GSK Science in the Summer™, is a fun and free science education program for students entering second through sixth grades, which began in 1986. Sponsored by GSK and offered in partnership with The Franklin Institute and UNC Morehead Planetarium, the program takes place in science centers, community centers, and libraries across the country.
The Be a Chemist! program invites children to play the role of chemists and discover the importance of chemistry to fields as varied as medicine, manufacturing, art, and environmental conservation. The sessions encourage students to practice scientific techniques and explore basic principles of chemistry as they investigate these questions:
GSK – one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.
Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is a renowned and innovative leader in the field of science and technology learning, as well as a dynamic center of activity. Pennsylvania’s most visited museum, it is dedicated to creating a passion for learning about science by offering access to hands-on science education.
The Franklin Institute and the University of North Carolina Morehead Planetarium and Science Center partner with GSK to bring the GSK Science in the Summer™ program to locations across 20 states each summer. Select your state to find the location near you.