Da Vinci Science Center

Da Vinci Science Center Bringing Science to Life and Lives to Science
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The Da Vinci Science Center (DSC) is a national award-winning nonprofit organization that has brought science to life and lives to science since 1992. The Center’s hands-on exhibits, programs, and partnership efforts present the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to kids informally, playfully, and in ways that relate to their popular interests. These active and engaging experiences awaken interest, promote fundamental skills, and inspire students to consider exciting STEM careers that meet growing industry demands.

Mission: To bring science to life and lives to science.

Next weekend, Feb. 22 & 23, is Desert Weekend at Da Vinci Science Center! Meet Einstein the Camel from Peaceable Kingdom...
02/18/2020

Next weekend, Feb. 22 & 23, is Desert Weekend at Da Vinci Science Center! Meet Einstein the Camel from Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo and some of his friends, including a fennec fox! Details at http://bit.ly/2RVnCYS.

Hayden Trexler Schmidt, a Da Vinci Science Center Inventors Lab alum, has earned his third U.S. Patent in less than a ye...
02/18/2020
Da Vinci Science Center Inventors Lab Alum Earns Third U.S. Patent - Da Vinci Science Center

Hayden Trexler Schmidt, a Da Vinci Science Center Inventors Lab alum, has earned his third U.S. Patent in less than a year for his circuit breaker tagging invention. Congratulations Hayden! Read more at http://bit.ly/2P2YX2P.

The Da Vinci Science Center is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent Office has granted Hayden Trexler Schmidt a third patent in less than a year for his circuit breaker tagging invention. Schmidt shares this patent as a co-inventor with his brother, Arthur T. Schmidt, III and father, Arthur Schm...

A huge thank you to our friends at Dutch Springs for bringing their sled dogs to visit us this holiday weekend!
02/17/2020

A huge thank you to our friends at Dutch Springs for bringing their sled dogs to visit us this holiday weekend!

02/14/2020

We're back to normal Sunday operating hours starting this weekend! Join us this Sunday, Feb. 16, beginning at 12 p.m. for live sled dog shows and more Polar Weekend activities.

James West is an inventor and physicist, best known for developing microphone technology used today in cell phones, lapt...
02/14/2020

James West is an inventor and physicist, best known for developing microphone technology used today in cell phones, laptops, hearing aids, and more. West has been awarded over 250 patents for his discoveries, and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1999. #BlackHistoryMonth

Real sled dogs will be here this weekend, Feb. 15-17! Interact with the dogs up-close and learn how they're trained. Don...
02/14/2020

Real sled dogs will be here this weekend, Feb. 15-17! Interact with the dogs up-close and learn how they're trained. Don't miss your chance to say hello to some of our furriest friends. More information on show times at http://bit.ly/2vC3lPc.

Our maker space experience, Leo's Creativity Studio, has new and exciting activities beginning tomorrow, Feb. 12! Crazy ...
02/11/2020

Our maker space experience, Leo's Creativity Studio, has new and exciting activities beginning tomorrow, Feb. 12! Crazy Contraptions activities include a chain reaction table, a domino challenge, and creating popsicle poppers! Activities run through May 22. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2OINYLt.

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02/09/2020

Da Vinci Science Center's cover photo

Polar Weekend is just a few days away! Live sled dogs from Dutch Springs will be here to meet you on Feb. 15-17! Learn a...
02/09/2020

Polar Weekend is just a few days away! Live sled dogs from Dutch Springs will be here to meet you on Feb. 15-17! Learn all about mushing and how huskies adapt to cold conditions. More information at http://bit.ly/2vC3lPc.

Meet Einstein the Camel and some of his friends, including a fennec fox, desert tortoise, and bearded dragon, during Des...
02/08/2020

Meet Einstein the Camel and some of his friends, including a fennec fox, desert tortoise, and bearded dragon, during Desert Weekend on Feb. 22-23. You and your family will get an up-close look at animals that live in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2RVnCYS.

02/07/2020

The last weekend for BubbleOlogy! is upon us! Don't miss your chance to see bubbles burst into flames! Show times and tickets available at http://bit.ly/2raDJXH.

Seniors can explore how to manage and prevent breathing issues during Senior Science Monday this Monday, Feb. 10 from 1-...
02/06/2020

Seniors can explore how to manage and prevent breathing issues during Senior Science Monday this Monday, Feb. 10 from 1-2 p.m. Dr. Livia Bratis will explain why so many seniors suffer from breathing issues, and why they often go undiagnosed. This program is presented by St. Luke's University Health Network. Learn more and register at http://bit.ly/2J1D5l6.

