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PRE K (Ages 3-4)

SCIENCE STORY TIME (9am-12pm)

Science and literacy come together in this camp that is perfect for young story lovers! Campers will encounter their favorite stories in a new way by building, exploring and experimenting alongside their favorite storybook characters.

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JUNE 5-9

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HALF DAY

PRE K (Ages 3-4)

WORLD EXPLORER (1pm-4pm)

Travel the world in five days! Campers will trek across the globe and explore different habitats, observe live plants and animals and build habitats of their own.

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JUNE 5-9

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HALF DAY

PRE K (Ages 3-4)

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RISING KINDERGARTEN

RISING GRADES 1-2

GIRLS IN STEAM (9am-4pm)

For young girls who like to ask questions! Questions, theories and hypotheses are welcome in this camp that explores a variety of science myths and investigates the world with hands-on experiments and projects.

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JUNE 12-16

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PRE K (Ages 3-4)

WORLD EXPLORER (9am-12pm)

Travel the world in five days! Campers will trek across the globe and explore different habitats, observe live plants and animals and build habitats of their own.

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AUGUST 14-18

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HALF DAY

PRE K (Ages 3-4)

SCIENCE STORY TIME (1pm-4pm)

Science and literacy come together in this camp that is perfect for young story lovers! Campers will encounter their favorite stories in a new way by building, exploring and experimenting alongside their favorite storybook characters.

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AUGUST 14-18

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HALF DAY

RISING GRADES 1-2

UNCOVERING ANCIENT EARTH (9am-4pm)

Explorers will learn about the Earth’s history using archaeology, paleontology and geology. Hands-on experiments range from dinosaur discoveries to examining past civilizations. 

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JUNE 19-23

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RISING GRADES 1-2

SPACE QUEST (9am-4pm)

What does it take to become an astronaut? In this camp designed for space lovers, trainees will test their engineering and problem-solving skills with design challenges as they prepare to embark on the next era of space exploration.

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JUNE 26-30

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RISING GRADES 1-2

UNDERWATER DISCOVERIES (9am-4pm)

There’s a whole world waiting to be discovered below the waves. This camp will inspire future marine biologists through the Touch Tank, ocean experiments and group activities that illustrate how life underwater is different from life on land.

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JULY 3-7

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RISING GRADES 1-2

SECRETS OF SUPERHEROES (9am-4pm)

What makes a superhero a superhero? Discover their hidden secrets and origin stories and see how part of what makes them “super” are the gadgets, mutations and skills they learn from nature. 

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JULY 10-14

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RISING GRADES 1-2

UNCOVERING ANCIENT EARTH (9am-4pm)

Explorers will learn about the Earth’s history using archaeology, paleontology and geology. Hands-on experiments range from dinosaur discoveries to examining past civilizations. 

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JULY 17-21

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RISING GRADES 1-2

UNDERWATER DISCOVERIES (9am-4pm)

There’s a whole world waiting to be discovered below the waves. This camp will inspire future marine biologists through the Touch Tank, ocean experiments and group activities that illustrate how life underwater is different from life on land.

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JULY 24-28

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RISING GRADES 1-2

SPACE QUEST (9am-4pm)

What does it take to become an astronaut? In this camp designed for space lovers, trainees will test their engineering and problem-solving skills with design challenges as they prepare to embark on the next era of space exploration.

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JULY 31-AUGUST 4

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RISING GRADES 1-2

SECRETS OF SUPERHEROES (9am-4pm)

Superheroes are like us, with maybe one or two small differences. Come explore the secrets of superheroes, including the gadgets, mutations, and skills they learn from other animals that make them “super!” Maybe with a little ingenuity and hard work, you can be a superhero too! 

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AUGUST 7-11

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RISING KINDERGARTEN

BLASTOFF (9am-4pm)

Journey to the final frontier in this fun-fueled camp that explores the wonders of outer space. From rocket launches to astronaut training, campers will immerse themselves in the final frontier while learning all about our solar system.

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JUNE 5-9

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RISING KINDERGARTEN

DEEP SEA DIVERS (9am-4pm)

Dive into the many wonders of the ocean by investigating the plants and animals inhabiting each layer. Campers will visit the aquarium at Discovery Place Science to discover these unique ecosystems and explore tide pools through a touch tank experience.

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JUNE 12-16

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RISING KINDERGARTEN

JUNIOR CHEMISTS (9am-4pm)

There’s no better introduction to chemistry than getting messy with hands-on science in the lab. Young scientists will conduct colorful and sticky experiments that bubble, fizz and goo!

