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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.

05/06/2019

In last year's Dinosaurs summer camp, 1st and 2nd graders got to do really cool stuff like touch fossils. This year's 1st and 2nd grade camps include Grossology, Super Spies, Video Game Making, Pirate Adventures, and Race It!, Launch it! Register here: http://bit.ly/2SN6KEL

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the retirement of Joe Schoenly, who has brought science to life and lives to s...
05/04/2019

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the retirement of Joe Schoenly, who has brought science to life and lives to science at Da Vinci Science Center for the last nine years. Many of you know Joe as our summer camp coordinator. He has designed and taught many outstanding camp topics, inspired countless students to pursue careers in STEM fields, and, above all else, has helped our visitors to see just how fun science is! His creativity, dedication, and sense of humor will be greatly missed. We wish him well in the next stage of his life, and hope he returns to visit often.

Have an out-of-this-world Saturday with Beer: The Final Frontier from 6-10. Ages 21+ will enjoy samples from Weyerbacher...
05/02/2019
Beer: The Final Frontier - Da Vinci Science Center

Have an out-of-this-world Saturday with Beer: The Final Frontier from 6-10. Ages 21+ will enjoy samples from Weyerbacher Brewing, try out virtual reality and telescopes, and experience a special presentation called "The Astronomy of Beer"! Plus, visitors can put their sci-fi knowledge to the test with live trivia with awesome prizes! Buy your tickets today before they're sold out! https://bit.ly/2MQBZtq

A Science Social Club event. Unleash your inner fan! On Saturday, May 4, join us for a night of science fiction and fact with virtual reality, telescopes, and a special presentation on SPACE! Test out your science and fandom knowledge during trivia, and explore our “Be the Astronaut” exhibit. It...

Thank you to all our award winners, sponsors, trustees, staff, volunteers, and friends, who made the Da Vinci Science Ce...
04/30/2019

Thank you to all our award winners, sponsors, trustees, staff, volunteers, and friends, who made the Da Vinci Science Center's 20th Anniversary Hall of Fame Awards Gala one of the most successful ever! Check out the full coverage on our website http://bit.ly/2V600no.

Experience "The Astronomy of Beer", a special presentation by Ron Kunkle of the Lehigh Valley Amatuer Astronomical Socie...
04/25/2019

Experience "The Astronomy of Beer", a special presentation by Ron Kunkle of the Lehigh Valley Amatuer Astronomical Society (LVAAS) and live telescope observations during Beer: The Final Frontier on Saturday, May 4 from 6-10 p.m., featuring Weyerbacher Brewing. Ages 21+ only. Learn more and buy tickets at https://bit.ly/2MQBZtq.

Registration ends this weekend for STEM Girls! Club and Mack Trucks Manufacturing School.  If your kids like science and...
04/25/2019

Registration ends this weekend for STEM Girls! Club and Mack Trucks Manufacturing School. If your kids like science and engineering, these clubs would be an awesome hands-on learning experience led by professional educators. Sign up before it's too late. http://bit.ly/2GCGODE

04/22/2019

It's the last day of Eggcellent Adventures! Come out to the Science Center to try the Egg Drop Challenge. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2InV72y

Beer: The Final Frontier is right around the corner! Visitors ages 21+ will enjoy samples from Weyerbacher Brewing, expl...
04/19/2019
Beer: The Final Frontier - Da Vinci Science Center

Beer: The Final Frontier is right around the corner! Visitors ages 21+ will enjoy samples from Weyerbacher Brewing, explore space with virtual reality, test out their sci-fi trivia knowledge, and more! Join us on Saturday, May 4 from 6-10 p.m. Purchase tickets today at https://bit.ly/2MQBZtq.

A Science Social Club event. Unleash your inner fan! On Saturday, May 4, join us for a night of science fiction and fact with virtual reality, telescopes, and a special presentation on SPACE! Test out your science and fandom knowledge during trivia, and explore our “Be the Astronaut” exhibit. It...

Our annual celebration of spring, Eggcellent Adventures, is this weekend!Try the Egg Drop Challenge. Use various enginee...
04/17/2019

Our annual celebration of spring, Eggcellent Adventures, is this weekend!

Try the Egg Drop Challenge. Use various engineering and design tactics to build your own contraption to protect an egg from going splat when it's released from a 19-foot-high balcony.

Also create a Flinker, an object that neither sinks nor floats, see baby chicks hatch and visit with bunnies from Emily’s Barnyard.