Early-bird registration now open for summer camp! Experienced Da Vinci Science Center educators lead hands-on science ac...
02/05/2020

Early-bird registration now open for summer camp! Experienced Da Vinci Science Center educators lead hands-on science activities that inspire campers to think creatively, be curious, and learn through their own observations and discoveries. Campers will make friends, develop lifelong critical thinking skills, and totally have the most fun with science. Save now through Feb. 29 with Early-Bird Registration. More information at http://bit.ly/2SN6KEL.

February is Black History Month, so all month long we'll be highlighting outstanding black scientists and engineers! Mae...
02/04/2020

February is Black History Month, so all month long we'll be highlighting outstanding black scientists and engineers! Mae Jemison became the first black woman in space in 1992 when she traveled on the space shuttle "Endeavor". Jemison is more than just an astronaut though, she's also an educator, physician, and the founder of a technology research company. #BlackHistoryMonth

Interact with real sled dogs during Polar Weekend at Da Vinci Science Center on Feb. 15-17. Dutch Springs will be here w...
02/03/2020

Interact with real sled dogs during Polar Weekend at Da Vinci Science Center on Feb. 15-17. Dutch Springs will be here with a few of their sled dogs to teach you all about mushing and how huskies can adapt to cold conditions. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2vC3lPc.

We are excited to welcome Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier, as a member of our Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) F...
01/27/2020

We are excited to welcome Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier, as a member of our Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Forum panel of distinguished female leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). The free panel discussion on March 18 is open to the public and will discuss different perspectives women bring to these industries and challenges they face when pursuing a career in male-dominated fields. Learn more at http://bit.ly/37x0HZj

Congratulations to Dr. Frank Schweighardt, longtime Science Center trustee and former Chairman of the Board, who has rec...
01/26/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Frank Schweighardt, longtime Science Center trustee and former Chairman of the Board, who has recently been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who with their Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more at http://bit.ly/37lRyCR.

01/24/2020

There's only three weekends left to catch BubbleOlogy! shows from bubbleologist Casey Carle. You don't want to miss helium-filled bubbles, bubbles shot from a vortex cannon, and bubbles that BURST INTO FLAMES! Tickets and showtimes at http://bit.ly/2raDJXH.

Seniors will explore clever ways to stay mentally sharp during Senior Science Monday this Monday, Jan. 27 from 1-2 p.m. ...
01/23/2020

Seniors will explore clever ways to stay mentally sharp during Senior Science Monday this Monday, Jan. 27 from 1-2 p.m. Dr. Aaron Lasker will also explain the latest research on Alzheimer's and other dementia. Senior Science Monday is presented by St. Luke's University Health Network. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://bit.ly/2J1D5l6.

Only a few days left to submit your application for our Student & Educator Hall of Fame Awards. Student winners will rec...
01/22/2020

Only a few days left to submit your application for our Student & Educator Hall of Fame Awards. Student winners will receive $2,000 scholarships and educators will receive free programming for their classrooms, valued up to $1,000. Deadline to apply is this Monday, Jan. 27. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2QeeQTO.

01/17/2020

Have you ever seen soap bubbles burst into flames?!? Well now is your chance! Bubbleologist Casey Carle will do that and so much more during BubbleOlogy!, an all new show at Da Vinci Science Center, running on weekends, now through Feb. 9. For more info on show times and tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2raDJXH.

We are extremely grateful to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms for their generous contribution toward our STEM Summer Literacy ...
01/16/2020

We are extremely grateful to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms for their generous contribution toward our STEM Summer Literacy Program. Pictured from left to right: Melvin, Phantom's mascot; Karen Knecht, Director of Education, Da Vinci Science Center; Jennifer Keeble, Executive Director of Phantoms Charities; and Judy Belaires, Director of Philanthropy and Special Assistant to the CEO, Da Vinci Science Center.

The deadline to apply or nominate someone for our Student and Educator Hall of Fame Awards is only 2 weeks away! Student...
01/13/2020

The deadline to apply or nominate someone for our Student and Educator Hall of Fame Awards is only 2 weeks away! Student winners will receive $2,000 scholarships, and educators will receive a free field trip or classroom program for their class (valued up to $1,000). Applications due by Jan. 27. Apply at http://bit.ly/2QeeQTO.

