Saturday Science Quest for Kids

Saturday Science Quest for Kids

Science comes alive for kids during our Saturday Science Quest program. This popular program provides children with opportunities to formulate questions, do hands-on science experiments, and act like scientists/engineers.

Topics change every semester. In the past, the focus has mainly been on science, but with current trends we now are working towards a broader STEM experience.

New for 2023: Saturday Science Quest for Kids presents RIVER CAMP!

A full day, week long camp for students entering Grades 4-6 exploring and experimenting about river formation. Camp dates: May 22-26 from 9am-4pm each day. Registration opens March 24th!

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Classes will be offered in-person only. Check-in begins at 9:15am with instruction beginning at 9:30am. Photo ID will be needed to sign children in and out. Check-out time will begin at 11:30am. Check-in and out will take place at the classrooms located on the 3rd floor of the building. Signage will be posted at each entrance as to which room to go to for each grade. Supervision is not available before and after class.

The program will take place in the School of Education (Wendell Wright Building, located at Seventh Street and Rose Avenue on the IU Bloomington campus). Parking is available at East parking garage next to the Education building.

Classes may sometimes go outdoors, but details about this will be send in the weekly reminder emails sent to families.

Cost for the Spring 2023 program is $65 per student. There will be a $10 discount for siblings. There are a limited number of some full and partial scholarships also available (one scholarship per student and only one provided per family). BEFORE REGISTERING—To determine if your child is eligible for a scholarship, please contact Daniel Theus at (812) 856-1794 or

Please note that full payment is due by credit or debit card at the time you register. We are no longer accepting checks or cash for payment. If you have any questions regarding payment, please contact Daniel Theus at (812) 856-1794 or

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No refunds will be provided beginning April 1, 2023 (the first day of the program). Before this date, for a refund, notification must be made to Daniel Theus ( in writing (i.e., email) before the first day of class. Requests for refund will be reviewed and determined by the Faculty Program Supervisor, Dr. Meredith Park Rogers.

There will be no reserved make-up day for the program should we have to cancel due to weather or illness. Should the university transition to only operating online for any reason, we will try our best to shift to offering some modified form of Saturday Science online for the remainder of the program session. Messages regarding the shift to online for any of these reasons will be sent out as soon as possible via email and Facebook.

Class instructors are often former or soon to be classroom teachers. Undergraduate education majors are available to provide one-on-one attention for any child who may need it.

Our goal is to build a positive learning community for all children. To achieve this goal, it is important that ALL children respect each other’s space, ideas, and materials. Therefore, if a child’s behavior is preventing the class from developing a positive and supportive learning environment we will contact parents/guardians to discuss options about continuing with the session.

Review lesson plans from years past to get an idea of what your kids can expect in this program.

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