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K-1
2-3
4-5
6-8
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Preschool

What to know about Pre-K Camps
Sessions run 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Children ages 3-5 (not enrolled in kindergarten) may attend.
Children MUST be potty-trained in order to attend.
Camp themes allow students to be inside and outside during the day. Please come dressed for the weather. This includes pre-applying sunscreen before the camp day starts.
Campers must bring snack each day of camp.
All sessions include exploration of Science Center exhibits and offerings.
A more detailed e-mail about camp specifics will be sent after registration.

Preschool introduces a brand new world of exploration, and our Pre-K camps make the transition fun and adventurous! We teach cooperative play, foster a sense of discovery, build a foundation in STEM and start campers on the path to
school readiness, all in an engaging and interactive environment.

Mess It Up!
June 4-8

This camp experience is the perfect fit for anyone who loves making a mess! Gain hands-on experience with solids, liquids and gases through gooey exploration and chemical reactions. It's a slimy, science-y good time! $110 ($90 members). Register here.

Little Scientist
June 11-15

Dive into an exciting world of science and spend the week making crazy concoctions, testing out moon shoes and exploring the physics of fun! A different scientific focus each day will transform your child into a little scientist! $110 ($90 members). Register here.

Seuss on the Loose
June 18-22

Seuss is on the loose! Discover Dr. Seuss while we investigate the science behind his silly contraptions and imaginative creatures. $110 ($90 members). Register here

Super Sleuths
June 25-29

Are you ready for some sneaky science? Learn about your unique fingerprints, create your own disguise, try to booby-trap the classroom and solve a mini-mystery using your powers of deduction! $110 ($90 members). Register here. 

3-2-1 Lift Off!
July 2-6

Prepare for an out-of-this-world adventure exploring the night sky and learning about planets, the moon, and constellations. Enjoy the night sky in our STARLAB, create and test your own astronaut gear, and enjoy astronaut ice cream! Price reflects a shortened week due to the holiday. $88 ($72 members). Register here

Bugs by the Billions
July 9-13

Creepy, crawly and COOL! Learn about the exciting world of bugs. Spend the week singing like a cricket and crawling like a centipede. Learn about the lifecycle of butterflies, witness the amazing strength of ants and learn how bumblebees defy the laws of aerodynamics. $110 ($90 members). Register here.

Imagine It, Build it, Take it Home
July 16-20

Let your imagination explode! Create things from paper, plastic, pipe cleaners and other cool stuff. Make it stand, lie flat, roll or fly. The only limit is your imagination! $110 ($90 members). Register here.

Edible Chemistry
July 23-27

Apply energy, create bonds and see how molecules react! Explore chemistry and enjoy creating something you can eat, too! Mix ingredients and learn how different elements come together to create something completely different. $110 ($90 members). Register here

Weather Watchers
July 30-August 3

Spend the week learning about crazy and unpredictable weather. Transform into a meteorologist-in-the-making by studying weather patterns and clouds, and make a tornado. The forecast for the week is FUN! $110 ($90 members). Register here.

Superhero Science
August 6-10

Create your own super identity while exploring the super powers of people and animals! Learn how science and technology have given us the power of flight, use your own super breath to do amazing things and investigate the super powers of invisibility and X-ray vision. $110 ($90 members). Register here


Grades K-1

All sessions run Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

Our K-1 camps are perfect for easing the transition into the structure of a classroom in a fun, social and stimulating way. Campers will gain valuable social skills with emphasis on cooperative play, exploration and critical thinking -- all designed to get them excited and comfortable as they look forward to the new school year.

Chemical Concoctions
June 4-8

July 16-20
Experiment with acids and bases, make slime and mix solutions that glow in the dark. Learn basic principles of chemistry while you mix, pour and stir concoctions that change before your eyes. Chemistry isn’t just about beakers and laboratories -- it’s all around us! $250 ($230 members). Register for June 4-8 here. Register for July 16-20 here.

LEGO Carnival
June 4-8

August 6-10
Come one, come all to have a week of exciting engineering fun! Use bricks to create rides, games and food carts! Set up your own LEGO arcade game and dunk tank! Have some yummy treats and sell tickets to other campers to win prizes! Let your imagination "ride" wild! $250 ($230 members). Register for June 4-8 here. Register for August 6-10 here.

