When school is out, COSI is in! COSI’s School’s Out Camps provide the perfect opportunity for campers to stay scientific outside of school. Single day camps offered, Each camp includes 2 daily snacks and all supplies. Parents and caregivers, please pack a lunch for your camper.

Fees:
Single Day Camps: $60 - Members | $65 - Non-Members

Wrap Around Care:
Wrap around care is optional if the camp day does not align with your busy schedule! During wrap around care, campers will be able to participate in open play. Campers may bring books to read, but no electronics will be allowed (phones, tablets or game systems).

Afternoon 4:00pm - 5:30pm - $10 per day (A snack will be provided)

Tech Studio Camps:
Camp is for 6th - 8th grade,
Max of 25 students in each date
Price will be $70 (members) and $75 (non-members)

Single Day Pre-Visit Information

Reservations close at 6am the day of camp or once the camp sells out. Walk up sales are not permitted. You must be pre-registered to attend camp.

Thanksgiving Break

November 21st, 2018 - Eco-Adventures

Get close – really close – with the science of living things with a very special day at COSI. In this adventurous day camp, we’ll learn more about the habitats that surround us as we explore connections between living things and their adaptations. Plus, we’ll get an exclusive, up-close look at COSI’s living animal collection!

Reserve Camp K-5

Holiday Break

December 21st, 2018 - Inside Engineering

Design it, built it, test it! In this hands-on engineering camp, we’ll practice the engineering design process to build amazing structures like catapults, towers, and the surprising power of the simple machines that surround us.

Reserve Camp K-5

December 26th, 2018 – Gross Science

What’s happening inside of your body right this second? During this totally engrossing camp, we’ll learn about the how gross the human body can be with hands-on experiments and surprising demonstrations that reveal what exactly is happening to all that holiday food…

Reserve Camp K-5

December 27th, 2018 – Super Hero Science

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nah, it’s super-science! Ready to bring “impossible” super powers to life? Join COSI’s “Hero Training” to learn how the real science that surrounds us can make things levitate, stretch, and even fly!

Reserve Camp K-5

December 28th, 2018 - Messy Science

Dress for a mess in this extra-slimy chemistry camp! Together, we’ll make things pop, foam, and ooze as we explore the properties of solids, liquids, and gasses! Plus, you’ll get to create and take home your very own COSI slime!

Reserve Camp K-5

Holiday Break - New Year

January 2nd, 2019 – Cold Science

It might be chilly outside, but the real cold is at COSI! In this frigid day camp, we’ll get colder than anywhere on Earth as we explore the freezing cold science of liquid nitrogen, ice, and snow!

Reserve Camp K-5

January 3rd, 2019 – Rocket Science

It’s not rocket science… er, well…! Keep your winter break airborne with COSI’s Rocket Science camp as we explore lift, thrust, and drag, and put our aerial knowledge to the test by designing, building, and launching our own rockets!

Reserve Camp K-5

January 4th, 2019 – C.S.I.

Step into the crime of the century and put your observation skills to the test as we discover the science that crime scene investigators use to solve real mysteries! Explore pH, fingerprints, observations, inferences, and more to crack the case!

Reserve Camp K-5

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 21st, 2019 – Dinosaurs!

Aspiring paleontologists will enjoy discovering dinosaurs, fossils, and excavating as we stomp back in time to see how dinosaurs lived and died. Plus, you’ll get to visit the renowned American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery for an up-close look at this world-class collection.

Reserve Camp K-5

January 21st, 2019 – Electronics Prototyping

Receive an introduction to the Arduino language and construct basic circuits using the Arduino Uno microcontroller and solderless breadboard. Also, learn to write code to take input from sensors and control LED lights.

