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2021 Summer Camps

Carnegie Science Center offers Summer Camps for kids in Pittsburgh that are exciting, fun, active, and enriching. Experiences are the perfect gift to give this summer. Give the gift of video game science, space exploration, superhuman science, and more at a 2021 Summer Camp! If you’re looking for educational experiences for your camper, this is the safe solution for summer fun in 2021.

BNY Mellon Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center – one of Pittsburgh’s coolest digital makerspaces – allows campers to explore “maker” technologies and game design with computers, 3D printers, and laser cutters.

At Carnegie Science Center, we are committed to the safety of our campers, museum staff, museum volunteers, and all visitors. Our policy regarding mask-wearing is as follows, as per CDC guidance: While inside, all campers and camp staff are required to wear a close fitting multi-layer mask (a multi-layered mask can be achieved by wearing a cloth mask that has multiple layers of fabric, or by wearing a disposable mask underneath a cloth mask, in which case the cloth mask should push the edges of the disposable mask against your face. While outside, campers and camp staff are not required to wear a mask (unless they are in close contact). As CDC and statewide COVID-19 guidelines change, we will continue to evaluate our safety procedures and communicate with you when they have changed. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.

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

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.

Registration is open. Explore our exciting lineup of 2021 Summer Camps for kids and teens ages 6–17 by clicking on the age groups below and register online!

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.


How to register for camp

Online registration is the most effective way to secure your place in camp. Online registration requires payment in full by credit card. Registration can also be done with a credit card over the phone. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Call 412.237.3400 to register.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Carnegie Science Center reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient registration, inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. All registered participants will have the option of attending another camp (pending availability) or receiving a full refund. We will communicate by email if there are any changes to camps for which you are registered at least two weeks prior to your scheduled camp.

All changes or cancellations to camp reservations must be completed by May 31. Prior to May 31, all cancellations will be subject to a refund of up to the full price of the camp minus a $25 fee, per camp. For those camps purchased after May 31 there will be no changes, cancellations, or refunds issued.

What’s Included

Camp registration fees include all scheduled activities, instruction, plenty of time to explore the Science Center, and a summer camp T-shirt. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh members enjoy discounted fees. Fees vary by length of camp, materials and technology usage, and field trips costs.

The Camp Experience

Daily Activities and Schedule

The summer camp experience is specially designed to offer opportunities the school-year classroom cannot, with plenty of individual hands-on activities, supervised exploration, and interactive fun. In addition to classroom experiments and projects, campers will explore different museum exhibits each day, and experience shows in our demonstration theaters throughout the week. A brief description of the daily activities will be provided each Monday for each camp.

Pre and Post Camp Care

For your convenience, we offer pre- and post-camp child care. This time is supervised. Campers will have individual activity kits or watch educational films for unstructured learning. Drop campers off between 7:30 am and 8:30 am for an additional charge of $25 per week, or pick them up between 4:30 pm and 6 pm for an additional $50 per week. Pre and Post Camp drop-off/pick-up is located on the Ground Floor in Group Services.

Call 412.237.3400 or email for more information.