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JUNE 19-23

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RISING KINDERGARTEN

UNDERGROUND ADVENTURES (9am-4pm)

Campers encounter underground wonders in this hands-on camp exploring dinosaur fossils and learning why volcanoes erupt. Young scientists will question, discover and observe what’s hidden underground.

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JUNE 26-30

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RISING KINDERGARTEN

ANIMAL TALES (9am-4pm)

Campers will travel across the globe exploring a variety of biomes and the animals that inhabit them. By observing Animal Ambassadors and Museum specimens, campers will discover adaptations and survival strategies that animals use to thrive in even the harshest environments.

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JULY 3-7

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RISING KINDERGARTEN

BLAST OFF (9am-4pm)

Journey to the final frontier in this fun-fueled camp that explores the wonders of outer space. From rocket launches to astronaut training, campers will immerse themselves in the final frontier while learning all about our solar system.

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JULY 10-14

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RISING KINDERGARTEN

DEEP SEA DIVERS (9am-4pm)

Dive into the many wonders of the ocean by investigating the plants and animals inhabiting each layer. Campers will visit the aquarium at Discovery Place Science to discover these unique ecosystems and explore tide pools through a touch tank experience.

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JULY 17-21

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RISING KINDERGARTEN

UNDERGROUND ADVENTURES (9am-4pm)

Campers encounter underground wonders in this hands-on camp exploring dinosaur fossils and learning why volcanoes erupt. Young scientists will question, discover and observe what’s hidden underground.

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JULY 24-28

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RISING KINDERGARTEN

JUNIOR CHEMISTS (9am-4pm)

There’s no better introduction to chemistry than getting messy with hands-on science in the lab. Young scientists will conduct colorful and sticky experiments that bubble, fizz and goo!

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JULY 31-AUGUST 4

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RISING KINDERGARTEN

ANIMAL TALES (9am-4pm)

Campers will travel across the globe exploring a variety of biomes and the animals that inhabit them. By observing Animal Ambassadors and Museum specimens, campers will discover adaptations and survival strategies that animals use to thrive in even the harshest environments.

REGISTER

AUGUST 7-11

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RISING KINDERGARTEN

BLAST OFF (9am-4pm)

Journey to the final frontier in this fun-fueled camp that explores the wonders of outer space. From rocket launches to astronaut training, campers will immerse themselves in the final frontier while learning all about our solar system.

REGISTER

AUGUST 14-18

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RISING GRADES 1-2

RISING GRADES 3-4

RISING GRADES 3-4

THINK IT, MAKE IT, TAKE IT (9am-4pm)

Campers think outside of the box in this hands-on camp that’s a unique introduction to the world of making. Imaginations will soar as young tinkers design, build, test and share their ideas working through a series of design challenges.

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JUNE 12-16

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RISING GRADES 3-4

GIRLS IN STEAM (9am-4pm)

For young girls who like to ask questions! Questions, theories and hypotheses are welcome in this camp that explores a variety of science myths and investigates the world with hands-on experiments and projects.

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JUNE 19-23

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RISING GRADES 3-4

ANIMAL ADVENTURE (9am-4pm)

Campers will set off around the globe and explore different ecosystems to find out why animals have certain characteristics. From the clear fur of polar bears to the leathery skin of an elephant, campers will learn about amazing animal adaptations and how they relate to the biomes in which they live.

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JUNE 26-30

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RISING GRADES 3-4

SUPERHERO SCIENCE (9am-4pm)

Could a superhuman actually jump over a building or swing on a spider web? Campers will determine for themselves as they explore the stories of superheroes and unpack the science behind the characters. At the end of the week, campers will combine their learning to create their own superhero origin story.

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JULY 3-7

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RISING GRADES 3-4

ASTRONAUT ACADEMY (9am-4pm)

Wondering if you have what it takes to explore the universe? Campers will learn about outer space and train to become an astronaut through hands-on experiments and design challenges.

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JULY 10-14

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RISING GRADES 3-4

THINK IT, MAKE IT, TAKE IT (9am-4pm)

Campers think outside of the box in this hands-on camp that’s a unique introduction to the world of making. Imaginations will soar as young tinkers design, build, test and share their ideas working through a series of design challenges.

REGISTER

JULY 17-21

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RISING GRADES 3-4

ANIMAL ADVENTURE (9am-4pm)

Campers will set off around the globe and explore different ecosystems to find out why animals have certain characteristics. From the clear fur of polar bears to the leathery skin of an elephant, campers will learn about amazing animal adaptations and how they relate to the biomes in which they live.

