Stay Curious Year Round!
Winter Break Camp is a great opportunity to keep your kids active and engaged over winter vacation, and to get them to take a break from all the new electronic gadgets they got as gifts. This year, the Science Center is offering nine different camps for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. Kids can attend for a single day, or the entire series! Camps are divided by age and content is tailored to the different grade levels. School break camps are $55 per day ($50 for members) and run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with an option for an extended day from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee. Click on the camp you are interested in to register online, or call 216-621-2400.
Monday, December 19: This hands-on animation camp focuses on the art of character animation. Try your hand at many different kinds of animation including traditional 2-D, computer and stop motion. Create your own animation to be screened at the end of the day.
Good Vibrations - Science of Sound
Tuesday, December 20: Snap, buzz, pop -- sound is everywhere! Examine our sound exhibits and learn how sound acts just like a slinky. Play with music and understand how your ears hear the sounds all around us.
Space: To Infinity and Beyond
Wednesday, December 21: Explore the night sky in the STARLAB Planetarium, create star charts and eat astronaut ice cream. Build and launch rockets, test extraterrestrial soil and create a machine to take a core sample.
CSI: The Case of the Finicky Flu
Thursday, December 22: A mysterious illness has surfaced at the Science Center! Several counselors are exhibiting the same set of unusual symptoms, and we need forensic scientists to unravel this mystery. Decipher the evidence by studying it in the laboratory, track down the cause of the mystery disease, find a treatment and relentlessly pursue any criminal activity you uncover.
From Here to There: Transportation
Friday, December 23: Bus, train, car, truck, or bike -- how do you get to camp? Create hot air balloons, gliders, hovercrafts and more to move across land, float across water and fly through the air!
Tuesday, December 27: Explore various styles of architecture and the basics of structural design. Study GLSC blueprints and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the inner-workings of the Science Center, and explore various architectural techniques.
Outbreak: The Science of Survival
Wednesday, December 28: Are you and your family ready for an outbreak? How would humans rebuild after an apocalyptic occurrence? Get ready to live off the grid as you build shelters, design food storage and cooking systems and make devices to generate electricity, all with the power of science!
Spark Space: Toy Extravaganza
Thursday, December 29: Just in time for the holiday season! Invent, tinker and create the coolest new toys for your friends and family. Use real tools to construct what you see in your imagination. Can you build the hottest new toy of the season?
LEGO: Arctic Exploration
Friday, December 30: Explore the secrets of the frigid North and South poles, LEGO style! Engineer and construct your own base to perform experiments in sub-zero temperatures. Kindergarten through third graders will build with traditional LEGO bricks while fourth through eighth grade students will fabricate with LEGO EV3 robotics.
WE'RE ACA ACCREDITED!
The Science Center’s camp program is the only STEM-based camp in Ohio to be accredited by the American Camp Association, which means it meets or exceeds more than 300 different standards related to safety, program operation, staff training and more.