Summer Programs (K-8)

TMSC's Summer of Science Adventures gives students in grades K-8 the chance to explore some (very) cool science, nature and technology -- all on a one-of-a-kind mountaintop campus!


General science courses include "Fledglings" for K-3 and "Explorers" for Gr. 4-8, plus single-topic courses for K-3 and 4-8! (Grade level is the grade they will be entering in the fall.)


Contests happen weekly, (chess, structures, paper airplanes, self-propelled vehicles & more!) as well as planetarium and magic shows and special presentations!


Check our catalog of programs for Gr. K-3 and 4-8 or download a printable 2016 TMSC Summer Course listing. *New this year:  Camp Invention® InventNow MORPHED and EPIC for Gr. 1-3 & 4-6.


Scholarships - A limited number of scholarships are available for Hartford and East Hartford.  Students must be residents of Hartford or East Hartford, and must quailify for assistance programs including free/reduced school meals, SNAP, HUSKY, etc.  Scholarships are for one week per summer per student.  


Tours of Talcott:  Want to visit before your child attends?  We have a tour every Thursday at 4 PM. Please call (860) 677-8571 to sign up.  


Schedule - Courses meet Mon-Fri, 9 AM to 4 PM, with transportation from Hartford Public Library Downtown Hartford, Bishop's Corner West Hartford and Sperry Park in Avon. Students bring a lunch and snack, and dress for the weather!  The day looks like this:

9 AM - Arrival, morning announcements

9:15 - 10:30 - Course Session

10:30 - 10:45 - Snack Break

10:45 - 12:00 - Course Session

12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch & Recess (indoor activities in bad weather)

1:00 - 2:00 - Course Session

2:00 - 3:00 - Course Session

3:00 - 3:45 - Specials including Contest Friday, Planetarium Show, Science Demos, Outdoor Activities and one "work-though" day.  

3:45 - 4:00 - Dismissal