Bubbleologist Casey Carle is back with an ALL NEW show, BubbleOlogy!, starting this weekend! Witness bubbles like you've...
01/10/2020

Bubbleologist Casey Carle is back with an ALL NEW show, BubbleOlogy!, starting this weekend! Witness bubbles like you've never seen them before, including helium-filled bubbles, vortex cannon bubbles, and bubbles that BURST INTO FLAMES! More information on show times and dates at http://bit.ly/2raDJXH.

The deadline to apply for our Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Forum Dinner is just 1 week away! Female highschoole...
01/10/2020

The deadline to apply for our Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Forum Dinner is just 1 week away! Female highschoolers can apply for the opportunity to meet with and receive advice from female STEM professionals at our annual WISE dinner. Applications are due Jan. 17. Apply online at http://bit.ly/2uev7Rh.

And the Ice Cream Wars 12 Champion is....B Braun with their Ninja Turtle Ice Cream! Congratulations to all of the teams ...
01/04/2020

And the Ice Cream Wars 12 Champion is....B Braun with their Ninja Turtle Ice Cream! Congratulations to all of the teams for another great competition! #IceCreamWars

Only 15 minutes left to taste all of the ice cream flavors! The Ice Cream Wars 12 champion will be announced at 3:30 p.m...
01/04/2020

Only 15 minutes left to taste all of the ice cream flavors! The Ice Cream Wars 12 champion will be announced at 3:30 p.m. and will be posted on our website and social media. Which flavor was your favorite? #IceCreamWars

Our friends at The Udder Bar, pictured here with Science Center Executive Director Lin Erickson, have a special surprise...
01/04/2020

Our friends at The Udder Bar, pictured here with Science Center Executive Director Lin Erickson, have a special surprise for the Ice Cream Wars 12 champions. Join us for our winner announcement today at 3:30 p.m. to find out what it is!

Expert taste-testers are hard at work sampling each ice cream flavor during Ice Cream Wars 12. It's not too late to join...
01/04/2020

Expert taste-testers are hard at work sampling each ice cream flavor during Ice Cream Wars 12. It's not too late to join us and cast your vote for your favorite flavor! Tasting goes until 2:30 p.m. today! #IceCreamWars

Applications to attend our Women in Science & Engineering Forum Dinner are due on Jan. 17. Female high schoolers are inv...
01/03/2020

Applications to attend our Women in Science & Engineering Forum Dinner are due on Jan. 17. Female high schoolers are invited to apply for the opportunity to talk one-on-one with and receive advice from female professionals and college students. To apply, visit http://bit.ly/2uev7Rh.

Happy New Year! We're kicking off 2020 with Ice Cream Wars 12, a competition of SUPER COOL proportions where local organ...
01/01/2020

Happy New Year! We're kicking off 2020 with Ice Cream Wars 12, a competition of SUPER COOL proportions where local organizations battle to create the best ice cream flavor! Sample all nine flavors, vote for your favorite, and help us crown the Ice Cream Wars 12 champion! It all happens this Saturday, Jan. 4. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2EJo98Y.

We're just one month away from the deadline to apply for our Hall of Fame Awards. Five high school students with a passi...
12/30/2019

We're just one month away from the deadline to apply for our Hall of Fame Awards. Five high school students with a passion for science will be awarded $2,000 scholarships. Three educators who inspire enthusiasm for science will be awarded a free classroom program or field trip for their students, valued up to $1,000. To apply for the awards or nominate an educator, visit davincisciencecenter.org.

Ice Cream Wars is only one week away! We can't wait to taste all of the unique flavors that each team creates! Join us o...
12/28/2019

Ice Cream Wars is only one week away! We can't wait to taste all of the unique flavors that each team creates! Join us on Saturday, Jan. 4 and vote for your favorite. Who will become the Ice Cream Wars 12 champion? Learn more at http://bit.ly/2EJo98Y.

12/25/2019

Christmas may be winding down, but the fun is only beginning at Da Vinci Science Center! We have BubbleMania! shows every day from Dec. 26-Dec. 31. Don't miss your chance to see how the ordinary soap bubble can become something EXTRAORDINARY! More information on show times and tickets available at http://bit.ly/2raDJXH.

Do you know a high school student who is uncommonly creative and passionate about science? How about a teacher who can i...
12/23/2019

Do you know a high school student who is uncommonly creative and passionate about science? How about a teacher who can inspire enthusiasm for science with innovative approaches? Da Vinci Science Center is looking for applications for the Hall of Fame Awards, where students are awarded $2,000 scholarships and educators receive high-quality classroom programs or a field trip for their students, valued up to $1,000. Applications are due by Jan. 27. For more information, visit davincisciencecenter.org.

