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Vacation Exploration Camps

Kids have FUN on school vacation at the The Connecticut Science Center! Campers in grades 1-6 will experience hands-on science enrichment through fun and engaging activities. Camps include structured activities with our STEM Educators, as well as supervised free time to explore the Science Centerís galleries and exhibits.

We offer Day Camps during school vacation as well as week-long programs in the summer. Each Camp's theme helps develop science concepts, guiding campers to greater understanding of science material and its application to the real world. Kids can explore a different science theme at each camp!

Monday, December 29, 2014: Grossed Out

The human body is amazing, but sometimes it can be downright GROSS! Investigate the smelly, icky, gooey workings of your body, both inside and out. You'll also explore our NEW traveling exhibit, Grossology: The (Impolite)Science of the Human Body.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014: Animation Station

Lights, camera, action! Design and direct your own stop motion animated video. Using a variety of props and a camera, take a series of pictures and watch them come to life!

Monday, January 19, 2015 (MLK Jr. Day): Operation Launch

Is there a difference between a catapult and a trebuchet? What makes the best projectile, and how far can you launch a marshmallow? Discover the complexity of some extraordinary mechanical gadgets as you investigate the science of launching, flinging and slinging.

Registration Fees:

  • $57 per day for Science Center Members and Corporate Members ($62 on or after December 1)
  • $60 per day employees of businesses in downtown Hartford ($65 on or after December 1)
  • $63 per day for non-members ($68 on or after December 1)

Secure Registration

Registration Fees:

  • $57 per day for Science Center Members and Corporate Members ($62 on or after December 1)
  • $60 per day employees of businesses in downtown Hartford ($65 on or after December 1)
  • $63 per day for non-members ($68 on or after December 1)

Registration Fees:

  • $57 per day for Science Center Members and Corporate Members ($62 on or after December 1)
  • $60 per day employees of businesses in downtown Hartford ($65 on or after December 1)
  • $63 per day for non-members ($68 on or after December 1)

Registration Fees:

  • $285 per week for Science Center Members and Corporate Members ($62 on or after December 1)
  • $300 per week employees of businesses in downtown Hartford ($65 on or after December 1)
  • $315 per week for non-members ($68 on or after December 1)
Thank you for your interest in our Vacation Exploration Camps! Here’s some logistical information to make your Camp experience even more amazing.

  • When: We offer day camps during school vacations (December, February, April) and week-long camps during the summer. Check this web page often to see upcoming camp dates and themes as they are added throughout the year.
  • Drop off: Campers should arrive between 8 and 8:45AM.
  • Pick up: Please pick up your child between 3:30 and 4PM.
  • Extended Care: We offer affordable after care from 4 to 5PM. The cost for after care is $10 per child for Science Center members and $15 per child for non-members.