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201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

Summer Science Camp

Summer Science Camp

2019 Summer Science Camp Registration is Now Open!

Kids in grades 2-5 can join us as we explore space, dinosaurs, the science of travel, engineering and more! Your curious adventurer can enjoy six weeks of camp, with a different exploration every week. Weekly sessions run June 10 through July 19. We even offer early drop off to make your life easier!

June 10-14


Dinosaurs — the good, the “bird” and the ugly

Omnivores, carnivores, herbivores and more. Is every fossil animal a dinosaur? Explore the wonder and myths surrounding these famous ancient creatures.

June 17–21

Out of this World

What’s out there? Stars, planets, galaxies, dark matter — find out what we know and how we know it as you journey through the solar system and beyond.

June 24-28

Vet 101

We’ll examine the animal world from pets to wildlife. Experience the science of caring for, observing, and protecting animals.

July 1-5

On the Move

How do we get there from here? Imagine yourself in control of a plane, train, car or boat, traveling through the science of transportation. **Important Note: There is no camp on Thursday, July 4, and the camp fee for this week is pro-rated.

July 8-12

Building Your Dreams

How do engineers create the structures we depend on for home, work, travel and fun? We’ll build from the basics to bridges to roller coasters.

July 15-19

Explore Florida — Land, Sea and History

Florida is your backyard, but what makes Florida the place everyone wants to visit? Discover our animals, our waterways and people as you find out why Florida is known as the Sunshine State.

Registration Details

  • Camps take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Museum.
  • Cost: $200 for eligible Innovator Level members (and above) of the Discovery Society; Other campers, $250. Discounted price for additional Discovery Society campers: $180.
  • Limited scholarship opportunities available for camp only. For details, contact Susan McCarthy at 941-746-4131, ext. 113 or
  • Early drop off begins at 7:45 a.m. and is $75 per camper, per week.
  • Fees are due upon registration.
  • Registration begins March 5 and is open until camps are filled. (We do keep a waiting list for camps in case there are cancellations.)
  • As you register online for camps, you will be required to fill out waiver forms for your camper. Each camper must have a completed waiver form before being able to join the camp.
  • More questions? Review our camp FAQs
  • For additional information or to register via phone, please contact Susan McCarthy at 941-746-4131, ext. 113. You may also email her at  SMCarthy@BishopScience.or