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!
Who can attend?
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.
How do I register my child?
All registration is completed online by a parent or guardian. Registration opens for each county on a different day (see schedule below). Registration closes 2 weeks before the class begins. See the Registration tab for more information.
Registration Opening Days:
Bucks County - May 14, 2019 at Noon;
Chester County - May 15, 2019 at Noon;
Delaware County - May 16, 2019 at Noon;
Montgomery County - May 17, 2019 at Noon;
Philadelphia County - May 13, 2019 at Noon.
Can I register my child for more than one session?
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.
When are classes?
2019 classes will run from Monday, June 17, 2019 to August 9, 2019. Please see your county's schedule for exact dates and times.
Where are classes?
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.
Is there a fee for the program?
No! GSK Science in the Summer™ is completely free. Students must register online prior to classes.
How can my older child help with the program?
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.
What is Family Day?
Family Day is an end of summer celebration for students who participated in GSK Science in the Summer™ and their families! 2019's Family Day is at The Franklin Institute on August 9, 2019, from 9:30 to 5 PM. 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.