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4 & 5 Year Old Summer 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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2024 Workshops

Tinker, Test, Try Again! (This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please select another workshop)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Thursday, June 27
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Choose one or choose them all! Rotate through a series of tinkering stations as you build fine motor and problem-solving skills.

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Measure and Mix (This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please select another workshop)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Monday, July 1, 2024
Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Measure and mix with science and math tools. Mix up new paint colors, create a fizzing chemical reaction, and more! You may want to dress down for this one - it'll get messy!

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Sensory Play (This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please select another workshop)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Explore with your senses in a sensory-friendly way. We'll dim the classroom lights as we explore sensory bins, fill sensory bottles, and create a sensory bag to take home.

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A Day in the Dome (This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please select another workshop)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Monday, July 8, 2024
Time: 9 - 11 a.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Spend the entire class in the dome! We'll view a Planetarium show, investigate a color-changing mystery, and create a glow-in-the-dark project to take home.

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Popcorn Party

4-5 year-olds


Date: Friday, July 12, 2024
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Let's use all of our senses (taste, too!) to investigate a pop-ular snack. What does it smell, feel, look, sound, and taste like? We'll create a bar graph of our favorite flavors, engage in an interactive read-aloud, and make a scientific popcorn creation.

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Treasure Hunters (This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please select another workshop)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Monday, July 15, 2024
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10


"X" marks the spot! Sharpen your geographical knowledge as you learn about maps, globes, and navigation. We'll use maps and clues to hunt for special treasures, examine our findings with science tools, and create our own maps to take home.

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Marble Mania

4-5 year-olds


Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Discover many ways to make a marble move. Roll marbles through paint, design and build a mini marble maze, and work with a friend to engineer a large marble contraption

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A Timeline of Me

4-5 year-olds


Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Learn about past, present, and future as you explore the History Gallery, examine artifacts and replicas up close, and create a timeline book about your own life.

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Cardboard Bots (This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please select another workshop)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Thursday, July 18, 2024
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10


Beep, boop, bop. Use cardboard and other recycled materials to build your own robot. Make them big, make them small, it's your call!

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Space Spies (This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please select another workshop)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Monday, July 22, 2024
Time: 9 - 11 a.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Be a “space spy” as you investigate the sun, moon, and stars in our solar system. You’ll also make your own ISpy Space scenery to stump family members back home!

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A Day at the Museum

4-5 year-olds


Date: Thursday, August 1, 2024
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Experience the Sloan Museum of Discovery in an exciting new way! Go on a photo scavenger hunt in the Durant Gallery, make a pioneer rag doll in our log home, build and test an engineering challenge in the Discovery Lab and Discovery Hall, and explore early childhood phenomenon on Hagerman Street.

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Teddy Bear Picnic

4-5 year-olds


Date: Monday, August 5, 2024
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Bring your favorite stuffed friend for a picnic in the Longway Planetarium garden. Let's go on a bear hunt, mix-up lemonade to drink, and play bear-themed math games.

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3-Day Camps


Date: June 24 - 26, 2024 | Mon - Wed
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $60

Roar! What does your dino-roar sound like? Learn more about the dinosaurs that roamed Earth long ago. Make your own fossil mold, dig through fossil-rich sediment, go on a dino stomping mission, compare your foot to a T-Rex, and more.

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Ever-Changing Earth

4-5 year-olds


Date: July 9 -11, 2024 | Tues - Thurs
Time: 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $60

Earth is beautiful, vast, and ever-changing. Create projects related to the sun's energy, weather and seasons, and design earthly works of art. Let's climb through the Earth Climber in Discovery Hall on the last day of camp!

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Date: July 23 - 25, 2024 | Tues - Thurs
Time: 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $60

Investigate forces and motion through hands-on science investigations. Build a model car and discover ways to make it move, explore with magnets and classify magnetic and non-magnetic objects, create and test aerodynamic objects in our classroom wind tunnel, and investigate these phenomena on Discovery Hall floor.

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Storybook STEM

4-5 year-olds


Date: July 29 - 31. 2024 | Mon - Wed
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $60

Reading and engineering all in one! Use open-ended materials to plan and build your way through storybook-themed engineering challenges. Choose a book to take home with you on the last day of camp.

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4-Day Camps


Date: August 6 - 9, 2024 | Tues - Fri
Time: 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $90

Practice your math, science, art, and literacy skills with hands-on learning! We'll learn about the needs of living things, explore forces and motion, predict weather patterns, make math games, create a name book, explore the arts, and more! This program is kindly recommended for children starting Kindergarten this fall.

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