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Discovery Science Place: Summer Camps Registration Open

Discovery Science Place (DSP) is located at 308 N. Broadway Ave., Downtown Tyler. DSP is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm, and closed on Mondays. For more info go to discoveryscienceplace.org.

Summer camps at DSP run for 8 weeks and are planned from June 10th-August 9th. There will be no camps the week of July 4th. Each week has a different theme, and campers are divided into two age groups based on school grade: Entering 1st – 3rd grade, or for students entering 4th – 6th grades.

Camps are from 10am-4pm each day, and extended programming is available from 7:30am-5:30pm. Cost is $175 per week per camper with a 10% discount for DSP museum members. Cost includes a snack and all camp materials each day (and a camp t-shirt), but campers will need to bring a sack lunch.

June 10th-14th: Vex Robotics 1

The Discovery Science Place will fill with the sounds of whirling wheels and motors during this robotics camp. DSP has upgraded to Vex Robotics, which will let campers build claw bots and tackle new challenges!  This camp is limited to 15 per class, so enroll soon! This week’s activities are offered again July 15th-19th for Vex Robotics II.

June 17th-21st: Make: Create

Curious makers will want to sign up for this camp! During the week you will learn about the design process, then apply those ideas to bridges, buildings, fog cannons, and more. You will be diving into the new makerspace curriculum that includes oodles of hands-on projects! This camp will be repeated July 29th-August 2nd.

June 24th-28th: Curiosity Space Camp

This exciting week lets campers explore the wonders of space and features the new Discovery Dome Mobile Planetarium!  From shuttles to rockets, you will explore and discover how we have conducted science in outer space. You will build and fly your own rockets, design your own Mars rovers, create your own mission timelines, and explore the stars in the Discovery Dome.

July 8th-12th: 3D Modeling featuring Minecraft

Everyone loves Minecraft, and DSP puts that knowledge to good use to show how campers can transform their Minecraft designs from the digital space to the real world using 3D printing technology. This camp is capped at 15 students per class, so enroll soon! This camp is also offered/repeated  July 22nd-26th.

July 15th-19th: Vex Robotics II

The Discovery Science Place will fill with the sounds of whirling wheels and motors during this robotics camp. DSP has upgraded to Vex Robotics, which will let campers build claw bots and tackle new challenges!  This camp is limited to 15 per class, so enroll soon! This week’s activities are a repeat of Vex Robotics I from June 10th-14th.

July 22nd-26th: 3D Modeling featuring Minecraft II

Everyone loves Minecraft, and DSP puts that knowledge to good use to show how campers can transform their Minecraft designs from the digital space to the real world using 3D printing technology. This camp is capped at 15 students per class, so enroll soon! This camp is a repeat of the camp offered July 8th-12th.

July 29th-August 2nd: Make: Create II

Curious makers will want to sign up for this camp! During the week you will learn about the design process, then apply those ideas to bridges, buildings, fog cannons, and more. You will be diving into the new makerspace curriculum that includes oodles of hands-on projects! This camp is a repeat of the camp offered June 17th-21st.

August 5th-9th: Kitchen Chemistry

No Summer camp at the DSP would be complete without Kitchen Chemistry week. Nearly all the activities done during this week can be replicated at home with parental help. We’ll make slime, learn about cooking with solar power, and create paint using vegetables and spices. Don’t miss this camp, or you will have to wait till next summer!

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