Summer Science Camps

Ages 5 to 10

Days & Times:
Monday - Friday from 9:30am - 3:30pm

Optional After Care until 5:30pm each day for an added $50/week.

Camp Cost:
$220/week for Members   OR   $270/week for Non-members

Advanced registration is required.

2014 Dates and Topics 

Jun 16 - 20 & Jun 23 - 27 Sweet Science: Experiments with Candy

Engaging in experimental science can be sweet! This summer camp will be packed with creative experiments using an assortment of candies. Campers will practice the scientific method, learn some basic chemistry, and more as they carry out experiments that pop, crackle, fizz, ooze, swell, and erupt. Get ready for a colorful week full of sweet science experiences! 

Jul 7 - 11 (Wait List)  & Jul 14 - 18 (Wait List) Animal Adventures

All ahead for exploration… of the continent we call home. Come along on a journey from the arctic circle to the deserts of West Texas to the wave battered shores of California, as we explore North America. There are so many habitats, animals, and plants to learn about. We’ll delve in to the prehistoric origins of American animals, and discover the spectacular diversity. You may find some surprises along the way as we uncover the lives of reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, fish, and invertebrates of our huge and varied land.

Jul 21 - 25 & Jul 28 - Aug 1 Reptile Roundup

Come one, come all and learn about a diverse group of animals, the reptiles! Snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles, and more! Lean about different types of reptiles, their characteristics, behaviors, and special adaptations. Be prepared for some close encounters with live reptiles and reptile specimens, this camp is hands-on! Creative reptile crafts and games will round out our reptile roundup.

Aug 4 - 8 & Aug 11 - 15 (Wait List) Biology Boot Camp

Discover the exciting world of SCIENCE!!! Every day, we’ll head out into the field and perform actual scientific studies of the natural world, while learning some fun and basic biology. Why wait til you grow up to be a scientist, when you can start this summer?! It’s not just learning though, we’ll have a lot of fun with plants and animals out in the park, as well as games and art projects.

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 and Forms

Open enrollment has begun!

Click a button below for registration information specific to your membership status and for access to our camp registration forms.




Register Now, Pay Later!

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".

Please be sure to read our Cancellation - Refund Policies - Classes, Camps!








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