Ice Cream Wars 12 is right around the corner! On Saturday, Jan. 4, come taste 9 different ice cream flavors made using l...
12/21/2019

Ice Cream Wars 12 is right around the corner! On Saturday, Jan. 4, come taste 9 different ice cream flavors made using liquid nitrogen! Vote for your favorite and help us crown the Ice Cream Wars 12 champion! Will B104 hold their title for the third year in a row? We can't wait to find out! http://bit.ly/2EJo98Y

A few of our STEAM Team Traveling Science Educators had a blast last week when they brought one of our Science Celebrati...
12/17/2019

A few of our STEAM Team Traveling Science Educators had a blast last week when they brought one of our Science Celebrations, STEAM Fest, to the Boys & Girls Club of Easton. You can learn more about our Traveling Science programs at https://www.davincisciencecenter.org/traveling-science/.

STEAM Fest was a blast! If you were at the B&GCE tonight, Friday, December 13, 2019, then you participated in the fun, challenging, and teachable moments with science.

A sincere "THANK-YOU" goes out to Peter Flood, Carol Luthar, and Steven Thomas with Da Vinci Science Center. Kudos to an amazing evening and providing your talents and knowledge to our club members, mentoring and teaching them about science.

Members and parents came to celebrate a mix of science, technology, engineering, art, and math in the celebration. Stations included Keva Block Building Challenges, Color Creations, Wind Tubes, Bernoulli Principle activity, and Egg Cup Challenge.

Activities included launching objects into the sky with 7-foot wind tunnels, creating color palettes, using blocks to make building challenges, experimenting with forces and motion as youth engineered complex structures with simple building materials (like levitating a ball on a blow dryer and trying to land a plastic egg in a cup by force).

Check out the photos.

For Q & A, contact Monica Bowles, B&GCE Program Director, at (610) 703-8575.

Teams are hard at work preparing for Ice Cream Wars 12 on Saturday, Jan. 4. Come sample all nine flavors and vote on you...
12/16/2019

Teams are hard at work preparing for Ice Cream Wars 12 on Saturday, Jan. 4. Come sample all nine flavors and vote on your favorite!

Are you ready for Ice Cream Wars 12 at Da Vinci Science Center? Team WFMZ is busy in the lab working on our entry.

12/06/2019

Have you seen BubbleMania! yet? If not, good news! Casey Carle, professional bubbleologist, will be here all weekend long! We're even open EARLY on Sunday (10:30 a.m.) to bring you even more show times! Don't miss your chance to witness how the ordinary soap bubble can turn into something extraordinary! Learn more at http://bit.ly/2raDJXH.

With more than 100 types of arthritis out there, finding the best treatment can be tricky. Dr. Matthew Brown will provid...
12/05/2019

With more than 100 types of arthritis out there, finding the best treatment can be tricky. Dr. Matthew Brown will provide a good overview on how to prevent, treat, and manage arthritis during Senior Science Monday this Monday, Dec. 9 from 1-2 p.m. Senior Science Mondays are presented by St. Luke's University Health Network. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2J1D5l6.

12/02/2019

What if the Da Vinci Science Center didn’t exist?

Jane and her grandkids are sure glad it does. “If the Da Vinci Science Center didn’t exist, the kids wouldn’t have these opportunities to gain greater knowledge of science. Every parent wants to give their children the opportunity to achieve at their highest levels. By experiencing science at this level, kids are more encouraged, excited, and interested in STEAM fields.”

Join Jane and her family in supporting the Da Vinci Science Center tomorrow at 8 a.m. $10 can bring science to life for one under-served student. With Facebook’s #GivingTuesday match, $10 becomes $20 and one under-served student becomes two!

To learn more about how your support makes a difference, visit http://davincisciencecenter.org/annualfund.

11/29/2019

Rest up from your shopping sprees because we're opening early on Sundays through Feb. 9! Come on over starting at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday and check out BubbleMania!, a live show from bubbleologist Casey Carle. Show tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/2raDJXH.

#GivingTuesday is December 3 this year. Jane and her family have been members of the Da Vinci Science Center since 2005 ...
11/26/2019

#GivingTuesday is December 3 this year. Jane and her family have been members of the Da Vinci Science Center since 2005 and give beyond the annual membership fee every year to support exhibits and programs.

