Frequently Asked Questions, Science in the Summer

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GSK Science in the Summer™ is a fun, free education program that brings exciting, hands-on experiments to children across the Greater Philadelphia Area. For more than 30 years, GSK has worked to instill students with a lifelong long of learning!

  • GSK Science in the Summer is designed for students entering 2nd - 6th grade in the fall. Level 1 classes are for students entering grades 2 and 3. Level 2 classes are for students entering grades 4, 5 or 6.

  • All registration is completed online by a parent or gaurdian. Registration opens for each county on a different day. Registration closes 2 weeks before the class begins. Check back in Spring 2020 for more information.

  • No! A child may only attend the program once. They also may only be confirmed for one session. The system will automatically block or cancel duplicate registrations. Your child may be on multiple waitlists. However, as soon as they are moved off of a wait list and into a session, they will be automatically removed from the other waitlists. See the registration policies for more information.

  • 2020 classes will run June - August, 2020. Check back in Spring 2020 for more information.

  • Classes are held in the Free Library system across the following counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia. Please see your county's schedule for exact locations.

  • No! GSK Science in the Summer™ is completely free. Students must register online prior to classes.

  • Students entering grades 7 - 11 may volunteer to assist the program teacher. Students must be under 18 at the time of volunteering. Check the location listings and contact your desired library directly.

  • Family Day is an end of summer celebration for students who participated in GSK Science in the Summer and their families! All children under 18 get into the museum for free. Adults pay a reduced admissions rate. We strongly recommend that you pre-register. See the Family Day page for more information.