Philadelphia-area Program

For over 30 years, GSK Science in the Summer™ has been offered through libraries and community organizations in the five-county Greater Philadelphia area. The program currently reaches nearly 5,000 children each summer.

Announcing the summer 2020 theme, Be a Chemist!

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Registration will open on Monday, May 4, 2020. More information about the registration process will be posted in April, including instructions for registration and the 2020 program schedule. 

  • How to Register

    Registration will open on May 4, 2020. More information and complete instructions to register will be posted in April 2020. Please check back then for more information. 

  • Registration Policies

    GSK Science in the Summer™ reserves the right to cancel a registration if the policies listed below have been violated. By submitting a registration form, you agree to the below policies.

    Program Levels
    Children must be registered for the appropriate level: 

    • Level 1: Children entering grades 2 and 3.
    • Level 2: Children entering grades 4, 5, and 6.

    Registration Policies

    Updated registration policies will be available in April. Please check back then for more information. 

    Waitlist Policies

    Updated waitlist policies will be available in April. Please check back then for more information. 

  • Family Day

    Family Day is an end of summer celebration at The Franklin Institute for children who participated in GSK Science in the Summer™ and their families! Children under 18 get into the museum for free. Adults pay a discounted rate. More information will be posted in April. Please check back then for more information. 

    Family Day will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020. 

  • Volunteering

    Students entering grades 7 - 12 may volunteer to assist the program educators! Students must be under 18 at the time of volunteering. Check your county's schedule and contact your desired library directly to inquire. 

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Who can attend? 
    Children entering grades 2 through 6 are eligible for the program.

    When will programs be held?
    2020 programming will run between June 22 - August 7, 2020. Specific program dates will be posted by county in April. 

    How long is the program?
    All programs are 4 hours in length. The majority of programs are two-hours per day, for two consecutive days. 

    Where is programming held?
    Programs will be held in libraries and community-based organizations in the following counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. Please see your county’s schedule for exact locations and times.

    Is there a fee for the program?
    No! GSK Science in the Summer™ is completely free. Parents or guardians must register their children online using the program registration system. 

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GSK Science in the Summer, in partnership with The Franklin Institute