Summer Discovery Camps

Summer Discovery Camps are weeklong full day camps for Kindergarten-6th grade and half day camps for Pre-K offered June 1-August 14. 

Register your camper according to their grade level for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.

Pre-K Discovery Camps at the Perot Museum

*Pre-K camps are for three to four year olds.

Week 1 — June 1-5

Weather Wonders

Pre-K
Spend the week learning about crazy and unpredictable weather. Become a mini meteorologist by studying clouds, tornados, snow and more! The forecast for this week is FUN with a high chance of learning something new! 

Pre-K Camps offer two sessions — AM camp is 9am-noon, and PM camp is 1-4pm.
Member — $225
Non-Member —$250
AM Registration          PM Registration

Week 2 — June 8-12

Science of Pixar: Behind the Scenes

Pre-K
Join us for a week of fun inspired by all things Pixar! Campers will delve into the science used to bring to life movies like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Up, Cars and The Incredibles. We will use both art and science as we go behind the scenes of your favorite movies, exploring a variety of media, and hands on science topics to bring the movies to life!
NOTE: PORTIONS OF G RATED MOVIES MAY BE SHOWN DURING CAMP

Pre-K Camps offer two sessions — AM camp is 9am-noon, and PM camp is 1-4pm.
Member — $225
Non-Member —$250
AM REGISTRATION          PM REGISTRATION

Week 3 — June 15-19

Chemistry Kids

Pre-K
Come learn what’s the matter with chemistry and how we don’t just use it periodically. It’s all around us, in everything we can see, touch, feel, smell or taste. Mix it up as you conduct your own experiments, observe reactions and examine changes. Bubble, foam, fizz!  You are sure to have a blast!  

Pre-K Camps offer two sessions — AM camp is 9am-noon, and PM camp is 1-4pm.
Member — $225
Non-Member —$250
AM Registration          PM Registration

Week 4 — June 22-26

LEGO® Engineering

Pre-K
Calling all builders, creators and designers! We’ll be using LEGOS to engineer solutions to real-world problems. Our youngest scientists will get their start in the creative world of engineering by constructing simple machines that introduce exciting engineering concepts.

Pre-K Camps offer two sessions — AM camp is 9am-noon, and PM camp is 1-4pm.
Member — $225
Non-Member —$250
AM REGISTRATION          PM REGISTRATION

Week 5 — June 29-July 2

Under the Sea

Pre-K
Dip your toes in the sea, explore the depths of the ocean, make friends with a squid, and cuddle with an octopus… without even getting wet or and you don’t even have to get wet! Every day will be an exploration of a different part of our beautiful oceans and the creatures that live there! Because “darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter, take it from me!” 

Pre-K Camps offer two sessions — AM camp is 9am-noon, and PM camp is 1-4pm.
Member — $180
Non-Member —$200
AM REGISTRATION          PM REGISTRATION

Week 6 — July 6-10

Weather Wonders

Pre-K
Spend the week learning about crazy and unpredictable weather. Become a mini meteorologist by studying clouds, tornados, snow and more! The forecast for this week is FUN with a high chance of learning something new!

Pre-K Camps offer two sessions — AM camp is 9am-noon, and PM camp is 1-4pm.
Member — $225
Non-Member —$250
AM REGISTRATION          PM REGISTRATION

Week 7 — July 13-17

Dino Detectives

Pre-K
Prepare for a prehistoric adventure as we travel back in time and discover the world of dinosaurs! Learn how paleontologists unearth ancient worlds where there are mysteries to solve, adventures to explore, and many stories to be told about a time when these giants roamed the earth!

Pre-K Camps offer two sessions — AM camp is 9am-noon, and PM camp is 1-4pm.
Member — $225
Non-Member —$250
AM REGISTRATION          PM REGISTRATION

Week 8 — July 20-24

Under the Sea

Pre-K
Dip your toes in the sea, explore the depths of the ocean, make friends with a squid, and cuddle with an octopus… without even getting wet or and you don’t even have to get wet! Every day will be an exploration of a different part of our beautiful oceans and the creatures that live there! Because “darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter, take it from me!” 

Pre-K Camps offer two sessions — AM camp is 9am-noon, and PM camp is 1-4pm.
Member — $225
Non-Member —$250
AM REGISTRATION          PM REGISTRATION

Week 9 — July 27-31

LEGO® Engineering

Pre-K
Calling all builders, creators and designers! We’ll be using LEGOS to engineer solutions to real-world problems. Our youngest scientists will get their start in the creative world of engineering by constructing simple machines that introduce exciting engineering concepts.

