Open Daily:
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Current Time:
11:37 AM
Directions:
727 W Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 561-6100
KSCInfo@LouisvilleKY.gov
Kentucky Science Center is open 7 days a week from 9:30AM – 5:00PM. Tickets can be purchased online.
Programs & Camps

Pay by Day Camp

When school’s out, science is in! Kentucky Science Center’s mission is to help your child learn, even when JCPS is closed. In our pay by day camps your child will develop skills and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Our camp encourages all campers to play, tinker, and investigate the world around them with plenty of time to explore their favorite science center. Check back regularly for new updates as the school year progresses.

Benefits of Kentucky Science Center Camps:

  • Low staff-camper ratio
  • Professional staff of teachers or education students in college
  • Extended camp hours from 8AM-5PM included in normal registration
  • Science standards driven content
  • Exhibit time at Kentucky Science Center
  • Streamlined registration process
  • Variety of hands on experiences
  • Safe, secure camper pick-up procedure

Need more help determining if camp is right for you? Please feel free to email us with any questions.

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-2

Grade 3-5

Upcoming Pay by Day Camp dates:

  • January 16th
  • February 20th and 21st
  • March 31st
  • April 3rd-7th
  • May 5th and 16th

Camp Hours

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

Camp Resources

Pay by Day Camp Information

Note:

  • There are no refunds for camp purchases.
  • Required camp registration age is 4+

Pre-K to K:

Once Upon a Design

Solve a new and adventurous mission each day- one fairy tale at a time!
February 20th and 21st

Solve a new and adventurous mission each day- one fairy tale at a time! Help Goldilocks design and construct a new chair. Use 3D pens to craft a basket for Little Red Riding Hood. Innovate your own solutions to create “happily ever after”.

  • Member Price
    $70
  • Non-Member Price
    $80
Book Now:

Coders

Utilize your programming skills as you complete a series of both unplugged and computer-based coding challenges.
March 31st

Utilize your programming skills as you complete a series of both unplugged and computer-based coding challenges. Can you program your teacher to draw a smiley face? Can you write a program using blocks of computer code?

  • Member Price
    $70
  • Non-Member Price
    $80
Book Now:

Machine Madness

Gizmos and Gadgets! What makes a can opener work? How would you open a door without a knob?
April 3rd - 7th

Gizmos and Gadgets! What makes a can opener work? How would you open a door without a knob? Simple machines, gadgets, and gizmos are designed to simplify our daily life. How do they work? How did we get them? We will use observations, experiments, and investigations to figure this out.

  • Member Price
    $70
  • Non-Member Price
    $80
Book Now:

Amazing Animals

Become a creature detective as you investigate a variety of organisms.
May 5th and 16th

Become a creature detective as you investigate a variety of organisms. Discover what you can learn about animals from their scat and their tracks. Examine animal skulls to deduce what they would eat. Determine what would happen in a food chain if an animal were removed from that particular ecosystem.

  • Member Price
    $70
  • Non-Member Price
    $80
Book Now:

Grade K-2:

Once upon a Design

Solve a new and adventurous mission each day - one fairy tale at a time!
February 20th and 21st

Solve a new and adventurous mission each day – one fairy tale at a time! Help Goldilocks design and construct a new chair. Use 3D pens to craft a basket for Little Red Riding Hood. Innovate your own solutions to create “happily ever after”.

  • Member Price
    $70
  • Non-Member Price
    $80
Book Now:

Coders

Utilize your programming skills as you complete a series of both unplugged and computer-based coding challenges.
March 31st

Utilize your programming skills as you complete a series of both unplugged and computer-based coding challenges. Can you program your teacher to draw a smiley face? Can you write a program using blocks of computer code?

  • Member Price
    $70
  • Non-Member Price
    $80
Book Now:

Tinkering with Science

See what it takes to create your favorite toys and games.
April 3rd - 7th

From old to the new, the simple to the high-tech, see what it takes to create your favorite toys and games. Glimpse inside some toys and tech gizmos to see their inner workings. Try your hand at creating a toy of your very own for the future generation of toy lovers.

  • Member Price
    $70
  • Non-Member Price
    $80
Book Now:

Amazing Animals

Become a creature detective as you investigate a variety of organisms.
May 5th and 16th

Become a creature detective as you investigate a variety of organisms. Discover what you can learn about animals from their scat and their tracks. Examine animal skulls to deduce what they would eat. Determine what would happen in a food chain if an animal were removed from that particular ecosystem.

  • Member Price
    $70
  • Non-Member Price
    $80
Book Now:

Grade 3-5:

Once upon a Design

Solve a new and adventurous mission each day - one fairy tale at a time!
February 20th and 21st

Solve a new and adventurous mission each day – one fairy tale at a time! Help Goldilocks design and construct a new chair. Use 3D pens to craft a basket for Little Red Riding Hood. Innovate your own solutions to create “happily ever after”.

  • Member Price
    $70
  • Non-Member Price
    $80
Book Now:

Coders

Utilize your programming skills as you complete a series of both unplugged and computer-based coding challenges.
March 31st

Utilize your programming skills as you complete a series of both unplugged and computer-based coding challenges. Can you program your teacher to draw a smiley face? Can you write a program using blocks of computer code?

  • Member Price
    $70
  • Non-Member Price
    $80
Book Now:

Project Engineers

Build on the fundamentals of engineering as you create your own spacecraft landers and an athletic obstacle course.
April 3rd - 7th

Build on the fundamentals of engineering as you create your own spacecraft landers and an athletic obstacle course. Test your blueprint expertise and design skills to see if you can design a marshmallow launcher. Do you have what it takes to catapult building designs into the future?

  • Member Price
    $70
  • Non-Member Price
    $80
Book Now:

Amazing Animals

Become a creature detective as you investigate a variety of organisms.
May 5th and 16th

Become a creature detective as you investigate a variety of organisms. Discover what you can learn about animals from their scat and their tracks. Examine animal skulls to deduce what they would eat. Determine what would happen in a food chain if an animal were removed from that particular ecosystem.

  • Member Price
    $70
  • Non-Member Price
    $80
Book Now: