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Summer Discovery Camp

Science Explorers

Our Science Explorers summer program takes campers on four weeks of discovery, adventure and fun! Offering four themes to choose from, each camp is five days of hands-on learning to engage and challenge all future thinkers, inventors and innovators.


Full STEAM Ahead
All aboard the STEAM train! A week of spectacular science experiments, terrific technology fun, exciting engineering challenges, amazing art projects and masterful problem solving awaits with Full STEAM Ahead. Campers will dive into their interests and discover the many facets of science and nature found throughout the Museum.

Crazy Chemistry
Test tubes, lab coats, beakers – it’s all here with Crazy Chemistry! Campers will tap into their inner chemist, have fun with mind-boggling experiments and step into their element as they explore this amazing science. The daily investigations will engage campers as they learn about matter, compounds and more.

Forces of Nature
From hurricanes to tornadoes, from wildfires to volcanic eruptions, the world is full of jaw-dropping phenomena. Our Forces of Nature camp explores the world we live in and the natural forces that impact everyday life. For some hands-on fun, campers will test their construction skills as they take on challenges with our earthquake simulator, wind tunnel and more!

Bones, Stones and Dinos – Oh My!
Natural history comes to life with Bones, Stones and Dinos – Oh My! Campers will unlock the secrets found in fossils and learn how paleontology explores what life was like millions of years ago. A real paleontologist will also join our campers to share their adventures digging up and studying dinosaur bones.

Camp Schedules

Week 1 | June 6-10: Full STEAM Ahead

Week 2 | June 13-17: Crazy Chemistry

Week 3 | June 20-24: Forces of Nature

Week 4 | June 27-July 1: Bones, Stones and Dinos – Oh my!

Week 5 | July 11-15: Full STEAM Ahead*

Week 6 | July 18-22: Crazy Chemistry*

Week 7 | July 25-29: Forces of Nature*

Week 8 | August 1-5: Bones, Stones and Dinos – Oh my!*

*Camp activities and experiences will be the same as June weeks

Grade Level



Pre-K – Morning

9 a.m.

12 p.m.

Pre-K – Afternoon

1 p.m. 4 p.m.
Kindergarten – 2nd 8:30 a.m.

3:30 p.m.

3rd – 6th

8:45 a.m.

3:45 p.m.

Siblings (excluding pre-K)

8:45 a.m.

3:45 p.m.

Before and after care will be offered at the Museum for kindergarten through 6th grade for an additional $50.

Before care: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
After care: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.


Registration is now closed. 

Members – $375
Non-members – $425


Questions about Discovery Camp?

Contact Jassmon Fan, Senior Director of Learning Programs, at 214.756.5850 or

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