science camp at science museum oklahoma
science camp at science museum oklahoma

Summer Camps

Summer 2022 Camp Registration is Filling Quickly!

We have an exciting summer planned!

This year we've pulled out all the stops with summer camps for all ages and a special 2-week Tinkering and Engineering Camp just for kids 8, 9 and 10 years old! Each week has a different theme so your child will have something new to discover all summer. Hurry, many sessions have already SOLD OUT and others have LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

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We're committed to providing engaging, enriching experiences in a safe environment. Therefore, we've dedicated substantial resources to making summer camp at SMO is safe for your children and for our museum educators. We'd be happy to discuss our safety precautions and address any of your concerns. Feel free to call our Guest  Relations team at (405)602-3760.
 

Parents/Guardians: Download a SMO Camper Information Packet to complete before your child's first day of camp.

 

EARLY EXPLORER CAMP PACKET

EXPLORERS AND INNOVATORS CAMP PACKET

 

CAMP FAQ

Hours and Tuition

Camps for Early Explorers (Pre-K and Kindergarten- min. age four years old) are from 9 a.m. to noon.

Non-member Price: $150

Member Price: $125

4-Day Camps feature reduced pricing.

 

Camps for Explorers (Grades 1-3) and Innovators (Grades 4-6) are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except Tinkering and Engineering Camp)

Non-member Price: $275

Member Price: $250

4-Day Camps feature reduced pricing.

 

Special 2-week Tinkering and Engineering Camp (includes reception and supplies)

Non-member Price: $1000

Member Price: $975

 

Snacks and Lunch

Early Explorers should bring a snack for each day of camp.

Explorers and Innovators should bring a lunch and a snack for each day of camp.

Available Space and Registration

Camps are limited to 15 children for Early Explorers (pre-K and kindergarten - min. age four years old) and 15 children for Explorers and Innovators (grades 1-6).

Camps are marked "Limited Space Available" when less than five spaces remain and as "Sold Out" when full. If your preferred camp is sold out, please contact Guest Relations at (405) 602-3760 to be placed on our waiting list.

Registration closes the Monday before each camp or when full. Camp registration is updated frequently, however if you are concerned your preferred camp may sell out, please contact Guest Relations at (405) 602-3760 for the most up-to-date availability.

May 31 - June 3* (SOLD OUT)

Early Explorers

Rainbow Magic - SOLD OUT

Inspire your inner artist by mixing colors, create a rainbow of slime, and watch as things change color before your eyes! Discover the world of prisms, chromatography, and reflecting light. Take an adventure to Curiocity to step inside our giant kaleidoscope and smArt Space Gallery to view Prismatic: A Faceted Experience of Color.

Since this is a 4-day camp, pricing is reduced.

Non-Member Pricing: $120

Member Pricing: $95

Explorers

Dawn of the Dinosaurs - SOLD OUT

Are you ready to go way back? Way, way, way back? This epic journey will explore the animals before the dinosaurs through dinosaurs that still surround us today. What did they eat? Where did they go? Create your own fossils, dig for bones, extract and observe real DNA, and investigate how these gigantic and not-so-gigantic creatures and where you can see them still today.

Since this is a 4-day camp, pricing is reduced.

Non-Member Pricing: $220

Member Pricing: $195

Innovators

Controlled Chaos of Chemistry - SOLD OUT

Things that pop, things that fizz, even things that go boom! We’re mixing it up in this chemically cool and chaotic camp. Explore the polymer chains in the secret Science Museum Oklahoma’s slime formulas, analyze the chemistry of creating rust, test and observe the colors elements can create, and things will surely (and safely) end with a bang.

Since this is a 4-day camp, pricing is reduced.

Non-Member Pricing: $220

Member Pricing: $195

June 6- 10 (SOLD OUT)

Early Explorers

Totally Buggin' - SOLD OUT

Attention all plant loving, bug hugging, flower children! This week will be full of natural science and the great outdoors. Collect and study the tiniest details of a leaf’s fingerprint using microscopes. What geological wonder is in that rock you found?  Look out for birds, hunt for bugs, search for squirrels, protect the planet.   

