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Summer Camps

Museum of Discovery offers a variety of week-long day camps (Discovery Camps) for children ages 6-13 and one-day Wednesday camps (First Discoveries Camps) for children ages 4-6.  We are excited to announce the 2019 Discovery Camps lineup!

 2019 Camp Flyer       2019 Camp Registration Form (Print out)

Discovery Camps: $275 member/$300 non-member per week
First Discoveries Camp: $40 member/$50 non-member)per day

 Contact Beth Nelsen at 501.214.1122 or bnelsen@museumofdiscovery.org

2019 Discovery Camps (ages 6-13)    

June 3-7
Camp Tinkerfest (ages 10-13) Register 
Welcome to Camp Tinkerfest where Tinkerfest isn’t just one day, but FIVE! Let’s learn how things work by taking them apart, such as a car (yes, an actual car!) or a computer. We’ll also try our hands at using various tools, build with items such as giant Lincoln Logs, create plastic structures and more!

June 3-7
Game On! (ages 6-8) Register (ages 9-12) Register 
Do you love games? Well get ready for a whole week devoted to games of all kinds! Analyze how board and computer games are designed, explore basic computer games, use Scratch to modify a Pong-like game, look into probability when it comes to spins or dice and even compete in field games.

June 10-14
Camp Tinkerfest (ages 8-11) Register 

June 10-14
Lights, Camera, Action! (ages 6-8)  Register (ages 9-12) Register
Are you an aspiring YouTube star or actor? Well get discovered in this camp where you will film and edit an animal documentary, star in a commercial or short film and direct stop motion animation!

June 17-21
LEGO Lab (ages 6-8) Register  (ages 9-12) Register 
It’s all about LEGOs in this camp! The possibilities are endless with the engineering build challenges, and you’re going to love the remote control LEGO car demolition derby along with the LEGO battle train challenge! You will also create works of art using LEGOS in very unusual ways.

June 17-21
Minecraft Adventures (ages 9-13) Register 
Learn to survive and build in the vast open world of Minecraft and nature! Work together in the game to survive the first night and gather the resources needed for upgrades and expansion. You’ll also sharpen your crafting skills in the real world with fire building, textile dying and cooking.

June 24-28
June Science Sampler (ages 6-8) Register  (ages 9-12) Register
Can’t settle on just one camp topic? Then try a science sampler! Each day we’ll explore something different!

Monday – Mondayology: We are focusing on some of our favorite ologies such as biology, bubbleology and grossology!

Tuesday  – Scientist Fan Club: We’ll take a step back in time to learn about some of the most influential scientists and inventors such as Nikola Tesla, Madame Curie and Galileo.

Wednesday – Mythbusters: Does the combination of pop rocks and soda really create an explosion? Can you shatter a penny with a hammer?  If you swallow gum will it really stay in your stomach for seven years?  These are the types of myths we will explore and test to separate fact from fiction.

Thursday – Mad Scientist: Step into the mad science lab for foamy, exploding and even tasty experiments!

Friday – H2O Let’s Go!: Water is one of the most basic yet important compounds.  We’ll explore the different forms of water, create water and learn how to test and purify it.

June 24-28
Minecraft Adventures (ages 8-10) Register

July 8-12
Jedi Sci (ages 6-8) Register (ages 9-12) Register
Answer the call of the Jedi as we travel deep into space to find out who can navigate the galaxy while avoiding (and learning what causes) explosions, deploying lasers and exploring the force(s).

July 8-12
Minecraft Adventures (ages 9-13) Register 

July 15-19
Wizards, Muggles & Science (ages 6-8) Register  (ages 9-12) Register
Your acceptance letter to Hogwarts has arrived! Once you’re sorted, you’ll begin studying magical science, brewing butterbeer, exploring magical creatures and testing your wizardly skills.

July 15-19
Minecraft Adventures (ages 8-10) Register 

July 22-26
LEGO Lab (ages 6-8) Register (ages 9-12) Register
It’s all about LEGOs in this camp! The possibilities are endless with the engineering build challenges, and you’re going to love the remote control LEGO car demolition derby along with the LEGO battle train challenge! You will also create works of art using LEGOS in very unusual ways.

July 22-26
Minecraft Adventures (ages 7-9) Register

July 29-August 2
July Science Sampler Week (ages 6-8) Register (ages 9-12) Register
Can’t settle on just one camp topic? Then try a science sampler! Each day we’ll explore something different!

Monday –  Circus Science: Step under the big top to answer “how did they do that?”  as you explore the human cannon, balance, illusions, fire breathing and more!  We’ll also try some delicious circus food too!

Tuesday   –  Survivor Camp Island Survival Day: You are stranded on a deserted island following a shipwreck!  Learn basic survival tactics such as building shelters, starting a fire and engineering a method to get off the island.

Wednesday  –  STEAM is the new STEM: Art is now being incorporated in science, technology, engineering and math, and you will create works of art using science!

Thursday   – Kids vs. Food: We’re stepping into the kitchen to whip up some crazy scientific dishes.

Friday – DIY Sci: Science is all about problem solving so we are getting creative to engineer our own solutions to everyday problems.  Who knows, you might even end up on Shark Tank!

July 29-August 2
Ruff Academy (ages 6-8) Register 
Calling all dog lovers! We are devoting an entire week to our canine friends!!!!! We’ll take a trip through the animal kingdom to learn about the different species related to dogs and explore (and meet) various dog breeds. We’ll also learn about doggy superpowers such as detecting diseases, search and rescue, therapy as well as police and military service! Did we mention you will get to meet dogs?!

First Discoveries Camp (Ages 4-6)
Wednesdays 9 am-noon

June 5 – Dino Discoveries Register Discoveries will be unearthed as you dig into the MoD Mesozoic Era and explore dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes.
June 12 – Little Builders Register This constructive First Discoveries Camp is engineered to build up your summer.
June 19 – Mess It Up! Register It’s OK to get your hands dirty at the Museum of Discovery when you’re learning about science!
June 26 – Science of ME Register What are you all about, inside and out? This First Discoveries Camp creatively examines the amazing features of…YOU!
July 10 –Space Adventures Register Blast off to a galaxy of imagination on an adventure that is out of this world!
July 17– Superhero Science Power Register We need you to save the day! During this heroic camp you’ll discover incredible feats of collaboration, ingenuity, and super science.
July 24–Hungry Scientists Register Craving fun healthy snacks paired with delicious science and chemistry? Join us for a camp chock-full of food discoveries and STEAM (science, tools, engineering, art, math). Yum!
July 31 –Wild Explorers Register It’s a jungle out there! Grab your binoculars and meet some strange and wonderful live creatures and have a “wild” time!

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