Summer Camps

         

Plan a summer of adventure and learning at the Boonshoft Museum!

July 10-14 | July 17-21 | July 24-28

Cost (Full Day): $164/members, $174/non-members
Cost (Half Day): $99/members, $104/non-members

Early Bird registration opens Monday, March 6 for members only, and Monday, March 13 for non-members.

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.  All sales are final. Please review your selections prior to final checkout. If you wish to change to a different date after completing registration, a $25 administrative fee will be issued.

Please note that the maximum attendance per camp is 20 students; minimum attendance per camp is 6. 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.

2017 Summer Camps

Week 1 (July 10 – 14)

“C” is for Curious, Curious George (AM Ages 4-5 | PM Ages 6-8)
Are you Curious? Do you love to explore everything around you like George? Learn about science, engineering and math while you build your own rocket to Blast off to the Space Station, build a ramp to help Hundley get out of a basement, make a boat and take things apart to see how they work.

Star Wars (AM Ages 6-8 | PM Ages 9-11)
Is your young freedom fighter ready to join the Resistance? It all starts with an understanding of the galaxy around them! Learn about starships, strategies, and droids at this interactive science camp. But beware! The New Order has designs upon galactic domination.

Animal Grossology (AM Ages 9-11 | PM Ages 6-8)
Do you want to have the coolest and crudest summer ever? You and your fellow campers will be grossed out by the world's most disgusting animals. Explore animal features that are considered “rude” and “not polite.” Discover venomous mammals and learn why cockroaches can't be drowned.
Disclaimer: Conversations of poop, farts and butts will occur

Zookeeping 101 (PM | Ages 9-14)
Professional Zoo Keepers are scientists who are committed to providing the best care possible to the animals they are entrusted with. This hands-on camp will focus on the various science disciplines involved in animal husbandry including biology, nutrition, medicine, training, and exhibit design. Campers join museum staff for an interactive look at how our Live Animal Department cares for the 150 animals in our collection---and the best part: each child receives hands-on opportunities with the animals!

Mystery Machines (Full Day | Ages 11-14)
From part to whole and back again, uncover the secrets of machines through reverse engineering.  Challenge yourself to guess the machine and its use from a collection of mysterious parts and solve the challenge through un-building and reconstructing related devices. This is hands on fun every minute!


Week 2 (July 17 – 21)

Wild Kratts (AM Ages 4-5 | PM Ages 6-8)
Time to put your creature suits on Kratts Kids! Earn your creature disks as we travel through a different animal habitat from around the globe, and explore the animals that live there. But watch out! We may have to save a few animals on our adventures! During this camp we will learn about animals from the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s Discovery Zoo. New animals and adventure for 2017!

Mixtures & Messes (AM Ages 6-8 | PM Ages 9-11)
Roll up your sleeves and head into the lab where creations in chemistry are made. Measure, pour and mix your way to crazy concoctions that spark, stink, ooze and go boom. Real science techniques…real fun!
Disclaimer: Campers should be prepared to wear old clothes as they will get messy

Project Mindbender (AM Ages 9-11 | PM Ages 6-8)
In Project Mindbender campers will perform amazing feats of logic, conquer daunting conundrums, perform feats of programming magic, and navigate fascinating mathematical landscapes.  Age-appropriate puzzles and activities will provide a fun and challenging workout for the brain!

Get Your Geek On (Full Day | 11 -14)
Gamers, cosplayers, steampunkers, geeks, trekkies, and nerds unite! Join us for an entire week of gaming, sci-fi, and fantasy. This all day camp will explore science and math behind all areas of geekdom.

 

Week 3 (July 24 – 28)

Lil’ Scientists (AM Ages 4-5 | PM Ages 6-8)
Get ready to put on safety glasses and conduct incredible, wacky and fun experiments! From magnets to the human body, and race cars to bubbles, there is something of interest for every lil’ scientist. Your youngster will learn to predict outcomes, ask questions, and investigate answers through the hands-on science of chemical reactions, engineering and exploring nature!

Robo Lab (AM Ages 9-11 | PM Ages 6-8)
Robots are taking over the summer at the Boonshoft! Robo Lab is a great place to get started on your robot education. Campers learn basic build techniques and try their hand at simple programming tasks. Teams will be faced with challenges designed for fun in the bold world of robots.

Superhero Science (AM Ages 6-8 | PM Ages 9-11)
Do you want to fly like Superman? Shoot webs like Spider-Man? Call down lightning like Storm? Explore the powers of superheroes from our favorite movies and comic books. Experiment with the elements, mutations and the gadgetry superheroes use to save the day.

Zookeeping 101 (PM | Ages 9-14)
Professional Zoo Keepers are scientists who are committed to providing the best care possible to the animals they are entrusted with. This hands-on camp will focus on the various science disciplines involved in animal husbandry including biology, nutrition, medicine, training, and exhibit design. Campers join museum staff for an interactive look at how our Live Animal Department cares for the 150 animals in our collection---and the best part: each child receives hands-on opportunities with the animals!

Crime Scene Casebook (Full Day | 11-14)
Another horrific crime has been committed and the Boonshoft's Special Investigation Unit needs your help! In Crime Scene Casebook, campers will get a chance to play the role of crime scene investigators. From gathering clues, analyzing evidence, profiling personality types to questioning suspects, participants will get a firsthand look at how fictional and real life detectives use forensics to solve crimes.

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