Events & Programs

Spring Break Camps

Camps

Spring Break Camps are offered at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue, Pacific Science Center in Seattle and St. Thomas School in Medina for grades K-5. Ignite your child’s curiosity at one of our innovative week-long camps. Campers engage in facilitated activities and experiments while parents can rest assured that their child is under quality supervision by our exceptional staff. Afternoon extended day care is available at all locations.

Registration for Spring Break Camps is now closed. 

 

 

2019 Spring Break Camps

Camps at Pacific Science Center

Camp runs from 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. daily.

  • Drop-off: 8:45 – 9 a.m.  |  Pick-up: 3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
  • Morning extended day care is available from 7-8:45 a.m. Cost: $65 for the week
  • Afternoon extended day care is available from 3:30 – 6 p.m. Cost: $65 for the week
  • Camper Lunch Program is available for $50 for the week, and includes lunch and two snacks.

Teddy’s Grand Adventure (Grades K-1)
Teddy’s packing for an adventure to find out what scientists do. Embark on a journey with your new stuffed friend and explore the world of science careers. Each evening, Teddy will venture out to make a new discovery. Help Teddy recover from tumbles, care for animals, and design airplanes to fly around the world. After your journey, Teddy will be ready to join you at home.

Meteorologists in Training (Grades 2-3)
Get out your barometer, thermometer, anemometer and sundial! Don’t have them? Don’t worry! We will make a new weather tool each day to help us measure the weather. Meet a meteorologist and learn how weather systems work. At the end of the week, broadcast your knowledge using a green screen!

Food Lab (Grades 4-5)
Don an apron, roll up your sleeves and dive into the science of cooking. Explore how biology, chemistry and physics are used to enhance the properties and flavors of food. Taste the differences between gelification, spherification, emulsification and suspension. Make juicy spheres, bubbling concoctions and smoking beverages. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to play with your food!

Camps at Mercer Slough

Camp runs from 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. daily.

  • Drop-off: 8:45 – 9 a.m.
  • Pick-up: 3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
  • Morning extended day care is available from 7-8:45 a.m. Cost: $65 for the week
  • Afternoon extended day care is available from 3:30 – 6 p.m. Cost: $65 for the week

Slough Sleuths (Grades K-1)
What is that buzzing? Who made that paw print in the mud? Why are there so many holes in the tree? Grab your detective cap and magnifying glass for an exciting week of exploring. Use your sleuthing skills to find clues about the mysteries of life at Mercer Slough. Good luck detectives!

  • Cost: $410, or $380 for Members

Planet of the Decomposers (Grades 2-3)
How does a lowly fungus bring down a whole tree? Did you know that there are more organisms in one handful of soil than there are humans on Earth? Investigate the decaying side of nature as you canoe through a wetland, explore a beach and hike through an old growth forest. Probe the forest floor and visit an organic farm to see healthy soil at work. Conduct a variety of experiments and mulch, mulch more.

  • Cost: $410, or $380 for Members

Eco-Engineers (Grades 4-5)
Put on your hard-hat and hiking shoes to explore the art of engineering in the natural world. Learn how humans have engineered sustainable solutions to live in and around wetlands. Explore how we look to animal engineers for inspiration. Create your own designs to solve engineering challenges and identify engineering needs to help humans, animals and the environment.

  • Cost: $460, or $430 for Members
Camps at St. Thomas School

Lunch and snacks are included in the cost of camps at St. Thomas School.

Camp runs from 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. daily.

  • Drop-off: 8:45 – 9 a.m.
  • Pick-up: 3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
  • Afternoon extended day care is available from 3:30 – 6 p.m. Cost: $60 for the week, or $15 daily.

Cookie Caper (Grades K-2)
Help! PacSci’s top secret cookie recipe has been stolen by Countess Crumb and we need your chemistry skills to solve this mystery. Grab your magnifying glass as we take a closer look into the chemical reactions behind potential cookie ingredients like flour, salt, and of course, sugar. Recover the top secret cookie recipe and make your own perfect chocolate chip cookie. The future of cookies depends on you!

Young Physicians (Grades 3-5)
Are you interested in becoming a doctor? Spend a week as a Young Physician and get a head start on a career in medicine! Make a cast, learn how to take vital signs, complete a DNA extraction and try your hand at suturing. Compare your bones to those in a cow’s leg and your tendons to a chicken’s. At the end of the week, learn how to do a dissection!

Extended Care

Morning and afternoon extended day care are available at all locations. Morning care runs from 7-8:45 a.m. and 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

 

Camper Lunch Program

Lunch is available at PacSci only. The menu is provided by our café.

Lunch Pricing

Cost: $45 for the week 

 

 

 

Camp Policies and Information

Policies, Transfer, & Cancellation

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.

Ignite your curiosity day after day! Be a part of and help us build a community where children and adults are empowered by science.

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