Junior Explorers

2nd - 3rd grade

Campers are organized into groups based on registration levels and grade the camper has completed by June 2019

Some grade levels may have children from 2 different grade levels combined"  example:  Kindergarten and 1st

Note:  Children in the nursery level must be at least 4 years of age and toilet trained

        Copy of birth certificate required for children in the nursery program

Block Registration options:  All 8 Weeks  


                                            First 4 Weeks

                                            Last 4 Weeks

Session 1: July 1st – 5th (no camp on July 4)

Eclectic Experiments 

Enter the world of chemistry and physics as you create lots of chemical reactions, slimes, and other concoctions. Prepare to get messy in this action-packed week as things change color, fizz, and even explode!

Session 2: July 8th – 12th

Worldwide Wildlife 

If you love animals, this is the week for you! Explore the relationships between animals and their environment and get up close with the many species here at the museum. Dissect various plants and investigate their role in our local ecosystem too. 

Session 3: July 15th -19th

Construction Conundrums  

Calling all builders! In this engineering-focused week, you’ll construct bridges, catapults and more to test your skills. Compete with other campers in various challenges to see whose designs come out on top.

Session 4: July 22nd – 26th

Commotion in the Ocean 

Discover the exciting wildlife within our local Manhasset Bay! Prepare to get wet as you wade for fish, hunt for crabs, and learn the many adaptations it takes to survive the ever-changing intertidal zone. 

Session 5: July 29th – August 2nd

Race to Space

Launch into the unknown in this week dedicated to space! Discover how we’ve advanced from flight to rocketry, and explore planets, stars, and constellations in our StarLab planetarium. Venture into the possibilities of living on Mars and the difficulties that may ensue.  

Session 6: August 5th – 9th

Surviving and Thriving

Explore our beautiful 36-acre preserve as learn how to thrive outdoors. Get in touch with nature as you learn how to build fires, shelters, and become knowledgeable of other essential survival skills as you work together in the woods. 

Session 7: August 12th – 16th

Journey to the Center of the Earth 

Discover the incredible wonders hiding just beneath the surface of the Earth. Get your hands dirty as we learn about dinosaurs, rocks, and the tremendous power of natural forces. 

Session 8: August 19th – 23rd

Savvy Science

Science doesn’t always have to be in a lab. Learn all kinds of science experiments that you can do with the stuff you already have in your home! 



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Manhasset NY, 11030






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