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Vacation Science Days

 Monday through Friday, March 29–April 9, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.  

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$85 child/$75 member child per day
Registration required; space is limited so sign up today!
Ages 6–10

Spend your spring break at the Academy with our fun educators, cool exhibits and wild science! Sign up for one date, or sign up for them all; each day will feature NEW hands-on activities, creative crafts and untold secrets of the museum. Learn about the naturally awesome science at the Academy, from fossils and dinosaurs to bugs, birds and botanicals! Get outside for lunch and to explore the urban environment around the Academy. Meet live animals every day, see rare specimens and explore the museum as you never have before.

This program features small group, socially distanced activities. New topics will be explored every day. You can bring home useful make-and-takes and practice your science skills with experiments and projects. Chill out as you take in a socially distanced show, or look alive when you meet our animal ambassadors. What will you discover about the world?

To comply with CDC guidelines, drop-off and pickup protocols must be strictly followed, including daily use of the Drexel Health Checker. Due to updated capacity, participants must wait outside until escorted inside by staff. Check-in will begin no earlier than 8:45 a.m. and dismissal begins at 4 p.m. (contact us if you need to arrange early pickup). Participants must be picked up by no later than 4:15 p.m. and staff will bring children outside to meet their approved adults. We regret that before- and after-care is not available at this time. Participants must bring their own lunches and eat at designated times (allergies can be accommodated). Flexibility will be offered to families who need to seek refunds due to unforeseen circumstances. Digital permission forms will be sent after registration.

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For more information about Vacation Science Days, contact Mary Bailey, Youth and Family Programs Developer, mvb45@drexel.edu.

How are we keeping kids and staff safe during Vacation Science Days?

Safety is our number one priority; program plans have been evaluated and approved by health and safety officers at Drexel University. All museum spaces adhere to strict CDC guidelines governing room capacity and air exchange. Each group is made up of no more than 10 children with two staff, and each group stays together all day in spaces large enough to maintain more than six feet of distance. Museum galleries are reserved for groups during public hours. Lunchtime is held outdoors, and registrants provide their own lunches. Social distancing and mask wearing are mandatory, and there are frequent handwashing and cleaning breaks, per state and federal recommendations. All staff and participants must abide by Drexel COVID guidelines, including daily check-ins on the Drexel Health Checker. Visit https://drexel.edu/coronavirus/ to find out more about expectations for staff and visitors.