Explorers

Goop - SOLD OUT

Let’s get down to the gross and gooey world we live in. Test and inspect all kinds of slime, scum, and sludge. Discover what is in the bottom of the pond in the SMO Gardens using microscopes, learn how to make our own glue, and see what we can grow in a petri dish. If it’s sticky, we’re here for it!

 

Innovators

SMOXP - SOLD OUT

Humans have a long history with games — in fact board games were played before we had any written records about them. Games continue to be played in all sorts of ways from video games to card games and live action role play. Get in the game as we play to detect the science in gaming and game creation. Gaming can be an exciting challenge, but to get started you must know the rules.

June 13 - 17

Early Explorers

MechaniCamp - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

It’s tinkering time! Do you love taking things apart? Putting things together? That means you are a serious tinkerer! Together with trained professionals we will create a chain reaction machine, sculpt with your own squishy circuits, try your hand at weaving to make wearable art, and find all kinds of objects to build & design.

Explorers

Grow and Sow - SOLD OUT

Summer is here and we’re so excited to celebrate the great outdoors. Investigate the science of our amazing earth with help from our horticulture experts. Sowing seeds of the lifelong love of nature and growing strong with the earth. We will cultivate some amazing knowledge of what you can discover in your own backyard.

Innovators

The Fact and Fiction of Star Wars - SOLD OUT

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . This week, right here at Science Museum Oklahoma, discover the science of one of the most epic adventures in space and time. You won’t just use the force, you’ll use the forces. Explore the light-side and travel through the dark side.

June 20 - 24

Early Explorers

The Happiest Museum on Earth - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Let's see if we can sculpt our own casita and search for the heart of the ocean in the SMO Oceanarium. Take a galactic trip to infinity- beyond the stars in our planetarium. Discover 101 reasons why everybody is so excited for this spectacular camp. What can we say, except you’re welcome!

Explorers

Math in the Making - SOLD OUT

Did you know that making, building, and creating use our math skills even if we may not know it?  From building a robot with a working motor, to creating a trebuchet. There is so much math hidden that we will discover. Come engineer, build, calculate, and sum up some fun.

Innovators

Smoke & Fire - SOLD OUT

The most important time to be careful is while doing dangerous things. Sometimes, the best science involves a little bit of risk. Work with trained staff and try to find what makes flames of different colors, harness the power of lenses to burn things, taste electricity, dissect fireworks, and answer all your burning questions.

 

June 27 - July 1

Early Explorers

Counting on You - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

There are so many things that math can do, but sometimes it can be quite sneaky! Can you find all the surprising places that math is hiding?  Did you know there’s math in toy making? Is there math in a refrigerator?  Let’s jump into counting, numbers, coins, and make the most fun out of math. We have so many games to play and stories to tell but we’re counting on you to find the solutions.  

Explorers

Sketti - SOLD OUT

Sketti or not! We’re exploring the power of pasta and noodling around with some really great plans. From building towers and bridges to pasta splat painting and noodle dying. It sounds silly but these starchy wonders have some serious science to discover. Discover how farfalle we can go. The pasta-bilities are endless. Pasta la vista, baby!

Innovators

Dream it, Do it - SOLD OUT

How do you describe a camp that’s planned by the campers? Let’s get our thinking caps on as we engineer a camp around the camper’s ideas. Want to build an amazing rocket or go behind the scenes in Science Live? It’s up to you!  This is a choose your own adventure camp for our innovative innovators.

July 5 - 8*

Early Explorers

The Gross Good - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Who’s ready to get messy?!  Our camp teachers love a good clean mess!  Get hands on with some ooey ooblek, inspire your inner artist by experimenting with colors that can make completely different shades and hues, and find the biggest bug in the garden. Examine the chemistry our bodies utilize and all the gross things we can think of!

