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"Science is Everywhere" Virtual Summer Camps

Join the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History for our most exciting virtual summer camp adventures! These week-long, interactive sessions provide explorers ages 7-12 with live and engaging experiences they will never forget. Will your camper Escape from the Smithsonian, be Locked in the Louvre, or possibly Escape Nefertari's Tomb?

The registration fee is per household, so it is STEM fun for all of your kids (and maybe a friend or two) which makes this the most economical way for your children to learn STEM and have a blast.


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What to expect from these virtual camps?


Our camp adventures are week-long sessions that will begin on Monday, June 22, lasting Monday through Friday each week. These are daily interactive sessions with self-paced project activities that will take place during the months of June, July, and early August. Parents can register campers for half-day camps or full-day camps, and they can register for one week or all of them throughout the summer!

Half-day camps last from 9 am to 12:30 pm MDT, and full-day camps last from 9 am to 3:30 pm MDT.

Each camp has a fun theme such as Locked in the Library, Escape from Nefertari's Tomb, and Escape from the Louvre! Each camp offers a new, fun Treasure Hunt theme. Missing artifacts, secret decoder rings, virtual escape rooms, hands-on challenges, hidden clues…and a global competition!

These virtual camps provide hands-on activities with guided help. We provide a uniquely engaging e-Learning environment for children by employing the following:

  • Fun video demonstrations (accessed on-demand via an online learning system) empower kids to learn real building and programming techniques.
  • Interactive sessions every day (9 am-3:30 pm MDT or 9 am to 12:30 pm MDT) provide structure while enabling kids to ask questions and learn from other children’s ideas. Sessions will have a 1 to 10 facilitator: camper ratio. Kids learn to be self-motivated inventors/designers/developers/engineers.
  • Online sessions and goals provide just the right amount of structure, while choose-your-own-adventure challenges enable creativity and imagination.

Each week is jam-packed with daily hands-on projects in engineering, coding science, math, photography, physical play, and art. Rising 1st through rising 8th grade material is used to keep your kids sharp all summer long.

Who should attend?

Calling all students, ages 7 to 12! Camper will be in a group of 10 students with similar ages. Our Online Instructors will help your child with all projects to ensure success, and students will be treated to fun videos with step-by-step instructions. Each day your child will enjoy 2 hours of live, interactive, online time with instructor and students with 1 to 10 teacher/student ratio as well as 2 to 3 hours of offline activities. The right balance between online and offline activities.

How to be prepared?

Campers should be prepared with their online user ID’s and passwords and a working computer with internet access. These ID's and passwords will be emailed to the camper's parents before their week-long camp begins. If students are registered for the full-day camps, they should be prepared to have a sack lunch for small group online lunch Munch & Mingle!

“Science is Everywhere” summer virtual camp staff take camper safety seriously. Here are some things parents should know about our online safety and security procedures:

  • Parents and guardians will receive a link to the Camper Code of Conduct to review with their camper in their registration confirmation.
  • Camp staff reserve the right to contact the guardians or dismiss any child whose behavior violates this Code of Conduct and becomes a safety risk to themselves, other campers, or staff.
  • Each small group Zoom room will be led by 2 camp staff to ensure the online safety of all participants.

Campers will need a device with Internet access. If you have a laptop or Chromebook, you will have an easier time typing and participating compared to if you only have a smartphone. But a smartphone will work in a pinch. You will need a camera and microphone, and an Internet connection. Virtual camp platform works best with Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. It does not support Microsoft Explorer or Edge. Supply lists will be sent out by weekly email for each camp.

How much do these virtual camps cost?

Weekly Full-Day Camps for rising 1st graders through rising 8th graders

5-day camp from 9 am to 3:30 pm MDT- $200/members and $210/non-members

Weekly Half-Day Camps for rising 1st graders through rising 8th graders

5-day camp from 9 am to 12:30 pm MDT - $100/members and $110/non-members.

Summer camp space is not considered reserved until a confirmation letter is issued by the museum upon the receipt of a completed registration form AND payment in full.

Click here to become a museum member and enjoy our discounted rates!

Once again, the registration fee is per household, so it is STEM fun for all of your kids (and maybe a friend or two) which makes this the most economical way for your children to learn STEM and have a blast.

Cancellation Policy

If a 7-day written cancelation request is made prior to the first day of camp, a refund (less 30%) will be issued for the registration fee paid.

Refunds are not available for missed camp days and no partial registrations will be offered.

For More Information

For more information, including Safety Procedures and Cancellation Policy, about “Science is Everywhere” Summer Virtual Camp 2020, please email our Education Director at


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