Ever wonder how to keep young minds engaged during school breaks?


When school is out, education and adventure are in at Discovery Place Science! Investigate, innovate and create with full-day Summer Camps for Pre K - Grade 8. Our Camps are led by professional educators and offer a variety of themes to get kids fired up about science, technology, engineering and art.

Camps run 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Pre K Camps run from 9:00 a.m. - noon or 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. as indicated) with specific activities geared toward the grade level of each group.

OPTIONAL EXTENDED CARE: Extended Care is available from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. for $75 per week.

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There's a whole world of science to discover! From cooking to chemistry and robotics to rainforests, get ready for hands-on fun and exciting educational experiences.


  • I've registered. What's next?

    Send in the Emergency Medical & Release Form at least two weeks prior to the start of camp. This form is REQUIRED. Your camper will not be allowed to attend camp until we have a completed form.

  • Where do I go? What do I do?

    Discovery Place Science Camps take place at the Museum located at 301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202. We use a carpool drop-off/pick-up system.

    • Approach the Museum going south on North Tryon Street. Make sure you're in the right turn lane. Follow camp signs and turn right onto 6th Street. Stay in the right lane. Camp staff will safely assist your camper out of the car.
    • The pick-up location is the same as the drop-off location. Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to start of camp.
    • All adults must present a photo ID when picking up campers. Only adults listed on the Emergency Medical & Release Form will be authorized to pick up a camper.
  • What should I bring to camp?

    • Campers should pack a nut-free bag lunch and an easy-to-open and close drink bottle.
    • Snacks will not be provided, but a short snack time will be allotted in the morning and afternoon each day. Please send two nut-free snacks with your child daily.
    • Discovery Place Science Camps are nut-free zones for the safety of all of our campers. Please pack all lunches and snacks accordingly.
  • What does Lunch Bunch Care or Extended Care include?

    • Lunch time supervision is offered free of charge from noon – 1:00 p.m. when booking a full-day Camp or one morning and one afternoon Camp during the same week.
    • Lunch Bunch Care is available for half-day Camps from noon - 1:00 p.m. for $25 per week.
    • Extended Care is now available from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. for $75 per week.
    • Children will bring their own lunch and/or snack and participate in board games, simple crafts, watch movies or other activities as planned by the extended care team.
  • What is the cancellation policy?

    • Cancellations prior to 3 weeks before the start of Camp will be subject to a $35 processing fee per child, per Camp. There are no refunds for Camps that are cancelled with less than 3 weeks notice before the start of the Camp.
    • Programs with low enrollment 3 weeks prior to the start date are subject to cancellation.
    • If cancellation occurs, the family will be notified and given the opportunity to select another Camp or receive a refund.
  • Are there any fees for cancelling?

    • $35 cancellation fee for half-day Camps
    • $50 cancellation fee for full-day Camps
    • 100% refund (less cancellation fee) if cancelled by April 15
    • 50% refund (less cancellation fee) if cancelled by May 1
    • 25% refund (less cancellation fee) if cancelled by May 15
    • 0% refund after May 15
    • $20 transfer fee (moving Camp registration to a different week) per Camp