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“Science is Everywhere” Summer Camp 2020 - 10% discount if you register on or before March 31

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Science is Everywhere" Summer Camps for children who are in grades Pre-K and Kindergarten to 7th grade. These themed, week-long camps will take place May 26 through August 7, and they are designed to be both highly educational and fun for all. CLICK HERE for our list of amazing camps that will bring science adventures to life!

The museum offers week-long themed camps during the months of June, July, and early August.  Enrollment is limited to 10 children for half-day camps for Pre-K 4-year-olds to rising 1st graders.  Enrollment is limited to 15-20 children per camp for full-day camps for rising 1st graders through rising 8th graders. 

Summer Camp Program Hours and NEW EXTENDED Before/After Care Hours

Each week-long camp begins on Monday morning and closes on Friday afternoon with the exception of Memorial Day week.  The half-day camps run from 8:30-11:30 am in the morning. Before care is available from 7:30-8:30 am and after-care from 11:30 am-12:00 noon for the half-day camps.  All half-day camps should bring a snack, refillable water bottle, and closed-toe shoes.  All half-day campers must be toilet trained.

The full-day camps run from 8:30 am-3:30 pm. Before care is available from 7:30-8:30 am and after-care from 3:30-5:30 pm. Campers should bring a lunch, two snacks, and a refillable water bottle each day.  Campers should wear closed-toe shoes. Sunscreen and hats are also recommended for outdoor time. Campers should leave personal items like cell phones and toys at home. The museum is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.  At 3:00 pm on Friday afternoons, we invite parents, friends, and family to attend a showcase of their camper’s experience.

*Before and after-care is available for a fee of $35.00/week, no matter your camper’s use.  If you need one or both of these options for one or more days during the week, please purchase this at registration or prior to the start of camp.

*Museum members receive a 10% discount on camp enrollment. Members, please use the code Member10 when filling out the registration form to receive your discount. Click here if you are interested in becoming a Museum member.

If a camp is closed, please call 245-2137, extension 101, to be added to a waitlist. 

Cancellation Policy

• If a cancellation is received more than 5 weeks before the camp, a refund will be issued for the registration fee paid, minus a processing fee of $25.00.

• If a cancellation is received between 5 weeks and one week before the camp, a refund will be issued for the registration fee paid, minus a cancellation fee of 20%

• Camp registrations cancelled less than two weeks prior to the start of a camp will not be refunded.

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

• The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History reserves the right to open or close a section of camp based on demand. Should a camp be cancelled, registration fees will be refunded in full.

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