What's a summer bigger than fun?

It’s space exploration, zoo keeping, outdoor adventures, ooey gooey science experiments and so much more. Fasten your seatbelt and hold on tight because this year we’re preparing to launch more than 40 camps between our Durham and Chapel Hill Locations.

Find the Right Summer Camp

Wondering which grade to search for? Choose the grade your child will enter into in the 2018—2019 school year. Find out more with our FAQ. 

*Camps are subject to change based on availability.

Meet a Few of Our Team Members

Each day, our expert teachers will guide your camper through experiments and experiences in science, engineering, and technology, as well as give them an opportunity to blaze their own trail with self-guided activities and fun in the sun. Meet a few members of our summer camp team:


Mitch Sava

VP of Innovation and Engagement

With an Master of Public Administration from Harvard in Innovation, who better to lead a STEM-focused forward-thinking Summer Camp experience? Mitch is a core member of the executive team and excels at using design thinking to create and curate one-of-a-kind experiences for your camper!

Thomas Costello

Program Manager for Camp Experience

Thomas comes to us from North Carolina State University with 7 years of operations management experience, including at The Arts Center Summer Camp in Carrboro, NC. Creating curriculum, hiring our wonderful summer staff, and ensuring a safe and science-filled week of fun for your camper is just part of Thomas’ job at the Museum of Life and Science. We can’t think of a better person to lead the charge!

Karyn Perdue

Program Development for Summer Camp

Karyn writes out-of-this-world curriculum for our space-themed camps. With a degree in Astronomy from the University of Colorado, Karyn is now pursuing her Masters in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins. With over 7 years of education experience at places like Alder Planetarium and Yerkes Observatory, she designs amazing camps for our cosmically curious campers!

Found the Right Camp?

Registration Information

Durham Location

Durham Location

433 W. Murray Ave
Durham, NC, 27704

Chapel Hill Location

Chapel Hill Location

Montessori Community School
4512 Pope Rd,
Durham, NC 27707

Registration Dates

January 22, 2018: Museum Supporting
Member Presale

January 24, 2018: Museum Explorer
Member Presale

February 1, 2018: Open Registration

Changes and Cancellations

The Museum can grant refunds and perform session changes only when received before May 24, 2018. Each session change or refund comes with a $30.00 change/cancellation fee per camp. After May 24, 2018 we are not able to process any changes or refunds.