REGISTER

JULY 24-28

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RISING GRADES 3-4

SUPERHERO SCIENCE (9am-4pm)

Could a superhuman actually jump over a building or swing on a spider web? Campers will determine for themselves as they explore the stories of superheroes and unpack the science behind the characters. At the end of the week, campers will combine their learning to create their own superhero origin story.

REGISTER

JULY 31-AUGUST 4

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RISING GRADES 3-4

ASTRONAUT ACADEMY (9am-4pm)

Wondering if you have what it takes to explore the universe? Campers will learn about outer space and train to become an astronaut through hands-on experiments and design challenges.

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AUGUST 7-11

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RISING GRADES 5-6

RISING GRADES 5-6

SPY GAMES (9am-4pm)

Crack the code on the science behind spying! Undercover campers will solve puzzles, break codes and work their way through a laser maze in this stealthily scientific camp.

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JUNE 12-16

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RISING GRADES 5-6

INNOVATOR ACADEMY (9am-4pm)

What would you build that could change the world? Campers will be challenged to think outside of the box while designing and building inventions to create change for the future.

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JUNE 19-23

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RISING GRADES 5-6

GIRLS IN STEAM (9am-4pm)

For young girls who like to ask questions! Questions, theories and hypotheses are welcome in this camp that explores a variety of science myths and investigates the world with hands-on experiments and projects.

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JUNE 26-30

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RISING GRADES 5-6

CREATIVE CHEMISTRY (9am-4pm)

Chemistry is cool! Campers will conduct exciting experiments as they learn all about acids, bases and compounds when they change colors, create bubbles and grow crystals.

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JULY 3-7

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RISING GRADES 5-6

BELOW THE TIDE (9am-4pm)

Dive below the tide and learn about different aquatic ecosystems found throughout the world. Using experiments, the Museum’s aquarium and a variety of hands-on activities, campers will explore what makes each ecosystem unique and the organisms that call those places home.

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JULY 10-14

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RISING GRADES 5-6

SPY GAMES (9am-4pm)

Crack the code on the science behind spying! Undercover campers will solve puzzles, break codes and work their way through a laser maze in this stealthily scientific camp.

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JULY 17-21

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RISING GRADES 5-6

INNOVATOR ACADEMY (9am-4pm)

What would you build that could change the world? Campers will be challenged to think outside of the box while designing and building inventions to create change for the future.

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JULY 24-28

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RISING GRADES 5-6

CREATIVE CHEMISTRY (9am-4pm)

Chemistry is cool! Campers will conduct exciting experiments as they learn all about acids, bases and compounds when they change colors, create bubbles and grow crystals.

REGISTER

JULY 31-AUGUST 4

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RISING GRADES 5-6

BELOW THE TIDE (9am-4pm)

Dive below the tide and learn about different aquatic ecosystems found throughout the world. Using experiments, the Museum’s aquarium and a variety of hands-on activities, campers will explore what makes each ecosystem unique and the organisms that call those places home.

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AUGUST 7-11

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PRE-KRISING KINDERGARTENRISING GRADES 1-2RISING GRADES 3-4RISING GRADES 5-6

Members: February 6 at 10:00 a.m.

General: February 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Half Day: $175 Members/$200 General 

Full Day: $350 Members/$390 General 


Which grade is your Camper going into?

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you need to cancel any summer camp enrollment – for any reason – you must notify us in writing by 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2023, in order to receive a refund of camp tuition – minus the cancellation fee.

  • The cancellation fee for a week of full-day camp is $80 and a week of half-day camp is $40. Cancellation fees are per session and per child.
  • Cancellation requests, for any reason, made after 5:00 p.m. on May 1st will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Missed days of camp are not eligible for a refund and cannot be applied to any other session of camp.
  • Cancellation requests must be made via email to: camps@discoveryplace.org

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you need to cancel any summer camp enrollment – for any reason – you must notify us in writing by 5:00 P.M. on May 1, 2023, in order to receive a refund of camp tuition – minus the cancellation fee.

  • The cancellation fee for a week of full-day camp is $80 and a week of half-day camp is $40. Cancellation fees are per session and per child.
  • Cancellation requests, for any reason, made after 5:00 P.M. on May 1st will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Missed days of camp are not eligible for a refund and cannot be applied to any other session of camp.
  • Cancellation requests must be made via email to: camps@discoveryplace.org
REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration Dates:

Member Registration: February 6 at 10:00 a.m.

General Registration: February 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Registration Dates/Pricing:

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Camp pricing:

Half Day: $175 Members/$200 General Registration

Full Day: $350 Members/$390 General Registration