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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.

Summer Science
June 11-15

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 here.

Wacky Water
June 18-22

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 here

LEGO Carnival
June 25-29

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 here.

Teen Titans: Superhero Science
July 2-6

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. $200 ($184 members). Price reflects shortened week due to holiday. Register here

Space Explorer
July 9-13

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.

LEGO Zoo Adventure
July 16-20

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

Chemical Concoctions
July 23-27

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 here.

Jedi Academy
July 30-August 3

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


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 11-15

​July 30-August 3
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 11-15 here. Register for July 30-August 3 here.

Trash to Treasure
June 11-15

July 23-29
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 for June 11-15 here. Register for July 23-29 here.

Crazy Chemistry
June 18-22

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 here.

Energy Everywhere
June 18-22

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 here.

Play Ball! The Science of Sports
June 25-29

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! Register here.

Pokémon-a-Thon
July 2-6

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? $200 ($184 members). Price reflects a shortened week due to the holiday. Register here

Spy Science
July 9-13

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 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

LEGO: Movie Maker
July 23-27

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.

May the Force be With You
July 30-August 3

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

 


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 11-15

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 here

Solar System Expedition
June 18-22

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 here.

Escape Room Challenge
June 25-29

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 here.

Explore Cleveland
July 2-6

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

Life on Mars
July 9-13

NASA projects humans will be on Mars by 2030 - are you ready for the future? Train to live and work on Mars and command your own simulated Martian missions! During the week you'll study propulsion techniques to get to Mars, build a coring 'bot to make a sample of the Martian soil, research the art of growing food with hydroponics and return to Earth safely by building a lander. $280 ($260 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

DIY: Toy Engineer
July 16-20

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 here.

Make it Stick!
June 23-27

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

LEGO EV3: Castle Panic
July 30-August 3

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 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.

DIY: Video Game Tech
June 11-15

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 here.

LEGO EV3: International Espionage
June 18-22

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 here.

Duct Tape Engineer
June 25-29

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 here

Science of the Stage
July 2-6

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! $236 ($220 members). Price reflects a shortened week due to holiday. Register here

Elements! My Dear Watson
July 9-13

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? $280 ($260 members). Register here

Girls Only: CEO in Training
July 16-20

Do you have an idea to make the world a better place? Bring it to the Science Center for an exciting week of innovation and prototyping. You'll create a business plan and be inspired by female entrepreneurs who call Cleveland home. Maybe you'll even pick up a few pointers as you train to be a CEO! $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

Engineering Challenge: Earthquake
July 30-August 3

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