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Programs & Camps

Summer Camp

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Note: Camps are based on the grade your child will be entering in the fall.

Pre-K to K

Grade K-1

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Summer Camp 2024:

Week 1: May 27-May 31

Week 2: June 3-June 7

Week 3: June 10-June 14

Week 4: June 17-June 21

Week 5: June 24-June 28

Week 6: July 1-July 5

Week 7: July 8- July 12

Week 8: July 15-July 19

Week 9: July 22-July 26

Week 10: July 29-August 2

Camp Hours

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

Camp Resources

Summer Camp FAQs

A Day at Camp

Why School’s Out Summer Science Camp?

Note:

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

Pre-K to K:

Superheroes

Grab your cape and mask to join our Superhero training program.

Note: This camp is on a WAITLIST. To join the waitlist, email [email protected].
May 27th - 31st (WAITLIST), July 1st - 5th (WAITLIST)

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 harnessing weather phenomena. Even test out those ultra-cool and powerful gadgets. Use your superpower of science to save the world!

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Mini Maestros

It’s time to pick up the tempo and find your groove.

Note: This camp is on a WAITLIST. To join the waitlist, email [email protected].
June 3rd - 7th (WAITLIST), July 8th - 12th (WAITLIST)

It’s time to pick up the tempo and find your groove. Discover how music can change your mood and make you want to move. March to the beat of your own drum as you conduct experiments exploring sound and even create unique instruments. This will surely strike a chord in you to continue your own musical journey!

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Machine Madness

Gizmos and Gadgets! What makes a can opener work? How would you open a door without a knob?

Note: This camp is on a WAITLIST. To join the waitlist, email [email protected].
June 10th - 14th, July 15th - 19th (WAITLIST)

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
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Paw Squad!

"To the Lookout!" Join the elite Paw Squad where no job is too big and no pup is too small.

Note: This camp is on a WAITLIST. To join the waitlist, email [email protected].
June 17th - 21st (WAITLIST), July 22nd - 26th (WAITLIST)

“To the Lookout!” Join the elite Paw Squad where no job is too big and no pup is too small. Explore the science behind real world careers held by these heroic dogs from water rescue to construction and everything in between. Even meet with some amazing heroes and partners from our own community.

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

How can you get from here to there?

Note: This camp is on a WAITLIST. To join the waitlist, email [email protected].
June 24th - 28th, July 29th - August 2nd (WAITLIST)

How can you get from here to there? Let’s get moving as we test out train tracks, investigate different wheels, and explore lift, drag, and friction as we navigate our way to our destination. This camp is wheels up!

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Grade K-1:

Wilderness Explorers

Explore how creatures around the world protect themselves as you create an animal inspired circuit.

Note: This camp is on a WAITLIST. To join the waitlist, email [email protected].
May 27th - 31st (WAITLIST), July 1st - 5th

Did you know that animals in the wilderness are quite the engineers? Learn how they build shelters as you practice building some of your very own. Discover how robots can mimic communication patterns to help our endangered species. Explore how creatures around the world protect themselves as you create an animal inspired circuit.

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Grossology

Dandruff, snot, and burps oh my! Investigate body systems and discover how these seemingly gross parts of life are important and vital to our survival.
June 3rd- 7th, July 8th - 12th

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

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Fairy Tale Science

Will the big bad wolf huff and puff and blow down your house? Not if you apply some engineering.

Note: This camp is on a WAITLIST. To join the waitlist, email [email protected].
June 10th - 14th (WAITLIST), July 15th - 19th (WAITLIST)

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
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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LEGO® Imagineers

Put your imagination to the test as you build, design, and engineer using these favorite construction tools – LEGOS®!

Note: This camp is on a WAITLIST. To join the waitlist, email [email protected].
June 17th - 21st (WAITLIST), July 22nd - 26th (WAITLIST)

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
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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STEAM Lab

Harness the power of science, technology, engineering, art, and math to solve real world challenges.

Note: This camp is on a WAITLIST. To join the waitlist, email [email protected].
June 24th - 28th, July 29th - August 2nd (WAITLIST)

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 S.T.E.A. M.

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Grade 1-2:

Junkyard Art

Try your hand at artistic upcycling by using recyclable materials to design your own STEAM inspired masterpiece.
May 27th - 31st, July 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
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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LEGO® WeDo® 2.0 Robotic Animals

Use your love of animals to explore the concepts of robotics.