Reserve Camp 6-8

Presidents Day

February 18th, 2019 – Robotics

What is a robot? How do they work? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we explore the world of robotics. Campers will work in teams to program pre-built robots through a series of challenges. Kindergarten through second grade campers will be working with Bee Bots and third through fifth grade campers will be working with LEGO EV3 robots

Reserve Camp K-5

February 18th, 2019 – Electronics Prototyping

Plug into the world of electronics and learn how the components in your everyday devices are wired and programmed. Campers will build a foundation in circuitry and JavaScript coding with Micro:bit and apply their new skills by programming sensors and LED lights

Reserve Camp 4-5

Spring Break

March 25th, 2019 - Chemistry

Solids, liquids and gasses, oh my! Explore all three phases of matter as we look into molecules as well as chemical and physical changes. Mix, fizz, pop, foam, and ooze as we explore solids, liquids, and gasses to explore how they combine. Campers will also create and take home some COSI Super Slime of your own!

Reserve Camp K-5

March 26th, 2019 - Move it and Grove It

Have a human body? Then figure out how it works! In this whole body camp, we’ll get moving to explore the inner workings of the human body and how we keep our “human machines” in tip top shape: health, nutrition, fitness, and wellness.

Reserve Camp K-5

March 27th, 2019 - The Science of Mythical Creatures

Spend the day imagining as we explore tales of mythical creatures and use our zoological skills to examine how these and other “cryptids” resemble the animals we know! Naturally, we’ll visit the American Museum of Natural History Special Exhibition Gallery to explore the Mythical Creatures exhibition for life-sized models of krakens, unicorns, dragons, and mermaids!

Reserve Camp K-5

March 27th, 2019 - Video Games

Are you an aspiring video game designer? During this camp, campers will learn to create video game characters, discuss the fundamentals of game theory, and explore basic video game coding with MIT’s Scratch.

Reserve Camp 6-8

March 28th, 2019 - Be an Astronaut

Join astronaut boot camp in this stellar day camp and you’ll never see the night sky the same way again! Travel throughout our solar system and beyond on your way to becoming the next space explorer.

Reserve Camp K-5

March 29th, 2019 - Silly Science

Get a hands-on lesson in COSI classics as we explore spectacular science experiments! In this day camp, we’ll dive deep into chemistry, physics, and more as you learn the secrets behind some of COSI’s most well-loved science.

Reserve Camp K-5

March 29th, 2019 - Video Games

Are you an aspiring video game designer? During this camp, campers will learn to create video game characters, discuss the fundamentals of game theory, and explore basic video game coding with MIT’s Scratch.

Reserve Camp 4-5

Good Friday

April 19th, 2019 – Space Exploration!

Join us we take a tour of our “stellar neighborhood,” exploring the solar system that we call home. Plus, learn more about how humans have explored the great unknown of outer space yesterday, today, and tomorrow!

Reserve Camp K-5

April 19th, 2019 – Robotics

What is a robot? How do they work? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we explore the world of robotics. Campers will work in teams to program pre-built robots through a series of challenges using LEGO EV3 robots.

Reserve Camp 6-8

Memorial Day Week

May 28th, 2019 – Nano Science

Miniscule… tiny… itty-bitty… How small is small? See how everyday things in a new light as we shed new light on the unseen world too small for our eyes. In this surprising day camp, we’ll see how everyday things – like butterfly wings and nail polish – look very different on a nano-scale.

Reserve Camp K-5

May 29th, 2019 – Robotics

What is a robot? How do they work? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we explore the world of robotics. Campers will work in teams to program pre-built robots through a series of challenges. Kindergarten through second grade campers will be working with Bee Bots and third through fifth grade campers will be working with LEGO EV3 robots

Reserve Camp K-5

May 30th, 2019 – Science of Art

What does art have to do with science? Find out as we bring the world of color to life. Explore hue, paint, pixels, and more in this creative camp perfect for budding artists and fans of letting loose!

Reserve Camp K-5

May 31st, 2019 – Chemistry

Solids, liquids and gasses, oh my! Explore all three phases of matter as we look into molecules as well as chemical and physical changes. Mix, fizz, pop, foam, and ooze as we explore solids, liquids, and gasses to explore how they combine. Campers will also create and take home some COSI Super Slime of your own!

Reserve Camp K-5

Cancellation Policy:
If you can’t attend your single-day camp, contact COSI at least 24 hours before your program. COSI will attempt to reschedule you into an open session. Refunds are not available. COSI can only reschedule a missed camp once. COSI may cancel sessions if participant minimums are not met. Registered participants will be informed two weeks in advance and will receive a full refund.


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