Wacky Water
June 11-15
July 23-27

Solid, wispy, or in liquid form, water is everywhere! Learn all about H2O and it's wiggly properties. Perform experiments, get wet and make a splash in this new camp! $250 ($230 members). Register for June 11-15 here. Register for July 23-27 here

Pirate Adventure
June 18-22

Ahoy, me first science mate! "X" marks the spot to uncover how yer ship stay afloat, how yer gold stays a-shiny and ye can navigate only using yer wits and yer knowledge of the stars. Plunder the seas of science, scallywags, if ye dare! ARRRGH! $250 ($230 members). Register here

Summer Science
June 18-22

​August 6-10
When the sun gets warmer, the science stays cool! Learn all about what makes summer your favorite time of the year. Use the sun's power to make things move, cook and change appearances; engineer the best sand castle; and ride the waves to learn about beaches. Put on your shades for a hot time! $250 ($230 members). Register for June 18-22 here. Register for August 6-10 here.

Teen Titans: Superhero Science
June 25-29

Grab your cape and "flash" over to HQ for a week learning all about super powers in humans and animals. How do birds fly? How do ants lift amazing amounts of weight? Can a human see in the dark or predict the future? What about using Nano technology to create an invisibility cloak? All your questions will be answered in this SUPER week. $250 ($230 members). Register here

LEGO Zoo Adventure
July 2-6

Calling all zoologists and LEGO enthusiasts! We're learning all about animals and building them in their natural habitats. Visit Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to do research for our end of the week habitat. $200 ($184 members). Register here

Jedi Academy
July 9-13

The force you must use, become a Jedi you must! Enter the Order and fight for peace and justice in the galaxy. Learn about forces, light and the solar system. Prepare to become one with the force! $250 ($230 members). Register here

Jr. Engineer
July 23-27

What do engineers do? Investigate the structure of bridges and buildings, illuminate a light bulb, design an airplane, create your own city and more! Learn about structures by becoming one of the lucky few who have taken a behind the scenes tour of our building! $250 ($230 members). Register here

Gross Out!
July 30-August 3

Can you handle burps, boogers and blisters? Worm slime and insect hairs? Discover the world of biology and chemistry behind these things and other disgusting stuff as we delve into the fascinating and sometimes gross world of human and animal anatomy. $250 ($230 members). Register here

Space Explorer
July 30-August 3

Are you in love with space? This camp is out of this world! Build and launch a rocket, view a real moon rock, train to become an astronaut, sample soil from Mars and experience the STARLAB Planetarium and the NASA Glenn Visitor Center! $250 ($230 members). Register here


Grades 2-3

All sessions run Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

Campers in grades 2-3 are all about one thing – hands-on exploration. Our camps are specifically designed to highlight exploration and foster creativity in a highly interactive and social environment. We focus on using the engineering design process to enhance our learning and build a base for successful scientific investigation.

LEGO: Knights and Dragons
June 4-8

​July 9-13
Adorn your armor and get ready for battle! Watch your LEGO bricks transform into magical and medieval models. Create wizards, dragons, and castles during this week of engineering in the Dark Ages. $250 ($230 members). Register for June 4-8 here. Register for July 9-13 here.

Spy Science
June 4-8

July 16-20
Investigate the science behind codes, invisible ink, surveillance techniques, undercover maneuvers and disguises. You’ll feel like a master spy as you dust for fingerprints, crack a code, build an alarm system, search for clues and solve a scientific mystery! $250 ($230 members). Register for June 4-8 here. Register for July 16-20 here.

Crazy Chemistry
June 11-15
July 30-August 3

Become a chemist! Learn about the chemistry we encounter every day at home and at school. Experiment with chemical reactions and test different liquids. Create your own chromatography T-shirt to take home, and make and eat exothermic ice cream! $250 ($230 members). Register for June 11-15 here. Register for July 30-August 3 here

Energy Everywhere
June 11-15

July 30-August 3
Are you interested in making our world a cleaner place? Explore green energy options and experiment with solar, wind, fuel cell and biomass technologies! $250 ($230 members). Register for June 11-15 here. Register for July 30-August 3 here.

