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Hands On Science

The Hands On Science Program is a great opportunity for students to learn through “doing.”  Many activities have something that the children can take home with them to show mom or dad what they did or to spark further observations/ discussions.

Children pick 7  science activities from the form that has at least 18 choices. The Discovery Center will group children by age and assign your child 3 of his/her 7 choices for the Saturday or Sunday program  or 2 of his/her 7 choices if doing the week night program.  Children who are chosen to do  Rocketry will use the entire morning for those activities so they will do Rocketry and one other workshop. 

SURPRISE / MYSTERY WORKSHOPS are offered from time to time and your child can select this in addition to his/her choices to experience something that is not offered in regular selection.

The Saturday or Sunday program has a magic show during lunch.  Lunch can be pre-purchased for $3.50 and will include an all beef hotdog, drink and snack.  Or you can purchase lunch items a la carte.  Please send your child with $4-5 to purchases items the day of the event  or if you prefer send a bag lunch. For your convenience, children can also purchase snacks and drinks starting at $1.00

here to view the form.

Changes to dates and locations are made from time to time, please check for updated information, click on link below:

Schools Scheduled Dates

Important Forms:

REGISTRATION FORMS are in PDF format. You can access them by clicking on the school from the List of School Locations, once you have downloaded the form you can Fax or mail

Mail to:
PO Box 222
Carmel, NY 10512

You can register online by going to this page


Hands On Science

Other Information:

Volunteering at a Science Day/Night






Volunteer children can do a Hands on Science Day for FREE, please email JNewman@DiscoveryCtr.org you will need to be at the school at 9 am and stay until 2:45.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I stay with my child?
    Please note this is not a parent /child activity. 
  •  What should my child wear? 
    Children are also encouraged to wear clothes that can get a little messy.
  • Should I pick 7 if my child wants Rocketry, Hot Air Ballooning or Aviation & Gliders?  Yes, you always pick 7, there is never a guarantee that you child will be chosen for those as they tend to fill up quickly.  Please note that if you want to “guarantee” that as an activity we suggest that you take them at the Discovery Center in Carmel, go to the Workshops section of this website for the next time these classes are offered.
  •  Will my Kindergartener feel comfortable, he/she is so young?
    There should be several other kindergarteners attending so your child will be with other 5 and 6 year olds.   However if you still are anxious go to a different school and be the volunteer there, this way you are in the hall (outside of the cafeteria where the program takes place) at all times.

For Additional Information Call (845) 621-1260 ext 201

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