Summer Science Camp

Messy experiences & STEM exploring will abound at    Summer Science Camp!

Registration is NOW OPEN for members and SCHOLARSHIPS are available!

Summer means longer days, warmer temperatures and endless opportunities for children to explore at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. This summer, there are so many chances to learn cool science concepts and have hands-on learning opportunities at summer camp. Our trained and experienced educators provide a blend of educational and interactive play experiences for all children. In addition to having a great week at summer camp, learning about a specific topic, each camper will have an opportunity to explore the Museum and spend time on the Ropes Challenge Course*.

Afternoon Opportunities for day care are also available this year. We’ve partnered with Camp Navigate to offer full day care. Your kiddos can come to us in the morning for Summer Science Camp and travel by van to Camp Navigate for lunch and an afternoon of fun. Please note you will need to register for both camps to participate in this option. Click here to register for Camp Navigate.

Register today! Summer camp spots are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. A limited number of scholarships are also available, based on financial need. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Download the scholarship form to apply.

The Details:

  • Each camp is either 3 or 5 days in length
  • 8 AM – NOON
  • 5-Day Camps - $125 Non-members; $115 Members
  • 3-Day Camps - $85 Non-members; $75 Members
  • NEW THIS YEAR Add afternoon camp at Camp Navigate
  • Save $15 with an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT... now through April 30!
    • Hands-on activities
    • Playtime in the museum
    • A snack served daily
    • Weekly guest or field trip
    • A camp t-shirt
    • Time on the Ropes Challenge Course*

*For campers in 5-day camps who are at least 48" tall

Creative Construction

June 8-12 | 3-6th Grade

Campers will explore all the exciting aspects of construction: plumbing, electricity, building; and also use those materials to create Steam Punk art. Each day will be divided between the Children’s Museum and the Swope Art Museum. Put your hands and imaginations to work!

Registration ends June 3

Eco Earth Warriors

June 15-19 | K-4th Grade

Planet Earth Needs You! Did you know the water you drink is 4.6 billion years old? How can we protect our water and keep it clean? How does solar and wind energy work? How does planet Earth supply us with all the “stuff” we have, and what happens to the “stuff” when we are done with it? Come learn how to be an Eco-Warrior citizen of planet Earth!

Registration ends June 10

Lotions and Potions

June 22-26 | K-4th Grade

Create everyday items such as soap and lotions and experiment with seemingly magical potions as we discover how chemistry affects our lives. Be ready to get messy!

Registration ends June 17

Super Spies

June 29-July 1 | K-4th Grade

Campers will use their observation, detective, and thinking skills to solve each day’s mystery. Come find out what we can learn from fingerprints, footprints, and so much more! Learn what it takes to become a Super Spy this summer!

Registration ends June 24

Engineering with LEGO

July 8-10 | K-4th Grade

Race cars and bridges don’t build themselves. They need dreamers, problem solvers... In other words, engineers! Campers will solve problems like a real engineer: designing, testing, and redesigning. Learn to think, problem-solve, and work in teams, like an engineer using LEGOS.

Registration ends July 1

More Culinary Concoctions

July 13-17 | K-4th Grade

Cooking is a science. Mixing, blending, cook times, and choosing the right ingredients all influence the outcome. Investigate and experiment as you smell, taste, and feel your way through the kitchen while making delicious concoctions.

Registration ends July 8

To Space and Beyond

July 20-24 | K-4th Grade

Look into the night sky and see all the stars. Did you know that our sun is a star? Could other stars have planets with life? Come explore objects in our solar system and let your imagination soar as we investigate thousands of planets in our galaxy and beyond!

Registration ends July 15

Princesses Do Science

July 27-31 | Age 4-2nd Grade

Princesses have seemingly magical powers or special relationships with the forces of nature. Whether it is an erupting volcano, “magical” transportation or frozen wonders, you will step into their shoes and explore the wonders of their worlds.

Registration ends July 22

Animate, Create and Innovate Camp

July 27-31 | 3rd-6th Grade

How do you animate, create or innovate? How do you use a computer as a tool to create games? Students in 3rd to 6th grades will use Scratch to design their own game.  Don't just be a player, be a creator!

Registration ends July 22

Academy Awards of Summer Camp

August 3-5 | K-4th Grade

Explore, design, create, and get messy all in one camp. Finish the summer with a bang as campers experience the best activities of the summer camps. Throughout the summer campers will vote for their favorite activity each week. All of their favorites will be presented during this camper's choice camp.

Registration ends July 29

See all the Summer Science Camps HERE !

A limited number of summer camp scholarships are also available, based on financial need. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Download the scholarship form to apply.


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