“I give because technology always changes and the Center must keep up with the new inventions and ideas. Giving allows the Center to upgrade the experiences kids have when they visit.”

Join Jane and her family by supporting the Da Vinci Science Center and help students gain hands-on experience in STEAM fields, especially the under-served where the need is the greatest.

As part of #GivingTuesday, Facebook will match eligible donations to the full match amount. Donate on our page on Tuesday, December 3 at 8 a.m. and your dollars will be doubled!

To learn more about how your support makes a difference, visit http://bit.ly/34qsnxy

Here are a few of the furry friends that visited us this weekend from Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo. Next weekend, Bubbl...
11/24/2019

Here are a few of the furry friends that visited us this weekend from Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo. Next weekend, BubbleMania! begins! Get your show tickets at davincisciencecenter.org/bubblemania/.

Petting Zoo Weekend at Da Vinci Science Center is almost here! This weekend, Nov. 23 and 24, come meet animals from Peac...
11/22/2019

Petting Zoo Weekend at Da Vinci Science Center is almost here! This weekend, Nov. 23 and 24, come meet animals from Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo, including a turkey, deer, calf, and more! For more information, visit http://bit.ly/34W4Gg6.

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3145 Hamilton Boulevard Byp
Allentown, PA
18103

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(484) 664-1002

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The Da Vinci Science Center is a national award-winning nonprofit organization that has brought science to life and lives to science since 1992. The Center’s hands-on exhibits, programs, and partnership efforts present the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to kids informally, playfully, and in ways that relate to their popular interests. These active and engaging experiences awaken interest, promote fundamental skills, and inspire students to consider exciting STEM careers that meet growing industry demands.

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Brought my 5 homeschoolers for our field trip today... They had a great time, but a huge shout out to your amazing staff who took the time to really make their trip (especially my 6 year old son's) awesome. I snuck this picture while he was talking to said 6 year old, but he engaged all of the kids and really gave a positive memory of the DSC to the kids.
Unfortunately we were disappointed with how things were handled today. We had a good time but everything was group oriented and staff refused to run some of the activities for a small family. We were ushered out to make way for a bigger group which felt unprofessional and disappointing for the kids. This could be much cooler if staff spent more time focusing on the individual and the experience for smaller groups. Not sure we’ll be back for this exact reason.
I am excited about Bean's meet and greet this Sunday ! Will we be able to pet him or get a picture with him ?
I see you have alcohol social club nights. I was thinking it could be good to do "foodie" nights as well-that are alcohol free.
Thanks for the fantastic Little Coders camp, my boys never wanted to leave!
I just want to thank you for an making my son Max's birthday party a huge success! He's taken numerous week long and day camps through the last few years but today, we had one of your scientists come out to put on a display for his birthday party and he and us, couldn't have been happier! Our son Max, is the child in the lower left corner of your cover pic! Your birthday program is a great thing and we would recommend you to anyone considering it! Thank you again!
Thank you to DaVinci Science Center and their educator for putting on an outstanding presentation at my son's (Max) birthday party this afternoon! It was such a different thing to have at a party and so well worth it. We couldn't have enjoyed it more and Max said it was his favorite part of the day. I can't recommend this outreach program more - Max loves science camps at the center and today the center came to us. Thank you!!!
Must have looked at these bins a dozen times! I saw early on that B104 was CRUSHING the competition. Good job, everyone!!
What happens when combine soap, water, and some liquid nitrogen? Watch the video to find out! with Daykara Fritzges
On JackO-Lantern Lane. Check out our body heat. Always love coming here!
FIRST Robotics Compeition team sign ups are open now. Do you know someome who loves building things, taking things apart, problem solving, computer aided design (CAD), or programming. How about someone who's competitive by nature, or loves working with a team to do what seems impossible. Well then FIRST Robotics Competitions may be for them. Billed " The Sport for the mind ", FIRST Robotics Competition encompasses the thrill and high energy of sports with the challenge of engineering and problem solving. At robotics, we teach machining amd power tool safety to public relations, fund raising and business planning. POWER UP is coming fast. See the game teaser below. https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/game-and-season View what robot competition's look like here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ0VNzIvHx0 More info on joining a team here. Www.tinmints.net or email [email protected]
UPDATE:FITBIT HAS BEEN FOUND! PLEASE HELP! MISSING FITBIT. Last seen at the Da Vinci Science Center first floor around 1:50pm on September 18, 2017. If found, please give to the front desk! I have a very sad Little Person. Thank you.