Hands-On Science Camp Goes Virtual at the California Science Center

“From Our Lab to Your Home”


Los Angeles  – The California Science Center has presented Hands-On Science Camp to generations of young scientists and explorers throughout Los Angeles. Although our in-person camp will not take place this summer due to COVID-19 health and safety measures, the Science Center will continue to make science learning fun and accessible – “from our lab to your home.”

Virtual Hands-On Science Camp will engage young minds, Pre-K to 8th grade in problem solving and inquiry through science and engineering. Beginning June 22 and continuing through July 31, weeklong daily camp sessions will be held on Zoom for 90 minutes with hands-on activities led by dynamic camp staff. Our small class sizes encourage collaboration and meaningful interactions for all campers to receive the support and attention needed to succeed.

All materials needed for the hands-on investigations and explorations will be sent to the camper’s home or can be picked up curbside upon request. Camps will also experience the Science Center through virtual tours of exhibits, live demonstrations and exclusive question-and-answer sessions with on-site scientists and animal care staff. In addition, campers will stay active with fun opportunities for physical movement throughout the class.

An offline version of the camp is also available for students without access to technology or for those who wish to participate at their own pace.

“We are excited to offer Virtual Hands-On Science Camp as an alternative this summer,” says Gretchen Bazela, Deputy Director of Education. “The new format allows us to continue our mission of making science accessible and fun by providing engaging activities and experiments that can be done at home.”

For detailed information and registration forms, please visit www.californiasciencecenter.org/programs/camp/summercamp. Scholarships are available for families who demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

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About the California Science Center

The California Science Center’s mission is as follows:” We aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people’s lives.”

The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, California 90037.