More info: http://bit.ly/2InV72y

04/16/2019

Students measured impact craters in last year's Mission Milky Way summer camp at March Elementary School in Easton. If your child wants to learn more about space, sign them up for this year's NASA Space Explorers. Register at http://bit.ly/2SN6KEL

The Da Vinci Science Center applauds the groundbreaking work of computer scientist Dr. Katie Bouman. As part of the Even...
04/15/2019

The Da Vinci Science Center applauds the groundbreaking work of computer scientist Dr. Katie Bouman. As part of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, the 29-year-old professor helped develop an algorithm that produced the first-ever image of a black hole. Join or support the Da Vinci Science Center’s Women in Science and Engineering Initiative to strengthen the Lehigh Valley’s community of female STEM professionals and inspire young women to follow in their footsteps. Learn more about WISE http://bit.ly/2ZcXY3p

THANK YOU to everyone who helped us celebrate our 20th anniversary this weekend! Here's to many more great years of brin...
04/14/2019

THANK YOU to everyone who helped us celebrate our 20th anniversary this weekend! Here's to many more great years of bringing science to life and lives to science!

04/14/2019

Visitor Services Associates operate the Da Vinci Science Center’s Welcome Center and Curiosity Shop retail store. Associates sell merchandise and admission related products while providing a high level of customer service to all Science Center visitors. EOE

04/13/2019

We're having a blast with our trebuchet painting demos! Come out at 1 and 3 p.m. today and watch us make our giant 20th anniversary painting. You can also make mini catapults, eat some cupcakes, and watch a 3D printer make a life-like bust of Leonardo. http://bit.ly/2HsmSGx

04/13/2019

We started our 20th Anniversary Celebration with the unveiling of the renovated Leonardo's Horse exhibit. Come out to the Center today for cupcakes, pony rides, trebuchet painting demos, build your own mini catapults, and much more.

04/09/2019

@FilamentInnovations is running a test of the bust of Leonardo da Vinci on its 3D printer. You can see his beard starting to form. Come to the Science Center's Leonardo Celebration April 13-14 to watch the final version made. Check out the festivities http://bit.ly/2HsmSGx

04/08/2019

Whether your child is a new user or has been playing video games for years, they'll have a great time in Programming & Video Game Making summer camp. Using Scratch – an icon-based computer language for kids – we’ll make our own apps and games. Register at http://bit.ly/2SN6KEL

Huge thanks to our friends at Lehigh Valley Zoo for bringing Bean the Sloth by to visit today!
04/07/2019

Huge thanks to our friends at Lehigh Valley Zoo for bringing Bean the Sloth by to visit today!

04/02/2019

The Science Center hosted its annual Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Forum yesterday at DeSales University. More than 350 local female students, teachers, and STEM professionals took part in a networking dinner and panel discussion focusing on different perspectives women bring to these industries and challenges they face when pursuing a career in male-dominated fields. See more images and video here http://bit.ly/2UaDUzG

04/01/2019

Some of the grossest things in the world are all around us – or even inside us. Based on Sylvia Branzei’s popular book, Grossology summer camp has students try out the best gassy, gurgley, and downright messy experiments we can come up with. Register at http://bit.ly/2SN6KEL

Our Little Learner Activities are going on hiatus from April through August. We will be back in September with a brand n...
04/01/2019

Our Little Learner Activities are going on hiatus from April through August. We will be back in September with a brand new format and lots of cool things to explore. Sign up for our email list to learn more when it becomes available! https://bit.ly/2K3lJqW

Get an inside look at what it takes to keep your favorite furry, fuzzy, and feathered friends happy and healthy.  In Vet...
03/29/2019

Get an inside look at what it takes to keep your favorite furry, fuzzy, and feathered friends happy and healthy. In Veterinary Apprentice summer camp, we’ll learn about the types of veterinarians and how they care for all kinds of creatures. Register at http://bit.ly/2SN6KEL

03/26/2019

We are practicing our trebuchet catapult painting skills. For The Leonardo Celebration on April 13-14, we will be launching paint balls onto a giant canvas. It's the perfect combination of art and engineering. Check out all the cool celebration activities http://bit.ly/2HsmSGx

Tomorrow, March 27, is the first of two Sensory Sensitive Events featuring Be the Astronaut, our new exhibit! Join us fr...
03/26/2019
Sensory Sensitive Events - Da Vinci Science Center

Tomorrow, March 27, is the first of two Sensory Sensitive Events featuring Be the Astronaut, our new exhibit! Join us from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and experience the Science Center in a quiet, hands-on environment. Presented in partnership with Good Shepherd Pediatrics. Purchase tickets at https://bit.ly/2U3dHT7.

Sensory Sensitive Events feature a quiet environment full of hands-on, interactive fun! The Da Vinci Science Center has partnered with Good Shepherd Occupational Therapists to perform an environmental assessment of the Science Center in order to provide the best possible experience to visitors with....

