Summer Discovery Camps

June-August
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Ages: 8-11, unless otherwise noted
Maximum: 20 Campers per session 
Members $189 | Non Members $199

NEW for 2019 - All Discovery Camps are FULL DAY camps that will run from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., with one theme offered each week. Age ranges may vary slightly by topic, and some camps are include an additional supply fee; see each camp listed for details. 

ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Please plan to provide your camper(s) with a bagged lunch. Microwaves and refrigerators are not available, so please do not pack lunches that require heating, and pack perishable items with an ice pack.

The maximum attendance per camp is 20 students; minimum attendance per camp is 8. The Boonshoft Museum reserves the right to cancel any camps not reaching the minimum attendance required, and participants will be notified one week prior to the camp run date. Campers will be transferred to another camp of their choice at no additional fee. If no other sessions are available, a full refund will be issued. Please be sure to review your selections prior to final checkout, as all sales are final. If you wish to make changes after completing registration, a $25 administrative fee will be added to the card used to pay for camp.

Dates & Themes

Week 1: June 17 – 21
Zookeeping 101 
Ages 8-11
Members $189 | Non Members $199

Are you dreaming of a future career as a Zoo Keeper? This newly expanded full day experience includes special opportunities like dissection and behavioral observations, and introductions to general biology, nutrition, medicine, behavioral training, and exhibit design. The best part: each camper receives hands-on opportunities with the animals! 

Week 2: June 24 - 28
First Kid on the Moon
Ages 8-11 
Members $189 | Non Members $199

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with our Astronomy Team!  Students will learn how to navigate the stars from space in our planetarium, how to use telescopes to identify lunar features, and race to collect samples with robots.  Students will work in mission control and our astronaut program in a race to land the first kid on the Moon in our planetarium.

Week 3: July 8 – 12
Get Your Geek On
Ages 8-11
Members $189 | Non Members $199

Gamers, cosplayers, steampunkers, geeks, trekkies, and nerds unite! Join us for an entire week of gaming, superheroes, sci-fi, special effects, and fantasy. In this camp students will explore the science and math behind all their favorite areas of geekdom. 

Week 4: July 15 – 19
Tiny House Contractor
Ages 8-11
Members $189 | Non Members $199
*Additional program Fee (all attendees): $35

Is your child an engineer? Architect? Designer? Would they enjoy creating a miniature custom firehouse, dollhouse, hospital? Get your STEAM skills ready to design and engineer materials for your very own tiny house. This camp will involve blueprints, furniture building, and lighting installation. Each child will take home an IKEA wooden house and STEAM crafted accessories on Friday.

Week 5: July 22 – 26
Imagi-Nation 
Ages 8-11
Members $189 | Non Members $199

The World Peace Game is an interactive and immersive learning political science game that focuses on diplomacy, government, cooperation, and long term planning.  As a group, you will face challenges and must work together to decide not only what is best for your team, but also for the rest of the world!  The structure of the game is simple.  Teams will control fictional countries to develop them from the Stone Age to the Space Age by completing scientific achievements and solving the world’s problems.

Week 6: July 29 – August 2
Zookeeping 101
Ages 8-11
Members $189 | Non Members $199

Are you dreaming of a future career as a Zoo Keeper? This newly expanded full day experience includes special opportunities like dissection and behavioral observations, and introductions to general biology, nutrition, medicine, behavioral training, and exhibit design. The best part: each camper receives hands-on opportunities with the animals! 

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