Discovery Camp at the Perot Museum brings science to life! Campers will have a blast exploring different topics with engaging, hands-on learning. Join us to amaze and inspire the next generation of STEM leaders!
Summer Discovery Camp
Camps will go on sale February 9 (Members – February 6)
A summer of STEM awaits! With nine different themes to choose from, each of our five-day camps will explore a different area of STEM to spark your child’s curiosity.
General Camp Information
- Requirements: To complete a camp purchase you will need to purchase a ticket for the camp week your child is attending AND complete registration information through ProCare Online (or ProCare: ChildCare App). This information will be found in your ticket confirmation email. Registration requirements will include but are not limited to: camper name, birthday, medications, allergies, special learning needs, immunization records, and emergency contact information.
- Snacks/Lunch: We are unable to provide any food, so please remember to send your child with snacks and a lunch.
- Clothing: If your child is in first grade or younger, please be sure to send them with a change of clothes.
- Drop-off and pickup: Only campers and staff will be allowed in the classrooms. You will need a valid photo ID to pick up your camper. View map here.
- Policies and procedures: Please read our camp policies and procedures carefully prior to the first day of camp.
What is the registration cost for attending a Discovery Camp?
Registration costs vary, depending on the length of camp and time of year. Please check the Discovery Camp information section of the website to view member and non-member prices.
Members at the Explore level and above will receive a discount, as well as early access to purchase before going on sale to the general public.
How can I find out which camps are filled?
Online camp ticket availability will be updated regularly. If you register by phone, the attendant can provide up-to-date enrollment information.
Wait lists are available for sold-out sessions. Please email email@example.com to be added to our waitlist.
May I register my child for an older age group?
In alignment with child development recommendations, we strictly enforce grade-level grouping. For summer camps, grade-level groups correspond to the grade your child will enter in the upcoming fall semester.
Can I cancel my registration?
Please note that camps are sold in weekly packages. Prorated refunds will not be given for days your camper does not attend.
Camp tickets may not be exchanged or gifted. If you need to cancel your registration, please call 214.428.5555, ext. 3, to process your cancellation.
Cancellations made at least four weeks before the start of camp may be used as a credit towards future available camps. Cancellations made less than four weeks before camp are not refundable or transferable. Credit is valid for the current camp season only. We do not offer refunds for camp cancellations.
How should my child dress for camp?
Your child should wear comfortable clothes that can get messy or wet. Feel free to send a change of clothes. For safety, we require closed-toed shoes. Children may also need a sweater in case the classroom is cool.
Should I pack food for my child?
Yes. Parents and guardians are responsible for providing their children with a small snack and a nutritious lunch each day. The Museum will not provide any food. Please make sure all food items do not need refrigeration. Also, send a reusable water bottle to keep your child hydrated throughout the day. Children are not allowed to share food with classmates.
What are the qualifications of your educators?
All camp educators have a college degree or are working towards a degree in the sciences, arts, or education. All educators are certified in basic CPR/first aid and are background checked for working in a childcare setting.
What is the typical class size, and how are children supervised?
Though class sizes will range, they will be no smaller than five and no larger than 20. Each classroom will have one lead educator and one assistant educator, with one to two teen volunteers assisting. A low instructor-to-camp ratio will help ensure that we can maintain proper safety protocols and that your child has the individualized attention they need to enjoy their experience.
What are the behavior expectations for children?
Children are expected to behave within age-appropriate limits and follow the Museum’s basic rules for visiting guests. Expectations are posted in each classroom and are emphasized throughout the week. In the event of a severe behavior problem, we will call you to pick up your child. At our discretion, your child may return to camp the following day.
Who can I contact to leave an emergency message concerning my child during the day?
Please get in touch with Laura Bowles, camp manager, at 214.756.5831, firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message through the Procare app. If your child has a cell phone with them, it should stay in their backpack during the day. Please do not call your child’s cell phone during scheduled camp times.