Sign your kids up for a fun-filled day at Discover Science Center. Our science/STEM camps are enhanced with art and creativity projects to help kids integrate what they have learned.
Sign your kids up for a fun-filled summer at Discover Science Center. Kids will learn about sharks and jellyfish, explore our solar system and launch rockets, and investigate cells and body systems. Our science camps are enhanced with art and creativity projects to help kids integrate what they have learned during the week.
We also offer summer camps at our Roswell location!
GEOLOGY AND PALEONTOLOGY CAMP May 31-June 3 (4 days)
Ages 6-8 - This week, campers investigate characteristics of rocks and gemstones, learn about crystallization as they create their own “geodes,” study fossils and learn how they formed, and dig like a paleontologist as they search for prehistoric life forms
Ages 8-11 - Campers explore rocks, gems and fossils, learn how they formed and practice classifying them. We experiment by creating and destroying landforms, and make crystals and fossil replicas. Campers investigate their favorite dinosaur, and tell us how they think they lived.
BREAK IT AND MAKE IT CAMP June 6-10
Ages 6-8 - Young campers learn how to use tools to take apart household electronics and explore what is inside, create art projects from upcycled materials, complete building challenges using our giant bricks, as well as our LEGO® bricks, and make robots that scribble.
Ages 8-11 - Campers learn about creating models using our 3D printer, have fun building circuits, use tools to take apart household electronics and battery-operated toys, upcycle the parts to make a new creation, design and build simple and motorized LEGO® vehicles, and design and create mini-robots.
SPACE EXPLORERS CAMP June 13-17
Ages 6-8 - Campers study space by exploring our solar system, building and launching rockets, and conducting experiments using the sun’s rays. Space explorers design and build a space station, make glow-in-the-dark planets, and create galaxy-inspired art.
Ages 8-11 - Campers learn about space and space exploration as they make and test a space shuttle glider, design and launch rockets, explore constellations, planets, moons and comets, and make a scale model of our solar system.
OCEAN SCIENCE CAMP June 20-24
Ages 6-8 - Young campers explore the beach and ocean this week. They learn how sand is made, experiment with water density, dissect a squid and other ocean creatures, study their favorite sharks, and more.
Ages 8-11 - Campers discover what it is really like to study ocean habitats and creatures as they learn about saltwater tanks, experiment with buoyancy, study sharks, dissect different marine organisms, and see how scientists conduct research.
NATURE SCIENCE CAMP June 27- July 1
Ages 6-8 - Campers explore the world around them as they investigate the biology and ecology of plants and animals and the environment they inhabit. We dissect owl pellets, investigate bugs, make a terrarium, and look for wildlife on our nature hikes.
Ages 8-11 - We spend the week studying nature as we investigate snake biology, study what owls eat, explore bug habitats, learn about mosses, lichen and mushrooms and look for wildlife on our nature hikes.
CODING WEEK July 5-8 (4 days)
Ages 6-8 - Young coders use “unplugged” activities to learn how computers work and the logic of programming, practice age-appropriate online coding skills, use color to program Ozobots, and create art related to computers and coding. Campers are encouraged to bring their own device or laptop, but we have a few to share.
Ages 8-11 - Campers practice keyboarding, learn coding commands to create fun apps and games they can play at home, program our Root iRobots, and use offline activities to understand computational thinking. Campers are encouraged to bring their own tablet or laptop (a physical keyboard is needed for coding projects for 8-11 year olds), but we have a few to share.
MINI-MED AND VET SCHOOL CAMP July 11-15
Ages 6-8 - Campers learn about the tools doctors and veterinarians use, study how our bodies and our pets’ bodies work, get grossed out with brains, burps and x-rays, and investigate germs.
Ages 8-11 - This week we study how the body works, use microscopes to see what different types of cells look like, and even investigate a real (not human) heart and brain. Our Doctors-In-Training learn basic first aid and care for animals, as well as study dental and bone x-rays.
MAD SCIENCE CAMP July 18-22
Ages 6-8 - Kids love potions. This week the young campers explore chemistry by creating potions that change color, fizz, bubble and smoke, learn about polymers with water balls and slime, make non-Newtonian fluids, and study the power of magnetism.
Ages 8-11 - This week, campers conduct laboratory experiments involving chemical reactions, experiment with polymers, create metal crystals, and explore electricity with circuits and magnetism with ferrofluid.
ROBOTICS CAMP July 25-29
Ages 6-8 – This week, we explore robots as we learn how our Ozobots work, build vibrating robots and program our Root robots. Campers are encouraged to bring their own device or laptop, but we have a few to share.
Ages 8-11 - Campers spend the week designing, building, and programming robots. We design our own prototypes, build and program LEGO Mindstorms and program with our Root robots. Campers are encouraged to bring their own device or laptop, but we have a few to share.
FORENSIC SCIENCE CAMP August 1-3 (3 days)
Ages 6-8 - Young campers learn the science of solving mysteries as they test their observation and interview skills, investigate fingerprints, DNA and ink samples, and analyze clues left behind at our "crime scene."
Ages 8 -11 - Older campers take Forensic Science to the next level using microscopes to investigate hair, fiber and pollen evidence, learning how DNA sequences are analyzed, identifying blood types from synthetic blood, and recovering fingerprint evidence.
8:30 Camper arrival and free play
9:15 Introductions and Lab Notebooks
9:30 Science Activity 1
10:30 Morning snack and free play
11:00 Science Activity 2
12:00 Lunch and free play
12:30 Hike at Line Creek
1:30 Science Activity 3
2:30 Afternoon snack and free play
3:00 Science Activity 4
4:00 Clean up
4:30 Camper pick up