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Current Time:
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727 W Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 561-6100
KSCInfo@LouisvilleKY.gov
Kentucky Science Center is open 7 days a week, 9:30 AM - 5 PM. Advance tickets are strongly suggested.
Programs & Camps

Summer Camp

Is your child ready for a fun experience at a place they love? At Kentucky Science Center’s School’s Out Science Camp, 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.

Kentucky Science Center’s School’s Out Science Camp Team is ready to welcome your camper into a scientifically fun camp experience this summer. Camp provides kids with the opportunity to grow both socially and academically, supporting their mental readiness and helping them thrive as they return to school in the fall. Camp can build resilience skills that will continue to grow with our campers throughout their lives.”

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Benefits of KSC Summer Camp:

  • Voted Best Day Camp in 2021 by Best of Louisville for Families
  • 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

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 6-8

Summer Camp 2022:

  • May 30 – August 5, 2022

Camp Hours

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

Camp Resources

Science Camp FAQs

A Day at Camp

Why School’s Out Summer Camp?

Note:

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

Pre-K to K:

Cool Chemistry

Become a junior chemist as you mix a few everyday chemicals to get a reaction!
May 30th - June 3rd; July 4th - 8th

Become a junior chemist as you mix a few everyday chemicals to get a reaction! Add a little ooze, bubble, and splatter to your experiments as you create slime, oobleck, clean mud, and even fireworks out of milk.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Machine Madness

Gizmos and Gadgets! What makes a can opener work? How would you open a door without a knob?
June 6th - 10th, July 11th - 15th

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
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Superheroes

Grab your cape and mask to join our Superhero training program.
June 13th - 17th, July 18th - 22nd

Grab your cape and mask to join our Superhero training program. Seek out the science behind superpowers, such as the aerodynamics of flight, strength of magnets, and mastering weather phenomena. Even test out those ultra-cool and powerful gadgets. Use your superpower of science to save the world!

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Moving to the Music

Get ready to dance to the beat of your own drum as we explore how our bodies move.
June 20th - 24th, July 25th - 29th

Get ready to dance to the beat of your own drum as we explore how our bodies move. Discover how music affects how your body and mind feels. Groove along with us in a camp that is all about rhythm and music.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Build it Up

Try your hand at using tubes, cubes, and blocks to engineer structures big and small.
June 27th - July 1st, August 1st - 5th

Try your hand at using tubes, cubes, and blocks to engineer structures big and small. Which material makes the strongest base? How are simple machines used to make a rollercoaster? Join your fellow camper engineers as you discover the science behind building.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Grade K-1:

LEGO® Imagineers

Put your imagination to the test as you build, design, and engineer using these favorite construction tools – LEGOS®!
May 30th - June 3rd, July 4th - 8th

Put your imagination to the test as you build, design, and engineer using these favorite construction tools – LEGOS®! Use teamwork to tackle the challenges of free-standing structures, suspension bridges, buoyancy, and city planning.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Tall Tales

Will the big bad wolf huff and puff and blow down your house? Not if you apply some engineering!
June 6th - 10th, July 11th - 15th

Will the big bad wolf huff and puff and blow down your house? Not if you apply some engineering. How long would it have taken Rapunzel’s hair to grow that long and strong? Tackle the truth behind your favorite fairy tales and design experiments to see if they are fact or fiction.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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STEAM Scientists

Harness the power of science, technology, engineering, art, and math to solve real world challenges.
June 13th - 17th, July 18th - 22nd

Harness the power of science, technology, engineering, art, and math to solve real world challenges. Determine the identity of a secret object using the properties of mass, use magnets to create art, and learn how math helps to explain why triangles are so special. Spend a day on each topic and bring home a newly found excitement or STEAM.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Grossology

Dandruff, snot, and burps oh my!
June 20th - 24th, July 25th - 29th

Dandruff, snot, and burps oh my! Investigate body systems and uncover how these seemingly gross parts of life are important and vital to our survival. Visit the disgusting side of being human as you explore what causes the sounds and smells of burps and passing gas.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Wild By Design

Did you know that animals are quite the engineers?
June 27th - July 1st, August 1st - 5th

Did you know that animals are quite the engineers? Learn how they build shelters as you practice building your own. Discover how robots can mimic communication patterns among different animals to help our endangered species. Find out how animals around the world protect themselves as you create an animal inspired circuit.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Grade 1-2:

Bunsens and Beakers

Get hands-on with fun and messy chemical reactions.
May 30th - June 3rd, July 4th - 8th

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

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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LEGO® WeDo Robotic Animals

Use your love of animals to explore the concepts of robotics.
June 6th - 10th, July 11th - 15th

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 while using LEGO® WEDO® 2.0 Robotics to ignite an interest in coding.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Join the quest to discover intersellar fight planes, droids, and so much more!
June 13th - 17th, July 18th - 22nd

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 intersellar fight planes, droids, and so much more!

