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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.

Thank you to all our teams for helping make Ice Cream Wars 11 such a great event. Your energy and creativity were contag...
01/07/2019

Thank you to all our teams for helping make Ice Cream Wars 11 such a great event. Your energy and creativity were contagious. More than 1,800 people came out to sample tasty recipes from
ATAS International, Inc., B. Braun international, B104, Cedar Crest College, PPL Electric Utilities, St. Luke's University Health Network,
UGI Utilities, Inc., Weidenhammer Creative, and WFMZ.

Do you like beer? Wine? Science?!? Join us for Sip & Science on Saturday, Feb. 2 and enjoy samples from Weyerbacher Brew...
01/06/2019
Science Social Club: Sip & Science - Da Vinci Science Center

Do you like beer? Wine? Science?!? Join us for Sip & Science on Saturday, Feb. 2 and enjoy samples from Weyerbacher Brewing and Black River Farms. Plus, don't miss a special lecture on Artificial Intelligence from Lehigh Professor Jeff Heflin and so much more! Hurry before tickets are sold out! Learn more and buy tickets at https://bit.ly/2JaOEph.

Join us for an evening of exploration and discovery on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 6-10 p.m. Sample local brews, enjoy hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, and sign up to create a one of a kind flight of slime. Plus, enjoy a special lecture on artificial intelligence. It’s okay to be a kid at heart, bu...

And the Ice Cream Wars 11 Champion is.... B104 with their Dirt Ice Cream! This is B104's second year in a row as champio...
01/05/2019

And the Ice Cream Wars 11 Champion is.... B104 with their Dirt Ice Cream! This is B104's second year in a row as champions! A huge congrats to all the teams that worked so hard to bring their unique ice cream flavors to life for over 1,500 visitors! #IceCreamWars11

Our Foodie Panel has tasted all 9 ice cream flavors and is deliberating! This year's panel is made up of Lin Erickson, D...
01/05/2019

Our Foodie Panel has tasted all 9 ice cream flavors and is deliberating! This year's panel is made up of Lin Erickson, Da Vinci Science Center CEO, Judy Belaires, Director of Philanthropy, Karen Knecht, Director of Education, Executive Chef Ian Beard from The Center at Holiday Inn Lehigh Valley, and ice cream enthusiast Lynzi Exton. It's not too late to cast your vote! Tasting for Ice Cream Wars runs until 2:30 p.m. #IceCreamWars11

WFMZ's Alex Hogan stopped by this morning to learn about the sweet chemistry that will take place during Ice Cream Wars ...
01/04/2019
Businesses prepare for Ice Cream Wars at Da Vinci Science Center

WFMZ's Alex Hogan stopped by this morning to learn about the sweet chemistry that will take place during Ice Cream Wars 11 this Saturday, Jan. 5. WFMZ will join eight other local businesses to compete for your vote for the best ice cream recipe. Come out to the Science Center tomorrow and sample some ice cream!

It's a competition that combines sweets and a chemistry lesson to make a delicious dessert!

Little Learner Activities have a new time! Bring your preschooler for fun, hands-on activities anytime between 10 a.m.- ...
01/02/2019

Little Learner Activities have a new time! Bring your preschooler for fun, hands-on activities anytime between 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. on Mondays! This Monday, Jan. 7, experiment with color wells and see how many unique colors you can create! More info at https://bit.ly/2JnoiQS #LittleLearners

Today, we at Da Vinci Science Center said goodbye to our good friends from Lightwire Theater.  DINO-LIGHT will always be...
12/31/2018

Today, we at Da Vinci Science Center said goodbye to our good friends from Lightwire Theater. DINO-LIGHT will always be remembered fondly by our staff, volunteers, and visitors!

12/31/2018
Ice Cream Wars 11 Coming Jan. 5, 2019

Ice Cream Wars, the Da Vinci Science Center’s signature event, will return for its 11th year of frozen family fun on Jan. 5, 2019. Ice Cream Wars is a sweet chemistry lesson where nine Lehigh Valley businesses turn their original recipes into delicious ice cream treats. Science Center visitors can taste all nine flavors and cast a vote to help decide who will become the 2019 Ice Cream Wars Champion.

12/31/2018

We’re having a blast on the last day of DINO-LIGHT. We’ve loved having Lightwire Theater here with us!

12/24/2018

Da Vinci Science Center will be closing at 3 p.m. today, Monday, Dec. 24. We will reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 10 a.m. for six straight days of DINO-LIGHT shows.

