Now accepting registrations for Summer 2014!
February 10, 2014:
Member Registration Begins
February 17, 2014:
Public Registration Begins
March 3, 2014:
Scholarship Forms Available
June 16, 2014:
First Day of Camp
Exciting explorations, delightful discoveries and
wild wonders await your family this summer at Hands-On Science Camp at the California Science
Center. We offer more than 30 courses, including
popular parent-and-child classes that give families
a chance to investigate science together. The
Hands-On Science Camp staff consists of education
professionals and working professionals in science
fields. Your child will have a unique, fun and
Take a look at this year's class listings!
Preschool | Kindergarten | 1st & 2nd Grade | 3rd & 4th Grade
5th & 6th Grade | 7th & 8th Grade | Extended Day Program
Download the 2014 Catalog and Registration Forms
Registration Form - English
Registration Form - Spanish
Scholarship Application - English
Scholarship Application - Spanish
Download a California Science Center Map
Programs will be held in the Wallis Annenberg Building
Registration and Parent Information
A confirmation letter will be mailed to you within two weeks of receiving your completed registration and payment. Please bring with you each day of class for free 15-minute parking during pick-up and drop-off.
Campers taking a full-day class or both morning and afternoon classes can sign up for the Extended Day Program. This program allows you to drop off your child at 8 am (one hour before class begins) and pick them up at 5 pm (two hours after the afternoon or full-day class ends).
Combining Half-Day Programs to Create a Full-Day
Two half-day programs can be combined to create a full-day. A supervised lunch period is included when purchasing a morning and afternoon class. Lunch will not be provided by the California Science Center Foundation. Campers must bring their own lunch for all day classes. Snacks and water are recommended.
Refunds are permitted up to 30 days prior to the start of your Camp session. A $25 processing fee will be subtracted from the refund. There are no refunds or credits within 30 days prior to Camp. If you do not receive a confirmation letter, please call (213) 744-7444. In the event that a class is cancelled by the California Science Center Foundation, we will make arrangements for your child to enroll in another class or refund your money.
Class changes must be made 30 days in advance. A $25 processing fee will be charged for each change made to your reservation. There is no guarantee that space will be available in another class and no cash refunds will be given, so please plan carefully before registering.
Members receive a discount on classes as well as Science Center benefits and special opportunities all year round! Click here for more details about Membership benefits.
Hands-On Science Camp takes place in and around the Wallis Annenberg Building for Science Learning and Innovation which houses cutting-edge classrooms and labs. Campers will have access to a modern environment that include the Big Lab, a 32,000 sq. ft. space containing large-scale experiment platforms designed for hands-on investigation.
Snacks and Lunch
Lunch will not be provided by the California Science Center Foundation. Campers must bring their own lunches for full-day classes. Snacks and water are recommended. Campers will not be allowed to purchase lunch in or around the Science Center. During lunch time, campers will be supervised by Camp staff, and then taken to their next class. Parents do not need to pick up their child for lunch if their child is attending camp for a full day.
For more information about registration or day-of Camp procedures, please refer to page 3 of the Camp Catalog.
out the fun we have had in past summers!