robotics 2.0 Animals

Use your love of animals to explore the concepts of robotics.
June 4 - 8 • July 9 - 13

Use your love of animals to explore the concepts of robotics. By building robots and programming them to hop, pollinate plants, and rescue animals from danger, you are doing your part to help the planet and using LEGO® WeDo® Robotics 2.0 animals to ignite an interest in coding.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Do. Or do not. There is no try.
June 11 - 15 • July 16 - 20

Do. Or do not. There is no try. The science and technology you see in movies has its roots in the real world. Join the quest to discover interstellar fighter planes, droids, and more!

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Bunsens and Beakers

Get hands-on with fun and messy chemical reactions.
June 18 – 22 • July 23 - 27

Start a new journey into the world of atoms. Discover unique properties of different fluids as you conduct experiments with slime and oobleck. Get hands-on with fun and messy chemical reactions.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Science in the City

Investigate how our growing city affects the outdoor environment.
June 25 – 29 • July 30 – Aug 3

Investigate how our growing city affects the outdoor environment. What can you design to help us rebuild and enhance the outdoor landscapes for local plants and animals to return?

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Grade 2-3:

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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Making Magic

Can you engineer the next big magic trick?
May 28 - June 1 • July 2 - 6

Can you engineer the next big magic trick? Create a set, design a stage, and put on a show at the end of the week. Learn the tricks of the trade from local magicians and tour a theater to see all the magic that happens behind the curtain.

  • Member Price
    $260
  • Non-Member Price
    $285
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Aviation Academy

Discover how engineering advancements affect everything from drones to satellites.
June 4 - 8 • July 9 - 13

Soar into the world of flight from the Wright Brothers to modern space crafts. Discover how engineering advancements affect everything from drones to satellites. Spend the week navigating aerodynamics as you create, test, and fly your own designs.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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LEGO® WeDO® Robotics Playground

Test the laws of physics as you design your own swings, slides, and other playground equipment.
June 11 - 15 • July 16 - 20

Test the laws of physics as you design your own swings, slides, and other playground equipment. Work as a team to turn you designs into the ideal playground as you discover LEGO® WeDo® Robotics and computer programing.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Engineering Extremes

Take on real-life engineering challenges that explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical, and structural engineering!
June 18 – 22 • July 23 - 27

Are you up for something extreme? Take on real-life engineering challenges that explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical, and structural engineering! Design with everything from recyclables to robotics!

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Chem-Artistry

Join a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) skills extravaganza!
June 25 – 29 • July 30 – Aug 3

Join a STEAM skills extravaganza! Start with the science behind making clays, pigments, and paper, and then use your materials as the foundation for your own unique artistic creation.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Camp Favorites

Join us for a day full of camp favorites as we close out our camp season!
Aug 6 - 10 • Aug 13 - 14

Join us for a day full of camp favorites as we close out our camp season! On these dates campers will enjoy flashy demos, science filled activities, and a theater experience.

  • Member Price
    $45
  • Non-Member Price
    $50
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Grade 3-4:

Inventor’s Lab

Gadgets and gizmos galore! Experiment with electromagnetism, bridges, and robotics.
May 28 - June 1 • July 2 - 6

Gadgets and gizmos galore! Experiment with electromagnetism, bridges, and robotics. Discover the ideas behind today’s technology and try your hand at creating something new and innovative.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Kaboom!

Pop, Fizz, Bang! Explore the wonders of explosions in this chemistry-inspired camp!
June 4 - 8 • July 9 - 13

Pop, Fizz, Bang! Explore the wonders of explosions in this chemistry-inspired camp! Each camper will receive a lab coat and goggles to wear during the week along with your very own Mentos geyser kit to wow your friends!

  • Member Price
    $260
  • Non-Member Price
    $285
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Prehistoric Past

Dig deep to uncover ancient dinosaurs and explore real fossils.
June 11 - 15 • July 16 - 20

Dig deep to uncover ancient dinosaurs and explore real fossils. Meet with a paleontologist to learn how to set up a dig site. Finish out the week talking all things dinosaurs and create your own prehistoric beast.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Scratch Coding

Combine this simple programming language with your imagination to create your own interactive stories, animations, and games using the engineering design process.
June 18 – 22 • July 23 - 27

Combine this simple programming language with your imagination to create your own interactive stories, animations, and games using the engineering design process.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Potter’s Potions

It takes more than a wave of your wand to engineer a castle, learn the inner-workings of a mythical creature, and understand the physics of flight.
June 25 – 29 • July 30 – Aug 3

