Campology – Day Camps at Discovery Center

When school is out, camp is in! CAMPOLOGY at the Discovery Center incorporates fun, hands-on, inquiry-based learning into all of our camps. Campers are divided into different age groups – each with their own Camp Counselor and age-appropriate lessons packed with hands-on games and activities designed to help campers learn, socialize, and have fun! Each camp offers an opportunity for exploration of museum exhibits and free play outdoors, weather permitting.

   




SPRING BREAK CAMP 2019

Theme: A Good Book  |  March 25-29

All of our STEAM activities this week will be based on our favorite children’s books!

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March 25: Iggy Peck, Architect

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Become an amazing architect, just like Iggy Peck! Learn about a few of Iggy’s favorite buildings, what makes them wonderful, and even make your own! This day will be packed full of fun architect challenges.

March 26: Beautiful Oops

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It’s okay to make a mistake. Beautiful Oops! is all about blunders in art and science that lead to major breakthroughs. Penicillin, the Slinky and pacemakers were all discovered by accident! Campers will use the scientific method to make beautiful art, learn about the art of letting go, and how to embrace anything that comes their way.

March 27: Grimm’s Fairy Tales

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Can you build a structure as tall as Rapunzel’s Tower? How could we design a house sturdy enough to withstand the huffing and puffing of a big bad wolf? What could Peter Pan use to fly if he ran out of fairy dust? We will use engineering principles to answer these questions and more.

March 28: The Science of Magic in Harry Potter

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Your young witches and wizards have now been sorted into Discovery House! Students will discover the muggle science behind popular wizarding disciplines of Potions, Herbology, the Care of Magical Creatures, and Transfiguration. Campers will also meet Pemberton the Great Horned Owl and create their own magic wands.

March 29: Where the Wild Things Are

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Let the Wild Rumpus begin! This week is all about the great outdoors. We are heading outside to learn about Tennessee’s native plants and animals as we hike and wade through Murfree Spring. We’ll spend the day investigating the wild things in our wetlands and meet a few of our own wild things that live here at the Discovery Center.




SUMMER CAMP 2019

Grades: Kindergarten through 4th (Select camps also available as a SPARK! Pre-K Camp with half or full day options)
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Extended Care: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $20/week
Cost: Non-members: $200, Members: $175

Member registration begins February 1. Open registration begins February 15. 

May 28-31, 2019 – STEAM Heroes

Working at a skill for 10,000 hours is a pretty big commitment. We are skipping all the grunt work and recreating our beloved masters’ best works! Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Leonardo’s flying machines and Newton’s prism experiments are just the tip of the iceberg! Come avoid all the hours logging data and have all the fun instead. Each day we will focus on a different hero of STEAM and walk away with a new appreciation for his or her work.

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June 3-7, 2019 – Explorers Club Session 1 (also available as SPARK! Pre-K)

At any given moment, no matter where you are, there are hundreds of things around you worth exploring! This week is all about the great outdoors. We are heading outside to learn about Tennessee’s native plants and animals as we hike and wade through Murfree Spring. Come learn how to investigate the world around us and turn our observations into wonderful works of art, tools to be used in your next journey out, or anything your mind can come up with.

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June 10-14, 2019 – Astronaut in Training (also available as SPARK! Pre-K)

We are taking the next giant leap together here at Discovery Center. For the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, we are celebrating everything space! Step into our planetarium to explore the solar system, take a closer look at the surface of the moon, and discover constellations. We will try our hand at being a rocket scientist, an engineer in space, and see if we can land our own rockets. If you love space, this is the camp for you!

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June 17-21, 2019 – Camp Catch ’em All

Calling all Pokémon trainers and animal lovers, this is the camp for you! What do Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle have in common with our animal friends at Discovery Center? Why do electric-type Pokémon have an advantage over water-types in battle? This week combines zoology lessons with Pokémon-inspired science experiments, as well as the art that makes up all of your favorite characters. Are you ready to catch ’em all?

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June 24-28, 2019 – Cooking Up STEAM

What do a kitchen and a science lab have in common? They are actually more similar than you might think. This week we will develop fascinating science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills using items found in your kitchen. Try your hand at some kitchen chemistry, create a few edible experiments, and see what other reactions we can cook up in the kitchen. We will become better scientists and chefs all in the same week!

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July 1-3, 2019 – STEAM Heroes

Working at a skill for 10,000 hours is a pretty big commitment. We are skipping all the grunt work and recreating our beloved masters’ best works! Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Leonardo’s flying machines and Newton’s prism experiments are just the tip of the iceberg! Come avoid all the hours logging data and have all the fun instead. Each day we will focus on a different hero of STEAM and walk away with a new appreciation for his or her work.

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July 8-12, 2019 – Explorers Club (also available as SPARK! Pre-K)

At any given moment, no matter where you are, there are hundreds of things around you worth exploring! This week is all about the great outdoors. We are heading outside to learn about Tennessee’s native plants and animals as we hike and wade through Murfree Spring. Come learn how to investigate the world around us and turn our observations into wonderful works of art, tools to be used in your next journey out, or anything your mind can come up with.

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Register for Pre-K session»

 

July 15-19, 2019 – Astronaut in Training (also available as SPARK! Pre-K)

We are taking the next giant leap together here at Discovery Center. For the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, we are celebrating everything space! Step into our planetarium to explore the solar system, take a closer look at the surface of the moon, and discover constellations. We will try our hand at being a rocket scientist, an engineer in space, and see if we can land our own rockets. If you love space, this is the camp for you!

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Register for Pre-K session»

 

July 22-26, 2019 – Camp Catch ’em All

Calling all Pokémon trainers and animal lovers, this is the camp for you! What do Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle have in common with our animal friends at Discovery Center? Why do electric-type Pokémon have an advantage over water-types in battle? This week combines zoology lessons with Pokémon-inspired science experiments, as well as the art that makes up all of your favorite characters. Are you ready to catch ’em all?

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July 29 – August 2, 2019 – Cooking Up STEAM

What do a kitchen and a science lab have in common? They are actually more similar than you might think. This week we will develop fascinating science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills using items found in your kitchen. Try your hand at some kitchen chemistry, create a few edible experiments, and see what other reactions we can cook up in the kitchen. We will become better scientists and chefs all in the same week!

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CANCELLATION POLICY: 50% refund available if camp is canceled before 1 week prior to start date.


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