Campers learn with play at the water table

Summer Camps
School’s Out…Camps Are In! Engage and encourage the young minds in your family. Your child will join Museum educators for fun activities, games, art activities, and many more hands-on projects that explore the arts, science, and math. DCM offers Spring Break Camps, Summer Camps, and Winter Break Camps.

Summer Camps

  • Preschool Camps

    Age 3 years – Entering Kindergarten*
    9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    *Must be 3 by February 1, 2016
    All campers must be toilet trained.

    June 20 – June 24
    Energy Explorers

    Explore the many forms of energy while making a solar oven, experiment with pin wheels in our Wind Tunnel, and much more!
    Register Online

    June 27 – July 1
    Ooey Gooey Science

    This camp will embrace your child’s natural curiosity and give them hands-on opportunities that will engage their minds in scientific discovery.
    Register Online

    July 11 – July 15
    Loco-motion Camp

    Join us for a fun-filled week of learning about forces of motion. We will actively explore the things that wheels and gears can do and make a train out of recycled materials.
    Register Online

    July 18 – July 22
    Mini Monets

    Tap into your child’s creative side by providing them with opportunities to express themselves using a variety of processes and mediums to create something amazing!
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    July 25 – July 29
    Young Architects

    Children will use their imaginations to experiment with conventional and recycled materials. We will encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills while creating structures of all types and sizes.
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    August 1 – August 5
    Gently Down the STREAM

    STEM expanded to include reading and art. Children will mix colors, play with shadows, and create other interactive math and science projects focused on a piece of children’s literature.
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    August 8 – August 12
    Budding Naturalists

    We will bring the great outdoors inside and help your child discover symmetry, patterns, and other mathematical concepts in nature.
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  • Elementary STEM Camp Grades 1-2

    Entering Grades 1-2
    9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    A light snack will be provided.

    June 20 – June 24
    Izzy Fizzy Chemistry

    Get gooey and slimy. Watch things fizz and pop. Explore chemistry by using common household products and then WOW your friends and family.
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    June 27 – July 1
    Construction Zone

    What do you get when you combine tools and math? Cool, colorful fun! Join us in building projects while having fun with geometry, patterns, estimation, and more!
    This Camp Is Full

    July 11 – July 15
    Up, Up, and Away!

    It’s not magic – it’s science! Come discover the basics of flight as we experiment with airplanes, hovercrafts, and even rockets!
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    July 18 – July 22
    Make It Move

    What makes machines move? Join us for a week of investigating energy and forces, and building with simple and compound machines.
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    July 25 – July 29
    Engineer This!

    YOU can be an engineer! Investigate the differences between mechanical, electrical, environmental engineers, and more, as we explore the world of engineering together.
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  • Elementary STEM Camp Grades 3-5

    Elementary STEM
    Entering Grades 3-5
    9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    A light snack will be provided.

    June 20 – June 24
    Chemical Solutions

    Gooey, slimy, and fizzy are just some of the reactions you’ll have in this camp. Explore using common household products and then WOW your friends and family with real chemistry.
    Register Online

    June 27 – July 1
    The Natural World and You

    Study yourself and the natural world around you in this life sciences camp. We’ll look at habitats and adaptation, plant and animal life cycles, inherited traits, and more!
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    July 11 – July 15
    Mighty, Flighty Flying

    Don’t let your summer be a drag! Let us thrust you into the world of flight as we investigate all kinds of flying – even rockets!
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    July 18 – July 22
    Electric Explorers

    What’s the difference between parallel and series? Learn about electricity and electrical circuits and build your own electricity project!
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    July 25 – July 29
    Itty, Bitty Science

    Discover the tiny world of nanoscience. See how things that are one billionth small work in our mega world!
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  • Lego® Engineering Summer Camps

Summer Camp Fees & Policies

Fee: $170 member, $210 non-member

Cancellation Policy:
• No portion of the camp fee will be refunded as of the day the camp begins.
• Registrants withdrawing seven days prior to the beginning of the camp will be charged a 50% administration fee.
• Registrants withdrawing prior to the week before the camps begin will be charged a 25% administration fee.
• We cannot refund individually missed days.