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, October 13 - A River Journey
Get your feet wet as we explore rivers in this camp! Join CNSE CMOST and learn about the Hudson River by testing water quality parameters, experimenting with the ins and outs of a watershed, and more.

Tuesday, November 4 - Inventors Workshop
Are you a junior engineer? 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.

Tuesday, November 11 - Wizard Science
Create and test potions, perform levitating experiments, explore herbology, and study mythical beasts. Enter the wonderful world of wizardry and discover the science behind the magic!

Wednesday, November 26 - The Science in a Storybook
Join us as we integrate science and reading in this storybook camp experience. The Three Little Pigs will help us to discover more about engineering and building materials, and Rapunzel will be our introduction into hydraulics!

Friday, November 28 - Wild Things Lab
Come to this camp to delve into the science behind our Operation WILD exhibit. Campers will explore our animal collection, learn what it takes to care for the animals each day and more in this wild things camp.

Senior Camp

For kids 8-11

Monday, October 13 - Makers Lab
The makers movement is all the buzz right now! Immerse yourself in the creative and often technological maker culture. Campers will experiment with makey makeys, create a rocket launcher and more!

Tuesday, November 4 - Soda Pop Science
Fizz, bubble, pop! Join CNSE CMOST as we investigate the science of soda pop and more in this hands-on chemistry camp.

Tuesday, November 11 - Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie … The Science of Small
It's teeny tiny and its science! Join us for this introduction to nanotechnology! Campers will explore the world of small as they experiment with the unusual properties of things at the nanoscale. Get really small and explore the next generation of science!

Wednesday, November 26 - Awe-Some Astronomy Lab
Are you interested in learning about the wonders of outer space? Join in on this special journey as we explore space, its many planets, moons, craters and other cool things! Through the course of the day, campers will create their own planets, investigate comets and more.

Friday, November 28 - Video Game Lab
In this camp participants will investigate the science of video games! They will learn how video games are created and experiment with developing their own using Scratch.



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.