12/18/2018
Ice Cream Wars PPL Practice

Members of PPL Electric Utilities Ice Cream Wars team stopped by the Science Center last night to practice making their new recipe. It looks pretty tasty. Come to Ice Cream Wars Jan. 5 and give it a try.

Our friends at B104 are looking for ice cream flavor suggestions for their Ice Cream Wars recipe. Anyone know a good fla...
12/17/2018

Our friends at B104 are looking for ice cream flavor suggestions for their Ice Cream Wars recipe. Anyone know a good flavor?

B104 is the reigning champion of "Ice Cream Wars"

We're taking flavor suggestions for this year's competition. What Flavor should we make this year?

Ice Cream Wars 11 is happening at Da Vinci Science Center on Saturday, January 5th!

12/14/2018

Do you know a student who is passionate about science? If so, they could be a candidate for our Hall of Fame Awards. Each year, the Science Center recognizes four exceptional high school students who have demonstrated a passion for the sciences both in-and-out of the classroom. Each student receives a $2,000 scholarship. Nominate a student https://wp.me/P9QlDL-bxG

Icicles form when melting snow and ice re-freeze in the cold air, creating a natural decoration. We’ll explore these b...
12/12/2018

Icicles form when melting snow and ice re-freeze in the cold air, creating a natural decoration. We’ll explore these beautiful (and dangerous) frozen drips and daggers during this Little Learner Activity on Monday, Dec. 17 from 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2JnoiQS. #LittleLearners

Winter break is all about the coolest science. During Super Cool Science camps Dec. 26-28, campers will learn about the ...
12/06/2018

Winter break is all about the coolest science. During Super Cool Science camps Dec. 26-28, campers will learn about the chemical reactions that make things cold, and how the cold affects animals, people, and the planet. If you are looking for childcare during those days, send them to the Center. https://wp.me/P9QlDL-iOj

Practice your skating skills and learn about friction during this Little Learner Activity on Monday, Dec. 10 from 10:30 ...
12/05/2018

Practice your skating skills and learn about friction during this Little Learner Activity on Monday, Dec. 10 from 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2JnoiQS. #LittleLearners

12/04/2018

We are proud to participate in Toys for Tots this holiday season. Drop off new, unwrapped toys for less fortunate children any time during our normal operating hours from now until Dec. 18.

How much of an iceberg is above the water? How much is below? Float real-ice ‘bergs’ to see if size, shape or salt/f...
11/28/2018

How much of an iceberg is above the water? How much is below? Float real-ice ‘bergs’ to see if size, shape or salt/fresh water makes a difference during our Little Learner Activity on Monday, Dec. 3 from 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2JnoiQS. #LittleLearners

A very warm thank you to everyone who supported giving the gift of science to underserved children in the area. Yesterda...
11/28/2018

A very warm thank you to everyone who supported giving the gift of science to underserved children in the area. Yesterday, for #GivingTuesday, we raised a total of $2,695! This is equivalent to providing a field trip to the Da Vinci Science Center for over 250 students! Now, these students will receive STEM learning opportunities who would not be able to enjoy them without your support.

Let us continue to spread generosity and bring science to life and lives to science. Thank you for helping inspire the futures of tomorrow’s scientists, inventors, and engineers!

#GivingTuesday may be over, though the season of giving is just beginning. Give the gift of science today in 3 easy ways:

-Website: davincisciencecenter.org/giving
-Call: 484.664.1002 ext. 107
-Mail: 3145 Hamilton Boulevard Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103

Visit us during Thanksgiving break for four straight days of our DINO-LIGHT live shows. Tickets can be purchased at http...
11/21/2018
DINO-LIGHT - Da Vinci Science Center

Visit us during Thanksgiving break for four straight days of our DINO-LIGHT live shows. Tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/2DAxvo0.

The magic and artistry of Lightwire Theater performance group is coming to the Da Vinci Science Center this November and December. Lightwire combines theater and technology to bring stories to life in jaw-dropping fashion. The group will be performing more than 60 shows of DINO-LIGHT.

Check out WFMZ’s first look at DINO-LIGHT, which opens today! Shows are selling out fast, buy your tickets while you s...
11/17/2018
WFMZ

Check out WFMZ’s first look at DINO-LIGHT, which opens today! Shows are selling out fast, buy your tickets while you still can at davincisciencecenter.org/dino-light.

Starting this weekend dinosaurs will light up the Da Vinci Science Center in South Whitehall Township.