Pre-K Camps offer two sessions — AM camp is 9am-noon, and PM camp is 1-4pm.
Member — $225
Non-Member —$250
AM REGISTRATION          PM REGISTRATION

Week 10 — Aug 3-7

Science of Pixar: Behind the Scenes

Pre-K
Join us for a week of fun inspired by all things Pixar! Campers will delve into the science used to bring to life movies like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Up, Cars and The Incredibles. We will use both art and science as we go behind the scenes of your favorite movies, exploring a variety of media, and hands on science topics to bring the movies to life!
NOTE: PORTIONS OF G RATED MOVIES MAY BE SHOWN DURING CAMP

Pre-K Camps offer two sessions — AM camp is 9am-noon, and PM camp is 1-4pm.
Member — $225
Non-Member —$250
AM REGISTRATION          PM REGISTRATION

Week 11 — Aug 10-14

Best of Discovery Camp

Pre-K
Can’t get enough of Discovery Camp? To celebrate the end of summer and all that our scientists have learned, we will revisit the most popular activities, shows, and demonstrations of 2020!

Pre-K Camps offer two sessions — AM camp is 9am-noon, and PM camp is 1-4pm.
Member — $225
Non-Member —$250
AM REGISTRATION          PM REGISTRATION

Kindergarten-6th Discovery Camps at the Perot Museum

Register your camper according to their grade level for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.

Week 1 — June 1-5

Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tornados:

K-4th Grade
From tornados to tsunamis, the Earth is always changing! Texas is home to some of the most amazing geological wonders, and wild weather on the planet! Explore how glaciers, floods, earthquakes and storms and more have shaped the landscape we see today. Spend the week learning about the beautiful yet destructive forces that are constantly shaping our planet.

9am-3pm
Member — $325
Non-Member —$365
Before/After Care — $40
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION
3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Week 2 — June 8-12

Science of Pixar: Behind the Scenes

K-6th Grade
Join us for a week of fun inspired by all things Pixar! Campers will delve into the science used to bring to life movies like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Up, Cars and The Incredibles. We will use both art and science as we go behind the scenes of your favorite movies, exploring a variety of media, and hands on science topics to bring the movies to life!
NOTE: PORTIONS OF G RATED MOVIES MAY BE SHOWN DURING CAMP

9am-3pm
Member — $345
Non-Member —$385
Before/After Care — $40
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION

3rd-4th Grade Registration

5th-6th Grade Registration

Week 3 — June 15-19

Cool Chemistry

K–6th Grade
Calling all chemists! Many everyday phenomena that we take for granted can be explained by science.  Hypothesize, experiment and discover the answers to mysteries through scientific inquiry. Explore the basics of chemistry through loud, colorful and shocking activities. Create chemical compounds, analyze acids and bases, make things glow and whip up a few “explosive” reactions

9am-3pm
Member — $325
Non-Member —$365
Before/After Care — $40
KINDERGARTEN Registration  

1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION

3rd-4th Grade Registration

5th-6th Grade Registration

Week 4 — June 22-26

LEGO® Engineering

K–4th Grade
Power up your engineering skills with LEGO and solve real world problems while learning about coding, robotics and architecture. You will be challenged to construct bridges to withstand earthquakes, build working marble mazes and test your own LEGO creations on roads and ramps you build yourselves. Are you up for the challenge?

9am-3pm
Member — $345
Non-Member —$385
Before/After Care — $40
KINDERGARTEN Registration

1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION  

3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION  

Hockaday | Secret Agent Science

1st-6th Grade
Strange things are happening at The Hockaday School and we need your child’s sleuthing & code-breaking skills!  Discovery Camp Investigators will gather evidence, practice problem-solving skills, and learn about forensic science while unraveling mysteries through exploration.  Your camper will love getting hands-on experience with real life crime-solving technologies with interactive experiences focusing on investigation and exploration!

9am-3pm
Member — $325
Non-Member —$365
Before/After Care — $40
1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION

3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

5th-6th Grade Registration

Week 5 — June 29-July 2

Full STEAM Ahead - Coed

K-4th Grade
Are you interested in science, technology, engineering, art, and math? Let’s spend this week getting some great hands-on experience with all of these! You will explore robotics, biology, and chemistry to develop the awesome scientist that waits within you! This camp is sure to increase your passion for the exciting world of STEAM!

