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Science in the Summer (SIS) provides fun, high-quality science education programming at sites in ten counties: Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Orange, Vance, and Wake. Certified teachers lead SIS classes. The classes are designed to spark children's interest in science and show how science is part of everyday life. Experienced science educators from Morehead Planetarium and Science Center oversee the program.


2018's theme is The Science of Space. Launch into an in-depth exploration of space by examining specific characteristics of our solar system and beyond through interactive activities and experiments. Discover the ancient astronomy used before today’s advanced technology was created and investigate planetary bodies and extrasolar planets.  Become more familiar with our closest neighbor in space, the Earth’s Moon and examine how we define a moon, its surface features, and how astronauts prepared and completed their missions to the Moon. Understand galaxies, define our galactic address, and discover the importance of technology in our quest into unknown and often dangerous territory by building a model spacecraft.  Join us as we take a fun-filled journey through the universe!


SIS is free to all children, because GSK covers all program expenses. Spaces are limited and registration is required. 

Age Levels

Science in the Summer has three levels:

Level I

  • Ages: Rising 2nd and 3rd graders
  • Number of days: 5
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Available spaces per class: 20

Level II

  • Ages: Rising 4th and 5th graders
  • Number of days: 5
  • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Available spaces per class: 20

Level III

  • Ages: Rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders
  • Number of days: 3
  • Time: Varies by site
  • Available spaces per class: 24

Your child must be registered for the correct level for his or her grade. If you have questions about the level appropriate for your child, contact the SIS office before registration. All registrations must be completed online.


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Zenovia Hogue, SIS program coordinator*
*Please note that the program coordinator cannot register your child by phone.