• Full Day Camps for Ages 8-9
  • Carnegie Science Center is closed on Nov. 26.

Summer Camps

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1/1/2015 to 2/9/2015

Member registration begins: Feb. 9

Non-member registration begins: Feb. 16

2/9/2015 to 2/16/2015

Camp Registration for Members Only

Register By Phone
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

Non-member registration begins: Feb. 16

2/16/2015 to 8/15/2015

Camp Registration

Register By Phone
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

Ages 8-9 Full Day Camps

Cost: $205 members / $220 non-members per session

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

9 am – 3 pm
Campers should bring their lunches

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

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

Camp Minecraft

June 8 – 12 – SOLD OUT
July 6 – 10 – SOLD OUT
July 13 – 17 – SOLD OUT
July 27 – 31 – SOLD OUT
Use the popular cubed world of Minecraft and examine the real science in 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 as we print our Minecraft creations on a 3D printer!
$235 members / $250 non-members (price includes materials fee)


June 8 – 12
July 20 – 24 – SOLD OUT
Calling all Carnegie Science Investigators! We need your help to solve a crime. Learn the techniques that forensic scientists use and then put them to the test using evidence from the crime scene.

NEW! Quantum Leap Science

June 8 – 12
Aug. 10 – 14 – SOLD OUT
Grab your flux capacitor and travel through time to investigate mysteries of the past. Discover the beginnings of forensic science and ancient medical practices. Learn about Da Vinci's innovative inventions and scientific theories. Return to the present to explore scientific advances. Finally, fast-forward to the future to discover new technologies. This is one expedition you won't want to miss.

Game Design: Gamestar Mechanic

June 15 – 19 – SOLD OUT
June 29 –  July 3 – SOLD OUT
July 13 – 17 – SOLD OUT
Aug. 10 – 14 – SOLD OUT
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.
$235 members / $250 non-members (including materials fee)

NEW! Contraption Engineers

June 15 – 19
June 29 – July 3 – SOLD OUT
Aug. 3 – 7
Learn about the design process, experiment with materials and machines, and then start building! Young engineers will work in teams and be challenged to create a complex chain reaction contraption to accomplish a simple task. Discover how engineers turn ideas into reality and create the next great invention.

Introduction to Robotics

June 22 – 26 – SOLD OUT
July 27 – 31 – SOLD OUT
Can robots help clean your room and play basketball? Get up close with some binary beings in roboworld and learn about how they were designed and built. Using LEGO Education's newest EV3 software and technology build a robot and then take command. YOU are in control!
$235 members / $250 non-members (price includes materials fee)

River Camp

June 22 – 26
July 13 – 17
Hoist your sail for science and explore life on Pittsburgh's three rivers. Examine the engineering of bridges, pollution's effects on our rivers, and water conservation.
$280 members / $295 non-members (Field trip and materials fees included in price.)

Science with a Sparkle

June 29 – July 3
Prepare to be dazzled! Dive into chemistry and learn how science relates to health and beauty products. Become a cosmetic chemist and concoct your own creations to take home.
$235 members / $250 non-members (Materials fee included in price.)

Science Apprentice

July 6 – 10
Aug. 3 – 7

Do you want to be a scientist? Learn about chemistry, physics, biology, and more as you explore a different science topic each day and perform experiments. Explore some different science careers and see if one might be the perfect fit for you!

Kennywood Science

July 6 – 10 – SOLD OUT
July 27 – 31 – SOLD OUT
A long-time favorite! Explore the science of amusement parks as you discover the physics, momentum, and chemistry behind what makes them tick. Camp includes a field trip to Kennywood.
$235 members / $250 non-members (Field trip fee included in price.)

Explore Pittsburgh

July 20 – 24 – SOLD OUT
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. Explore outdoor ecology, put our city's environmental health to the test, and get your body moving as you kayak, fish, and hike!
$280 members / $295 non-members (Field trip fees included in price.)

Robotics Engineering Challenge

July 20 – 24
Aug. 10 – 14 – SOLD OUT
Work with other future roboticists to solve real-world challenges using LEGO Education's newest EV3 software and technology. Face a new challenge each day, program a robot, then take command!
$235 members / $250 non-members (Materials fee included in price.)


Aug. 3 – 7 – SOLD OUT
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.
$235 members / $250 non-members (price includes materials fee)

Science Fun Days

Aug. 17 – 21 – SOLD OUT
Come for a day or make a week of it! Campers will play in the exhibits, see a live theater show or laser show, participate in a 1-hour science workshop, plus see an Omnimax movie.
$40 members / $45 non-members per day

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