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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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2023 Workshops

Stars and Stripes (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Thursday, June 29
Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

The 4th of July is right around the corner! We’ll learn about important American symbols as we create red, white, and blue projects to commemorate the upcoming holiday.

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Out of this World (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Go on an out-of-this-world adventure as you learn about the sun, moon, and stars in our solar system. Create a mini rocket blaster, design a starry masterpiece, and more!

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Water Explorers (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Thursday, July 6, 2023
Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

We'll explore water properties as we test objects that sink or float, melt ice blocks to retrieve a special prize, and apply our knowledge to build a device that floats.

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Tinker Time (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Grab a hard hat and tinker away! Use open-ended materials to build anything you'd like or choose from a variety of engineering challenges created by Sloan Educators.

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Dino Dig (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023
Time: 9 - 11 a.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Explore paleontology through hands-on activities! Learn about the different types of dinosaurs that navigated the waters and roamed the land around them. Make your own fossil mold and use scientific tools to uncover, examine, and sort real fossils.

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Treasure Hunters (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

“X” marks the spot! Sharpen your geography skills 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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Noisy Nonsense (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Thursday, July 20, 2023
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Chico Bon Bon has a “noisy problem” in his home. Let’s read Monkey with a Toolbelt and the Noisy Problem and try to figure out the mystery. You’ll also make a noise maker, design and create your own instrument, and learn about the science behind sound.

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Shifting Shapes (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Time: 9 - 11 a.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Explore geometry while learning about shapes. Combine squares to make rectangles and take squares apart to make triangles. Use everyday materials to create mathematic works of art. You’ll make a math game to take home, too.

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A Day in the Dome (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Time: 9 - 11 a.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Spend the entire class in the dome as you view a Planetarium show, learn about constellations in the nighttime sky, and create a glow-in-the-dark project to take home.

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Monster Math (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Thursday, August 3, 2023
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Sharpen your math skills with this monster-themed math extravaganza. We’ll go on a number hunt, create number puzzles, and work together to build a silly math monster.

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Color Mixing (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Thursday, August 3, 2023
Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Mix up a variety of colors as you engage in hands-on experiments and activities. You may want to dress down for this one – It’ll get a little messy!

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My Senses and Me (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $10

Use your senses and scientific tools to explore a mystery box. We'll then use our five senses to explore a popular salty snack. What does it smell, feel, look, sound, and taste like?

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Teddy Bear Picnic (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: Thursday, August 10, 2023
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

Storybook STEM (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: June 26 - 28. 2023 | Mon - Wed
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $60

Reading and engineering rolled into one! Plan, design, and build your way through classic storybook-themed engineering challenges.

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Nature Investigation (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: July 10 - 12, 2023 | Mon - Wed
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $60

Let’s explore various parts of nature! Please join us as we go on a nature hunt, learn about daytime and nighttime animals, and examine creepy crawlers.

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Weather Wonders (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: July 17 - 19, 2023 | Mon - Wed
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $60

Rain, shine, wind (or snow??), you’re sure to enjoy these hands-on weather activities. We’ll make a rain cloud in a jar, build a colorful rainbow creation, learn about tornadoes, and much more. You’ll even design and create your own weather journal to take home with you!

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Make it Move (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: July 31 - August 2, 2023 | Mon - Wed
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $60

What is a force? How do forces cause motion? Explore the concepts of “push” and “pull” as we make predictions, investigate, and create projects to showcase these phenomena.

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Let's Get Kindergarten Ready! (Registration is CLOSED)

4-5 year-olds


Date: August 7 - 9, 2023 | Mon - Wed
Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 4 - 5 year olds
Cost: $60

Sharpen your math, science, and literacy skills through hands-on learning! We’ll learn about the needs of living things, explore forces and motion, predict weather patterns, make a math game, create a name book, and more! This program is strongly recommended for children starting Kindergarten this Fall.

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