Discovery Camp




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Science Explorers!

Gear up for a summer of adventure and fun with eight different science-themed camps to choose from.

Campers will also have the opportunity to experience the Museum’s exhibit halls and our latest exhibition, The Science Behind Pixar, presented by NexPoint. View camp themes below.


Week 1: Crack the Case | June 5-9 | Grades K-4
Strange things are happening at the Perot Museum and we need your sleuthing skills! Discovery Camp investigators will use forensic science to analyze fingerprints and other evidence, decipher secret codes, and design gadgets to track down the bad guys. Can you crack the case?


Week 2: Tinker Tools and Tech | June 12-16 | Grades K-4
Everyone can be a maker! Harness your creative energy and learn how to apply math and science to design, innovate and improve our world. You will work with technology such as simple machines, motors, and circuits to bring your designs to life!


Week 3: Jurassic Journey | June 20-23 | Grades K-4
Learn about earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and other natural phenomena! What crazy creatures have roamed our earth throughout the years? How did minerals get so pretty? Hands-on activities will help campers learn about ancient environments and landscapes. Explore the exciting worlds of paleontology and geology to uncover the dynamic earth processes that have created fossils rocks, minerals and more!


Week 4: Culinary Chemistry | June 26-30 | Grades K-6
This is science you can really sink your teeth into! Get ready to mix and experiment as we use our favorite foods to discover the world of chemistry. Explore cuisines by growing your own food, designing delicious drinks and much more. Bring your appetite as you will consume your culinary creations each day!

Week 5: Cosmic Curiosities | July 10-14 | Grades K-4
Does your child dream of boarding the Space Station? Why not blast off for a fun-filled week of serious space exploration? Your astronauts will go deep into the galaxy to ponder cosmic questions such as: What happens when a star dies? What can you learn from the color of the stars or the material a planet is made of? We will explore the wonders of space, ponder cosmic questions and experiment the way real astronauts do.


Week 6: Mad About Science | July 17-21 | Grades K-4
Mad scientists wanted! Create chemical compounds, analyze acids and bases, make things glow and whip up a few “explosive” reactions! Go crazy as we hypothesize, experiment and discover the answers to mysteries through scientific inquiry.


Week 7: Stories and STEM | July 24-28 | Grades K-6
Do you get lost in stories? Do you LOVE science? This camp melds these two worlds by exploring your favorite literary characters and the science behind their fantastical tales. From wizards and dragons to princesses and fairy tales – we will use science, technology, engineering and math to bring the pages to life.


Week 8: Summer of Science | July 31-August 4 | Grades K-4
It’s a science extravaganza! Let’s celebrate the end of summer with some of our most popular activities, experiments, and demonstrations of the 2023 camp season. From dinosaurs to astronauts and everything in between, discover the best of Discovery Camp!


The following information is valid for all grade levels:

Camps will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Drop-off: 8:45 a.m. to 9 a.m.

  • Please walk your camper down to the Lower Level Learning Lab gates.
  • A Camp Staff member will be there to check in campers.

Pickup: 3 to 3:15 p.m.

  • Please pick up your camper at the Lower Level Learning Lab gates.

After-care (additional cost – $75): 3:15 to 5 p.m.

  • Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with aftercare until 5:00 for an additional fee of $75.
  • Please pick up your camper at the Lower Level Learning Lab gates.

As a reminder, late pickups will be charged $15/15 minutes. 


Parking will be located on Houston Street.

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