School Vacation Science Camps

What are you going to do when school is out?


Have some fun and join us to explore, discover and imagine the world of science during a day of camp at the CNSE Children's Museum of Science and Technology.

Each day has a science theme and is packed with experiments, projects, crafts & games.

You will also have time to explore CNSE CMOST, visit a planetarium show and meet some of the animals from Operation W.I.L.D.

School vacation science camp is run for children ages 5-11.

Children are grouped according to age.
Pre-registration is required. Please call 518.235.2120.

Junior Camp

For kids 5-7

Monday, December 29 - "Cool" Science
Winter is here! Campers will investigate snowflakes, experiment with freezing and melting things, discover hibernation and much more in this hands-on science camp.

Tuesday, December 30 - Slime Time
Are you fascinated by all things sticky and slimy? Attend this camp to investigate the science of goo by making slime, experimenting with states of matter and more!

Friday, January 2 - Block Building, Designing and Video Game Crafting Day
An adventure into the world of video game creation and design. Campers will use creativity and critical-thinking skills to design and build within various video game platforms and investigate the worlds of Minecraft™, Skratch and more. We will cover many technology concepts and no previous experience is necessary. Campers will participate in real world building and designing challenges to compliment the video components.





Senior Camp

For kids 8-11

Monday, December 29 - Marvelous Machines
Investigate the work of simple machines in this hands-on day of science fun! Campers will learn about systems and experiment with assembly lines. The day will culminate in a design challenge where campers will put what they have learned to the test!

Tuesday, December 30 - Ooey, Gooey Science Lab
The world is full of many different things that are just plain weird! From snails to silly putty, erasers to glue - strangely behaving things are everywhere! Come and experiment with weird science such as Oobleck, borax crystals and much more!

Friday, January 2 - Block Building, Designing and Video Game Crafting Day
An adventure into the world of video game creation and design. Campers will use creativity and critical-thinking skills to design and build within various video game platforms and investigate the worlds of Minecraft™, Skratch and more. We will cover many technology concepts and no previous experience is necessary. Campers will participate in real world building and designing challenges to compliment the video components.



February Camps
Please note: Children will be placed in camp groups according to age. There will be a group for 5-7 year olds and a group for 8-11 year olds.

Monday, February 16 - Lego Builders
Join us at CNSE CMOST for a fun-filled day of building, learning and exploring with legos! Campers will have the opportunity to hone their lego building techniques, learn how to move legos on the computer using a programming language and more in this hands-on camp!

Tuesday, February 17 - Kitchen Concoctions
Let's get creative and cook up some crazy chemistry concoctions in this hands-on science camp. Children will be immersed in the world of chemistry as they create hovering vegetables, liquid lasagna, Alka-Seltzer rockets and much more!

Wednesday, February 18 - Sudsy Science
Is there a connection between science and soap? Join us to explor e the world of suds and science. Campers will experiment with the science of bubbles as they create bubble technology, test soap friction and more!

Thursday, February 19 - Crazy Colors
What's so crazy about color? Join CNSE CMOST as we explore ghost colors, experiment with the color wheel and find out if black is really just black.

Friday, February 20 - Bend It, Shape It, Build It
Are you fascinated by how things are made, how they work and redesigning them? Then this camp is for you! We will experiment with building bridges, creating catapults and many other things in this hands-on camp.

PRICING
CNSE CMOST Members: $40.00 per day
Non-members: $45.00 per day

Extended Camp Care:
Before Care: 8:00 - 9:00 AM
Additional fee of $6 per day per camper

After Care: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Additional fee of $6 per day per camper

Pre-registration for Extended Camp Care is required.
Each camp includes: Educational materials, craft supplies, and instruction.
Lunch is not included

To register, please call 518.235.2120.
Download the December/January brochure or
Download the February brochure

Once you have completed the registration form, you may submit it to reservations@cmost.org