Summer Discovery Camps

Summer Discovery Camps are weeklong full day camps for Kindergarten-6th grade and half day camps for Pre-K offered June 3-August 16. 

Register your camper according to their grade level for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.

Pre-K Discovery Camps at the Perot Museum

Week 1 — June 3-7

Super Hero Science

Pre-K
If you could have any superpower what would it be? We will explore flight, the strength behind spider webs and discover why superheroes can do the amazing things they do! Join us as you transform yourself into a superhero and harness the power to take on the world!

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 10-15

Amazing Animals

Pre-K
Did you know that flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down? Did you know that mudpuppies get their name because these salamanders bark like a dog? Animals are truly amazing! From their fascinating adaptations to their interesting living habits, each animal has a unique story to tell. Join us for a week full of discovery and investigation as we discover a variety of the world's most captivating animals.

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 17-21

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!

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 24-28

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 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 5 — July 1-3

Under the Sea

Pre-K
Dip your toes in the sea, explore the depths of the ocean, make friends with a squid, and cuddle an octopus… without even getting 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 — $138
Non-Member —$150
AM REGISTRATION          PM REGISTRATION

Week 6 — July 8-12

Superhero Science

Pre-K
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… you! If you could have any superpower what would it be? We will explore flight, the strength behind spider webs, and discover why superheroes can do the amazing things they do! Join us as you transform yourself into a superhero and harness the power to take on the world.

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 15-19

Amazing Animals

Pre-K
Did you know that flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down? Did you know that mudpuppies get their name because these salamanders bark like a dog? Animals are truly amazing! From their fascinating adaptations to their interesting living habits, each animal has a unique story to tell. Join us for a week full of discovery and investigation as we discover a variety of the world's most captivating animals.

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 22-26

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!

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 29-Aug 2

LEGO® Engineering

Pre-K
Design, solve, and build! We’ll be using LEGO® kits to engineer solutions to real-world problems. Our youngest campers 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 5-9

Under the Sea

Pre-K
Dip your toes in the sea, explore the depths of the ocean, make friends with a squid, and cuddle an octopus… without even getting 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 11 — Aug 12-16

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 2019!

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

Week 1 — June 3-7

Super Power Science

K-4th Grade
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s you! Superheroes may only be found in movies, but their powers are often found in nature, chemistry, and engineering. Explore the power of spider webs or how fire is made without matches; find out if super hearing is possible or if you can have frozen breath!  Engineer your own super-gadgets and gizmos in this super fun-filled week!

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

FIRST LEGO® League

4th-6th Grade
Explore the world of LEGO® robotics in our very first, FIRST LEGO® League summer camp. Learn how to build and program a LEGO® MINDSTORM EV3 robot and learn some tips and tricks to solving FLL challenges. Explore our exhibit halls, participate in core values activities, fun LEGO-themed crafts, and more during a week at the Museum!

9am-3pm
Member — $365
Non-Member —$405
Before/After Care — $40
4TH-6TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Week 2 — June 10-15

LEGO® Robotics

K-2nd Grade
Learn to build and program robots that can follow commands, trace a path, and avoid obstacles using LEGO bricks and other state of the art robotics! Compete with other campers in speed, accuracy and agility to see who will triumph in our battle of the ‘bots” on a tricky obstacle course!

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

Wizarding Science

K-6th Grade
Ever dream of attending a school of magic? Campers will learn to care for magical herbs and creatures and even concoct their own potions. Let’s make a magic wand for the tournament of wizards! During our classes you might learn to turn ordinary money into magical coins, create your own flying broomstick game, and use detective work when a spell goes terribly wrong. 

9am-3pm
Member — $325
Non-Member —$365
Before/After Care — $40
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION
3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION5TH-6TH GRAD REGISTRATION

Week 3 — June 17-21

Storm Chasers

K–4th Grade
Storm Chasers wanted! Tame a twister, battle a blizzard, hunt a hurricane and much more as you explore and experiment to discover nature’s awe-inspiring fury with a real storm chaser. Step into the shoes of a meteorologist and experience a whirlwind of weather phenomenon.

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

1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Tinker, Tools, and Tech

3rd–6th Grade
Bring your designs to life in this hands-on construction camp. Learn how to apply math and science to innovate, design, build, research, and improve our world. Combining art and engineering, this camp will inspire campers to create and innovate through fun, hands-on projects.

