What did you do during School Break?
Give your kids a productive and fun way to spend their time off from school at the Orlando Science Center. Our school break program offers kids the chance to learn more about science and technology in an exciting, interactive environment. Whether they’re learning about how cooking is science, or simply learning how a snake crawls, our camps and classes are designed to entertain and inform.
School Break Camps & Classes work entirely around the school break calendar, so if school’s out for a day, a week or all summer, the Orlando Science Center is the place to be. School break camps are organized around the Orange County Public School calendar.
School Break Camps Provide
Unique Topics - Distinctive educational and timely classes designed to engage and entertain.
Fun Environment - Students have an opportunity to enjoy all the Orlando Science Center has to offer!
Member Benefits - Orlando Science Center Members receive a discount on School Break Camps.
Camps begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. Early and late care are included in the cost of camp. Drop-off as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick-up as late as 6:00 p.m.Additional fees apply after 6:00 p.m.
Purchase or Renew a Membership:
Orlando Science Center Members receive a special discounted rate on Summer Camps. Discount does not apply to Corporate Memberships.
IMPORTANT: You must have an active membership before proceeding to the camp registration site. The expiration date must be valid through the date of the camp being purchased. A membership number is required at time of booking. If you purchased a new membership online, see your email confirmation for your temporary membership number.
Register and Purchase School Break Camps:
School Break Camps are using new software! Teaming up with the Active Network, camp registration can be done online anytime.
Break Camps 2014-2015
October 23 - 24: Bats!
Grades K-2: Going Batty
Bats are invading the Science Center and we want to learn all about them! We’ll dive into the life of a bat, see live bats and even make them a special treat.
Grades 3-6: Got Bat-itude?
Do you have what it takes to be as cool as a Bat? Besides sonar and sleeping upside down, bats take the prize for coolest flying animal. Observe live bats and see if you have Bat-itude.
November 24-26: Motion
Grades K-2: Make It Move!
Go! Stop! How did you do that!?! It’s all thanks to physics! We’ll explore all the rules of motion and make all kinds of things go. And Stop!
Grades 3-6: Newton’s Laws
Sir Isaac Newton was a stickler for his Three Laws of Motion, but we are going to put them to the test! Once you get going learning about physics, we bet you can’t stop!
December 22-23, 26: Grossology
Grades K-2: Most Gross
Slime, oobleck, scabs, and boogers. Sound good to you? Then you’ll love our messy camp where we’ll dig in all the way up to our elbows in the gross and wonderful of all kinds of science.
Grades 3-5: Things That Make You Go EWW!
Why does our body make scabs? How do vultures stay cool? And what’s so gross about cows? Once you know the science behind these questions, you won’t think it’s gross at all!
December 29 - January 2: Zoology
Grades K-2: Lions, Tigers and Bears!
Oh My! What do these carnivores have in common with each other? How does the life of a field mouse effect the bear? Explore the food web for these animals and how we are all connected.
Grades 3-5: Eat or Be Eaten
Salmon vs. bears. Krill vs. whales. Zebra vs. lion. How does the food web on each continent connect the animals that live there? Find out more about how all animals are trying to do the same thing: survive.
February 16: Geology
Grades K-2: It’s a hard ROCK life
You think you’ve had it hard? Check out what the earth has going on inside! Join us as we learn more about the Earth from the core to the crust.
Grades 3-5: ROCK’N Out!
Rocks rule! From lava, mountains, erosion, geysers, fossils, and even the continents, geology is all around us and has so much to show us about the past!
March 20: Exploring
Grades K-2: Let’s Explore! with Dora and Diego
Join Dora and Diego in their special traveling exhibit as we explore the world around us. Read a map and test out a compass, help the Blue Morpho Butterfly and build a nest for the Spectacled Bear in this packed one day camp.
Grades 3-5: Science Adventurers
Break out the map, the compass and your GPS unit! We are off to learn about the world around us and do a little exploring in our backyard.
March 23-27: Robotics
Grades K-2: Who loves robots? WeDo®!
Using LEGO Education WeDo® robotics, spend the week with beginner robotics testing gears, levers and wheels. Make a chomping alligator and a rocking boat. LEGO is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.
Grades 3-4: LEGO® Mindstorming I:
Think LEGOs are only for building? Then enter the next level of LEGO design with LEGO Mindstorms. Challenge yourself to use your knowledge and skill to bring robots to life to perform tasks and commands. LEGO is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.
Grades 5-6: LEGO® Mindstorming II
Discover the NXT level in robot design. Using NXT LEGO Mindstorm programming technology, your creation will come to life and even respond to stimulus from the world around it. LEGO is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.