CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

All Summer Camps require advanced registration and prepayment of fees as space is limited. Registration is accepted in person or over the phone.  If registering over the phone, registration and release forms must be submitted by fax or email at the time of registration. Call 806-745-2525 x234 to register or for additional information.

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 canceled by the Science Spectrum due to low enrollment will receive a full refund.

Summer Camps 2018

Ages 4-5: 9:00am-12:00pm

3 Day Camps: Members $60/Non-Members $69 (per camp)
Snack Provided

June 5-7: Superhero Science

What if we told you that you already have super strength and can move things without touching them? It’s true! You just have to use a little bit of science! Let’s experiment and learn the science behind super powers, create our own superhero story, and save the day! Come dressed as your favorite superhero (or villain) on the last day of camp.

June 12-14: Dr. Seuss Science

Discover the science from some of your favorite stories! Make oobleck with Bartholomew, plant seeds with the Lorax, listen like Horton, and so much more. We will even explore creatures with One Fish, Two Fish and watch Animalopolis in the OMNI Theater. Come dressed as your favorite Dr. Seuss character on the last day of camp.

June 26-28: Seas the Day!

Let’s dive in and explore our oceans! Learn about cool creatures under the sea as we explore the coast, the deepest depths, and the waters in between. Among other exciting activities, campers will watch Oceans: Our Blue Planet in the OMNI Theater and participate in a kid friendly “dissection” as we learn about diets of well-known sea creatures.

July 10-12: Planes, Trains, & Legos

Transportation galore! We will look at the many forms of transportation and answer several questions. How does a rocket get to space? Why do parachutes fall safely to the ground? How can bridges support cars or heavy trains? We will use Legos along the way in the building process to make things extra fun!

July 17-19: Cookie Caper

Become a junior detective in training and solve a mystery at the museum. Someone has stolen all the cookies from the cookie jar! We will look for clues, ask questions, and figure out “who done it!” We will look at our own finger prints and learn how they are different from everyone else’s and learn the science of being a detective.

July 31-August 2: Musical Science

Have you ever wondered how we are able to hear music or birds singing? What is sound? How do our ears work? We will answer all these questions as we experiment with different sounds, make musical instruments, and compare our ears to creatures of the animal world!

August 7-9: Crazy Cool Critters

Every day is an animal adventure as we investigate the many creatures that call Science Spectrum home. Discover how animals survive both here and in the wild, learn the differences and similarities between different animal groups, and go behind the scenes to discover what it takes for our staff to care for our animal friends.

Ages 6-8: 9:00am-3:00pm

3 Day Camps: Members $108/Non-Members $120 (per camp)
Snack provided
Bring a sack lunch

June 5-7: Superhero Science

With great science comes great responsibility! Heroes in training will develop a persona, design a costume, and make a comic book to tell their story. Learn telekinesis with static electricity, see what carbon has in common with Wakanda’s vibranium, and SMASH with air pressure and temperature change.

June 12-14: Robots vs. Drones Session #1

Back by popular demand! The future belongs to those who can create and control machines!  Will it be the robots, who drive, crawl, and walk, or the Drones who own the skies that control the future? Legos meet Engineering as students learn about designing robots, drones, and their own creations. Students will learn the basics of computer programming, engineering design process, and have a TON of fun working with each other to solve problems.

June 26-28: Ocean Adventures

Dive in and discover the largest and least explored habitat on the planet. We will explore the coast, the deepest depths, and the waters in between. Campers will watch Oceans: Our Blue Planet in the OMNI Theater, take part in a group dissection, and get an introduction to marine biology.

July 10-12: Bust That Myth

This camp is one giant science experiment! Can you really slip on a banana peel? Will eating pop rocks and drinking soda make your stomach explode? Can ninjas walk on water? Using physics and chemistry basics, learn to design, test and conduct experimental trials to prove or disprove various urban legends and age-old misconceptions. Combine the scientific method with wild curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity as you explore these myths.

July 17-19: Robots vs. Drones Session #2

Back by popular demand! The future belongs to those who can create and control machines!  Will it be the robots, who drive, crawl, and walk, or the Drones who own the skies that control the future? Legos meet Engineering as students learn about designing robots, drones, and their own creations. Students will learn the basics of computer programming, engineering design process, and have a TON of fun working with each other to solve problems.

July 31-August 2: The Sound of Science

Did you hear that? Explore the science of sound as we learn how our ears and brain work together, experiment to see sound waves, and experience music like never before while watching America’s Musical Journey in the OMNI Theater. Campers will also use recycled materials to make their own musical instruments.

August 7-9: Dream It! Engineer It! Build It!

Roll up your sleeves and get ready for a camp full of building, creating and problem solving!  Build marble mazes, create bridges, and engineer towers as we explore the world of engineering together. Campers will also watch Dream Big: Engineering Our World in the OMNI Theater.

Ages 9-12: 9:00am-3:00pm

3 Day Camps: Members $108/Non-Members $120 (per camp)
Snack provided
Bring a sack lunch

June 5-7: Superhero Science

With great science comes great responsibility! Heroes in training will develop a persona, design a costume, and make a comic book to tell their story. Learn telekinesis with static electricity, see what carbon has in common with Wakanda’s vibranium, and SMASH with air pressure and temperature change.

June 12-14: Marine Biology Crash Course

Dive in and discover the largest and least explored habitat on the planet. As we explore the coast, the deepest depths, and the waters in between, we will discover unique adaptations marine life have to survive in these different areas. Campers will watch Oceans: Our Blue Planet in the OMNI Theater and take part in a squid dissection. We will take a look at tools researchers currently use to study ocean life, and then develop prototypes for future exploration. Also get a behind the scenes look at the aquariums of the Science Spectrum.

June 26-28: Robots vs. Drones

Back by popular demand! The future belongs to those who can create and control machines!  Will it be the robots, who drive, crawl, and walk, or the Drones who own the skies that control the future? Legos meet Engineering as students learn about designing robots, drones, and their own creations. Students will learn the basics of computer programming, engineering design process, and have a TON of fun working with each other to solve problems.

July 10-12: We Have Liftoff!

3, 2, 1, blastoff! We will take to the sky as we explore rocketry and flight. Campers will learn about the history of rocketry, test different cone and fin shapes to see how they affect flight, and experiment with different types of rockets and propulsion methods. Campers will also build, launch, and take home their own model rocket.

July 17-19: Mystery at the Museum

Get your sleuth on as we solve a mystery at the Science Spectrum. Scour the crime scene for clues just like the pros. In the lab, analyze evidence using techniques like DNA profiling and chromatography. Question suspects and interview witnesses to build your case. It’s your job to find out “who done it!”

July 31-August 2: The Sound of Science

Did you hear that? Explore the science of sound as we learn how our ears and brain work together, experiment to see sound waves, and experience music like never before while watching America’s Musical Journey in the OMNI Theater. Campers will also use recycled materials to make their own musical instruments and test them with an amplifier.

August 7-9: Engineering Maker Lab

Are you constantly coming up with new ideas? Do you like to build, draw, or design? Then you may be an innovative maker and future engineer! Campers will get an introduction to computer programing and 3D printers, build structures with KEVA Planks, design a model of an amusement park with recycled materials, and watch Dream Big: Engineering Our World in the OMNI Theater.