Summer Science Camps

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Half-Day Camps

Campers will make HUGE discoveries as they create amazing masterpieces, visit Discoveryland, and get their hands on some spectacular science. Each of our Half-Day Camps follow a different theme, so you can send your curious tots to all four! 

Mornings - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Afternoons - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Camp features:

  • Daily Gallery visits

  • Watch one show in the inflatable planetarium

Ages 4 - 5

Watts
Cost: $140 / $120 (4-day)

Mornings: SOLD OUT
Afternoons: July 16 - 20August 20 - 24

  • Themes: Underwater Creatures, Patterns, Building Things, and Monsters

Volts
Cost: $140 / $120 (4-day)

Mornings: SOLD OUT
Afternoons: July 3 - 6 (4-day)July 30 - August 3

  • Themes: Reptiles, Space, Bubbles, and Boats

Atoms
Cost: $140 / $120 (4-day)

Mornings: July 23 - 27, 
Afternoons: August 7 - 10 (4-day)

  • Themes: Colours, Robots, Birds, and Music

Quarks
Cost: $140 / $120 (4-day)

Mornings: SOLD OUT
Afternoons: July 23 - 27, August 13 - 17

  • Themes: Bugs, Astronauts, Dinosaurs, and Liquids

Full-Day Camps

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Camp features:

  • Daily Gallery visits

  • Watch one show in the inflatable planetarium

  • 1 IMAX Movie

  • 1 science demonstration on the science stage

  • Visit all permanent galleries

  • 1 hour-lunch with free play outside

Ages 6 - 7

Animal Trackers
Cost: $285 / $235 (4-day) 

July 3 - 6 (4-day)July 16 - 20, July 30 - August 3, August 13 - 17

Come and take a walk on the wild side! From furs & claws to scales & tails, this camp explores them all. You’ll experience biology like never before through the tiny world of microbes using microscopes, getting up close and personal with our critters, and getting your hands wet in our touch tanks!
  • A different type of animal each day, such as reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, and insects

  • Meeting a bearded dragon, a hedgehog, and a snake!

Dino Diggers
Cost: $285 / $235 (4-day) 

July 9 - 13, July 23 - 27, August 7 - 10 (4-day), August 20 - 24

Does your child have a knack for remembering very complicated dinosaur names? Do they want to be a paleontologist when they grow up? Then this is the camp for them! Dino Diggers will use paleontological skills to uncover dinosaur fossils, eggs, and bones. They will learn how dinos walked, how big they were, and get to invent their own dinosaur. Campers will also get to meet animals and discover how they are related to dinosaurs. 
  • Dinosaur themed activities each day 

  • A visit to Dinosaurs Down to the Bone

  • Meeting some of the creatures living at the science centre, like our corn snake, bearded dragon, and salamander

Junior Scientists
Cost: $285 / $235 (4-day)

July 3 - 6 (4-day)July 9 - 13July 23 - 27July 30 - August 3August 7 - 10 (4-day)August 13 - 17August 20 - 24

Campers will experience thrills, chills and spills in this introduction to Chemistry, Biology, Engineering and Math! Campers will get their hands on science as they investigate lung capacity and build a fake lung, challenge themselves to clean up an oil spill and build their own rubber band helicopter while they learn about potential and kinetic energy. Get ready Jr. Scientists - it's time to report for duty!

  • A different science theme every day

  • Using real science tools in various experiments and investigations

  • Building or creating projects to take home

Ages 8 - 9

NEW - Astronaut Adventure
Cost: $285 / $235 (4-day)

July 3 - 6, July 30 - August 3August 13 - 17

Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Find out this summer as we explore space! You’ll get a chance to compete in Space Olympics, design a model space suit, work with droids, and launch your own model rocket.

• Testing astronaut food

• Learning how telescopes work

• Building and launching a rocket

• A visit to Dinosaurs Down to the Bone

NEW - Gadgets and Gizmos
Cost: $300 / $250 (4-day)

July 9 - 13, July 23 - 27August 7 - 10 (4-day)August 20 - 24

If you can dream it, you can build it! The best way to discover is to design, create, and build in The Science Garage this summer. Use awesome tools to test your ideas, build creative contraptions, and make useful gadgets to bring home. You’ll finish this camp with new maker skills and a passion for creation!
  • Use of The Science Garage Workshop as the campers’ home base
  • Building and launching rockets
  • A visit to Dinosaurs Down to the Bone
  • Using real tools for building projects

Science Wizardry
Cost: $285 / $235 (4-day)

July 9 - 13July 23 - 27August 7 - 10 (4-day), August 20 - 24

Is it magic or science? Campers in Science Wizardry learn the secrets behind mysterious science experiments. Become a potions master as you mix solutions that turn into crystals, harness the power of air as you ride a hovercraft, and learn the art of illusion from trained masters.
  • Wizardry-themed science experiments in the fields of chemistry, biology, and physics

  • A special guest illusionist visit

  • Cool experiments to do at home

  • A visit to Dinosaurs Down to the Bone

NEW - Stop-motion Animation Camp 1.0
Cost: $325 / $265 (4-day)

July 3 - 6 (4-day)July 16 - 20, July 30 - August 3, August 13 - 17, August 20 - 24

Lights, cameras, action!  Our staff have developed a new stop motion animation camp gives campers the tools to create a stop-motion masterpiece. Bring your favourite toys, props, and characters to tell your story; complete with voice-overs, sound effects, and credits. Then invite your family and friends to the premiere in the IMAX® Theatre, and bring your film home for everyone to enjoy. 

