Information for Registered Campers

Thank you for registering for Discovery Camp! 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.

General Reminders

  • Snacks/Lunch: We are unable to provide any food, so please remember to send your child with snacks if they are in pre-K and snacks and a lunch if they are in kindergarten and up.
  • Drop-off/Pick-up: Please make sure the person picking up your child(ren) is on the approved list and can provide a photo ID.
  • Clothing: If your child is in second grade and below, please be sure to send them with a change of clothes.
  • Policies and Procedures: Please read our Camp Policies and Procedures carefully prior to the first day of camp for all other important information regarding lunches, rules, emergency procedures, etc.
  • Camp FAQs: Visit our Camp FAQs to review some of the most frequently asked questions.
  • Contact Katie Gagnè, Discovery Camp Manager, at 214.756.5859 or with any questions.

Download Discovery Camp Policies and Procedures

Policies are in place for the safety and well-being of your child. Please read and agree to these policies to enroll your child in all of our Discovery Camps.

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Discovery Camp Drop Offs and Pick Ups at the Perot Museum 

With Before or After Care

Enter the drop-off circle off N. Field Street (on the northeast side of the Museum) during the following times:

Before care drop-off: 7:30-8:40am

After care drop-off: 3:15-5:30pm

Without Before or After Care 

Enter at River Street off N. Field Street (on the northwest side of the Museum), proceed through the gate and turn left into Lot A for temporary 20-minute parking during the following times.

  Dropoff Pickup
Pre-K AM 8:45–9:15am noon
Pre-K PM 1:00–1:15pm 4:00pm
K–6th 8:45–9:15am 2:45–3:15pm

Discovery Camp Drop Offs and Pick Ups at The Hockaday School 

Parking is in the main parking lot on Forest St. (marked with “Main Entrance” sign). After parking in the main lot, you can take the sidewalk in between Building 15 (the Lyda Hill ’60 STEAM Institute and Hockaday Science Center) and Building 13 (the Liza Lee Academic Research Center).

When you get to the Clements Hall entrance, there will be a security call box on the right side of the door. Push the call button and security will let you in.

If your camper is registered for before care (drop-off between 7:30–8:45am), bring them into the Lecture Hall (the first big room you’ll see) and sign them in with the before care instructor.

If your camper is registered for after care (pick-up between 3:15–5:30pm), you will also pick up your camper in the Lecture Hall.

If your camper is not registered for before care (drop-off after 8:45am), take your camper into the Lyda Hill ’60 STEAM Institute/Hockaday Science Center via that same Clements Hall entrance. Follow the signs and the staff directing you up to the second floor, to classrooms S219, S225, and S227. The coordinator will direct you to the right classroom.

If your camper is not registered for after care (pick-up after 3:15pm), you will also pick up your camper directly from their classroom.

Campers must be walked into their rooms and checked in personally with the instructors by the adult dropping them off each day, and they must be picked up and checked out by an adult with the instructor in the room each day. Adults picking up campers must be on the approved list to pick up and they must show a picture ID each day.

Questions about Discovery Camp?

Contact Katie Gagnè, Discovery Camp Manager, at 214.756.5859 or

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