The Spirit of Learning

Enthusiasm for Science

The Love for Nature

The Love for Nature

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Voted best summer camp in Silicon Valley, the Youth Science Institute is a nonprofit organization committed to inspiring enthusiasm for science, nature, and a love of learning. We offer hands-on, nature-based science camps to children, families and the general public.
Summer science camps promoting science and playful experiences for children.
9 different programs that are appropriate for children from pre-K through sixth grade.
Take a look at our upcoming events. We offer a variety of events for people of all ages.
Provide a fun, educational experience for underprivileged children with a monthly gift.

Support the Adventure

Each year, we inspire enthusiasm for science and a love of learning to nearly 30,000 pre-K to sixth- grade students. Approximately 1/3 of these children are from low-income communities and we need your help to.............

$25/month will provide a low-income child with a free week of our Summer Science Camp located in Vasona Park.

$45/month will provide a classroom of 25 low-income children with a free 3-hour Ohlone Indians program.

$100/month helps support free programming for the community with our 3 annual events.

“We learned about exoskeletons!” ~ First grader at Millard McCollam Elementary School

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