9am-3pm
Member — $345
Non-Member —$385
Before/After Care — $40
3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION5TH-6TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Week 4 — June 24-28

Astronaut Academy

K–4th Grade
What is it like to live on the International Space Station? At Astronaut Academy Camp, we'll find out what astronauts eat, how their suits protect them in the harsh conditions of space, and how they explore other planets. Campers will get to conduct experiments on plants and other organisms just like astronauts do, and try their hand at designing their very own rocket. 

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

1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Natures Engineers

1st-4th Grade
From intricate bird’s nests to astounding beaver dams, animals are engineering all around us. Explore the construction techniques used in the animal kingdom, and their engineering marvels. Learn about building, designing, and creating from nature as you meet some of the Museum’s live animals and design habitats and enrichment activities for them!

9am-3pm
Member — $325
Non-Member —$365
Before/After Care — $40
1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Week 5 — July 1-3

Fact or Fiction

K–4th Grade
You've been told not to try that at home, so try it at camp instead! Based on the popular TV show Mythbusters this week will test various scientific myths and embrace your camper's curiosity. We will use the scientific method to test whether the things you hear on TV or from your friends are true.

9am-3pm
Member — $195
Non-Member —$216
Before/After Care — $25
KINDERGARTEN

1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Girls Only - Full STEAM Ahead

3rd-6th 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 — $195
Non-Member —$216
Before/After Care — $25
3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION5TH-6TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Week 6 — July 8-12

Marine Biology

K–6th Grade
You don’t have to leave Earth to explore “alien” environments. 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.

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

1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION5TH-6TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Duct Tape Challenge

1st-4th 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, solar panels, and more. 

9am-3pm
Member — $325
Non-Member —$365
Before/After Care — $40
1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Week 7 — July 15-19

Spy Camp

K–4th Grade
Strange things are happening at the Museum and we need your child’s sleuthing and code-breaking skills! Your investigator 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
KINDERGARTEN

1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Rocket Lab

1st-4th Grade
It is rocket science! Learn about thrust, lift, drag, and gravity. Journey through the history of rocketry and see what types of rockets sent our astronauts to space. Then channel your rocket engineering skills and launch a rocket of your own design.

9am-3pm
Member — $325
Non-Member —$365
Before/After Care — $40
1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Week 8 — July 22-26

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

1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION

FIRST LEGO® League

4th-6th Grade
Explore the world of LEGO® robotics in our very first, FIRST LEGO® League summer camp. Learn how to build and program a LEGO® MINDSTORM EV3 robot and learn some tips and tricks to solving FLL challenges. Explore our exhibit halls, participate in core values activities, fun LEGO-themed crafts, and more during a week at the Museum! This will be the same programming as the first week of FLL Camp, we recommend that you do not sign up for both weeks. 

9am-3pm
Member — $365
Non-Member —$405
Before/After Care — $40
4TH-6TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Week 9 — July 29-Aug 2

Culinary Chemistry

K-6th Grade
This is science you can really sink your teeth into! Are you ready to cook up some crazy chemical concoctions? Learn what kind of mold actually tastes good, what flowers are safe to eat, and what cool chemical reactions happen as we cook. Explore cuisine from other countries, grow your own food, and much more. This class is not recommended for children with food allergies or food sensitivities. 

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

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Kindergarten Registration1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION5th-6th Grade Registration

Tinker, Tools, and Tech

1st-2nd and 5th-6th Grade
Bring your designs to life in this hands-on construction camp. Learn how to apply math and science to innovate, design, build, research, and improve our world. Combining art and engineering, this camp will inspire campers to create and innovate through fun, hands-on projects.

9am-3pm
Member — $345
Non-Member —$385
Before/After Care — $40
1st-2nd GRADE REGISTRATION5TH-6TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Week 10 — Aug 5-9

Ultimate LEGO® Challenge

K-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
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION1ST-2ND GRADE REGISTRATION3RD-4TH GRADE REGISTRATION5TH-6TH GRADE REGISTRATION

Nature's Engineers

K–2nd Grade
From intricate bird’s nests to astounding beaver dams, animals are engineering all around us. Explore the construction techniques used in the animal kingdom and their engineering marvels. Learn about building, designing, and creating from nature as you meet some of the Museum’s live animals and design habitats and enrichment activities for them!

9am-3pm
Member — $325
Non-Member —$345
Before/After Care — $40
Kindergarten REGISTRATION1st-2nd GRADE REGISTRATION

Week 11 — Aug 12-16

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 2019!

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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