For Families

Rising 4th & 5th Graders

These camps include:

  • Interactions with local scientists and experts
  • Science, technology, engineering, and math content to keep young minds active
  • Hands-on science activities in COSI’s workshop rooms and exhibitions
  • Walking field trips downtown
  • Two healthy snacks and outdoor physical activities each day
  • Camp COSI t-shirt
  • Overnight experience at COSI on either Wednesday or Thursday

Pre-Visit Full Day Week Long (PDF) Pick-up/Drop-off Info (PDF) Amusement Park Science Pre-Visit

Available camps:

LEGO® Robotics

We’re going to be ramping up the robotic challenges as we spend the week designing, building, and programming robots using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS system.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 4th & 5th Graders
  • Program Date: June 2–6 (9am to 4pm) & July 21–25 (SOLD OUT)
  • Program Date: This camp will have a Wednesday overnight

Rockets & Rovers

Join us for a week of amazing experiments as we explore how NASA gathers information about our Solar System and beyond using rockets, rovers, and manned missions.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 4th & 5th Graders
  • Program Date: June 16–20 (9am to 4pm)

Video Games

Learn fundamental programming concepts and use the Scratch program to create a video game to share.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 4th & 5th Graders
  • Program Date: June 23–27 & August 4–8 (9am to 4pm) - This camp will have a Wednesday overnight

Premium Experience: Amusement Park Science

Explore the science of motion and the physics behind thrill rides, then put your knowledge (and courage) to the test with a field trip to Kings Island. Campers will have the chance to meet engineers and get the inside scoop on how they maintain thrill rides. Requires a 7:30am Thursday arrival for the trip.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 4th & 5th Graders
  • Program Date: July 14–18 (9am to 4pm)

Crime Scene Science

Explore the chemistry, physics, and biology that go into crime scene investigations as you use observation, inference, and problem-solving skills to see how crimes are solved. Includes admission to The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 4th & 5th Graders
  • Program Date: July 28–August 1 (9am to 4pm)

Engineering

Engineers are responsible for designing some of the most amazing things on our planet. We’ll create rockets, robots, and electric circuits using the tools of the trade.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 4th & 5th Graders
  • Program Date: August 11–15 (9am to 4pm)