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Speedometry

Discover how aerodynamics, track layout, and car designs all use potential and kinetic energy to generate maximum speed.
June 20th - 24th, July 25th - 29th

This camp is all about speed. Discover how aerodynamics, track layout, and car designs all use potential and kinetic energy to generate maxiumum speed. Measure and evaluate the impact of different weights and forces in order to predict acceleration. Use the momentum gained in this camp to build your own Formula 1 track.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Junkyard Art

Try your hand at artistic upcycling by using recyclable materials to design your own STEAM inspired masterpiece.
June 27th - July 1st, August 1st - 5th

Try your hand at artistic upcycling by using recyclable materials to design your own STEAM inspired masterpiece. Design sculptures, make instruments, mix paint, and create a work of spinning art all with a little help from science.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Grade 2-3:

Engineering Extremes

Take on real-life engineering challenges that explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical, and structural engineering!
May 30th - June 3rd; July 4th - 8th

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
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Colorful Concoctions

Get creative as you concoct and engineer your own works of art.
June 6th - 10th, July 11th - 15th

Get creative as you concoct and engineer your own works of art. Explore the scientific principles behind making your own clay, pigments, and paper to design a one of a kind STEAM masterpiece.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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LEGO® WeDo Robo Playground

Tests the laws of phyics as you design your own swings, slides, and other playground equipment.
June 13th - 17th, July 18th - 22nd

Tests the laws of phyics as you design your own swings, slides, and other playground equipment. Work as a team to turn your designs into the ideal playground, as you discover LEGO® WEDO® Robotics and computer programming.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Pokémon Science

Are you ready to begin Pokémon Science Training?
June 20th - 24th, July 25th - 29th

Are you ready to begin Pokémon Science Training? Learn about the properties of water in our water-type Pokémon lab, discover how Pikachu uses electricity in our circuits lab, and explore forces and motion as you learn how Blaziken could jump over a 30-story building. Put it all together as you design a new Pokémon based on real-life examples.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Castles and Catapults

Science and history collide as you dissect the historical engineering behind your favorite medieval contraptions.
June 27th - July 1st, August 1st - 5th

Science and history collide as you dissect the historical engineering behind your favorite medieval contraptions. Test, design, and launch your own creations as you try to improve upon their original blueprints.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Grade 3-4:

Prehistoric Past

Dig deep to uncover ancient dinosaurs and explore real fossils.
May 30th - June 3rd, July 4th - 8th

Dig deep to uncover ancient dinosaurs and explore real fossils. Become a paleontologist as you learn how to set up a dig site and how to best preserve your findings. Finish out the week talking “all things dinosaurs” and create your own prehistoric beast.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Wired by Design

Weave through the science and art of textiles in this hands-on camp for artists, designers, and makers alike.
June 6th - 10th, July 11th - 15th

Spend the week weaving through the science and art of textiles in this hands-on camp for artists, designers, and makers alike. Delve into creating works of art from felting to weaving and even plastic fusing. Discover how modern fabrication techniques and circuitry blend together by designing your own e-textile projects and blinky bracelets.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Potter’s Potions

Crash your cart into Platform 9 3/4 as you head to the castle to learn the "magic" from our favorite wizarding world.
June 13th - 17th, July 18th - 22nd

Crash your cart into Platform 9 3/4 as you head to the castle to learn the “magic” from our favorite wizarding world. From Potions to Herbology, test your skills and earn house points competing in the Wizarding Science Cup.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Minecraft™

Explore engineering, program with Redstone, and build to your heart's content in a limitless world.
June 20th - 24th, July 25th - 29th

Get a look inside everyone’s favorite game. Explore engineering, program with Redstone, and build to your heart’s content in a limitless world. Use teamwork to complete design challenges to survive in different biomes.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Inventor’s Lab

Gadgets and gizmos galore!
June 27th - July 1st, August 1st - 5th

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
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Grade 4-5:

Amusement Park Physics

Investigate the physics behind your favorite amusement park ride.
May 30th - June 3rd, July 4th - 8th

Investigate the physics behind your favorite amusement park ride. Discover the mechanics of acceleration and weightlessness. Design and develop a world class theme park of your own.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Marine Biology

Dive into the ocean to meet creatures of the deep and explore technologies being used to uncover how these amazing animals flourish in the darkest depths.
June 6th - 10th, July 11th - 15th

Dive into the ocean to meet creatures of the deep and explore technologies being used to uncover how these amazing animals flourish in the darkest depths. Investigate animals that glow in the dark using bioluminescence. From beaks, to tentacles, and ink sacs, get to know Architeuthis, the giant squid by dissecting aquatic specimens of their cousins.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Project Engineers

