Summer Science Experience:
Nursery - 3rd Grade
Campers will be organized into independent groups based on the grade level completed by June 2014. Each camper group has one adult teacher and one high school or college age counselor, and group sizes remain small—generally seventeen campers or below per group. Material is adjusted appropriately for each age group, featuring more complex experiments and projects based on the weekly theme as campers grow older.
June 30 - July 3*
Learn how much fun science can be as you perform "weird" experiments. Discover the secrets behind chemistry and physics. Make blobs of goo, try your hand at making a "super bubble" and cause a reaction that explodes! *No camp on July 4th.
July 7 - July 11
Ecosystems and Animals
Learn why each of the Museum's insects, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds, can succeed in one habitat but not another. Discover how plants, from the smallest flower to the tallest tree, are critical to sustaining our ecosystems?
July 14 - July 18
Explore our beachfront on Manhasset Bay with nets and shovels and see the amazing diversity of the animals that call it home. Get sandy and wet as you catch fish, dig up crabs, and discover what lurks near our shores.
July 21 - July 25
Space & Flight
Blast off to the edge of the solar system and beyond. Enter Starlab to hear ancient myths about the constellations and get an up close look at the planets in our solar system. Learn how planes glide and rockets soar.
July 28 - August 1
Learn the secrets behind various scientific mysteries. Discover how magnets work, boats float and how to make water disappear? Become a forensic scientist to help solve a crime at the Museum.
August 4- August 8
A week of fun based on the trailblazing spirit of early America. Wagon rides, shelter building, orienteering and candle making are tasks we will be trying. Learn how to build and cook a sweet treat over an open fire.
August 11 - August 15
Discover how changes in the earth and the forces of nature could have affected the dinosaurs. Examine what causes earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis. Become a paleontologist as you help uncover the real bones of a Titanothere in our lab.
August 18 - August 15
Science from A to Z
Do you love all kinds of science? If so, then come to our last week of camp. Campers get to pick which experiments to perform. Topics range from Astronomy to Zoology and everything in between.
1 Day Programs
August 25 - August 28
Different Topic Each Day
Want to continue your child's camp experience? Then this is the week for you. There will be a different subject for each day, and you can choose to register for either 1 day, 2 days, or all four days. Register by calling 516-627-9400 ext 10.