Break Camps

STEM Discovery Center

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, outdoors, and in our exhibit halls!

 


 

Hours & Registration 

Break camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Early and late care are provided at no additional cost. Campers can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:00 p.m. A late fee applies after 6:00 p.m. 

For more information on Break Camps, please call our Reservations Department at 407.514.2112 or email classes@osc.org.

*Preschool is a DCF licensed center C09OR0729.


Break Camps Brochure

2019-2020 Break Camp Dates 

October 18

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

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it’s Superhero Science! 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!

November 25-27

K-2: Who Loves Robots? WEDO! 

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 20

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: Ready! Set! Create! 

Join us at the intersection of creativity and technology as we turn our camp into a Maker Space! Create imaginative designs using a 3D printer you can hold in your hand. Wear your art on your sleeve as we tinker with circuits to fashion wearable tech. If you can dream it, you can make it!

December 26-27

K-2: Pokemon Evolve

Are you ready to complete your own Pokédex? Explore the amazing real-life 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: OSC La-BOR-atory

Using science to make things explode, light up, and change color is awesome, but how does it all work? We’ll explore the physics and chemistry behind explosions, electricity, and new strange chemical creations – safely, of course.

December 30 - January 3

Preschool: Nursery Rhyme Science

Let’s explore the science behind some of our favorite nursery rhymes – It’s Raining  It’s Pouring - Where does rain come from? , Humpty Dumpty - How could we keep Humpty Dumpty safe?  and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - What is in the night sky? 

K-2: #ScienceStar

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: 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! 

January 6

K-2: Bot Break!

Beep, boop, bop! Learn the language of robots as we program a mini robot called Ozobot. Make your Ozobot spin and follow a maze while getting an introduction to coding. By the end of the day you will have your Ozobot beep, bop and zooming away!

3-5: Mindstorm Mania

Bring Robots to life! With LEGO Mindstorm 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.

February 17

K-2: Eww! That's Gross

From animals that stink to the science behind boogers, get ready to be disgusted by the world’s grossest things. From the slimy and smelly to the slippery and smooshy, you’ll be saying “eww” all day long.

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! Come help us explore the answers to these questions and more as we learn about our place in Space.

March 13

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 learn how to crack a laser security system while exploring the science and technology that help make secret agents successful. 

3-5: Nature's Engineers

Have you ever wanted super strength like an ant or to fly like a bird? Dive into the world of biomimicry where scientists are taking their cue from nature to create technology like exoskeletons or planes to help us overcome everyday obstacles.

March 16-20

Preschool: Construction Junction

Calling all budding engineers and architects! Let use simple machines, engineering design process and unexpected materials to create buildings and structures for people, animals and the Earth.  Make sure to have your hard hat on and your tool belt fastened.

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: Ancient Civilizations

Dive into the world of ancient civilizations as we prepare for our summer exhibit: Pompeii: The Immortal City. From frescoes to pottery, aqueducts to pyramids; we will uncover hidden wonders and use modern technology to make the past come alive! 

2019-2020 Break Camp Pricing 

Members: Grades K-5

1 Day: $80

2 Days: $125 

3 Days: $165

4 Days: $200

5 Days: $230

Members: Preschool*

5 Days: $230

Non-Members: Grades K-5

1 Day: $90

2 Days: $145 

3 Days: $190

4 Days: $230

5 Days: $260

Non-Members: Preschool*

5 Days: $260

*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.