• Holiday Camps
  • Holiday Camps
  • Carnegie Science Center will close on Dec. 5 at 5 pm



8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri

For those outside the local calling area. Payment is due at the time of registration.

Holiday Camps

Just for kids ages 4–10, Holiday Camps are a great way to get kids to use their brains. Your kids will have so much fun they won't even realize all of the exciting science they're learning, even when school is out! Call 412.237.1637 to register.

Full day (ages 6–10)
9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $36 members / $40 non-members

Half day (ages 4–5)
9 am – noon

Cost: $20 members / $23 non-members

Pre- and post-camp care is available for full-day camps Dec. 28—31, at additional cost.

Dec. 28
Ages 4-5 – All Aboard
The camp offers a chance to explore the Miniature Railroad & Village® and trains.

Ages 6-7 – Superhero Science
Kids will go on a caped quest to discover the powers of superheroes.

Ages 8-10 – Chain Reactions
Young engineers will explore the design process, then be challenged to create a complex chain reaction contraption to accomplish a simple task.

Dec. 29
Ages 4-5 – Wee Bots
What is a robot and what does it do? In this camp, children will interact with robots in action.

Ages 6-7 – Build It!
Children will join their fellow engineers to construct bridges and skyscrapers.

Ages 8-10 – Lights, Camera, Science!
With a dose of movie magic, this camp takes kids from storyboard to video in no time.

Dec. 30
Ages 4-5 – Frozen Science

Children can explore snowflakes, experiment with candy canes, and create their own frozen bubbles.

Ages 6-7 – Quirky Chemistry
Quirky Chemistry offers a chance to discover the science of solutions, create chemical concoctions, and explore states of matter.

Ages 8-10 – Science Thrill Ride
Amusement parks are lessons in physics, momentum, and chemistry. This session is a look at what makes them tick.

Dec. 31
Ages 4-5 – Under the Seas

This workshop experiments with water and studies the creatures that live in rivers and oceans.

Ages 6-7 – Far Out Space
Students will learn about the moon, stars, and planets and fly through space in the Buhl Planetarium.

Ages 8-10 – Programming with Scratch
Simple programming language combines with imaginative ideas to create interactive stories, animations, or games. While creating Scratch projects, participants learn important mathematical and computational ideas, learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

March 25 and March 28
Science Fun Days
9 am – 3 pm each day 
Campers will play in the exhibits, see a laser show or live theater show, participate in a one-hour workshop, plus see an Omnimax movie. It's a great alternative to day care.

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