Pokémon-a-Thon
June 18-22

Join Ash and Pikachu on a weeklong adventure capturing and battling your very own Pokémon! Use engineering to throw the perfect Pokeball, discover elements while experimenting with Pikachu power and use geocaching to find and stock your Pokadex. Can you catch ‘em all? $250 ($230 members). Register here

Play Ball! The Science of Sports
June 18-22
July 23-27

Think that sports are all luck and no science? Think again! Explore the math behind baseball stats, the physics of a perfectly thrown football and the centrifugal force at work in an ice skater's spin. Investigate the connections between healthy body systems and peak performance. Enjoy a game at a local sports facility! $275 ($255 members) Register for June 18-22 here. Register for July 23-27 here

LEGO: Movie Maker
June 25-29

Lights, camera, LEGO! Spend the week creating a stop-motion LEGO movie from scratch. Learn about story development, cinematography, special effects and editing while building the set, props and costumes from bricks! $250 ($230 members). Register here.

Trash to Treasure
June 25-29

Think you've seen the last of your cardboard cereal box? Find new life for your old socks, milk cartons and bread crusts in this creativity infused camp. Bring your inspiration, as we create and recreate in this upcycling experience. $250 ($230 members). Register here

Physics of Fun
July 2-6

Spend a week tinkering with toys and increasing your “funderstanding” of physics. Defy gravity and build flying machines and parachutes; avoid breaking surface tension using bubble-ology; spark up energy with wind-up gadgets; design a marble coaster to investigate Newton’s laws; and go topsy-turvy for centripetal force with spinning tops. Price reflects a shortened week due to the holiday. $200 ($184 members). Register here

Girls Only: Engineering Challenge
July 2-6

Get a great hands-on experience in engineering and construction activities. Meet professional women with a wealth of cutting-edge engineering topics. Explore the fields of engineering, construction, robotics and chemical engineering, all through interactive experiments! Price reflects a shortened week due to the holiday. $200 ($184 members). Register here

Build it Up, Break it Down
July 9-13

Build a bridge and test it to see how much weight it can take before it collapses. Construct a skyscraper and put it to an earthquake test. Learn the basic principles behind engineering and spend the week building, testing and breaking down your creations! $250 ($230 members). Register here

Amusement Park Science Jr.
July 16-20

Get in, buckle your seatbelt and prepare yourself for a super science-y scramble of a week. Learn all about the physics and engineering principles behind some of your favorite games and rides. At the end of the week, visit Fun 'n' Stuff to see science in motion! $275 ($255 members). Register here

May the Force be With You
July 23-27

The force is strong with you, young Padawan. The force of science! Learn the science behind the "Star Wars" story. Can a change in the force be sensed? Is it possible to make a light saber? Could the Death Star be blown-up with one shot? Experiment and explore during this epic week of camp. $250 ($230 members). Regsiter here

DOME Director
August 6-10

Start each day by viewing a film in our giant DOME Theater! Spend the rest of the day doing science experiments and activities related to the film you watched. From chipmunks to trains, if you like big screen adventure, this camp is for you! $260 ($240 members). Register here

Rockin' Rockets
August 6-10

Let your imagination soar and build your own model rocket capable of flying more than 100 feet in the air! Learn about propulsion and experiment with a variety of different models and fuels while working to design and launch the perfect rocket. $250 ($230 members). Register here.


Grades 4-5

All sessions run Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

At the pre-teen age, science content becomes more focused, and at school, the structure of formal education sometimes does not permit individual students to explore their interests in a way that best suits their learning style. Our camps provide a suite of highly interactive and engaging sessions that are designed to help campers delve into topics of interest in an informal, hands-on environment.

DIY: Video Game Tech
June 4-8

July 9-13
Grab your controller and level up to learn the art of video game design. Learn the programming languages that create games, develop characters and edit rooms to take your players by surprise. Dominate the gaming world and take home valuable knowledge of the science behind your favorite Switch and PS4 games! $280 ($260 members). Register for June 4-8 here. Register for July 9-13 here.

Escape Room Challenge
June 4-8

July 30-August 3
Spend the week engineering and building an escape room -- a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints, and strategy. Then, take turns trying to escape from your fellow campers' creative rooms! $280 ($260 members). Register for June 4-8 here. Register for July 30-August 3 here.

LEGO EV3: Castle Panic
June 11-15

August 6-11
Load your catapult and get ready for a week of robotic castle sieging! Use LEGO robotics to protect against a wall breach, build a battering ram and engineer a fierce dragon. It's a week of marvelous, medieval mayhem! $280 ($260 members). Register for June 11-15 here. Register for August 6-11 here.

