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Summer Camps

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For your convenience, we offer pre- and post-camp child care.
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412.237.1637
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

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Ages 8-9 Full Day Camps

Cost: $225 members / $250 non-members per session

(Camps with field trips or extra supplies are subject to additional costs listed in descriptions.)

Full-day camps run from 9 am – 3 pm
Campers must bring their lunches

* No camp on July 4. Reduced price for four-day camp: $180 members / $200 non-members.

NOTE: For sold out camps, please call to have your camper added to the wait list.

Please check the website often. As camps fill up, additional sessions may be added.


Camp Minecraft

$255 members / $280 non-members (materials fee included in price)

* No camp on July 4. Reduced price for premium four-day camp: $210 members / $230 non-members.

Use the popular cubed world of Minecraft and examine the real science from the game. Spend time exploring and building in a cooperative 3D world where you mine for resources, then refine, combine, and use them to build amazing creations. Discover biomes, learn about geography, perform chemistry experiments, and more.  Learn about 3D modeling and watch a 3D printer in action!

Note: This camp uses the PC version of Minecraft. Experience with keyboards and mice is required.

Aug. 14 – 18

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Non-members can add camps to your cart and buy a membership at checkout!


New! Nature's Fury

From hurricanes and tornadoes to tsunamis and earthquakes, the Earth is always in motion. Spend a week learning about the beautiful yet destructive forces that are constantly shaping our planet. Build a working seismograph, make a volcano erupt, and design buildings to see how they stand up to natural disasters.

Aug. 7 – 11

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Culinary Chemistry

Take a bite out of science in the summer camp that actually encourages you to play with your food! Learn about the science behind taste, discover how cooking alters your food, and uncover some unusual uses for items in your pantry.

Aug. 7 – 11

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Explore Pittsburgh

$300 members / $325 non-members (Field trip and materials fees included in price.)

Learn about our beautiful city through a series of activities and trips. Visit Heinz Field and the National Aviary as you take a look at the science of football and the power of flight. Discover Pittsburgh’s history at the Fort Pitt Museum, and explore the iconic three rivers from a kayak!


New! Adventures in Engineering

Science and history come together in this fascinating adventure through thousands of years of ingenuity. Explore architectural marvels from pyramids and obelisks to arches and the Coliseum. Discover the secrets of ancient engineering as you build medieval trebuchets, design chariots, and construct a working aqueduct.


Games Design: Gamestar Mechanic

$255 members / $280 non-members (materials fee included in price)

Explore your passion for video games and game design as you learn basic game theory and put it to work. You'll become a master game designer for the week as you explore a steam-punk comic book world to learn new skills.


Build It: Maker Camp*

$255 members / $280 non-members (materials fee included in price)

Experience first-hand all the new technologies Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center has to offer: 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, and more CNC machines. Learn the design software for both 2D and 3D machines and make daily projects to take home!


Introduction to Robotics

$255 members / $280 non-members (materials fee included in price)
*No camp on July 4. Reduced price for premium four-day camp: $210 members/ $230 non-members.

Discover all of the amazing things robots can do, from exploring distant planets to playing sports. Design and build a robot using LEGO Education’s EV3 software and technology, then program your robot to overcome challenges such as climbing a ramp, traversing a maze, and even battling other robots.


Build It: Videogame Arcade*

$255 members / $280 non-members (materials fee included in price)

Learn about game development and get creative with your own games. Use Scratch programming language and the MaKey MaKey board to design your own video game and handheld controller. Transform the Fab Lab into an arcade as you share your game with other campers on the final day.


New! Ready, Set, Code!

$255 members / $280 non-members (materials fee included in price)

Gain valuable new skills while having a blast! Learn a real programming language while playing through levels of the addictive game CodeMonkey, design and test video games with FlowLab, and edit apps with Bitsbox.

Aug. 7 – 11

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Kennywood Camp

$300 members / $325 non-members (Field trip and materials fees included in price.)

A long-time favorite! Explore the science of amusement parks as you discover the physics of your favorite rides, the math behind carnival games, and the sweet chemistry of cotton candy! Put that knowledge to good use as you conclude the week with a field trip to Kennywood.

River Camp

$300 members / $325 non-members (Field trip and materials fees included in price.)

Hoist your sail for science and explore life on Pittsburgh's three rivers. Get your bearings with a Just Ducky boat trip, and examine the rivers close up on a kayak. Study the life in and around the rivers, from microscopic plankton to majestic birds.


Destination Space

July 3 – 7*

Explore the biggest of planets to the tiniest of moons! Train to be an astronaut, discover far away galaxies, and design your very own space rover. This is an intergalactic adventure you won't want to miss!



Create-A-Bot

$255 members / $280 non-members (materials fee included in price)

Technology and imagination unite as you combine craft materials and robotic components to build and animate robotic creations. Using visual programming software and Hummingbird Robotics Kits, campers will engage in the artistic side of robotics.



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