Note: This camp is on a WAITLIST. To join the waitlist, email [email protected].
June 3rd - 7th (WAITLIST), July 8th - 12th (WAITLIST)

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
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Vroom!

Start your engines! We are going to be revving up your engineering skills as you find out what makes vehicles zoom, how cars can defy gravity, and what keeps airplanes in the sky!
June 10th - 14th, July 15th - 19th

Start your engines! We are going to be revving up your engineering skills as you find out what makes vehicles zoom, how cars can defy gravity, and what keeps airplanes in the sky! Challenge your problem-solving skills, boost your creativity, and get inspired to become the next speedster!

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Once Upon a Design

Solve a new and adventurous mission each day- one fairy tale at a time.

Note: This camp is on a WAITLIST. To join the waitlist, email [email protected].
June 17th - 21st, July 22nd - 26th (WAITLIST)

Solve a new and adventurous mission each day- one fairy tale at a time. Help Goldilocks design and construct a new chair. Find out if plastic spinning will trick Rumpelstiltskin. Use 3D pens to craft a basket for Little Red Riding Hood. Build tools to beat Robin Hood in an archery contest and innovate your own solutions to create “happily ever after!”

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Summer Trollstice

Get ready to release your inner troll as we discover the science behind rainbows, learn the secret to growing tall hair, and create our own music.

Note: This camp is on a WAITLIST. To join the waitlist, email [email protected].
June 24th - 28th, July 29th - August 2nd (WAITLIST)

Get ready to release your inner troll as we discover the science behind rainbows, learn the secret to growing tall hair, and create our own music. Use your engineering skills to escape from the Bergen and build the perfect village. Let your true colors shine in this trolltastic camp!

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Grade 2-3:

Castles and Catapults

Science and history collide as you dissect the historical engineering behind your favorite medieval contraptions.
May 27th - 31st, July 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
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Pokémon Science

Are you ready to begin Pokémon Science Training?
June 3rd - 7th, July 8th - 12th

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 Pokemon based on real-life examples.

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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LEGO® WeDo® Robotic Playground

Tests the laws of phyics as you design your own swings, slides, and other playground equipment.

Note: This camp is on a WAITLIST. To join the waitlist, email [email protected].
June 10th - 14th (WAITLIST), July 15th - 19th (WAITLIST)

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
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Element City!

Welcome to the city where elements do mix.
June 17th - 21st, July 22nd - 26th

Welcome to the city where elements do mix. Experiment with wind as you engineer a hot air balloon. Test the properties of water as you conduct capillary action. Explore the potential of our Earth as we grow our own plants. Discover the power of heat to inact change in our world. What’s even better is when we mix them all together for a day unlike any other.

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Colorful Concoctions

Get creative as you concoct and engineer your own works of art.
June 24th - 28th, July 29th - August 2nd

Get creative as you concoct and engineer your own works of art. Explore the scientific principles behind how chemical reactions can cause color change and what makes the stickiest glue. Mix pigments to design a unique tie-dye pattern, make your own clay, and create a one of a kind pour painting masterpiece.

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Grade 3-4:

Into the Multiverse

Take a tour through all levels of the multiverse as we explore the real-world science that brings together the genius of both Superheroes and Supervillains.
May 27th - 31st, July 1st - 5th

Take a tour through all levels of the multiverse as we explore the real-world science that brings together the genius of both Superheroes and Supervillains. Delve into the principles behind Supervillains and their diabolical talents at creating global mayhem. Can the power of Superhero science defeat the Supervillains? Find out in this mind-bending camp.

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Eye of the Storm

We are on a path to unlock the secrets of the Earth, from its depths to its skies!
June 3rd - 7th, July 8th - 12th

We are on a path to unlock the secrets of the Earth, from its depths to its skies! It is our mission to discover what causes all kinds extreme weather and other natural phenomena. From tornados to typhoons, we will embark on all things weather by assessing climate patterns, engineering earthquake safety designs, and even making your own gushing geyser!

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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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 10th - 14th, July 15th - 19th

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
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Minecraft™

Get a look inside everyone’s favorite game.

