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Summer Camps Ages 10–11

Is your camp sold out? We would love your help for future planning! Please fill out this form opens in a new window to let us know what your camper is interested in.

Upon booking, an email receipt will be sent confirming your Summer Camp registration. An official welcome packet, including additional details and necessary forms, will be emailed in Spring 2021. We’re following all recommendations by the PA Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Questions? Give us a call at 412.237.3400 or email CustomerService@CarnegieScienceCenter.org.

Carnegie Science Center Summer Camps are specifically developed for the age group listed. To make the most of your campers’ experience, they must be the appropriate age on the date the selected camp begins. If necessary, Science Center staff will contact you to reschedule your camper.

NOTICE FOR ALL BUYERS - By attending an in-person event at any of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, you and any guests agree to voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold any presenting entities, artists, and the venue; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.

Apocalyptic Architecture

Apocalyptic Architecture

Aug. 2–6 – sold out

9 am–4 pm | Campers must bring a bagged lunch

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

Band together with your fellow campers to design and build new cities in an imaginary post-apocalyptic world. Discover how disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, and plagues can ravage your city. Create solutions to protect from these potential dangers.

Camp Content & Themes: Earth Science, Engineering, Problem-Solving


NEW! Brick By Design

NEW! Brick By Design

June 21–25 – sold out

9 am–4 pm | Campers must bring a bagged lunch

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

Discover the science of simple and powered machines with a week of LEGO® engineering challenges. Explore modern and ancient architecture, construct a working lock box made entirely of bricks! Design your favorite motorized cranes, self-propelled cars, walking animals, or windmills.

Camp Content & Themes: Engineering, LEGO® Bricks, Math


NEW! Cinematic Science

NEW! Cinematic Science

June 14–18
July 12–16 – sold out

9 am–4 pm | Campers must bring a bagged lunch

$280 Members/$310 Nonmembers

Take your filmmaking skills to the next level! Discover the secrets of stop motion and investigate the world of foley effects. Create traditional and digital animated shorts. Design your own backdrops and characters to write, film, and edit a short of your very own creation!

Camp Content & Themes: Art, Technology


NEW! Coder’s Workshop

NEW! Coder’s Workshop

July 5–9
Aug. 9–13 – sold out

9 am–4 pm | Campers must bring a bagged lunch

$280 Members/$310 Nonmembers

Merge engineering, electricity, and creativity with micro:bit, littleBits, and Makey Makey technology. Construct a pocket star projector. Dive into game design and discover concepts like variables, lists, and iterators to code games like The Hot Potato of Doom. Build unique and quirky game controllers and musical instruments out of cups of water, vegetables, and more.

Camp Content & Themes: Art, Coding, Electricity


NEW! Galaxy Quest

NEW! Galaxy Quest

June 28–July 2

9 am–4 pm | Campers must bring a bagged lunch

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

Become an astronomer as you explore the universe from our own solar system to the farthest reaches of outer space. Search for nearby habitable planets, explore the past, present, and future of space travel, and discover how astrophysicists identify celestial bodies billions of light years away.

Camp Content & Themes:  Astronomy, Earth Science


Robot Games

Robot Games

July 12–16 – sold out
Aug. 2–6 – sold out

9 am–4 pm | Campers must bring a bagged lunch

$280 Members/$310 Nonmembers

Using LEGO® Education’s EV3s, design and program custom robots to compete in races of speed, tests of durability, and feats of strength. Incorporate motors, gears, and sensors to overcome obstacle courses, dash through mazes, and engage in soccer, sumo wrestling, and battle bot matches. Let the games begin!

Camp Content & Themes: Coding, LEGO® Bricks, Robotics


NEW! Robots of the Round Table

NEW! Robots of the Round Table

Aug. 16–20 – sold out

9 am–4 pm | Campers must bring a bagged lunch

$280 Members/$310 Nonmembers

Hear ye, hear ye! Dive into the world of robotics as you build and design rovers with a medieval twist. Using LEGO® Education’s EV3 software and technology, incorporate motors, gears, and sensors to program robots that can climb ramps, batter down castle walls, and joust against other robotic knights.

Camp Content & Themes: Engineering, Physics, Robotics


NEW! Science in the City

NEW! Science in the City

July 5–9 – sold out
July 26–30 – sold out

9 am–4 pm | Campers must bring a bagged lunch

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

Discover the science hiding dahntahn! Investigate Pittsburgh’s three rivers by collecting and testing water samples and examine the microscopic world of the river. Study the life that calls our rivers and city home and explore how our city withstands the forces of nature.

Camp Content & Themes: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science


NEW! STEM Olympics

NEW! STEM Olympics

July 19–23 – sold out

9 am–4 pm | Campers must bring a bagged lunch

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

Face Olympian challenges while engaging in a week of STEM-themed activities. Test your strength, clock your reaction speed, experiment with energy, then work together to construct the longest chain reaction contraption.

Camp Content & Themes: Engineering, Health, Physics


Video Game Design

Video Game Design

June 21–25 – sold out
July 26–30 – sold out
Aug. 16

9 am–4 pm | Campers must bring a bagged lunch

$280 Members/$310 Nonmembers

Immerse yourself in the creative world of video game design! Aspiring game designers will create their own worlds, design unique characters, and build complex levels. Investigate the differences in top-down versus platformer development and experiment with the design process as you program, debug, and polish off a game of your very own.

Camp Content & Themes: Coding, Problem-Solving, Technology



Fab Lab: Maker Camp

Fab Lab: Maker Camp

June 7–11 – sold out
June 14–18 – sold out
July 19–23 – sold out
Aug. 9–13 – sold out

9 am–4 pm | Campers must bring a bagged lunch

$320 Members/$345 Nonmembers: Materials fee included in price

Experience firsthand all the latest technologies: 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, and other CNC machines. Learn the design software for both 2D and 3D machines and make daily projects to take home.


Fab Lab: Toy Maker Camp

Fab Lab: Toy Maker Camp

July 12–16 – sold out
August 2–6 – sold out

9 am–4 pm | Campers must bring a bagged lunch

$320 Members/$345 Nonmembers: Materials fee included in price

What types of games and toys can be made with 3D printers, laser cutters, and vinyl cutting machines? In this camp, learn how to make some simple toys and then create your very own toy company, design a T-shirt, and manufacture personalized toys of your very own design.


NEW! Fab Lab: Electronic Maker Camp

NEW! Fab Lab: Electronic Maker Camp

June 21–25 – sold out
July 26–30 – sold out

9 am–4 pm | Campers must bring a bagged lunch

$340 Members/$375 Nonmembers: Materials fee include in price

Build some electrifying projects in the lab! This hands-on camp will introduce you to circuits, hardware, and programming, setting you up for an adventure into electronics and robotics.


NEW! Fab Lab: Sport Maker Camp

NEW! Fab Lab: Sport Maker Camp

July 5–9
Aug. 2–6 – sold out

9 am–4 pm | Campers must bring a bagged lunch

$320 Members/$345 Nonmembers: Materials fee included in price

Think you can design a better hockey stick? Or a lighter baseball mitt? Come explore how engineers help athletes break more records while keeping them safe. Could your invention create the next big sport?