Discovery Camp is back! Camps at the Perot Museum bring science to life! Children who love to get hands-on with science will have a blast exploring topics such as Paleontology, LEGO Engineering, STEAM and Marine Biology. Join us and amaze your brain this summer!
Registration is now closed for all Summer Discovery Camps.
Camps combine hands-on exploration and activity with stimulating scientific concepts to keep young minds sharp over summer vacation. Campers fill up quickly, so register your camper today!
We cannot guarantee the availability of a specific week, theme or age group. Because of safety concerns and reduced capacity we will not be offering Pre-K camps for the summer of 2021.
Before you register, make sure you have the following information:
Your child's name, birthday, school, medications, allergies, and any special learning needs
The grade they will be entering in the fall of 2021.
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
Please note that camps are sold in weekly packages. 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.
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 are the registration requirements?
You'll need the following information:
- Your child's name, birthday, school, medications, allergies, and any special learning needs
- The grade they will be entering in the fall of 2021.
- Immunization records OR school/doctor name and phone number where records are on file
- Emergency contact(s) and authorized pickup(s)
- Review the Camp Policies and Procedures before beginning the registration process. It is not advised to read through this during registration, as your cart may time out.
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 not transferable. Credit valid for current camp season only. We do not offer refunds for camp cancellations.
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.
What is the best way to register a carpool so that all children will be in the same classes the same week?
Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that all children will get the class group they want with their carpool group or friends, and we cannot make exceptions to allow more children into the program sessions. We also cannot rearrange classes to place your child with a specific group of individuals.
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.
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 and masks that must be worn throughout the day. 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. Our early childhood teachers all have a degree in education with early childhood coursework and experience or CDA, or are enrolled in a college pursuing an education or science degree. 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 11 for summer 2021. 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 he or she needs to enjoy his/her 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 call the Discovery Camp Manager at 214.756.5859, messages will be checked frequently. If your child has a cell phone with him/her, it needs to be turned off during the camp day. Please do not call your child’s cell phone during scheduled program times.