McWane Science Center Camps make learning an unforgettable adventure that you just can’t experience anywhere else!
In one week of camp, your budding scientist can discover a dinosaur, travel into outer space or explore the ocean floor. Various themes and activities allow children to experience something new each day. Blast off in Cosmo Camp or get creative in Smarty Arty Pants Camp. Dive in to marine biology or dig paleontology. The flexible programs allow you to choose as many programs as you want for your child, from just one session of exploration to full weeks of fun and learning!
McWane Science Center offers 8 weeks of summer fun and learning! Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder for hands-on, minds-on, science and fun this summer! Summer camps offer further inquiry into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics for children 4 to 13 years old. Campers can learn about the deep oceans, journey into outer space, build robots or spend time with our McWane animals. Join us for these and many more engaging camp themes.
Weekly Camp Descriptions by Grade Level
Pre-K – Kindergarten
June 1 – 5: Jurassic Journey
June 8 – 12: Bricks Are for Kids
June 15 – 19: Jr. Astronauts
June 22 – 26: Under the Sea
July 6 – 10: Wild About Alabama
July 13 – 17: Mini Mad Scientists
July 20 – 24: Tot Bots
July 27 – 31: Little Leonardos
1st – 2nd Grade
June 1 – 5: Paws and Claws
June 8 – 12: To Infinity and Beyond
June 15 – 19: How to Train your Dinosaur
June 22 – 26: Jr. Brickologists
July 6 – 10: Magic School Bus Rides Again
July 13 – 17: Backyard Builders
July 20 – 24: Sustainable Chefs
July 27 – 31: Robot Roundup
3rd – 4th Grade Camps
June 1 – 5: Science & Superheroes
June 8 – 12: Maker Madness
June 15 – 19: Whodunit?!
June 22 – 26: Robotics Lab
July 6 – 10: Scales to Tails
July 13 – 17: Lego Builders
July 20 – 24: da Vinci: Arts & Engineering
July 27 – 31: The Science of Minecraft
5th – 7th Grade Camps
June 1 – 5: The Great Escape
June 8 – 12: Ocean Watch
June 15 – 19: School of Wizardry
June 22 – 26: Makers: Museum Engineers
July 6 – 10: Radical Reactions
July 13 – 17: Minecraft Creators
July 20 – 24: Robot Masters
July 27 – 31: LEGO Workshop
For girls in 4th through 8th grade
June 15 – 19: Sci Girls
Campers should register for the grade they’ll be attending in the fall of 2020. Each of our camps is designed for the skill level of that camp, therefore, grade levels must be observed. Registrants may attend only those camps for which they are registered. Registrations are not transferable. Registration closes the Monday prior to the first day of camp. Please note that PreK-Kindergarten campers must be four years old and potty-trained by June 1st.
Enrollment is limited to ensure a quality experience. In order to maintain this quality of learning and fun, we will offer two simultaneous 1st-2nd grade camps every week. Camp themes and activities will be identical for each classroom. Same-classroom requests will be guaranteed for siblings only. All other requests will be considered based on availability. Requests may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Minimum Age: 4
Maximum Age: 13
Year Established: 1998
Capacity: Enrollment is limited to ensure a quality experience. In order to maintain this quality of learning and fun, we will offer two simultaneous 1st-2nd grade camps every week.
Average Cost Per Week:
PreK-Kindergarten Half-day camps are $170 per week/Members discount is $145 (tax is included)
1st-8th grade Full-day camps are $335 per week/Members discount is $285 (tax is included)
Camp Length: Pre-K-Kindergarten camps start at 9:00AM and end at 1:00PM. Campers may be dropped off no earlier than 7:45AM and must be picked up no later than 1:00PM. 1st-8th grade camps begin at 9:00AM and end at 4:00PM. Campers may be dropped off no earlier than 7:45AM and can be picked up as early as 4:00PM and no later than 5:30PM.
Camp Days: Monday through Friday
Season Starts: June 1, 2020
Season Ends: July 31, 2020
Camp Activities: Academics, Computer, Lego, Marine Science, Model Rocketry, Nature & Environmental Studies, Robotics, Rocketry, Science, Video Game Design
Additional Information: Click Here to Register For Summer Camp!