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.||Larry Cat in Space||Planetarium|
|11:00 a.m.||Story Time||Dragonfly Theatre|
|11:30 a.m.||Puppet Show: Growing Up Wild||Dragonfly Theatre|
|1:00 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|2:00 p.m.||Alligator Feeding||Great Hall|
|3:30 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|5:30 p.m.||Live Animal Encounter||N/A|
|6:00 p.m.||Seasonal Stargazing||Planetarium|
|6:30 p.m.||Special Planetarium Show||Planetarium|
|Jun 19||Foraging in the Forest|
|Jun 26||Entwined in Vines|
|Jun 29||Seek Shelter|
|Jul 03||Strenuous Space Suits|
|Jul 06||Monthly Bird Walk|
|Jul 10||Robotic Arm Challenge|
|Jul 13||The Buzz About Bees|
|Jul 16||Blast Off!|
|Jul 17||Asteroid Toss|
|Jul 20||Man on the Moon Anniversary|
|Jul 24||Tremendous Telescopes|
|Jul 27||Moon Rocks|
|Jul 27||Guided Nature Walk|
|Sep 14||Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science|
|Nov 09||Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science|