c Greensboro Science Center | Fall Classes

AFTER-SCHOOL, HOMESCHOOL, AND PRE-K CLASSES FOR AGES 3-15!
Join our fall science explorations for a season of adventure and learning! All of our age-appropriate programs emphasize engaging education, modified with safety precautions during COVID-19, so be prepared to jump in and DO science.


Fall class registration opens for members on September 20 and on September 23 for non-members.


Register for Fall Classes

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Registration is required. Full class fees are due at time of registration. We accept Visa and MasterCard. You must be a current GSC member at the time of registration to receive the member price. Memberships may be purchased or renewed separately by calling 336-288-3769, ext. 1324.

Refunds (minus the $15 processing fee per participant per class) for cancellations will be issued, provided the GSC is notified at least 14 days in advance. A service charge of $10 per participant per class will be charged for changes.

The GSC reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make this determination one week prior to the beginning of the class. Should this occur, you will receive notification and a full refund. Limited financial assistance may be available. Contact Courtenay Vass at 336-288-3769 x1389 for details.


Science Explorations

Fall 2022

Nature Tots (ages 3 - 4*): Fall Session

It’s time for fall fun with our youngest scientists! Hands-on classes involve animals, simple science, art, and stories revolving around each tot/adult pair. Choose a five- or seven-class punch card to attend any combination of our class options. You must stick to your class time (a.m. or p.m.). The class schedule is posted on our website as well as provided in class. Click here to download class schedule (PDF)

  • NT1: Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 15, 22, 29; 10:00am - 11:00am
    NT2: Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 26; November 1, 15, 22, 29; 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Five-class punch card: $35 Member adult/child pair; $50 Non-member adult/child pair
    Seven-class punch card: $50 Member adult/child pair; $70 Non-member adult/child pair
    NOTE: Your second child aged 3-4 receives $5 off a five-class punch or $7 off a seven-class punch

*Due to COVID-19, Nature Tots will be for the Nature Tot and one parent/adult only.

Ages 5 - 7

Pint-sized Professors: Mountains to Coast
From the GSC perspective, we will take a tour across our beautiful state and explore the habitats of each region. Learn about the diverse array of plants and animals living in North Carolina. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather as we will spend time outside each class.

  • PS1: Thursdays, October 20, 27; November 3, 10; 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • $42 Members/$60 Non-members

Ages 8-10

Science Explorers: It’s Shocking!
Magnetism, static electricity and electrical currents will be the stars of this exciting series. Participate in electrifying demonstrations involving an electrostatic generator, electrical conduction and more. Get ready for a hair-raising experience as we learn about the flow of electricity and investigate the attractive powers of magnetism.

  • SE1: Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26; 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • $42 Members/$60 Non-members

Ages 5-11: Homeschool Adventures

This fall, choose the topics that interest your learners, and plan sessions around a variety of science areas. Each session includes hands-on science focused on space, penguins, otters, the human body and more. Choose a five- or seven-class punch card to attend any combination of our class options. Each class is geared towards the appropriate age level. The class schedule is posted on our website as well as provided in class. Click here to download class schedule (PDF)

  • Ages 5-7 HS1: Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 30; 9:15am - 11:00am
    Ages 8-11 Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17; December 1; 9:15am - 11:00am
    No classes on November 23 and 24
  • Five-class punch card: $65 Members/$90 Non-members
    Seven-class punch card: $95 Members/$120 Non-members
    NOTE: Your second child receives $10 off a five-class punch or $15 off a seven-class punch.

Ages 12-15: Homeschool Adventures

Join us for some super sleuth fun as we unravel a mystery filled with suspects and clues! Learn some of the techniques used by Crime Scene Investigators (CSI). From fingerprints to hair and fiber analysis, we’ll combine forensics with fun as we scientifically prove “whodunit”.

  • HS3: Fridays, October 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18; December 2; 9:15am - 11:00am
    No class on November 25
  • $75 Members/$110 Non-members

Brick Engineering

Beginner Builders (age 5)

Build It, Move It!
Once a month your 5-year-old can enjoy an afternoon at GSC exploring and building fun machines using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks. We’ll learn about gears, levers, and pulleys. Each session has a different topic. Sign up for one or all three.

  • BB1: Session 1: Forklifts
    Wednesday, October 5th; 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • BB1: Session 2: Cranes
    BB2: Wednesday, November 2nd; 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • BB1: Session 3: Tow Trucks
    BB3: Wednesday, December 7th; 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Per session: $12 Members/$15 Non-members

Ages 6 - 7: ROOKIE ENGINEERS

Works of Art
Let’s get creative! We’ll go from pixels to sculptures as students find new and innovative ways to use bricks in their building creations.

  • RE1: Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25; 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    RE2: Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25; 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • $35 Members/$45 Non-members

Intro to Stop Motion Animation
Lights, Camera, Action! Let’s head to the classroom Stop Motion Animation studio to create mini movies using a variety of bricks, dry-erase animation, and other mediums based around weekly prompts and challenges.

  • RE3: Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 15; 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    RE4: Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 15; 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • $30 Members/$40 Non-members

AGES 8 - 10: Intermediate Engineers

Stop Motion Animation Design
Take a picture… now take a hundred more. Our Intermediate Engineers will explore the art of stop motion animation through a variety of mediums, including bricks, to create mini movies based on weekly themes and storylines.

  • IE1: Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27; 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    IE2: Fridays, October 7, 14, 21, 28; 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • $35 Members/$45 Non-members

Master Builder Jr
Do you have what it takes to be a Master Builder Jr? Join us for weekly prompts and engineering challenges as we strengthen our building techniques and tackle traditional builds with a new perspective.

  • IE3: Thursdays; November 3, 10, 17; 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    IE4: Fridays; November 4, 11, 18; 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • $30 Members/$40 Non-members

Ages 11 - 14: ROOKIE ROBOTICS

Stop Motion Animation Movies
Let’s go to the movies… the stop motion animation movies! Our Rookie Robotics students will learn about storyboarding, building, and filming mini movies using a variety of mediums. Get ready to be famous!

  • RE1: Fridays, October 7, 14, 21, 28; 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    RE2: Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27; 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • $35 Members/$45 Non-members

Master Builder Apprentice
Master Builders around the world utilize strong building techniques to create amazing works of art. Join us as we learn the best practices as students take on traditional builds with new techniques.

  • RE3: Fridays, November 4, 11, 18; 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    RE4: Thursdays, November 3, 10, 17; 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • $30 Members/$40 Non-members

Registration Information

GSC member registration opens Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 9:00am
Non-member registration opens Friday, September 23, 2022 at 9:00am

Registration is required. Full class fees are due at time of registration. We accept Visa and MasterCard. You must be a current GSC member at the time of registration to receive the member price. Memberships may be purchased or renewed separately by calling 336-288-3769, ext. 1324.

Refunds (minus the $15 processing fee per participant per class) for cancellations will be issued, provided the GSC is notified at least 14 days in advance. A service charge of $10 per participant per class will be charged for changes.

The GSC reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make this determination one week prior to the beginning of the class. Should this occur, you will receive notification and a full refund. Limited financial assistance may be available. Contact Courtenay Vass at 336-288-3769 ext.1389 for details.

Contact Us

Questions or comments? Email camps@greensboroscience.org or call 336-288-3769 x1389.