The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is temporarily closed to support our nation's efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all exhibits, events, programs and Spring Break Camp. We will re-open in alignment with Palm Beach County Schools. Please stay tuned to our dedicated webpage and social media channels for virtual science and more updates.

Science Camps

From Winter and Spring Camps to a full Summer of fun, the Science Center in West Palm Beach offers year-round excitement and learning for young scientists ages 4-14!

SPRING CAMPS

**UPDATE: Out of an abundance of caution, all Spring Break Camps have been canceled through April as of now. If you have already registered, your investment will be honored for a future camp, or you may email programs@sfsciencecenter.org. Please stay tuned to our website for the latest information.**

March 17th, 2020 - One Day Camp: Mining for Treasures (Ages 4-12) - Dig your way through as we test various minerals to determine their hardness, luster and magnetic properties. Then pan for your very own minerals in our gem mining station to take home. $50/ non-member & $45/ member. 

March 23rd - March 27th, 2020: Sense? Nonsense! (Ages 4-12) - "Seeing is believing”, or is it? Learn about your five senses, how they connect your body to the outside world, and how your senses can deceive you. $255/ non-member & $230/ member. 

March 23rd - March 27th, 2020: Attack of the Drones (Ages 7-12) - Learn all about the latest drone tech as we delve into what makes a drone fly. Campers will learn to soar by training with a virtual drone simulator. As their skills progress, we will move to flying real drones through an obstacle course that will be designed by the campers themselves. $305/ non-member & $280/ member

April 10th, 2020 - One Day Camp: Runnin' Wild (Ages 4-12) - Take a ride on the wild side as we explore some of the coolest wildlife we could get our hands on! Meet two of our very own pet reptiles – Darwin the Bearded Dragon and Jane the Ball Python – as well as some of our amazing undersea friends in our Aquarium. $50/ non-member & $45/ member. 

 

SUMMER CAMPS

June 1st - June 5th, 2020: Innovation Challenge (Ages 4-12) - Dig in and learn what it takes to build your way to the top. Learn the basics of the engineering process and work through your own engineering project. Throughout the week we will test our skills by building wind turbines, designing bridges and exploring the ever-growing world of technology. $255/ non-member & $230/ member. 

June 1st - June 5th, 2020: Into the Rift (Ages 7-12) - Become submerged into the world of virtual reality and experience the newest technology in VR headsets. During this camp, we will explore the world, play fun games, and design virtual worlds that you can view through a headset, and hold in your hand! $305/ non-member & $280/ member. 

June 1st - June 5th, 2020: Young Scientists Space Program (Ages 10-14) - See Florida from space as you send a camera soaring 112,000 ft (22 miles) into the stratosphere on a high-altitude balloon!  Learn about buoyancy, atmospheric conditions, electronics and balloon launching using the latest technology in this exciting adventure. $305/ non-member & $280/ member.

 

June 8th - June 12th, 2020: Amazing Anatomy (Ages 4-12) - Take a trip inside your body to learn about what makes you, you! During this week you will learn about your organs, muscles, and all the other building blocks of the human anatomy. $255/ non-member & $230/ member. 

June 8th - June 12th, 2020: Get Amped (Ages 7-12) - Become a music producer as you learn about the science of music. Learn to navigate and create music just like the pros on a digital audio workstation. Campers will gain knowledge about sound waves, and even turn some tables! $305/ non-member & $280/ member. 

June 8th - June 12th, 2020: Sea Perch Underwater Robotics (Ages 10-14) - Work on your engineering skills as you build, maneuver and race an underwater robot through our 2,000-gallon obstacle course! $305/ non-member & $280/ member. 

 

June 15th - June 19th, 2020: In My Backyard (Ages 4-12) - Come and explore the world of possibilities that sit right outside your door. Learn about local flora and fauna that surround our Florida ecosystems, meet one of our Alligator ambassadors, and test the waters that support us all.  $255/ non-member & $230/ member. 

June 15th - June 19th, 2020: Drone Control (Ages 7-12) - Take to the skies as you pilot a drone from the comfort of your chair. Learn to fly with a virtual drone before flying in our drone races with an obstacle course you build! We will also explore other remotely piloted vehicles. $305/ non-member & $280/ member. 

 

June 22nd - June 26th, 2020: Science Cookbook (Ages 4-12) - Throw on your chef’s hat and apron and join us as we discover the science behind cooking! Experiment with baking and cooking and learn about the many physical and chemical changes happening within your food. You will even taste your creations at the end of each experiment! $255/ non-member & $230/ member. 

June 22nd - June 26th, 2020: Gone Viral (Ages 7-12) - Are you ready to be a star? Take to the screen with our digital filmmaking camp. You will direct, film, edit and even star in your very own viral science video. $305/ non-member & $280/ member. 