  •  Work with specialized software to create original films
  •  Showcase final films on the big screen 
  • A visit to Dinosaurs Down to the Bone

Ages 9 - 10

Sci-Bots 1.0
Cost: $325 / $265 (4-day)

July 3 - 6 (4-day)July 23 - 27August 7 - 10 (4-day)August 13 - 17

Become the brain behind our EV3 robots! Campers will work with a partner to build, program, and test their robotic creations using the EV3 robotics system. This programming camp is designed for campers who can’t leave a problem unsolved. Come & take the Sci-Bot challenge!
  • Sci-Bots 1.0 will explore obstacle courses and send your robot to survey the landscape of new planets! 

  • Programming robots to respond to colour, sound, and movement

  • Programming robots to follow lines and collect pieces

  • Building attachments for robots to accomplish various tasks 

  • A visit to Dinosaurs Down to the Bone

Ages 10 - 12

Brainiacs
Cost: $285 / $235 (4-day)

July 3 - 6 (4-day)July 30 - August 3

From slimy gloop to space food to perfect bridges, become the brainiac you know you are, as you get elbow-deep in science! By the end of the week, you’ll have built an amazing rocket, experienced extreme science experiments, and tested the laws of the universe.
  • Group construction of a hot air balloon

  • Building and launching a rocket

  • A visit to Dinosaurs Down to the Bone

Gamecraft 1.0
Cost: $325 / $265 (4-day)

July 3 - 6 (4-day), July 23 - 27, August 7 - 10 (4-day), August 13 - 17August 20 - 24

This camp offers gamers the ultimate challenge; design and construct a video game using Scratch programming! Campers learn the basics including creating levels, adding characters, objects, behaviours, and sounds. They will be able to access their game online and continue improving it after camp is over. When campers aren’t working on games of their own, our instructors will provide game-based challenges using Minecraft EDU software. NOTE: Students will need to bring their own headphones.
  • Designing your own video game

  • Testing other campers games

  • Learning Scratch programming

  • Using Minecraft EDU software to complete challenges

  • Visit from video game design experts

  • A visit to Dinosaurs Down to the Bone

  • Camp Prerequisite: basic knowledge of computers and the Microsoft Windows® Operating System

NEW - Machine Masterminds
Cost: $300.00

July 16 to 20, July 30 to August 3

Creativity and technology collide in The Science Garage this summer! Turn your ideas into reality during the ultimate maker experience this summer while competing in daily maker challenges. The best learning happens by doing, and in this camp you’ll be doing plenty! 

  • Use of The Science Garage Workshop as the campers’ home base
  • Building and launching rockets
  • A visit to the Dinosaurs Down to the Bone
  • Using real tools for building projects

Science Girls
Cost: $285

July 16 - 20, August 13 - 17

Bring your questions and your appetite for all things science to our camp just for girls, where we’ll dig deeper into the truth behind sound, DNA, chocolate, and so much more. Finish off with a spectacular rocket launch and experiments that will knock your socks off! 
  • Building and launching a rocket

  • Making soap

  • Designing their own electrical circuits

  • A visit to the Dinosaurs Down to the Bone

NEW - Stop-motion Animation Camp 2.0
Cost: 
$325 / $265 (4-day)

July 9 - 13, July 23 - 27, August 7 - 10

Lights, camera, action! The sequel to our Stop Motion Animation Camp 1.0 will take campers animation skills to the next level! Bring your favourite toys, props, and characters to tell your story; complete with voice-overs, sound effects, and credits. Then invite your family and friends to the premiere in the IMAX® Theatre, and bring your film home for everyone to enjoy. 

  •  Work with specialized software to create original films
  • Showcase final films on the big screen 
  • A visit to Dinosaurs Down to the Bone

Ages 11 - 12

Sci-Bots 2.0 - SOLD OUT
Cost: $325.00

Become the brain behind our EV3 robots! Campers will work with a partner to build, program, and test their robotic creations using the EV3 robotics system. This programming camp is designed for campers who can’t leave a problem unsolved. Come & take the Sci-Bot challenge!
  • Sci-Bots 2.0 will program robots to aim, fire, and fight in the Robot Olympics!

  • Programming robots to respond to colour, sound, and movement

  • Programming robots to follow lines and collect pieces

  • Building attachments for robots to accomplish various tasks 

  • A visit to Dinosaurs Down to the Bone

Ages 12 - 14

This camp offers gamers the ultimate challenge; design and construct a video game using Scratch programming! Campers learn the basics including creating levels, adding characters, objects, behaviours, and sounds. They will be able to access their game online and continue improving it after camp is over. When campers aren’t working on games of their own, our instructors will provide game-based challenges using Minecraft EDU software. NOTE: Students will need to bring their own headphones.
  • Designing your own video game

  • Testing other campers games

  • Learning Scratch programming

  • Using Minecraft EDU software to complete challenges

  • Visit from video game design experts

  • A visit to Dinosaurs Down to the Bone

  • Camp Prerequisite: basic knowledge of computers and the Microsoft Windows® Operating System 

Questions, please call: 780-451-3344

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In person at our Box Office:
11211 142 Street NW, Edmonton, AB 
Daily: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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