GSK Science in the Summer™

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.

GSK kids at microscope

Summer 2019:
The Science of Me

The Science of Me program invites children to explore the biological systems that make humans fundamentally alike and the elements that interact to create a unique individual. Through engaging hands-on exploration, students discover how food becomes our body's fuel, where oxygen goes when we breathe it, how our brains interpret the world, and what role DNA plays in making us who we are.

Program partners

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.

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is a unit of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Since the planetarium opened in 1949, millions of North Carolina students, teachers and families, as well as visitors from around the world, have benefited from Morehead science programs.

GSK kids, Drexel Library
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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.