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Summer Science Camps

Summer Science Camps

Summer Science Camps at The Bishop

Give your kids a summer of fun and adventure with The Bishop’s Summer Science Camp! Curious explorers ages 7-11 can enjoy up to nine weeks of camp with a different science theme each week. Campers will discover exciting topics through games, crafts, experiments, The Bishop’s exhibitions, and other resources.

  • When: Camp runs 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday (drop off begins at 8:45am; pick-up begins at 3:45pm)
  • Where: At The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton, Florida, 34205
  • Cost: Members of the Discovery Society at the Innovator Level and above pay $200 per week. All others pay $250.

Important Things to Know

  • Weekly sessions run June 6 through August 5.
  • Payment in full is due upon registration.
  • Campers must have completed waiver forms before camp begins. Waiver forms are completed through online registration.
  • Registration is open until camps are filled. We keep a waiting list for camps in case there are cancellations.

Covid Precautions

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is taking Covid precautions:

  • We will have curbside drop-off and pick-up.
  • Campers will answer health screening questions.
  • Rotation of camp staff within a given camp week will be kept to a minimum.
  • Additional supplies are available to minimize sharing of supplies between campers.

Science Camp FAQs

Science Camp Descriptions and Dates

June 6-10: “The Science of Magic”

Is it magic… or science? Explore optical illusions, magnetism, sleight of hand, and other tricks magicians use to stump us all!

Sold Out!

June 13-17: “Rehab to the Rescue: Saving Species”

Sometimes wild animals need a helping hand. Discover how animals in need, like the manatees at the Museum, are rescued, rehabilitated, and returned home.

Sold Out!

June 20-24: “Astronaut Boot Camp”

Do you dream of going to Mars? Learn about the universe, what it takes to be an astronaut, and the machines and people we have sent to space.

Sold Out!

Close-up of an astronaut in space

June 27-July 1: “Buggin’ Out”

Did you know that insects on Earth far outnumber humans? Explore the most diverse group of animals in the world — their habitats, life cycles, and the important roles they play.

July 5-8*: “Tiny Jungles: An Exploration of All Things Small”

Delve into the realm of the micro. Use scientific tools to observe tiny things as you’ve never seen them before and see how their impact is larger than life!

*Please note that this camp is a four-day camp due to Fourth of July holiday. It is also prorated: Members of the Discovery Society at the Innovator level and above pay $160; all others pay $200.

Sold Out!

July 11-15: “Animal Superlatives: The Odd and the Extreme”

Discover the largest, smallest, fastest, loudest, and most oddball animals ever! This week will be full of animal “superlatives” that win the award for being one of a kind.

Sold Out!

July 18-22: “Water: Wet and Wild”

Water is more than a basic need – it’s also a lot of fun! Explore properties of water, water games, water in space, and more as we DIVE into this subject.

Sold Out!

Email Susan McCarthy at SMcCarthy@BishopScience.org to be added to the waiting list.

July 25-29: “Grossology: All Things ‘Yuck’”

If you find burps and boogers funny, this week is for you! From beetles that lay their eggs in poop to frogs that carry their young in holes on their back, nature has plenty of things that will make you say “eww!”

Sold Out!

Email Susan McCarthy at SMcCarthy@BishopScience.org to be added to the waiting list.

August 1-5: “Archaeology: Discovering People from the Past”

Uncover the mysteries of the past as we discover why, where, and how archaeologists work. Clues will reveal amazing stories of cultures, art, and innovation!

Sold Out!

Email Susan McCarthy at SMcCarthy@BishopScience.org to be added to the waiting list.

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