Camps

Summer Camps: May 31 – August 13

Adventure Science Center is excited to unveil new camp themes for the upcoming season. This summer will be filled with endless “oohs and aghs” for students finishing kindergarten through 6th grade. Using subjects like engineering, chemistry, and physics, camp themes examine the world of Harry Potter, our amazing planet, and even how to help Sherlock Holmes solve mysteries using the periodic table.

Each week will be full of fun and sure to amaze your budding scientists. Campers will have time to explore the museum, watch planetarium shows, experience live science demonstrations, and participate in hands-on experiments and crafts all while meeting new friends and fellow science enthusiasts. Click here to skip to pricing information. Click here to jump to COVID-19 information. 

Themes

Earth Explorers
During Earth Explorers (May 31 – June 4 & July 5 – 9), campers will take a journey to different habits around the world while learning about biology and geology. From the tallest mountain to the deepest ocean, campers will become Earth experts. (Themes: Biology & Geology)

Behind the Scenes Science
During Behind the Scenes Science (June 7 – 11, July 12 – 16, & August 9 – 13) camp instructors will throw open the doors and pull back the curtain to teach campers what it is like to work at Adventure Science Center. This week, campers will create and develop exhibits and build and test activities while learning how to create unforgettable science-inspired memories. (Theme: Engineering)

Wizarding World of Science
All aboard the Hogwarts Express for Wizarding World of Science (June 14 – 18 & July 19 – 23). Each day will be themed after a class at Hogwarts and campers will learn how to care for magical creatures, conquer potions, and compete in a tri-wizard tournament all while learning about the real-life science that inspired Harry Potter’s magical world. (Theme: Chemistry & Physics)

Science Goes to the Movies
Grab your proverbial popcorn and get ready for a week of movie magic during Science Goes to the Movies (June 21 – 25 & July 26 – 30). Campers will take an in-depth look at the science behind the movie magic from sound effects to tricky camera angles in franchises like Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and more! (Themes: Chemistry, Biology, & Physics)

It’s Elemental, My Dear Watson
Join the hunt for It’s Elemental, My Dear Watson (June 28 – July 2 & August 2 – 6) as the game is afoot! Using the periodic table of elements, campers will solve clues, decipher codes, and hone their observation skills by becoming advanced super sleuths. (Themes: Physics, Chemistry, & Biology)

Registration

Register camper(s) by clicking the appropriate age group of your camper(s).

July 5 – 9 | Earth Explorers
Register K-1st Grader
Register 2nd-3rd Grader
Register 4th-6th Grader

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July 12 – 16 | Behind the Scenes Science
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Register 2nd-3rd Grader
Register 4th-6th Grader

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July 19 – 23 | Wizarding World
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Register 2nd-3rd Grader
Register 4th-6th Grader

>> Before Care (Wk 8) <<
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July 26 – 30 | Science Goes to the Movies
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Register 2nd-3rd Grader
Register 4th-6th Grader

>> Before Care (Wk 9) <<
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August 2 – 6 | It’s Elemental, My Dear Watson
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Register 2nd-3rd Grader
Register 4th-6th Grader

>> Before Care (Wk 10) <<
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August 9 – 13 | Behind the Scenes Science
Register K-1st Grader
Register 2nd-3rd Grader
Register 4th-6th Grader

>> Before Care (Wk 11) <<
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Adventure Science Center is committed to providing a safe and fun environment for your camper, so COVID-19 guidelines will be maintained. Click here to jump to full details. Camp parents also have the option to add-on before and after care for a small, additional fee. Spots are limited and filling fast, so register soon!

Please email camps@adventuresci.org if you have any questions or need help with registration. 

Pricing

Members: $300
Non-Members: $350

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Before Care: $20 for members, $25 for non-members (per camper, per week)
After Care: $20 for members, $25 for non-members (per camper, per week)

FAQs

What time is camp?
Camp runs from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm with check-in running from 8:30 am – 9:00 am and check-out running from 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm.

What if I can’t make it to the check-in or check-out time?
For an additional fee, Before Care and After Care is available for those needing early check-in or late check-out. Before Care runs from 7:30 am – 9:00 am and After Care runs from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Any camper dropped off before 8:30 am or after 4:00 pm will be charged the respective Before or After Care fee. Become a member to save! 

What group should my camper be in?
For the best experience, we suggest that you register your camper for the grade they will be entering in the fall. This ensures they are with other campers of the same age.

My Camper is starting Kindergarten. Can they join?
Campers attending Science Camp must have at least one year of schooling before joining camp. This ensures that everyone has the best possible experience at camp.  

COVID-19 Policies & Protocol: 
Camp sessions are scheduled to take place at a lower capacity (18 per group) due to COVID-19. We’re taking several preventative safety measures to keep you and your campers healthy, such as:

  • For the protection of every camper and camp family member, Adventure Science Center will be requiring all campers and camp staff to wear masks while indoors during summer 2021. Depending on the activity, campers and camp staff may be required to wear masks outdoors. 
  • Campers’ health will be screened daily through a series of questions asked to parents.
  • Campers will be in groups of no more than 18. The group will stay together the whole week and not mix with other groups.
  • Camp staff will wear cloth face masks at all times, except to present demonstrations from more than 6 feet away.
  • Campers will not be in gallery spaces during public admission hours.
  • Check-in and check-out will occur outside of the museum entrance.
  • Subway orders for lunch must be completed and paid on Monday morning for the entire week.
  • The gift shop will be open from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Friday. 

Our current COVID-19 protocol is the following:

  • Each camp group and the associated camp staff will be considered a pod. These pods are contained together during activities throughout the day.
  • If a camper tests positive, campers and associated camp staff will be considered “close contact” and camp will be cancelled for the pod. Prorated refunds will apply.
  • If a family or household member of a camper exhibits symptoms and is being tested, the camper must not attend camp. The camper must be quarantined until the results of the family or household member returns.
    • If a family or household member receives a postive test result, the camper is now considered a “close contact” and must quarantine for 14 days. The camper must be symptom-free and receive a negative test result before returning to camp. 
    • If the family or household member receives a negative test result, the camper is not considered a “close contact” and may return to in-person class. 

For details of the museum’s preventative health and safety measures, please see our cleaning policies in the FAQ.

For more information, please email camps@adventuresci.org

Cancellation Policy
We understand plans change! Please review the following cancellation policy.

28 days or more from the first day of camper’s camp session – full refund
15-27 days from the first day of camper’s camp session – 50% refund
14-days from the first day of camper’s camp session – no refund 

Refund requests will be calculated from the delivery date of the request. Please email camps@adventuresci.org to request a refund. 

Campers will be registered by grade level, and we ask that your student have at least one year of schooling to ensure the best experience possible for all. 

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Campers With Special Needs
We make every attempt to serve campers who require special attention or consideration. However, as we are not a special needs camp, there may be some needs that we are unable to meet. If your child has special needs or requirements, please contact us at Camps@adventuresci.org

Thank you to Publix Super Markets Charities for their generous support of summer camp programs!

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