Note: This camp is on a WAITLIST. To join the waitlist, email [email protected].
June 17th - 21st (WAITLIST), July 22nd - 26th (WAITLIST)

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
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Invent It!

Gadgets and gizmos galore! Experiment with electromagnetism, bridges, and robotics.
June 24th - 28th, July 29th - August 2nd

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
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Grade 4-5:

Engineered by Design

Explore how barriers in our world lead to amazing discoveries from water filtration, to sustainable food sources, and even hurricane proof housing.
May 27th - 31st, July 1st - 5th

Did you know that much of civil engineering has been influenced by our natural environment? Explore how barriers in our world lead to amazing discoveries from water filtration, to sustainable food sources, and even hurricane proof housing. Put your skills to the test as you work together to design a brand new cityscape.

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Medical Mysteries

Discover the medical advances that explain the occurrence of twins, 3D printed body parts, and why surgeons really play video games before an operation.
June 3rd - 7th, July 8th - 12th

Discover the medical advances that explain the occurrence of twins, 3D printed body parts, and why surgeons really play video games before an operation. Explore the lab side of these medical mysteries as you extract DNA, count bacteria coloies, and best of all- even scrub in for a dissection.

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Cooking with Chemistry

Step into the kitchen with us and learn how important chemistry and mathematics are as we try our hands at the art of cooking.
June 10th - 14th, July 15th - 19th

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

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Olympian’s Quest

Join other demigods like yourself to train and prepare for an Olympians Quest.
June 17th - 21st, July 22nd - 26th

Are you ready for a camp experience like none other? 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
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Roblox ™

Take a deeper look at one of the most popular computer games out there.

Note: This camp is on a WAITLIST. To join the waitlist, email [email protected].
June 24th - 28th (WAITLIST), July 29th - August 2nd

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
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Grade 5-6:

Digital Content Creators

Are you ready to become the next trending content creator?
May 27th - 31st, July 1st - 5th

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 utilzing Animoto™ software educating people on the importance of STEAM.

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Zombie Survival Guide

Would you survive a zombie attack? Join our prep squad, in studying infectious diseases and their dispersal to find out what could really happen.
June 3rd - 7th, July 8th - 12th

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
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Advanced Minecraft™

Are you ready to take your Minecraft™ experience to the next level?
June 10th - 14th, July 15th - 19th

Are you ready to take your Minecraft™ experience to the next level? You may be familiar with world building, utilizing Redstone, and surviving mobs, but did you know that you can also code within the game? In this advanced version of your favorite camp, get ready to level up and code your own Mods within the world of Minecraft™.

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Extreme Science

Biggest, fastest, deepest, coldest! Push the boundaries of science.
June 17th - 21st, July 22nd - 26th

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
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Chemistry

Dive into the nanoscopic world of atoms and molecules as we experiment with polymers, thermodynamics, and combustion reactions.
June 24th - 28th, July 29th - August 2nd

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
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Grade 6-8:

Forensics

Develop your investigative skills utilizing the scientific method.
June 17th - 21st

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
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Graphic Design

Do you have what it takes to be a top graphic design artist?
July 8th - 12th

Do you have what it takes to be a top graphic design artist? Could you make Kentucky Science Center’s next social media campaign? Harness your ingenuity and creative passions as you work collaboratively to build a business concept from the ground up. Experiment with what makes the best color palette and even tinker with technology as you create a three dimensional logo. Utilize software to develop your business’ unique brand guide and be ready to make your elevator pitch at the end of the week.

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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D20 Quest

Journey into the mysterious and creative world of the ever popular role playing game D & D.
July 15th - 19th

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 unihabitable. Utilize technology from 3D pens to laser cutters and even vacuum formers to develop and run your very own campaign.

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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Ignite: col-LAB-oration

Inspired by our new exhibit, Uniquely Human, engage in collaborative STEAM activities, define your personal brand, and find out how your identity makes you a unique leader.
July 22nd - 26th

At Kentucky Science Center, we believe that leadership is not defined by age but by the actions you take. Inspired by our new exhibit, Uniquely Human, engage in collaborative STEAM activities, define your personal brand, and find out how your identity makes you a unique leader. Whether you are a leader by nature or just beginning to explore your potential, you will leave this camp with confidence and compassion, ready to lead in your community!

  • Member Price
    $300
  • Non-Member Price
    $330
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