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!
Fall Discovery Camp
Fall 2022: A worldwide adventure awaits campers as they encounter the Earth’s most exciting biomes, including grasslands, tundras and deserts.
Winter Discovery Camp
Winter 2022: Movie magic comes to the Perot Museum for a 4-day exploration of imagination, science and artistry.
Spring Discovery Camp
Spring 2023: Come aboard and explore the science that allowed pirates to sail the seven seas.
Registration Dates and Pricing
Camp registration will open four weeks prior to the camp start date and will remain open until one week before the start date.
Registration cost will vary between camps. Please head to the registration page of the camp you are interested in to see the member and non-member price.
To complete registration, the below information will need to be provided.
- Your child’s name, birthday, school, medications, allergies and any special learning needs
- The grade they will be entering in the fall of 2022
- Immunization records OR school/doctor name and phone number where records are on file
- Emergency contact(s) and person(s) authorized to pick up your child
Information for Registered Campers
We are so excited to have your camper join us as we bring science to life and amaze their brains. Please read through the items outlined below to ensure you have everything ready to make this adventure one your camper will never forget.
Discovery Camp FAQs
What is the registration cost for attending a Discovery Camp?
Because our spring, summer, fall and winter camp offerings are designed to last between 3-5 days (based on the activities and time of year they take place), the registration cost will vary between camps. Please head to the registration page of the camp you are interested in to see the member and non-member price.
How can I find out which camps are filled?
Program sessions with online enrollment have their availability updated as soon as possible once sold out. If you are registering by phone then the attendant should be able to provide up-to-date enrollment information.
When a camp is sold out we offer wait lists. If your chosen camp has a button marked “Wait List,” you may register to be notified if spots free up in that camp.
May I register my child for an older age group?
No, we strictly enforce grade level requirements. Grade level groups for spring camps correspond to the grade your child is enrolled in for the spring semester. For summer camps, grade level groups correspond to the grade your child will be entering in the fall semester.
Can I cancel my registration?
Please note that camps are sold in weekly packages. No prorated refund can be given for days your camper does not attend.
Camps and classes may not be exchanged or gifted. In the event you need to cancel your registration, you must call 214.428.5555 ext. 0 to process your cancellation.
Cancellations made 4 weeks prior to the start of camp may be used as a credit towards camps that are not sold out. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks prior to camp are non-refundable or transferable. Credit valid for current camp season only. We do not offer refunds for camp cancellations.
How should my child dress for the programs?
Your child should wear comfortable clothes that may get messy. For safety, we require closed-toe shoes. Children may also need a sweater in case the classroom is cool.
What are the qualifications of your teachers and assistants?
Our camp teachers are either certified teachers with backgrounds in science or science professionals with extensive informal education experience. The majority of our teaching assistants are participants in our youth volunteer program. All teachers are certified in basic CPR/First Aid.
What is the typical class size?
Though class sizes will range, they will be no smaller than five and no larger than 20. The teacher to student ratio is two teachers and one to two assistants per classroom. This will help insure that we can maintain safety protocol and that your child has the individualized attention they need to enjoy their experience.
How are children supervised?
Parents or guardians are required to physically sign children in and out of classes every day and must present ID each day for sign-out. Children are supervised at all times and are escorted on restroom breaks.
What are the behavior expectations for children?
Child expectations are posted in each room 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 or may not be allowed to return to class the following day.
Who can I contact during the day if I need to leave an emergency message concerning my child?
Please contact Stephanie Bornholtz at email@example.com. If your child has a cell phone with them, it needs to be turned off during the day. Please do not call your child’s cell phone during scheduled program times.