Since this is a 4-day camp, pricing is reduced.

Non-Member Pricing: $120

Member Pricing: $95

Explorers

The Science of Art - SOLD OUT

Art and science so often go hand in hand. In this extra colorful camp, we will investigate how to make your own paint, create scientific palettes in a petri dish, and visit the smART Space gallery to explore Prismatic: A Faceted Experience of Color. This camp is where art, science, innovation, and discovery meet. 

Since this is a 4-day camp, pricing is reduced.

Non-Member Pricing: $220

Member Pricing: $195

Innovators

Oregon Trail, Science of the Pioneer - SOLD OUT

Travel back way back to the time of the pioneers and the untamed wilderness of America. We’ll be hitching our wagons and avoiding dysentery all while exploring the science of the pioneer. Don’t let your ox wander off and you can make it all the way to Oregon.

Since this is a 4-day camp, pricing is reduced.

Non-Member Pricing: $220

Member Pricing: $195

July 11 - 15

Early Explorers

The World of Eric Carle - SOLD OUT

Let’s investigate the wonderful, colorful and scientific world of the books of Eric Carle. We’ll explore the world of brown bears, caterpillars, and even grouchy lady bugs. Discover all the beautiful colors, shapes and textures that create these classic children’s masterpieces. 

Explorers

Mummy Madness - SOLD OUT

From tombs to pharaohs, this week is all about exploring the ancient history of the golden age of ancient Egypt. Perform mummification, decipher hieroglyphics, and build your own pyramid. Study ancient cultures, inventions, and the importance of the science of archeology.

Innovators

The Untitled Podcast - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Listen up, are you all ears? We’re making a podcast together from beginning to end. From presidential fireside chats of long ago to the modern world of broadcasting, we’ll be exploring sound, recording, scripting and all of the elements it takes to put together a spectacular show.

July 18 - 22

Early Explorers

Icky, Sticky - SOLD OUT

Oh, those wonderful slippery, goopy, and sticky polymers! How many different goop recipes can we try? Experiment with SMO’s special bubble glop, see how far can our elastic gunk can stretch, and test our instant snow & cloud fluff and even take some home.

Explorers

Carnival of Science - SOLD OUT

Step right up! We’re spinning fast into the fantabulous world of carnival. Join us on the midway as we search for the science of a good old fashion fair by perform balancing acts, investigate why some games are so hard to win, create balloon animal masterpieces, and even the secrets of cotton candy. Clowning around is highly encouraged.

Innovators

Comic Creation - SOLD OUT

Superheroes may have taken over the box office but their origin stories began with comic books. Explore super-strength, the power of magnetism, flying, and more. Each day we will examine the science behind costumed heroes. Then we will unlock the power of creating your own masked crusaders in your very own comic book.

July 25 - 29

Early Explorers

Exploring the James Webb Telescope - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Rockets and lights and mirrors. Oh My! Let’s follow the galactic adventures of the new James Webb Space Telescope! Where is it and how did it get there? What is it doing up there? What is it looking at? Join us as we seek out the answers to these questions and more.

Explorers

First Light - SOLD OUT

Adventure into the exiting world of the James Webb Space Telescope. From launch to first light, we are so excited to share all the details of this phenomenal new technological wonder with you. With special visits to the planetarium, Destination Space, and more. We have astrological wonders to discover.

Innovators

First Signal - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Come with us and our space experts to seek out all the amazing secrets of the new James Webb Space Telescope. How did we get to this advanced point? Let’s discover the space flight history that brought us to the amazing point in discovery. 

Parents/Guardians: Download a SMO Camper Information Packet to complete before your child's first day of camp.

EARLY EXPLORERS 2022

EXPLORERS & INNOVATORS 2022

*4-Day Camp with Reduced Pricing

For more information, please email reservations@sciencemuseumok.org or call Guest Relations at (405) 602-3760.