Just because school is on a break doesn’t mean the learning has to stop!
Orlando Science Center hosts break camps when Orange County Public Schools or Seminole County Public Schools are out of session for teacher work days and holiday breaks including winter and spring break.
Engaging break camps give children a productive and fun way to spend their time off from school with a chance to learn more about STEM in an exciting, interactive environment. Campers will explore a variety of hands-on science topics in a classroom setting and outdoors!
In addition to developing an engaging and educational curriculum, our team has worked with the American Camp Association and their CDC liaisons to help us design a high quality health and safety plan to support campers and staff.
2020-2021 Break Camp Dates
K-2: Dream It, Build It
Can you build moving machines that zoom through the room? Can you create a castle that can withstand an enemy attack? If you can dream it, you can build it using STEM skills that will have you cheering for engineering.
3-5: Lasers Engaged
Spend your day moving at light speed with activities that will shine some light on lasers and the light spectrum. Experiment with UV rays, observe the light of distant stars and create a laser defense system to protect your base.
K-2: Pet Vets
What do you do when an alligator has a toothache? Can dogs see in color? When our furry (and scaly) friends get sick, the veterinarian is there to make them feel better. Spend some time in vet school and get hands-on experience caring for your favorite animals!
3-5: Superhero Science
Push yourself to soar higher, go further, and be faster as we plunge into the science behind your favorite super heroes! Harness the power of the elements and race to super speeds while working as a team to overcome obstacles. It’s the science behind super powers!
K-2: Jr. Astronauts
Strap in for a journey to the Sun, Moon and the amazing planets that call our solar system home! Train like an astronaut and plan your mission before you touch down on the rocky red surface of Mars.
3-5: No Bones About It
Travel through time and excavate Florida’s past! Become an anthropologist for the day and learn to survey land, set dig sites, and collect data to uncover the mysteries of history. Remember that artifact belongs in a museum!
K-2: Spy Kids Inc.
Calling all secret agents! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to learn about the world of spy gadgetry! Swap coded messages with your fellow agents and crack the secret to the super spy training course while exploring the science and technology that help make secret agents successful.
3-5: Peer into the Past
Dive into the world of ancient civilizations as we explore our blockbuster exhibit: Pompeii: The Immortal City. From pottery to aqueducts to pyramids; we will uncover hidden wonders and use modern technology to make the past come alive!
K-2: Who Loves Robots? We Do!
Test your STEM skills by building a chomping alligator or a friendly rover from LEGO Education WeDo® robotics! Discover the basic principles of robotics by putting gears, levers and wheels to work. LEGO is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.
3-5: Our World of Minecraft
Obsessed with the world of Minecraft? Bring it to life one block at a time while defending your creation from Creepers. We’ll explore gravity and test how the physics of this compelling game compares to the world around us. Minecraft is a registered trademark of MOJANG SYNERGIES AB, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.
December 28 – January 1
Preschool: Nursery Rhyme Science
Is an egg’s shell weak or strong? "Humpty Dumpty" might know. What would sink or float in "Jack and Jill’s" pail of water? What made Jack come tumbling down? Through age appropriate hand-on STEM activities we will discover the answers to these inquiries.
Learn about the world of vlogging and discover the tech behind your favorite social media videos while you work as a team to create your own science vlog. Campers will be taught responsible social media usage and videos will be posted to Orlando Science Center’s private social media channel.
3-5: Robot Revolution: Vex vs Mindstorm
Bring Robots to life! With LEGO Mindstorm and VEX Robotics, we’ll learn the basics of robotic design and programming, then put our robots to work performing tasks and solving problems. LEGO is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this site. VEX and VEX Robotics are trademarks or service marks of Innovation First International, INC. which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.
K-2: Frozen in Florida
Do you want to build a snowman...in Florida? Join us for a day of frozen fun as we learn about heat and cold, play with polysnow and freeze liquid in an instant! You’ll have “snow” much fun at this brrrrrreak camp!
3-5: Slime Time!
What time is it? Slime time! Explore the chemistry behind these gooey solutions as we spend the day becoming slime masters.
K-2: Ocean Explorers
Put on your scuba gear and dive deep into the underwater world of the ocean. Travel on the East Australian Current with a bale of sea turtles and measure a Blue Whale. From jellyfish that light up to underwater volcanoes; you’ll never guess what we’ll find under the sea!
3-5: Space Madness
Are you mad for Space Science? Are you curious about the cosmos? Ever wonder how our Sun provides energy for living things on Earth or why we can’t live on Venus? Then this camp is for you! Explore the answers to these questions and more as we learn about our place in Space.
K-2: Pokemon Evolve
Are you ready to complete your own Pokédex? Explore the amazing animals and environments that are the inspiration for Pokémon. Master the skills you’ll need to create your own fantastic creatures and catch ‘em all! Pokémon is a registered trademark of Nintendo, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.
3-5: Ready, Set, Create!
With imagination as your guide, campers will design, test, and build their own creations! Explore what being a maker or inventor is all about with projects like wearable technology and 3Doodler creations.
Preschool: Storybook STEM Adventures
Campers will enjoy hands-on activities and experience the literacy wonders and challenges of exploring the Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math behind some cool story book adventures.
K-2: Engineering Together
Buildings and bridges and towers, oh my! Use Legos and household items to explore the tools and techniques needed to make super strong structures that stand up to any test. LEGO is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.
3-5: Wizards 101
Your letter has arrived! Journey to your favorite wizarding camp as we craft a light up wand, play with the physics of flight, and brew chemical potions that will ensnare the senses. Join us as we explore the science behind the magic!
Grades K–5: Members / General Public
$90 / $100
$135 / $155
$175 / $200
$210 / $240
$240 / $270
Preschool*: Members / General Public
$240 / $270
Break camps run from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Additional fees apply)
Lunch and Snack offered by our food partners
Early Care is available from 7:30–8:30 a.m. for $5
Late Care is available from 4:30–6:00 p.m. for $10
*Preschool camps are available only for 5-day breaks. Preschool is a DCF licensed center C09OR0729.
IMPORTANT: You must have an active membership before proceeding to the 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.