Discovery Place Science
Ever wonder how to keep young minds turned on when school is out?
REGISTRATION FOR 2019 SUMMER CAMPS BEGINS JANUARY 24 FOR MEMBERS AND JANUARY 31 FOR NON-MEMBERS.
Discover amazing critters and natural treasures at Discovery Place Nature Summer Camps. Campers will connect to the natural world through hands-on activities, art, close encounters with live animals, stories, games, nature treks and outdoor play.
2019 CAMP OPTIONS
Get out and stay out! From forts to fairies and fur to feathers, get ready for hands-on fun in the great outdoors.
I've registered. What's next?
Send in the Emergency Medical & Release Form at least two weeks prior to the start of camp. This form is REQUIRED. Your camper will not be allowed to attend until we have a completed form.
Where do I go? What do I do?
Discovery Place Nature is located at 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte, NC 28209. Park in the Museum's parking lot — it's free!
Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start of camp. On the first day of camp, parents/guardians should escort campers to the Museum's entrance for a brief meet and greet with Summer Camp staff. For the remaining days, a carpool drop-off/pick-up system will be used.
The pick-up location is the same as the drop off location.
What do I pack?
• Half Day Campers need to bring a nut-free snack.
• Full Day Campers need to bring a nut-free lunch plus morning/afternoon snacks.
• Reusable water bottles are recommended.
• Please wear comfortable "can-get-dirty" clothes and closed-toed shoes along with a complete change of clothes.
• Please apply sunscreen and/or bug spray before dropping off your camper for the day.
• All campers must be fully potty trained and age 3 by April 1, 2017.
What is the cancellation policy?
What does Lunch Bunch Care or Extended Care include?
Museum Members receive unlimited Museum admission, discounts on Birthday Parties and Summer Camps and exclusive invitations to exhibitions openings. Join today and discover the benefits of Membership.
|10:00 a.m.||Lars the Little Polar Bear||Planetarium|
|11:00 a.m.||Story Time||Dragonfly Theatre|
|11:30 a.m.||Puppet Show: Don't Make a Pet of Me||N/A|
|1:00 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|2:00 p.m.||Alligator Feeding||N/A|
|2:00 p.m.||Alligator Feeding||Great Hall|
|3:00 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|Feb 23||Birdfeeder Bonanza|
|Feb 23||Guided Nature Walk|
|Feb 23||Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science|
|Mar 02||Wildlife Baby Shower|
|Mar 02||Monthly Bird Walk|
|Mar 09||Foraging in the Forest|
|Mar 11||Senior Science Day: Wildlife of North Carolina|
|Mar 16||Waxy Watercolors|
|Mar 19||Merit Badge Workshop: Interpreting the Sky|
|Mar 23||Lettuce Get Our Hands Dirty|
|Mar 23||Guided Nature Walk|
|Mar 27||Underwater Wonders|
|Apr 06||Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science|
|Apr 23||Merit Badge Workshop: Flora & Fauna of the Carolinas|
|May 03||Discovery Place Nature Exploration Weekend|
|Jun 01||Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science|