Solar System Expedition
June 11-15

July 23-27
Find out what makes our galaxy so great! Travel through the stars and visit each planet while you learn facts and experiment with gravity, propulsion, atmospheres and robotics. $280 ($260 members). Register for June 11-15 here. Register for July 23-27 here.

Chemistry Cafe
June 18-22

Preheat the oven to 350 while you mix up a batch of kitchen chemistry that produces some of our favorite treats. Create edible, super-huge sugar crystals, get a rise out of yeast and perform “egg-citing eggsperiments.” Best of all, you get to eat some of your creations! $280 ($260 members). Register here

DIY: Toy Engineer
June 18-22

July 30-August 3
Invent, tinker and create the coolest new toys for your friends and family. Use real tools to construct what you see in your imagination. Create 3-D models of your creations and print them out. $280 ($260 members). Register for June 18-22 here. Register for July 30-August 3 here.

Explore Cleveland
July 25-29

Science is all around us – explore the best that Cleveland has to offer! Learn about biomed technology while visiting medical facilities and explore marine biology at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Get the scoop on how to merge creativity with science at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and take a trip on Lolly the Trolley to learn the history of our great city! $295 ($275 members). Register here

Make it Stick!
June 25-29

There is so much science behind sticky! Explore how adhesives create bonds, allow for elasticity and still stay durable. Get hands-on with science while exploring our special summer exhibition, TapeScape. $280 ($260 members). Register here

DIY: Art Tech
July 2-6

Meld color and engineering, creativity and technology in this new camp experience. Study and create amazing art that is laced with technology. Work with kinetic sculptures, 3-D printing technology, conductive thread and more while developing a flair for artful workmanship. $224 ($208 members). Register here

Minecraft Multiverse
July 2-6

Grab your pickaxe and diamond sword and discover the different dimensions of the Minecraft universe. Using skills and strategy, create portals to travel and explore different worlds. Bring your design savvy to the real world and use our digital fabrication equipment to design and print your own weapons for fighting creepers. $224 ($208 members). Register here

Dissection Discovery
July 9-13

Calling all biologists! Explore the anatomy of fish, amphibians and mammals using the process of dissection. Learn how a heart beats, follow the path of a vein, and look inside a stomach while exploring careers in the medical field. Due to its graphic nature, this camp may not be suitable for everyone. $290 ($270 members). Register here

Amusement Park Science
July 16-20

Experiment with physics, friction, inertia and momentum. Use your design and engineering skills to create miniature models of your favorite rides. Explore centripetal force and kinetic and potential energy while riding real amusement park rides at Cedar Point Amusement Park! $300 ($280 members). Register here

LEGO EV3: Creatures and Monsters
July 16-20

Spend the week in our robotics lab creating creep, crazy and cool creatures that perform monstrous tasks. Design haunted obstacle courses to challenge your 'bots and try to trick your opponents with trapdoors, craggy mountains and fake walls. Learn how to program your monsters to be the most feared creatures of the robot world. $280 ($260 members). Register here

Advanced Spy Science
July 23-27

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a secret agent? Before joining the CIA or the FBI, come to the Science Center and see what the science behind espionage is all about! Master a critical repertoire of undercover agent skills, including surveillance and code cracking, all while having the time of your life! $280 ($260 members). Register here

DOME Director
August 6-10

Start each day by viewing a film in our giant DOME Theater! Spend the rest of the day doing science experiments and activities related to the film you watched. From chipmunks to trains, if you like big screen adventure, this camp is for you! $260 ($240 members). Register here


Grades 6-8

All sessions run Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. 

Research shows that when it comes to science and math, we tend to lose kids during their middle school years, either due to changing interests or limited school resources. Our 6-8 grade camps are designed with this in mind. We focus on real-world applications, careers and experiences in an effort to re-engage interest and ignite that scientific spark.

