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Summer Camps Ages 6–7

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.

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Brick Engineers

Brick Engineers

June 28–July 2 – sold out
July 12–16– sold out
July 19–23– sold out
Aug. 9–13 – sold out
Aug. 16–20 – sold out

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

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

Do you have what it takes to be a LEGO® engineer? Build 2D and 3D models to tackle daily challenges and activities. Design and experiment with carnival rides and games using LEGO® STEAM Park, construct spinning tops, and test the speed and durability of a zipline!

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


Camp Magic School Bus

Camp Magic School Bus

June 28–July 2 – sold out
July 12–16 – sold out
July 19–23 – sold out
Aug. 2–6 – sold out

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

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

Hop aboard the Magic School Bus and take a fantastic voyage through the world of science! Ride down a river of lava and blast off to the far reaches of space. Shrink down and travel through the circulatory system. It’s a trip you won’t forget!

Camp Content & Themes: Astronomy, Earth Science, Health


Camp Odd Squad

Camp Odd Squad

June 21–25
July 12–16 – sold out
Aug. 2–6 – sold out
Aug. 9–13 – sold out

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

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

Are you adventurous, love kooky creatures, and enjoy solving crimes? Then PBS Kids’ Odd Squad agents need your help! Become an honorary Odd Squad agent for the week as we use math and science to solve strange mysteries, build weird gadgets, and investigate especially odd experiments.

Camp Content & Themes: Math, Problem-Solving


NEW! Grossology

NEW! Grossology

June 28–July 2 – sold out
July 26–30 – sold out
Aug. 9–13 – sold out

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

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

Become a “grossologist” and explore the fascinating and sometimes odd inner workings of the human body! Test your senses and map out your bones, blood, and organs. Make simulated snot and investigate the stomach-turning path of food through the digestive system. Understand the human body in a whole new way!

Camp Content & Themes: Biology, Health


NEW! Junior Science Olympics

NEW! Junior Science Olympics

July 26–30 – sold out

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

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

Harness the laws of motion as you launch projectiles, design and test structures made of pasta and paper, then construct and race magnet-powered cars. Go for the “Au!”

Camp Content & Themes: Engineering, Physics, Problem-Solving


Junior Wizard

Junior Wizard

June 14–18
July 5–9 – sold out
July 26–30 – sold out
Aug. 16–20 – sold out

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

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

Join our wizarding school and become a real-life wizard for the week when you make objects shrink, expand, change color, and even disappear! Examine the genetics of mythical creatures, make potions, and try your hand at transfiguration.

Camp Content & Themes: Animals, Astronomy, Chemistry


NEW! KidCoders

NEW! KidCoders

June 21–25 – sold out
July 19–23 – sold out
Aug. 2–6 – sold out

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

$280 Members/$310 Nonmembers

Combine creativity, math, and computer skills in this week-long introduction to coding. Build up your programming skills with robots and apps, explore computational thinking strategies with screen-free activities, and code interactive animations using Scratch.

Camp Content & Themes: Coding, Robotics, Technology


NEW! M is for Museum

NEW! M is for Museum

July 5–9 – sold out
July 26–30

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

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

Discover the science behind your favorite exhibits, from the Miniature Railroad and Village® to Bricksburgh! Investigate why our rivers matters in H2Oh!, rocket to outer space in SpacePlace, and explore human anatomy in BodyWorks!

Camp Content & Themes: Environmental Science, Health, Physics



Mission to Mars

Mission to Mars

June 14–18
June 28–July 2– sold out
Aug. 9–13 – sold out

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

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

Blast off on an epic adventure to our planetary neighbor, Mars! Learn how rockets make space travel possible, examine the geology of the red planet, and investigate how we can use rovers to explore other planets from right here on Earth.

Camp Content & Themes: Astronomy, Engineering, Problem-Solving


Mix It Up

Mix It Up

June 14–18 – sold out
July 5–9 – sold out
July 26–30 – sold out

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

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

Mixtures, solutions, and concoctions, oh my! Use a pinch of kitchen science and a dash of chemistry to conduct surprising hands-on experiments. Create slimy, fizzy, and colorful creations – you won’t believe the amazing things you can do with everyday materials.

Camp Content & Themes: Art, Chemistry, Math


NEW! Nature Navigators

NEW! Nature Navigators

June 21–25 – sold out
July 12–16 – sold out
Aug. 2–6 – sold out

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

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

Unearth the science hiding in the natural world all around you! Classify plants, dissect flowers, and examine everything from apples to zucchini. Observe insects, identify animal tracks, and learn to navigate by the stars.

Camp Content & Themes: Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Science


NEW! Planes, Trains and Automobiles

NEW! Planes, Trains and Automobiles

July 19–23

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

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

All aboard! From airplanes and boats to rockets and cars, learn all about the movement, motion, and the physics that propel them. Experiment with airplane designs, launch stomp rockets, investigate why boats float, and become a railroad engineer.

Camp Content & Themes: Engineering, Physics, Problem-Solving


Scales to Tails

Scales to Tails

July 5–9
Aug. 2–6

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

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

Embark on a journey into the animal kingdom to explore some of the millions of amazing animals on our planet past and present. Investigate amazing animal adaptation and get up close with our on-site animal ambassadors.

Camp Content & Themes: Animals, Biology


Superhuman Science

Superhuman Science

June 21–25

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

$250 Members/$280 Nonmembers

It’s a bird! It’s a spaceship! It’s science! Discover the physics of flight and super-strength needed to move objects with invisible forces such as electricity and magnetism. Design a custom cape, build a lightsaber, and get ready to save the day!

Camp Content & Themes: Electricity, Health, Physics


Fab Lab: Maker Camp

Fab Lab: Maker Camp

June 21–25 – sold out
July 12–16 – sold out
July 26–30 – 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.