Let the Countdown to Summer Begin.

Did you know our week-long summer camps start the week of June 11th? If you haven’t already locked down your seats for space exploration, zoo keeping and outdoor adventures, now is the time. Keep scrolling to learn more about our camp offerings in Durham and Chapel Hill. Register today before camps fill up!

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!

Lauren Aucther

Program Manager for Camp Experience

Lauren comes to us with over 8 years of education experience both in and out of the classroom working at Morehead Planetarium and Florida public schools. Creating curriculum, hiring our wonderful summer staff, and ensuring a safe and science-filled week of fun for your camper is just part of Lauren’s 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?

Contact Us

Durham Location

Durham Location

433 W. Murray Ave Durham, NC, 27704 919.220.5429

Chapel Hill Location

Chapel Hill Location

Montessori Community School 4512 Pope Rd, Durham, NC 27707 919.493.8541


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.