Camps@Home

The Museum’s Camps@Home programs combine online and self-guided activities throughout an entire week for kids aged four through eighth grade.

Combining virtual face-to-face and self-guided activities, Camps@Home engage your child with three 30-minute online sessions throughout the day with two hours of additional activities for your child to do on his or her own time. Each camp offers two different sessions per week to give you the choice for a schedule that best meets your needs.

In addition, each Camps@Home program will feature special activities that you’ve come to expect from the Museum of Life and Science, like live animal interactions, meet a scientist, behind-the-scenes tours at the Museum, or special presentations in our exhibits by our expert educators.

All Camps@Home programs are $125 for the week. Some camps include a materials kit shipped to your door for an additional $25.

Looking for more details about how it all works, what to expect, and technical requirements, check out our Camps@Home FAQ page.

Two campers using computers

PreK – K

Astro-Tots

June 15-19, June 22–26

Calling all astronauts! Join new friends to navigate through the solar system, make stops to explore different planetary environments, and dive deep into the stories told by the night sky. This camp is sure to be a blast!

Price: $125

Daily face-to-face schedule:

Session A:
9:00–9:30am, 12:00–12:30pm, 2:00–2:30pm

Session B:
10:00–10:30am, 1:00–1:30pm, 3:00–3:30pm


This program is Hands-On:
 Parent or caregiver should be with the camper to offer immediate help and co-guidance.

Mini Engineers

June 22–26, June 29–July 3

Tinker, make, imagine! This program will give your engineer the confidence to explore the world around them through the eyes of a tinkerer! Through paper crafts, shapes and structures, and creating puppets, your camper will learn to find ways to overcome barriers in the world around them through the power of tinkering! We’ll provide all the project materials and ship them to your door.

Price: $125
+$25 materials fee/kit shipped to your door

Daily face-to-face schedule:

Session A:
9:00–9:30am, 12:00–12:30pm, 2:00–2:30pm

Session B:
10:00–10:30am, 1:00–1:30pm, 3:00–3:30pm

This program is Hands-On: Parent or caregiver should be with the camper to offer immediate help and co-guidance.

Let’s Create

June 8-12, June 15-19

Join us as we use science and art to explore the world all around us. We’ll learn about color theory, make color wheels, sculpt with crayons and clay, and create unique textured mosaics. Some days might get messy (mud painting!), but they’re all sure to be fun!

Price: $125

Daily face-to-face schedule:

Session A:
9:00–9:30am, 12:00–12:30pm, 2:00–2:30pm

Session B:
10:00–10:30am, 1:00–1:30pm, 3:00–3:30pm


This program is Hands-On:
Parent or caregiver should be with the camper to offer immediate help and co-guidance.

1st & 2nd Grade

Junior Animators

June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22–26

Join us as we create animations and stories using MIT’s coding program for kids, Scratch. We will learn programming skills to create animations using character sprites, sounds, animated movements, and more. Using our new skills, we will create animated habitats, unique characters, and special stories with Scratch!

Price: $125

Daily face-to-face schedule:

Session A: 9:00–11:00am
Session B: 1:00–3:00pm

This program is Phone-On: Parent or caregiver should be in the same house with a mobile phone on for notifications. 

 

Artist’s Laboratory

June 15-19, June 22–26, June 29 – July 3

From the chemistry of color to the physics of light, art and science connect in so many ways! Join us as we link these two disciplines by learning how to extract pigments from natural materials, using math skills to create mosaics and mandalas, and experimenting with a variety of printmaking methods. All of these techniques will help us create art and a unique final project!

Price: $125

Daily face-to-face schedule:

Session A:
9:00–9:30am, 12:00–12:30pm, 2:00–2:30pm

Session B:
10:00–10:30am, 1:00–1:30pm, 3:00–3:30pm
 

This program is Eyes-On: Parent or caregiver should be close enough to observe and provide help if needed.

Tinker Explorers

June 22–26, June 29 – July 3

Are you ready to become an Engineer? Come tinker and explore different types of engineering while making new friends! Use the tinker kit we send to your doorstep to explore the many uses of everyday objects. We’ll learn to build strong structures, harness electricity with paper circuits, and create soft landings by designing and testing miniature parachutes. We’ll provide all the project materials and ship them to your door.

Price: $125
+$25 materials fee/kit shipped to your door

Daily face-to-face schedule:

Session A:
9:00–9:30am, 12:00–12:30pm, 2:00–2:30pm

Session B:
10:00–10:30am, 1:00–1:30pm, 3:00–3:30pm


This program is Eyes-On:
Parent or caregiver should be close enough to observe and provide help if needed.

Mission to Space

June 8-12, June 15-19, June 29 – July 3

Get your space explorer ready for a mission through the universe. We will look at our solar system to find the answers to their questions about the universe. What does it take to become a real rocket scientist? What’s the deal with black holes? Is there life on other planets? We’ll explore all this and more on our Mission to Space!