LEGO EV3: International Espionage
June 4-8
July 23-27

The CIA needs your help to develop a set of 'bots that covertly spy, manuever and deliver crucial information without being caught. Research how real-world agencies use robotics every day in spying. Use EV3 technology to build a 'bot that would make 007 proud! $280 ($260 members). Register for June 4-8 here. Register for July 23-27 here

Engineering Challenge: Earthquake
June 11-15

Explore the power of the Earth and unlock the key to building earthquake resistant buildings. Learn about plate tectonics and take a chance at engineering a buiilding that will withstand the foreces of nature!  $280 ($260 members). Register here

Fabrication Technology
June 11-15
August 6-10

Calling all inventors! Try your hand at engineering, experiment with rapid prototyping and create your own unique design using cutting-edge software and equipment in our 3-D digitial Fabrication Laboratory. Make what you see in your dreams! $295 ($275 members). Register for June 11-15 here. Register for August 6-10 here

Duct Tape Engineer
June 18-22
July 9-13

What are you going to create? Use your imagination, skill and the sticky phenomenon known as duct tape to build clothing, bridges, sculptures and wearables during this week dedicated to the DUCT! $280 ($260 members). Register for June 18-22 here. Register for July 9-13 here

Science of the Stage
June 18-22
July 30-August 3

Raise the curtain and get ready for a week of learning how your favorite performances use science! How does light travel to hit the stage? Does the composition of makeup affect an actor's skin? Can an actor's voice travel far without the use of a microphone? Learn tips and secrets of the stage and get a standing ovation! $295 ($275 members). Register for June 18-22 here. Register for July 30-August 3 here

DIY: Video Game Tech
June 25-29
July 30-August 3

Grab your controller and level up to learn the art of video game design. Learn the programming languages that create games, develop characters, and edit rooms to take your players by surprise. Dominate the gaming world and take home valuable knowledge of the science behind your favorite Switch and PS4 games. $280 ($260 members). Register for June 25-29 here. Register for July 30-August 3 here

Explore Cleveland
June 25-29

Science is all around us – explore the best that Cleveland has to offer! Learn about biomed technology while visiting medical facilities, and explore marine biology at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Get the scoop on how to merge creativity with science at the Cleveland Museum of Art and take a trip on Lolly the Trolley to learn the history of our great city! $295 ($275 members). Register here

Elements! My Dear Watson
July 2-6

Join Sherlock and Dr. Watson for a week of forensic chemistry. Learn about classic chemistry techniques that the famous detective might have used, and concoct and analyze your own mixtures using the periodic table of elements. Scotland Yard is calling! Will you accept the challenge? $224 ($208 members). Prices reflect a shortened week due to the holiday. Register here

LEGO: EV3 Mars Base
July 9-13

Go on a robotic space adventure with our LEGO EV3 builiding systems. Perfect your robotic engineering while you tinker with gears and sensors, and build a Mars Rover, alien space ship and Martian rock-dozer. The Red Planet needs imaginative engineers like you! $280 ($260 members). Register here

Amusement Park Science: Redux
July 16-20

What makes bumper cars hover? Why can a carousel go round and round? How does a roller coaster stay on the track when it's upside down? Discover the secrets of this thrilling side of science by creating an amusement park that demonstrates gravity, energy, friction and centripetal force. Then, experience it firsthand while riding real rides at Cedar Point! $300 ($280 members). Register here

Dissection Discovery: Aquatic
July 16-20

Explore anatomy up close in an exciting, hands-on learning environment as you dissect fish, starfish, squid and shark. Learn basic anatomy, draw with squid ink, and see how these creatures swim, eat and breathe. Due to its graphic nature, this camp may not be suitable for everyone. $280 ($260 members). Register here

Aerospace Institute
July 23-27

Learn about the principles of flight and aerodynamics. Design, build and test a model aircraft in our wind tunnel. Explore microgravity through in-house experiments and try your flight skills in a simulator at Burke Lakefront Airport. $300 ($280 members). Register here

DOME Director
August 6-10

Start each day by viewing a film in our giant DOME Theater! Spend the rest of the day doing science experiments and activities related to the film you watched. From chipmunks to trains, if you like big screen adventure, this camp is for you! $260 ($240 members). Register here


Grades 9-12

All sessions run Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

The world is moving faster than ever and careers in science, technology, engineering and math are in demand. Our high school summer camp sessions are designed to keep pace with these changes and provide campers with hands-on, practical application and real-life career experience.

Drone Camp
June 11-15

Amazon is looking for new engineers to assemble, fly and fix their drone fleet. Learn about these robotic helpers as you race to deliver goods to your friends and neighbors. Earn your drone pilot wings in this exciting new camp. $325 ($305 members). Register here

Pediatric Doctor
June 25-29

Do you dream about helping the next generation stay safe and healthy? Follow the physical and cognitive development of a child in this new camp experience. Visit local doctors and medical facilities and learn how medical professionals help children stay healthy and help in emergency situations. $280 ($260 members). Register here