Immerse yourself in science at a Midnight Magic Camp-in! Camp-ins present an opportunity for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, schools and other groups to experience the Louisville Science Center like never before. The camp-in is a fun-filled scientific adventure that begins at 6:30 p.m. and continues until 9 a.m. the next morning.

Campers explore interactive exhibits, do hands-on lab activities, go on a flashlight scavenger hunt and view a spectacular film in the IMAX Theatre.

The camp-in is for children grades 1-5, along with their adult leaders. The Science Center reserves the right to cancel sessions that have insufficient enrollment, in which case a full refund will be issued.

Leader Information

YOUR ROLE AS A LEADER
We ask that adult leaders be responsible for the behavior management of their group. The Louisville Science Center staff is responsible for the educational aspects of the program only. A 1:8 adult/child minimum ratio is required. To ensure that everyone has the best camp-in experience possible, at least one adult from your group must be present with your campers at all times during the program. Please be aware that the Science Center is open to the general public during camp-ins until 9:00 p.m.

MIDNIGHT MAGIC LEADER ORIENTATION
Prior to your Midnight Magic weekend, there will be an orientation for group leaders. This orientation is designed to help your understanding and involvement in the program and to ensure the maximum benefit for the campers.

During this time, leaders will receive information regarding logistical details such as parking, meals, etc. and will be given a tour of the Science Center and a walk-through of this year’s program. If the group leader cannot attend the Orientation session, it is recommended that another adult attend in their place.

HANDS-ON PROGRAMS

Linking and learning with us provides fascinating content and gets students excited about science!

The Louisville Science Center offers a variety of hour-long Distance Learning programs via the Kentucky TeleLinking Network (KTLN). They are designed to support National Science Standards in science, mathematics and technology. Teacher preparation materials and supplies for hands-on activities are provided for each interactive link.

Space Science

StarStation One
What kind of physical and mental training do astronauts undergo before blastoff? What are the challenges of working and living in space and how do they overcome them? Learn about the International Space Station while training to be an astronaut. Students will have the opportunity to perform hands-on experiments that will help them understand how astronauts live and work in the environment of space.

Distance Learning
Micro-G Biology is best suited for students who have already participated in “Living and Working in Space”, or have already studied about the ISS or space science in class. In this link students will learn about the current research being conducted on the ISS and how the microgravity environment of space affects these experiments. Students will participate in several hands-on activities that emphasize concepts integral to understanding biological research in a microgravity environment.