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5th - 8th Grade Camps & Workshops

Get ready for a summer filled with hands-on science and learning at Sloan Museum of Discovery and Longway Planetarium!

Summer Programs by Grade Level

Looking for a different grade level? Choose from these categories:
4-5 years old
1st-3rd grades
4th-6th grades
5th-8th grades
7th-12th grades
Grades listed are the grades students are entering in the Fall.

Members receive $1 off workshops and $5 off camps. Members, please login to receive your discount.

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2023 Workshops (Registration is now CLOSED)

Space Model Mania (Registration is CLOSED)

5th – 8th Grades


Date: Monday, June 26, 2023
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 5th - 8th
Cost: $15

Come try your hand at designing a new solar system! Utilizing the fascinating features of space, can you create a solar system that will remain stable for millennia?

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Have a Heart (and Lungs) (Registration is CLOSED; please select another Workshop)

5th – 8th Grades


Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 5th - 8th
Cost: $17

Explore the circulatory and respiratory systems while dissecting a heart and lungs.

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Chain Reaction (Registration is CLOSED; please select another workshop)

5th – 8th Grades


Date: Monday, July 17, 2023
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 5th - 8th
Cost: $15

Work together to create a Rube Goldberg type creation using every day materials. Explore cause and effect while engineering and designing a way to move your marble through this obstacle course.

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Jewelry Making (FULL - Registration is Closed; please select another workshop)

5th – 8th Grades


Date: Monday, July 31, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 5th - 8th
Cost: $17

Learn basic techniques for jewelry making while creating your own unique pieces to take home. Choose from a variety of projects to try including bead stringing, earring making, and basic bead weaving.

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Stitch and Sew (Registration is CLOSED; please select another Workshop)

5th – 8th Grades


Date: Thursday, August 3, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 5th - 8th
Cost: $15

Have you always wanted to learn to sew but are not sure where to start? Learn how to hand stich, mend a rib, and add a button. Work on a sewing machine to create your own bag to take home!

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3-Day Camps

Maker Camp (FULL - Registration is now closed)

5th – 8th Grades


Date: August 7 - 9, 2023 | Mon - Wed
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery | Discovery Lab
Grades: 5th - 8th
Cost: $70

Open-ended engineering challenges and creative projects with plenty of time to work on self-guided projects.

Craft Stick Creations: Build a hydraulic press, robotic hand, and grabber.

Marker Robots: Use a craft motor, battery, hot glue stick, and every day items to create a moving, scribbling work of art.

Cardboard Automata: These kinetic sculptures blend engineering with art! Use cardboard, wire, and foam to build a system of cams and cam followers that put your artwork into motion.

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