When school is out, education and adventure are in at Discovery Place Science!

Investigate, innovate and create with 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.

Summer Camp registration is open now. Discovery Place Members get early registration access and exclusive discounts on Summer Camps! Not a Member? Join today!


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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.

FAQs

  • Who can participate in Summer Camps at Discovery Place?

    Children ages Pre K (ages 3-4) through rising Grade 8 who can:

    • Move independently from place to place
    • Take care of their own personal needs
    • Have effective interactions in our group-based environment (pair work, group projects, etc.)
    • Follow code of conduct and behavior guidelines

    To learn more, read the Summer Camp Safety Plan & FAQ guide.

  • Will my child be required to wear a mask?

    Masks/face coverings are optional for Museum visitors, which includes Campers.

  • What are your cleaning practices? What about hand washing?

    In addition to daily deep cleaning, classrooms will be cleaned regularly throughout the day. Campers will be required to wash their hands throughout the day.

  • Are there any fees for cancelling?

    • Programs with low enrollment are subject to cancellation. Discovery Place will make this determination three weeks prior to the start of a session.
    • If a Camp is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and given the opportunity to select another Camp or receive a refund.
    • If you wish to cancel registration, you must give 3 weeks’ notice prior to the start of Camp for a refund, minus cancellation fee ($50 for full day Camps, $35 for half-day Camps).
    • Any cancellation less than three weeks prior to the start of Camp will not be refunded. Camp registrations may be rescheduled up to two times and will be charged a $20 fee per transfer.
    • Refunds will not be offered for missed days and cannot be applied to future dates.

    For additional questions, please call 704.372.6261 x300 or email camps@discoveryplace.org.

  • What should I bring to camp?

    • Campers must bring lunch and snacks for the day. No food options are offered on site. Please ensure all food is nut-free.
    • Campers will have access to the water bottle filling station and should bring a refillable water bottle.
    • Additionally, Campers may opt to wear a mask or face covering. Museum policy is masks optional.
  • Will you be providing Extended Care and Lunch Bunch?

    Yes. Extended care is offered as an add-on option and is available provided minimum enrolment is met. You can register for these programs now and will be notified 2 weeks prior if we are no longer able to accommodate them.

    Click here to register for Extended Care.

    Lunch Bunch is available for half day camps (week of June 6 and week of August 15).

  • What if I need to drop off my child late or pick-up early?

    Any need for a late drop-off or early pick-up must be pre-arranged with Camp management. See phone numbers listed under the Drop-Off/Pick-Up Section in the Summer Camp Safety Plan & FAQ guide.