Science in Summer kids in lab

Science in the Summer™

We want children to discover the wonders of science and consider a career in science one day. That's why we offer Science in the Summer™, a free science education program that helps elementary school children grow to love science. Through classes held in public libraries and other community-based organizations, the program gets kids excited about learning science with hands-on experiments.

Science in Summer kids in lab

In 2016, more than 19,000 students participated in GSK’s Science in the Summer™program. The program was established in 1986 in Philadelphia, PA, and is now offered in the Raleigh-Durham metro area in North Carolina, and in 2017 will expand nationally.  Science in the Summer™is administered by the Franklin Institute, and the University of North Carolina’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in cooperation with participating libraries and community centers.

In the summer of 2017 students will study The Science of Sport. Each class demonstrates how science is directly related to the children’s everyday lives.

2017 GSK Science in the Summer™ national expansion sites:

  • Arizona Science Center - Phoenix, AZ
  • The Bakken Museum - Minneapolis, MN
  • Berkshire Museum - Pittsfield, MA
  • Boys and Girls Club of LA - Los Angeles, CA
  • Carnegie Science Center - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Discovery Museum - Bridgeport, CT
  • EdVenture Children's Museum - Columbia, SC
  • Exploration Place - Wichita, KS
  • Liberty Science Center - Jersey City, NJ
  • Maine Discovery Museum - Bangor, ME
  • miSci - Schenectady, NY
  • North Museum of Nature and Science - Lancaster, PA
  • Science Central - Fort Wayne, IN
  • Science City at Union Station - Kansas City, MO
  • Science Museum of Minnesota - St. Paul, MN
  • Sci-Port - Shreveport, LA
  • Sci-Tech Discovery - Frisco, TX
  • St. Louis Science Center - St. Louis, MO
  • University of Montana, The spectrUM Discovery Area - Missoula, MT
  • COSI - Columbus, OH
  • The Discovery Center - Murfreesboro, TN
  • Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) - Tampa, FL
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History - Fort Worth, Texas
  • Save the Children USA - Fairfield, CT
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science - DC, VA, MD