Discovery Place Nature
Ever wonder how kids can go wild in a fun, safe learning environment?
When school is out, education and adventure are in at Discovery Place Science! Investigate, innovate and create with Spring, Summer or Winter Break Camps. Our full-day 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., with specific activities geared toward the grade level of each group.
NEW THIS YEAR: Extended Care is now available from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. for $75 per week.
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.
What should I bring to camp?
What does Lunch Bunch Care or Extended Care include?
What is the cancellation policy?
Museum Members receive unlimited Museum admission, discounts on camps and Birthday Parties, and exclusive invitations to Member events
|10:00 a.m.||Dream Big||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|10:00 a.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|10:15 a.m.||Story Time with Reid & Paige||Discovery Theatre|
|10:30 a.m.||The Chemist||The Stage|
|11:00 a.m.||Character Portrayal||Da Vinci's Machines|
|11:00 a.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|11:00 a.m.||Amazon Adventure||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|11:30 a.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|11:30 a.m.||Building da Vinci’s Machines||Da Vinci's Machines|
|11:45 a.m.||Chemistry Carols||Mackay Field Station|
|12:00 p.m.||Dream Big||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|12:00 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||World Alive|
|12:30 p.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|1:00 p.m.||Character Portrayal||Da Vinci's Machines|
|1:00 p.m.||Amazon Adventure||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|1:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|1:30 p.m.||What's Glowing On||Discovery Theatre|
|2:00 p.m.||Bears in Winter||Explore More Collections|
|2:00 p.m.||Who-Genie||The Stage|
|2:00 p.m.||Dream Big||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|2:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|2:30 p.m.||Perspective Is Reality||Project Build|
|3:00 p.m.||Character Portrayal||Da Vinci's Machines|
|3:00 p.m.||Amazon Adventure||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|3:15 p.m.||Aquarium Feeding Tour||World Alive|
|7:00 p.m.||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|10:00 p.m.||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|Oct 21||Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour (*additional fee)|
|Nov 04||Mechanical Advantage|
|Dec 01||Bears in Winter|
|Dec 02||Gel Electrophoresis|
|Dec 09||Slime Molds|
|Dec 16||Think It Up Challenge: CardBurg City|
|Dec 16||Holiday Card Shop|
|Dec 18||Make a Catapult|
|Dec 18||Deck the Halls with KidScience|
|Dec 19||Tool Highlight: Vinyl Cutter|
|Dec 20||Winter Make|
|Dec 21||Droid Races|
|Dec 22||Tool Highlight: Dremel|
|Dec 26||Micropipette by Number|
|Dec 26||Cool Chemistry|
|Dec 26||Inside Out Dissection|
|Jan 13||Takeover Days: Roush Fenway Racing|
|Jan 19||Science on the Rocks: Wizarding World|
|Jan 20||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|Jan 20||Merit Badge Workshop: Engineering|
|Jan 21||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Jan 21||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Feb 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Feb 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics|
|Feb 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|Feb 10||Girls in STEM Workshop: Healthy Eating|
|Feb 10||Girls in STEM Workshop: Healthy Living|
|Feb 10||Girls in STEM Workshop: My Best Self|
|Mar 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography|
|Mar 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|Mar 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper|
|Mar 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Mar 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Apr 21||Girls in STEM Workshop: Senses|
|Apr 21||Girls in STEM Workshop: Special Agent|
|Apr 21||Girls in STEM Workshop: Detective|
|May 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography|
|May 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|May 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|May 06||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Jun 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Jun 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Jun 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|