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Winter break adventures at Great Lakes Science Center

Is your child burned out from too many days in front of a computer screen?  Is being in a hands-on science class with other kids one of the things they miss most about school?  Pry them off the couch and get them down to a Winter Break Camp at Great Lakes Science Center for an interactive day of STEM adventure!

Kicking off on Monday, December 21, the Science Center has eight brand new camps for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade to choose from, featuring everything from engineering to chemistry and physics to robots!

Campers can program robots, uncover scientific mysteries, learn about NASA’s plans to return to the moon, mix up chemical concoctions, re-engineer toys and get creative with LEGOs!  Camp activities are tailored to suit each age group.

This year’s camps include:

STEM HQ Takeover
Monday, December 21

Tuesday, December 22

PPG Chemistry Lab 
Wednesday, December 23

NASA Clean Room 
Monday, December 28

NASA Artemis Day 
Tuesday, December 29

Dissection Lab 
Wednesday, December 30

Destination Earth! 
Thursday, December 31

Science Sleuth 
Friday, January 1

All camp sessions have been designed with your child’s health and safety in mind.  All campers and staff are required to wear face masks and undergo a daily health screening including a temperature check.  All materials and work spaces are sanitized before and after each use and classes use a dedicated space with access to hand-washing and sanitizer stations.  Social distancing measures are followed with small class sizes separated by age group.  Your camper can choose one day of adventure, or multiple days for a STEM-filled journey over their winter school break.

Winter break camps are $55 per day ($50 for Science Center members) and run from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., with options for before-care starting at 7:30 a.m. and after-care from 4-5:30 p.m. for an additional fee.  Sign up for all eight days of camp and receive a $40 discount. Siblings signed up the same day of camp receive a $2 discount.  Boxed lunches are available for pre-order as well for $7.50 each day, with vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options available.  Register at or by calling (216) 621-2400.

Schedules are subject to change. Visit for info.