SPACE EXPLORERS July 15-19 Ages 5-7 - Campers study space by exploring our solar system, building and launching rockets, learning about freeze-dried food, and conducting experiments using the sun’s rays. Space explorers design and build a space station, make glow-in-the-dark planets, and create galaxy-inspired art.
Ages 7-10 - Campers learn about space and space exploration as they make and test a space shuttle glider, design and launch rockets, explore constellations, planets, moons and comets, and make a scale model of our solar system.
Ages 10-12 - This week, campers investigate space exploration by learning how telescopes work, practicing their flight skills with aerial drones, building models of nanosatellites, studying characteristics of planets and other celestial bodies, and creating a lunar explorer using our LEGO® Mindstorm® robotics kits.
MOVIE-INSPIRED SCIENCEJuly 22-26 Ages 5-7 - From Fairy Tales and "Harry Potter" to "The Incredibles" and "Frozen," we conduct experiments inspired by the movies kids love. We test the ability of balloons to lift objects from the movie "Up," investigate how Elastigirl can stretch, experiment with ice, create fairy doors, and more. FULL - GET ON OUR WAITLIST(people change their summer schedule all of the time, so a spot might open!)
Ages 7-10 - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math experiments inspired by the big screen. We will not be watching movies, but will be experimenting with "Harry Potter" chemistry potions, "The Incredibles" physics of super powers, "Star Wars" space science, "The LEGO Movie" engineering, and more.
Ages 10-12 - Older campers create a mini-movie with stop-motion animation, solve engineering challenges with LEGO®, conduct laser experiments from "Big Hero 6," and design a movie science-themed escape room challenge. FULL - GET ON OUR WAITLIST(people change their summer schedule all of the time, so a spot might open!)
GEOLOGY AND PALEONTOLOGY July 29-Aug 2 Ages 5-7 - This week, campers investigate characteristics of rocks and gemstones, learn about crystallization as they create their own “geodes,” study fossils and learn how they formed, and dig like a paleontologist as they search for prehistoric life forms. FULL - GET ON OUR WAITLIST (people change their summer schedule all of the time, so a spot might open!)
Ages 7-10 - Campers explore rocks, gems and fossils, learn how they formed and practice classifying them. We experiment by creating and destroying landforms, and make crystals and fossil replicas. Campers investigate their favorite dinosaur, and tell us how they think they lived.
Ages 10-12 - Learn how scientists study and characterize rocks and fossils, practice preserving objects in resin, investigate how geodes form and crack some open, conduct a fossil dig for a modern-day dinosaur, and more.
SCIENCE OF MOTION Aug 5-9 Ages 5-7 - Young campers use simple machines to create complex chain reactions, study flight with paper rockets and airplanes, experiment with force and motion using catapults they build, learn how sound is created by vibrating molecules, and more. REGISTER
Ages 7-10 - Campers design and create elaborate Rube Goldberg contraptions to perform a simple task, test elasticity to determine why some materials bounce and others don't, engineer rollercoasters and design the fastest racetracks.
Ages 10-12 - This week, campers are challenged to design vehicles to protect an egg in a crash, build complex chain reactions using LEGO®, study aerodynamics with our aerial drones, program our LEGO® Mindstorm robots to move through an obstacle course, and more.
Sign your kids up for a fun-filled summer at Discover Science Center. Kids will learn about sharks and jellyfish, explore our solar system and launch rockets, and investigate cells and body systems. Our science camps are enhanced with art and creativity projects to help kids integrate what they have learned during the week.See what a day of camp at Discover Science Center looks like here.
8:30am-4:30pm - $295/week
Extended hours from 8:00am until 5:30pm are available - $345/week
Sibling discount (10% off additional sibling registration for same week of camp) is applied at checkout.
Campers are grouped by age (5-7, 7-10 and 10-12 year olds) for age-appropriate activities and instruction by our Camp Leaders. NOTE: Age groupings may change slightly depending on the number of campers registered for each age group.
10-12 year olds will meet in our Science Center (suite 5) and then be led to our STEM Lab (up the sidewalk to suite 21) by their Camp Leader to participate in more advanced activities in a laboratory setting. 10-12 year olds will be picked up back in our Science Center (suite 5).
Campers should bring two snacks, lunch and a water bottle each day, and wear close-toed shoes.
HALF-DAY CAMPS are only offered at our summer camps at Atlanta Academy. Check out the schedule here.