 

June 29th - July 3rd, 2020: Mindbender Academy (Ages 4-12) -  Explore our newest exhibit, Mindbender Mansion! This exhibit features numerous puzzles and brainteasers that will put your skills to the test. Learn about illusions and the many tricks our mind can play on us. This camp will boggle your mind! $255/ non-member & $230/ member. 

June 29th - July 3rd, 2020: Lego Mindstorms: City Shapers (Ages 7-12) - Build your future alongside our First LEGO League coaches as we attempt to engineer a more accessible city. Using our LEGO robotics kits, your team will build a robot capable of navigating and improving our model city of tomorrow. $305/ non-member & $280/ member. 

 

July 6th - July 10th, 2020: DinoMania (Ages 4-12) -  Learn all about the exciting yet extinct animals that lived a long time ago, dinosaurs! Campers will become paleontologists and dig for fossils to investigate the different types of dinosaurs. In addition, campers will learn about prehistoric Earth, understand the process of how fossils are formed, and investigate these animals’ diets. Campers will be leaving the science center feeling like Dino-Mite! $255/ non-member & $230/ member. 

July 6th - July 10th, 2020: What the HTML (Ages 7-12) - Learn the language of the internet! Look behind the scenes of websites and dig into the code that builds them. You’ll even get to work on your own model website! $305/ non-member & $280/ member. 

 

July 13th - July 17th, 2020: From Man to Martian (Ages 4-12) - 3.. 2.. 1.. Blastoff! Join us as we journey into the stars and learn about humans’ history in space. We will explore the universe, the history of space travel, and future missions deeper into space. $255/ non-member & $230/ member. 

July 13th - July 17th, 2020: Think it? Print it! (Ages 7-12) - What will you think of next? Getting into 3D design has never been easier. During this camp, you will design in not just two, but three dimensions! We will then bring your creations to life using our 3D printers and laser cutter! $305/ non-member & $280/ member. 

 

July 20th - July 24th, 2020: Going for the Gold (Ages 4-12) - It’s science of Olympic proportions! Take a closer look at the summer games and learn the science behind select Olympic events. $255/ non-member & $230/ member.

July 20th - July 24th, 2020: Code Galore (Ages 7-12) - Get ready to enter the matrix as we take a deep dive into coding. Coding provides endless possibilities for creating content and even controlling robots. During this week, we’ll explore what makes tech move! $305/ non-member & $280/ member.  

 

July 27th - July 31st, 2020: Jaws and Claws (Ages 4-12) - Open wide! Come in and learn about the most powerful predators out there. Throughout the week, we will use clues to understand sharks and the ways they use their teeth, dig down to see how alligators keep our Everglades healthy, and how other predators have adapted to hunt over the years. $255/ non-member & $230/ member.

July 27th - July 31st, 2020: Blox Coding 101 (Ages 7-12) - Learn how to code with Roblox! Create your own Roblox game as you learn about the sciences of coding and game design. This camp is a gamer's dream! $305/ non-member & $280/ member.  

 

August 3rd - August 7th, 2020: Science Fun-due (Ages 4-12) - Come one, come all to the most exciting week of camp ever concocted as we host our Festival of Science! Explore the best sciences from this past summer including rocket launches, dissections, 3D-printed pancakes, and so much more! Send summer out with a bang with our 5th Annual End-of-Summer Science Spectacular full of games, music, face painting, and the chance to pie your counselors in the face. It’s the event everyone at school will be talking about! $255/ non-member & $230/ member.

 

CAMP INFORMATION

Camp runs from 9:00am-4:00pm. Before/Aftercare (7:30am-5:30pm) is an additional charge of $10 per day.

Age groups for camps: Science Camp 4-5, 6-8, 9-12. Tech Camp 7-9, 10-12

Please call (561) 370-7707 for more information.

For more information on what to bring to camp, click HERE. If you would like to order lunch from JB's Cafe click HERE. For allergy information on snacks offered, click hereWe are a nut-free facility. Any food, snacks, or drinks containing these allergens are not permitted. 

For our full refund policy, click here. 

ROCKIN' REVIEWS

"My 6-year-old son has been attending science camp at the museum for 6 weeks this summer and he absolutely loves it. Every week has a different theme and he’s made a lot of new friends. I love that the counselors are very attentive and seem to enjoy their jobs. We’ll definitely be coming back next summer!"

"After attending tech camp, my daughter now has a love for learning she never had before and feels more confident with new things."

"Science Center Camp offers a perfect mix of fun and learning! Both of our kids loved the outdoor and indoor exhibit exploration and the weekly themed science lessons."