Price: $125

Daily face-to-face schedule:

Session A: 9:00–9:30am, 12:00–12:30pm, 2:00–2:30pm

Session B: 10:00–10:30am, 1:00–1:30pm, 3:00–3:30pm

This program is Eyes-On: Parent or caregiver should be close enough to observe and provide help if needed.

 

3rd–5th Grade

Minecraft Masters

June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22–26

Minecraft enthusiasts: are you ready to build, battle, and discover a whole new side of the Minecraft universe? Each day we will take on a new challenge as we learn to explore, build, survive, and investigate together using Minecraft: Education Edition. In the end, we will collaborate to create our own in-game Museum of Life and Minecraft!

Price: $125

Daily face-to-face schedule:

Session A: 9:00–11:00am

Session B: 1:00–3:00pm

 

This program is Phone-On: Parent or caregiver should be in the same house with a mobile phone on for notifications. 

Scientific Artist

June 8-12, June 15-19, June 29 – July 3

See art through the eyes of a scientist! We will create new three-dimensional shapes through the exploration of phases of matter, incorporate geometry when we design mosaics, and create new colors when we make our own paints and pigments. Our final project will be a scientific art exhibit to show off our creations and the science behind them!

Price: $125

Daily face-to-face schedule:

Session A: 9:00–9:30am, 12:00–12:30pm, 2:00–2:30pm

Session B: 10:00–10:30am, 1:00–1:30pm, 3:00–3:30pm


This program is Eyes-On:
Parent or caregiver should be close enough to observe and provide help if needed.

Innovative Inventors

June 15-19, June 22–26, June 29 – July 3

Let’s build the tools we need to see problems and design their solutions! Through tinkering, we can learn to use materials in new ways, and create projects we never even imagined! With the included tinker kit, we will learn how to create paper circuits, modeling clay structures, cardboard creations, and more projects that help you see the world through the eyes of a tinker! We’ll provide all the project materials and ship them to your door.

Price: $125
+$25 materials fee/kit shipped to your door

Daily face-to-face schedule:

Session A: 9:00–9:30am, 12:00–12:30pm, 2:00–2:30pm

Session B: 10:00–10:30am, 1:00–1:30pm, 3:00–3:30pm


This program is Phone-On:
Parent or caregiver should be in the same house with a mobile phone on for notifications. 

Mystery at the Museum

June 22–26, June 29–July 3

Something BIG has gone missing at the Museum… can you help us crack the case? Using real forensic methods like fingerprint dusting, chromatography, and DNA extraction, we will explore the evidence and make hypotheses in their investigative journals. Join us as we examine clues, solve puzzles, and unravel this mystery together! We’ll provide all the project materials and ship them to your door.

Price: $125
+$25 materials fee/kit shipped to your door

Daily face-to-face schedule:

Session A: 9:00–9:30am, 12:00–12:30pm, 2:00–2:30pm

Session B: 10:00–10:30am, 1:00–1:30pm, 3:00–3:30pm

This program is Phone-On: Parent or caregiver should be in the same house with a mobile phone on for notifications. 

6th–8th Grade

MineCoders

June 8–12, June 15–19, June 29–July 3

Minecraft experts, get ready for some building and coding adventures using Minecraft: Education Edition! We’ll dig into the code behind the game to manipulate the Minecraft universe. Using Microsoft’s MakeCode block-based programming software, we will code and create a whole new in-game experience! This camp is recommended for campers with experience playing Minecraft.

Price: $125

Daily face-to-face schedule:

Session A: 9:00–11:00am

Session B: 1:00–3:00pm

This program is Phone-On: Parent or caregiver should be in the same house with a mobile phone on for notifications.

Science of Sleuthing

June 15–19, June 22–26

There’s a mystery afoot, and we need your enquiring mind to join in the investigation as we use real forensic methods to crack the case. We will collect biometric evidence like dental impressions and DNA, along with analyzing chemical clues to solve this puzzle! We’ll provide all the project materials and ship them to your door.

Price: $125
+$25 materials fee/kit shipped to your door

Daily face-to-face schedule:

Session A: 9:00–9:30am, 12:00–12:30pm, 2:00–2:30pm

Session B: 10:00–10:30am, 1:00–1:30pm, 3:00–3:30pm

 

This program is Phone-On: Parent or caregiver should be in the same house with a mobile phone on for notifications. 

Tinker, Maker, Engineer

June 22–26, June 29–July 3

Let’s take tinkering to the next level! With our all-materials-included tinker kit, you’ll see new possibilities in the simple materials around you! Cardboard will become cool contraptions, toothpicks will become girders in a soaring skyscraper, and a simple piece of paper helps create an awesome electrical circuit. We’ll hand you the tools you need to see problems and design solutions in Tinker, Maker, Engineer!

Price: $125
+$25 materials fee/kit shipped to your door

Daily face-to-face schedule:

Session A: 9:00–9:30am, 12:00–12:30pm, 2:00–2:30pm

Session B: 10:00–10:30am, 1:00–1:30pm, 3:00–3:30pm


This program is Phone-On:
Parent or caregiver should be in the same house with a mobile phone on for notifications.