- Perot Museum
Summer - Discovery Camp, Jr. for pre-schoolers
We are pleased that there are so many young scientists who are as excited about learning as we are! Because of this, camps sold out very quickly. Only select afternoon sessions listed to the right are available. Morning sessions and sold-out afternoon sessions have been removed from the camp listing to the right. We are sorry but there are no waiting lists.
Modeled after our popular Discovery Camp day camps for older kids, Discovery Camp, Jr. makes science and technology accessible — and irresistible — to kids ages 3-4. Our weeklong day camps cover a colorful array of science topics, using hands-on learning and creativity emphasized through each educational adventure.
What will your child discover at the Perot Museum this summer?
- Interactive experiences focused on Earth sciences, biology, paleontology, astronomy, physics and more
- Hands-on science experiments and creative crafts led by expert camp instructors
- Cutting-edge technology, tools and materials used to teach new concepts in creative ways
- Engaging experiences to share with new friends in optimally sized classrooms
- And so much more!
Drop off your preschooler each morning in an interactive environment that encourages independence and imagination. Discovery Camp, Jr. covers a colorful array of science topics, with age-appropriate instruction and hands-on activities that help younger kids understand the real-world wonders of nature, science and technology.
- Children must be at least 3 years by June 1, 2013, and potty-trained.
- Camps will run weekly starting June 24, 2013, and run through the week of August 19
- 3-hour classes, offered twice daily, 9am and 1pm
Enroll early! Program registration will close one week prior to start date.
The Perot Museum reserves the right to cancel camps or classes at the Museum’s discretion. If a camp or class is canceled by the Perot Museum, patrons will receive a full refund.
Summer Theme 2013: Collections and Collectors
Does your child still have that unusual rock she found last summer? Or does she enjoy grouping her toys according to size, shape or color? Then she could have what it takes to become a savvy collector! Every week of Discovery Camp, Jr. is dedicated to a different collection in the Perot Museum, from fossils and precious gems to technology and more. Campers will even learn the skills they need to build their own collections to take home at the end of their session.
Week 1 (6/24-6/28)
What was life was like when dinosaurs roamed the earth? We’ll explore the T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall to find out! A week of hands-on classroom activities and take home projects will have your child thinking like a paleontologist!
Week 2 (7/8-7/12)
The Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall is the cornerstone of this exciting exploration. Campers will get hands-on with classroom experiments and create fun take-home projects as they dig deeper into the science of geology.
Week 3 (7/15-7/19)
Through engaging classroom experiments and awe-inspiring exhibits inside our Being Human Hall, campers will discover amazing insights about how the body works. They’ll also be introduced to the world of Grossology — the science behind body processes that are stinky, crusty or slimy.
Out of This World!
Week 4 (7/22-7/26)
Whether your kids are enamored with space travel or just want to know how much space is in outer space, they’re in for a week of discovery that’s out of this world! Awe-inspiring adventures in our Expanding Universe Hall and engaging projects in our learning lab will help your junior astronauts put the wonders of the universe into perspective.
Week 5 (7/29-8/2)
Our Discovering Life Exhibit Hall lets campers take an indoor nature walk to learn about the plants and wildlife here in North Texas and beyond. Hands-on classroom projects and activities involve living creatures, animals, plants and much more.
Get Your Game On!
Week 6 (8/5-8/9)
Successful athletes have a lot of things working for them — natural ability, a rigorous practice schedule, and science! Campers will put their own abilities to the test inside our Sports Hall, and then get hands-on in our learning lab to discover the science behind different sports.
Week 7 (8/12-8/16)
Are birds dinosaurs? After exploring the Rose Hall of Birds and learning about flight through interactive classroom activities and projects, your child will likely be eager to offer an answer!
Week 8 (8/19-8/23)
Exploring the Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall will help campers learn the importance of engineering in everyday life. Through hands-on projects and classroom explorations, campers will gain the confidence and know-how to tackle all kinds of do-it-yourself engineering tasks.
For more discovery, check out Discovery Days family festivals!
Join today to receive the discounted member price and other perks like year-round free general admission.
My son was thrilled to come back each day. He said he loved all of it when asked what his favorite part was. -Jackie Converse
Summer - Discovery Camp, Jr.
Week 6 | PM Session
Get Your Game On!