Thanks to iD Tech for sponsoring this guide to hands-on science museums for kids and fun adults. iD Tech is the world leader in STEM education, with 450,000 alumni and over 20 years of experience. Summer programs for ages 7-19 are held at 150 prestigious campuses, with many in the Bay Area, and others including NYU, Caltech, and Imperial College London. Students build in-demand skills for futures in coding, game development, robotics, and creative arts. Visit iDTech.com.
Guide to Bay Area Science Museums We Enjoy with Kids
The Bay Area has some of the world's best science museums and we are so lucky to be able to play with our kids while teaching them to love science, technology, and nature.
Lawrence Hall of Science is a wonderful hands-on science museum that is terrific for pre-readers and older kids alike. Visiting family will nearly always be impressed by the vast view of the Bay, and the kids will go crazy for splashing in the water area and climbing on the iconic DNA helix. Local Geek Dad, Ken Denmead, says the Chabot Space and Science Center “has become a go-to destination for exploring the wonders of our universe and getting kids jazzed about space exploration.” Children can touch astronaut gear up close. He also likes The Tech Interactive in San Jose also for aspiring mad scientists willing to drive.
Wondering about more building and tinkering? Get busy at one of the local maker classes, camps, and workshops!
Summer Camp for Science-loving Kids
iD Tech (Berkeley)
One-and two-week sessions over the summer allow students ages 7-19 to be fully immersed in technology and science at UC Berkeley or St. Mary's, among 150 world-class university locations. iD Tech offers a variety of camps: 3D Printing and Modeling; Robotics and Visual Programming; Build and Code Your Own Take-Home Laptop; and many programming languages. Day camp and overnight camp are both available.
Website: Visit iDTech.com.
Thanks to iD Tech, the world's #1 summer STEM program for ages 7-19, for sponsoring this guide to Bay Area science museums and experiences.