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 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.

The program runs for five Saturday mornings (9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.) during fall and spring semesters. Topics change every semester. You can see previous lesson plans here. In the past, the focus has mainly been on science, but with current trends we now are working towards a broader STEM experience.

Tuition is $65 per child with a discounted price of $55 for each additional child 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 (812-856-8129 or

Registration for the Fall 2019 program will open in August.

There are three full ($65) and three partial scholarships ($25) available for those who qualify. Please contact Sara Sturgeon (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 for 5 weeks.  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.