Build on the fundamentals of engineering as you create your own spacecraft landers and an athletic obstacle course.
June 13th - 17th, July 18th - 22nd

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
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Olympian’s Quest

Are you ready for Camp Half-Blood?
June 20th - 24th, July 25th - 29th

Are you ready for Camp Half-Blood? Join other demigods like yourself to train and prepare for an Olympians Quest. Engineer catapults to thwart the giants, draft a healing potion in case you stumble upon poison, and build a bow and arrow for your protection against the mythical monsters that you may encounter on your journey.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Roblox ™

Take a deeper look at one of the most popular computer games out there.
June 27th - July 1st, August 1st - 5th

Take a deeper look at one of the most popular computer games out there. Develop your engineering skills, code with Lua, and create to your heart’s content in an open ended world. Gain skills in building and scripting while working as a team to design your own video game in the Roblox Studio.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Grade 5-6:

Chemistry

Dive into the nanoscopic world of atoms and molecules as we experiment with polymers, thermodynamics, and combustion reactions.
May 30th - June 3rd, July 4th - 8th

Dive into the nanoscopic world of atoms and molecules as we experiment with polymers, thermodynamics, and combustion reactions. In this chemistry lab, we will investigate the properties of metals, chromatography, and everyone’s favorite bubbles.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Extreme Science

Biggest, fastest, deepest, coldest! Push the boundaries of science.
June 6th - 10th, July 11th - 15th

Biggest, fastest, deepest, coldest! Push the boundaries of science. Design living environments for survival in extreme condition. Explore how science is making discoveries in the deepest ocean depths, lava filled volcanos, and in the far reaches of outer space. Freeze water like an incredible superhero, have metal melt in your hand, and follow the glow of fluorescent dyes to uncover the most extreme science!

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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STEAM Influencers

Are you ready to become the next trending content creator?
June 13th - 17th, July 18th - 22nd

Are you ready to become the next trending content creator? Discover the science behind what it takes to make a video sensational from creating sound effects in our Foley lab to fabricating props using 3D pens. Work as a team to develop a video utilizing Animoto software educating people on the importance of STEAM.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Zombie Survival Guide

Would you survive a zombie attack? Join our prep squad and study infectious diseases and their dispersal to find out what could really happen.
June 20th - 24th, July 25th - 29th

Would you survive a zombie attack? Join our prep squad, in studying infectious diseases and their dispersal to find out what could really happen. Discover certain parasites that can turn animals into “zombies”. Find out why we are so fascinated about zombies in pop culture, practice survival skills, and dissect brains as you create your own Zombie Survival Guide. Use the knowledge gained to focus on prevention and share with scientists to control the spread of disease and stop the Zombie apocalypse.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Mission to Mars

Will you become one of the first astronauts to step foot on Mars?
June 27th - July 1st, August 1st - 5th

Will you become one of the first astronauts to step foot on Mars? Join our team of aspiring astronauts as you discover why NASA’s Artemis Project to the moon is critical to having a person explore Mars. Program a rover to navigate treacherous terrain, engineer a human landing system, and even design a base camp that would allow a community to live on the red planet. Get ready for launch as you complete a space expedition with our very own Challenger Learning Center.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Grade 6-8:

Maker Design Challenge

If you can think it, you can make it!
June 20th - 24th

If you can think it, you can make it! The Maker Movement blends together skills from art, to technology, and everything in between. Try your hand at learning the technique of glass etching. Utilize vinyl cutters, heat presses, and Inkscape software as you screen print your own tote bag. Meet with professionals in the field of maker to widen your making toolbox and gain essential 21st century skills.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Forensics

Develop your investigative skills utilizing the scientific method.
July 11th - 15th

Develop your investigative skills utilizing the scientific method. Learn techniques used by crime analysts like creating facial reconstruction, using forensic anthropology, anlayzing blood spatter residue, and even completing a dissection. Meet with professionals in the field of criminal justice to discover your future in forensics. Use your newly acquired sleuthing skills to uncover the clues to solve the Science Center Mystery.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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Dungeon Masters

Journey into the mysterious and creative world of the ever popular role playing game D&D.
July 18th - 22nd

Journey into the mysterious and creative world of the ever popular role playing game D&D. Make UV resin dice and compare probabilities of particular dice rolls from D4 to D20. Examine the adaptations that allow creatures from demogorgons to water bears to live in areas that seem uninhabitable. Utilize technology from 3D pens to laser cutters and even vacuum formers to develop and run your very own campaign.

  • Member Price
    $270
  • Non-Member Price
    $300
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