Fall Break Camp 2017
When school is out, camp is in! 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 the opportunity for exploration of museum exhibits and free play outdoors, weather permitting. Snack is provided by Discovery Center each afternoon.
Grade: Kindergarten through 4th grade.
Cost: Each day costs: $40 (non-member) $35 (member). Early (7:30 am – 8:30 am) and Late (4:30 pm – 5:30 pm) Care Available for $5 per day.
Hours: Camp will be from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
This year we will be exploring careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Each day of Fall Break Camp offers campers the opportunity to explore a different STEM career. Sign up for the entire week or choose the days that work best for you.
Monday: Forensic Scientist
An important exhibit artifact has gone missing! Use forensic science to help Discovery Center educators solve the mystery. Learn to recognize different types of fingerprints, bite marks, and fibers to analyze evidence left behind at the scene of the crime. Click here to register>
Do you want to work with animals when you grow up? Learn how our animal care staff keep the Discovery Center animals healthy and happy, take a behind the scenes tour of the animal room, and enjoy up-close encounters with critters of all shapes and sizes. Finally, explore animal anatomy in a real dissection lab! Click here to register>
Meteorologists in the making! Step into the world of weather and discover how the wind, water, temperature, and pressure affect our ever-changing environment. Learn how storms form, the science behind lightning strikes, create a cloud, and send off a mini hot air balloon! Click here to register>
Can you build a roller coaster for a marble? What about engineering a virus that can cure disease? Engineers solve real-life problems and work to make the world a better place. Learn to use the Engineering Design Process to complete different engineering challenges from multiple fields of engineering. Click here to register>
What does it take to send humans to space? How do people survive on the International Space Station? Join us on the final day of Fall Break Camp to explore the universe in the STAR Lab, blast off three different types of rockets, build a Mars Rover, and learn all about astronauts! Click here to register>
CANCELLATION POLICY: 50% refund available if camp is canceled before 1 week prior to start date.