9am-3pm
Member — $260
Non-Member —$292
Before/After Care — $33
KINDERGARTEN Registration

1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION

3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Full STEAM Ahead - Girls Only

1st-4th Grade
Are you interested in science, technology, engineering, art, and math? Let’s spend this week getting some great hands-on experience with all of these! You will explore robotics, biology, and chemistry to develop the awesome scientist that waits within you! This camp is sure to increase your passion for the exciting world of STEAM!

9am-3pm
Member — $260
Non-Member —$292
Before/After Care — $33
1st-2nd GRADE REGISTRATION

3rd-4th GRADE REGISTRATION

Week 6 — July 6-10

What's Up Doc? 

K–4th Grade
The hip bones connected to the… what bone? Grab your lab coats and stethoscopes as you learn all about the human body. Learn medical lingo, practice first aid skills, glove up for a dissection to compare our circulatory system to an animal’s. Get ready to experience what it takes to be a doctor.

9am-3pm
Member — $325
Non-Member —$365
Before/After Care — $40
KINDERGARTEN Registration

1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION

3rd-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Hockaday | LEGO® Engineering

1st-6th Grade
Power up your engineering skills with LEGO and solve real world problems while learning about coding, robotics and architecture. You will be challenged to construct bridges to withstand earthquakes, build working marble mazes and test your own LEGO creations on roads and ramps you build yourselves. Are you up for the challenge?

9am-3pm
Member — $345
Non-Member —$385
Before/After Care — $40
1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION

3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

5th-6th Grade Registration

Week 7 — July 13-17

Dinosaurs And Beyond

K–4th Grade
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 then make your own. Create dinosaur eggs and investigate pterodactyl flight. You will put your skills to the test to solve a mystery millions of years in the making.

9am-3pm
Member — $325
Non-Member —$365
Before/After Care — $40
KINDERGARTEN Registration

1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION

3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Hockaday | Duct Tape Challenge

1st-6th Grade
Do you believe duct tape can be used for everything! Love to design and build things? This is the camp for you! You will learn introductory science and engineering skills while using some everyday recycled material and lots of duct tape, campers will learn the science and build the parts needed for boats, rockets,  and more.

 

9am-3pm
Member — $325
Non-Member —$365
Before/After Care — $40
1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION

3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

5th-6th GRADE REGISTRATION

Week 8 — July 20-24

Mysteries of the Deep

K–4th Grade
Dive into the deep blue sea to discover whales, sharks and other deep sea creatures. This week we will learn the science of sea exploration, examine the powerful force of the ocean and get up close and personal with some of the sea’s strangest creatures. INCLUDES A FIELD TRIP TO DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM

9am-3pm
Member — $325
Non-Member —$365
Before/After Care — $40
KINDERGARTEN Registration

1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION

3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Week 9 — July 27-31

Game On!

K-6th Grade
Do you love games? We do! Learn the science behind some of your favorite games, as we explore a variety of board and video games and then learn how to make your own with rules, characters, resources and interactions. Are you game?

9am-3pm
Member — $325
Non-Member —$365
Before/After Care — $40
 

Kindergarten Registration

1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION

3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

5TH-6th GRADE REGISTRATION

 

 

Week 10 — Aug 3-7

Science of Pixar: Behind the Scenes

K-4th Grade
Join us for a week of fun inspired by all things Pixar! Campers will delve into the science used to bring to life movies like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Up, Cars and The Incredibles. We will use both art and science as we go behind the scenes of your favorite movies, exploring a variety of media, and hands on science topics to bring the movies to life!
NOTE: PORTIONS OF G RATED MOVIES MAY BE SHOWN DURING CAMP

9am-3pm
Member — $345
Non-Member —$385
Before/After Care — $40
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION

3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Week 11 — Aug 10-14

Greatest Hits: Best of Discovery Camp

K-4th Grade
Can’t get enough of Discovery Camp? To celebrate the end of summer and all that our scientists have learned, we will revisit the most popular activities, shows, and demonstrations of 2020!

9am-3pm
Member — $325
Non-Member — $365
Before/After Care — $40

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION
3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Questions about Discovery Camp?

Contact Katie Gagnè, Discovery Camp Manager, at 214.756.5859 or katie.gagne@perotmuseum.org.

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