03/25/2019

Does your little learner love playing with technology and exploring the latest apps? Help them prepare for life in the 21st century as we investigate computers, complete coding challenges, and program robots in our Little Coders summer camp. Register at http://bit.ly/2SN6KEL

"Be the Astronaut" Sensory Sensitive Events allow visitors to experience the Science Center in a quiet, hands-on environ...
03/21/2019
Sensory Sensitive Events - Da Vinci Science Center

"Be the Astronaut" Sensory Sensitive Events allow visitors to experience the Science Center in a quiet, hands-on environment. We have partnered with Good Shepherd Pediatrics to provide the best possible experience to visitors with special sensory needs. Join us on March 27 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. or March 31 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. More info at https://bit.ly/2U3dHT7.

Sensory Sensitive Events feature a quiet environment full of hands-on, interactive fun! The Da Vinci Science Center has partnered with Good Shepherd Occupational Therapists to perform an environmental assessment of the Science Center in order to provide the best possible experience to visitors with....

Sun up? Cloudy night? You can still see constellations with these Constellation Viewers. We’ll show you how to make on...
03/20/2019

Sun up? Cloudy night? You can still see constellations with these Constellation Viewers. We’ll show you how to make one during our Little Learner Activities on Monday, March 25 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2JnoiQS. #LittleLearners

03/19/2019
Mini-Medical Summer Camp

What’s so cool about the human body? Come find out in summer camp! Our week-long mini-medical school will help your child get a jump start on a future in healthcare and medicine. Register today: http://bit.ly/2SN6KEL

We’re having party, and you’re invited! On April 13-14, the Science Center is celebrating both it’s 20th year as a...
03/18/2019

We’re having party, and you’re invited! On April 13-14, the Science Center is celebrating both it’s 20th year as a nonprofit and the 500th anniversary of the life and legacy of its namesake, Leonardo da Vinci. Join in our celebration with a variety of Leonardo-themed activities! These include: catapult painting and building, pony rides, flight invention activities, birthday cupcakes, demonstrations from the Baum School of Art and more! http://bit.ly/2HsmSGx

03/14/2019

Visitor Services Associates operate the Da Vinci Science Center’s Welcome Center and Curiosity Shop retail store. Associates sell merchandise and admission related products while providing a high level of customer service to all Science Center visitors. EOE

Stop by Boas Surgical's table and other awesome exhibitors during our Healthcare Career Connection Days, continuing tomo...
03/14/2019

Stop by Boas Surgical's table and other awesome exhibitors during our Healthcare Career Connection Days, continuing tomorrow and Saturday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m!

Thank you Da Vinci Science Center for allowing us to be a part of your Healthcare Career Connections Days!! Come stop by our table today, tomorrow, and/or Saturday and learn more about what we do, see our products, or just say hi 😊👋🏼

The Earth is frequently showered with rocks from outer space. Most of them burn up in our atmosphere…but some get thro...
03/13/2019

The Earth is frequently showered with rocks from outer space. Most of them burn up in our atmosphere…but some get through and crash-land! Let’s see what (literal) impact these objects have on our planet during our Little Learner Activities on Monday, March 18 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2JnoiQS. #LittleLearners

Da Vinci Science Center CEO Lin Erickson celebrates with Orefield Middle School students, who won the Outstanding Educat...
03/12/2019

Da Vinci Science Center CEO Lin Erickson celebrates with Orefield Middle School students, who won the Outstanding Educational Value Award in the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing Contest. The Science Center was one of the contests’ founders. Learn more http://www.whatssocool.org/

Experience the Science Center in a quiet, hands-on environment during our Sensory Sensitive Events on March 27 from 5:30...
03/12/2019
Be the Astronaut Sensory Sensitive Events - Da Vinci Science Center

Experience the Science Center in a quiet, hands-on environment during our Sensory Sensitive Events on March 27 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and March 31 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Explore our Be the Astronaut exhibit, see the Use the Force live science show, and more! Presented in partnership with our friends at Good Shepherd Pediatrics. More info at https://bit.ly/2HbDMIx.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019; 5:30- 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019; 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing by exploring some of the challenges NASA astronauts had to solve to make it to the moon. Running March 25 – Sept. 2, 2019, Be the Astronaut will take you on ....

