Open Daily:
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Current Time:
9:15 AM
Directions:
727 W Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 561-6100
KSCInfo@LouisvilleKY.gov
Kentucky Science Center is open 7 days a week, 9:30AM-5PM. Save $3 when you purchase tickets at least 24 hours in advance.
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:

  • September 29th and 30th
  • October 3rd and 10th
  • November 7th and 8th
  • December 19th-23rd
  • December 26th-30th
  • January 2nd, 3rd, and 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:

Rockin’ Reactions

Delve into the world of atoms as we create explosive reactions and colorful mixtures.
September 29th and 30th

Delve into the world of atoms as we create explosive reactions and colorful mixtures. Explore the properties of polymers by getting messy with unique substances. Make your own custom slime and launch rockets with the power of chemistry.

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

Spooky Science

Calling all scientists who are ready to do some creepy experiments!
October 3rd and 10th

It’s that time of the year when things start to get a little spooky. We are calling all scientists who are ready to do some creepy experiments: use chemistry to inflate a ghostly balloon, harness the power of physics to launch mini pumpkins and create some ghastly spider-ific slime to take home.

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

Mission to Space

Get ready to do science that is out of this world!
November 7th and 8th

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

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

Cool as a Cucumber

Are you ready to get as cool as a cucumber?
December 19th - 23rd

Are you ready to get as cool as a cucumber? Explore all things cold as we test how ice interacts with salt, create our own unique snowflakes, and experiment with one of the coldest things here on Earth.

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

Seussical Science

Journey into the wacky world of Dr. Seuss and discover science is everywhere.
December 26th - 30th

Journey into the wacky world of Dr. Seuss and discover science is everywhere. Listen like Horton to hear all about how sound is made. Wander into the wacky side of inventions and create a wacky contraption of your very own.

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

Robotic Design Challenge

Use Cubelets© and Littlebits© to build a robot.
January 2nd, 3rd, and 16th

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

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

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:

Rockin’ Reactions

Delve into the world of atoms as we create explosive reactions and colorful mixtures.
September 29th and 30th

Delve into the world of atoms as we create explosive reactions and colorful mixtures. Explore the properties of polymers by getting messy with unique substances. Make your own custom slime and launch rockets with the power of chemistry.

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

Spooky Science

Calling all scientists who are ready to do some creepy experiments!
October 3rd and 10th

It’s that time of the year when things start to get a little spooky. We are calling all scientists who are ready to do some creepy experiments: use chemistry to inflate a ghostly balloon, harness the power of physics to launch mini pumpkins and create some ghastly spider-ific slime to take home.

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

Mission to Space

Get ready to do science that is out of this world!
November 7th and 8th

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

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

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Get your freezing powers ready as we set out to explore chilly weather.
December 19th - 23rd

Get your freezing powers ready as we set out to explore chilly weather. What does it take for ice to melt? Can you make snow instantly? How do animals adapt to cold weather? Discover the answers to these questions and many more in this exciting (and slightly frozen) camp.

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

STEAM Lab

Explore the elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
December 26th - 30th

Design one-of-a-kind creations using play dough to complete a circuit. Engineer catapults to create art masterpieces as you explore the elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

 

 

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

Robotic Design Challenge

Use Cubelets© and Littlebits© to build a robot.
January 2nd, 3rd, and 16th

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

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:

Rockin’ Reactions

Delve into the world of atoms as we create explosive reactions and colorful mixtures.
September 29th and 30th

Delve into the world of atoms as we create explosive reactions and colorful mixtures. Explore the properties of polymers by getting messy with unique substances. Make your own custom slime and launch rockets with the power of chemistry.

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

Spooky Science

Calling all scientists who are ready to do some creepy experiments.
October 3rd and 10th

It’s that time of the year when things start to get a little spooky. We are calling all scientists who are ready to do some creepy experiments: use chemistry to inflate a ghostly balloon, harness the power of physics to launch mini pumpkins and create some ghastly spider-ific slime to take home.

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

Mission to Space

Get ready to do science that is out of this world!
November 7th and 8th

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

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

Polar Adventures

Investigate the science of freezing temperatures.
December 19th - 23rd

Investigate the science of freezing temperatures. How does temperature impact the density of various materials? What are ways that animals adapt to freezing temperatures in the artic? Exactly how cold is liquid nitrogen? Design an experiment to answer these and all the other frozen questions in between.

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

Take Aparts

Take a closer look at the science behind electronics and learn what it takes to make them work.
December 26th - 30th

Explore the world from the inside out. From the earth to electrons, elements to eyeballs, dismantle the inner workings to discover what makes things tick. Take a closer look at the science behind electronics and learn what it takes to make them work.

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

Robotic Design Challenge

Use Cubelets© and Littlebits© to build a robot.
January 2nd, 3rd, and 16th

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

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: