CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

NEW: VIRTUAL Workshops!

Recommended for ages 7-12

2 Day (1 hour per day) sessions: Member $30/Non-Member $35
Time slots are 10:30am OR 2:30pm

Price includes a kit of materials. Kits may be picked up at the museum at a scheduled time or shipped for an additional fee prior to the workshop. Please inventory kit immediately upon receipt, and keep all materials together until your scheduled workshop time. Science Spectrum will not be able to replace lost or damaged items. Families may also need to gather additional items prior to the workshop. Workshops will be hosted through Zoom.

Download the Virtual Workshop Registration & Release Form

aMAZEing Physics (virtual)

June 16 & 17
10:30am OR 2:30pm
2 Day (1 hour per day) sessions: Member $30/Non-Member $35

From the size of a chicken to longer than a blue whale, dinosaurs once ruled the earth. We will learn what these creatures ate, see how we would measure up if dinosaurs were alive today, and become junior-paleontologists by finding bones and fossils as we travel back in time.

Solar Science (virtual)

June 18 & 19
10:30am OR 2:30pm
2 Day (1 hour per day) sessions: Member $30/Non-Member $35

Tap into the renewable energy of the Sun! Make a solar oven to cook a tasty snack, create art with the Sun, and observe the water cycle powered by the Sun’s energy.

Bioengineering (virtual)

June 23 & 24
10:30am OR 2:30pm
2 Day (1 hour per day) sessions: Member $30/Non-Member $35

Learn what is needed to design prosthetics for humans and animals. Participants will use the engineering process to design and create prototypes to solve specific problems.

Agricultural Engineering (virtual)

June 25 & 26
10:30am OR 2:30pm
2 Day (1 hour per day) sessions: Member $30/Non-Member $35

Learn where our food comes from and the role pollinators play. What could you do if there wasn’t a bee around to pollinate a house plant? Learn how synthetic biology plays a role in many of the foods we eat, and turn a common snack into a pollination game!

In-Person Camps

All camps require advanced registration and full payment of fees at the time of registration. Walk-in registration the day of camp will not be accepted. Registration is accepted in-person or by phone only. If registering by phone, registration forms and releases must be on file with the Science Spectrum a minimum of one week before the first day of the enrolled camp or you may forfeit your spot.

Cancellation/Refund Policy– Cancellations because of a schedule conflict or change in vacation plans will not be eligible for a refund. Only cancellations due to illness of the child or family emergencies will be eligible for a partial refund. Cancellations, for any reason, less than 24 hours in advance, will not receive a partial refund. Camps cancelled by the Science Spectrum due to low enrollment or any other reason will receive a full refund.

Ages 4-5

Shark Adventures

July 7-9
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
3 Day Camp: Members $66/Non-Members $75
Snack Provided

Dive in and learn about the top predators of the ocean, sharks! Campers will learn that sharks come in all shapes and sizes as we tour the exhibit, Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived. Observe live sharks that call the museum home to be able to design your own shark. We will measure, count, sort, and create as we learn about sharks and the oceans where they live.

Future Astronauts

July 14-16
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
3 Day Camp: Members $66/Non-Members $75
Snack Provided

Calling all space fans! Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Take part in astronaut training, make star spin art, and imagine what life would be like living on Mars.

Jr. Fab Lab

July 21-23
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
3 Day Camp: Members $66/Non-Members $75
Snack Provided

Campers will join the Science Spectrum’s Fabrication Laboratory with an introduction to coding, 3D design, and technology. Campers will turn modeling clay into a digital design, make music with bananas and other unconventional materials, and create vinyl stickers.

Storybook Science

July 28-30
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
3 Day Camp: Members $66/Non-Members $75
Snack Provided

Campers will become the characters in some of our favorite stories as we read, imagine, design, and experiment. Grow a beanstalk with Jack, learn what the fox says, and find out what happens when you give a camper a cookie!

Ages 6-8

Space Explorers

July 7-9
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
3 Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Snack Provided, Bring a Sack Lunch

Discover more about our planet and beyond. Discover how a nebula is formed with spin art, find stories among the stars as you write your own constellation story, and investigate and observe cloud formations.

Human Biology

July 14-16
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
3 Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Snack Provided, Bring a Sack Lunch

Our bodies are amazing machines made of several systems working together! Campers will learn about their circulatory system as they make a pumping heart model, design a set of lungs, and explore the digestive system.

Ocean Adventures

July 21-23
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
3 Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Snack Provided, Bring a Sack Lunch

Campers will dive in and learn about the top predators of the ocean, sharks! Learn how modern day sharks compare to the prehistoric sharks of the past while touring Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived, engineer solutions for shark population declines, and observe live shark species living at the museum.

Weird Science!

July 28-30
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
3 Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Snack Provided, Bring a Sack Lunch

There is an unusual, weird, and unseen world right in front of us! Learn how geckos can climb walls, clothing can charge a cell phone, and cancer can potentially be cured with nano science in this exciting hands-on camp!

Maker Space

August 4-6
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
3 Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Snack Provided, Bring a Sack Lunch

Makers, come on down and join the Fab Lab! Campers will be challenged to make things that float, sink, or fly with limited recycled materials in the Island Chest Discovery challenge. Learn how to turn a 2D design into a 3D inflatable. Also, turn trash into treasure with textile art.

Ages 9-12

Laser Cutting 101

July 14-16
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
3 Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Join the Science Spectrum’s Fab Lab! Campers will learn to design on computers and make prototypes with a laser cutter. Campers will also be challenged to make a net for a drone’s payload, build a system to drop an egg safely, and design their own functional quadcopter to take home.

Coding 101

July 28-30
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
3 Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

While in the Science Spectrum’s Fab Lab, campers will learn how to make their own video game with Scratch, design and laser cut their own video game controller, and learn how to play a video game with a banana and other miscellaneous objects.

Marine Biology

August 4-6
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
3 Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Campers will dive in and learn about the top predators of the ocean, sharks! Learn how modern day sharks compare to the prehistoric sharks of the past while touring Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived, engineer solutions for shark population declines, and observe live shark species living at the museum.