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

REGISTRATION FOR 2019 SUMMER CAMPS BEGINS JANUARY 24 FOR MEMBERS AND JANUARY 31 FOR NON-MEMBERS.

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.


Browse Camps

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.

Pre K (Ages 3 -4)

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Amazing Animals

From bugs to birds, meet the animals you can find in your backyard

Pre K (Ages 3 -4)

Monday, June 03

Pre K (Ages 3 -4)

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Little Builders

Explore the world of building and design

Pre K (Ages 3 -4)

Monday, June 03

Rising K - 1

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

All About Animals

Learn about native and exotic animals as you explore their world

Rising K - 1

Monday, June 10

Rising 6 - 8

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Crime Scene Investigators

See if you have what it takes to be a criminalist

Rising 6 - 8

Monday, June 10

Rising 2 - 3

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Girls Only: Full STEM Ahead

Explore engineering, programming, robotics, biology & chemistry

Rising 2 - 3

Monday, June 10

Rising 4 - 5

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Wizarding World

Dive into the wizarding world & discover the science behind magic

Rising 4 - 5

Monday, June 10

Rising K - 1

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Blast Off

Learn about life as an astronaut and create your own space gear

Rising K - 1

Monday, June 17

Rising 6 - 8

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Exploding Science Myths

Myths and urban legends are everywhere, but which are true?

Rising 6 - 8

Monday, June 17

Rising 4 - 5

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Girls Only: Full STEM Ahead

Explore engineering, programming, robotics, biology & chemistry

Rising 4 - 5

Monday, June 17

Rising 2 - 3

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Science of Pop Culture

Explore the science behind Minecraft®, Pokémon®, Harry Potter® and more

Rising 2 - 3

Monday, June 17

Rising 4 - 5

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Architecture Madness

Do you have what it takes to be an architect?

Rising 4 - 5

Monday, June 24

Rising 6 - 8

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Girls Only: Full STEM Ahead

Explore engineering, programming, robotics, biology & chemistry

Rising 6 - 8

Monday, June 24

Rising K - 1

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Ocean Explorations

Dive under the sea & meet some amazing animals

Rising K - 1

Monday, June 24

Rising 2 - 3

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

The Incredible Human Body

Explore the human body and all of its incredible systems

Rising 2 - 3

Monday, June 24

Rising K - 1

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Fizz, Bubble, Goo & Glow

Explore the messy side of science through chemistry

Rising K - 1

Monday, July 08

Rising 6 - 8

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Innovators of Tomorrow

Think outside the box of engineering, inventing and design

Rising 6 - 8

Monday, July 08

Rising 2 - 3

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Summer Science Institute

Get exclusive access to Discovery Place Science with an elite group of summer scientists

Rising 2 - 3

Monday, July 08

Rising 4 - 5

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Superhero Science

Discover the real science behind some of your favorite superheroes

Rising 4 - 5

Monday, July 08

Rising 2 - 3

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Animal Encounters

Explore the natural world as you learn about native & exotic animals

Rising 2 - 3

Monday, July 15

Rising 6 - 8

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Code Design

Make components move, make sounds, flash and more

Rising 6 - 8

Monday, July 15

Rising K - 1

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Into the Woods

Take a look at incredible plants and animals in our backyard and beyond

Rising K - 1

Monday, July 15

Rising 4 - 5

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Summer Science Institute

Get exclusive access to Discovery Place Science with an elite group of summer scientists

Rising 4 - 5

Monday, July 15

Rising 6 - 8

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Anatomy & Physiology

Explore the fascinating anatomy of living creatures

Rising 6 - 8

Monday, July 22

Rising 2 - 3

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Intro to Robotics

Learn the basics of programming and get hands-on with robotic systems

Rising 2 - 3

Monday, July 22

Rising K - 1

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Junior Summer Science Institute

Enter the world of science and engineering

Rising K - 1

Monday, July 22

Rising 4 - 5

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Tinker, Innovate & Make

Think outside the box for engineering, inventing and design

Rising 4 - 5

Monday, July 22

Rising K - 1

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

All About Animals

Learn about native and exotic animals as you explore their world

Rising K - 1

Monday, July 29

Rising 2 - 3

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Master Architects

Jump into the world of building

Rising 2 - 3

Monday, July 29

Rising 6 - 8

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Power Up: Engineering Energy Solutions

Design & build devices that use renewable energy to power the future

Rising 6 - 8

Monday, July 29

Rising 4 - 5

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Ultimate Game Makers

Do you love games? Ever wonder what it takes to build your own?

Rising 4 - 5

Monday, July 29

Rising 2 - 3

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Astronaut Academy

Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut and help colonize the moon or Mars?

Rising 2 - 3

Monday, August 05

Rising K - 1

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Junior Builders

Let your creativity reach new heights with building & design

Rising K - 1

Monday, August 05

Rising 4 - 5

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Power Up: Engineering Energy Solutions

Design & build devices that use renewable energy to power the future

Rising 4 - 5

Monday, August 05

Rising 6 - 8

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Robotics

Learn to build and program robots

Rising 6 - 8

Monday, August 05

Rising 2 - 3

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Cool Chemistry

What happens when you mix things together?

Rising 2 - 3

Monday, August 12

Rising 4 - 5

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Robotics Innovators

Learn to build and program robots that can sense light, follow commands & more

Rising 4 - 5

Monday, August 12

Rising 6 - 8

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Rocket Scientists

Find out what it takes to launch a space craft into the atmosphere

Rising 6 - 8

Monday, August 12

Rising K - 1

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Tails & Scales

Get hands-on with aquatic animals, living fossils & dinosaurs

Rising K - 1

Monday, August 12

Rising K - 1

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Blast Off

Learn about life as an astronaut and create your own space gear

Rising K - 1

Monday, August 19

Rising 2 - 3

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Science of Pop Culture

Explore the science behind Minecraft®, Pokémon®, Harry Potter® and more

Rising 2 - 3

Monday, August 19

Rising 6 - 8

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Summer Science Institute

Enjoy exclusive access to the Museum, including behind-the-scenes tours

Rising 6 - 8

Monday, August 19

Rising 4 - 5

Summer Camps
Summer Camps

Wizarding World

Dive into the wizarding world & discover the science behind magic

Rising 4 - 5

Monday, August 19

FAQs

  • 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?

    • Cancellation notice of 3 weeks is required for a full refund. A $35 processing fee per child, per Camp, will be charged for all refunds.
    • 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.