Summer Learning Institute

The annual Summer Learning Institute focuses on art, science, and history, with many integrated learning experiences for our students. All classes are taught by education professionals with many years of teaching experience. The Museum of Arts & Sciences and our Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum provide interactive and engaging experiences for each of our Summer Learning Institute students.


All Classes for 2020 are Sold Out

New Classes

Download our Program Guide and Registration Form!

New Classes     


Classes that are Currently Sold Out or Closed

Ages 4, 5 & 6 - All Classes for this Age Group are Sold Out

Week 4 - July 6-10 (9am-12pm): Pirate's Life
Week 4 - July 6-10 (1pm-4pm): Picasso's Palette 
Week 5 - July 13-17 (9am-12pm): Paint, Print, and Splatter!
Week 5 - July 13-17 (1pm-4pm): Music and Art
Week 6 - July 20-24 (9am-12pm): Space Cats
Week 6 - July 20-24 (1pm-4pm): Junior Olympics
Week 7 - July 27-31 (9am-12pm): Nature of It
Week 7 - July 27-31 (1pm-4pm): Happy Camper
Week 8 - August 3-7 (9am-12pm): Dinosaurs: A Lost World
Week 8 - August 3-7 (1pm-4pm): Block City
Week 9 - August 10-14 (9am-12pm): Funky Art
Week 9 - August 10-14 (1pm-4pm): I Want to Be A Scientist

Ages 7, 8, & 9 - All Classes for this Age Group are Sold Out

Week 1 VIRTUAL CLASS - June 15-19 (9am-12pm): Artrageous (Virtual)
Week 1 VIRTUAL CLASS - June 15-19 (1pm-4pm): Backyard Naturalist (Virtual)
Week 2 VIRTUAL CLASS - June 22-26 (9am-12pm): Mission to the Solar System (Virtual)
Week 2 VIRTUAL CLASS - June 22-26 (1pm-4pm): World of Paleontology (Virtual)
Week 4 - July 6-10 (9am-12pm): Rocket Man
Week 4 - July 6-10 (1pm-4pm): Backyard Naturalist
Week 5 - July 13-17 (9am-12pm): Mission Through the Solar System
Week 5 - July 13-17 (1pm-4pm): MOAS Archaeology Lab
Week 6 - July 20-24 (9am-12pm): Olympic Games
Week 6 - July 20-24 (1pm-4pm): Sea Safari
Week 7 - July 27-31 (9am-12pm): World Paleontology
Week 7 - July 27-31 (1pm-4pm): LEGO King
Week 8 - August 3-7 (9am-12pm): History's Mysteries
Week 8 - August 3-7 (1pm-4pm): Fossil City
Week 9 - August 10-14 (9am-12pm): Science Chaos
Week 9 - August 10-14 (1pm-4pm): Artrageous

Ages 10, 11, 12, & 13 - All Classes for this Age Group are Sold Out

Week 1 VIRTUAL CLASS - June 15-19 (9am-12pm): Artrageous (Virtual)
Week 1 VIRTUAL CLASS - June 15-19 (1pm-4pm): Backyard Naturalist (Virtual)
Week 2 VIRTUAL CLASS - June 22-26 (9am-12pm): Mission to the Solar System (Virtual)
Week 2 VIRTUAL CLASS - June 22-26 (1pm-4pm): World of Paleontology (Virtual)
Week 4 - July 6-10 (9am-12pm): Nano Fest
Week 4 - July 6-10 (1pm-4pm): Art Funtastic
Week 5 - July 13-17 (9am-12pm): Creative Chemistry
Week 5 - July 13-17 (1pm-4pm): LEGO World
Week 6 - July 20-24 (9am-12pm): Marine Science at Rose Bay (Off-Site)
Week 6 - July 20-24 (1pm-4pm): Science Innovation 
Week 7 - July 27-31 (9am-12pm): Welcome to "Hogwarts"
Week 7 - July 27-31 (1pm-4pm): Zoology Expert
Week 8 - August 3-7 (9am-12pm): Mission Space
Week 8 - August 3-7 (1pm-4pm): Sensational Science


Virtual Classes

Virtual SLI will be offered during Week 1 (June 15-19) and Week 2 (June 22-26) for children ages 7-13 years old. If you sign your child up for one of our Virtual Classes, here is what you need to know: 

  1. Each class (except for Artrageous) includes a "take-home kit." These kits will be available to pick up at the Museum Guest Relations Desk the week prior to your class start date. 
  2. A daily class schedule that includes links and Zoom Meeting times for your child's class will be sent out the day before each class occurs. The first class schedule will be sent out on Sunday for class to begin on Monday. 
  3. Each virtual class will be made up of instructional videos and activities as well as various Zoom Meeting times with your teacher throughout the class session. 


Off-Site Class at Rose Bay

For those signing up to attend the Marine Science at Rose Bay Off-Site class during Week 7: July 20-24
in the 10, 11, 12, 13 year old age group, the address for Rose Bay is below:

Spruce Creek Park
6250 S. Ridgewood Ave.
Port Orange, FL 32127


For More Information or Questions:

Contact MOAS Education Associate, Nicole Messervy at 386-255-0285 ext. 313 or
or MOAS Education Program Coordinator, Kelsey Hansen at 386-255-0285 ext. 312 or


SLI COVID-19 Guidelines

  • Campers must wear masks while in public spaces.
  • Masks are required to be worn inside the Lohman Family Planetarium.
  • No sharing of equipment.
  • Bring your own water bottle as water fountains are closed
  • Class sizes have been reduced to allow for social distancing of no more than 10
  • Teachers and volunteers are required to wear masks. We encourage them to wear masks in the classroom if possible
  • We have plenty of hand sanitizing stations throughout the Children's Museum and classrooms, but campers may bring their own.
  • Classrooms will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day.
  • Please keep your camper home if they are sick.
  • Call the Museum if your camper is not able to attend for the day.

Acceptance of Risk in Relation to COVID-19

COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization and is extremely contagious and believed to spread from person to person contact.

The Museum of Arts & Sciences has put in place preventative measures following CDC recommendations to reduce the spread of Covid-19. We recommend all guests to self-check prior to entering the museum checking for COVID-19 symptoms such as but not limited to:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever/Chills
  • Muscle Pain
  • Sore Throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Interested in Volunteering for this Year's SLI?

This is a temporary volunteer position that assists the Education Department and SLI teachers with supervising children between the ages of 4 and 13, clean-up and various class projects. This is the ONLY MOAS volunteer position available for those as young as 14 years old. The hours are flexible and vary depending on the classes. To apply, fill out a volunteer application and send to


Thank you to our 2020 Scholarship Sponsors

Richard Cannizzaro and Nancy Nance
Barbara Wilsey

Florida Power and Light
Guild of the Museum of Arts & Sciences
Thomas J. Yuschok, M.D. - Radiology Associates Imaging Centers