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Exploration Camps

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Thank you for your interest in the Connecticut Science Center’s Exploration Vacation Camps. Please scroll down for the logistical details of our camp program as well as descriptions of our daily and weekly camp programs.

When: selected weekdays

Drop off: 8-8:30AM

Pick up: 3:30-4PM

Extended Care: 4-5PM ($15/$10 for non-members/members)

Students can be registered for one of the following 3 groups (groups may change in order to accommodate grade distributions): Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6

Parking

Please park in the Science Center/Riverfront Garage. Parking is free for the first 20 minutes ONLY for Exploration Camp drop off’s and pickups. Please inform parking attendant when leaving.

Forms

Please download, complete, and return all of the following forms:

Day Programs (Winter Camps)

Connecticut Science Center’s Vacation Exploration Camps provide your children with hands-on science enrichment through fun and engaging activities. Each daily theme is used as an experiential platform to develop science concepts, which guides your child to a greater understanding of the material and application to the real world. Your child can explore a different science theme each day! Camps are designed to include structured activities with STEM Educators, as well as supervised free time to explore the Science Center’s galleries and exhibits.

Cost (Registration Fees Apply)

  • $57 per day for Members and Corporate Members ($62 on or after December 1)
  • $60 per day Employees of Businesses in Downtown Hartford ($65 on or after December 1)
  • $63 per day for Non-members ($68 on or after December 1)

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December 29, 30 and January 19; Sign up for 1 day or all 3!

Monday, December 29, 2014: Grossed Out

The human body is amazing, but sometimes it can be downright GROSS! Investigate the smelly, icky, gooey workings of your body, both inside and out. You’ll also explore our NEW traveling exhibit, Grossology: The (Impolite)Science of the Human Body.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014: Animation Station

Lights, camera, action! Design and direct your own stop motion animated video. Using a variety of props and a camera, take a series of pictures and watch them come to life!

Monday, January 19, 2015 (MLK Jr. Day): Operation Launch

Is there a difference between a catapult and a trebuchet? What makes the best projectile, and how far can you launch a marshmallow? Discover the complexity of some extraordinary mechanical gadgets as you investigate the science of launching, flinging and slinging.

Week Programs (Summer Vacation)

Connecticut Science Center’s Vacation Exploration Camps provide your children with hands-on science enrichment through fun and engaging activities.  Each weekly theme is used as an experiential platform to develop science concepts, which guides your child to a greater understanding of the material and application to the real world.  Your child can explore a different science theme each week!  Weeks are designed to include structured activities with STEM Educators and Counselors, as well as supervised free time to explore the Science Center’s galleries and exhibits.Cost (Registration Fees Apply)

  • $285 per week for Members and Corporate Members ($310 on or after June 21)
  • $300 per week Employees of Businesses in Downtown Hartford ($325 on or after June 21)
  • $315 per week for Non-members ($340 on or after June 21)

Contact Us:

To learn more or to make a reservation, phone our Youth Programs Hotline

at (860) 520-2177 or email us at camps@CTScienceCenter.org

Our fax is (860) 727-9821