We are pleased to inform you that you are hereby invited to a magical world of STEAM skills. It takes more than a wave of your wand to engineer a castle, learn the inner-workings of a mythical creature, and understand the physics of flight. At the Science Center School of, well, you know, you can learn it all as you mix potions, explore the stars, and make a magnificent feast to share with your family on the last day of camp.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Grade 4-5:

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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Engineering: Off the Grid

Could you survive with what is in your pocket? Learn to use your surroundings and resources to your advantage.
May 28 - June 1 • July 2 - 6

Could you survive with what is in your pocket? Learn to use your surroundings and resources to your advantage. Build, develop, and cultivate your own settlement throughout the week relying solely on your innovations.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Making

From squishy circuits to duct tape accessories, learn how science and art blend together.
June 4 - 8 • July 9 - 13

From squishy circuits to duct tape accessories, learn how science and art blend together. Explore how everyday objects can be transformed using principles of the Maker Movement. Bring your imagination to fabricate real world prototypes.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Lego® Mindstorms® NXT Zoo

Learn all about coding, design, problem-solving, and engineering in this hands-on LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 robotics camp.
June 11 - 15 • July 16 - 20

Learn all about coding, design, problem-solving, and engineering in this hands-on LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 robotics camp. Work as a team to create a robotic animal and program it to walk, slither, crawl, or fly.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Cooking With Chemistry

Step into the kitchen with us and learn how important chemistry and mathematics are as we test our hands in the art of cooking.
June 18 – 22 • July 23 - 27

Step into the kitchen with us and learn how important chemistry and mathematics are as we test our hands in the art of cooking. What ingredients make the best pancake? Can you really make homemade pizza that tastes better than delivery? Get a chance to try your hand at something new! Take home an apron and your favorite recipe cards to share with your family and friends!

  • Member Price
    $260
  • Non-Member Price
    $285
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Secret Agent Science

Shhhh! Can you help? We have a spy in our midst and we need you!
June 25 – 29 • July 30 – Aug 3

Shhhh! Can you help? We have a spy in our midst and we need you! Help us by breaking secret codes, extracting DNA, testing blood types, and using fingerprints to reveal our mystery spy.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Camp Favorites

Join us for a day full of camp favorites as we close out our camp season!
Aug 6 - 10 • Aug 13 - 14

Join us for a day full of camp favorites as we close out our camp season! On these dates campers will enjoy flashy demos, science filled activities, and a theater experience.

  • Member Price
    $45
  • Non-Member Price
    $50
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Grade 5-6:

Principles of Coding

Learn the “why” behind computer language.
May 28 - June 1 • July 2 - 6

Learn the “why” behind computer language. Use techniques to solve problems from the vantage point of a computer. Understand why the design process is crucial when coding. Apply your newfound perspective onto your favorite coding application.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Animation Creation

Venture into the world of animation creation.
June 4 - 8 • July 9 - 13

Venture into the world of animation creation. Design from the ground up and learn each and every step involved from basic sketches to computer programming. Finish out the week with the skills to create your own animation from scratch.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Chemistry

Dive into the world of atoms and molecules as we experiment with the creative world of chemistry.
June 11 - 15 • July 16 - 20

Dive into the world of atoms and molecules as we experiment with the creative world of chemistry. Explore polymers, thermodynamics, and combustion reactions as we investigate the properties of metals, chromatography, food flavors, and chemical dyes in our hands-on Chemistry Lab.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Marine Biology

We may be far away from the ocean but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore creatures of the deep from around the world.
June 18 – 22 • July 23 - 27

Squids, crabs, and sharks! We may be far away from the ocean but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore creatures of the deep from around the world. Dissect a variety of marine creatures in this hands-on camp.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Lego® Mindstorms® EV 3

Can you make a machine that moves things from one location to another? Can you create a device that sorts colors?
June 25 – 29 • July 30 – Aug 3

Can you make a machine that moves things from one location to another? Can you create a device that sorts colors? Build and battle your own robotic machines using Lego® EV3®.

  • Member Price
    $210
  • Non-Member Price
    $235
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Grade 7-8:

Coding

Dive into a variety of practical applications using coding: game development, 3D modeling, robotics, and more!
June 18 - 22

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 and design techniques necessary for line-by-line success!

  • Member Price
    $260
  • Non-Member Price
    $285
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Maker

If you can think it, you can make it. Maker culture melds together skills such as e-textiles, programming, robotics, and circuit design.
June 25 - 29

If you can think it, you can make it. Maker culture melds together skills such as e-textiles, programming, robotics, and circuit design. Learn how to create and tinker with everyday objects to fabricate a unique design all your own.

  • Member Price
    $260
  • Non-Member Price
    $285
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Grade 9-10:

No camps available for this group at this time.