Events & Programs

Mid-Winter Break Camps

Ignite your child’s curiosity at one of our innovative week-long Mid-Winter Break Camps. Campers engage in facilitated activities and experiments while parents can be certain that their child is under quality supervision by our exceptional staff.

Mid-Winter Break Camps are located at PacSci in Seattle and Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue.

Mid-Winter Break Camps Registration is Now Closed

Registration closed Feb. 12 at 11:59 p.m.

 

2020 Mid-Winter Break Camp Sessions

Camps at Pacific Science Center

Camps are from 8:45 a.m.3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted

To the Moon! | WAITLIST

Time: Morning, half-day, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: Members, $160 / General Public, $190
Ages: PreKK
Become an astronomer and blast off into a week of space-themed crafts and stories. Make and take home your own moon sand, fizzy planet, and constellation art while learning about the universe.

 

Snack Science | WAITLIST

Time: Afternoon, half-day, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Cost: Members, $160 / General Public, $190
Ages: PreK–K
Is the perfect snack crunchy, salty, gooey, or colorful? Use your senses to explore the colors, smells, and tastes of food. Experiment with kitchen chemistry and make your own tasty treat! 

 

3-2-1 Blast Off! | SOLD OUT

Cost: Members, $350 / General public, $380
Ages: Grades K–1
Galaxies, black holes, and shooting stars await a junior astronomer just like you! Get hands-on astronautical experience by mapping out the solar system, launching rockets, and making your own model planet to take home.

 

Out of this World

Cost: Members, $350 / General public, $380
Ages: Grades 2–3
What does it take to become an astronaut and venture into space? Get inspired by NASA’s next steps in space exploration as you make moon sand, learn about deep space travel, and launch rockets!

 

Mission to Mars

Cost: Members, $400 / General public, $430
Ages: Grades 4–6
Do you have what it takes to survive the cold and unforgiving Martian environment? Discover what it takes to travel to and colonize the red planet by building a base, space suit, and mission plan for when disaster strikes.

Camps at Mercer Slough

Camps are from 8:45 a.m.3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted

Birds, Bugs, and Bunnies | WAITLIST

Cost: Members, $350 / General public, $380
Ages: Grades K–1
Did you know that owls can fly without making a sound and dragonfly nymphs use water-jet propulsion? Learn fun facts about wetland residents as you search for creatures and discover hidden homes.

 

Hidden Bears and Snowshoe Hares

Cost: Members, $400 / General public, $430
Ages: Grades 2–3
Discover wintry adaptations as you conduct weather experiments and search for signs of hidden animals.  Explore seasonal art as you learn about how animals stay warm, find food and escape from predators in this exploration into the winter world.  

 

Trash to Treasures | CANCELLED

Cost: Members, $400 / General public, $430
Ages: Grades 4–6
UP-cycle trash into treasure as you dive into sustainability. Investigate how far across the planet our trash travels and what happens when we throw things away. Practice Leave No Trace guidelines on a hike, make recycled paper, and transform old T-shirts into something new.

 

Extended Care

Morning extended day care are available at PacSci only. Morning care is not available at Mercer Slough or for afternoon half-day camps. Morning care runs from 7-8:45 a.m.

Afternoon extended day care is available PacSci and Mercer Slough. Afternoon care is not available for morning half-day camps. Afternoon care runs from 3:30-6 p.m.

Extended Care Pricing

Weekly Morning Care Cost: $65 per week
Weekly Afternoon Care Cost: $65 per week
Daily Morning/Afternoon Care Cost: $16 per day each

Camper Lunch Program

Lunch is available for full-day camps at PacSci. Lunch is not available for half-day camps or for camps at Mercer Slough. Preschool campers registered for both the morning and afternoon camp sessions can register for lunch at PacSci.

The menu is provided by our café.

Lunch Pricing

Cost: $45 for the week 

 

Camp Policies and Information

Policies, Transfers, & Cancellations

Transfers

Requests for transfers must be made at least one week prior to the camp start date. The cost to transfer your child between camps is $30 per transfer.

To transfer your child between camps or cancel your child’s camp session(s), call (206) 443-2925.

Please have your confirmation number ready. Your confirmation number can be found in the confirmation email you received after registering for summer camp.

Cancellations

Requests for withdrawal from camp must be made at least two weeks prior to the camp start date. Please call (206) 443-2925 to cancel a camp session.

Please have your confirmation number ready. Your confirmation number can be found in the confirmation email you received after registering for summer camp.

A $100 non-refundable deposit will be retained per camp session. No refunds will be given within two weeks of the camp start date.

Waitlist Procedures

An email will be sent if a spot becomes available. Please register for the camp through the link provided in the email. You will have to pay for the camp and complete the registration process.

If you would like to transfer to a different camp, please call our office after registering.

 

 

Members Save on Camps

PacSci Members enjoy discounts on all camps, as well as many other benefits.

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