Discovery Camp

 

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.

In addition to classroom activities, campers will also have the opportunity to explore the Museum’s exhibit halls and our traveling exhibition, T. rex: The Ultimate Predator.

Camps range from grades K-6

 


 

Camp St. John’s

Is the Discovery Camp you wanted to enroll in sold out? We have some great news! We are excited to partner this year with Camp St. John’s to present many of the same Discovery Camp topics — only on their campus. They even have half-day options! All full-day Camp St. John’s camps taught by our instructors will take a field trip to the Museum. Please follow the link below to see our offerings and register with Camp St. John’s. We hope to see you this summer!

CAMP ST. JOHN’S

Tickets/Registration

Pricing: $425 (Explore members – $375) — Ticket price is per child, per week. After-care (additional cost) — $75

Schedule

Camps will be held every day from 9am-3pm. Drop-off and pick-up will take place on Field St. via carpool line. Please view our policies and procedures for more information.

Camp FAQs

 

Kids looking at fossils

Camps

Week 1: Crack the Case (Forensics)
June 3-7
Grades K-4

Back by popular demand! There is a new mystery afoot! Discovery Camp investigators will gather evidence, practice problem-solving skills, and learn about forensic science while unraveling a mystery through investigation and exploration. Can you crack the case?

This camp has reached capacity. 

Week 2: What’s up, Docs? (Biology Health)
June 10-14
Grades K-4

The hip bone’s connected to the… what bone? Grab your lab coats and stethoscopes as you learn all about the body systems of humans and animals. Step into the role of a student resident while exploring healthy living, anatomy and physiology, and clinical skills. Get ready to experience what it takes to be a doctor!

This camp has reached capacity. 

Week 3: Savory Science (Culinary)
June 17-21
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!

This camp has reached capacity. Click here to join the waitlist. 

Week 4: Cretaceous Capers (Dinosaurs)
June 24-28
Grades K-4

Calling all junior paleontologists! Explore the exciting field of paleontology as you discover that dinosaurs aren’t the only things these scientists dig up. Uncover what fossils can tell us about extinct species and the world they lived in. Put your skills to the test to solve a mystery millions of years in the making.

PURCHASE

Grades 1-2 available

Week 5: Designers of the Future (Technology)
July 8-12
Grades K-6

Architecture, fashion, and video games collide as you unleash your inner designer! Explore how we can innovate and improve everyday objects around us. Become a designer and maker as you bring your ideas to life to support a beautiful and more sustainable future. It’s time to make it work!

This camp has reached capacity. Click here to join the waitlist. 

Week 6: Solar Power Science (Space)
July 15-19
Grades K-4

Explore our place in space, using the Sun as our guide. Our very own super star is a pretty big deal! Don your astronaut helmet and investigate all that our Sun does: from supporting life on our planet to being a high-powered energy source. Discover the wonders of space, ponder cosmic questions, and experiment the way real astronauts do.

This camp has reached capacity. Click here to join the waitlist. 

Week 7: Time Travelers (Ancient Cultures)
July 22-26
Grades K-6

Eureka! Blast to the past for an adventure-filled tour through the ages of scientific discoveries. Let’s leave 2024 behind and uncover the innovations and break-throughs that have shaped our world today. Investigate ancient civilizations and broaden your understanding of how STEM has evolved through time.

PURCHASE

Week 8: Summer of Science (Best of…)
July 29-August 2
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 2024 camp season. From dinosaurs to doctors to designers and everything in between, discover the best of Discovery Camp!

This camp has reached capacity. Click here to join the waitlist. 

Week 9: Summer of Science (Best of…)
August 5-9
Grades K-4

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! Let’s celebrate the final week of summer with even more of our most popular activities, experiments, and demonstrations of the 2024 camp season. From dinosaurs to doctors to designers and everything in between, discover the best of Discovery Camp!

PURCHASE

Grades 1-2 available

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