This summer, your camper can discover the science behind the magic from their favorite School for Witchcraft and Wizardr...
03/08/2019

This summer, your camper can discover the science behind the magic from their favorite School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Our Wizard World summer camp will explore subjects like herbology, potions, astronomy, and care of magical creatures. Sign up today! http://bit.ly/2SN6KEL

Constellations are pictures in the sky made out of stars. Join us for our Little Learner Activities on Monday, March 11 ...
03/06/2019

Constellations are pictures in the sky made out of stars. Join us for our Little Learner Activities on Monday, March 11 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and we’ll make pipe cleaner ‘sculptures’ that look like the animals, people or things we might see in the night sky! For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2JnoiQS. #LittleLearners

We've partnered with Good Shepherd Pediatrics to present Sensory Sensitive Events on Wednesday, March 27 from 5:30-8:30 ...
03/04/2019
Be the Astronaut Sensory Sensitive Events - Da Vinci Science Center

We've partnered with Good Shepherd Pediatrics to present Sensory Sensitive Events on Wednesday, March 27 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 31 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Explore our Be the Astronaut exhibit in a quiet, hands-on environment, and meet some of the Lehigh Valley's premier organizations offering family support services for learners of all shapes, sizes, and needs. For more information and to buy tickets, visit https://bit.ly/2HbDMIx.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019; 5:30- 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019; 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing by exploring some of the challenges NASA astronauts had to solve to make it to the moon. Running March 25 – Sept. 2, 2019, Be the Astronaut will take you on ....

LAST CHANCE! Early bird discount ends TODAY!! Beer, Science, Space, & Trivia! Unleash your inner fan with Beer: The Fina...
03/02/2019
Beer: The Final Frontier - Da Vinci Science Center

LAST CHANCE! Early bird discount ends TODAY!! Beer, Science, Space, & Trivia! Unleash your inner fan with Beer: The Final Frontier on Saturday, May 4 from 6-10 p.m. Sample brews from Weyerbacher Brewing, explore virtual reality, and more! Ages 21+ only. Buy your tickets today! https://bit.ly/2MQBZtq

A Science Social Club event. Unleash your inner fan! On Saturday, May 4, join us for a night of science fiction and fact with a special guest presentation on space. Test out your science and fandom knowledge during trivia, and explore our Be the Astronaut exhibit. It’s okay to be a kid at heart, b...

The moon looks different from night to night over a month, from new moon to crescent to full and back again. We’ll exp...
02/28/2019

The moon looks different from night to night over a month, from new moon to crescent to full and back again. We’ll explore why using light and shadow during our Little Learner Activities on Monday, March 4 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2JnoiQS. #LittleLearners

02/26/2019
Early-Bird Pricing Ends Thursday

Early-Bird pricing for summer camp ends this Thursday. Register today and save on camps like last year's Amusement Park Physics. Here campers are assembling supports for their rollercoasters. Use promo code: EARLY to save $10 on each session. http://bit.ly/2SN6KEL

Beer, Science, Space, & Trivia! Unleash your inner fan with Beer: The Final Frontier on Saturday, May 4 from 6-10 p.m. S...
02/22/2019
Beer: The Final Frontier - Da Vinci Science Center

Beer, Science, Space, & Trivia! Unleash your inner fan with Beer: The Final Frontier on Saturday, May 4 from 6-10 p.m. Sample brews from Weyerbacher Brewing, explore virtual reality, and more! Ages 21+ only. Early bird pricing ends March 2! Buy your tickets today! https://bit.ly/2MQBZtq

A Science Social Club event. Unleash your inner fan! On Saturday, May 4, join us for a night of science fiction and fact with a special guest presentation on space. Test out your science and fandom knowledge during trivia, and explore our Be the Astronaut exhibit. It’s okay to be a kid at heart, b...

Our Little Learner Activities this month are all about great scientists. This Monday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., we'l...
02/20/2019

Our Little Learner Activities this month are all about great scientists. This Monday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., we'll learn about Benjamin Banneker, the inventor of the first clock in America! We’ll look at how gears of different sizes and different speeds work together to help us tell time. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2JnoiQS. #LittleLearners

Big thanks to our friends at Lehigh Valley Zoo for bringing some pretty amazing animals over today, including this guy. ...
02/17/2019

Big thanks to our friends at Lehigh Valley Zoo for bringing some pretty amazing animals over today, including this guy. Tomorrow, don't miss sled dogs from Arctic Paws Dog Sled Tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.!

Teachers, do you wish you could easily help students get connected to STEM career pathways right here in the Lehigh Vall...
02/16/2019
Career Connection Professional Development — Women in STEM - Da Vinci Science Center

Teachers, do you wish you could easily help students get connected to STEM career pathways right here in the Lehigh Valley? Come to Da Vinci Science Center on Feb. 27 and/or March 13 for our Career Connections Professional development sessions. You can get advice on how to help all students succeed in STEM careers, learn more about career pathways, and try out activities to encourage student engagement in STEM. http://bit.ly/2GKiNwo

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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

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