Jax Sci Fest Arts & Exploration Camp!
June 9th–July 18th, 8 am–5 pm. Ages 5-15.
$100 per week!
By popular demand the annual Jacksonville Science Festival (JaxSciFest) is excited to announce its inaugural Summer ARTS & Exploration Camp featuring six weeks of S.T.E.A.M. driven FUN!
JaxSciFest is now well known for its S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) driven city-wide event featuring Jacksonville’s k-12 grade students partnering to creatively develop fun, interactive, educational projects they present to the community during the annual festival. The Arts & Exploration Camp incorporates similar aspects but offers an ARTS focused thread including visual, performing, and environmental arts and weekly field trips for additional fun.
Camp host site is Foundation Academy, a 23 acre campus including art, dance, and drama studios, organic gardens, an aquaponic farm, interactive sports, and more. Camp is open to children ages 5-15 with age appropriate groups and activities. Parents can enroll students for one or more weeks of camp June 9th through July 18th. Camp is $90 with $10 registration fee per week (Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm). Before and after extended care is available.
3675 San Pablo Road South, Jacksonville 32224 or call 904-450-5832 for more information.
2015 Host Sites!
February 19th and 20th, 9am-2pm:
February 21st, 10am-2pm:
We are excited to announce the locations and dates for next year's festival. A very thank big you to our host site sponsors for supporting STEAM k-12 student education in Jacksonville.
2014 JaxSciFest included nearly 200 S.T.E.A.M.-based Interactive Exhibits, Performances, and Shows to choose from across the city-wide festival host sites! March 6th & 7th was hosted on the 23 acre campus of The Foundation Academy. March 8th city-wide event hosted at MOSH, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville Main Public Library, Hemming Plaza and Friendship Park
Visitors enjoyed nearly 200 interactive exhibits such as:
- BIG SCIENCE by MOSH and more at Museum of Science & History
- StarLab Planetarium from ScienceFirst and more at Jax Main Public Library
- Physics of Skateboarding with InstaRamps and more at Hemming Plaza
- Lego League Robotics and more at Friendship Fountain
- Floating Science Lab and more at Jacksonville University
- Arts & Crafts Activities for children at every site
Thank You To All Our Experts and Mentors for making such great work possible!
- Water Ventures
- Andrea Small & Lauren Flynn, Department of Environmental Protection
- Bill Robinson, Bee Friends Farm
- Karen Wassmer, Beekeeper
- First Unmanned Systems Forum, Jax Chamber
- Dr.Jerry Pinto
- Creig Carlill
- Jane Wolfe
2014 Student Winners
Congratulations to all booth participants for their wonderful hard work!
- Elijah Tarkington
- Jirah Gonzalez
Cash Prize Group Winners:
Monarch Butterfly Group (K-4 Grade Prize):
Tesla Group (5-8 Grade Prize):
- Austin Brogden
- Tyler Martell
- Elijah Tarkington
- Joe Mahoney
- Skye Carlill
- Raven Green
- Tanikia Collins
Why Do UAV’S Matter (Highschool Prize):
- J.D Espada
- AJ Laganell
- Noah Rodden
- Olsen Seay
Cash Prize of $1,000.00 for the winning K-12 student team based on popular vote
College Scholarship of $1,000.00 to a single winning K-12 student participant
Cash Prize of $50.00 to Art Contest Winners in each grade category
2015 Festival Highlights
... Stay tuned for new highlights!