Summer Science Camps
Ages 5 to 10
Days & Times: Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 3:30pm (Note: earlier start time)
Cost: $250/wk Members or $320/wk Non-members*
*Family membership is $65/year
Optional After Care until 5:30pm each day for an added fee of $60/week.
Advanced registration is required.
2016 Dates and Topics (click for PDF)
June 6 - 10 OR June 13 - 17
Investigate and create with lights and sounds using science and your own imagination! Learn how lights and sounds are generated and how they behave in our everyday world. Make a rainbow and build an instrument and strike up a tune in this creative camp filled with hands-on exploration!
Texas Nature Explorers
June 20 - 24 OR June 27 - Jul 1
Come discover the wide and varied wildlife in the great state of Texas. We’ll explore the plants, animals, and ecosystems from this expansive state. From the deserts of West Texas to the East Texas Piney Woods., we'll learn about jackrabbits, armadillos, and rattlesnakes, oh my!
Water, Water, Everywhere!
Jul 11 - 15
Put water to the test in a Water Olympics to discover the properties of water and observe aquatic habitats and the living things that call water home. Learn firsthand what it takes to be an aquatic biologist. Get ready to get wet and make a splash!
Jul 18 - Jul 22 OR Jul 25 - 29
Join the fun as we make things fizz, explode or ooze (safely of course)! Use everyday products to create some interesting concoctions and generate super cool reactions in this camp that allows you to learn from your messes.
Creature Feature: Sargasso Sea Life
Aug 1 - 5 OR Aug 8 - 12
Dive in to the Sargasso Sea to discover the animals that call it home! Use your imagination as you hitchhike your way from the Bermuda Triangle to the shores of Texas on a floating raft of seaweed teeming with life. Sea creatures will be the feature of the week in this camp filled with specimens, crafts, and games!
Birds of a Feather
Aug 15 - 19
Flock to us with your friends for a fun and interesting week of exploring the biology of birds. We’ll learn about the birds in the world, their anatomy, and the fascinating lives they lead. Get ready to go into the field and study these wonderful and active animals.
What to Bring
Day 1 - Campers MUST have a signed Release Form (printable PDF) on their first day of camp. You may complete this form and send it with them, or you can mail it to the Center (7112 Newcastle, Bellaire, TX 77401) before the camp begins.
Daily - Kids bring lunches. We provide snacks and water.
Please don't hesitate to call us at 713.667.6550 with questions about our camps or for help with the registration process.
Campers work together and independently to solve problems, perform experiments, play games, create imaginative crafts, and more. Camps are limited to 20 children each week with 4 teen counselors assisting the Camp Instructor. Camp Instructors are salaried staff of the Nature Discovery Center.Registration Information & Forms
Click a button below for registration information specific to your membership status and for access to our camp registration forms. Members Only Early Registration is NOW OPEN!
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You may sign up for several camps at once, and make a minimum payment for at least one of the camps up-front and then pay the remainder due over time as long as final payment for each week of camp is made 2 weeks before the child attends the camp. You will need to call the Center or come by in person to make these payment "installments".
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