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 K-8 children with opportunities to formulate questions, do hands-on science experiments, and act like scientists/engineers.

The program runs on Saturday mornings (9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.) during fall and spring semesters. 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.

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.


During the Fall Semester of 2019 we are adjusting the format of Saturday Science. There will be two 3 week sessions during the Fall. One session will run from the 21st September to the 5th October. Session two will run 26th October to 9th November. You can register your child for one or both of the sessions. For more details about this change, please see the Program Details page.

Tuition is $40 per child per session with a discounted price of $35 for each additional child per session from the same family also registering. To receive this discount, a promo code is needed at check-out when registering.

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 this change please contact Sara Sturgeon at (812) 856-8129 or

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Registration closes September 16

There are three full ($40) and three partial scholarships ($15) available per session for those who qualify. Please contact Sara Sturgeon at (812) 856-8129 or for details on these scholarships and what the criteria is to qualify.

Classes will meet from 9:30am-12:00pm on Saturdays.  Classrooms are located on the 3rd floor of the School of Education in the Wendell Wright Building, located at Seventh Street and Rose Avenue on the IU Bloomington campus. Signs will be posted on the third floor to direct you to classrooms. Pick up and drop off takes place at the classroom. Supervision is not available before and after class. Photo ID will be needed to sign children in and out.

For any refund, notification must be made to IU in writing.

For a full refund, withdrawal must take place prior to the first day of class. A 50% refund will be given if notification of withdrawal is given following the first class but before the second class session.

No refund will be given after the second session. If classes are full, your registration and check will be returned to you by mail.

No refunds will be given due to canceling for inclement weather. Rather one make-up day will be scheduled for each semester should we need to cancel due to weather. An email will be sent no later than 8:15am the morning of indicating if a class has been cancelled.

All students are expected to behave in positive and productive ways. Students will be warned about behavior twice, and then parents will be notified. Should unacceptable behavior continue, the students will be dismissed from the program without a refund.