We heard it through the grapevine that different liquids can make raisins bounce and boogie. Come see raisins show off t...
11/14/2018

We heard it through the grapevine that different liquids can make raisins bounce and boogie. Come see raisins show off their moves during this Little Learner Activity on Monday, Nov. 19 from 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2JnoiQS.

Blue Ridge Cable News 13 stopped by our outreach program at Weatherly High School where we showed students just how fun ...
11/13/2018
Weatherly students learn about STEM

Blue Ridge Cable News 13 stopped by our outreach program at Weatherly High School where we showed students just how fun STEM can be! Check out the clip at the link below.

Students in Weatherly are learning all about STEM. Thursday was National STEM Day and hundreds of students district wide spent both Thursday and Friday engaging in a number of STEM activities. News...

Day 1 of our Made in America Career Connection Days was a huge success! Visit us tomorrow and Saturday from 10 a.m.- 2 p...
11/08/2018

Day 1 of our Made in America Career Connection Days was a huge success! Visit us tomorrow and Saturday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. and try out tons of hands-on activities featuring so many cool exhibitors, like ATAS International, Inc., B. Braun international, Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), Crayola, PPL Electric Utilities, LCTI, Lehigh Valley Plastics Inc, WeDiscover Geeks, American Chemical Society, Intertek, Dell Boomi, Sanofi, and more!

Tobor, NCC Fab Lab's robot dinosaur, is visiting us for our Made in America Career Connection Days. Check out this huge ...
11/08/2018

Tobor, NCC Fab Lab's robot dinosaur, is visiting us for our Made in America Career Connection Days. Check out this huge dino from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. today through Saturday, plus so many more awesome exhibitors! https://bit.ly/2D9Znjy

Sometimes it’s a liquid. Sometimes it’s a solid. But this cornstarch creation is always fun to play with. Experiment...
11/07/2018

Sometimes it’s a liquid. Sometimes it’s a solid. But this cornstarch creation is always fun to play with. Experiment with Oobleck during this Little Learner Activity on Monday, Nov. 12 from 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2JnoiQS.

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11/04/2018

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11/01/2018
Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)

Enter to win free passes to the Science Center.

Takeoff into the world of science in this week's Tickets from the Terminal. You have a chance to win (5) general admission passes to the Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown. Automatically qualify by commenting on the following post: "Only three weeks until Thanksgiving feasts begin... what dessert are you most looking forward too?" (1) winner will be randomly selected on Monday, November 5th. #neighborhoodairport #flylocal

During our Little Learner Activity on Monday, Nov. 5, create buildings, shapes, pictures and much more using spaghetti, ...
10/31/2018

During our Little Learner Activity on Monday, Nov. 5, create buildings, shapes, pictures and much more using spaghetti, marshmallows, physics… and your imagination! Activity is from 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2JnoiQS.

Do you enjoy working with kids? Teaching and learning STEAM subjects? Driving cool vans? If so, our Outreach Educator po...
10/30/2018

Do you enjoy working with kids? Teaching and learning STEAM subjects? Driving cool vans? If so, our Outreach Educator position is for you! We're now hiring, apply today at http://davincisciencecenter.org/careers.

Congratulations to Michelle Pellechia, the winner of 2 tickets to Sip & Science on Feb. 2! It's never too early to pick ...
10/29/2018
Science Social Club: Sip & Science - Da Vinci Science Center

Congratulations to Michelle Pellechia, the winner of 2 tickets to Sip & Science on Feb. 2! It's never too early to pick up your tickets for our after-hours 21+ event featuring Weyerbacher Brewing Company! Beer, wine, and SCIENCE! For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2JaOEph.

Join us for an evening of exploration and discovery on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 6-10 p.m. Sample local brews, enjoy hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, and sign up to create a one of a kind flight of slime. Plus, enjoy a special lecture on artificial intelligence. It’s okay to be a kid at heart, bu...

Today is the LAST DAY for Early-Bird Sip & Science tickets! Enjoy the Da Vinci Science Center after-hours with wine & be...
10/26/2018
Science Social Club: Sip & Science - Da Vinci Science Center

Today is the LAST DAY for Early-Bird Sip & Science tickets! Enjoy the Da Vinci Science Center after-hours with wine & beer, featuring Weyerbacher Brewing Company! On Feb. 2 from 6-10 p.m., experiment with slime, robots, dry ice, and more! Plus, experience a special lecture on Artificial Intelligence. Ticket prices will never be lower! Don't miss your chance! Buy tickets at https://bit.ly/2JaOEph

SPECIAL EARLY-BIRD PRICING THROUGH OCT. 26! Prices will never be lower! No additional discounts provided! Join us for an evening of exploration and discovery on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 6-10 p.m. Sample local brews, enjoy hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, and sign up to create a one of a kind fligh...

