Pay by Day 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.
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:

  • November 12, 2021
  • January 17, 2022
  • February 21 and 22, 2022
  • March 7, 2022
  • May 6, 17 and 27, 2022

Camp Hours

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

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:

3, 2, 1 Blast Off!

Get ready to do science that is out of this world!
November 12, 2021

Get ready to do science that is out of this world! Discover what it takes to be an astronaut, then design, test, and launch your own rocket. Will you create the best habitat to survive on Mars?

  • Member Price
    $65
  • Non-Member Price
    $75
Book Now:

Rockin’ Robotics

In this screen-free robotic challenge, you will use Cubelets© and Littlebits© robotics to build a robot that can follow a line and even move in response to light.
January 3 and 17, 2022

In this screen-free robotic challenge, you will use Cubelets© and Littlebits© robotics to build a robot that can follow a line and even move in response to light.

  • Member Price
    $65
  • Non-Member Price
    $75
Book Now:

Tall Tale Engineering

Solve a new engineering challenge every day - one fairy tale at a time!
February 21 and 22, 2022

Solve a new engineering challenge every day – one fairy tale at a time! Innovate a solution to save Rapunzel from her tower. Design the strongest structure to stand up to the huff and puff of the big bad wolf. Can you build a bridge that can withstand the weight of a giant? Find out as you create your own “happily ever after”.

  • Member Price
    $65
  • Non-Member Price
    $75
Book Now:

Adventures in Coding

Utilize your programming skills as you complete a series of both unplugged and computer-based coding challenges.
March 7

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
    $65
  • Non-Member Price
    $75
Book Now:

Animal Sleuths

Become a creature detective as you investigate a variety of organisms.
May 6, 17 and 27, 2022

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
    $65
  • Non-Member Price
    $75
Book Now:

Grade K-2:

3, 2, 1 Blast Off!

Get ready to do science that is out of this world!
November 12, 2021

Get ready to do science that is out of this world! Discover what it takes to be an astronaut, then design, test, and launch your own rocket. Will you create the best habitat to survive on Mars?

  • Member Price
    $65
  • Non-Member Price
    $75
Book Now:

Rockin’ Robotics

In this screen-free robotic challenge, you will use Cubelets© and Littlebits© robotics to build a robot that can follow a line and even move in response to light.
January 3 and 17, 2022

In this screen-free robotic challenge, you will use Cubelets© and Littlebits© robotics to build a robot that can follow a line and even move in response to light.

  • Member Price
    $65
  • Non-Member Price
    $75
Book Now:

Tall Tale Engineering

Solve a new engineering challenge every day - one fairy tale at a time!
February 21 and 22, 2022

Solve a new engineering challenge every day – one fairy tale at a time! Innovate a solution to save Rapunzel from her tower. Design the strongest structure to stand up to the huff and puff of the big bad wolf. Can you build a bridge that can withstand the weight of a giant? Find out as you create your own “happily ever after”.

  • Member Price
    $65
  • Non-Member Price
    $75
Book Now:

Adventures in Coding

Utilize your programming skills as you complete a series of both unplugged and computer-based coding challenges.
March 7

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
    $65
  • Non-Member Price
    $75
Book Now:

Animal Sleuths

Become a creature detective as you investigate a variety of organisms.
May 6, 17 and 27, 2022

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
    $65
  • Non-Member Price
    $75
Book Now:

Grade 3-5:

3, 2, 1 Blast Off!

Get ready to do science that is out of this world!
November 12, 2021

Get ready to do science that is out of this world! Discover what it takes to be an astronaut, then design, test, and launch your own rocket. Will you create the best habitat to survive on Mars?

  • Member Price
    $65
  • Non-Member Price
    $75
Book Now:

Rockin’ Robotics

In this screen-free robotic challenge, you will use Cubelets© and Littlebits© robotics to build a robot that can follow a line and even move in response to light.
January 3 and 17, 2022

In this screen-free robotic challenge, you will use Cubelets© and Littlebits© robotics to build a robot that can follow a line and even move in response to light.

  • Member Price
    $65
  • Non-Member Price
    $75
Book Now:

Tall Tale Engineering

Solve a new engineering challenge every day - one fairy tale at a time!
February 21 and 22, 2022

Solve a new engineering challenge every day – one fairy tale at a time! Innovate a solution to save Rapunzel from her tower. Design the strongest structure to stand up to the huff and puff of the big bad wolf. Can you build a bridge that can withstand the weight of a giant? Find out as you create your own “happily ever after”.

  • Member Price
    $65
  • Non-Member Price
    $75
Book Now:

Adventures in Coding

Utilize your programming skills as you complete a series of both unplugged and computer-based coding challenges.
March 7

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
    $65
  • Non-Member Price
    $75
Book Now:

Animal Sleuths

Become a creature detective as you investigate a variety of organisms.
May 6, 17 and 27, 2022

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
    $65
  • Non-Member Price
    $75
Book Now: