Weeklong day camps available June 3 - 28 and July 8 - Aug. 2! Our Summer Blast Day Camps are just what you need to ensure a fun, safe and educational experience for your child(ren) this summer. If you would like to schedule half-day week-long camps only, please contact (318) 424-3466 to make this arrangement.
$155 Members, $175 Future Members And now, registration is easier than ever! Register your camper online or download the registration form.
Summer Science Blast Day Camps are themed and planned to accommodate specific rising grade groups, as follows: K-1st graders, 2nd-3rd graders, 4th-5th graders and 6th-8th graders. Each camper must be entering the corresponding grade group in the 2013-14 school year.
NEW! This summer, 9th-10th graders may attend camp as a Student Camper (regular camp fees apply). They will participate in camps alongside campers while learning what it takes to become a Camp Leader.
NEW!Pre-school Half-Day Summer Camps: Lil’ Atoms Academy July 8 – 26, Half-day camps only Member pricing: $120 per week or $25 per day (half-days only) Future Member pricing: $125 per week or $30 per day (half-days only) Pre-schoolers enjoy captivating demonstrations, perform simple science experiments and discover how science can help us to better understand the world around us. Campers will be engaged with different, fun science lessons every day. Camps will take place in our Regions Exploration Gallery and will be limited to six campers per camp. If you would like to schedule pre-school half-day camps, please call (318) 424-3466 to register your camper.
Half-day camps only: 9 a.m. – Noon or 1 – 4 p.m.
Campers must be 3 – 5 years old as of July 1, 2013.
Each camp includes a nutritious snack.
Campers must be potty-trained.
See schedule below for themes available.
Pick up and drop off locations for all Summer Science Blast Campers are as follows: Mondays: Drop off is located in the SWEPCO Demonstration Theater. Pick up is in the Anderson Family Foucault Pendulum. Tuesdays - Fridays: Drop off and pick up is inside the Anderson Family Foucault Pendulum.
Full-Day Camp includes a morning and an afternoon session; all materials and supplies needed for each session; breakfast, snacks and lunch provided by Counter Culture @ Sci-Port; a Summer Science Blast T-shirt and Science Blast water bottle. Extended care is available from 8 - 9 a.m. or from 4 - 5 p.m. for an additional $30 per week per camper ($60 per week for both morning and afternoon extended care). Reservations must be made in advance by calling (318) 424-8660.
Half-Day Camp is available for all camps and grade levels and includes materials and supplies for that session; breakfast (morning camps only) and snacks provided; a Summer Science Blast T-shirt and a Summer Science Blast water bottle. Lunch will be provided by Counter Culture @ Sci-Port, upon request, for an additional $5.50 per day from Noon - 12:30 p.m. for morning half-day campers only. Extended care is available from 8 - 9 a.m. or from 4 - 5 p.m. for an additional $30 per week per camper. Reservations must be made in advance by calling (318) 424-8660.
Multiple Children Rates apply only to immediate family members. The first child pays the regular rate. Additional campers can be purchased at the multiple child discount of $5 off. To receive your refund of $5, provide confirmation of registration to the ticket counter on the first day of camp.
If you are a Sci-Port Member, you receive $20 off each camp! Enter promotional code MEMBERSONLY to apply discount before payment.
Adventure Camp* Each day we will delve into the science of extreme sports. Learn the physics of bungee jumping and skateboarding, compete in a bungee jumping egg contest and watch a live skateboard demonstration. We will also go on an adventure of our own as we take a ride down the Red River aboard the “Spirit of the Red” River Cruise!
Air Racers Fasten your seat belt for a thrilling ride through the history and science of aviation! We will jump in the cockpit for the “Air Racers” IMAX experience of high-speed flight from the fighter pilots of World War I, to the daredevils who compete in the National Championship Air Races outside Reno, Nv. today. Hands-on activities teach campers the basic principles of flight.
Body Works Come take a look inside yourself! What happens in your body when you come home from school, smell cookies baking, run to the kitchen to see if they’re done and take one? Imagine you eat the whole cookie and drink a glass of milk. Come learn how many body systems are involved and what roles each of them play in everyday activities!
Critter Camp* The camp is an animal lover’s dream come true! We will offer a variety of hands-on learning opportunities that support the bond between humans and animals by nurturing knowledge, compassion and respect toward all living things. Each day we will visit a different species! Plus, get hands-on with live sting rays, horseshoe crab, starfish and sea urchins all from the gulf coast!
LEGO® Camp What can you learn from a LEGO®? Get ready for fast-paced building, crazy challenges and LEGO® mania as we use LEGO® bricks to learn chemistry, mathematics and even anatomy. We will build a LEGO® skeleton, use bricks to create molecules and compete in symmetry challenges.
Makers Camp Use your imagination, and become a Maker! Have your camper(s) see themselves as makers, creators and doers by creating, building and discovering. Each day we will make a new project, from building a bird house or bat box, to making a working robot! This camp is designed to spark imagination and instill a desire to create.
NASA Rockets (NASA Summer of Innovation Camp) Few topics generate as much excitement as rockets. Plan to learn the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical foundations of rocketry through hands-on experimentation. (Translation… We’re going to make rockets!)
Natural Science Chemistry, biology, earth science, astronomy and physics are all part of natural sciences. This exciting camp will feature the best of each subject! Campers will construct a chocolate rock cycle as you learn about geology, watch as we produce a Fire Tornado to experience chemistry and get up close and personal with real skulls and furs as we examine biology.
Robotics I Assemble robots. Input programming. Rule the world! Sci-Port can help you with the first couple of steps - what you do with the knowledge is up to you! Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots we will show you how robots work, help you design a robot and teach you how to command it. No experience is necessary. This camp will end with you using your new knowledge in a robotic dance off!
Robotics II If you love robotics and robotics competitions, this camp is for you. We will recreate past robotics competition challenges and give you the chance to analyze your results and show you how to score big. Teams will work together to build “Robo Gator,” and the week will end with an “Angry Birds” style castle siege competition.
Science of Sports Shooting a basketball is one of those things we attribute to years of practice. But what if you could become a better shooter just by learning some mechanical science? It’s time to get up and play! This camp will teach you the science of basketball. Learn the importance of peripheral vision, and test your action and reaction time.
Sci-Wart’s Academy Come celebrate Harry’s birthday with us at Sci-Warts Academy. A new term will feature potions, spells and charms from all your favorite “Harry Potter” adventures. Plus make your own Mad Eye Moody eye, your own custom wand and of course, participate in the ever popular Quidditch tournament!
Stars (NASA Summer of Innovation Camp) Come explore the heavens with us as we take a look at the stars! We will focus on the closest star to us using the current NASA theme: “Solar Max – Storm Warning!” We will expose you to the violent nature of our sun and share discoveries that come from the NASA’s heliophysics missions. You will also learn the truth about shooting stars and even eat a comet!
*There is an additional $8 charge for these camp themes.