Science Saturdays @ CA Science Center

Calling all scientists!

Join us on select Saturdays throughout the year to explore a variety of science topics! Each day will feature age-appropriate activities held in our educational classrooms and the Big Lab.

Fantastic Forensics Crime Scene

Do Not Enter! Something has gone missing at the California Science Center, and we need your help to solve the case! Students will conduct investigations using forensic science techniques like fingerprinting, DNA analysis, and more while they search for the thief. Who’s the culprit? Find out in this mysteriously scientific day of investigation!

Age Ranges

Classes are offered for students based on the following age ranges: 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10

Session times

Morning: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Afternoon: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Enroll online! (Begins 8/28/18)

Pre-registration is required and space is limited!

Scout Days (Bear Cub Scouts & Webelos) @ CA Science Center

The California Science Center offers programs to support Bear Cub Scouts and Webelos. In each 2.5 hour program, scouts will complete requirements related to either a Bear Elective Adventure or a Webelos Elective Adventure.

Webelos: Into the Wild

Activities may include:*

  • Set up an aquarium or terrarium.
  • Watch at least four different wild creatures (reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, fish, insects, or mammals) in the wild. Describe the kind of place (forest, field, marsh, yard or park) where you saw them. Tell what they are doing.
  • Give examples of at least two of the following: a producer, a consumer, and a decomposer in the food chain of an ecosystem; one way humans have changed the balance of nature; or how you can help protect the balance of nature.
  • Learn about aquatic ecosystems and wetlands in your area. Talk about the important role aquatic ecosystems and wetlands play in supporting life cycles of wildlife and humans.

Bear Cub Scouts: Super Science

Activities may include*:

  • Make static electricity by rubbing a balloon or a plastic or rubber comb on a fleece blanket or wool sweater. Explain what you learned.
  • Conduct a balloon or other static electricity investigation that demonstrates properties of static electricity. Explain what you learned.
  • Conduct one other static electricity investigation. Explain what you learned.
  • Do a sink or float investigation. Explain what you learned.
  • Do a color morphing investigation. Explain what you learned.
  • Do a color layering investigation. Explain what you learned.

*Specific activities are subject to change

Enroll online! (beginning 8/28/18)


Scout Days (Girl Scouts) @ CA Science Center

Be a space explorer and discover all the wonders of air and space! Explore how aircrafts fly as you learn about the four forces of flight! Investigate our solar system and discover our place in the universe. Get ready for a deep space adventure!


Air & Space Fun Patch


Air & Space Fun Patch

Enroll online! (beginning 8/28/18)


*All scout courses are age appropriate, and content is subject to change.

Hands-On Science Camp @ The California Science Center

Exciting explorations, delightful discoveries, and wild wonders await your family this summer at Hands-On Science Camp at the California Science Center. We offer more than 30 courses, including popular parent-and-child classes that give families a chance to investigate science together.

Your child will have a unique, fun and engaging summer!

Call Today! (213) 744-7444