What we believe is much bigger than just teaching great hands-on science
It all started in Chicago in 2010 when two dads, friends, and avid problem solvers, Shegan Campbell and Keith Norsym, decided that instead of trying to find a great idea, they wanted to identify a problem that they were passionate about, and fix it. One Saturday afternoon at Panera Bread a few years ago, they asked....
"Why is it that all kids love science until about the 5th grade and then for the rest of their school years treat science as if it were boring, too difficult, or only for nerds? And why is it that in the U.S. we don't actively teach kids how to design, create, build, and fully explore the science that they are curious about? Kids love science, so why do so few have an opportunity to explore it. Isn't science fun, mysterious, and engaging...?"
We want children everywhere to experience Kids Science Labs are are working hard to make that a reality. Below are just a couple of our current projects.
University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital
We are fortunate to be able to bring great hands-on science to Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago each week. We have constructed chairs, bridges, flashlights, boats, computers, and more importantly brought a bit of fun.
Kids Science Labs wants all kids, regardless of financial means, to have consistent access to the beautiful hands-on science that we offer with our teachers. Our scholarship program is intended to help enable families and their children, who want to be at Kids Science Labs, offset some of the cost of attending classes here. As such, we offer a limited number of need-based scholarships to children and families.
If you believe you may qualify for a scholarship to attend KSL, please complete a scholarship request, and we will get back to you in a timely fashion.
We want kids everywhere to experience what we do at KSL. However, as parents, we know how hectic schedules can be and all the demands on our families. We work hard to provide access for schools to bring classes to KSL for weekly, monthly, or yearly field trips.