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 2020:
Be a Chemist!

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:

  • How do substances change and interact with each other?
  • How do chemists use these changes and interactions to solve real-world problems?

Program partners

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, 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.