Science Discovery Summer Camps

Science Discovery Summer Camps

Unearth a world of possibilities! Our summer camps deliver science to kids in a fun and enriching environment. Week-long camps provide opportunities to explore their scientific passions or learn about new subjects. Led by our education team, camps include hands-on activities, ExploraDome planetarium visits, outdoor exploration, creative activities, and more. Plus, campers have the opportunity to meet University scientists and take field trips!

June 12-September 1, 2017

Learn more about the 2017 summer camps. Registration opens in January 17 for museum members and January 23 for the general public. Note: "Rec" camps listed below are managed by University Recreation & Wellness, and spend half of the day at the Bell Museum.


June 12 - 16


June 19 - 23


June 26- 30

Mammals Among Us, K-1
Botany...Magical Creatures, 2-3
Amateur Ornithologist, 4-6

Rec:Our Climate, 8-9 yrs
Rec:Our Climate, 10-12 yrs

Little Scientists, PreK
Jr Scientists & Engineers, K-1
Earth, Cosmos & Beyond, 2-3
CSI: Nature, 4-6
Baby Animals, K-1
Our Climate, 2-3
Engineering in Nature, 4-6

Rec:Honey Bees, 10-12 yrs
Rec:Chemistry, 10-12 yrs


July 10 - 14


July 17 - 21


July 24 - 28

Art in Nature, K-1
Botany...Magical Creatures, 2-3
Field Biology, 4-6

Rec:Planetary Exploration, 8-9 yrs
Rec:Earth...& Beyond, 10-12 yrs

Little Scientists, PreK
Scales & Slime, K-1
Mighty Earth, 2-3
Backyard Chemistry, 4-6
Birds..., K-1
CSI: Nature, 2-3
Our Climate, 4-6

Rec:Field Biology, 8-9 yrs
Rec:Field Biology, 10-12 yrs


July 31 - August 4


August 7 - 11


August 14 - 18

Little Scientists, PreK
Nature in the City, K-1
Paleontologist at Work, 2-3
People & the Planet, 4-6
Mammals Among Us, K-1
Art in Nature, 2-3
STEAM Up!, 4-6

Rec:Engineering in Nature, 8-9 yrs
Rec:Engineering in Nature, 10-12 yrs

Invertebrates, K-1
Scales & Slime, 2-3
Amateur Entomologist, 4-6

August 21 - 25


August 28 - September 1

Birds..., K-1
Field Biology, 2-3
Earth, Cosmos & Beyond, 4-6
Jr. Scientists & Engineers, K-1
Nature in the City, 2-3
Botany...Magical Creatures, 4-6

Costs per camp

Half-day camps: Member: $125, Non-member: $135

Day camps: Member: $245, Non-member: $265

For as little as $70 you can become a Bell Museum Member and receive discounted Summer Camp pricing—one of the many benefits of museum membership!

Note: Camps may be tax deductible.