Camps

The Orpheum Children's Science Museum regularly hosts both spring break and summer camps to give kids a fun opportunity to continue learning even when school is out. Check here for details on upcoming camp sessions!

Summer Camps

We are pleased to once again bring seven weeks of summer camp to our community. Camps will run 9am-3pm, Monday through Friday with extended care hours starting at 8am and ending at 5:30pm. Listed camp prices are per week of camp. All camps will be open to K-5th grade.

For our summer camps, we will have two camps running for most weeks. We will have one "science" camp (listed left below) open to twenty students and one "technology" camp (listed right below) open to 10. There are only two technology camps so please only register for each camp a maximum of once. All camps share the same pricing.


Cost

Member

$180.00

NON-MEMBER

$225

Early drop off (Begins at 8:00am): $25

Late pick up (Ends at 5:30pm): $50

 


Week 1

June 11th - 15th

Master Builders

Join us as we test our skills as master builders with LEGO! We will build cars, boats, and bridges, create works of art, and invent new games all using our imaginations and thousands of LEGOs.

Robotics

We'll explore the world of robots using LEGO robotics sets. We'll see how robots help us in life, from exploring other worlds to helping us sort trash. Campers will use the LEGO WeDo sets, but any campers who already know the WeDo sets can give themselves an extra challenge by using our LEGO Mindstorm NXT sets.

Week 2

June 18th - 22nd

Mad Scientist

Who doesn't want to make slime and create explosions? These are just a few of the things we'll do as mad scientists exploring the world of chemistry!

Programming

Join us in learning the basics of programming. We'll learn how a programmer things with some fun games and activities before we dive into the world of programming using Scratch and Tynker!

Week 3

June 25th -29th

Astronaut Adventure

Journey beyond our solar system with us on an astronaut adventure. We'll discover what all is out there as we learn about stars, planets, solar systems, black holes, and supernovae!

Robotics

We'll explore the world of robots using LEGO robotics sets. We'll see how robots help us in life, from exploring other worlds to helping us sort trash. Campers will use the LEGO WeDo sets, but any campers who already know the WeDo sets can give themselves an extra challenge by using our LEGO Mindstorm NXT sets.

Week 4

July 9th - 13th

Engineering FUNdamentals

Engineers help build the world we live in today, from planes and bridges, to cellphones and computers. We'll build bridges, planes, circuits, and even make magnets as we explore the FUNdamentals of engineering!

Robotics

We'll explore the world of robots using LEGO robotics sets. We'll see how robots help us in life, from exploring other worlds to helping us sort trash. Campers will use the LEGO WeDo sets, but any campers who already know the WeDo sets can give themselves an extra challenge by using our LEGO Mindstorm NXT sets.

Week 5

July 16th - 20th

Outdoor Science

A world of science is just outside your door. We'll take a closer look at the amazing things found in the great outdoors! We'll explore the hidden world of bugs, explore the forests, prairies, and wetlands, learn about the animals that live there. And we'll learn some ways we can help protect the environment for us and all the animals we share it with.

Programming (FULL)

Join us in learning the basics of programming. We'll learn how a programmer things with some fun games and activities before we dive into the world of programming using Scratch and Tynker!

Week 6

July 23rd - 27th

Science of Play

Everyone loves to play! A game of tag, baseball, or bowling are fun, but did you know they are filled with science? We'll explore all the ways the science makes some of our favorite sports and games work!

Robotics

We'll explore the world of robots using LEGO robotics sets. We'll see how robots help us in life, from exploring other worlds to helping us sort trash. Campers will use the LEGO WeDo sets, but any campers who already know the WeDo sets can give themselves an extra challenge by using our LEGO Mindstorm NXT sets.

Week 7

July 30th - August 3rd

Creative Science

Did you know that science is actually filled with creativity? Did you know that you can turn a potato into a battery?  Or turn a highlighter into invisible ink? We'll run some unique and creative experiments and come up with our own before the week is over!

STEAMpunk Girls

The Orpheum is excited to introduce a new all girls camp to let girls explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). Each day we will take a closer look at one of the five components of STEAM and learn about some of the Women who have made unique impacts in those fields. When we explore art we will take a special look at the unique steampunk art style.

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*The Orpheum and its programs are not licensed or regulated by DCFS.