Vacation Programs

Science from Scientists offers week-long science programs that run over February vacations and during the summer months. These programs allow middle school students the chance to work closely with real scientists and explore different fields of science – from solving a mystery to exploring biology.

Registration is now open for our Summer 2018 Vacation Programs:

In California: STEM Explorer at Foothill College. Click here for more information on dates and registration.

In Massachusetts: The Science of Forensics at Babson College. Click here for more information on dates and registration.

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Students get to become junior detectives as they explore techniques used to investigate crimes! At the beginning of the week, our junior detectives are given a crime to solve and suspects to investigate. Throughout the week, evidence about the scene of the crime is discovered and detectives get to use this to build their case against one of the suspects. At the end of the week, our detectives present their cases against a suspect and defend their reasoning using the evidence collected over the course of the week.

This is a four-day program that typically runs over February vacation. For all inquiries, including pricing, contact

Last summer’s vacation programs included Expedition: Bio, check back in the spring to learn more about our summer 2018 offerings!

Expedition: Bio

The Expedition: Bio program gives students the opportunity to explore a variety of scientific fields. Each day of the week focuses on a different scientific theme from genetics to ecology. In addition, students spend a day outside of the classroom to experience what it is like to conduct actual field work. This is a 5 day program that typically runs for three separate sessions over the summer.


Interested in our vacation programs? See what some of last summer’s Expedition: Bio attendees had to say:

“I liked going around and learning about the different areas and their inhabitants. I especially liked going to the back, restricted areas because it made me feel like a real scientist.”

“Thank you for being really funny and nice. Thank you for teaching me so much, and keeping my love for science alive!”

“Thank you for opening my mind to a broader vision of science. I thought I knew what I wanted to be, now I’m not sure because I learned about a lot of new fields. In a good way! Thank you!”

From a satisfied parent: “I wanted to thank everyone at the Bio Camp once again. My daughter Olivia thoroughly enjoyed her time spent at the Whitehead Center last week. There are very few programs which address real science for Middle School kids. For parents and kids who LOVE science we look long and hard for programs like this. This program provided a broad array of choices and interesting conversations. It gave my daughter an introduction to biology that she continues to talk about. The fascinating thing about kids is you never know what will stick. It could be that one day they went to a museum or the day they dissected flies or a myriad of other experiences. For her, this camp was a great introduction to the world of science and for that I am very thankful.”