During our Little Learner Activities this Monday, Oct. 29, we’ll use soapy water and dry ice to trap ‘ghosts’ insi...
10/24/2018

During our Little Learner Activities this Monday, Oct. 29, we’ll use soapy water and dry ice to trap ‘ghosts’ inside of bubbles. Free the ‘ghosts’ by popping the bubbles! Activities are from 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2n2wKZN #LittleLearners

Our Halloween Members Night on Friday was spooktacular! Lots of great costumes and so much fun! Thanks to all our member...
10/21/2018

Our Halloween Members Night on Friday was spooktacular! Lots of great costumes and so much fun! Thanks to all our members for coming!

This Sunday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. is our final Halloween Sensory Sensitive Event! Advance tickets are only $9.95...
10/19/2018

This Sunday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. is our final Halloween Sensory Sensitive Event! Advance tickets are only $9.95 per person! Explore Jack-O-Lantern Lane and more in a quiet environment full of hands-on, interactive fun! For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2CMqely.

A hungry wolf uses its amazing sense of smell to find its food. Can you smell things as well as a wolf can? We'll find o...
10/17/2018

A hungry wolf uses its amazing sense of smell to find its food. Can you smell things as well as a wolf can? We'll find out during our Little Learner Activities this Monday, Oct. 22 from 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2n2wKZN. #LittleLearners

Don't miss our Halloween Sensory Sensitive Events tomorrow, Oct. 17, from 5:30- 8:30 p.m. and Oct. 21 from 9 a.m.- 12 p....
10/16/2018

Don't miss our Halloween Sensory Sensitive Events tomorrow, Oct. 17, from 5:30- 8:30 p.m. and Oct. 21 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Explore Jack-O-Lantern Lane and experiment in Frankenstein's Lab, all while in a quiet environment full of hands-on, interactive fun! Advance tickets are only $9.95 per person! For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2CMqely.

10/15/2018
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We always love it when Grover stops by!

Jump into the Da Vinci Science Center's Jack O Lantern lane for some spooky and smart fun this fall! Grover stopped by to check out their take on Dr. Frankenstein's Lab.

Check it out in this clip from our latest epiosde of 'Let's Go! Your weekly guide to what's going on, where to go and what to do, in and around the Greater Lehigh Valley.' #LetsGo

Our Halloween Sensory Sensitive Events on Oct. 17 and 21 feature a quiet environment full of hands-on, interactive fun! ...
10/11/2018

Our Halloween Sensory Sensitive Events on Oct. 17 and 21 feature a quiet environment full of hands-on, interactive fun! Explore Jack-O-Lantern Lane, experiment in Frankenstein's Lab, experience our It's Alive! Live Science Show, and more! All for a reduced admission rate of $12.95 per person! Purchase tickets online in advance and receive a $3 discount per person. For more information on times and activities, visit https://bit.ly/2P32e03.

Make your own mobile, starring different species of bats, during this Little Learner Activity on Monday, Oct. 15 from 10...
10/10/2018

Make your own mobile, starring different species of bats, during this Little Learner Activity on Monday, Oct. 15 from 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2n2wKZN. #LittleLearners

Heat and cold can change the way a glow stick looks. See the difference for yourself during this Little Learner Activity...
10/03/2018

Heat and cold can change the way a glow stick looks. See the difference for yourself during this Little Learner Activity on Monday, Oct. 8 from 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2n2wKZN. #LittleLearners

Halloween Sensory Sensitive Events at the Da Vinci Science Center on Oct. 17 & 21 allow for a quiet environment full of ...
10/02/2018

Halloween Sensory Sensitive Events at the Da Vinci Science Center on Oct. 17 & 21 allow for a quiet environment full of hands-on, interactive fun! Explore Jack-O-Lantern Lane, experience our It's Alive! Live Science Show, and meet some of the Lehigh Valley's premier organizations offering family support services for learners of all shapes, sizes, and needs. Advance ticket price is only $9.95 per person! Presented in partnership with Good Shepherd Pediatrics. For more information and to buy tickets, visit https://bit.ly/2P32e03.

Our staff LOVES Halloween. Check out our Staff-o-Lanterns at our Welcome Center next time you stop in. Any favorites?
09/30/2018

Our staff LOVES Halloween. Check out our Staff-o-Lanterns at our Welcome Center next time you stop in. Any favorites?

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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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